Monday, October 22, 2007

Carolina Blue

I'm a climber, so normally the Carolina Blue skies my state is known for are a welcome sight. It means the rock is dry and the bouldering landing zones aren't soggy.

This Summer was a different story. We had 140 consecutive days without any measurable rainfall. We are in the middle of the worst drought NC has seen in its recorded history. Some of the lake levels in the area are down 30%.

So, am I climbing any better with all of this dry weather? Unfortunately, we've also had a near record number of days with triple-digit temperatures. Ditto for days in the 90's. So, the answer is no...

Today, the sky is full of clouds. It's a welcome sight.

1 comment:

Murdock said...

Not much rain here in Charlotte though. :-(. Hopefully tomorrow will be greyer.