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(WYFF 4 Greenville)   Let's find the good side of Saharan dust screwing up South Carolina weather. "It also means more vibrant sunsets and sunrises"   (wyff4.com) divider line
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2022-05-21 3:49:58 AM  
Vibrant is a matter of opinion. For example I might find the skies looking like an apocalytic hellscape a bad thing.

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2022-05-21 4:12:10 AM  
Not sure why the asinine tag. This is a fairly normal event.
 
2022-05-21 4:27:32 AM  
moved to SC USA some 8 months ago. holy crap the weather here is sweet. before moving here i never saw a weather report say "perfectly clear", and many days are such. not much rain and it's usually a nice light fall when it comes. Mrs. Swimo bought me binoculars so I can enjoy the birds in the back yard.
 
2022-05-21 5:09:53 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Not sure why the asinine tag. This is a fairly normal event.


Like Haboobs, el nino and derenchos, things we have known since the 50s through 70s, thanks to radar and weather satalites, that's a buncha nerd shiat. I aint got time to know nerd shiat. Give it to me in over-reactionatory headlines. Context is for suckers, i need to feel an emotion.
 
2022-05-21 5:17:47 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Not sure why the asinine tag. This is a fairly normal event.


Because subby is dumber than a lab monkey who had its brain replaced with rocks
 
2022-05-21 5:18:20 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Not sure why the asinine tag. This is a fairly normal event.

Like Haboobs, el nino and derenchos, things we have known since the 50s through 70s, thanks to radar and weather satalites, that's a buncha nerd shiat. I aint got time to know nerd shiat. Give it to me in over-reactionatory headlines. Context is for suckers, i need to feel an emotion.


I kind of miss the days of my distant youth when we didn't have astonishingly accurate outlines of the upcoming hourly weather.

It was fun not knowing a thunderstorm might appear until the air got hot and muggy, and the wind started to pick up, and Mom shouted, "Run! Get the clothes off the line."

/yes, I'm from the Stone Age
//Mom's still kicking
///has a dryer and Internet now
 
2022-05-21 5:28:07 AM  

MrBallou: AppleOptionEsc: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Not sure why the asinine tag. This is a fairly normal event.

Like Haboobs, el nino and derenchos, things we have known since the 50s through 70s, thanks to radar and weather satalites, that's a buncha nerd shiat. I aint got time to know nerd shiat. Give it to me in over-reactionatory headlines. Context is for suckers, i need to feel an emotion.

I kind of miss the days of my distant youth when we didn't have astonishingly accurate outlines of the upcoming hourly weather.

It was fun not knowing a thunderstorm might appear until the air got hot and muggy, and the wind started to pick up, and Mom shouted, "Run! Get the clothes off the line."

/yes, I'm from the Stone Age
//Mom's still kicking
///has a dryer and Internet now


My enjoyment of knowing the future is more grounded in the practical, mostly due to my rural upbringing. It sure is nice not having to wake up at 5 a.m. and be pissed I should have gotten up at 3 to shovel snow, or if a big storm was coming, to keep the tree planter full of fresh water in case we lost power for 3 days.

It was also the difference between just taking shelter at the ball park for 30 minutes or being totally screwed the rest of my little time off for the rest of the day if those dark clouds were just a pop-up or a front moving in. It also beats being chased out of the house every 45 minutes by an angry parent who is both angry I am tracking in mud and upset that I am reading a book as the rain pops on and off.
 
2022-05-21 5:33:27 AM  
Eh, I've always been fuzzy about how East could go West with prevailing jet streams.
 
2022-05-21 5:37:11 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: MrBallou: AppleOptionEsc: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Not sure why the asinine tag. This is a fairly normal event.

Like Haboobs, el nino and derenchos, things we have known since the 50s through 70s, thanks to radar and weather satalites, that's a buncha nerd shiat. I aint got time to know nerd shiat. Give it to me in over-reactionatory headlines. Context is for suckers, i need to feel an emotion.

I kind of miss the days of my distant youth when we didn't have astonishingly accurate outlines of the upcoming hourly weather.

It was fun not knowing a thunderstorm might appear until the air got hot and muggy, and the wind started to pick up, and Mom shouted, "Run! Get the clothes off the line."

/yes, I'm from the Stone Age
//Mom's still kicking
///has a dryer and Internet now

My enjoyment of knowing the future is more grounded in the practical, mostly due to my rural upbringing. It sure is nice not having to wake up at 5 a.m. and be pissed I should have gotten up at 3 to shovel snow, or if a big storm was coming, to keep the tree planter full of fresh water in case we lost power for 3 days.

It was also the difference between just taking shelter at the ball park for 30 minutes or being totally screwed the rest of my little time off for the rest of the day if those dark clouds were just a pop-up or a front moving in. It also beats being chased out of the house every 45 minutes by an angry parent who is both angry I am tracking in mud and upset that I am reading a book as the rain pops on and off.


Totally agree, and the knowing what's coming definitely makes planning easier. I coordinate a lot of outdoor stuff for a lot of people and stuff that doesn't like to get wet.

I'm just saying a little more magic and wonder is gone from the world.

/Don't mind me. I'm an old man, dreaming of shipmates and Cheyenne.
 
2022-05-21 5:49:42 AM  

wildcardjack: Eh, I've always been fuzzy about how East could go West with prevailing jet streams.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_easterly_jet
 
2022-05-21 6:14:06 AM  
The "upstate".... Feh.

/triggers me every time I hear it
//don't know why
///silly regional colloquialism eye roll
 
2022-05-21 7:08:42 AM  
...i do not exaggerate when I say that I have lived in SC for 29 years, and this is the very first time I've ever heard this.
 
2022-05-21 7:23:16 AM  

sinko swimo: moved to SC USA some 8 months ago. holy crap the weather here is sweet. before moving here i never saw a weather report say "perfectly clear", and many days are such. not much rain and it's usually a nice light fall when it comes. Mrs. Swimo bought me binoculars so I can enjoy the birds in the back yard.


So you haven't experienced the hellfire of august here yet ?
 
2022-05-21 7:55:57 AM  
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2022-05-21 8:17:44 AM  
SCers are probably like, "African illegal immigration to the Palmetto State!  Biden did that!!!"
 
2022-05-21 10:19:39 AM  
The sandstorms bring nutrients to marine plankton in the Atlantic and the Amazon rainforest, so that's an upside.
 
2022-05-21 10:43:53 AM  
This happens every year. We get it in Florida too

Pretty sure the local news sites just copypasta the same story from last year
 
2022-05-21 12:24:53 PM  
They said the same thing about above-ground nuclear testing in Nevada
 
2022-05-21 4:49:17 PM  
We should be getting some of this in Georgia this coming weekend.
 
2022-05-21 7:29:24 PM  

BolshyGreatYarblocks: SCers are probably like, "African illegal immigration to the Palmetto State!  Biden did that!!!"


I'm a SoCal transplant currently living in SC. Honestly, I hear less complaining about undocumented immigrants here, than I did in Calif.
It's interesting being blue in a red state.
 
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