Under the terms of our original charter, our purpose here at FTI is to engage in alternative interpretation and observations of everyday life. While striving to do so and to present the side of a subject that others may not have considered, we always feel that in doing so, the result will be an easy to understand and comprehensive analysis. We take pride in that and think we do it better than anyone else. We now, however, may have met our match.
The Institute is located in a fairly temperate region where we receive occasional, scant snowfall totals during the winter season. Many years, there is no measurable snowfall totals at all. One of the reasons Mrs. Kfred and I moved to this area was to leave a more vigorous winter area behind. I don't mind snow, but quite honestly, if I don't see it again ever in my life, it wouldn't bother me a bit. Over the last few days a developing cold front and approaching wet system have been forecast to collide over our area. Of course, all of the television stations and local papers have led with these stories to stir people up and warn them to be prepared for the coming "arctic blast" (lows forecast to be 20-25 F). The hard hitting reporting by the local media finally exploded with this earth-shattering quote from a meteorologist from the National Weather Service: "cold air and moisture are the ingredients for snow".
A major hurdle for us here at FTI is to constantly find sites where our "affiliates" can be transitioned back to society with a minimum amount of disruption of their habits and thinking processes while housed with us. I am pleased to announce we have entered into a working agreement with the National Weather Service whom have allocated the next 2 vacancies within their department to be filled by former FTI personnel. It should be a good match for both sides.