August 25, 2005

Just Rain... Not Much Wind Yet

Katrina appears that she will make landfall closer to the Lauderdale area... perhaps in the next hour or so. That's about 45 minutes south of me. She is a minimal Cat 1.

Key indicator that we're not the target: Jim Cantore isn't in Palm Beach County.

We've been getting light rain all day; we awoke to rain. The wind has been light and steady, certainly nothing to fret over. All y'all that live north get this kind of weather all the time with your normal summer storms. No lightning or thunder for us... just a steady drizzle with light wind punctuated by slightly heavier gusts.

I don't foresee us getting much more than what we have now with regards to wind... perhaps the wind will pick up a bit, but I do expect a bunch of rain. All of S. Florida is to get a whole heapin' lot of rain.

I'll keep y'all posted on the goings on here, should things change, but I suspect it is the Floridians to the South of me that will feel it most.

The joke at work was, "Let it hit Miami. They already collected their FEMA money!" I don't know if y'all have kept up, but some losers in Miami actually put in for money for Frances and Jeanne from FEMA and got paid. FYI, the eyes Frances and Jeanne hit NORTH of me, by 20 - 30 miles.

I've been prodding TGOO to blog, but I think he's waiting until the time he can harrass me on my blog about the fact I don't own a generator. Heh. Not this time!!!

Posted by Boudicca at August 25, 2005 05:42 PM | TrackBack
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Here's hoping all continues well :)

Posted by: caltechgirl at August 25, 2005 05:50 PM

I'm in Pembroke Pines. It's pretty darn windy here. Looks like the "eye", if it can be called that, is coming ashore - and then the stuff behind it looks pretty nasty. My only hope and prayer - PLEASE let the power NOT go out. I HATE being hot and sweaty and airless!!! (Like anyone LIKES it, right?)

Posted by: suzeisnotfooledbyislam at August 25, 2005 05:51 PM

Looks like if we get anything it will be tomorrow or Saturday. Weatherman says it is going to cross the state and head north in the Gulf-question is how close to the coast will it be-I'm in Citrus county about 10 miles inshore. DAMN!

I got pissed about the Miami crooks also. I had about 450 bucks worth of damage last year all total and paid out of my pocker. I might have should have out in a claim with the Feds--naaa I like to sleep good at night.

Posted by: GUYK at August 25, 2005 08:37 PM

I hope you all do well. I have friends who live in Deerfield Beach and they lost power hours ago. I'm just watching to see what it does once it gets in the Gulf. They have it forecast to go east of Pensacola. They sure don't need anymore hurricanes or tropical storms or anything. Good luck.

Posted by: Sticks at August 25, 2005 08:47 PM