Monday, January 25, 2010
Crazy Weather, Lovely Mist
Over 50 degrees today and pouring rain. All day. On the radio, the weather service was posting flood warnings, due to the heavy rains and rapidly melting snow. So I set off to look for one. I guess I'm just one of those crazy people who love crazy weather: blizzards, windstorms, thunder and lightning, floods. So long as nobody gets hurt.
I drove around Saratoga Lake and up into the hills between the lake and Saratoga Battlefield, revisiting spots that I know have flooded before. I didn't find any major flooding, just a few creeks that had overflowed their banks in low-lying areas.
The most interesting weather phenomenon today was the fog overlying the frozen lake. The hills and trees on the opposite shore took on a dreamlike quality, emerging from the mist like some far-off Bali Ha'i.