Monday, May 28, 2012

Tropical Strom Beryl Stormy all day

Well we made it through our first Tropical Storm.   Most of the Tropical Storm/ almost Hurricane happened during the night.  We were rocking pretty good, but the direction of the winds was good to us most of the time.  The rain would come down in buckets.  I have been in storms and this is something else.  We are now in a Tropical Depression.  This means less mph constant winds, but high winds when the "storm bands" come through.  We are also in  on again off again tornado watches with this depression. 
Notice in the pics the rain coming down and on this one how it is blowing off the rig. The still pics are of a rig two doors down.  It does not even come close to showing you how much rain falls in a very short period of time and the winds with it.  You miss the noise of the rain falling and the motion of the water coming down.

We have had between 5 - 10 inches of rain here.  The soil is such here and in Florida that it is absorbed very quickly.  The only standing water here is on the road.  I must stay that this rain is really needed in the Okefenokee Swamp, because it is so dry the gators panting.  lol 
It is now 7:00 p.m. and you can see one of the storm bands off in the distance.  It is really blacker than the pic.  This tropical storm came on shore dumping rain and producing winds  60 - 75 mph (hurricanes start at 75) and then hit land lessened somewhat and becomes a tropical depression.  This means you get these gigantic rain storms, some with lightening and threat of tornadoes, as it breaks up.  The weather peeps have a real hard time keeping up with the bands.  Then the storm is pushed back at you because of a low pressure or high pressure and you get it all over again.  Days of this from one little, well maybe not so little storm.  This is why it is so wet and humid in this area.  It's wet!!!!
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