Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Twenty Percent

chance of thunderstorms, that is.

Yeah, right. Weather Underground amuses me with this little .gif.

There's nothing on the radar, so the most that we can hope for is a convection thunderstorm. They're predicting 96/72 for today, which is a whole lot better than the 101 we suffered through yesterday. As counterpoint, at 9:40 a.m. local, my heat monitoring instrument showed 94 degrees on my shaded patio.

This is a standard summer weather pattern. In Louisiana in the summertime there's always a 20 percent chance of a late afternoon thunderstorm. We might get a half-inch of rain, at Momma's house five miles away, she only hears the thunder. Or vice versa. Summertime rain around here is a very local event.

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