The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

31 March 2007

Above all, love

The official rainfall at Will Rogers World Airport yesterday was 3.50 inches, a record for the date, indeed a record for the month, and at some point in the frustration I muttered some vague contumely against anyone who had been praying for rain. (And, inasmuch as we're still technically in a drought, presumably someone was.)

After sleeping on it, I reconsidered, and more or less simultaneously remembered B. C. Clark's "Pray for Rain" promotion, which goes like this:

The original purchaser of a diamond engagement ring from B.C. Clark Jewelers is entitled to a full refund (excluding sales tax) of the purchase price of that ring, up to a maximum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) if rainfall on the wedding day for which the ring was purchased measures one inch or more at either of our official locations of measurement. Rainfall will be measured at News 9 and Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City by the National Weather Service during the twenty-four hour period of midnight to midnight the day of the wedding.

And did they have a winner? Indeed they did.

Note: NWS figures are based on standard time year 'round, so when DST is in effect, the 24-hour period begins (and ends) at 1 am.

Posted at 1:22 PM to Weather or Not