Category: Weather

  • Mitigated success

    Mitigated success

    Stormy weather We had strong winds, lighting and even tornadoes last night. (None of the latter right around here, but what seemed like continual alerts on the television starting about dinnertime and continuing into the evening.) This morning dawned calmer, but with some freaky weather still in the forecast. With questionable weather in the offing…

  • Beating the heat on the Arakawa

    Beating the heat on the Arakawa

    The Halfakid was out all night with his karate sensei, so I headed off solo this morning. My own energy was at an ebb and I knew it would be hot today, so I chose the Arakawa – Disney route: flat and not too long. From the start, I knew Kuroko wasn’t happy. There was…

  • Here’s Al Sleet, the hippy-dippy weatherman

    A look at the forecasts today opened my eyes a bit more than I’d hoped: the highs in France (Days 2 & 3 of the ride) are about 5 degrees lower than I’d expected from the long-range forecasts in February. OK, so make that two T-shirts under the (not actually) waterproof windbreaker. Pretty much finished…

  • Weather

    From historical trends, it looks like temperatures will be in the low to mid teens, but could reach into the 20s as well. Not a huge chance of rain overall, but I believe Fearless Leader Joe said it rained the whole tour last year. In other words, we have to be prepared for pretty much…