October 27, 2010

Soggy-Bottom Llamas

The big low pressure system that's been flattening the Midwest the past couple days has also been sucking warm, humid air up from what a native Alabaman I know likes to call the "Guff" of Mexico and stacking it over Orgle Manor. Last night, the necessary triggering mechanism arrived and is busy turning teh sticky into rain. (I may say, by the way, that I'm terribly glad I was in Illinois last week and not this.)

I love these enormous, transformational "weather events" this time of year. Perhaps I'll dig out my copy of Sebastian Junger's A Perfect Storm this evening just out of enthusiasm.

Posted by Robert at October 27, 2010 08:41 AM | TrackBack

The disappointing part has been the lack (in my area anyway - they had tornados half an hour south) of a real humdinger thunderstorm. Lots of rain, but no thunder and lightening.

I was in a town yesterday where the stop lights are hung from a line stretched across the road; I seriously considered running a red light to avoid having to stop under them, they were flipping around so wildly.

Posted by: Diane at October 27, 2010 09:43 AM

They just ran up tornado watch warnings here. By the radar, looks like a biggish batch of yellows and oranges are moving in. At the least, I'd say we're going to get teh bang and flash.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at October 27, 2010 11:23 AM
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