Francine did my hair this afternoon. It was warm and sultry when I pulled into her shop on the Branford Hill. I knew something was coming (it is my job to predict the future) so I was a little fidgety and stopped a few time to check the radar on my BlackBerry.
Yeah–I know it’s a CrackBerry!
As I got to work I could some some pretty vivid lightning to the west. There was already a Severe Thunderstorm Watch up.
You know the expression “it never rains, but it pours?” These aren’t simple one-shot episodes. They’re really event-after-event-after-event. Following them is like trying to play “whack-a-mole.”
And, of course, when you’ve got torrential downpours¹ you’ve also got flooding. And when you’ve got strong thunderstorms you also can have damaging wind and large hail. Good grief.
It’s just really tough keeping in front of this stuff. You don’t want to concentrate on one small area lest you miss the bigger picture.
I have never finished covering this type of weather where I’ve been totally happy. There are always places better work could have been done.
I’m typing now because the bigger storms are gone. Usually that would be the end of it, but there is still rain falling on our already saturated ground.
I’m looking forward to the weekend.
¹ – Tweed/New Haven Airport reported .5″ of rain in just three minutes!