I don't know Stuart. But, as often happens in Flagstaff, I know people who know Stuart.
We're a one-degree-of-separation kind of town.
Stu has a blog. It's about the weather. I read it every day. And I look at his weather instrument data everyday. Stu's got way more toys to measure weather-stuff than I do. And, from my perspective, he knows a heck of a lot more about the weather than I do, too. I'm pretty wonky about weather. But Stu makes me look pretty much clueless.
He's kinda become my hero.
But then, today, he posts up this pessimistic crap:
"So, where does that leave us for the winter? Sorry folks. As of the start of September, it appears this winter will be near climitological normals for temperature. Now, the global outlook is for a colder than normal winter. This may cause Northern Arizona to be colder than normal. I’m just not sure. I doubt it will be warmer. This cooling trend is being driven by a very weak solar cycle among other things.
"On the precipitation side, we will be dry. Probably very dry. December – February may see precipitation totals of less than 1.5 inches. I won’t be buying a season pass at Snowbowl."
To which I must say: WHATEVER, Stu!
Might need to find me a new guru...