Have I mentioned lately how much I love Summer and loathe Winter? Winter storms are ok- I'm always up for any drama the weather has to offer, but I'd rather be hot than cold any day, and all that snow and ice and slush and the long, dark days... ick. Makes me shiver just thinking of it.
But now it's Summer, and I can amuse myself watching the radar on Weather Underground for thunderstorms and such, though I have to admit that since we moved to the country and are now in a house surrounded by large, old, heavy trees, I'm not as hopeful for a real rip-snorter of a thunderstorm as I once was.
My wife calls it "weather porn" when she comes in and I'm peering at the computer screen where I've got the Tropical Weather page up, reading about embedded tropical waves and whether they have associated convection... btw- it's been a quiet week, but just an hour ago they put up a note that there is "an area of disturbed weather over the Bahama Islands associated with a non-tropical low pressure system that has the potential to develop into a tropical depression later this week. Currently, the disturbance is embedded in an area of strong vertical wind shear of about 15 - 25 knots, but a small area of lower shear is expected to develop over the Bahamas starting on Thursday."
I mean, OK, so I've got a satellite picture of a hurricane on my Opening Page with links to local weather and the tropical weather pages- she acts like that's not quite, you know, normal...