Starting today, I'm handing over the reins to a new TLDR'er, Ben. Just one of dozens of applicants, Ben passed a very rigorous screening process. So I leave you in good hands.
Ben is a local mathematician who knows a bit about forecasting (energy use, not weather) and follows the weather as a hobby. He loves big storms (snowy and otherwise), enjoys German board games, roughhousing with his dogs, and enjoying life with his partner, Kim.
Everybody set aside your Seattle Freeze for a minute and give Ben a warm welcome. If he does things right (which I'm sure he will), this will be the longest post on the blog for a while.