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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Musings From the Meteorologist

Hi everypuppy and everycat, it's me - Amber! We've had some mighty wicked thunderstorms and tornadoes and stuff in our area lately, and as our resident meteorologist, it's up to me to keep an eye to the sky and warn everyone about impending bad weather. As some of you may remember, I also teach a class at the Stormy Zoluschka Kryschtal School of Siberian Studies; my best student is Zim and I've been trying to get him trained up as my assistant! I went out with him the other day to do a little extra training.

Here's Zim, checking the skies:

IMG_0104 Zim
"Wowzers, would you look at that!"

Hmm. I'm not sure how professional "
wowzers" is, but I do love his enthusiasm!

IMG_0106 Zim
"Yeah, Am. Check it out. Osletto's over in the garden."

He might need a bit more training. I decided to check things out for myself:

IMG_0100 Amber
"The worst of it should skirt around to our south-east..."

I knew we'd get lots more rain... some thunder and lightning... but no tornadoes or hail or anything. (For a funny look at how huge the hail was just south of us in Wichita, please
click here.) And then it hit me. If we were going to get lots more rain ...

IMG_0101 Amber

...and I was sure we would... that's
no time to give a Siberian a b-a-t-h! I think Mom's going to have to put that whole "precursor" thing on hold.

IMG_0096 Amber
"Isn't that a shame?"

Remember to keep an eye to the sky, everyone! You never know what you might see ... and what it might help you get out of.
Hee hee hee...



  1. Amber,

    You're a really good teacher! I'll look for those clouds here in Virginia! But our yard and neighborhood has lots of trees, so sometimes, it's hard to see very far.
    I never realized how the weather and a bath relate!! Thanks for the info.

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

  2. Those ARE some ominous-looking clouds! And if "wowsers" isn't a scientific term it ought to be!

    jack a-roo & miss moo

  3. I so agree wozers should be a scientific term.. Looks like you are doing a great job of weather predicting and great job of getting out of the deaded bath. Hugs GJ xx

  4. Good work trying to teach Zim! The thing is Amber you are such an expert meterorologist. Zim will take many years of study to emulate you.
    Good work with those predictions - it is hard for us bassets to study the sky - our noses are generally glued to the ground!
    love and kisses
    Martha and Bailey xxx

  5. woah... those are some dark skies! hail and tornadoes! jeez!
    No bath... what a pity! ;)

  6. Funny as I read this our tornado sirens are going off.

  7. Ammy you are such a good teacher.. We sure hope that Zim keeps up the good work as your assistant...
    Those are some nasty looking sky's..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

  8. OMD! The sky looks sooo scary!

  9. Just so the sky doesn't turn that weird shade of green. Mom got to experience that when she lived in Oklahoma.

  10. We also think "wowzers" is a profesional scientific term to describe the Kansas sky! Ammy, it was nice of you to try to continue teaching Zim to be your assistant but we understand how hard it would be to study with little Osletto hopping around!

    Hope the skies clear up soon and hope your mom forgets all about that b-a-t-h!

  11. OMGOSH!!! Those hailstones are the biggest and scariest I've ever seen - you could get a big bonk on the bean if you were out and about with those falling out of the sky? How about windows? Whew! THOSE were a WOWZERS!!!! (and I use that wonderful word too!) Your skies are sure black! But the funniest part was coming back to your post after looking at the giant hailstones and you said, "And then it hit me" heheheheheeeeeee!
    Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie and Avalon

  12. Ammy, you write a training book. I think all of our local weater humans could learn a thing or two from you.

    Did you predict the rain or did you cause the rain to avoid the precursor?

    Remy and Flash

  13. I wish you would have practiced meteorology here in New York today - we had a horribly strong thunderstorm, such a tight band moving right over us, and before we knew it, it was gone!

  14. Those are certainly some scary looking clouds, my friend. I hope you don't get any really bad weather.

  15. We had a nasty storm come through here last night too. Luckily it was just heavy rain and some wind.


  16. Woos Ammy! Those are some dark looking clouds! I hope woo got in before woo got all wet, and great job there avoiding the dreaded bath!
    ~husky kisses~
    -Kira The BeaWootiful

  17. Look at those clouds!!
    Undulus Asperatus!
    And you add such a contrast in that picture!


  18. Great! Those are some wild skies! And, great for weather training we suppose... Stay safe my friends, we love your weather reports!!!!
    Come on out for some camping, ok!!!? The Sierras aren't too far from your place, right :)

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  19. w00fs, wow that does look like a mean storm comin...we cant get rain for anything..everything is drying up and a dirt bowl...

    b safe,

  20. Those clouds look mean=we would be running for cover!...But, we're glad you got to postpone the bath, sweet Ammy!...Great job, sweet friends...kisses...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  21. "Wowzers"! Sounds like the right way to describe those clouds!
    Kisses and hugs

  22. That is one nasty looking sky! Are you sure you want to be sitting on the sidewalk and not running for cover?

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  23. You sure get a ton of scary looking skies down there in Kansas. Good thing you know how to read the clouds and when it is time to duck and cover.


  24. You are a wonderful meteorologist, Amber! I wish you could come on over here and predict some rain for us!


  25. B-A-T-H is such a bad word. Those skies are
    just beautifully spoooooky. I would love to take a walk
    with you guys. Wowzers, can you imagine that! The Dommer's walking and catching the sky view sights with the Yammers! Woo funzers! Glad there was a free get of out bath card there in that sky.


  26. Scary weather! It's been sunny and humid here.

    Glad you got out of your bath! :)