I’m going to go ahead and preface this post with a disclaimer–it’s going to get stupid and, as LL Cool J would say, ridicalous (misspelled on purpose for all you sticklers).
The Mellish Meter is meteorologist Kirk Mellish’s assessment of that day’s weather. A “10” is a perfect day, not too hot, not too cold, no rain, a “Chamber of Commerce” weather day. A “1” is an ugly day with rain, sleet, snow, ice, or severe cold. A “5” is an average day. “4” and “6” are slightly below or above average. “7, 8, and 9” are good to great days while “2 and 3” are fair to poor weather days.
But here’s the thing…this is Atlanta’s weather. Â I hear it while listening to WSB in the mornings, and I’ve been tricked more than a couple of times into thinking I’m listening to the local weather. Â Several seconds of confusion ensue when Mr. Mellish tells me it’s raining while I’m looking out of my window at pure sunshine, but I usually figure it out.
Anyway, I did a search and found 14 mentions of the Mellish Meter on Twitter in the last 6 months, eight of which were mine. Â That kind of kills an idea I was kicking around. Â Because I don’t have enough other things to do </sarcasm> and am a nerd, I was thinking of analyzing the factors that could possibly contribute to the Mellish Meter’s readings. Â My plan was to track temperature, humidity, luminance, air pressure, and other weather factors in Atlanta and peg them to the day’s Mellish Meter reading. Â I have my suspicions that other non-weather related factors affect the Mellish Meter, and I would like to prove it. Â For instance, I’d bet that a bad hangover day can never result in a reading greater than 5, no matter the weather.
The lack of Twitter activity around the Mellish Meter leads me to believe there is not much of a market for this analysis. Â Solving the riddle would only satisfy my personal curiousity. Â And let’s face it…I’ll move onto something else soon enough.