Wednesday, April 6, 2005

FINALLY WE GET A PIECE OF SPRING SO EASTERN PA
AND NJ CAN PIECE THEIR LIVES BACK TOGETHER

Flood

Think you had bad weather in Maryland last weekend? The worst flooding in 50 years occured in some locations along the Delaware River in Eastern PA and Western NJ. Three to five inches of rain fell across the region in just 24 hours, sending water into basements and lives into chaos. Some of the people you see above were not finished cleaning up from the surprise floods wrought by Tropical Depression Ivan in September.


Nothing like that is on the schedule for this week, thankfully. We will finally get a nice piece of Spring today and Thursday, though thunderstorms are not far behind. The real issue is will the storms hold off until after sports practice is over on Thursday? The skies will look ominous by the afternoon, and this is a fairly vigorous system that will push through in the evening and overnight. It is going to be a close call for games and practice, but given the dryness of the atmosphere, I believe the storms will take longer to move into the Baltimore region than anticipated. A game may have to be cut short due to thunder, but I think most teams will be able to get their regularly scheduled events in on that day.

Clearing and tranquil for the weekend. (Long sigh...) At last a sunny weekend for a change.

1 comment:

E.H. Boston said...

Breaking out the shorts after work tomorrow because Boston westward is going to be 70-75 degrees!!!

Don't want to jinx it, but I am POSITIVE we are done with all snow. NOT A FLAKE. I have transformed from a powderhound to a springaling...soon to be beachaling. Usually happens around the first week of April.

AWESOME PICTURES...esp. the snow ones. AMAZING. Just don't want anymore snow this year...after Thanksgiving anyway. Baseball is in full force and Boston is back with all lawns dark green...

PS...the SOX won 7-3 today against the dreaded Yankees. What happened to Mariano, Yankees' Fans?

New York 2-1
Boston 1-2 1.0 GB

Enjoy the nice weather.