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It Rained in Chiang Mai Today

We got the first rain of the “low season” today, March 24, 2014. I was on the 14th hole of a pretty decent (for me) round of golf when the thunder started. The wind was blowing at 25 to 30 MPH as I lined up my putt for a double bogey. I thought the wind was going to roll the ball without me hitting it. It was an 18 inch putt with a tailwind about 30 degrees off axis. I tapped it about six inches and the wind did the rest – in the cup for a double bogey on a par five. The rain started shortly after, and the caddie and I headed for shelter. High winds, pouring rain, hail, and blowing leaves & debris made for quite a scene. After 30 to 40 minutes, it subsided to a very light rain, and the golf continued… I parred the next hole.

A caddie avoids the puddles after some much needed rain.

A caddie avoids the puddles after some much needed rain.

┬áThe rain clears away the smoke I mentioned in the previous post, and the Doi Suthep Mountains are easily seen with a bit of fog on them from the rain. As the rains become more and more common, the smoke will be much less of a concern and quite possibly the worst is behind us for this year. From what I’ve been told the rain storms tend to be often, perhaps daily, but are usually short like what we got today.

The rain clears the air and the Doi Suthep Mountains are clearly visible through a light mist.

The rain clears the air and the Doi Suthep Mountains are clearly visible through a light mist.

Just a short post here to mention the rain since it is the first of the year, and the first of the 2014 “low season”.