Monday, February 13, 2006

The Weather Line...

There is a strange phenomenon world wide, and it's called the weather line.

You can be driving down the road in pouring rain - and yet, when you cross a certain area - it's clear. You can look behind you and see the rain, yet it's partly sunny in front of you. In Massachusetts there are several of them. I drive through three of them each day: 1. On 128 crossing from Woburn to Stoneham, right before the 93 split; 2. 93 North Commerce Way Exit ; 3. Hartwell Avenue in Lexington.

The fourth one I encounter on a regular basis - is my street. It's such a bizarre and regular occurance, I always comment that "the sun is always shining on my street. Naturally because I live there!". Sort of a joke about my rose colored glasses. But it is truly not a joke. The most recent example that just about everyone I know got to witness, was my son's birthday party this past May. It was pouring rain, dark and cloudy everywhere around. I got calls asking if I was cancelling, but I said no. Looking out my window - I could see the darkness to the left of my house - but on my street, the sun was out. Not brightly mind you - we're not talking screaming sunshine - but hazy and warm. I left the house to go get the balloons to put outside - and as I drove up the street leading to my house, I thought "yup. This is going to end up an indoor party". But as I turned onto my street - the phenomenon was happening. The sun was shining. You could literally see the rain at the top of my street, but my street was dry. Everyone commented that day on how weird it was.

Yesterday was another one of those bizarre weather line days. We had a "blizzard" here in New England. The front of my house, had lots of little flakes flying around. Clearly it was snowing. But in the back of my house.....it was still. You can see flakes kick up when the wind blows, but it was entirely a different picture from the front of the house.

I don't know what causes the lines in the weather, and why they're always consistent in the locations. But it's phenomenon of nature that is amazing, bizarre and beautiful all at the same time.

5 comments:

Bougie Black Boy said...

Yeah, I hate it when the weather is so schizophrenic. bad enough WE, humans, can't control our moods--but the weather? jeesh.

chesneygirl said...

This is a daily occurance in Michigan.

Mr. Fabulous said...

That is strange about the happenings around your street and your house...

Could it be because you're...

a witch? :)

Rebecca said...

Stephen: hahaha, hormonal weather! I like that!! ;)

Chesney Girl: I know, it's amazing how they're everywhere; I'd love to know what triggers it.

Mr. Fabulous: hmmmm. There's a little witch in all of us, isn't there? ;) You need to watch "Practial Magic"... !

Kodijack said...

I am sure that if you pulled out a topographical map, plotted weather systems and barometric pressures, broke it out into 1 block increments that you might have some kind of idea.

Or you could just be amazed by it and go merrily on your way. I would normally take the former, but the latter is sometimes more fun.