Man, It’s Windy Outside

We are having one of those blow your skirt up, sweep your hat off and slam you sideways into a building kind of days in New York.  At any given moment the Harry Potter dementors could easily descend upon us in a swift cyclone to slowly steal our souls away— only without the rain for once! Yes, the weather forecast for today and tomorrow is “WINDY” (italics and all!), but AccuWeather has supplemented this forecast with a Fire Weather Watch!

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS OF UP TO 35 TO 40 MPH AND RELATIVE HUMDITIES FROM 20 TO 30 PERCENT ARE LIKELY ON THURSDAY…AND AS A RESULT A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

Growing up we saw the docket of weather warnings and severe storms, but never can I recall a full-fledged FIRE WEATHER WATCH.  Shiver me timbers! Forget whatever day your religion or spiritual practice sets aside for atonement and get to it before the fiery (and apparently windy) gates of hell open up and take us all! I can only conclude that this is Senator Levin’s retribution for whatever “shitty” answers Goldman Sachs financers gave at the Senate hearings yesterday. Thanks for bringing good karma back to the city, boys.

And yes, it really is that damn windy. I apparently made such an appalling face when I left my office building today that some gentlemen dressed in a three-piece suit (heart Mad Men!) and eerily looked like Tiger Woods came up to me and sympathetically said, “Smile! Tomorrow will be a better day!” He definitely didn’t get the FIRE WEATHER WATCH memo!

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