Well, it’s a series of musings about Newfoundland and Labrador weather and climate, from the perspective of someone who enjoys disaster weather and our impulsive, unforgiving atmosphere. I plan to add occasional short pieces about impressive events, climate trends, local conditions, and analyses of folk belief – as long as I can get data, I’m happy to look at anything from ranking storms to assessing the predictive power of dogberry bushes. I expect to add something roughly once a month, time permitting.
Professionally, I’m a climatologist with Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Dept of Geography. Privately, I’m that guy who won’t shut up about his favorite snowstorms and hurricanes.
About the name: it’s a bad music/weather nerd joke – as in ‘the Newfoundland forecast sounds like a Steve Reich composition’. Specifically, this one:
I’ll let you know when I come up with a better one.