Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Weather Woes and such

The weather today is HORRIBLE

Winds are a-gusting at >40mph from the North and when I peek outside, I see our lawn chairs and even the lawn table strewn all over the place, looking very sad.

Potted plants have fallen and are looking pretty dismal in their sideways position; random trash is all over the place, and the sun is semi blocked out by fine brown dust in the atmosphere.

I try to open the side door, and have to struggle to open it against the wind.

Red Flag warnings are popping up all over the counties around us with raging grass fires going on as we speaketh.

exerpt from BigCountryHomePage.com

"Tuesday, January 29, 2008 @2:30pm

High midday winds in the Big Country have left area firefighters scrambling, toppled trees, and canceled flights. Four major grassfires were raging early this afternoon. The most serious fires were in the Maryneal community in south Nolan County and between Baird and Clyde in Callahan County. There are reports of some structures burned because of the fires, plus firefighters injured while battling these blazes. There's also a report of a major fire in east Stephens County. Another grassfire is rapidly growing in Comanche/Eastland County. It is located between DeLeon and Desdemona on Highway 16. Fire departments from Desdemona, Lingleville, and DeLeon are on the scene. Residents have been evacuated. Winds in Abilene blew over a tree north of downtown, damaging a pick-up truck at a doctor's office when it fell. Abilene Regional Airport also confirms that several flights have been cancelled because of the wind this afternoon."

Meanwhile, the dogs aren't liking it either and are howling up a storm of their own.

Cut to Witchy Music from Wizard of Oz

Also, it's dry and cold and my knuckles don't like it.

On a quirky tangent : Latest Soundtrack Craze : JUNO

Ecclesiastes 1:6

The wind blows to the south
and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
ever returning on its course.


K. Restoule said...

You think that's bad?

Today it's -28 C (-18F)

with the wind chill it's

-43 C (-45F)

yes I am COLD

mama bok said...

Keep safe.. g/f.. !