Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The presence and absence of rain

To all my friends suffering through a drought in Indiana, I know where your rain is — we've got it, or at least part of it. This time of year it's supposed to be partially overcast with temps in the mid to upper 60s. What we have is heavily overcast with temps in the upper 50s and rain. Perfect March day, only it's mid-July. The rain should have stopped in May.

Summer behind the Redwood Curtain is often foggy. The inland mountains and valleys heat up and draw in the cooler air from the ocean leaving the coast socked in with fog in the early morning and overcast after that. Most days, it clears in the afternoon. It hasn't been clearing this year. The effect is oppressive. I might even say the affect is oppressive. I'm hoping that both the Mid-western drought and the overcast behind the Redwood Curtain lift soon.

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