Coast to Coast – A Wild Few Days in Weather
Bastrop, Texas, just down the road from Austin, dealt with severe flooding this spring. Over the weekend, they were dealing with too little water and wildfires. The fires burned structures and caused evacuations. Crews worked on the ground and in the air, to put out the flames.
Arizona saw two weather extremes over the weekend. First, on Friday, it was another giant dust storm that started the weekend with choking, visibility killing, clouds of dirt. Out in the country surrounding Maricopa, Arizona, the wind blew, the sky darkened, and it looked like a scene out of a movie.
Then, to end the weekend in Phoenix, thunderstorms moved in, dropping copious amounts of rain. It also created another exciting, but always dangerous lightning display well after sunset on Sunday.
All the way across the country, the weekend came to a close in New York, with beautiful fall colors and a seasonal tradition, pumpkin picking in Mohonk.
In Sherman, New York, it was an early taste of Winter! Enough of the big, wet flakes fell to excite snow lovers, but luckily, just enough to wet the roads, while traffic seemed unaffected on the highways around the town. It was a good reminder though, that it’s time to get out coats out and prepare for another season change, soon.
For WeatherNation: John Van Pelt.