Horizontal Rain

January 23, 2009 By: erik Category: Colindres, News 178 views

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Horizontal Rain

When I went to the town market today to buy olives, the vendors could barely serve anyone because they had to hold down the tarps attached to their stalls. A few citizens were futilely attempting to keep their umbrellas open against the whipping wind.

The forecast is for winds gusting up to 150 kph (93 mph) tonight and tomorrow. Waves up to eight meters tall! The local government is strongly encouraging everyone to stay home!

On the bright side, I got to see a new icon in the OS X Dashboard Weather Widget: horizontal rain!

  • Silja

    Hi Erik, thanks for your blog! I found it randomly while I was looking for pictures from Extremadura. I’m Finnish and married to an “extremeño” (from Badajoz) and although we live in Finland we spend quite a lot of time in Extremadura.

    It was really interesting to see your pictures and read your posts from the Extremadura region! And also useful to me, as I’m writing a novel that takes place in an imaginary village in Extremadura. There are lots of little curiosities and details that I haven’t noticed myself but I recognize once I see your pictures and comments.

  • We survived. They measured winds of 195 kph (121 mph) and waves of 14 meters (46 feet)!

  • Silja, that’s very interesting. I’m glad I could help. Let me know when your publisher starts looking for cover art. What language are you writing it in?

  • Silja

    I’m writing the novel in Finnish, my mother tongue. Let’s see if I ever get it publlished 🙂 If I do, I’ll sure let you know. You have some gorgeaus pictures!