Some of you might say ANY weather is sewing weather, but some of us Seattle-ites like to take advantage of every sunny moment to get outside. Do you check the weather forecast to decide which days or time of day you sew? I do! I can’t always time it perfectly, but I at least consider weather when planning my sewing week.
Enter Mr. Weather on Capital Hill. If there is one thing I can really appreciate it, it is a geek. And Mr. Weather is a TOTAL weather geek. In the best possible way of course. 😉
SewMaris: Mr. Weather, what made you first getÂ interested in weather?
Mr. Weather: I worked in chemical sales for nearly 40 years, and I flew around the country on a weekly basis. Since I traveled so much, I was always interested in what the weather was going to be like at my destinations.
SewMaris:Â I didn’t even know a regular type citizen could evenbuy a weather station! I thought they were only for TV and radio stations.
Mr. Weather: No, not at all.Â You can buy a very basic station that just gives you the the temperature and wind speed, and that was the first kind of weather stationÂ I hadÂ when we lived in Illinois.Â Then in 2010Â my wife bought me a new system which is WAY cooler, very small (see pix above!), and transmits all the data wirelessly directly to my computer.
SewMaris: Wow. Too cool! What do you like most about weather and your station?
Mr. Weather: I love the technology of it. I guess I am kind of geeky, because I love linking the station to my computer.Â (yep, that counts as high-geek-dom, Mr. Weather. 🙂 )
SewMaris: Well, what’s next for the Mr. WeatherÂ station on Capital Hill?
Mr. Weather: The next step is to add an outdoor webcam, andÂ then a live webcam. That will beÂ REALLY cool!
There you have it, dearÂ readers. Mr. Weather is as geeky about weather as I am about sewing. And I check his update every day while drinking my morning coffee. From one geek to another, thanks for sharing, Mr. Weather!