Saturday, May 10, 2008

How's the weather?

So yesterday it started to precipitate. Usually you'd expect rain in May. After all, it does bring on the flowers, right?

Not so where I live. I'm sitting at my computer and look up in time to see this giant rolling cloud of white closing in. It isn't more than ten seconds before we are slammed with snow, high wind, and general chaos for the next half an hour. In that time, it dumped approx. one inch of snow, blew over tiny buildings like the rabbit condo, and made most of the locals--including me--express in explicits exactly how we feel about snow this late in the season.

If you haven't already guessed it, I live in Montana. It is, in my humble opinion, one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is also a place where one can experience snow twelve months of the year. Sure, you make go from twenty degrees and two inches of snow to eighty degrees and blistering sunburn all in a single day, but you can't beat that Big Sky.

I would love to read about the weather in your area. I'm fascinated by drastic changes in weather (yes, I actually DO watch the weather channel) and want to learn more about it.

Please post a response so I may learn more about your area. I did live through tornado warnings in Missouri last week . I'll wait until another day to post the details of THAT adventure.

1 comment:

Lindsay Townsend said...

Hi Allie,
Fascinating post! To me, you sound to have dramatic, extreme weather! But the big skies sound glorious.

I live in northern England so May at the moment is sunshine and showers. Lots of humid days, bits of thunder, swift showers. Birds are busy nesting and flowers and trees blooming. Cherry and apple trees in blossom - cherry first and then apple.

Also get a lot of grey, drab days that are simply dull!

Your weather sounds exciting!
Best, Lindsay