The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608   Message #3073542
Posted By: Ebbie
13-Jan-11 - 03:18 AM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
Dumb question here, but I don't mean it to be insensitive: When there is a long drought and then heavy rains causing floods- is there an impact on the drought? Do things green up and grow? Or does flooding strip the topsoil?

In any case I recognize that it's horrendous. I have a couple of acres in a small valley in Oregon through which a creek runs. Some years it rises out of its banks and people pack their campers with emergency supplies in case they have to flee. But I've never experienced anything like what is happening in the land of Oz this year.

Here in Juneau, Alaska, it is clear and cold. 11F, with the wind chill factored in, it's minus 9. We expect a low of 5 tonight and tomorrow night a thermometer low of minus 1 is forecast.

A scary thought is of a possible area-wide power outage. Outages are fairly common in Juneau- partly because high winds are frequent. We've had some strong gusts these last 24 hours - gusts to 60 and 70 miles an hour are not uncommon - and the high wind warning has been extended to tomorrow afternoon, subject to revision.