Fay still Keeps us Guessing..
Wed. August 20, 2008:
Well, if Fay has done nothing else, she has single handedly ended the 2 year drought in most of Florida and she isn't done yet. All the counties that have come under her path are not blue. We received over 4 inches at my house in 24 hours which was nice. No flooding here because it was off and on during those 24 hours. Hope she can continue to give the drought areas a good soaking without the flooding that Melbourne is going thru today. And it appears we will be watching this storm through the weekend. Oh NOOOOO!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008: Happy 55th Birthday to me!
Well officially TS Fay made its first landfall at Key West around 3:20pm on Monday and made its second landfall around 5am this morning at Cape Romano, just south of Marco Island. And the NHC had this coming in arond Ft Myers which it didn't. Heck they had it coming in at Tampa until 5am yesterday morning. IMO their forcast track for this storm moved every 3 hours and as I stated 2 days ago the safest place to be when this lands is Tampa because that is where it is forcasted to make landfall.. and of couse it came in about 200 miles south of the "dotted line" LOL The NHC is still not good for the landfall forcast even 2 days out much less 3 days out. Just a week ago it was suppose to have been an East Coast/Bahamas storm. Oh well thank goodness for WU! It is my understanding this storm still has a lot of traveling to do. It may get back out in Atlantic and then make a sharp turn to the west again and continue living! Let's keep an eye on it a few more days. AND let's not forget we still have Invest 94L barreling this way! My house has received little over 4" of rain in the past 24 hours.. 6am yesterday - 6am today and it is still coming down. From 6am yesterday to 6am today, my house has received litle over 4" of rain and it is still coming down.
Monday, August 18, 2008:
Well, SE Florida is out of the cone, for now again, but who knows with this storm... She hasn't followed any of the rules so far. Looks like I am going to have a pretty interesting Birthday tomorrow! LOL
Everyone in Florida and the Eastern Seaboard, we need to keep watching this carefully.
I will be in and out of here and over on Bob's blog most of the day today. And this site is very slow at times and about half of the comments are not postings. So sometimes some of the comments don't make sense because they should have followed one that didn't post LOL
Take care everyone!
Friday, August 15, 2008:
We finally have that storm we have tracked for 2 weeks developed into a named storm...Fay. Now at least we can have some data and tracking and regular updates. Now just hope it does not sit in the GOM in all that hot water before hitting anyone. Everyone in any part of the "cone" needs to get prepared.
Those "F" Named Storms have quite a history:
Fedric, Fran, Floyd, Felix, Frances, Fabian in 04 was cat 4 but was nice back in 97...and Florence usually behaves herself so far. LOL Do any of these bring back memories; some of them were memorable storms several times and still not a "retired" name; sort of like "Gordon" which should have been retired twice!
Decided to go ahead and put some of the storm tracking info here for us to have handy. These will change as the tracks change so they should stay updated.