I've been dividing my time and energy between the inside and the outside of the house. Working on flower beds: weeding, fertilizing, planting, mulching...and watering, watering, watering. It has been very dry for the past two weeks by Michigan standards.
So, today I decided to do a little rain dance:
Now back inside and ready to start dinner, I thought to check the weather report:
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN.
.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT
IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 2 AM. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED
WITH ANY STORM THAT DEVELOPS. SOME OF THE STRONGER STORMS WILL BE
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING WIND GUSTS TO 30 KNOTS AS THEY TRACK TO THE
NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH. THESE STORMS WILL OCCUR IN ADVANCE OF A COLD FRONT.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY
IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.
ANY THUNDERSTORM THAT OCCURS FROM LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
NIGHT WILL POSE A RISK OF PRODUCING SEVERE WEATHER. A WARM FRONT IS
FORECAST TO LIFT NORTH ACROSS THE OHIO VALLEY AND SOUTHERN GREAT LAKES
REGION SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. WARM...MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR LIFTING
ACROSS THIS FRONT WILL PROVIDE A CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS. A COLD FRONT
IS FORECAST TO TRACK INTO THE STATE LATE MONDAY WHICH WILL BE THE
PRIMARY DRIVER FOR THE CHANCE OF STORMS LATE IN THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.
It's uncanny, but washing the windows works every time. I think I'll save the windows on the north and west side of the house for the next dry spell.