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.