another week of dry heat. another week of watching anemic systems carrying scant rain slide by, passing through from every imaginable direction. one system, loosely associated with tropical storm don, passed by to the south but moving from east to west. i found that odd. it has to be extremely rare. most systems come through from SW to NE or NW to SE. a few, like the storm that dropped softball sized hail on the city a few years back, traveled from NE to SW.
watching the radar this afternoon i see a few showers trying to form; the problem is they are building to the north of the city and moving away to the north. another near miss in the making.
no drought lasts forever. the dry spell starting in 1953 lasted only three years, until 1956. i'm hoping this one is not of a like mind.
despite my skeptic heart, it will rain again and (borrowing a line from JMB's article in today's AGN) when it does "i'll raise my walker in celebration.
i'm praying for rain. if you pray too, maybe the rains gods will stand and deliver. aio