Cold rain and snow? Here comes sunshine?
What's Mother Nature up to at your house?
Pulling into NC today. With a heaping dose of humidity in tow, I hear. Three words to explain why it's easier to cope with this kind of heat where I live now compared to anywhere else I've ever lived: central air conditioning.
Hotter than a match head, indeed, Ted! Stay cool, folks. Positive vibes to the people dealing with wild fires and anyone trying to survive this oven with just a fan, or less, for relief.
Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head...
(Mark Sebastian 1966)
Hard to believe Lovin' Spoonful sang this song 46 years ago!
Meanwhile it's literally hotter than hell in most of the US this week.
In Kansas, we'll be over 100 with no precipitation in sight.
Keep those prayers and good thoughts coming for our friends in the mountains.
Looking forward to our US Supreme Court decision in a few minutes....
some fog across the vision this morning.
gorgeous blue sky afternoon yesterday.
pink petal blooms dance the cherry trees.
spring smell on the nose.
rain on the forecast.
sweet in the air.
sadness in the mind.
First, it's a horror in Ohio with 3 dead at Chardon High School, then deadly twisters rip through Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and possibly in Kentucky or Tennessee today.
In Kansas, we had 70 degree temps yesterday, now it's snowin w large flakes, confusing birds, humans and spring flowers alike. !!
Rain is but a tease in south KC this morning: 72 degree temp is very nice, but we can't seem to squeeze any rain outta them grey clouds. Meanwhile, up north of KC, rain is supposed to fall, Interstate 29 is still closed for the Missouri river flooding (thank you South Dakota!) the lowlands from Omaha south into Kansas and Missouri. Newsman this morning says they are diverting Joplin tornado FEMA funds to help pay for Irene's storm damage back east....
so strange to think of New England getting hurricane damage... (yeah yeah, I know it was a tropical storm by this time, but STILL)
Let us know what outsiders can do, or offer, to alleviate the disaster in Vermont and elsewhere in New England.
20 towns remain cut off from the outside world in Vermont. The devastation has been staggering. There are no people in the state, no matter how old, who can remember such a flood. Where there are towns connected to roads, bridges and pavement have been washed away. People are staggering around with a glazed look in their eyes. Many have lost everything and extremely few have flood insurance. This has been an extreme tragedy. No one had any real idea that this was possible...
Our state took a direct hit in terms of rain. A uniform average of about 7" fell on all parts of the state from South to North yesterday causing towns to flood from Bennington to St. Johnsbury. The state's new emergency management agency in Waterford was evacuated yesterday when Winooski river overflowed it's banks. Many roads and bridges have been washed out. There have been numerous power outages and 1 death reported. There is widespread flooding in all parts of the state. The eye of the storm passed directly overhead of me at 6:10pm yesterday.
This was caused when the storm tracked further westward than was forecast, taking a route up the Hudson Valley and then up the westward spine of the Green Mountains. There was no wind but torrential downpours the entire day. This was absolutely a result of climate change and global warming. Hurricanes and tropical storm do not usually cause such severe rainfall. The last time was 1938 for this kind of damage in the State of Vermont. This was a once a century storm for our area.