Friday, March 15, 2019
I partially got my wish. Most of the snow is gone.
The temperatures have risen. To above freezing. The snow began to melt slowly.
Rain started to fall. A lot of rain. Rain is warmer than snow so the snow melted a little more quickly. Unfortunately the combination made a lot of ice.
I worry about falling at my age. I am clumsy and fall too often to begin with so I take no chances with trying to walk on ice. Most of the ice is gone now.
The rain continues. I read that Gavin's Point Dam will be releasing a larger amount of water to lessen the danger of flooding. It is not working.
We are having floods in the fields again. It is so early for that. Some towns have had to at least partly evacuate.
I saw on the news that the wind gusts are actually blowing trucks over on the highways not too far from here. I just heard a big thump outside a minute ago. I will check to see what the tree branch (I assume that is what it was) hit and how large it is when the wind backs off a bit.
I am now watching a news bulletin informing us of a levee breach in the next county south of us. A whole town was evacuated to a school in a nearby town.
Weather all over the country is so harsh. I hope for everyone to stay safe.
All I wanted was for the snow to go away. I guess what I am trying to say is to be careful what I wish for.