Friday, December 14, 2018

A Belated Friday Night Posting: Perry Mason's Legal Non-Respite and a Victory Golden Monkey Beer -OR- Right as Rain

Rainy night, blurry side walk view, 1800 block 16th St NW, Washington, D.C., 8:50 p.m. Dec 14, 2018


As a blogging note, this entry was mostly composed last night but I was too tired to finish it. This followed an unexpectedly pleasant night with Fred upstairs at Annie's.

I'm actually posting this entry on Saturday night -- in addition to my regular pair of Saturday night entries I intend to post a bit later tonight.

Also, we had a deluge of rain today that easily put Washington, D.C., "officially" into the wettest year ever. More on that in my next entry.

Rainy night, walkway to the building at 16th and S St NW, Washington, D.C., 8:51 p.m. Dec 14, 2018


From last night …

I'm home now this Friday night and watching an awesome Perry Mason episode, namely, "The Case of the Violent Village." The actor -- Ray Hemphill -- is rather attractive, but I couldn't find much about it other than the died almost 10 years ago.

I love Perry Mason.

And Raymond Burr was a terrific human being. But why couldn't Perry Mason ever once take a vacation (this one to a small town in the high Sierra Nevadas) that didn't end up with a homicide he had to solve??

Well, if that didn't happen, I guess we wouldn't have Perry Mason the fictional but awesome archetype.

As I mentioned, I'm just back home from an unexpectedly pleasant Friday night out with Fred upstairs at Annie's.

Oh, yes, I'm eating some dinner I bought at that scuzzy Safeway, namely, James Braunschweiger and cheddar cheese put on Triscuit Thin Crips, plus some of that Victory Golden Monkey beer I like.

Yes, I should have some steamed broccoli and carrots and other good food, but not now.

To paraphrase a line from an Are You Being Served? episode, "I wonder what the report will be? Well, if he eats in the canteen, it will be a LOUD one."

Cloudy evening, 2000 block New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 4:57 p.m. Dec 6, 2018


Of note, it's raining tonight as a large, complex weather system to include a cut-off low pushes across the eastern United States.

GOES East visible satellite picture taken Dec 14, 2018 (time unspecified)

As you can see, this is a big-ass storm system. I think that's the scientific term.


Rainfall totals of 1.5 to 2.5 inches are forecasted areawide through early Monday.

Some additional weather maps …

NWS/NCEP/WPC 72-hour precipitation total for the "DMV" -- that is, the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia -- region through 7 a.m. EST 17 Dec 2018, as prettied up by the CWG and Pivot Weather


For today (Dec 14th, 2018), KDCA picked up 0.29 inches of rain -- pushing the yearly precipitation total to 61.07 inches or just 0.26 inches away from tying that intractable 1889 (pre-airport period) record of 61.33 inches of precipitation that will finally put out fair city, Washington, D.C., Imperial Capital and City of God "OFFICIALLY" into the wettest year ever category (measured back to 1871). Good.

We SHOULD be able to achieve that tomorrow (Saturday).

Unless, of course, the Sue Palka-cabra anti-weather forcefield kicks in, which it may very well, you can be sure.

There she is ….


Sterling (LWX) county warning area (CWA) weather advisories updated 5:48 p.m. Dec 14, 2018

This was the Sterling LWX map from 7 hours ago, but it hasn't changed since then.


NWS weather advisories updated 0458 UTC 15 Dec 2018


My plan for tomorrow is to go to the gym and then have a Saturday night at home watching the MeTV lineup while doing laundry and making dinner. And Sunday is my free day. Oh, and Monday, I am to have a wisdom tooth removed … Sigh.

OK, that's all for now.


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