Tropical Storm Ernesto update

(Yes, I managed to get the type of storm right this time ;) )

Here’s what things are looking like in North Carolina right now:

Raleigh Doppler radar - Ernesto

The coast and the Raleigh area are getting slammed with rain. It’s overcast here where I am, drizzling some, and it’s a bit windier than normal but otherwise nothing major. TS Ernesto is right now moving NNE at 70MPH (Correction: scratch that: the winds were 70 MPH but it was moving much slower – around 20 MPH. I think we’ve established that I’ll never have a chance in hell of working at the Weather Channel!).

To my friends on the coast and on inland into Raleigh and New Bern: hang in there!

By the way, here is a cool new feature on the Weather Channel website for tracking hurricanes. Or at least it’s new to me, anyway.

Update 7:36 PM: It’s not just drizzling anymore here – we’re getting some pretty heavy rains. The winds are still mild, though.

Update 10:57 PM: All is quiet here. Just drizzling now, almost no wind. Time for bed.

11 thoughts on “Tropical Storm Ernesto update

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  2. I’m doing pretty good. Had a bad day in therapy, just feeling a little down. Hopefully it will get better next week.

  3. Re: “TS Ernesto is right now moving NNE at 70MPH.”

    REALLY? “Moving” at a “ground speed” velocity of 70 mph? Are you sure?

    Seventy is the last internal velocity I heard, but with a probability for it to increase to 74-75. That’s internal, not actual ground (water) speed movement.

  4. God Bless and stay safe ST!
    It looks like any minute now it hits the NC coast so I am sure all our thoughts and prayers are with you! If nothing else you are going to get a lot of rain and wind! Good luck and everyone say a prayer for the good people affected over there! Times like this I am grateful for landlocked Atlanta :):d

  5. I think we’ve established that I’ll never have a chance in hell of working at the Weather Channel!

    You might double triple their ratings! :d

  6. The other night’s thunderstorm activity was awesome, I love a good storm. However, there was a brief power spike where I live, which more than justified the battery back-up/surge suppressors I have all my electronic devices plugged into; All I get is a loud “beep” and the power continues uninterrupted.

    ST — I might suggest that battery backups (a “middle-man” type device between the wall outlets and the components) are an excellent investment in our neck of the woods, or anyplace where they have such great thunderstorms.

  7. Our beautiful blogmistress wrote:

    (Correction: scratch that: the winds were 70 MPH but it was moving much slower – around 20 MPH. I think we’ve established that I’ll never have a chance in hell of working at the Weather Channel!).

    No, Sis, that is absolutely untrue! The women on the Weather Channel are hired for their looks, which means you have a great chance!

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