Sunday, October 08, 2017

Hurricane-smurricane

Hurricane Nate made landfall last night near Biloxi, Mississippi. Biloxi is just over 50 miles from Mobile. When hurricanes come into Mobile, it affects our weather here. Even though we are over 250 miles inland, the wind rolls over our state.

This was not a major storm and we didn't expect damage. We were correct. But the rain started before we went to bed last night. The winds were normal, but it rained all night. I could hear it ticking on the roof.

Sometime in the night, the wind picked up. I could hear the Rose-of-Sharon brushing against our bedroom windows. We have shades, but I could see dancing shadows around the edges. The streetlight in our front yard captured the movement of the wind as his swept through the branches.

This morning, I stepped onto the screen porch to see if any trees were down.  Only one branch had fallen on the front walk.  But it wasn't much bigger around than my thumb. We were lucky. The one thing that I didn't expect was that it was still muggy. It was that way all day.

We ran out briefly to get a few things for supper this evening. When we drove by the blinking bank sign at 3:30 p.m. it was 80 degrees. 

This evening the winds have died down. Radar shows that the clouds are moving off toward the northwest. Watch out, Lisa and Jack.

Other than keeping an eye to the sky, today was uneventful. That was exactly what we needed today. Around noon, we took a long nap.

It's been a restful day.

The picture below is not from today. I shot it earlier in the year when we were on the coast. 



9 comments:

  1. I hope your knees are better today. It sounds like it was a lazy day which we all need on occasion

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  2. Glad that you had a much needed day to recuperate.

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  3. They say we are experiences the results here of that hurricane and had some heavy rain overnight, but it's needed here and appreciate it. So glad it was one of the milder storms that have come our way.

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  4. I'm glad the weather was not too severe for you.

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  5. I didn't know about Nate. I've been avoiding the news.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. I'm glad Nate didn't do any damage and you could rest.
    Hugs, Julia

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  7. Very dramatic photo!!

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  8. It's muggy here, too. Definitely not what I think of when I think of October weather in central NC. I'm glad you didn't get damage from the storm.
    We have gotten a little rain, and that was much needed.

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  9. We were concerned over son and family in Pike Road, but they only experienced intermittent rain and little wind.
    I'm partial to b/w photography, and yours is wonderful.

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