August 27, 2011

A Few Quick Pics

We had a break in the storm about an hour ago and as part of my overall policy of making bad decisions I ran out to move my car (which was being menaced by a steadily listing tree) and drove around the neighborhood for a few minutes.


15 -21 inches of rain is what they're saying.


Everything smells like rotting fish.

702,413 reported without power in VA. Our neighborhood is an anomaly that is not likely to last long.
 
The break in the storm is well and truly over. The winds are picking up rapidly and the rain is again coming down in sheets.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:06 PM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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So you actually had the eye of the storm pass right over you, eh? Too bad the eye wall had already broken, or you'd have been able to see blue sky briefly.

I had heard 6-8 inches of rain predicted. 15-21 sounds like a hell of a ride. Gonna be a lot of flooding if it's really that much.

...and please, stay safe!

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sat Aug 27 18:06:22 2011 (+rSRq)

2 Actually no. The eyewall is approaching as I type this and will pass a bit to the east in about half an hour. The radio mentioned that there was a large pocket of dry air that caused everything to just stop for a few minutes.

I really needed to move my car anyway.

I can't believe we've kept power for this long.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sat Aug 27 18:36:42 2011 (EJaOX)

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