Monday, September 11, 2006
Yesterday I talked about "enoying" the Humidity.
Well, today it is downright miserable. Everyone
here seems to be somewhat used to it, but since
I've been living in a desert of some sort for the
past five years, I really don't know how they do
it here. The people that sell water to households
must do a thriving business, because even though I
just took a shower, I feel I could use one again.
I know this isn't the jungle, or even Florida,
but 80% is a lot more than is tolerable.
My sister has told me she hates the weather here
because it's miserably hot in the summer and
bone-chilling cold in the winter months. They
used to live in Phoenix and found the summers
a lot more tolerable. Now that's pretty bad.
Yesterday I found out I was about an hour ahead
of a big storm that came through the area north
of Elk City. There was even a funnel cloud spotted
and hail. If nothing else, this state has great
weather people. If there were minor league and
major league "weathermen" in this country, Oklahoma
would be the New York Yankees and everyone else the
Toledo Mud Hens. They take it very seriously and
constantly run radar maps and storm alerts. Most
houses have tornado cellars in their back yards too.
Nevertheless, this is all a bit of a change for me
as I'm used to 300 days a year of sunshine, eight
inches of rain and 30% humidity being downright
balmy, I might get used to it by the time I leave...
Posted by Tom Hamann at 3:07 PM