Ran over by the Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express (also, Pineapple Connection) is a non-technical, shorthand term popular in the news media for a meteorological phenomenon which is characterized by a strong and persistent flow of atmospheric moisture and associated heavy rainfall from the waters adjacent to the Hawaiian Islands and extending to any location along the Pacific coast of North America. The Pineapple Express is driven by a strong, southern branch of the Polar jetstream and is usually marked by the presence of a surface frontal boundary which is typically either slow or stationary, with waves of low pressure traveling along its axis. Each of these low pressure systems brings warm temperatures and high winds to Alaska.

OK, most of that was from Wikipedia. What does that mean to us? +48°, slushie roads, slick sidewalks and dirty windshields. But it also means good weather for ice fishing. I caught these guys at Taku Lake during my lunch break. They said the fishing was going good but they hadn't caught any fish yet. I guess that also means a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work.


Trixie said…
It also means serious winds moving lots of wet, heavy snow at Glen Alps. Darn it!

Nice post. You should see the sheen on our wind sculpted snow.
robin andrea said…
"...a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work..." I think that sums up so many things, Dave! The Pineapple Express means rain rain rain for the central coast of California. We don't mind. We need it.