We just went through this new effect, one I have not seen really described elsewhere. We're among the many suffering from the drought here, so we're amazingly sensitive to the hope of rain.
This got my hopes up-
And yeah, we're kind of in the middle of all that. But?
SQUAT FOR RAIN - out of all that lovely dark green radar (usually heavy) and yellow-orange (usually toad-strangler downpour). Seriously, the deck is barely damp.
What we have here is an Insincere Thunderstorm.
Or perhaps, for the poetically and vulgarly inclined: a Pissant Thunderstorm.
'Cause that's how much water we got; about as much as an ant could piss.
(actually, it's still dark as hell, and I'm hoping if I insult it enough, it'll eventually RAIN on us...)
Actually, later- no, it never did. So-
Ok, or, just Understorm.
Yet another horror awaiting us all as the climate goes over the edge. Big promises- but it was only teasing. The grass - is outraged, I assure you; and my neighbors who were hoping this would save their corn may be opening their arteries as we speak.
And I would like to talk to the radar people. What's up with this!!??? Seriously- I sweat more water than this big blockbuster official "Severe Thunderstorm Warning" produced.
sigh. Back to sweating.
You guys should, like, vote. I'm currently liking Dunderstorm, myself. Noisy, but totally incompetent.