Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring's Vernal Equinox Arrives With A Flowerful Google Doodle & Texas Thunderstorms

If you go to Google today you see that which you see here, a  flowerful harbinger of Spring.

If you type "Vernal Equinox" into the Google search form, and hit enter, you will see...

Vernal Equinox: New Google Doodle Celebrates First Day of Spring

The vernal equinox, the first day of Spring, is celebrated by a new Google Doodle...Solar Eclipse 2015 Kicks Off a Day of Celestial Events

I don't know where the Solar Eclipse which Google mentions is taking place.

If the sun is being eclipsed at my location on the planet it will go unnoticed due to a thick filter of gray clouds currently blocking visual access to the sun from a ground bound location.

Ever since Wednesday the weather predictors have been predicting rain and thunderstorms for North Texas. However, at my location in North Texas I have heard no thunder booming and have experienced only one very short burst of rain, with that rain bursting in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

Today, that being Friday, March 20, the Vernal Equinox, that day when the sun is half way between the dead of Winter and the height of Summer, marking the start of Spring, I heard via the radio, a few minutes ago, that thunderstorms are currently being spotted all over North Texas, including at the north end of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, in the Denton zone.

With the sky now looking the darkest it has looked during this period of end of Winter gloom, I suspect that today will be the day the weather predictor's prediction of rain and thunderstorms will arrive at my location.

In the meantime, my windows remain open until the actual arrival of inclement weather....

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