Friday, February 09, 2007
The Maggie Index
Meteorologists are missing out on a really important tool for weather tracking, I'm calling it the Maggie index. It is a combination of temperature and sun intensity with a little wind thrown in. Unlike any other weather tool it is measured in minutes. Is is of course the amount of time that Maggie will stay outside in a given period before whining and jumping in front of the window to be let back in. For instance this morning at 10am the index was at 20 minutes, but by just 11:30 we were up to 45 minutes. However with the incoming clouds now at 2pm it is down to just 6 minutes. Of course there are factors to be considered, mainly the laziness of the person who has to open the door. Sometimes one can ignore the whining and increase the index considerably.