I’ve been battening down the hatches here at the Mellowcat homestead, or “rally point” as the Resident Expert prefers. Why? It might rain. The last notable rain fell back in April, and it might rain again this week. I see that you are checking the calendar and are noting that it’s been six months since […]Read more "Conjure the rain down"
It was a hot one yesterday – they kind of weather that prompts people to say “wow is it hot” every 45 minutes or so. We took advantage of the newly acquired cots from our car camping rig to sleep out on the deck last night, as it stayed warm inside the house for quite […]Read more "Cat Day Afternoon"
I’m for that. It will probably revert back to the pleasant day, cool night regime before we know it, but this weekend has been very summer-like. Friday night it stayed quite warm into the evening, and that brought on the first appearance of The Parrot in a long while. The cat is now venturing out […]Read more "Summer’s here"
I submit this as Exhibit A in the case to remove the overhead power lines on our street.Read more "Somewhere"
The 24 hour rainfall total at SFO is 1.52 inches. If I were the Father of the Weather, I would call December, January and February into the living room for a Family Meeting. I would sit them down on the good sofa and say, “Do you see what April is capable of? I am very […]Read more "One point five two"
Under a swift sunrise.* Our better-late-than-never March rain has turned the cross country course into a scene from the Emerald Isle. The person who cuts our hair made a bet with somebody that it would rain “a lot” in March. A $200 bet. The questions I have are: how much is “a lot”, and who […]Read more "A far green country"
Last weekend’s article by Bill Tweed gives his usual wise perspective on this year’s low rainfall. He looked back at the annual rainfall around Three Rivers for the past few decades, and what we’re in the middle of right now is essentially the norm – there are more years with below average rainfall than those […]Read more "where we stand"
The rain is knocking on the door, but I suppose there’s still time for the front to shear apart and miss us completely.Read more "making good progress"
OK, so I was wrong about my prediction of rain returning on the 15th. It was cloudy that day, so I call that close enough. But now, take a look at this baby: With a frontal boundary stretching from Oregon to Hawaii, we stand a decent chance of getting some rain.Read more "can’t miss"
Several days ago I told the Resident Expert that our persistent winter dry spell would end on January 15th. I had no reason to state this with certainty, other than I wanted it to start raining eventually. Just letting you know, it’s going to start raining on the 15th.Read more "you heard it here first"