Archive for the ‘Flyover Weather’ Category

Send in the Verbs

April 17th, 2012 at 10:04 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:     SEND IN THE VERBS Adjectives and nouns get a lot of use this time of year. The Kansas spring is described as everything from tranquil to tornadic. Spring delivers dandy flowers, dangerous storms, and the sweetest days imaginable. But spring is much more […]

columns, Flyover Weather, life on the ground, seasons, sky

Last night…

April 15th, 2012 at 9:41 am

… was quite the ride across Kansas. Although the sirens sounded in Emporia early this morning, no damage here. Dave was in Salina visiting his mother, and Salina in three tornado warnings, but they’re OK. During the broadcasts and through bits of information coming from various news sources, you hear all kinds of stories, snippets […]

Flyover Weather

We Wait

April 14th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

WE WAIT A “particularly dangerous situation” Is the atmosphere we’re wearing today, Or so says the Storm Prediction Center In Oklahoma. And they know about these things in Norman. We’ve heard this threat for days now. Every weatherman has spoken the word. It’s the conversation in every huddle in every town. “Life-threatening storms” is scrawled […]

Flyover Weather, writing

Home Has Arrived

April 3rd, 2012 at 10:56 am

Today’s Flyover People column as see in The Emporia Gazette: HOME HAS ARRIVED Green is back. While driving on Prairie Street the other day, I looked at the baby green leaves which cut a colorful new skyline against the background of blue. And one word came to mind: home. Spring returns us to the green […]

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Spring Rains

March 20th, 2012 at 10:22 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   SPRING RAINS Usually when spring arrives, we feel as if we’ve earned it. By the time we get to March, we’ve had enough of dirty snow, of ice scrapers, of wind chill. But this was a strange winter. It was a little disorienting to […]

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Summery clouds

February 22nd, 2012 at 5:27 pm

At 4:30 p.m., it’s 67 degrees here in Emporia and we have summer-like clouds to go along with the warm air.

Flyover Weather, sky

Winter, Maybe

February 14th, 2012 at 10:26 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   WINTER, MAYBE We had been slipping through winter with the greatest of ease. This has not been a snow angel kind-of-a-year here in east-central Kansas. To get angel wings fluttering on the ground you need measurable snow, and in December and January that just […]

columns, Flyover Weather, seasons

Sunshine on the Solstice (makes me happy)

December 21st, 2011 at 10:50 am

After a couple of rainy gray days, we have sunshine. The blizzard kept itself to the western half of the state and here we only had rain, about 2 inches of rain. Drought be gone. Maybe. Today, the sun hit the Tropic of Capricorn and is headed back north. Slowly. It’s the first day of […]

Flyover Weather, seasons

Deep and dark December day

December 19th, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    We’ve had rain all day in Emporia. Driving down Ninth Street is like driving a ski boat and crossing the wake. There’s that “krrrr” as the car catches the deep water. Western Kansas is getting the precipitation in the form of snow, blowing snow, blizzardy snow; we’re getting the rain. So far.

Flyover Weather, sky

Winter is Here

December 13th, 2011 at 11:50 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   WINTER IS HERE When the seasons change hands, we always expect a few weeks of give and take before the new management gets things under control. I think we can say that management now has a firm grip. The new atmospheric format is in […]

columns, Flyover Weather, seasons

At Pages

December 11th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

Mollie Sultenfuss, co-owner of Pages Books and Coffee in downtown Newton introduced us today.  She and the others at Pages were great hosts. I was grateful to be invited and pleased to be treated so kindly. Beverley Buller talked about and read from her latest book “A Prairie Peter Pan: The Story of Mary White.” […]

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