Thursday, March 10, 2011

Grim & grimmer....


I must sound like a broken record by now, but hey, I don't make the weather, just report it.

On the 25th we got 8~10" of heavy wet snow.  Then on the 28th 2" of rain on top of the snow caused a lot of flooding.  Up in Gates Mills the dam broke and a wave of water raced downstream.

Cleanup is still ongoing and people are pumping out houses.  Over the weekend we received another 2" of rain.  Then since yesterday so far we've gotten about 1.5".  And it's still coming down.

I went out for groceries this morning and saw flooded fields and the nearby creek has turned into a lake with a rolling current down the middle.
There's just no place for the water to go anymore.

It's going to rain all day and into early evening.  Then things will get ... bad.


Rain will turn to freezing rain, then ice, then heavy wet snow:  4-6 inches tonight, then another 4-6 inches tomorrow.  And, as the weatherman says, "....with locally heavier accumulations to the south."  Which means south of Cleveland.  Which means us here in Canton.

Many have put up a brave face this winter, but the fight is gone out of some of us (mainly - me).

I'm so tired of it all.  Just so darn tired. 

But the daffs don't seem to mind. (Maybe they just don't know any better.)  Still....they do hold the promise of Spring.

Hope.  Hope.  Hope.

Guess I'll just curl up on the couch and watch a movie.  Oh goody....

They're showing "The Day After Tomorrow".

Oh. Perfect. Juuuust perfect.  :-/

Alright, instead I'm going down to the basement where I'm way past playing with seeds and sprouts.  I'm practically farming! 

Friday Morning: 

The first wave ~ 8".
More to come...
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  1. Kris, they talked about your state on the weather this morning and I cringed for you.

    It looks like most of the northeast is being hit too. Poor flooding New Jersey and now the earthquake in Japan and the tsunami!

    I will be thinking of you.

  2. Glenda - Thanks for thinking of me. Rest assured, I'm fine. I still have power and that is key. There are folks in much more trouble than me today. Like you, I'll be glued to the TV as things unfold.


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