Thursday, August 31, 2006

Heeeere Comes Ernie!

th_hurricane-loop.gif TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO LOCAL STATEMENT

...TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO WILL IMPACT THE CAROLINAS INTO THROUGH TONIGHT... ...NEW INFORMATION... STORM INFORMATION UPDATED. ....AREAS AFFECTED... THIS STATEMENT IS FOR RESIDENTS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA... GEORGETOWN AND HORRY... AND IN SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA... BRUNSWICK...NEW HANOVER AND PENDER ...WATCHES/WARNINGS... A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG THE COAST FROM THE SOUTH SANTEE RIVER IN SOUTH CAROLINA TO SURF CITY NORTH CAROLINA. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TODAY INTO TONIGHT. A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH MIDNIGHT FOR HEAVY RAIN ACROSS THE AREA. ...STORM INFORMATION... AT 8 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM ERNESTO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 30.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 79.9 WEST...OR ABOUT 190 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF GEORGETOWN SOUTH CAROLINA AND ABOUT 260 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF SOUTHPORT NORTH CAROLINA  170 MILES SOUTH OF CHARLESTON SC.

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Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms...becoming windy. Some locally heavy downpours are possible, especially during the afternoon hours. High near 80F. Winds E at 15 to 25 mph. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. Localized flooding is possible.
Thursday night: Windy with thunderstorms likely - locally heavy rainfall is possible, especially early. Low 74F. Winds S at 25 to 35 mph. 1 to 2 inches of rain expected. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy and windy with isolated thunderstorms possible. High 81F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Flamingo Rain Wet n wild I guess....this one's a baby.  Just a big ball of rain.  With all the heavy rain we had last week I would not be surprised to find some large trees uprooted.  We'll be asleep when the "worst" is here, at least I hope I'm sleeping.

 th_Rain.gif So what is your favorite thing to do in the rain?  When I was a young girl I used to sit on my Papa's screened in porch in a rocking chair and just listen to it.  There is something soothing about a steady rainfall.  Nowadays it puts me to sleep!  Most people say they like to read or "enjoy" their mate.

th_iqbz2s.gif In southern NC it'sth_iqbz2s.gif not uncommon for a th_iqbz2s.gif T-storm to pop th_iqbz2s.gif up in the late afternoon th_iqbz2s.gif during the summer, which th_iqbz2s.gif while I'm working seems to be th_iqbz2s.gif 5pm...just when you wanna get th_iqbz2s.gif out of the office.  God has a funny sense of humor here.  Guess He's just insuring the Insurance company will have business.  Lots of wrecks here - why is it that these people can't drive in the rain or snow?  Duh...HELLO!  Friggin slow down!

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18 comments:

rayne1123 said...

please stay safe

garnett109 said...

dig in and man the pumps!

springangel235 said...

It's coming our way late tonight, into tomorrow...stay safe...hugs snd love,
Joyce

eternallife23 said...

Ernesto passed by here yesterday. It was just lots of rain and some winds. You are right he is a baby. It really was no big deal. I believe it is always better to be safe then sorry. We watched movies and hung out and ate then went to sleep. The kids did not even realize that it had passed they were waiting for action like last year. We did not loose power at all and it was a normal rainy night. Stay safe and indoors. Pull out the comfort food and watch some movies. We pulled out the bedding and made a comfy setting in the family room for the entire family to just hang out. I wish we would of had a better movie but oh well. lol
Take Care,
Louise

mastersblynn said...

Be safe!  I am worried about you! Barbara

xxroxymamaxx said...

I bet the river rafters up there are happy happy happy!  My cousin used to be a rafting guide in SC and they would have rain dances to make the river come up. lol  I love river rafting and miss it terribly.  Good luck with the storm.  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

allisonm96 said...

i really hope that Ernesto is as much a dud for you as he was for us!  Be safe!

randlprysock said...

Funny you mention watching the rain on papa's front porch.  I am reading my NC research book and it says the people in NC love to sit on the porch and watch life.  Cool.  Me too.  I can see me doing that.  With my cross stitch or crochet and a lemonade or iced tea.  Yep, Ernesto came by.  Just a bit of rain, light winds, some stormy clouds.  It wasn't too bad.  I hope that it isn't too bad for you guys up there either.  He has probably gained some strength from the ocean if he went back out there and I have lost track so I gotta watch the news sometime today.
Hugs,
Lisa  

mumma4evr said...

I love tenting in the rain...as long as I can stay dry...love the sound of the rain on the tent
Becky

daniella12800 said...

Thank goodness it does not seem too serious!  I guess New York is going to be touched by Ernesto this weekend!!

Umm..the rain as a kid anyway I loved playing in the rain..well warm mid summer ones!!!  These days ummm....sleeping sounds good those other things you mentioned ummm nope not me!!

Try to stay dry!!  and sleep well!

Daniella

chat2missie said...

My part of PA is gonna get some Ernie also on Friday.  Should be intresting.  I'm glad he didn't amount to anything too serious this time.
Missie

inquestoftruth said...

I'm scared of storms!   But I don't mind the rain too much.  Glad it's not going to be too bad.
~Meg

barebytes said...

I love storms....Like to watch, listen and even swim in them. One of my favorites was swimming during a thunderstorm at the motel when we went to Disneyland as a kid. Mom kept trying to get us out of the pool but I would have none of it. Of course now I know why but back then, it was cool. Hugs Lanny

lifes2odd said...

I love a good storm as long as I don't have to be out driving in it. I even think hurricanes are exciting and I've been through a few of the worst (Andrew in Miami and Charley here in Port Charlotte last year -- or was that the year before?). Anyway, Ernie didn't even give us a good rain here in Florida. Hope Baby Ernie doesn't cause any problems over your way! Martha :-)

jckfrstross said...

hope you all stay safe in the storm:)

Deb

eml625 said...

I just heard from my sister -in-law in NC thats its hitting there !
Good luck hope your ok ! I have a great story of how I got a ticket blowing a red light in Wilmington!
hugs,
Ellen

queeniemart said...

Hope you are safe and DRY!!

Rain reminds me of being a kid, eating rocks as i sit in the gutter and watching lightning with my grandma.

love,lisa

am4039 said...

well happy that ernie just turned into a lot of rain.