Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Iowa Summer

The humidity today has been incredible, with a heat index of 101 degrees, and tonight a powerful cold front is sweeping into the state from Nebraska, with the radar showing ugly amoebas of red racing to the northeast at 45 miles an hour, as the cooler, drier air rolls across the prairies, lifting the moist, heavy air to form billowing thunderheads to 50,000 feet. I turned on the garden lights and went for a walk, with distant lightning flickering constantly on the western horizon, and a warm wind from the southwest, starting to swirl and gust fitfully, rustling the leaves in the tops of the tall black cherry trees. Wind to 60 miles an hour, rain, and possible hail are expected. It will be a rocky night.

Hope that is the storm that is approaching us now. I could use a temperature drop!
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