Another cold front passed through our area this weekend. On Saturday it was unseasonably warm, on Sunday unseasonably cold, and all day long Sunday I felt out of sorts — not quite right — like my body was out of tune. Nothing severe, but a tiny headache, a touch of fatigue, a slightly upset stomach, [...]
I’m feeling better, though by no means 100%, and I’m back at work today. Ironically, as I’ve gotten over my cold, the weather here’s colder than ever. Yes, a cold front swept through overnight, and it’s mighty chilly in New Orleans. (Strangely enough our car has started without problems despite the recent cold weather.) How [...]
A cold front came through yesterday, pushing rain before it. Now the weather here is distinctly cooler and drier. The oppressive heat and humidity of summer is gone, at least for a little while. Furthermore, we’re over the hump of hurricane season. After the 10th of September, I think, the historical record indicates a dramatic [...]
It was stormy this morning. I took a picture out my office window: Then I realized I’d taken an almost identical picture one year ago to the day: Same story both days too: I knew it was going to rain, so I rode my bike to campus early and beat the deluge. I hope this [...]
Last night the sky was luminous. Even though there are no streetlights for at least three blocks in any direction, the city was still reflecting light off a thick layer of low-hanging clouds. The light coming in our windows was brighter than the full moon. It was hot and damp. Spooky, unsettling weather. I was [...]
A massive cold front is sweeping across the nation, bringing storms with it. This morning, it hit New Orleans. I’m glad I’m not riding my bike in that mess.
What I wrote last night about Bonnie was ignorant. I’m not sure the cool weather we’re experiencing has anything to do with the tropical storm that hit Florida yesterday. I think it’s just a cold front bringing dry air down from the north. But damn, this weather is weird and beautiful. I felt like I [...]