Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Summer storms

Well, just because I'm a wee bit afraid that I shall lose power in a bit, I figured I'd report that it's currently thunderstorming like it's the end of the world right now. Zoe is alternately running around half-frightened out of her wits or nursing on her blanket-mommy for comfort.

How's the weather where you live? We've had an unusually wet summer for NJ so far, which has limited outdoor activities. On the other hand, we really haven't had to water the plants, and my cherry tomatoes are actually starting to appear (six baby ones, at last count!).

14 comments:

Ryan Field said...

I like not having to water anything in the evening here in New Hope, PA, where the rain has been fairly regular.

Kim said...

It's cloudy, hot and sticky just a wee bit north of you, but no rain yet.

Mmmm... nothing says summer like Jersey tomatoes (unless it's Jersey corn). One of the best things about living here! =)

Scott said...

In my part of Utah (a bit south of Salt Lake City), we haven't had measurable rain since early June. It's hotter and drier than normal (and normal is hot and dry enough). We've had some threats of thunderstorms the last couple nights and need them badly, but in this kind of weather, our thunderstorms tend to be dry, so all we get out of them are lightning-sparked wildfires. It's already been the worst fire season in history (at least we've had the biggest fire ever--started by lightning, by the way--plus several others).

We'd love to have your thunderstorms right now, but only if we got your rain with them.

joycemocha said...

We've had evil heat weather here in PDX, until the last few days where it's alternately cooled off and is now raining.

Nothing like a nice summer rain, especially when it was verging on 100 degrees F last week.

BuffySquirrel said...

Poor Zoe. Caitlin doesn't like thunderstorms, either, and we've had a lot of them lately. During the last one, she was discovered cowering under the bed.

Conduit said...

It has been raining constantly here for weeks, and I mean torrential downfalls. There's been flooding in some places and a few people across the Irish Sea in Britain have lost their lives.

Even today, the sun comes out for a little while, and next thing there's another deluge. I'm getting really, really sick of it!

Anyone who thinks climate change isn't happening needs to take a look out my window. :(

Candace Salima . . . the LDS Nora Roberts said...

I'm out west. We've got nothing but a breeze, bright blue skies and a relentless western sun beating down upon our poor heads. Too bad we can't get a balanced mixture of the weather out east and the weather out west (not west coast, but west.)

Good luck with the weather.

KingM said...

It's been wet and cool here in Northern New England. It suits my tastes just fine, but I also own an inn and the rain does hurt business.

Lee Ann Ward said...

Things were very dry here in Irvington, AL for a while, and then the rains came! It has rained every afternoon for about 2 weeks now.

Aneeka said...

We were dry here in Southern Japan until a typhoon rolled by last weekend. Now we've got plenty of water, including flooding.

But at least the rice fields are happy. =)

David said...

Close to 100 degrees, humidity around 10% or so. Occasional clouds and thunder, but no rain. Lawns dying everywhere.

Typical Denver summer.

kathie said...

We've had a smokin'rainy summer. I loooooovvvvvee summer rain! Even on a wedding day.

LadyBronco said...

Colorado is hot and dry.

It got up to 90 today, I believe. No rain, and the wind is even hot.

But I can't complain too much. My bro lives in Mesa, Az, and according to him, it's been in the 110+ range every day for over three weeks now.

That just sucks.

BernardL said...

Typical Bay Area California weather: slightly overcast in the mornings with sunshine burning it off by mid-morning, with temps in the high sixties to low seventies. Of course if we get any weather out of the ordinary for a few days, I'll be sure to blame it on global warming. :)