Category Archives: Weather

Rain, Rain, Go Away

Aside, perhaps, from some vacationers at the Gulf beaches, you will not hear anyone around here singing that song. After a prolonged (but doubtless not unprecedented) drought, we have finally had close to 3″ of rain in the past 48 … Continue reading

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Bright Blue Again

Two years ago I rhapsodized about “October’s bright-blue weather,” and it seems to be here again. I love the clear, crisp days of autumn, and now, after weeks of record-challenging heat and humidity, we are beginning to see a break, … Continue reading

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Walking after Ida

To reassure my brother in Japan, I will say, “We are still here.” Apparently yesterday was a slow news day and Weather Channel addicts especially may have gotten the idea that “Hurricane” Ida was actually a major and dangerous storm. … Continue reading

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Walking Through Soup

Because the Methodist church “gym” where I have been exercising on weekdays is not open on Sundays, I had no choice but to walk outside, so I was viewing the weather with more interest than usual. Although the forecast for … Continue reading

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Rain in the Desert

It’s been very dry here lately, and the vegetation was looking alarmingly brown. All last week the forecasters kept promising rain (at least a slight chance) and cooler temperatures toward the end of the week, but it continued dry, with … Continue reading

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Open Windows

The past couple of weeks have been one of those brief idyllic periods in Fairhope when it is neither too cool nor too warm to leave the windows and doors open. It’s been so pleasant to have the fresh breezes … Continue reading

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Our Fickle Weather

About a month ago I wrote that the fickleness of our weather makes it hard to become acclimated to the cold. Several times since then I’ve been tempted to post a follow-up citing actual temperatures to prove that I did … Continue reading

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Walking (not singing, certainly not dancing) in the Rain

Yesterday was definitely not a day for walking. When I came home from my ballet class around 10 a.m., it was nasty out—cold, very windy, not actually raining but looking as if it might at any moment. When I walked … Continue reading

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Will Power Weather

You folks in/from the Frozen North can snigger all you like (and, yes, you Midwestern snowbirds, I’m talking to you; I’ve seen you out there in your Bermuda shorts), but when the temperature dips below 50° here on the Gulf … Continue reading

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October’s Bright Blue Weather

When I was in junior high school, “morning announcements” were broadcast to homeroom classes over the P.A. (public address system or intercom), as I believe is still true (at least in U.S. public schools). The announcements were made, however, not … Continue reading

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