Although our 10 inches of rain from Monday to Wednesday didn’t happen, we did get between 4-5 inches in the first round, had a gorgeous sunny day today and now we have a new front moving in to dump another inch or more overnight. They are calling for the rains to subside by mid-morning, but we’ll see what actually happens. It just started raining a few minutes ago, to match the driving blustery winds we have had for several hours. Here is the front moving in about an hour ago:
We had 70+ degree temperatures all day today, with a heavy muggy feeling. The hangar bay dripped and sweated all day, making everything drenched inside, while it was gorgeous outside. The tile in the bathrooms were sweating. Tonight about 8pm, the temp began dropping and we went outside to watch the front move in quickly.
The 9 Mile Gage stopped broadcasting at 830p tonight, with a flow level still way up at 970 CFS, down from over 1,200 this morning. One sunny day doesn’t dry the ground out, so tonight’s rain will definitely bring the rivers up high. The (not good news, but) better news is that it will dry out tomorrow and we’ll just have showers for the rest of the week. If the forecasts are right and what are the odds…?
It was a weird, uncomfortable and anxious feeling day today. If this was the mid-west, it would have seemed like tornadoes were on their way. Well, at least we don’t have to deal with that stuff up here…
In the meantime, I was supposed to send my mom some fish last month for her to take to my grandmother. They were planning to have salmon for lunch and I… forgot. OOPS! So in honor of them and their missed lunch, I made myself a fresh roasted sockeye fillet sandwich with my pesto sauce on it. Yum!
This is what they missed… Extra sharp white cheddar and avocado slices topped it off.
And a little over a week ago, we came back from Juneau in the 206, with a DC-3 parked on the ramp. Tanis kept asking me if he could take ours out of the hangar over and over and I told him NO. What did he do??? OK, just Trans Northern with a passenger flight. He got to fuel it though and pull our DC-3 tow bar out and put it to use. Here it is leaving the next morning:
Trans Northern parked on the ramp with their similar color scheme to our N91314
Waiting to taxi out, with the Alaska Jet coming off at Alpha
Ours is safe and sound in her bed
Well, need to be up at 330am as usual, so that’s all for tonight. Stay warm and dry tonight.