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Re: The Weather

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:52 pm
by Steve of phpBB
How dark is it? Is it darker than those December overcast rainy days? I think that would be very grueling to deal with.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:57 pm
by sancarlos
It's much better today, but yesterday it was very dark, worst in the afternoon. You'd have to have the light on in any room in the house to read a book, even if all the windows were open.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:37 pm
by DaveInSeattle
AQI here in Seattle is currently hovering around 250. The sky is a ghastly sickly orange. My eyes are burning and I have a headache.

Yeah...things are awesome!

Re: The Weather

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:08 am
by OceanMatt
Just navigated the first tornado warning of Hurricane Sally's slow as fuck landfall. Scary few minutes, but Mrs. OM got the kids back down after we cleared out of the shelter space (interior bathroom).

Lots of rain, wind has picked up. Going to be a long 18-24 hours, but all is good so far...

Re: The Weather

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:36 am
by Square Rob
We’ve got close friends in Mobile and Pensacola. Hoping damage is minimal for y’all down there.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:10 am
by rass
Good luck OM.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:19 am
by Rex


Expecting 5 inches locally but tbh that looks like more than 5 inches to me

Re: The Weather

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:36 pm
by Steve of phpBB
OceanMatt wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:08 am
Just navigated the first tornado warning of Hurricane Sally's slow as fuck landfall. Scary few minutes, but Mrs. OM got the kids back down after we cleared out of the shelter space (interior bathroom).

Lots of rain, wind has picked up. Going to be a long 18-24 hours, but all is good so far...
Where are you folks at these days? My mother-in-law is by herself in Crestview. I assume she's far enough from the coast to be safe from most of the bad stuff, and she's on a bit of a hill so flooding shouldn't be an issue.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:42 pm
by Giff
OceanMatt wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:08 am
Just navigated the first tornado warning of Hurricane Sally's slow as fuck landfall. Scary few minutes, but Mrs. OM got the kids back down after we cleared out of the shelter space (interior bathroom).

Lots of rain, wind has picked up. Going to be a long 18-24 hours, but all is good so far...
Hope all is well.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:02 pm
by Steve of phpBB
It's not looking good for the Three-Mile Bridge in Pensacola, connecting Pensacola with Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach.

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2020/09/ ... 816976002/

Re: The Weather

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:23 pm
by OceanMatt
Made it through with modest damage to property and all members of the OM fam in good shape.

Scary overnight (see aforementioned tornado warning) and we were ALL caught flatfooted by this track. I always put up hurricane shutters, but the weird slow track that kept pushing eastward surprised me and most of the rest of us here, so I was not able to do so this time. Even our sheriff confessed to being surprised by the direct hit.

I'm five miles off the coast, so saw none of the storm surge that swamped (pun not intended) downtown Pensacola. That said, we got LOTS of rain and those Cat 2 winds are no joke. Yes, the Three-mile Bridge appears to be properly fucked after having been hit by multiple construction barges ("we're going to need a bigger anchor!").

Many trees down, so massive power outages around town. Gulf Power reported 95% of Escambia County was out this morning. Our electricity was out for ~40 hours, but is now powering glorious AC in the casa. Even that power outage was not as bad as it could have been because the temps were unseasonably "cool" at mid-80s.

Rivers will be getting lots of water from the upstream rains, so river flooding of the Blackwater and others will be a problem for several more days yet.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:37 pm
by brian
151 straight days without rain today. That would be the all-time record for Las Vegas going back for 110 years of record-keeping.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:15 pm
by Steve of phpBB
brian wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:37 pm
151 straight days without rain today. That would be the all-time record for Las Vegas going back for 110 years of record-keeping.
Is this new system moving through supposed to give you folks any? We don't have 151 rainless days here, but it's been a long damn time for us and it's supposed to rain tomorrow.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:33 pm
by DaveInSeattle
It is raining (finally) this afternoon here...and it is glorious...

Re: The Weather

Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:26 pm
by brian
Steve of phpBB wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:15 pm
brian wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:37 pm
151 straight days without rain today. That would be the all-time record for Las Vegas going back for 110 years of record-keeping.
Is this new system moving through supposed to give you folks any? We don't have 151 rainless days here, but it's been a long damn time for us and it's supposed to rain tomorrow.
There's a chance I think (and it's darkening up a little already), but I still think there's only a small chance (10-20 percent). We're heading to Carlsbad on Sunday, so it will probably rain the whole time we're there since it's my only vacation for the rest of the year, but the rain is so needed that's the extent of the complaining I'll do if it happens.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:21 am
by rass
Less than two songs into my run this morning and I was regretting not wearing gloves. Got over it once I made it into some consistent sunlight.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:06 am
by DSafetyGuy
rass wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:21 am
Less than two songs into my run this morning and I was regretting not wearing gloves. Got over it once I made it into some consistent sunlight.
Going with the knit cap and extra long-sleeved t-shirt for the early dog walk was a good choice, as there was a light frost on the ground. I bagged my planned walk after that.

Re: The Weather

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:47 pm
by rass
Wearing jeans to walk downtown to pickup my kid after she’s done with work and maybe grab dinner. First jeans since May?