Happy Thanksgiving! Just in time for the Friday shopping frenzy, my Northwest Weather Calendar is available at all Portland area Albertsons, GI Joe's and Pro Photo Supply in NW Portland. We've dropped the price this year to $8.88 (gee, how'd we come up with that number?), and the proceeds continue to go to the Business Education Compact.
Check them out at http://www.becpdx.org.
What's a Weather Calendar? It's a 12-month high quality wall calendar with pictures I've taken from all around the Northwest. Most of my pictures connect Northwest landscape and climate. There's a description on each page that explains that month's picture and its relation to Northwest weather. Each month has historical factoids about Northwest weather and natural history. There are also average temperatures for each month, cool and colorful maps of Oregon's average rainfall, and sunrise and sunset times throughout the year. It's been a great pleasure for me to combine my passion for weather and the outdoors into something that helps local school kids learn and get ahead through the BEC.
It's also been a lot of fun doing calendar signings like the one pictured below at Pro Photo Supply:
Troy Wayrynen of the Vancouver Columbian popped in and made this picture of me signing a calendar for his kids. My next calendar signing will be at GI Joe's in Beaverton on Saturday December 9 from 10 am to noon. Hope to see you there!
KGW Chief Meteorologist
p.s. Here are a few pictures from the 2007 Northwest Weather Calendar.