Last week the temperature was 62 degrees outside, today we are faced with rain. Students have given up hopes of missed school days because of the weather. The best offered was getting to sleep in for two extra hours before going to school because of fog.
On St. Patrick’s Day, one man in Colonial Springs was busy cooking supper on the outside grill. Two streets over a man was out on his riding lawn mower.
El Niño has been good to Indiana.
April showers can be expected soon. Let’s hope we do NOT have a repeat of the April storm of a few years past. The storm warnings came over the television then the icefalls were falling from the sky. The hail hit with the force of angry rocks. I kept waiting for my windows to shatter. The hail bounced off the street, splashed in the back yard and batter my roof until I felt like I was inside a tin-can target at a shotgun practice.
The bombardment stopped, moving on to a different city after fifteen minutes. Neighbors came outdoors to talk and check on the damage. The car hood looked pitted as though someone had taken a baseball bat to it. The roof of the house would carry evidence of the storm that would be soon fixed by insurance leaving the pings imprinted by the hail just a memory.
My husband called from work in Columbus. He was asking about his new garden tomatoes. He heard we might be getting some rain with a bit of wind. Well you can kiss those tomato plants goodbye.
Today we have a slight rain shower but we can’t trust Mother Nature. While the now famous weather phenomenon has brought an unusually pleasant winter to Indiana, we could still get two to four inches of snow.
Remember this is Indiana. The bad weather isn’t over until AFTER the boys high school basketball tourneys.