Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thursday Evening Note -OR- Why go to the Y swimming pool when you can get wet walking home in the rain?

The intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and 12th St. NW, Washington, D.C., on a rainy, gloomy fall evening, 6:19 Oct. 21, 2014.

I posted this image back in this entry last October, but it is about the most relevant picture I have.

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I've decided not to take the computer home tonight owing to the moderate-to-heavy rainfall occurring across the Metro D.C. area this wet, gloomy, cool, all-around delightfully non-June-like early June evening. It's about 63F. The rain is actually moving from southeast to northwest and is associated with an upper level low over South Carolina and a surface high off the coast of Maine that is ridging down the Appalachians with a strong onshore flow.

Sterling (LWX) NWS radar in enhanced base mode reflectivity, 5:55PM June 4, 2015.

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I was going to go swimming at the National Capital YMCA tonight as a sort of supplemental gym night, but I think I'll just walk home to home (instead of taking the Metro) in the gloomy rainy evening (I have my umbrella) and stop somewhere for a drink downtown or around Dupont Circle. I do have to be careful with money -- I'm dreadfully low on funds until my next pay check and then my financial situation should be better for the bulk of the summer.

The small fountain (as opposed to the big one) at the Washington Harbour complex in Georgetown, Washington, D.C., 7:42PM May 31, 2015.

I stopped there during my bike ride back from Bethesda.

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Relevant text exchange with Gary re. the weather:

Gary: This is a quasi-tropical envelope low pressure system that's coming up from the southeast.
Me: Quasi.
Gary: I think that's the name of one of my black friends I have in my bowling league.

Ha ha

Oh, yes, since I cited two Jonathan Chait pieces in my last entry, I'd like to note this one, too (link embedded): Scientists Drop Science Bomb on Climate-Change Skeptics.

OK, that's all for now. My next update should be tomorrow evening.

--Regulus

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