Thursday, October 16, 2003

I love this...this crazy weather!



We have had about 5-8mm of rain fall every hour since midnight. That's something like 100mm of rain so far today and look what's in store:



HOWE SOUND

2:24 PM PDT THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER 2003



HEAVY RAINFALL WARNING FOR

HOWE SOUND CONTINUED

RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 40 TO 100 MILLIMETRES ARE FORECAST FOR THE SOUTH

COAST.



THIS IS A WARNING THAT HEAVY RAIN IS IMMINENT OR OCCURRING IN THESE

REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.





AN INTENSE FRONTAL SYSTEM REMAINS DRAPED OVER THE SOUTH COAST BRINGING HEAVY RAIN TO MANY AREAS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 40 TO 80 MM HAVE BEEN REPORTED SO FAR AND A FURTHER 20 TO 50 MM CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. THE RAIN WILL EASE SOMEWHAT THIS EVENING BUT INTENSIFY AGAIN FRIDAY AS THE FRONT STALLS OVER THE SOUTH COAST.




Don't you love that language? The front is "draped over the south coast." That pretty much describes the scene outside my window at the moment. Not windy right now, but cloaked in moisture. The gales are expected tonight.



The rainiest day so far this year was 33mm back in April. We did that before the sun came up. Do you have any idea how much 100mm of rain is? That's four inches. Somthing like a CD case standing up. More than the average annual rainfall for Saudi Arabia.



And we have three or four more days of this, meaning that between now and Sunday night, we should have had close to a foot of rain if it all falls according to schedule. If it sounds like I'm writing too much about rain it's because, well, it's raining A LOT.



Have a peek at the weather links on the left for the various photos and obersvations of this system that is currently soaking us and blasting us with gales.