Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday Severe Weather Blogging

This is what the weather map looks like right now (courtesy Weather Underground):
The map marker goes to just our zip code. You can see we're in one of the heavier areas.

Did you know that if you have your eyes closed and the thunder is loud enough, you can 'see' it? True story.  I did not know that until today, when I discovered it first hand. Twice. I'm kinda surprised we didn't have an extra three kids come climb in bed with us.

I'd kinda wanted to head to Shipley's for doughnuts this morning, but going out wouldn't be too smart right now (though I do have this urge to grab an umbrella and go take some pictures, and will probably give in to that urge shortly).

I am having flashbacks to 1998 at this point, y'all.  That's when a portion of south Texas roughly the size of West Virginia was flooded.  Bad stuff.

To give you an idea of how bad it is, here's our rain gauge:

Now, this rain gauge looks quite a bit like a municipal trash can, and that's because it is.  Mind you, Erik brought this back from the curb just yesterday, and we were gone all day so it's empty. Well, of trash, anyhow. 

To be fair, this is two days' worth of rain, but it really didn't rain all that much yesterday.

I'll probably update this soon with some ill-advised pictures.

1 comment:

Dave said...

Southwest of you guys, we just got a lot of good, much needed soaking rain. By 11, the day was beautiful, though still soggy.

Good thing there was no trash in the barrel. That would have been a mess!