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I was also debating on “Here Comes The Sun” as a potential blog title, but that seemed a bit cliché and overused so I switched it up a bit in the name of originality. 

I posted a tweet yesterday mostly as a joke making a reference to amphicars, and then realized the vast majority of people may have no clue what an amphicar actually is. They’re a big deal back where I’m from in Ohio. My hometown is actually on a sizable lake.  Grand Lake St. Marys is actually one of the largest man-made lakes ever dug in Ohio. It also has serious algae issues more often than not because it’s super shallow, but that’s a different story for a different day. 

Anyway, the point here is that there’s always a lake festival every year and part of the festival involves all the amphicar owners coming and driving into the lake and going for a little cruise. I’ve never been in an amphicar, but they’re really cool to look at and just the sheer thought of a car-boat combination is just sweet. We really need a modern day version of that. 

It’s January 4, 2019 and HSV has already seen 1.29” of rain this month. Keep that in mind when considering the average monthly rainfall for January is 4.89” Since December 1, 2018 HSV has recorded over 11 inches of rain. 

With that being said, it is finally time to put the rain in the past and actually look forward a weekend for once. If you remember from the month in review blog it rained essentially every weekend in December. 

An area of low pressure will push through the Tennessee Valley this afternoon and continue to push east tomorrow. Behind the low CAA will take over and drier air will filter in. This means clouds will clear tonight and temperatures will drop into the mid and upper 30s. A ridge of high pressure will build Saturday and Sunday allowing for clear blue skies. With the ridge beginning to move east on Sunday slight southerly flow will take over which may introduce a few clouds, but more importantly we’ll warm to well above average numbers in the low and mid-60s. 

On that note the CPC is keeping us above average through the middle part of the month. This is normally the coldest part of the year so I’m not complaining. 

 

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