So yesterday I was over at Dr. Tim T’s office in the music building, helping the good doctor sort through some video issues. Midway through our session it started to rain, and Dr. T and I both agreed that it was nice to be back in the pattern of afternoon showers here in the summer. […]Read More → Rain Punk
I wasn’t feeling quite right. When Xy offered to take our daughter with her on a shopping expedition I assented. It was just starting to rain so I urged her to drive carefully. Off she went. We’d heard the weather reports the night before talking about a possibly severe “rain event” but I thought that […]Read More → Trial by Water
Overnight New Orleans got pounded by heavy, heavy rain for several hours. Also some serious gusts. We lost power for a while during the night and there was of course some street flooding throughout the city. The weather has caused our fumigation to be postponed. They were set to tent the house this morning, but […]Read More → Well, Crap
It was raining heavily this morning. I got pretty soaked on the ride to work. There was a foot of water standing on parts of Drexel Drive. I could see air bubbling up from cracks in the street as I rode past. During our staff meeting word came down (via the text messaging system, run […]Read More → Washout
It was stormy this morning. I took a picture out my office window: Then I realized I’d taken an almost identical picture one year ago to the day: Same story both days too: I knew it was going to rain, so I rode my bike to campus early and beat the deluge. I hope this […]Read More → Synchronicity
The rain has not been constant. But almost. Turns out it’s Tropical Storm Matthew. I’d said it rains a lot here in New Orleans. This is true in terms of inches (approx. 60″ per year) but we tend to have a fair amount of sunny days. We get torrential downpours, but we also get lots […]Read More → Misc.
It’s raining in New Orleans. Nothing unusual about that; we get half again as much rain annually as famously rainy Seattle. But it’s been dry here for a couple weeks, and this morning’s steady drizzle (which actually began last night) is forecast to continue for the next three days. Strangely enough, rain rarely seems to […]Read More → Rainy Little Day
It started raining this morning shortly after seven o’clock, accompanied by one of the loudest thunderclaps I have ever heard. I dropped Mike off at the Marriott on Canal Street and then drove to work. It was the first time rain has interfered with my morning bike ride in months. I thought I should make […]Read More → Driving Rain