Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Weather Forecast

 I took a screenshot on Monday of the ten days weather forecast. It did not look good.

Well, it does look good for the earth, the forests, lakes, rivers, and ocean. So, we're glad that the rains are coming. But I'm not quite looking forward to the endless deluge of it. There's also going to be some big winds. Early Wednesday morning could see 50 mph wind gusts (80.5 kph). Yikes! 

But it didn't rain at all on Monday. We were surprised by that. In fact it was clear enough to watch the almost full moon rise.

It had been a while since we've been able to see that beautiful moon come up over the coast range. 

Then I went out early Tuesday morning and was surprised to see another clear sky. So I grabbed the camera to get what may be the last glimpse of colors for the next few days.

It was a beautiful sunrise. So I zoomed in a bit for a closer look at one of the clouds.

Yes, that beauty is just what I needed to prepare me for the next ten days of rainy gray.

And there's always the hope for rainbows when the weather says rain. So I'm hoping!


26 comments:

  1. The earth is having a good guzzle here this morning too, and thunderstorms predicted for later today. That's a wonderful moon pic and a pretty morning cloud.

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    1. John -- We're really in for quite a deluge here. I'm a little worried about tomorrow's two inch prediction. We'll see. Stay safe there. Glad you liked the pics. Thank you.

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  2. Love that cloud of many layers. Rain does chase us in but like you said, so needed. Listen closely and you might hear the plants sighing in pleasure.

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    1. Patti-- Yes! Cloud of many layers... I love that. I think I will listen as the forests and plants sigh in pleasure. A wonderful idea.

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  3. The weather predictions are not often correct and it is a treat when sun (or moon) peeks through! I like how you hope for rainbows - that is a positive outlook for rainy days! Thanks for the pretty photos, Robin Andrea!

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    1. EllenD-- It's true the weather forecast is not always correct. I love it when the sun comes out on a predicted rainy day. I'm so glad you like the photos. Thank you.

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  4. I agree with the anticipation of grey causing one to get prepared...and the joyful feeling when it's postponed at least another day. Our weather forecast was right about the frosts we've had the last 2 nights, and all my green friends are now huddled on window sills and tables and shelves.

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    1. Barbara-- It is a joyous respite when the rains don't come. I don't think we're going to be so lucky tomorrow though. We haven't had a frost yet here, but I imagine we'll be getting one soon. I'm glad your plants have a safe place to be.

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  5. Well, look at it this way -- all that rain will cut any fire risk!

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    1. Steve-- Yes! That's how I look at it. And the rains will help us get through the long-term drought we've been experiencing.

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  6. I figure when they say whatever percentage of rain that that means that percent of the area will get rain and it's usually not us. it tends to rain all around us, we can see it, but not on us. the moon was really bright the last two nights.

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    1. ellen-- I've noticed that the forecasts change quite a bit. Sometimes the front looks headed straight for us, and then the next look shows it has shifted north or south. That's why I spend so much time on the National Weather Service website, checking their radar scans. We probably won't see the moon rise tonight. I hope you do.

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  7. We badly need moisture here. I wouldn't mind a few rainy days.

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    1. Red-- I so wish I could direct this weather to you.

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  8. that sunrise is spectacular! Hope you get your rain -- y'all need it!

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    1. Tara-- I'm so glad you liked that sunrise. This morning's was pretty great too. The best part of weather fronts! The rain is definitely headed our way this time... so they say. LOL!

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  9. My comment didn't make it to you! A weird blogger glitch. Just wanted to say what an extraordinarily beautiful sunrise cloud that is. We're in for what appears to be weeks of rain. We need it here, too, along with the fact that it will bring snow to the mountains. Our volcano, Mt. Baker, has lost much of its glaciers.

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    1. am-- Thank you so much for your kind words. We're in for a La Nina winter... wet wet wet. It will be good, especially for the mountains where the snow will hold and provide water next spring and summer. Yay!

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  10. I took a beautiful sunrise on Monday, since then we have had rain, a lot of it

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    1. Billy-- Beautiful sunrises are the BEST. We had another one here this morning. Truly worth running out in the cold to take a nice long look and photos. Rain is on the way, and lots of it!

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  11. I'm hoping predictions are wrong and that instead of getting drier, the climate will get wetter. With warming seas this just might be a good outcome of global warming.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- It would be good to get back to what was considered normal rainfall for winter here. We haven't had that in many, many years. It's pretty wet.

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  12. Gorgeous cloud shot. Enjoy your rainy days.

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    1. Catalyst-- Glad you liked the photo. We'll try to enjoy the rain!

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  13. Now that I live in Portland instead of Southern California I found that I need to rethink what I determine to be "good" weather. Acceptance has been my lesson for about 6 years and I continue to need to learn it. So.......bring on the clouds and rain!

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    1. Linda-- I love your attitude. Acceptance is a good lesson for so many things. I think I'll try to learn that one. Yes, bring on the clouds and rain. Thank you!

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