AS THE NOR’EASTER PULLS AWAY, WE’LL SEE SOME VERY SLOW IMPROVEMENT… A QUIET WEATHER PATTERN DEVELOPS EARLY THIS COMING WEEK

The nor’easter has subsided and all we have left is a little drizzle and some breezy conditions. The tides are coming down and the flooding should slowly recede. Flooding caused by the heavy rainfall should also improve but only very slowly. The storm was one for the record books with winds gusting to 75 MPH here in VA Beach and rainfall totalling around 15 inches in some spots. Damage reports were quite impressive. One notable item was the Lynnhaven Fishing pier getting damaged. Another amazing thing that shows the shear strength of the storm was the barge that broke away and is now sitting in the water just of the coast of Sandbridge. Tides were just below Hurricane Isabel’s levels. The storm was caused by a combination of a low pressure system spawned by a disturbance in the upper level winds and the tropical moisture from Hurricane Ida. Energy and moisture from the Gulf Stream also added to the storm’s fury. The low will slowly move southeastward out to sea over the weekend. My house lost two pieces of siding and I have a leak in my roof which cannot be fixed until the the rain/drizzle is gone. Fortunately, flooding is not normally a problem in my VA Beach neighborhood. I will have more on what to expect during the upcoming week in my Sunday morning post.

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