4 March 2004
The official Oklahoma City weather station (at Will Rogers World Airport) reported 1.45 inches of rain in January and, again, 1.45 inches of rain in February, a total of 2.90 inches over 60 days, within spitting distance of the normal rainfall for the period.
March, evidently, comes in like a sea lion; 1.19 inches fell between 3 and 4 this morning, with 2.60 so far over the two-day storm period. Normal for the entire month of March is 2.90.
Glad am I that I chose the house upon the hill. (If this place floods, start pairing up your animals, post haste.)
Posted at 6:36 PM to Soonerland
That's nothing. Eagle, Colorado got a tsunami warning today (by mistake, goshdarnit). The news report mentioned how far the place is from the ocean, but the more important consideration is altitude.
As weather phenomena go, this was inarguably small-time; still, after a year or so of comparative drought, or "drouth" as they call it back of Gene Stipe's place, it's something of a jolt to see this much rain at once.
Besides, the last thing I want is enough weather to attract Jim Cantore's attention.
We take the weather way too seriously here David, to have it delivered by a handsome woman.
Just curious--"Will Rogers Airport"?
Didn't he die in a plane crash?
Seems sort of creepy to me.
Well, um, yes, he did.
The secondary airport here is named for Wiley Post, who flew that very plane.
Memo to self: Plane to Tulsa, bus to OKC.
We just got something like 8 inches of snow. I'll trade ya.
Geez. We've had less than three inches of snow this winter; another eight would put us barely above seasonal norms.
Of course, had it been twenty degrees (Fahrenheit) cooler this week, we wouldn't have had two and a half inches of rain; we would have had two and a half feet of snow.
McG: Fly to Dallas/Fort Worth (probably cheaper than flying to Tulsa, due to greater competition at DFW) and take the train from Fort Worth north to OKC.
Is it a boogiw-woogie choo-choo train?
We had been vacationing in Milwaukee in '84, when they had that decade's rainstorm of the century. Two people drowned, one in her livingroom, and a third might have but someone dove off his porch and swam across his lawn to rescue her.
When we moved up here from Chicago in '97, high ground was a significant consideration in our decision to buy the house.
Hey, that is cool! Thanks, Charles.
That is one of the 10 signs of being an Okie Vickie, airports are named for dead aviators. One of the other signs is when the tornado sirens go off you go outside to watch the tornado.
Well, I admit to being outside during the May '99 carnage that still gets replayed on Storm Stories, but this is due at least largely to the fact that it was pitch dark inside and there was nothing to do but wait for the paranoia level to max out. So screw this, said I, if I'm gonna die, the least I can do is watch it happen, right?