The weather forecast for Mérida and the one for New York is starting to look more similar. We haven’t reached the 90s yet, but it’s been raining quite a lot. And today, as we approach the anniversary of a rare series of tornados in our region, another tornado watch is in effect covering several Northeastern states.
Of course, dealing with rain in Mérida is sort of like dealing with snow in Maine. It takes insider knowledge and some work. Drainage and bug control are the big issues. Rains here don’t just come and go, either. They linger, and even in the summertime, raindrops can feel cold on the skin.
My first post about rain got reassuring comments from residents happy to see a relief from the heat. These are the residents who stay all year long, and I’m still not sure if I see myself as a 12-monther. The other day, when it was sunny, we enjoyed lunch at a marina along Long Island Sound. The weather was perfect, the view wonderful. It was just that brief time of year when our weather was better than Yucatán’s.
Today is another day. Around noon, the skies went black and the street lights kicked on. No tornadoes, but plenty of high winds and some power outages. An elderly driver was killed when a tree fell on his car. I think both New Yorkers and Meridanos would love to be able to hop a plane and escape their respective weather systems.