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Arctic Blast…

arctic blastWell, it finally got cold enough here to ice up the lake. The past couple of days we’ve been experiencing an Arctic Blast. I can imagine all my friends and family in Nebraska and Utah laughing hysterically as I say this, but dag, it sure got cold! Weather here in the South is pretty mild in the winter. I think our normal average temp this time of year is in the upper 40’s with lows usually in the upper 20’s, but the last several days we have been down in the teens. There’s even some talk that we may get some snow tomorrow. In the 17 months I’ve lived here, I’ve only seen a dusting of snow 2 times.

Chilly September…

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It’s amazing how chilly 70 degrees feels in September compared to 70 degrees in April. In April temps like this feel so warm… almost hot, but in September it chills me to the bone. I’m not a huge fan of fall and winter. Jan on the other hand loves the cooler temps. I would rather have the warmth surrounding me. Keeping me toasty warm.

Hello Hanna….

I’ve gotten a lot of calls and inquiries from friends and family about Tropical Storm Hanna- folks are concerned that we may be in the path of the storm. This radar shows the bands of rain currently- and it appears that the worst of it will continue on north and east of landfall- which is expected to be at the North and South Carolina borders- miles and miles from where we live. If you find the town of Spartanburg in the top left corner- we live basically where the “b” is in Spartanburg. We will surely get some rain and some wind here in the upstate, but thats about it!

Weather, Weather, Weather…

Today’s scenery was pretty much exclusively nasty looking clouds. When we started out this morning in Colby, KS, the skies were really dark in the south. The skies then kind of calmed down, but the sun never did really surface. Then as we proceeded east, the skies started looking a little creepy again… and even creepier….. And even creepier yet… I was able to log onto my computer using Sapp Bros internet while we were getting gas- I checked the radar and we decided it was time to call it a day, even though we only rode about 250 miles. We’re in Junction City, KS. As you can see by the radar, if we would have continued on, we would be right in the middle of severe thunderstorms with “damaging winds and hail”. We both felt like we could have continued on another 2-3 hours- but I’m glad we stopped. Better safe than sorry!

I forgot to mention….

We ate lunch in Salina, KS today- and right after we got back on the road we saw 9 vehicles that were storm chasers zoom past us heading east towards the storms ahead of us! That alone made us consider stopping early for the night!