Virginia Tech has completed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration’s National Pretty Day Warning for locals, PrettyDayReady®
The new Hokie Hotline (not too hot, but pleasant, balmy), will warn Montgomery County citizens when the weather is far too beautiful outside to show up for their jobs stuck under sickly florescent lights.
Blacksburg Weather Service groundhog forecaster Dr. Neal Hammond [see previous Feb 4th post] took a moment from cussing and digging out his water-logged home on Kraft Drive to provide an overview:
"When Tech employees or locals need to use a 'sick day' because the weather is too sweet to do this thing we call WORK! then I jump into action,” Hammond said. "The program is voluntary and provides communities with tips and advice from emergency managers. Now can't you see I have digging to do #**%!!"
To be recoginzed as PrettyDayReady, a community must:
Be sunblock ready
Fishing gear ready
Sun patio ready
Garden tool ready
Avoid all computers and cell phones
[related: StormReady story: https://www.wdbj7.com/global/story.asp?s=12220506]