Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Winter of My Content

Our early fall weather is rather boring with highs in the 80's and lows in the 50's. It has been very dry with not much of chance of rain on the horizon. By the way, the next tropical storm will be named Laura.

Let's talk for a moment about Winter. I have a link to the Old Farmers Almanac where you can get a glimpse of your winter outlook. We can expect colder than normal temperatures and below average precipitation....however snowfall is expected to be greater than normal. Even Kelly should see snow. Get excited Pam....above average snowfall is expected from the Alamo to the Metroplex. Mike is already trying on sweaters.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fall begins with a Yawn

Fall began Monday and boy has it gotten warm again. Is this what they might call Indian Summer??? Maybe so. Just don't call it Native American Summer! Remember that I am not much at all on being politically correct. Anyway... here's a like to the "always accurate" Wikipedia site on Indian Summer.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Aye Mate...Weather's Fine Down Under

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post. I'm very tired and the weather in Arkansas is quite boring at present. We might have a shower tonight or in the morning. Probably no rain at Reynolds Razorback stadium Saturday as the Crimson Tide rolls in.

I do like to occasionally share some of my weather sites with you. Keep in mind that down under they have some unusual animals, toilets flush backward, and Spring begins on Monday. The Australian Weather Service has a pretty neat site.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm Done with Tropical Storms

Just got my power back on. It went out yesterday evening. We lost a lot of what was in the ice box. Wind was about the same as with Gustav, but the entire storm was in and out of here very quickly. We only had one inch of rain from Ike. Today was absolutely gorgeous with a taste of early fall forecast for this week. Highs in the upper 70's and lows in the mid 50's.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Take a Hike Ike

Galveston, oh Galveston. You should have my previous links to hurrican tracking sites.

They say Galveston could have become the New York of the south until that devestating day in 1900.

If this one comes is an interactive map of the 1900 hurricane.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Where will Ike go?

The folks in New Orleans ought to be likin' Ike right now. It looks like he will hit the mid Texas coast and not it appears he will swing north. This path could give Pam a rainy end to her weekend. It also looks like a soaking for the Hogs in Austin. But, as with any hurricane....stay tuned because things can change.
We had pleasant weather here today with clouds and a high of only 76. Some warmer weather may return before the weekend.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Who like's Ike?

Ike is walloping Fidel .... But, then he has his eye on the Gulf coast. Here's the latest.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

It's my birthday! It's My Birthday!!!! I'm 35 today.....or is it 5.....I forget. I'll get extra treats.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wow!!! What a Storm

This has turned out to be an incredible storm. It just won't go away! My rain guage had 2 inches as of dark last night. This morining I awoke to a full 5 inches - plus. We have received at least 2 to 3 additional inches today and it's still raining. I would venture to guess that west Little Rock has received at least 7 inches, if not more. Gustav has turned out to be a more damaging storm for Arkansas than Rita was 3 years ago. Up to 90,000 Entergy customers were without power at one time today and most of their repair crews are in Louisiana. Then to add insult to injury take a look at Ike. This is one election year that we probably won't "Like Ike".
Let me know what rainfall totals you may have picked up once everything is said and done.
By the sure to check out the blog tomorrow ... somebody is having a birthday!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Gustav twirling over the ArkLaTex

Gustav is now just a tropical depression, but is continuing to rain and rain and rain on Arkansas. Kelly reported nearly 5-inches and I've received nearly 2-inches. It's interesting how the wind picks up when some of the stronger bands swirl over us. Low light tends to make the picture a little blurry....a nice effect. I can't remember the last time there were 4 storms all lined up.

Talk about the winds .... we've been getting gusts up to 35 miles per hour all afternoon. Look for the rain to continue thru the night and much of tomorrow.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Active Atlantic Basin

Gustav ended up having more bark than bite. Flooding now seems to be the biggest threat. Considering all the cost of evacuating New Orleans every time a storm moves into the Gulf of Mexico, wouldn't it be more cost effective in the long run to just buyout the residents in the lower 9th ward and relocate all of them to higher land permanently. WHat idiot builds a city below sea level!

It's amazing how active the Atlantic Basin is today. Take a look at this. As for the effects of Gustav, it looks like Kelly will get the most rain out of this. Keep me up to date as to rainfall totals.