Sunday, December 14, 2008

Journal: Sunday, 12/14/08

►  South wind continues rocking and rolling, pumping up warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico.  (49ºF/9ºC @ 2:00 AM)  After the arrival of a new cold front forecast for tomorrow, we will get the warm, moist air back as cold air and ice.

►  Weather:  Same song; second verse.  Strong and gusty south wind with gradually increasing temperatures.  52ºF/11ºC @ 10:00 AM.  Precipitation varying between drizzle and a light rain.  Our gradually increasing temperatures are forecast to come to a screeching halt late today when a new cold front moves through our area.  Below freezing temperatures and a "wintry mix" of precipitation is forecast for the next couple of days.  The gusty south wind is blowing rain all the way across the 10' wide porch that runs the length of our house.  The wet porch ought to be interesting once the temperature drops below freezing.

►  ISP:  Also, same song; second verse.  Ozzie is down again this morning.  I'm really glad I don't have a business that might get some last-minute Christmas orders online.  Wait a minute!  I do own a business that might get a few last-minute Christmas orders online.  Grumble, grumble, grumble.

►  Jo washed a load of white clothes and hung them in front of the wood stove to dry.  The stove doesn't happen to be going at the moment, but I'll surely rekindle a fire later today.  (53ºF/11ºC @ noon)

►  Afternoon:  Overcast persisted, but no rain or drizzle fell.  We took our afternoon walk up to the gate and back since it was to wet to walk in the woods.  With the overcast, strong wind and damp air, it wasn't a very pleasant walk, but we got the job done.  57ºF/13ºC @ 5:00 PM

►  In addition to our routine chores and computer housekeeping, Jo and I have gotten quite a bit of show bookkeeping done.  Ozzie has still not come back online.  61ºF/16ºC @ 10:00 PM.

►  Wind has shifted to the north and the temperature is dropping dramatically.  Light rain falling.  46ºF/7ºC @ 10:45 PM.

►  Midnight:  Light rain falling ... moderate to slightly gusty north wind ... 36ºF/2ºC.

►  Weather Summary:  High = 61ºF/16ºC.  Low = 36ºF/2ºC.    AM = Overcast ... strong and gusty south wind ... light rain or drizzle.  PM = Overcast ... no precipitation ... strong and gusty south wind switching to north around 10 PM ... Rainfall today = .3" ... Rainfall this month = 1.0".

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