Today’s Weather: A Picture Can Be Worth a Thousand Words

The famous author Mark Twain is credited with the phrase, “If you don’t like the weather in New England now, just wait a few minutes.” While his focus was on the northeastern United States, this saying can be true of many places. Coastal Alaska, for example, is famous for its highly changeable weather conditions.

Visiting the town of Homer, AK on the Kenai Peninsula, I came across a shop where they seem to take the essence of Mr. Twain’s saying to heart. Framed by their back window overlooking Kachemak Bay, they humorously offer a highly visual and continuously updated description of local weather conditions. It seems that sometimes a picture really can be worth a thousand words.

AK Wx Window

View from the back window of a shop in Homer, AK.  Photo Credit: The Weather Gamut.

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About Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming is an environmental communicator and visual artist working at the intersection of art and science. She is passionate about exploring, learning, and sharing information about the natural world. She has presented her interdisciplinary work in a variety of mediums at venues and conferences around the world.