Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond (birdhousefrog) wrote,
Oz Whiston writing as Oz Drummond

Weather Trivia

Weatherdude emailed me a NWS piece of weather trivia about the past couple of weeks. We are pretty much on record for the coldest couple of weeks in April, ever. 1907 beat out 2007 in DC, but not in Baltimore. (Must be where they keep the instruments.) And January was warmer than the past couple of weeks, as if most of us hadn't realized that. So screwed up is the weather, winter was warmer than spring.

At least, I think I have all that correct.

On the precip front, the past couple of weeks have been among the top ten rainiest for those weeks in April. I had been thinking the weather was far more like March than April. No wonder the peepers are happy. But...that said, I'm quite happy it's been rainy. Because we were already down for the year and now we should be pretty well caught up. Dry springs are not a good thing. Frost this late is rough, but is well within the norm. Trees were blooming on top of each other, but the redbuds, apples and crabapples have held off. Spring is said to be returning by this weekend.

It actually made it easier to get the last week of tax returns finished.

Off to write. Ideas and snippets from last year have been rattling around in my brain. Where did I put those journal notebooks???

Frog Out

Oh yes, and. I've developed a headache from trying to catch up on my f-list and read up on the stupid SFWA flamewar created by the exiting VP who isn't even willing to be on the internet and has others posting his emails. Not to mention being ticked by his sanctimonious statement that he harvests his trees and burns them for fuel, as if he were the only person doing that and this activity somehow justifies his lack of time to be connected to the rest of the world (he's the VP, for crissake). Some of us can harvest trees and blog too. And refrain from being techno-phobes, no less.
Tags: farm, weather

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