To say that I got caught off guard for tonight’s commute home would be inaccurate. Afternoon thunderstorms have been predicted for days now, but I’ve just gotten lucky until today. I probably should have known better!
When quitting time rolled around today, there was light rain falling. All I had was my short sleeve work shirt, and a wind vest. I dug through my gear drawer, and was happy to find a winter jersey that I hadn’t taken home yet. I was saved! I lucked out this time.
On the way home I thought about my brand new wind/rain shell at home, and how I should have had my fingered gloves with me. You can get chilled rapidly in the rain if you don’t have the proper protection from the elements. It’s unlikely you’ll be surprised by a rainy commute in the morning here in Carson City, but you can count on an afternoon thunderstorm during the spring and summer. Make sure you’re prepared.