In our digital world I honestly thought paper hurricane tracking maps were a thing of the past. When I found this one in my grocery bag yesterday, I was quite surprised and had a quick memory rush. Hurricanes are intertwined through the years of my life and have always fascinated me. Watching them form and … Continue reading Tracking the Tropics
This little lantern is frozen onto the table. So are the leaves. We knew it was coming, but the question (as always) was if it would be as severe as predicted, less severe, or much more severe than predicted. The television station meteorologists hyped it up. Hey, this is big news and we don't want … Continue reading Punxsutawney Phil is right
Hurricane prediction has come a long way in the past few years as evidenced by this map published on September 22, 1920, showing the "probable" path of a tropical storm that had intensified into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Just a map with an arrow pointing to the area where it was thought … Continue reading Thursday Then and Now: Hurricane Prediction
If you live in close proximity of the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico (within several hundred miles at least) then you know that each year from late May until the end of November you are living through hurricane season. Storms develop and some will quickly disappear while others gain strength and take aim … Continue reading Watching the track
blus·ter·y adjective (of weather or a period of time) characterized by strong winds. "a gusty, blustery day" Blustery. The word has been stuck in my mind all day and I really like it. It isn't a commonly used word, but that's how the National Weather Service is describing the next 2 days. Blustery. We've had … Continue reading Blustery
This is not a post that I intended to do, it's just happening. We're waiting on Hurricane Harvey to arrive, but we're not sure where he's going. I don' think he is either! With each update the path seems to change. Regardless, South Texas is ready and we are waiting. I just had a flashback … Continue reading Harvey, where are you going?
How often in our busy days do we stop and take time to listen? Not only to others, but to the whispers of our heart.
And the rain came down and down and down. It isn't unusual to go for months without rain and then receive a flooding deluge; we then remark that it is feast or famine. The forecast last week was for rain starting on Thursday and continuing through Sunday; this time it was true and it did rain. … Continue reading Rain, wind and sun