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Thread #36608   Message #1353578
Posted By: Ebbie
10-Dec-04 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
Bill D, I'm quite sure that you and I are not in the same geographic zone- what are you doing with that much rain?

Juneau, Alaska:

Today: Cloudy with rain and snow. Temps nearly steady in the mid to upper 30s. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 80%.

Tonight: Periods of rain and snow. Low 34F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 80%.

Tomorrow: rain and snow in the morning changing to rain late. High 41F. Winds ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 80%.

Tomorrow night: Cloudy and windy with periods of rain. Low 38F. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall may reach one inch.

I once wrote:

                Rain Country

In the winter it's raining; the clouds are dark and low
It's the normal condition - everybody wants it so
With snow-covered mountains, the valleys wet below
In Southeast Alaska we have more rain than snow

In Spring, the clouds are heavy with impending change
Fog and hail, brief sun and wind, we go all the range
There is no predicting, but always - or in the main-
In Southeast Alaska, in Spring there is rain

Ah but in the summer, the misty air's serene
Clothes damp-dry on the line, the grass is cool and green
But hang your coat by the fire lest you go out again
In Southeast Alaska, Summer brings rain.

In Autumn the storms return, dark clouds are in the sky
Wind strips leaves from all the trees and sends them flying high
Galoshes slosh and waters rush. A familiar refrain:
In Southeast Alaska, it's raining. Again.

We're a special kind of people who live here, don't you know
We've made our peace with weathe (with rain, not with snow)
So we take pride in saying- though it may cause some pain-
This is Southeast Alaska. Bring on the rain.