Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Dueling forecasts

Now that we're inside the five-day forecast window, it's time for me to begin obsessing about the weather on marathon day. You see, I hate running races in rain - mainly because wet feet equals blisters. But if the rain holds off, if it doesn't heat up too much, and if we have cool overcast conditions, it may just be a perfect marathon weather day:

Intellicast says for Saturday:
Few showers. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.

Wunderground says for Saturday (I like this one the best!):
8AM: 56 degrees, 82% humidity, 7 mph winds, 20% chance of precipitation, chance of rain.
2PM: 72 degrees, 39% humidity, 7 mph winds, 14% chance of precipitation, partly cloudy.

Weatherbug says:
I dunno. My Weatherbug isn't working right. :-( Maybe I'll re-install it.
Aha! That worked! Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.

5 comments:

TxSkatemom said...

highs in the 70s??? please can you make it cool down a few more degrees before the 30th?? Yeah, like you can, and if you could, like you'd waste a weather-change on someone else's marathon!!

I wish you cool breezes, clear skies and no hills!

Flatman said...

Good luck with the voodoo (I mean weather forecasting)...!

TriFeist said...

You wainted until 5 days out? Jeepers, Nancy, there are several 10 or 15 day forcasts out there. It doesn't matter that they are unreliable. You could have been obsession for weeks longer.

May the weather gods smile upon your race. Cool weather makes such a difference.

Brett said...

Have a great race!

'Zilla said...

Whatever happens with the weather (and take this from someone who knows), it's still your race. Honestly, as long as you dress smartly, you're going to ROCK. Be tough, be strong, and bring 'er home.