Monday, March 23, 2009

Several Stormy Periods Ahead...

I guess age (experience) mellows one when dealing with extreme weather. Rarely are severe rain events, tornado outbreaks, hurricane landfalls etc. predicted 4-5+ days in advance. My goal is to enlighten, not frighten my viewers. Having said that, it appears late Friday night into the PM hours on Saturday...all the necessary conditions will come together to produce a severe weather (tornadoes/damaging winds/large hail) outbreak across the Deep South. The questions that remain uncertain are 1) timing and 2) where goes the upper level support? It's too early to get too concerned, however, let's see if model runs show consistency during the next couple of days.

In the short term, a front will approach and stall near us on Wednesday increasing rain chances Wed. PM into Thursday. Some areas could see several inches of rainfall especially north of Lake P.

Tonight I'm getting ready to save the World this weekend by turning off my lights for an hour. In fact, I plan to keep them off for 8 hours! I don't mind "Earth Hour" IF they did it because it might reduce using Earth's resources. But noooo...they are pushing..."help us stop Global Warming". Yea, tell that to the folks in North & South Dakota tonight!


ONLYREAL said...

Thats the thing though,
We are already seeing consistancy in the models.

The atmosphere is already begining to transfer into that stormier pattern. Tommorow we will begin to see that blasted cap fall apart and allow those Cumulonimbus Clouds to build and allow that much needed rain to fall.
We need the rain bad. Some areas in SE LA are actually in a severe drought.

Bob Breck said...

Not so fast ONLYREAL. Check the Pearl River at Bogalusa & Pearl River tonight. NWS still has flood warnings out. WE are NOT in a severe drought. Some areas may have a local "agricultural" deficit, but certainly not "severe drought". Let's not get too excited about the possible stormy weather for Saturday. Still 5 days out. Of more concern is where the front will stall to focus a heavy rainfall episode? Northshore? Southern Mississippi? Southshore? Not smart enough to call!

ONLYREAL said...

The Severe Drought area is slightly to our SW. according to the US drought Monitor Most of Southern LA is in a Moderate/Severe Drought.,S

But I do agree that its still 5 days out.Alot of things can change in 5 days and I understand.

Caveman said...

Can Caveman come back?

Beans said...

If you play nice.

Bob Breck said...

Caveman can come back IF you limit your comments to weather/climate and leave out the hatred stuff. Currently it's Fargo N.D. that shouldn't exist since they flood all the time. Just limit your comments. You can be critical, but not nasty.

Caveman said...

Caveman Crawfish Casserole

1 lb. Louisiana Crawfish Tails
1 stick margarine
1 large onion
1 bundle of green onion
1-2 stalks celery
1/4 bellpepper
4 cloves garlic
1/4 tsp. of cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 can of Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Shrimp Soup
1 cup of bread crumbs

Cooking Instructions

On medium fire, melt margarine in a 5 quart dutch oven.
Add cut vegetables and saute until onions start to clear and become soft - about 10 minutes.
Add crawfish tails and saute an additional 5 minutes.
Take off heat and add cayenne, black pepper, cream of muchroom soup, and bread crumbs.
Mix well and put into casserole dish.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, uncovered.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with garlic bread and salad.
Serves about 5.

Good on a rainy day... (this weekend)

Faith Gray said...

That was a lovely recipe Caveman. I felt the love. So wholefoods took away recycling does anyone know a free place to recycle that doesn't require having to leave the state.