What does climate change mean in one's own backyard? By monitoring earlier ripening apples and creating an Excel analysis of KSEA temperature data Gerald Myers manages to catch a glimpse of the future for himself and his garden in this presentation from the 2022 AMS Community and Citizen Science Symposium.
Gerald has been interested in meteorology since he was in elementary school in central Massachusetts in the 1950s. [I am old enough to remember the aftermath of the 1953 Worcester, MA tornado and the terrible floods from Hurricane Diane in 1955, along with numerous winter nor’easters.] He is a retired accountant; and taught cost accounting and accounting systems at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA for just over 30 years. He now lives southeast of Seattle. He is a CoCoRaHS observer [WA-KG-81; 13 years to date]; you can find his data at https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/getobext.php?wfo=sew&sid=C2224&num=48 (APRSWXNET/CWOP) and https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KWARENTO9 [Weather Underground].