today's optional prompt: a little change of weather
Texas is a land of extreme weather. In this part of the world, we have hot, followed by melty hot and burst into flames hot. It is hot here, meaning in the 90s or above, about 8 months out of the year. Sunny, blue sky weather. Yep.
No rain. No rain means that grass dies and the wind whips up dust clouds. The dust, while not nearly as horrible as the Dust Bowl of the early twentieth century, gets into everything. It's a dust mixed with pollens and other random items like bug parts, that swirls through the area. Then, when the farmers in Mexico burn off their fields(and I can see no good reason to burn a field, when plowing it is just as effective), the smoke heads up here and we get that into the mix as well. No wonder I have developed asthma since I moved here!
I would love a nice steady rain shower. No thunder, no lightning, and especially no tornadoes. Just a week or two of daily, two hour rain showers starting at around 1pm and ending before the rush hour traffic. That would get rid of most of the dust that has permeated every nook and cranny of the outdoors, so I'd be able to breathe. It would also refill all of the lakes and rivers and alleviate the pressure on the aquifer that we use for our water source.
And it would sure cool us all off!
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