Sunday, March 13, 2011

Springing forward..and the storm!

This morning we sprung ahead one hour! While I LOVE the extra hour of daylight in the evening, it will be extra hard to get out of bed for the next few mornings. Today dawned sunny and unseasonably warm. The temperature was in the low 60's and it felt like late Spring. But as the morning progressed,  it became increasingly dark and windy. By noontime the wind was really gusting. Around 2 PM I was in town and noticed that the western sky was ink black. Within a half hour, winds gusting up to 60 mph hit with a torrential downpour. I made it home safely and listened to it howl outside. We later learned that many, many trees fell over during the storm and hundreds of homes are without power tonight. Thankfully, we survived without any damage on the property and still have a lit, warm home.

1 comment:

D said...

safe and sound is a wonderful thing! We experienced the 60 mph wind gusts last week that leveled our metal gazebo, but besides lots of cleanup of fir branches, all is well.

As for the time, I wish they would leave well enough alone and stop fooling with the natural order of things.