Saturday, February 8, 2014

Home Delivery

We're hoping the Pineapple Express will show up soon. I'm talking about the rain not the Pineapple Express FoCo mobile eatery. Which, by the way, is The Man's nephew's very popular food truck in Colorado. Chris serves up Hawaiian-style food to the lucky locals of Fort Collins. The menu looks so onolicious: kalua pork sliders, spam musubi, fried rice balls . . . sorry, I got a little distracted.

Anyway, I was talking about the subtropical jet stream drenching Northern California. Right now. As we speak. And those lucky locals are getting their much needed rain.

Unfortunately for us the Pineapple Express is not showing up at our door. I watched the Doppler weather radar with anticipation yesterday as the huge storm system made it's way into Northern California. A large band of color - green (rain) and blue (snow) - made it's way slowly south. Our TV meteorologist was wrong in his prediction. Heavy rain was on it's way.

I went outside to take care of the animals and complete my chores early. I was ready.

And then the river of rain stopped. It banked itself north on the shores of Monterey County, a mere 150 miles or so. Just a few tiny patches of green escaped south but no more. We were treated to overcast skies but not a drop of rain. Our high pressure system is doing a good job of keeping much needed rain away from our county.

Needless to say I was disappointed. I was eager for some home delivery but the rain is still not showing up.