Weather, By the Hour
Published on November 1, 2011 by Sara Foss

Over at the DG, I write about my obsession with the hour-by-hour forecast.

Here's an excerpt:

"Whenever there’s rain or snow in the forecast, I check the weather forecast. I especially like to check the hour-by-hour summary, which provides detailed information on exactly when it’s supposed to snow or rain. That way, if I plan to go hiking, I’ll know whether it’s going to rain all day or from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., and then again from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Recently, I found myself studying the hour-by-hour page in the days leading up to a long-awaited hike.

'It’s supposed to rain on Saturday,' my friend and hiking companion said.

'Yeah,' I said, 'but only at noon, and then at 4 p.m.'

'What are you looking at?' my friend asked.

'The hour-by-hour,' I said, and explained how to find it.

My friend spent a few minutes studying the hour-by-hour. Then she said, 'This is ridiculous.'"

Click here to read the whole thing.

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