Gut Rumbles

June 24, 2004

that time of year

The wind has been blowing from the southwest for the past few days, which always causes the same kind of weather in Southeast Georgia. The days are hot and humid. But along about sundown, huge thunderheads start to build from all that moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and we often get bodacious storms.

Yesterday was a fine one, with winds that gusted up to 50 miles per hour and rain that fell sideways. It cleaned out all the dead limbs in the woods out back by appearing to throttle the trees like a strangler and also picked up my trash can and tossed it into a neighbor's yard two doors down. (Thank Bejus that the garbage men came and emptied the can yesterday morning.)

Another one is building now. I can see the black clouds easing toward my house and I can hear Mother Nature beating her Drums of Thunder. I didn't lose power yesterday, but I still believe that it might be a good idea to shut down the computer for a while.

This storm looks like it might be another bad-ass.


Don't be in the dark about approaching weather, A-man. Just point your browser to:

and you will get the Charleston, SC coastal weather radar, which also covers the GA coast.

The image that comes up is always the most current. You can get a loop of 16 images by clicking on either the long-range or short-range loop on the navigation area on the left side of the page. The loops take several minutes to load on a dial-up connection.

The advantage of a loop is that you can see grapically just what the thunderstorm cells are doing.

Posted by: Rivrdog on June 24, 2004 11:28 PM

Old soldiers never die. Young ones do.
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