It's a bright and sunny Wednesday – and it's March!! Already! So today I was off to Benchly-Weinberger Elementary in San Carlos to speak with some 5th graders.
It was casual day at Benchly-Weinberger – or perhaps someone overslept? At any rate, first up was to explain what was going on with this wacky winter weather. The rain, the hail (lots of questions on hail today) – and what was happening outside.
These 5th graders had their weather course awhile back, but still asked some great questions, including things like why we don't get hurricanes in San Diego (short answer: our ocean water is too cold). Also, lots of talk about the hail this past weekend. . .and how it was a little unfortunate the hail isn't large enough to crack open and check out on the inside.
But a nice day deserves a little outside time, and that's what we did. The students came out to check out the MicroClimate Weather Van, along with its fully functional observation station.
This was a pretty nice Wednesday to spend a little time outdoors, and it was a great Wednesday morning to spend with some of the students at Benchly-Weinberger Elementary.