November in Northeast Ohio marks the beginning of Elephant Season. That is the season of the year when a large gray cloud (of elephantine proportions)settles over Lake Erie and its coast and rarely disappears for four plus months.
Not this year.
We've instead been graced with dark blue skies and bright sunshine. This morning there is not a cloud to be seen as I look out the south facing window. The forecast calls for more of the same the next few days. Complaining about such glorious fall days would be ridiculous, so I wont'. But where is the rain?
Weather.com promises there may be some moisture late next week. But a closer look reveals that the chance of rain is still under 50%. The flow at the Rocky River is below 60 cfs and the Grand is dropping near 100. I don't recall ever seeing it that low in the fall before. This is painful news for us steelhead addicts, but we find some solace in knowing it will end -- eventually.
In the meantime, it's time to head out back and try to gather up some more leaves and get the grass cut. It's another beautiful day in paradise and we might as well take advantage of it.