Saturday, September 6, 2008

Hannah Update

At 7:30 this morning (saturday) Hannah has moved onshore and is now in North Carolina (the lower orange/red circle on the radar).

I was up at 5:30 am. the crickets were chirping, there was a little bit of rain and barely a hint of breeze.

by 6:30 the winds had started to gust to about 30 mph and we had green rain on the radar.

this is the radar pic at 7:30 a.m. the white line thru the middle of the picture is the Virginia/North Carolina border, with the larger orange blob covering a large part of Virginia. if you look closely, there are two spikes towards the right pointing down towards North Carolina. Right between those two is where the red eye of the storm is predicted to pass over. I live just to the right of the right hand spike, so we'll either be close or in the eye as it passes.
The lake levels haven't changed as of 6:30 am, but we haven't had the heavest rain yet. We expect that around 9-2 pm today.

Surprizingly the heaviest rains so far have been well inland, from Richmond and on over thru Charlottsville VA and down to Raleigh NC. Parts of those cities have had flooding already.

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