Thursday, March 26, 2009

Heckeva weather day

There are a few sprinkles around the northeastern U.S. right now. It'll rain later tonight. That's nothing compared to the crazy weather other parts of the country. Parts of Mississippi were hit with severe weather, including tornados that levels houses and injured a couple of dozen people. Parts of Colorado and the Plains states are seeing blizzard like conditions, dumping a foot of snow on areas that haven't had snow on the ground for a while.

To top it off, there's what's happening in North Dakota. The Red River looks like it'll crest on Sunday at record levels (the old record is 40.1 feet back in 1897). Residents are sandbagging like crazy. The goal is have the main dykes up to 43 feet to try to keep back the water. Should the dykes fail, a secondary system is in place. The snow they got up there yesterday really isn't helping these efforts.

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