A Taste of Spring

A Taste of Spring

Larry Warren

There is never a dull moment when one is dealing with the weather. On the day Punxsutawney Phil announced to the nation that we would enter six more weeks of winter; mother nature offered our region a taste of spring.

Our local weather forecast showed high wind gusts in the area around Ritzville Washington. I left Lewiston with the anticipation that I would see these gusts develop into something a bit more exciting.

Before I arrived in Ritzville, there were new reports of small, fast-moving thunderstorms coming from the northwest. Limited on time, my colleague and I took a gamble on what path the storm would take and positioned ourselves a mile outside of town.

Our hunch paid off and in a matter of minutes the storm we saw on radar rolled right over the top of us. Our efforts were rewarded with vibrant cloud cover, thunder and hail. It was a spectacular treat and a perfect setup.

We ended our day with a discovery more entertaining than the storm itself. This interactive work of art entitled #ThatNWBus is located right outside of Washtucna Washington.

This fixture of the past is a reminder of a message that has been expressed throughout the decades. One must only set foot inside to discover what that message is.