I confess to being a weather nerd for a long time. I remember play acting as a weatherman back in elementary school. This was when the maps they used on television were either hand drawn or used wooden cutouts to signify the locations of fronts. All the satellite photographs were very grainy, low-resolution, and black and white. Today broadcast graphics have come a very long way. Part of that is due to Paul Douglas, meteorologist for WCCO-tv in my hometown of Minneapolis.