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Surprise Shower

See this picture? Pretty much ten minutes earlier, nothing but blue sky. The Midwest. Weather wise, it’s a little wacky. But as the girls will tell you, the wind was fun:

At least until the wall of rain hit. But by then we were all inside. Except the dog, whose chose that moment to go tromping through the muddy garden. Dogs. I’m telling you.

By John Scalzi

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We got the same storm about 6 Eastern (we’re in central Indiana) and it finished the demolition on our old garage… The roof was already off, but now the walls are off the pad, too… And scattered over a couple of acres. Oops.

Of course, every other dog in the neighborhood was cowering under the kitchen table.

Anyway, the Midwest has nothing on New England in terms of wackiness. Parts of Vermont got a foot of snow early last week. These days? Temperatures in the 80’s. (Fahrenheit, that is. High 20’s for those of you with a sane measurement system.)

“New England — don’t like the weather? Just wait a minute.”

My dog (a little Shetland Sheepdog) loves the rain. The harder it is, the better.

He will wait until the storm is at its worst, complete with apocalyptic floods and Zeus himself tromping across the landscape making a racket before scratching at the door to go out.

Crazy canine.

We had a nice storm front move through Boston this afternoon, it got surprisingly windy and dark. However where I sit in Somerville we only got a few drops as the front move through.

I want a nice Mid-Western thunderstorm.

as someone who is constitutionally unable to address a dog in any way other than “Who’s a buddy? YOU ARE? YOU ARE???” I urge you to forgive Kodi’s water-and-soil-based transgressions.

How is this for wackiness, here in the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico, we had three inches of heavy wet snow on top of a layer of ice this morning. It was so slick out the state police closed the highway for a few hours. By the afternoon the temps were in the upper 60’s with a cool breeze, blue sky, and sunshine.

Just a bit south of you and didn’t get much more than damn muddy damn paws. Oh, and one very muddy beard, because puddles always taste better than the stuff in clean water bowls.

A couple of friends were at the Dayton Dragon’s ball game last night. They saw the clouds come in and circle the field a couple of times, like an alien ship, and then leave..only about 6 drops of rain. Global Wierding…

@Bearpaw: same deal here in Edmonton.

We had beautiful weather – wandering around in shorts and a T-shirt weather. Then this morning I woke up to an inch of snow in the yard, more falling down, and a horizontal tree. *sigh*

At least this time we’re not trying to move someone in it…

(and this is why the adage is to never plant your garden before the May long weekend!)

Currently almost 80 degrees here in SoCal- luckily Scalzi went home and took his weather with him. (of course, we may be wishing we had that rain pretty soon……)

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