Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Weather You Can Count On

I learned about the Bend September 25th Meteorological Anomaly last night.

Bend has had fine weather on September 25 for at least the last 30 years. 

So I'm going on record to predict good weather for next weekend.

Here's what I'm basing this on: Mrs Elliott is on the fund-raising committee for KPOV's Bend Roots Revival (it will be the Best Bend Roots Revival Ever: a four-day event with 100 acts, a new venue with seven stages).

The event is next weekend. They always pick this weekend for the Revival because it has good weather.

Why? Well, during last night's meeting she heard from two people who had children born in Bend on September 25, neither of whom have ever experienced anything but fine weather for their birthday parties.

One of the kids is 30 years old now.

Now, I don't know whether this statistical outlier is due to some atmospheric quirk following the fall equinox, or whether it's just a case of a flipped coin coming up heads 30 times in a row.

Of the two theories, Jack suspects the latter, which means that there's a 50-50 chance that it will come up tails on the 31st flip, but he prefers the former. It's more fun that way.

Encouraged by this bit of information, I plan to dress for good weather. I will have a sweater in the car, just in case, of course.

Also this weekend:
  • NeighborImpact is having their 1st Annual Harvest Moon Fare, on Friday evening at St. Charles Medical Center. This is a fundraising event for this organization which has been in Bend since 1985,  helping people with programs like energy assistance, Head Start, child care resources, rent assistance, and other basic needs.  I consider them the backbone of the local nonprofits. 25 bucks, you can buy the tickets online with PayPal or at the Ticket Mill. If you see me there, say howdy.

  • And, lest we forget, the Weiner Dog Races!!!! Best Downtown Bend Event Ever! at the Bend Fall Festival
The weather will be fine. Enjoy the weekend.


  1. I believe you mean Oktoberfest 2010 in downtown this weekend. Fall fest was last weekend....how are they different? Heck if I know - one of them has wiener dog races...but both probably annoy Duncan.

  2. Weather Channel is predicting sunny skies and a high of 80 for Sept. 25, for what that's worth. I don't think we can depend on anything now that we are in the grip of the dreaded Pacific Decadal Oscillation.

  3. Uh, yeah. Oktoberfest is what I meant.

    They should hold the wiener dog races in Dunc's shop.

    The dreaded Pacific Decadal Oscillation is powerless over the Bend September 25th Meteorological Anomaly. You wait.

  4. "They should hold the wiener dog races in Dunc's shop."

    Hey, terrific idea! So how do we make it happen?


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