Here in Northern Arizona we generally have a bit of windy weather and a little rainy or snowy weather and then it warms up and is time to plant the garden. Not this year! I did manage to plant some peas, carrots and beets a few weeks ago but since then the weather has been conspiring against me. I had purchased some plant protection during the winter so I decided to go ahead and purchase some tomatoes to plant about a week and a half ago. I am glad I protected them since the weather turned cold again a few days later.
Last week the weather was warm at the beginning of the week. Then the wind came through and cooled things off. It sounds like we will get a repeat of that this week. We have high wind warnings in place for tomorrow. The I-40 corridor is especially susceptible to blowing dust and winds too high for high-profile vehicles. If you had planned to visit the National Parks in the area you may want to change your plans if possible; especially if you are driving an RV.
The highlight of my stormy/windy week last week was that it got much better by the weekend. In fact, it was so much better that I was able to take a tour from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West. I actually walked on the Skywalk! It was freaky but I was able to walk on it (as long as I didn’t look down!) My husband, one of our daughters, and I had a very enjoyable day experiencing Grand Canyon West. I highly recommend it to anyone who is headed that way.