Seems like we are stuck in a roundabout of rain. Every day seemingly has a fairly good chance of rain, especially on those days when I have to work. Working on a lake and getting caught in a quickly developing thunderstorm is never pleasant, and I try to avoid it whenever possible. I suppose if I had a boat that went 50 mph and could get me to safety quickly, it would be great, but I don’t have that luxury. I do have a smartphone where I can observe what is coming and that works for days when a definite front is coming. It has saved me from not going into the field based on an inaccurate weather forecast, and also kept me from staying on the lake too long. However, on days when storms appear like popcorn, it is less handy. When I am bent over planting all day, I don’t really keep a close eye on the clouds. Anyway, the weather has kept me grounded too often lately, but that is the way of fieldwork.
This weather pattern will eventually break, hopefully, before summer is over.
Here is a video I shot while waiting out a storm early this year. A cool cloud rolls by at 0:28