Dear Bob, here are some photos of my life here on the campus of Concordia Seminary. I love kids, working with the grounds crew, swimming, playing with my dog friends, and especially my own family people.
Wow, this storm came fast today. We were watching the local news when they began showing a strong line of storms coming fast out of Wentzville which was a big enough line to cover the entire area. This was about a quarter to 7 and made me decide to get Ferdie out for his morning walk right away. We just made it back as the sky got blacker and blacker and the street lights came on. We've been under a rain forecast all week with nothing to show for it but this is the real deal. At least til 9 or so.
This is how my computer area looks right now at 7:30.
This week has seen crazy weather and so much rain. It's impossible to do anything, especially cut the grass. The grass is going to be impossible to deal with if we ever get a dry spell. One of our students took these shots of the lightning last night.
Not to mention the 3 homes off McCausland near the seminary which were smashed by a huge tree yesterday afternoon.
Lots of Blues fans upset last night when Charter Cable went out just before the third period of their playoff game against the Dallas Stars. The Blues were ahead 5-1 at the time and so many wanted to see the happiness at the end. We lost all of our higher channels and were left with the old fashioned basics, 2, 4 and 5.
FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED ITS FORECASTS IN CAPITAL LETTERS.
But now that is about to change since in the age of social media, all caps is considered yelling! The only time capital letters will be used by the NWS will be in dire emergencies. This practice began in 1849 with the use of the telegraph which for many years had no smaller case option. Even when smaller case came in, the NWS stayed with all caps.
A massive dust wall appeared in the Texas Panhandle this week. This photo was taken in Stratford, a small town near Amarillo and where our son in law is from.
Amarillo ABC7 reported the rare phenomenon and attributed it to certain weather action that was moving in from Colorado. The high winds “brought in dust and dirt”. The dust storm moved in winds gusted more than 60 mph. The storm, according to the National Weather Service, threw dust about 2,000 feet in the air.