Friday, January 22, 2010
Winter Weather Wonderland
I have no photos, but I wish I had thought to get a screengrab of the Weather Channel last night, which showed southern Arizona experiencing a (1) high wind warning, (2) severe thunderstorm warning, (3) winter storm warning, (4) BLIZZARD warning, for fuck's sake, and (5) tornado watch. All at the same time. The warnings crawled in red across the bottom of the screen to alarm beep triplets, the wind outside howled and thrashed the trees. This morning it's still raining here in the valley and the mountains appear to be getting thrashed by some kind of large, snowy weather. When I got to work the doves were perched in a ruffled line along the fence, beaks tucked under wings, and a coyote alternately admired himself in a puddle and pointed his nose up to yip into the damp, cold air. It's a day for boots and sweaters and hot soup in the desert.