Monday, 29 October 2007

Monday notes

Fairly bright morning but some heavy showers about. Temperatures not brilliant, only 8C, but that may be a consequence of the showers.

Spare a thought for the poor people of Haiti, who can expect up to 30 inches (750 mm) of rain. That's 750 litres of water on every square metre... The high rainfall totals are caused by tropical storm Noel, which is ambling along at snail's pace, taking time to dump huge amounts of rain on mountainous terrain. Southwestern Haiti has mountains that stand up to 8,000 feet tall. Noel will not intensify a lot beyond its current 45 knots, but blimey is it going to be wet in Hispaniola, Cuba and the Bahamas. Florida has no real cause for concern.

Local news was dominated by the usual litany of drink-fuelled misbehaviour that besets our little town over the weekend. The debate on the West Lothian Question (see one entry back) is raging nationwide.


  1. Hope you have a great beginning to your week!  Take care...

  2. It's always something....June:)

  3. I hope the people in Haiti can find high ground.  I don't think western Washington gets that much rain in a year....and everyone outside of those who live here claim it rains 364 days a year in the Seattle area.  Linda in Washington state