Well, it's winter at night and May in the day. Allergies, aches, and allt he worst of both. Whee? Pfft. How's your weather?
After much griping from people about Polish, I finally got to gripe back about a non-Slavic language. Found a word in German lesson that starts "LHN". Uh... Where do I start? How? Eek! (Dative. It's a thing in German that I barely know and really hate already.) But I hit 100 words stored in vocabulary, whee! Now, if the server won't crash today...
So what are some odd weather phenomena, other than Fibro Barometer Bodies?
I think my favorite is the "gustnado". I've seen these. For something so rare, it sure shows up around me. One went right up our road about 10 years ago. I was like, "Hello! Haven't seen you since I was last in the big flat country out middle of the USA..." Anyway, it's a bit like a dust devil or other non-tornado wind event --- caused in this case by the big downdraft of air when a big thunderstorm pushes into town. Sometimes the wind can be strong enough, and the topography right enough, for a spiral of air ot form, which then goes briefly vertical. Such downbursts can be as bad as a small tornado for damage as is. Add in a bit of vertical lift, and it gets creepy.
Gustnados aren't attached to the clouds, as tornadoes are. Thus... Not a real tornado. More a gust-devil, or storm-devil as my mom's family calls them. Anyway, seeing one go dancing up your road is always a bit odd.
"Solar tsunamis" are misnamed. They're a shockwave on the sun from solar activity, and give an effect of a tsunami. Technically, thesea re Moreton-Ramsey waves, and while weird, they're really something only worrisome to, y'know, space agencies. And nerds. They don't affect the planet Earth.
I've also been hit by actual tornados, and this next "odd" phenom: The Derecho. The derecho is really just a broad, long-lived front of strong wind/thunderstorms. It sort of looks like this on weather radar: ). While a "bow echo" in a storm is bad, a derecho is a *storm line* that forms that same bow, and the winds can knock things flat. And, unlike a single storm, a derecho can get stronger as it goes. My area got hit by one about a decade ago, and it sent the neighbor's tree into my porch. The neighbor four houses down, I'll add. A mature tree about 50 years old. Yeah. Fun times... I think the winds in that one hit 85 mph, I'd have to look it up. We were not amused. I'll take a gustnado. It's smaller and goes away in a minute. Derechos travel. One started as a small bow-echo line in Indiana and became a huge-scary derecho that slammed the mid_Atlantic back in 2012. (I looked it up.)
Now, according to the wise sources of the world, Thundersnow is also rare (nope, been there a few times), as is colored snow (volcanic ash, or dust from a desert, etc., can color snow, and I've seen that a couple times, too, so how rare is it? I'm not that well-traveled!)...
"Twin tornadoes", or two twisterss spawned by one storm cell, are also supposedly rare. Which is why they're seen so often... Relatively speaking, of course. They don't last long, as the energy needed to keep up one tornado is pretty high, so... I did see one from a distance, when I lived out in the Midwest. We had no basement, so tornado warnings meant we were safer driving out of the county ASAP Creepy stuff.
And, then, there is the RAREST weather of all: FIBRO_FRIENDLY! :-D
OK, here's to the day being calm and weather-benign... I have laundry, cats, etc. I have to trim back some cat claws, and buy a new flea comb. (Hubby tossed ours for reasons unknown even to him!) BLah blah blah... Blah...
And on my fifth try, I managed to not delete my own post. Argh. It's Monday. Fine. Whatevs.We have video of our cat Dixie trying to kill birds on the TV screen, but I can't get it to upload (hence the deletions) so just imagine a cat trying to bite a flatscreen TV and being quite miffed she couldn't get the bird!Today we see the genetics counselor about getting Hubby checked fo rgenes that could...
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