Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blowin' in the wind

Statement as of 1:37 PM PDT on March 31, 2009 ... High Wind Warning in effect until 8 PM PDT this evening... Sustained winds of 40 to 50 mph with gusts of 60 mph will persist through the day and into the evening. Areas of blowing dust can also be expected with the visibility reduced to one half mile or less in places.

Unfortunately strong winds are a pretty normal here in the Lower Yakima Valley. I was hoping to miss the spring wind but guess not! It started howling around 10 a.m. and got progressively worse - highest gust I’ve seen listed on the internet so far is 41 mph.

We’ve been busy with our visiting; Sunday night we went to some friends for barbecue and had a fun visit. Yesterday we went up to Yakima to visit with Dave’s sister and brother-in-law. It was good to see both of them and get caught up. Tonight we are meeting friends in Tri-Cities for dinner. Just lil’ ol’ social butterflies! :o)

Photos: all taken at Wine Country RV Park in Prosser, WA

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