The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36608   Message #3985920
Posted By: keberoxu
04-Apr-19 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: What's the weather like where you are?
Subject: RE: What's the weather like where you are?
Am I in the northeastern United States,
or in the Four Corners region?

Spring is a rather different experience in those two areas
of the same continent.

What is going on outside the window
as I enter data at this public computer station at the library branch,
looks like spring in the Four Corners

-- the Four Corners, for those of you who don't know this expression,
is a cross-shaped formation of state lines in the lower Forty-Eight.
The four states in question are
Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Spring there is not a rainy season.
Spring can mean moisture, insofar as the warmth of the season
results in melting snowpack on mountain peaks,
with the consequence of rising rivers and flash floods.
But the seasonal spring wind in the Four Corners,
in my experience,
is a warm and witheringly dry wind
which loosens up all the dried-up growth that turns into
that unforgettable sight,
The Tumbleweed.

At the moment I am looking at weather for tumbleweeds:
the sky is the driest possible blue, of piercing clarity
and not the remotest sign of humidity.
The wind is dangerous, in fact
power lines have come down in the last twenty four hours
and some people are still without utilities in their residences.

... and have I mentioned dust?
Which region has more dust in it?