In Pt. 1, I took issue with something our local meteorologist said, “It is impossible for us [meteorologists] to successfully do our jobs and keep you safe if… .” To which I replied: A successful meteorologist provides the information I need– in a timely fashion and with the relevant meteorological analysis– to act in accordance
I took this screen shot and sent it to Miss M who replied, “Ha! That’s pretty bitchy.” She did not realize Joel was a meteorologist. There were a couple of replies to Joel’s tweet, one from a newcomer to Mississippi who admitted she was not yet familiar with the state’s 83 county locations. She thanked
Not to worry. My computer had just had a conversation with my printer and I had failed to flip the switch. Rain started at 3, 8/10th of an inch so far. It’s April in Mississippi.
It’s like a broken record. And what’s funny about that is in another 20 years most folks will understand the meaning of that but few will know what it means.
I’m tending the roses and grapes today. Big job. The grapes have really taken off but I did not realize they had so many suckers. Must go. Roses need attention. Big garden! Guess what? It’s going to rain! And not just any old rain, thunderstorms and lightening and possible hail and tornadoes. I’ve been outside
Kat & Tony’s weekly newsletter from Penang, Malaysia, mentioned natural disasters and survival. They noted that most “survival situations” are resolved within 72 hours. (Mississippi’s Emergency Management agency’s motto is “The first 72 are on you.”) They also linked a video from Uncharted Supply Company promoting a bug out bag (BOB), Seventy2. As I have
Via ace.mu.nu Tornado update coming. We are fine. Others are not.
The chicken & pastry is done, at least we’ll be well-fed.
@USTornadoes Good advise. Also, put a flashlight in your pocket clean the kitchen & run the dishwasher pick stuff up from the floor– make sure the path to your tornado room is clear wash & dry a load of towels be sure everything is fully charged, including your battery packs and weather radio Think it
The radar images you see at the various weather sites are all “smoothed.” RAdio Detection And Ranging Radar is a detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects. It can be used to detect aircraft, ships, spacecraft, guided missiles, motor vehicles, weather formations, and terrain. A radar system consists of a transmitter producing electromagnetic waves in the radio or microwaves domain, a transmitting antenna, a receiving antenna (often the same
√ I know that’s not a check mark. The ability to improvise comes in handy sometimes.
It’s going to rain!
Yesterday evening’s sky. So much going on. In the large photo, can you see the whisps coming up from the bottom and arching out to the left (north)? The wind at the time was from the south/southeast. So is it visible water vapor rising? I feel sorry for folks who don’t have an evening sky
More than a quarter of an inch so far and Missy is not happy about it. Missy’s self conception is that of a free spirit of a certain sort. But truth be told, she’s a creature of habit. It’s well past time for the morning run and she has a lot of pent up energy.
I’m taking it easy today. JK! (That’s kid speak for “just kidding.”) [For the toxic among you, I’ll be talking about Makitta drills below!] After our return from Memphis, I had five and one-half days to get the joint– including the Bunkhouse and some outside parts– ready for company on Saturday afternoon. And not just
What the heck? [That is a cleaned up version of what I muttered as I— at 5 in the ante m— walked into the kitchen.]
Haha! The first lightening strike was at 4:20am. The closest was 1 mile away. We got 0.40″ of rain right there over on the fencepost. We had 23 lightning strikes. The current temperature over there on the fencepost is 55 and falling; humidity 77% and rising; pressure, 29.92″ Hg and rising. I’m pretty sure my
So exciting. My weather station beeps a warning beep every times there’s a lightening strike within 25 miles. 5am. Pitch black dark. Hot coffee. Radar scope. Beep.
Yesterday the Farmhand was trying to extract some nails from a 2×4 without a proper hammer. (J-Man! Where are all of my hammers?) I procured a tool from the depths of a tool box that would help with the final phase– the part where you’ve reverse-hammered the nail back into the wood but now have
It’s raining. As of yesterday late afternoon, the models were forecasting mostly sunny. I was going to play with my new solar toy. I’ll keep you updated.