LA MESA (CBS 8) - What a pleasant morning to take the MicroClimate Weather Van out to La Mesa Wednesday ; there was supposed to be some winds (they didn't really develop too much), but that was ok. With the electronic sign (read: fin) on the top of this vehicle, it can be tough to handle had those offshore winds really gotten going.
The Learning Academy in La Mesa is one of several home-school locations around San Diego county. Today, I was stopping by to talk to some students ranging in age from sixth grade to eighth grade.
There were quite a few questions about our recent swings in weather around here; the onshore flow of yesterday and the return to sunshine and milder weather today. Also, the severity of the winter weather back in the East Coast made for some good questions and answers. I think everyone was pretty pleased to be in La Mesa, and not Dallas (or other such wintery city this month).
I had the chance to show these students what a real working weather observation station looked like - the one on the top of the MicroClimate Weather Van. Our skies had cleared out nicely from last night, and even by 10am the temperatures in La Mesa were quite nice to be outdoors!
Ok, so here is the "money shot" - and my thanks to these kids (and their parents and teachers) for having me over to La Mesa this morning. One thing about eighth graders, you don't just get the typical weather-related questions that third graders ask, you also get questions like whether or not it's true about the nude weather girl on the air in Canada (I explained that was folklore and nothing more than that). That's the thing about my job, it's never boring!