I’m Not A Weatherman, But

Good morning, y’all. Another fine day in the mountains, but the temps are starting to rise. There doesn’t appear to be any rain forecast for the coming week. I’ll have to double check that. I can probably look at the weather map for Houston and New Orleans and do a better job of predicting the weather than the Whiz O Meter at Channel 11.

I guess they have to justify the costs of all of their expensive equipment by actually using it.

It seems to me it would be easier for the folks at Channel 11 to just call a cousin in Birmingham and ask them to look out the window. Add three or four hours to Birmingham’s current conditions and you’ve got Atlanta’s forecast.

Look out the window in Atlanta and you’ve got the current conditions. There you have it, weather forecasting done on a budget.

Why can’t Channel 11 get it right with all of the expensive equipment they use?

So sad, so sad.

Biblical Floods

Gorgeous weather yet again. I’ve noticed a little parching of the bedding plants, but not enough to get alarmed about. If we don’t get a rain in the next few days I’ll need to turn the sprinkler on, but until then, we’ll just thank our lucky stars for the wonderful weather.

We have been so much more fortunate this Spring than folks to the West or South of us. I can’t imagine the amount of rain that they’ve had in Houston this year. Calling all of the animals together two by two would be considered a good idea if you lived in the Houston area.

Biblical floods are not something we worry too much about here in the foothills of the Appalachians. After all, we are on high ground here, for the most part.

There have been problems to the North of us, like in the valleys of West Virginia, for example. Runoff from the West Virginia hills has flooded whole towns in some parts of the area.

Fortunately, that only occurs during a hundred or five hundred year flood, like we’ve been having every couple of years. Eventually, even the most diehard climate denier will have to own up to the fact that things are just not right anymore.

Hopefully, it will be sooner than later.