Monday, April 30, 2018
As I write, my County of Hennepin is under two weather alerts. All my little bookmarked weather sites are glowing with a cautionary orange. And I really like these warnings.
The first one shows that we are under a Fire Weather Watch. Apparently the weather and ground conditions are ripe for spreading even the tiniest spark into a raging fire. We are strongly advised to all stop burning garbage in the backyard, and to keep our magnifying glasses carefully in the shade, and that even a weekend barbecue is probably a bad idea.
And usually we would need to be respectful of this warning, and usually I would be. If only it weren't for the second warning.
We are under a River Flood Warning too!
So go ahead and have a lovely patio bonfire to celebrate the dry and glorious Spring weather. And if it gets out of control, as there's a good chance it will, fear not. The river will be flooding through here momentarily to put it all out.