Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Summer Weather!

Today I looked out the window at my office and noticed it was kind of gloomy. I love "gloomy" here in Arizona, because it's just so rare. Naturally, I hopped on the web to look at the weather report and saw that there was a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for my area.

I got pretty excited, because I've never ridden in hail before.

Anyway, there was a nice dust storm blowing on my way home, and lots of lightning. I didn't get rained or hailed on, but I did get blown around quite a bit. I got home and discovered one of the big trees near my house had blown down. Yikes!

Evidentally the dust storm was really intense about 15 minutes before I left work. I hear the visibility got really bad for a bit. I'm glad I missed that.

Anyway, the word on the street is that it could rain tomorrow, so I guess I'm going to have to get up early to check the weather and see if I'll need to bring a change of clothes. I really gotta get some rain gear...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Trust me when I say that riding in hail is something to be avoided if possible. Even with a jacket, gloves and a full face helmet, pea sized hailstones really sting when you're riding at anything over about 50mph.