Friday, January 15, 2010

From the tropics.

When a long, continuous, moisture-laden weather system flows up from Hawaii, it is known as a pineapple express. When the source of the moisture is farther south, near the equator, such an event is called--wait for it--a tropical punch.

The latter is the situation now, although there is a break that just began, which is expected to last until sometime tomorrow PM. Then more tropical moisture and wind.

The gulls are enjoying it. Instead of flying many miles to the Vancouver landfill, they forage at flooded schoolyards and parks, digging earthworms from the turf.

It is supposed to get a bit drier and colder after the weekend.


Helen said...

And some call the wind Mariah! Great names. I wonder if they apply way over here on the other side?

Karen said...

Woo hoo, surf's up! I envy those gulls, they are probably so happy right now. I, on the other hand, am tired of choosing between wet socks and sweaty, rain-boot-encased feet. Will this winter ever be anything remotely like "normal"?