Snookered by Edouard

Sprinkles, mainly sprinkles. We got a quarter inch overnight, most places around here got much less. So much for the hotshot tropical storm. The LCRA’s Bob Rose (whose employers don’t provide him with a permalink) says forecasts of much more didn’t come true because the computer models failed to accurately predict the eastward shift of a high pressure ridge, which drew Edouard’s rain well north of us.

Rose: "This will definitely be a research project to see why almost all of the computer and human solutions missed this forecast track."

Fat lot of good it will do us in the meantime. Although the radar showed a good deal of it went south, as well. At least we had a relatively cool evening last night. Felt cool, anyhow, as the temps dropped into the mid-seventies by dawn. But the drought continues.

0 responses to “Snookered by Edouard

  1. What a sad summer without an occasional quick rain – best childhood memories!
    It rains here almost every day now – but as you said – fat lot of good it does to us. Still humid, muggy and neurotic

  2. Dick Stanley

    Oh, we’ve had a little rain here and there. Just not enough. Edouard was to be our salvation, with the added feature that it wasn’t strong enough to hurt anyone on the coast. Now we’ll have to wait for another storm. Envy you your rain, but know it can get tiresome. Sure was last summer, which was unusually wet for us.

  3. Dick Stanley

    Oh, we’ve had a little rain here and there. Just not enough. Edouard was to be our salvation, with the added feature that it wasn’t strong enough to hurt anyone on the coast. Now we’ll have to wait for another storm. Envy you your rain, but know it can get tiresome. Sure was last summer, which was unusually wet for us.