Kansas, Where You Get All Four Seasons In A Day
Okay, let’s play a game.
I want you to tell me what you think the most difficult job in the world is. Now, I’m sure all of you had some really good answers, but you’re wrong. How do I know? Because I’m certain that none of you reading this said, “A meteorologist in Kansas”. Okay, okay, I’m kidding. Sort of. I know this isn’t the most difficult job in the world by a long shot, but I can tell you that if I got paid as a Kansas meteorologist, purely based on accuracy, I’d owe the news network A LOT of money at the end of the year.
Kansas might be one of the few places on earth where you can experience all four seasons within 24 hours.
I believe I’m part of the minority, but I would be completely content living 365 days of the year with clear skies, sunshine, and heat (I’m working on that). I’d be okay if I never saw another drop of precipitation. Now, if you’re someone who loves rain storms, snow, tornadoes, sunshine, and multi-colored leaves falling to the ground all within a few months of each other, Kansas is the place for you!
I’ve lived here since I was 5 years old and I’ve seen some pretty crazy things when it comes to the weather.
Being an athlete as a kid and playing baseball in the fall was exhausting! One day you could be playing a tournament in 100+ degree weather, and just a few days later, it could be snowing! Okay, maybe not that drastic, but sometimes it seems that way. If any of you have read my previous blogs or listened to the podcast episodes I’ve been a guest on, you know I’m a very calculated individual. I love to have a plan for E-V-E-R-Y little thing. Mother Nature in Kansas City couldn’t care less.
In all seriousness, Kansas City is a BEAUTIFUL place. Getting to see all of the elements is truly mesmerizing. I think maybe the seasons just got mixed up so if we could just get those straightened back out, that would be great!
Oh, and if you’re thinking of becoming a meteorologist here, I’ve got a bit of advice. Watch the lottery each week, take the PowerBall numbers and use those for your temperature forecast for the next week. You can thank me later!
Until next time!
Author: Ben Guertin,TCS Managing Partner