When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. - Edmund Burke
By: sp34n119w, 7:56 PM GMT on May 31, 2011
What a weird May we had. Four (roughly – who's counting?) systems that brought about an inch of rain to Santa Paula and plenty of cold air all around. There were record low temperatures recorded in many parts of the southland, along with record rainfall (of course, a trace is a record for most days and most places in May).
I saw a rainbow to my east a few weeks ago. Well, a rainarc. Okay, more like a stunted column of vague color, but, still. It did rain here later that night.
Drove out to Beaumont on Sunday and went through a few light showers. Nice drive with all the dark, sinister looking clouds above and about. The wind advisory never really caught up to me, though, though it looked to have been crazy here while I was gone, judging by the strewn leaves and flower petals.
That's what the weather has been – cool, cloudy, and windy, with very brief interludes of warm, dry, and windy, for most of May - much like the normal winter pattern we had, but, out of its time.
If it holds, and we get another cool summer (and I think we will), then we should have another wet winter next year. Rain is good. Cool summers are not. Ah, well. That's weather for you.
I have spent much time on WU these past few weeks, watching the frightening and powerful storms develop, learning about the mighty Mississippi (thanks to Barefootontherocks and all the wunderful contributors on her blog), and generally trying to keep up despite not being able to join in. This is usually a busy time of year for me, and I like to spend my downtime away from the computer, but, I miss WU. Partly I miss having a place to dump links, others' input on those links, and seeing what others find when they're doing their own link jumping. In other words … I don't know how much I'll be around, but ...
Comments open – randomness welcome and to be expected :)
Swirl and a miss:
For the bigger picture, have a look at the NE Pac WVloop.
Grey or not-grey:
This should stay pretty dull: