No moderation in Kansas rain
Over the years I’ve found less moderation in Kansas weather than in state politics.
People have been hoping and praying for rain in south central Kansas for several years. What do they say? Careful what you pray for?
We’ve had a couple of days when we saw a nice, gentle rain. But we’ve also seen enough wind and hail to trigger severe thunderstorm warnings across the state, including three last week for Sedgwick County. We stayed busy with Operation Stormwatch … around midnight and into the early-morning hours on KNSS.
I can’t remember when I’ve seen as much water in the two rivers and the Big Ditch. I’d grown accustomed to seeing grass and trees growing in the Arkansas River bed near my home.
It has been a truly unusual July and August in Kansas, weather wise. I guess it would be nice to get back to normal. But I’m not sure I know what “normal” Kansas weather is anymore.
Our thought for today is from Mark Twain:
“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”