Rain, rain, come again!

Everybody is complaining about the RAIN. I guess it is more noticeable because it is occurring during the holiday season, when more people are off work and not ensconced in their cubicles with no windows. But rain in December and January in Atlanta is normal – these are traditionally our wettest months. And it is a good thing. Next summer if you want to go boating or swimming (or water your lawn) you’ll be glad we had as much rain as we have had. This is the time of year when the watershed for Lake Lanier fills it up. When we have dry Decembers and Januarys, we pay for it in the months to come.

After we get into February and March, steady rain becomes more rare. And then we are into “scattered showers” for the rest of the spring and summer. Those are hit and miss occasions and not reliable enough to keep our reservoir full.

Personally, I like rainy days. They don’t keep me from doing what I would normally do. We can expect more traffic wrecks than usual because Atlanta drivers have a problem driving in a heavy dew, so some rain just complicates the problem. But a nice rainy day in these winter months gives me a good excuse to light up the fireplace, and dive into a good book. Besides, there’s not a helluva lot we can do to stop a rainy day, is there? God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. I am serenely pleased with the rain.

About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .
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1 Response to Rain, rain, come again!

  1. Chaz says:

    Hey! For decades Atlantans though you were responsible for the rain!

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