The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

18 November 2004

Bubbling under

Early spring rains are gorgeous: you can see the leaves unfolding, the petals unfurling, the grass responding as the water falls from the sky.

Late fall rains, however, are annoying, especially when they go on for five or six days. Wet leaves compress into a sodden mass that responds neither to rake nor to blower; trees, already drooping, abjectly surrender. And my office is flooded, which does nothing to improve matters. Still, it's worse in Texas.

If there's a bright side to all this, and trust me, there isn't, it's the fact that temperatures have remained well above freezing through the entire period: otherwise, we'd be digging out from under four or five feet of snow.

Posted at 7:18 AM to Weather or Not


Yeah, four or five feet of snow would pretty much be the END OF THE WORLD in Oklahoma. I shudder to think. ((shudder))

Posted by: Dan at 7:32 PM on 18 November 2004

Well, we got three once - Buffalo, February 1971. The Oklahoma City record for 24 hours is 11.3 inches (1924).

Posted by: CGHill at 9:34 PM on 18 November 2004

"If there's a bright side to all this, and trust me, there isn't, it's the fact that temperatures have remained well above freezing through the entire period: otherwise, we'd be digging out from under four or five feet of snow.

Same goes up here in Minnesota. Everyone's been baffled by it. I wouldn't go so far as to wish for snow, though. There will be plenty of that later on.

Posted by: Erica at 3:08 AM on 19 November 2004