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I Need a Weather Icon. *G*

The simple report is, we're wet. The lengthier report I'm going to emulate a friend and lift directly from an e-mail to them. This returns a similar favour with the same friend, as they'll simply need to read it over again. Well, if they want, as I think I'll put it Under the Cut. Just for practice. And for those who don't care about the weather.

Watched the Weather Channel before leaving teh Ranch. The fact that we've got SkyTV reception says a lot in itself, including we've still got power. Got some wind last night, and quite a bit of rain. The KitnzOfApocalypse were and are a bit stressed, as It Is Wet Out. The Bros barked defiantly at the wind. The goats all said their usual. Iiits wee-eeet. Maake iit Stooopppp. Cows and horses proved bovine and equine stoicism is alive and prospering in North Central Baja Jorja.

Traffic this morning, at least out on the highway, about par for the day of week and time. Exception, no school bus to be seen anywhere, including over on Ms Peggy's property. She drives a bus for Levy County, and we leave about the same time usually. I frequently see the bus lights flashing as she does her 'pre-flight' checks. Not today. Levy County Schools are closed. Sensible. The rest of us, though, we were heading in to work as normal. Hey, it's just a tropical storm.

University is closed, essential personnel only. Today, essential personnel include Housing personnel, as students may continue to check in to dormitory housing. University Physicians closed for the day, probably notified most of their patients as the only ones I saw downstairs showed indication of being something urgent. Once I got past the Interstate coming into town, though, traffic dropped way down.

Hospital, of course, is open. The OR schedule, though, is particularly light, indicating that many elective cases were postponed.

Once I got into my office I checked the NOAA website and saw the advisory which puts the center of Fay right over... US! Yes, the center is located 'near Gainesville, and about 105 km (65 miles) north-east of Cedar Key'.

This concludes this morning's weather report from North Central Baja Jorja, where the center of Tropical Storm Fay is Directly Overhead of Hospital.


remind me again why I went into Nursing, please?



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Aug. 22nd, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
The Weather Channel, such that it is, can't seem to get it right. Right now, at 8:52, their radar shows this ugly looking yellow stuff overhead, but we're getting just worse than a drizzle. A little wind, but nothing serious yet.


You went into nursing because there is a 100:1 female to male ratio.

It's looks bad where you are from where I am. TWC has failed us. The flist must pick up hte slack. North of you, it's not bad.

Anyone South of you on your flist?

What news the east?
Aug. 22nd, 2008 01:14 pm (UTC)
Ya, there's east, reported yesterday, thaddeusfavour. Another one over in Jax, doesn't post frequently anyway.

South of me, fatfred & rosewildeirish, both checked in, they're a lot further distanced. Along with a couple two-three others, in their area. A couple more well to the south, actually south of the first part of the over-penninsula track.

There's a couple others are in the immediate area, one is not a frequent poster, the other ... well, yeah, not real frequent.

Already mentioned the bordercolliebrs, above. The various ot-tarz are all out there looking around at the hoominz and being all, What? You don't like being wet?
Aug. 22nd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
Shoot, you people over in Baja Jorja and the environs don't even slow down for incoming class 2 hurricanes. I know. I've been there in one...with my kids in a Chevy Geo with natives zipping by us at 90mph:P What a trip to Disney World THAT was:P
Aug. 22nd, 2008 02:56 pm (UTC)
Well, Yanno
Cat 2, gotta go fast to blast through those gusts before ya get blown off the road. Except for y'all tourists out there, who don't know how to drive in storms. Hey wait, y'all's from Tejas! *G*
Aug. 22nd, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)

We didn't get any rain the day it was scheduled to hit us. It was raining yesterday and today. Gusty winds.
Aug. 22nd, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
Ofuroyama was out there this morning doing sumo kata. Something about great practice weather.

Dredd was slurring commands about battening hatches and shortening sheets... I think he was about 6 sheets to the wind himself.
Aug. 22nd, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
Doh, well don't get too wet or drown on us.
Aug. 23rd, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
We are very well drained on teh Ranch. Likelyhood of flooding is low. Wet, on the other hand, is inevitable.
Aug. 22nd, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
I have a secret liking for storms and anything that makes the day unusual.

It can get old, though.

Wanna go out and get some photos? ;-)

Stay safe.
Aug. 23rd, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
The KitnzOfApocalypse are once again showing signs of Cabin Fever. *G* And we missed most of the actual rain when we went out for those photos. Probably would of been a good idea again down around Skippy's place. Not so much here; on teh Ranch in the past 2 days, we've received 9 - 10 inches of rain. Lots of water, some wind not terrible; that's a tropical storm. This one is ... mooooovin' sloooooow *G*
Aug. 23rd, 2008 04:54 pm (UTC)
No, trying to take pictures in 10 inches of rain would not be a lot of fun.

I was being facetious, anyway. We were slightly crazy to say, "Oooh, there's a hurricane coming, let's go out and take pictures in it!"
Aug. 24th, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
Well, I kinda remember it as you being all 'There's a Hurricane Coming', and us being all, 'Not yet, we'll have plenty notice if it does'. *G* With the right gear, and you've got some of it, making photos in that kind of rain wouldn't be bad. However, I don't and while I'd be rather more comfortable taking one of the film cameras out in it, not so much the DSLR. But that's just technical talk.

Truly, I'd be much less inclined to do so if we'd had more wind associated with the storm. The rainfall itself is something one can deal with. It's the wind, and wind-borne detritus that kills during the storm.
Aug. 24th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
True dat, about the wind.

I have a waterproof camera body for one of my cameras, but it turns out that I don't much like that camera. (I should perhaps think about selling it).

It was fun, anyway. I like violent weather.
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