Thursday, May 17, 2007

Another weather story

On average, Damascus receives one-tenth of an inch of rain in May. So, it was strange that it rained all day here. And all of last Thursday, too. Strange, I told the sandwich seller, all this rain.

He smiled. If God wills it, it will rain.

On Friday, God has more rain in mind, according to the Internet weather forecast. On Saturday, a cloud, then Sunday it's sun and 91 degrees.

On average, the long-range forecast is mostly sunny and hot, until roughly Oct. 20. The average annual rainfall in June is .03 inch and in July and August it has rained so little in recorded weather history that the statistical average is 0.

But, that's up to God.