Last night it seemed like thunder rolled and lightning flashed from about 2 AM until 5AM or so. Nearly lightning-illuminated sky in all directions and resulting thunder seeming to be all around. It was not a good night for my sleeping.
Now, after looking at the link in the previous post for Winner weather, it appears all that noise and light show was accompanied by about 0.47 inches of rain. That was enough to keep ground soaked for awhile, but there was enough noise and light for three inches of rain.
I guess I should not gripe about this. At least we are getting some rain. Back in 1976 or so we saw a lot of clouds blow up from the west and then seem to split so the rain went south or north of us. And it was not just my imagination. Corn yields varied from about 25 bushels to 125 bushels per acre in similar fields separated by only three to six miles.
Anyway, weather has been almost too interesting for nearly the last year. I guess that is what is predicted with global warming. Whatever are the limited odds for weather catastrophe, the human race can not afford to gamble what we have done with exploiting fossil fuels can continue lest we make earth uninhabitable for our children or grandchildren.
*** Stay tuned but don't expect politicians intimately linked to fossil fuels to save your world--- Doug Wiken