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I'm Sorry, June, For What I Said

After writing last Sunday in this space about what a lousy month June is, I was promptly treated to two wonderful June days on Monday and Tuesday.  I apologize, June, for the bad things I said about you.  I guess I was mad about all the rainy days and the weekend in particular and I had simply forgotten about just how beautiful June weather can be.  I love the way the blue sky compliments your green grass.  I love your leaves, still young but thick and green and full of life.  I love your rivers and lakes, even if they overflow with emotion from time to time.  We both know how you can be temperamental.  At times, even terrible.  You are never an easy month.  You are just so very, very complicated.  But there is no doubting your beauty, June.  And even if it rains again later today, June, I’ll never be able to get you out of my mind.     Meteorologist John Wheeler

John Wheeler

John was born in Baton Rouge, LA, and grew up near Birmingham, Alabama. As a teenager, his family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, and later to a small town in northeast Iowa. John traces his early interest in weather to the difference in climate between Alabama and Wisconsin. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in meteorology. Like any meteorologist, John is intrigued by extremes of weather, especially arctic air outbreaks and winter storms.  John has been known to say he prefers his summers to be hot but in winter, he prefers the cold.  When away from work, John enjoys long-distance running and reading.  John has been a meteorologist at WDAY since May of 1985.

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