Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What are those big gray puffy things in the sky?

The weather weirdness continues here in Southern California. It's September, and we're about to get our first winter storm, which is either wildly late or wildly early, depending on how you look at it:
A storm moving toward the Southland from British Columbia is bringing unseasonably cold temperatures, snow at high elevations and the first rain in Los Angeles in about 150 days.

Meteorologists say it is the Southland's first winter storm, arriving months ahead of schedule and sending temperatures eight to 15 degrees below normal. . . .

The last measurable rain was April 22, Lindaman said.
LA Times (emphasis added). Either way, this is very exciting. I have the windows open and I can feel the storm coming: the air is cooler, the trees are swaying in a steady breeze that seems to be building, the clouds are gathering, and, for the first time in a very long time, I can't see the sun.

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