Tuesday, April 12, 2011

tis the season...

                                                                                                                                        last night, local weather guru "doppler dave" and his merry band of weather men presented their annual, hour long, severe weather program.  this year's edition, "ahead of the storm."   always informative and entertaining, this one was no exception.

what we need is rain.  this wild fire season has had it's moments and without some significant rainfall, it has the potential to get worse.  "dave" reminded us that it was on april 20th of last year that we saw the first tornado of the 2010 season.

the 2011 season is just ahead.  i'd be a fool to wish for one but i wouldn't mind a bit of stormy weather if it meant the dry grasses of the surrounding ranch lands would get a good soaking. 

tornadoes are to be respected. so too, are the springtime winds around these parts.  like those recorded this past weekend-- sustained at 40 and gusting to 60 mph, fire crews stand little chance of wild fire containment under those conditions.

so listen up, mother nature.  if tornado season is what it takes to get some rain, bring it on.  severe weather or no, we need it and i'll take it on most any terms. aio

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