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Lamb To Lion

Posted Monday, March 31, 2008, at 7:02 AM

When I was a kid growing up in Omaha, truisms were shared and I remember quite a few of them still. "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush", "one mans trash is another mans treasure", "a penny saved is a penny earned", and "beauty is only skin deep" are just a sample of sayings that have stuck with me over the years.

Weather forecasting is done much the same isn't it? "April showers bring May flowers" would indicate to me that it will rain in April followed by nice May sunshine and warming temperatures, and with very few exceptions, the truism is in fact...true. From the accuracy of the weather guessers I've observed so far in Nebraska, the extended forecast usually isn't much more accurate.

Our first March in Nebraska is following another weather truism most of us are familiar with. "If March comes in like a lamb, it goes out like a lion" is proving to be pretty accurate. March 1 was a beautiful day in the area if you recall, and I see this morning that McCook is under a winter weather advisory to start the last day of the month. Once again weather history repeats itself in way that reinforces the lamb to lion truism of March weather.

I suppose there are other weather truisms beyond "red sky at night, sailors delight - red sky at morning, sailor take warning", but I can't recall any at the moment, but I wonder if there are some here in Nebraska I should be aware of with the upcoming severe storm season? After all, the weather forecast often seems about as accurate.

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