The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

4 October 2004

Storms? We got some

After a placid September, one could be forgiven for thinking that maybe we were going to escape the usual fall storm season this year.

Until about 3:50 this morning, when a single clap of thunder rattled windows for blocks and initiated the standard cacophony sequence for aftermarket car alarms, and a single lightning strike turned the black sky — well, less black.

Then came the rain, fast, then faster, then faster still. There wasn't that much of it — the National Weather Service says .08 inch at the airport, probably less than a quarter-inch up here near Deep Fork Creek — but it was enough to play havoc with the weary travelers trying to beat the dawn.

This pattern should hold for the next few days, as we make up the September rainfall deficit in less than a week.

Posted at 7:35 AM to Weather or Not

This morning's raininess caught me off guard, too. I happened to be up playing Neverwinter Nights, and I was in a part where it's raining and thundering. So I thought it was just the game, so I had to go check.. Weirdly enough, it went away right about when I was out of that part of the game.

Terkish Payne, it was not my fault, though.

Posted by: Terkish Payne at 4:10 PM on 4 October 2004