When the rivers fly
Monday February 11th 2019, 11:23 pm
Filed under: Life

That atmospheric river that helped them decide they need to start categorizing the strength of them? You can see the edge right there along the city’s southern boundary line as it was moving in over us this afternoon. There’s a break in the coastal mountains just north of us that lets fog and rain come through, and then we share. It was bright blue skies with small puffy clouds a block from where I snapped this at 3:50 pm, whereas you go up the overpass and look the other way and it was dark dark dark and so low overhead that it looked like you could stand on top of your car and reach into it. There will be flash floods Wednesday.

It is 33F at not yet 10:00 pm as I type and the rain is supposed to start tomorrow night–and 51 will be the low. Cold enough to snow, then warm up, then rain. That’s how it’s done.

Because we have earthquakes and we (very rarely here) have floods but we simply do not have snow days on our calendars. Except that we did last week on that one commute route.

I do need to go buy milk, don’t I (looking in the fridge.) Such a cliche.

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And bread … don’t forget the bread! ?

It was interesting, last week, hearing the weatherman give instructions on how to drive in snow. People here can’t even drive in rain!!

Stay warm and dry.

Comment by Anne 02.12.19 @ 12:14 am

I burst out laughing reading you: that is PRECISELY what I bought at the convenience store this morning. We have a snowstorm on the way.

Thank you for sharing this lovely picture. Such poetry…

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 02.12.19 @ 7:23 am

We call that the “French Toast index” – milk, bread, and eggs!

We’re due for anywhere from 6 to 12 inches overnight tonight. I’m really hoping for a “Blizzard Bag” day – kids are expected to work from home these days. Thank heavens, no going back in mid to late June!

Comment by Pegi F 02.12.19 @ 8:33 am

I went to the store when I realized we were in for 8 days of snow. Right now the snow in my front yard is 2 feet deep, visible where the sidewalk is shoveled. Funny experience at the store: I could not find the canned green beans. I have lived here since 2012 and have not had to buy canned vegetables before so I did not know where they were.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 02.12.19 @ 8:47 am

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