Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A New Effect Of Global Warming...

Yeah, yeah, climate change, what the hey.  This comes under the category of Global Weirding, a phrase I first heard at least 15 years ago, but which has recently started to gain steam.  Or my own choice to describe where we are; Climate Collapse.

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-

Or.  Dunderstorm.

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.

6 comments:

knutty knitter said...

How is your little creek? I'm hoping it still has some flow but in a drought, who knows! BTW you can have some of our rain for free. I'd like some fine winter sun :)

viv in nz

Robyn M said...

We had a big storm front come through. I watched in desperate anticipation--I hit refresh on the Wunderground map every 3 minutes. I saw the main body of the storm head south, but a diligent little cloud--just the size of our city on the map--head right for us. And then I watched, refresh, refresh, refresh, as that little storm cloud stopped right on the highway that borders our city, *back up* (I wouldn't dare make this up) and then swing south. Then I watched another diligent little storm cloud 1/2 an hour later DO EXACTLY THE SAME THING.

I cried.

Greenpa said...

Knutty Viv- alas, the little creek is dry; it's serious drought. Actually we've been well below normal precip for over a year now, it's cumulative.

Robyn- Yeah, it's not funny, when it's your plants and animals struggling to survive. Your scenario is what we lived all through the summer of 1988. Watched storm after storm - rain somewhere else. But NOW- it's like the PerUniverse has upped the ante on us. We got a storm- but we didn't.

Jen said...

I didn't expect you to be in that neck of the woods! I grew up just south of you! My parents are still there, but off grid now and on a new property these last couple years. I've been reading your blog and passing on ideas to them, but they kept saying you must be in a more temperate climate. How funny and ironic; they will not have that excuse anymore. I empathize with the rain situation. I call them everyday to see how they are handling the heat. The spring on their property is dried up now. It's a scary situation.

Luddene Perry said...

Here in Nebraska it's been the same as for Robyn. Every storm has fizzled out before it ever reached us. Last night I saw a good storm coming straight for us on Wunderground and ran out to set all my buckets under the eves. This morning I put them all away - empty and dry. I planted over 100 new trees, shrubs, etc. in April and now am going crazy trying to keep them all watered. I've lost maybe 25% of them so far.

MaryContrary said...

Maybe some of what we got here in northwest Indiana will come your way--about 2 inches yesterday. We could use more but aren't holding our breath. Right now we are simply enjoying a day below 90.