Monday, March 20, 2006

The law of unintended consequences

In Dallas, we had more than 5-inches of rain over the weekend. The reason I say more than is because my rain guage only holds 5-inches and it was full.

We needed the rain, what with the Texas Panhandle losing more than 1,000,000 (that's right, one million) acres of ranch land to fires, and more than 10,000 head of cattle destroyed. At least that nightmare is over for those ranchers; and a new one begins.

The last significant rainfall we had was 2.2-inches on February 25.

45 flights were cancelled this weekend departing or arriving at Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. Probably a like amount at Dallas Love Field.

250 calls were received by the Dallas Police Department regarding folks involved in dangerous situations from the flooding on Sunday.

4,000 homes were without power last night.

Erratic weather would be an understatement.

Raise the gangplank, weigh anchor and hoist the mains'l, it's time to shove off.