We've Got The Measles
Sometimes the entire east coast, all the mid-Atlantic states, look this way on the radar map. Red, yellow and green splotches. You know the meaning of “widely scattered thunderstorms” when you see this effect.
But sometimes there is a crooked yellow line with dark green going more or less in a very general north-south direction. That’s one of those storm fronts that hits like the end of the world and lasts twenty minutes. Enough lightning and thunder to make you look up to the sky and wait for the angels to part the clouds and sound the final trumpets. But, no, it’s just a weather front and, behind it, sunny and cooler weather. The End Time will have to wait.
So, anyway, we had one of those measles days. I was watching the weather on tv tonight; the local station has people in three local cities. Here in Wilkes-Barre, nothing; up in nearby Scranton, the whole show; over in Williamsport, ok after a storm; in Stroudsburg, raining but no lightning. Take your pick, folks.