And not the winds of change. See that grey sky up there? It almost looks like rain is coming doesn't it? Well that in fact is dust. And that is what we get out here in West Texas when the wind gusts to 60 mph. The dust gets everywhere. The dogs become covered in it then carry it into the house. All over the house. It takes your breath away. It is nasty. Am I whinging? Well yes, as a matter of fact I am. This weather makes it darned hard to enjoy a 72F day.
We are under a red flag weather alert. Which according to the weather service means that a combination of strong winds, low humidity, and warm temperatures creates explosive fire growth potential. Well, I was planning on firing a kiln tonight but somehow firing to 2300F in explosive fire growth potential conditions seems unwise.
The good news is that we may get rain tonight. In West Texas rain is generally a cause for rejoicing. When it comes in a dust storm like now there is another peculiar phenomenon that happens. It rains mud. I am not joking. This is a very interesting effect. Unless of course you are out in the rain as the mud comes plopping out of the sky. I have never lived anywhere in my entire life where it can rain mud. So I will be looking forward to this potential novelty. Kind of makes putting up with the dust worthwhile.
To my knowledge it has never rained frogs here.
Enjoy your weekend!