Monday, August 7, 2017


This is a photograph of our clear blue sky tonight.

Not a cloud in sight.

Probably won't be any until the weekend, if the Weather Gods are predicting correctly.

They blew it in Tulsa last night as three tornadoes touched down in the mid-city without any warning, causing a lot of damage, a few dozen injuries but no deaths.

The Weather Gods there say the twisters came from clouds close to the ground and therefore were unpredictable.

In New Orleans a lot of rain in a short period of time overpowered the city's pumping stations and caused yet another flooded Crescent City.

And the beat goes on.

Meanwhile, here in Arizona, the skies are blue and no rain is in sight until the weekend.

Good news for the people down around Mayer who have been flooded by rain falling on ground barren after a forest fire a few weeks ago.

I often say that I live in the best possible climate zone.

I just hope the Weather Gods don't make me eat my words.


joared said...

This photo reminds me of our first travel, West from the Midwest -- the mesmerizing blue skies that went on forever -- so when the opportunity came to move to Phoenix/Scottsdale area we didn't mind in the least settling below Camelback Mtn and Road. Prescott, Sedona were attractive after we'd been there for awhile, but So Cal, later, hasn't turned out too badly either.

Tom Cochrun said...

I'd have to quibble with your claim, a bit, good sir. I find the California central coast almost perfect.

Stephen Hayes said...

It's been hot here in Oregon, and more heat is on the way.

Steve Reed said...

That is a beautiful sky! It's definitely NOT what we're experiencing here in London today.

The Bug said...

We've had a couple of rainy days - makes mowing hit or miss. We might need a hay baler - ha!

William Kendall said...

Weather forecasting is really only good for the next three hours. Then accuracy goes down the tubes.