Sep
11
2018
2

Good news / bad news on the weather here.

Good news: we’re probably missing the worst of it.

Bad news, part 1: North Carolina’s gonna get both barrels of Hurricane Florence.

Bad news, part 2: we’re going to get between two to four inches of rain.  It won’t be that bad here, but

Washington has received about 46 inches of rain this year, which ranks the fourth-most on record, year to date, since 1872. Six inches have fallen since late August alone.

Because our soils have been essentially transformed into mush, trees are no longer well rooted in the ground. If strong winds materialize, they could come down in great numbers.

It’s rained a lot on DC this year, yes.  Not enough for the folks down in Dizzy City to get past their instinctive “FALLING SKY-WATER! THE SKY GODS HAVE CURSED US!” reaction to rain, but it’s rained a lot.  It would not take much to paralyze the District for a few days.  Good thing WashingCon was last weekend…

Aug
27
2018
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I’m back! …And apparently I’ve come back to a sauna.

Yesterday it was 83 at the coast with low humidity and a nice breeze. Now it’s 90 at home with the humidity going up.  …Dear God but that’s a shock to come back to.  But I’m back, and posting resumes tomorrow.

Jul
26
2018
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MOAR RAIN HERE.

According to the weather forecasts, I can expect a thunderstorm tomorrow, kind of not-really clear skies for the weekend — and thunderstorms until “we’ll let you know.”  Seriously; it’s like they’ve parked a thunderstorm over my area and are keeping it there while they do routine maintenance on the lightning.  Which I guess is for the best, really.  Can’t have a malfunctioning thunderstorm going on.  That’s how you get rains of frogs.

Still: grumble, grumble, groan.  On the bright side, starting Saturday I get to sleep in again. No more 6:30 AM wakeups for me! …Until the school year starts, of course.

…Grumble, grumble, groan.

Mar
13
2018
3

Yet another Northeaster to hit, ah, Northeast.

It’s scheduled to miss me, and my relatives in coastal New Jersey should be all right — but my relatives in New England are gonna get hammered, yet again.  There’s been a lot of snow up there. So if you’re up there, buckle down. I swear, it will be June again, some day*.

Moe Lane

*Eighty.  You can hold out for eighty more days, right? It’s not that hard.

Mar
05
2018
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Looks like my NJ relatives are going to get another weather dose.

My father-in-law’s already retreated from the Poconos — ten inches of snow, no heat, no electric, no running water — and my mom’s supposed to get anywhere from six inches to a foot by Wednesday. Fortunately everybody’s fine, but winter’s making one last shot at the Jersey Shore this year. Meanwhile, I’ll be surprised if we get anything more than rain.

Stay safe on the roads this week, ye readers from the East Coast.

Jul
28
2017
1

So, a hard rain’s gonna fall on DC this weekend…

[UPDATE]: The rain has started.  But I have pot roast, and I have Madeira.  I believe that I shall be able to weather this storm.

…sufficiently so that my wife decided to work from home this morning.  I figure that we probably won’t lose power, but if I suddenly go dark here, it’s because a transformer blew up, or something.  Fortunately, we don’t live in a flood zone anymore, and isn’t dealing with that sort of thing fun, fun, fun?

Mar
12
2017
2

Comes now the Time of the White-Sky-Ice-Water DOOOOOOOOM…

…otherwise known as a ‘Winter Storm Warning for Baltimore/Washington.’  This sort of thing is easily the best entertainment for anybody in this region who isn’t from this region; the locals reliably freak out over anything that isn’t a dusting.  Although, to be fair: six to ten inches is a major snowfall where I come from, too*. And to be doubly fair: they don’t get snow too often in lower Maryland.

So: shopping tomorrow morning, King Kong for lunch, then sit out the next two days in comfort and suchlike.  Maybe I’ll make some cocoa. And hope that the tendonitis is even better still by Tuesday.

Moe Lane

*The people from North Dakota may start laughing now, of course.

Mar
09
2017
3

It’s like winter woke up…

…from taking a nap at the office, realized that it slept through most of the season, and still had to get at least some token snowfall in before spring hits.  Only problem is, there’s an ongoing warm weather project going on that has a hard deadline, so the snow has to be implemented during slack time.  At least, that’s my explanation for how inconstant the weather is this year.  We’re expecting snow here once, maybe twice in the next week.

Well, we do need the precipitation. And at least it’s not last year. They were closing the schools down here left and right in Winter 2016….

Feb
19
2017
1

We are having an amazingly mild winter here in Maryland…

…and I cannot say that I mind it one bit.  Beautiful weather for the next week; gonna hit 70 again in the second half, which means that it will not be cold. I am not a fan of cold. I like shirtsleeves weather year-round, thanks.

So enjoy it while it lasts, of course.

Dec
14
2016
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Looks like that bitter cold front is coming in right on schedule.

Possibly real snow even down here in Maryland this weekend.  The Great Lakes are getting hammered right now, and that’s gonna come south.  Stay safe, stay warm, and stay off the roads if you can manage it.  Especially if this is gonna be your first real snowstorm of the season.

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