Wednesday, May 30, 2012

'30% chance of rain overnight' my ass

It started again around 0400 and hasn't stopped since. As in some areas have flash-flood warnings out. I don't think a line of this crap continuously wending its way over counts as 'scattered', either.


Jennifer said...

So, how'd you fare? We lost a good sized bit of the tree out front. I didn't get to check the back this morning.

Firehand said...

Bunch of golf-ball-size hail my neighborhood, knocked a bunch of leaves and berries off the holly; that's all I can see right now.

Can't check the garden, the back yard is so soaked I'd sink getting to it, I fear

Gerry Nygaard said...

This is why I love the Pac. North Wet. Soft easy rain that soaks in and makes the plants grow. Almost never a nasty storm, and when we do get one watching the usual suspects run in circles screaming "We're all gonna die!" it great theater. Then two days later the water's all gone and things are normal again for four or five years.

I bet we'd get much more accurate weather forecasts if every time the Nat'l. Weather Service screwed up, a couple of enforcers made an office visit and passed out hickory shampoos all around. Same-o same-o the nitwit screeching heads on teevee. When I was in 6th grade, (1956) my class made up a carload of weather instruments out of milk cartons, hair, rubber and glass tubing and hair. Then for six months we took readings, kept records, and made weather forecasts. We were correct in out predictions 70% more often than the Nat'l. Weather Service at Sea-Tac airport. They never did reply when we wrote them a letter and sent copies of all our data. Imagine, a bunch of 12 yr old kids outdoing the US Gummint while not spending more that about 75 cents in six months.

Gerry N.