Originally Posted by PNW_Steve
I do not quite understand the last part. Some of us (in the Pacific North Wet) are meterologically challenged and don't understand the "sun warmed" part.... Though it only rained here twice last week. Once for four days and then again for three days.
I'll try to explain it to you in terms you'll understand:
Sometimes you are driving around, going your usual 5mph over the speed limit. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, you are blinded. There is a light so bright you fear the end is here and He is calling you home. After a few seconds you realize the light is coming from the pavement. . There is so much light reflecting off of the wet pavement that no one can see. All traffic slows to a crawl. The traffic report calls it a "sunshine slowdown". Luckily that horrible light is gone in a few minutes. Life soon returns to normal and once again you can drive and resume normal outside activities in your plastic coat and boots.
That chaos was caused by a celestial body called the sun. It is actually a very close star.
It's hard to believe, but most people live in a place where they are exposed to the horrible phenomenon practically year around. They get no reprieve from the beautiful grey rain makers. They have to put creams and ointments on there skin. They take their own shade with them. They use hats and umbrellas to hide from the sun.
In addition to causing humans to turn red and brown, the sun has a unique ability to heat things up. So much so that the water on the ground just disappears! Once that happens the objects it lights up actually heat up. Not so much that they will catch fire, but enough so that we refer to them as "sun-warmed".
I hope this helped. Let me know if I can answer any other questions for you.