Tag: rain

21 Days in May

Wettest May gives way to a wet June 1st https://t.co/oDrknbDMEl — Skilling (@Skilling) June 1, 2019 It was a wet and wild May—an all-time record of precipitation, and 21 days of rain.  Fields are too wet for planting. Rivers are still at flood stage. Here is a satellite image from NASA showing flooding along the Mississippi River in... Read more »

30 Days Wild--day 22

30 Days Wild--day 22
12:00 p.m. —  Summer rain on the leaves and grasses. It is a light rain, pleasantly dripping. This  is  a prelude to the  heavy storms predicted for the  afternoon and evening.  The forecast is for severe weather—large hail, torrential rains,  flash flooding,  high wind gusts, power outages, thunder, lightning  and  possibility of self-organizing supercells that... Read more »

Wintry Mix Monday

Wintry Mix Monday
What a combination– A Monday after a holiday weekend, and a wintry mix that caused traffic delays, hundreds of flight cancellations  and  power outages in the Chicago area.  Winds off the Lake churned up  high waves, and flood advisories. A wintry mix sounds like something you’d make for  a holiday party–something to go with the... Read more »
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The Smell of Rain

It’s been kind of dry around here.  Remember the smell of rain? There’s a name  for the various smells of rain:  petrichor.  (For  Dr. Who fans, it’s also a telepathic password to the TARDIS.) Petrichor is a combination of  two Greek words –petra, stone and ichor, the fluid of the gods. According to Scientific American, it was first defined... Read more »

Great Midwest Flood 2013

Would you call it this year’s flood of the century?  Scenes of water everywhere–highways and country roads inundated,  farmland and suburban backyards turned into waterways. There are videos on You Tube, reports on Facebook, Twitter updates.  There are pictures from Albany Park in Chicago  to Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The U.S. Geological Survey says it  has... Read more »

After the Deluge

This is not the post I was going to write. I was going to write about  the rain, of course–what else would you expect from Weather Girl?  Well, there’s a difference between April showers, and way too much rain—which is what we had overnight. Good news–the drought is over. “Enough rain in one night for... Read more »
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