Writing about the weather

I’m not proud of this, but I read a weather blog every day. If you live in the Pacific Northwest, it’s hard to make the weather interesting to read about. In the winter, it’s generally “high 52, low 48…rain, changing to showers.” We have the Puget Sound convergence zone to talk about, and the changing snow elevation in the mountains, but that’s about it.

The blog is good because the writers love weather. A couple of them may love weather but they don’t know how to sound like they love it, and so their posts are pretty lame.

You can make art out of the weather forecast, it’s true. If you believe that, find what you love, what you’re passionate about, and let your freak flag fly.

If you’re not interested enough about it, no one else will be. People don’t learn art in school, they learn it in life.¬†Average, mediocre…this is not art, not the kind of forecast I’ll spend my precious time reading. You need to care about it first if you want me to.

About pinklightsabre

William Pearse publishes memoir, travel journals, poetry and prose, and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
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1 Response to Writing about the weather

  1. rossmurray1 says:

    I think we need a link.


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