Dictionary Day a Defining Moment

By , Chief Meteorologist
October 16, 2012; 9:28 PM ET
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In a world where many books have gone the way of the dinosaurs, the dictionary and the thesaurus are alive.

On this date in 1786, Noah Webster was born. Did Noah bring words into his new dictionary two by two, or was the dictionary always a flood of words?

For Boston, sunshine will be the rule for the rest of the day, and define weather is likely to last until Thursday. Wednesday's forecast of sunshine with a warmup well into the 60s is truly phrase worthy if you like weather re-nouned for pleasantness. And, with enough sunshine, we could have a pronounced warmup on Thursday, so be ready to capitalize.

The period from Friday into Saturday is, in a word, uncertain. When and where it rains are predicated on the movement of a storm that will move eastward from the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Will it slow down or move through at a phonetic pace? We'll study more maps and data to search for demeaning. It is understandable for you to be tense for now.

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