Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flash Drought

Yes, I rode to work today.

The headline in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch read: Missouri Farmers Battling 'Flash Drought' (Click here if you like to read the article) It seems all the things which have made the last couple of weeks a riders paradise--the above normal temperatures, low humidity, and an abundance of sunshine--are the very things sucking the moisture right out of the plants. We need rain. And, there is none on the horizon.

It isn't this desperate, yet. But, with the mild winter and early spring, it certainly seemed like an interesting summer might await us. Now this possibility seems even more likely.

Yes, we need rain and when it comes it will give me a chance to see how well my new Klim Covert GTX Gore-Tex sock liners work.

I guess you could say I'm hoping for wet conditions and for dry feet.
  • 61F/16C, dry and plenty of moisture sucking sunshine for the ride to work.
  • 84F/29C with only 30% humidity and lots of sunshine for the ride home.

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