Greetings and welcome!
May is always busy around here, but I can’t believe how this month flew by.
Today’s big news is that we are under a red flag warning for extreme wildfire conditions. We had a warm day with low humidity, pretty good winds, and a very dry fuel load. It would not have taken much to get a big fire going in a hurry. There have been plenty this week with 69 fires statewide.
We are very dry right now, but that will likely become less and less of a problem as the week progresses. Looking at the TV they are showing me the next 7 days being between 74 and 82, with rain possible daily. It didn’t seem very likely to have rain 7 days in a row so I took a look at my model guidance to see what the fuss was all about.
What I am seeing is a disorganized but massive area of low pressure setting up camp over the southwestern US for the next week and beyond. The counterclockwise circulation from that low pressure will be sending us warm moist air. That means warmer than normal temperatures and rain chances daily.
The first wave of it is western WI and heading this way, and looks more like a couple of lines of isolated but strong thunderstorms than any kind of widespread soaking rain. That will probably vary from day to day.
We could use the rain as long as it doesn’t get t be too big of a part of our weekend. Right now it looks pretty good with only minimal rain chances Saturday and Sunday.
Spring is in full bloom now. We have mosquitoes and ticks, ferns opening up, tall grass where the mower didn’t go yet, and Sunday one of the resident does was spotted with a brand new fawn. I saw another doe and fawn tonight, but the fawn looked much bigger than Sunday’s. I am pretty sure that it was a different pair.
As mentioned, the ferns are starting to emerge, and are going from fiddlehead to leaf and branch. The trillium are still in bloom as are the marsh Marigolds, lilacs, and some cherry trees too. It is a fast changing world.
I am out of time for tonight, I am planning on visiting again later in the week.
Have a good week and thank you for visiting!