A thunderstorm swept in Wednesday afternoon. I went outside to get a good look at the storm as it rolled in. Lightning began crackling and thunder roaring, so it was time to go inside.
A thunderstorm moved over my workplace today and 41mm of rain fell in about 40 minutes. For y’all of the Imperial Units persuasion, that’s about 1 2/3 inches. This is what it looked like. The near edge of the road on the far side of the parking lot is about 33 meters or 110 feet from where I stood, inside (hence the . The vegetation on the roads’ far side was a vague blur.
Faye does cross stitch. Her current project is depicting each days’ weather from January first. Each days’ contribution depicts the daily high and low temperatures, and predominant weather condition.
Since the recent weather has been mostly cloudy with little temperature change, the colours have been largely the same.
We look forward to some change.
Yesterday afternoon brought unsettled weather. There were several sleet showers, one of which left this BB-sized evidence of its passing.
A cold front blasted through this morning and clouds billowed downstream from where I was.
Thunderstorms bearing down, hatches are battened. Each dot represents a cloud to ground lightning strike, the ring the thunder ‘sound front’, all overlaid on radar returns. Image from lightningmaps.org.
My desire to post has flagged this week.
Wednesday and Thursday were windy and unseasonably warm; the high both days as 31. Shades mostly drawn, windows open only an inch or two to keep the worst of the heat out, yet let some fresh air in – we won’t put the a/c in the window yet. Today’s high was 9 and the windows were closed to keep the warmth in.
This spring has definitely been an interesting one.
The calendar reports that spring began 17 days ago.
Winter begs to differ.
Today I posted my first observation to the CoCoRaHS database. This is a network of several thousand volunteers in the US and Canada who observe and report daily what precipitation fell. It’s also a site to report significant weather, such as hail, very heavy rain or snow, severe winds, and so forth.
I’ve informally collected weather data for years. Reporting through CoCoRaHS is a cool way to formalize and further systematize my hobby. It’s also a great way to share the data I collect, and make it available to others.
I left work the other day as a wicked thunderstorm rolled into the area and raced home, attempting to beat it.