April 27, 2011

A lovely night for walking and a nitecap on the patio. I’ve really come to look very much forward to my 1 1/2 mile walks around the subdivision every night. After a long, stressful day at work it really helps clear the mind. Tonight it was very breezy from the west, and the sound of the wind in the leafy trees and palms made for a relaxing, almost dreamy experience. The wind is a result of yet another “cool” front passing through – here in Arizona that low produces just a dry wind, but, as Accuweather’s Ken Clark writes, once it moves eastward and picks up moisture from the Gulf of Mexico it becomes a whole ‘nutha thing. Prayers go out to the folks in the Arkansas / Mississippi / Tennessee area tonight, and my bro and his family will need to keep their heads down Wednesday night when the Atlanta area is under the gun.

I love a good thunderstorm as much as anyone, but severe weather needs a whole lot of respect.

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  1. trying getting 17 inches of rain in 5 days with constant tornado warnings and a creek that has become a frightening river that has flooded all the creek businesses and is threatening to flood homes along the creek. I can spit into the creek from my deck at this point…have never seen it this high.

    Comment by Jana — April 27, 2011 @ 10:36 am


  2. Glad you’re still OK there, Jana! When is your creek supposed to crest?

    Comment by The Great White Shank — April 28, 2011 @ 9:28 pm


  3. The river is due to crest today at 34ft…11ft over flood stage. In ’97 the river crested at 38ft and the water was over the bridge on the highway.
    This is the start of Derby week and there are few places for any outdoor events to take place as everything downtown along the river is covered in feet of water. Homes along the river are totally flooded. The big trees behind me have been standing in water for over 3 weeks now and are at risk of just falling over. I watched the massive tornado on the weather channel as it carved up Birmingham…incredible.

    Comment by Jana — April 29, 2011 @ 5:22 am


  4. Wow! Tracey and I were just talking about the Derby Festival and where on the waterfront they were going to hold it if the river is that high. Hang in there, and let me know if you need me to toss you a life preserver.

    It’s not funny, though – lots of people will never forget this past week in terms of the weather. It’s been unbelievable.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — April 29, 2011 @ 11:23 pm


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