Tuesday, October 28, 2008

East Winds

The east wind is notorious for driving people mad. In California they are called the Santa Ana Winds. In Hawaii they are called the Kona Winds. Elsewhere there are Diablo, Foehn, Katabatic, Sundowner and Loo Winds. Here in the Pacific Northwest we call them the Chinook Winds.

These are the winds that are warm and dry. They winds will line dry your laundry in an hour. They deliver the smell of the Waunna Mill to the western portion of the county. You look outside and see a beautiful day and you walk outside and want to wretch when that happens.

People do and say crazy things when the east wind blows. Animals become very tweaky when the winds change direction.

It is usually associated with a high pressure system. During the summer it’s hot and dry. In the winter it is cold and dry. That was the system we were under the influence of on Sunday and yesterday.

Did you notice anything weird?


Blogger Auntie said...

All Day Long

6:15 AM  
Blogger matt_stansberry said...

I've been sending angrier emails to people.

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It smells nasty. Like "stay in your house with the windows closed" nasty.

11:28 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

It was just windy and cold here. And they haven't turned the heat on so all the inmates stayed in their beds and slept as much as possible. I kind of liked it.

2:21 PM  
Anonymous g said...

it's windy?

6:55 PM  
Blogger loopymamain06 said...

yes, our southern wind was cold, it's usually warm, and they were strong winds, buffeting my big truck as i drove, and I still havent made my dentist appt.
so there
da loop

5:16 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

Auntie, yep you're in the middle of kookville there.

Matt, thankfully not to me.

Cyn, but it's good photo taking weather.

Darev, they can stay in bed all day if they like? I know people that would use that as an incentive to go to prison.

g, did you wake up on Sunday? Or did the stink from Waunna cloud your memory?

Loopster, that's not going to make it any easier the next time you go.

5:24 AM  
Anonymous g said...

must have been the stink.

i'll check with the neighbors. they might have been spraying the fields with shit.

from the cows of course.

7:00 PM  

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