Time to revive ye olde wind map. As you can see, it’s really howling across the Great Plains all the way from Canada to southern Texas. The image is a little blurry because, for those not familiar with the map, it’s live and in motion. Always a fascinating map to visit. By clicking on the live map, you can zoom in to see your little part of the world in greater detail.
I was reminded of this map because it’s just a wee bit breezy here today. To quote The Weather Channel’s warning:
“WINDS… NORTHWEST WINDS AT 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE.”
Tonight is my trash night but I’m thinking I might not put it out this week. I’d rather not find it a block away tomorrow, and I’m sure the neighbors would rather not find my trash in their yards (although I’ll bet I find some of theirs in mine). It seems the prudent thing to do considering that when I went out a while ago, I discovered a neighbor’s basketball goal had blown over; it had been weighted down with cinder blocks and they were lying broken in the middle of the street. And about a half mile from here, a street resurfacing project was almost hidden in a shroud of blowing dust, as was a vacant lot being graded for a new building.