Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Plus Ça Change...

... plus c'est la même chose.  It's just more of the same.  From the NWS in ABQ:
.. High Wind Warning in effect until 6 PM MST this evening...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High Wind Warning... which is in effect until 6 PM MST this evening.
The Wind Advisory is no longer in effect.

* Location... Curry... Roosevelt and the Chaves County plains.

* Winds... west to southwest at 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph.

* Timing... hazardous winds will continue through sunset. The strongest winds are expected around mid afternoon.

* Visibility... locally reduced to 3 miles or less in blowing dust.

* Local impacts... expect strong cross winds... especially on north to south oriented roads. Loose objects may become airborne. 
Yeah... like my lawn chairs that I had to retrieve from next door when I got up this morning... but at least they stayed here in Portales.  Yesterday was chilly and windy, today it's warm and windy.  C'est la même chose. 


  1. Sounds like you've got all 4 strong winds blowing every which way out there. Remember that old song from Ian Tyson, "Four Strong Winds," recorded by everybody from Neil Young to John Denver?

  2. Yup. I think Baez sang a VERY good version, too. IIRC.

  3. Just for grins, I checked the forecast for here:
    "Overcast with rain. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 10-15 mph with gusts to 50 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible."

    Oh shit, oh dear!

    Emphasis mine.


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