Thursday, May 22, 2008

blown away

well damn it is windy today. There's a dirt storm south of town. It was starting around Worden about 4 pm, but now, from the hills, you can see it's all in Butte Valley, too.

They're weird. At first glance, they look like smoke. That dark gray color. But as you watch them, you notice they don't billow like a plume of smoke. The dirt rises up into the air and disperses in whichever direction the wind is blowing. Eventually, what you have is just a brown haze that sucks to drive through or otherwise be in the middle of.

I kind of hope the wind dies down a bit overnight and maybe we get a little rain again to keep it on the ground. I have to work in Tulelake and don't really want to be there in the middle of one of these.

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