Weather and work


So…what are the ties between weather and work?

I recently returned from my annual storm chase vacation in America’s heartland, and I was reminded once more that weather often has an impact on our work lives. Here are three previous posts on those themes:

1. Labors of Love: Chasing Tornadoes (2008) — About folks who chase tornadoes for a living, at least for a chunk of the year!

2. Working in a blizzard (2010) — It means different things to different workers.

3. Waiting for Irene with geeky gadgets and water bottles (2011) — Waiting for a hurricane has a way putting everything else on hold.

By the way, that’s a tornado lowering behind me in central Colorado two weeks ago!

4 responses

    • I’m terrible at judging distances (another reason why I sign up for tours with expert guides), but in this case maybe a mile-plus away?

      The first time I went on a storm chase, our group unintentionally got too close to a quickly lowering tornado that was moving in our direction (a few hundred yards — within the outer circulation), and we had to quickly hop into the vans and drive through a nasty rain & hail core to escape it. Gosh that was a rush!

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