Archive for September 11, 2008

HURRICANE IKE MAY BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE AS IT HEADS FOR THE TEXAS COAST… HEAVY RAIN FALLS IN VA BEACH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

Just a brief post on the hurricane and the heavy rain that fell in my neighborhood of VA Beach. Hurricane Ike is growing in size and it may become a major hurricane as it nears the Texas coastline. This is a very serious situation for the folks in Texas. Warm water and excellent atmospheric conditions should allow this storm to intensify to a category 3 or 4 storm. It is even within the realm of possibilities that it becomes a category 5 storm. Meanwhile, back at home, a cold front stalled just to our south. We’ve had a persistent onshore flow which has cooled us off but has kept us quite humid. This combined with a disturbance moving overhead early Thursday morning has produced showers and thunderstorms. I picked up over 4 inches of rain overnight. That’s a month worth of rain in just a few hours. Clouds will dominate the skies as the pattern remains the same on Thursday.

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HURRICANE IKE MAY BECOME A MAJOR HURRICANE AS IT HEADS FOR THE TEXAS COAST… HEAVY RAIN FALLS IN VA BEACH EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

Just a brief post on the hurricane and the heavy rain that fell in my neighborhood of VA Beach. Hurricane Ike is growing in size and it may become a major hurricane as it nears the Texas coastline. This is a very serious situation for the folks in Texas. Warm water and excellent atmospheric conditions should allow this storm to intensify to a category 3 or 4 storm. It is even within the realm of possibilities that it becomes a category 5 storm. Meanwhile, back at home, a cold front stalled just to our south. We’ve had a persistent onshore flow which has cooled us off but has kept us quite humid. This combined with a disturbance moving overhead early Thursday morning has produced showers and thunderstorms. I picked up over 4 inches of rain overnight. That’s a month worth of rain in just a few hours. Clouds will dominate the skies as the pattern remains the same on Thursday.

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