So, I get up about 6 am and look out at the sky while plucking the morning newspaper from the front porch. Hum...methinks I better check Da Weather.
So.....The NWS Weather Wonks are all a-buzz about an incoming cold front. What I read in this morning's discussion was a shock and will cause us both to completely repack and re-rig for our departure today. Check this out: (NWS writes in ALL CAPS. Bold emphasis was added by me.)
THE STORY THEN BECOMES HOW COOL - OR COLD DEPENDING ON THE POINT OF VIEW - IT WILL BE TONIGHT AND ESPECIALLY MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY MORNING. TONIGHT...LOWS WILL BE IN THE 30S AND 40S WITH SOME OF THE COLDER SPOTS LIKE STANLEY...COPPER BASIN AND HORTON PEAK BELOW FREEZING. TEMPERATURES MONDAY NIGHT WILL BE RUNNING ABOUT 5 TO 10 DEGREES COLDER. PORTIONS OF THE MIDDLE AND UPPER SNAKE PLAIN CURRENTLY HAVE FORECAST LOWS CLOSER TO FREEZING AND THE COLDEST SPOTS IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS NEAR 20 DEGREES. THAT WOULD PUT PLACES LIKE POCATELLO...IDAHO FALLS AND REXBURG CLOSE TO RECORD LOWS FOR THE 24TH.
Say What? Somehow this major change in the weather really sneaked up on us. I guess we fell asleep at the wheel (or mouse, as the case may be). Sooo....what was it we were saying about an early fall? Hum...I guess that Early Fall Hypothesis is no longer conjecture. Time to break out all of the cold weather gear again and to prepare for windy, wet and cold conditions while paddling on the Salmon River. Who knew?
LBR Maggie's photos sure touched off a tsunami of emotions here in Idaho Falls. What fun that was. We sent out those photos to various contacts with the email title "F-N-A." We rec'd an inquiry today as to what the acronym means. You know how we love acronyms. Well, "Fun 'N' Adventure" is one meaning and "Forever 'N' Always" is the other. The pronunciation is pretty straightforward for this acronym. We will add it to the Glossary soon.
Golly Gee, that weather forecast has changed the whole tenor and pace of our day. No longer will we be able to kick back and have a Leisure Day. Nope, it's time to amp it up, shift latitudes and attitudes and rig for a whole different scene that what we expected only yesterday. My, how quickly such things can change in this neck of the woods.