Monday, August 4, 2014

MinuteCast

9:30 PM  My daughter and I are sitting out on the screen porch, eagerly awaiting the storm but Accuweather's MinuteCast predictions keeps changing the time it will arrival at our house and reducing the severity. At first, much to our delight, they said we were in for a "severe storm" but, after several downgrades, our storm is now predicted to be a "light rain". In the meantime, the wind did pick up, which is very tantalizing. Palm trees are whooshing and, to the south, lightning is flashing in the clouds. MinuteCast just announced that the storm will be here in "four minutes". Finally! We hear thunder. Kristiana has re-positioned herself by the railing.

Florida night with flash of lightning.

Hmmm... MinuteCast changed the changed time of the storm's arrival time again. Now they're saying it will be here in "eight minutes". WTF? Last night we had a proper storm. Mind-numbing thunder cracked directly overhead. That cleared the porch. Damn. MinuteCast now only has "sprinkles" for us. Damn. Changed again. No precipitation for 120 minutes."  Ok. Enough of this. Goodnight.


9 comments:

Roy said...

I will be leaving a comment consisting of several paragraphs here in four minutes.

Roy said...

Brief comment coming in eight minutes.

Roy said...

Terse, monosyllabic utterance around noon.

Roy said...

So, what finally happened??!!

asha said...

Nothing.

asha said...

Nothing happened.

asha said...

Not one thing.

asha said...

We only saw the storm from a distance, lightning and thunder to the south, some wind and, well, that one lucky photo which took a pure leap into the void. My phone takes so long to grind through its process that I clicked in the dark, before the lightning and actually caught something. But the damn storm itself wobbled away like a drunken sailor and dumped on Port Charlotte.

Roy said...

arg. I recently googled about my very slow iPhone (took forever to open the camera app, show me the closed shutter, then open, then get the exposure, by which time the UFO or Bigfoot is lo-ooong gone) and it actually worked! If you have an iPhone, I know one trick that at least worked for me.