I sat indoors today working on my computer looking out of the window from time to time, as the rain just poured down in bucketfuls. It got me thinking that this year, the weather is acting different than in previous years.
The first 6 months, we had more than our fair share of rain, garnering 30 plus inches by June. That is a normal years average rainfall and we got it in the first 6 months. It does raise the question, why? We are now coming to the end of October and have received a whole lot more. I know that I have measured more than 16 inches in the past 2 weeks and we are not done yet. Global warming maybe or is it just El Nino? Of course, we really need the rain to make up for the past several years of drought. It’s either feast or famine….
One thing you can say about Texas weather is that it does not happen in small doses, except for a real winter that is. Take our Spring time, other than this year when we had a very nice one that lasted more than a couple of weeks, we normally get 2 days and we are into Summer. When I say into, I mean big time as usually we are hit with many 100 plus degree days when we yearn for the weather that we are currently having. Seems like there is no happy medium.
Oh well, I could still be living back in the old country where we had more rainy days than sunny ones even in a good year. I lived in the “Sunspot of the South” and the continuous rain was was one of the reasons, that given the opportunity, I came here. I landed in Fort Plain in Upper New York State in 1967, and there, it was not uncommon to get 60 inches of snow a year and freezing weather below zero when come Labor Day, everything shuts down, the car won’t start and worse, you have to shovel the driveway just to get out….
You just can’t please some people.