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Monday, April 3, 2017

Back On The Road: Driving in Extreme Weather

Aloha Everyone,

It began as a beautiful driving day with sightings of occasional blooms of wildflowers.

Just as we crossed into Nevada, Honu was driving in extreme weather conditions. The sky suddenly darkened with ominous rain clouds sending lightening, foreshadowing more events to follow. Turbulence caused by merciless dust storm buffeted Honu activating the internal warning systems. After a little over 6 minutes of dust storm (timed using my iPhone), Honu's dust covered body was washed by a torrential downpour.

Today's events are a small part of a new pattern of more extreme weather across the globe, shaped in part by human-induced climate change.

Tonight we comfortably settled at KOA Las Vegas. J.J. and I are grateful that today's drive in extreme weather ended safely.

Aloha -- Cathi