Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Rain, rain, go away...

Here in the west of Ireland the prevailing winds bring our weather from the west (and makes the flight here from the US an hour shorter than the flight home).

Now we are nervously eyeing the remnants of Hurricane Charley, which caused such devastation in Florida. We remember well another Charley, of August 1986, that gave the eastern United States a mild lashing, then got caught up in an existing North Atlantic depression, crossed the ocean, and dumped buckets of rain on Kerry.

The flooding was altogether fierce, as they say here.