Friday, September 5, 2008

Where Storms Are Born

One very interesting thing about where we live is watching storms form. A majority of our summer showers form in the late afternoon as the temperature starts to drop. Most of the severe storms are formed very close to our home and then build as they travel east and southeast. The moisture of the Mississippi River and the Wisconsin River play a huge influence on our weather patterns. I love watching the clouds build. This cloud appeared during a short walk one afternoon. We are currently experiencing rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gustav. We can usually expect a day or two or rain when a hurricane travels north through the Gulf of Mexico. Southwestern Wisconsin has had very little rain this August. It is a welcome sight!

4 comments:

annette emms said...

Great pictures Chris!I love the stormy skies and the red building.
What must it be like to welcome rain? we're sodden here!

tumbleweed said...

i found a little icon on the side of my blog, clicked my heels together and was transported to Wisconsin ( a place of my childhood dreams after reading Little House in the Big Woods)...thanks for creating the magic pathway so I can hop over anytime...
best wishes
India (the Tumbleweed)

Gwen Buchanan said...

Hi Chris, I love to watch storms and weather too.. one of my favourite things, at the present we are receiving very heavy rains from hurricane Hannah. we do need rain so I hope it soaks in and not just run off.
Wonderful long views you have for watching storms too!!!

Robyn said...

You have a beautiful farm, Chris. The red barn with stormy sky makes a dramatic photograph.