Thursday, April 12, 2007

Wind, Rain, and Hail- What Surprise!!

Kuwait's weather has been very quirky these past few days. It has been storming to a surprising degree that it reminds me of the weather in the American Southeast. Around 2 pm today, the skies opened up and poured profuse and dramatic amounts of rain and, yes, even hail. That is correct, it was hailing in Kuwait, in this desert Persian Gulf country. And yet as fast as the skies poured forth its contents, it just as quickly ceased to give way to bright sunshine and relatively blue skies. While it is known to rain in Kuwait, it usually never does so and with such profusion during the April. Perhaps, Kuwait will be a winner with effects of global warming turning this desert country slowly into more fertile and and green land.

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