World and Nation

Super Tuesday

Super Tuesday

Whether you are an Obama or Clinton fan (or even a McCain supporter), there should be at least one thing everybody can agree on today: weather-wise, it’s a super Tuesday. Today features sunny skies, seasonably warm temperatures, and a light wind. If there were to be a vote for the best weather condition, I would argue today’s weather (OK, maybe a wee-bit warmer) would appease the largest number of people on campus. Slightly hotter would likely make anyone participating in an outdoor activity too sweaty and uncomfortable. If slightly cooler, some pedestrians may find the air has some bite.

How long will these “super” conditions persist? Only one more day. (Though, tomorrow may win the optimal-weather-conditions primary.) By Thursday, cloudy skies and showers return. Hey, the weather machine can only hold off the rain for so long. No, the aforementioned weather machine is not that white ball above the Green Building, but the broad area of high pressure to our west. Once this departs, our “shields will be down captain,” and, as a result, a Nor’easter is likely to develop on Friday. (Disclaimer: forecast uncertainties are rarely constant, i.e. the further the forecast, in general, the greater the uncertainty.) At some point Friday, there seems to be a significant likelihood for a period of heavy rain. An optimist view: a storm like that only makes us appreciate days like today. Enjoy.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s°F. (9°C).

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s°F (20°C).

Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s°F (11°C).

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s°F (20°C).

Friday: Rain likely. Highs in the upper 50s°F (15°C).