Aug 252008

Tropical storm Fay was pretty interesting to watch even thought it never got that strong.  It just moved so slow that it dumped flooding rains with lots of reports of high rainfall totals.  The that grabbed me was the spotter report of 27.5 inches of rain.  There were lots of reports of 15 to 20 inches in Florida too.  I would think the lucky thing is that the storm didn’t stall or move very slowly over mountainous terrain.

The storm held onto it’s organization pretty well while pretty much drifting over Florida.  That surprised me and was pretty interesting since the center wasn’t over it’s fuel source.

Now there’s a another tropical depression that looks like it should move north west over Cuba.  IF that goes over Florida or the south east US it could make for another mess down there.

Mar 072008

Once again we’ll be under a flood watch.  Things could be pretty ugly.  I am just think that the river will be just a couple of feet below flood stage to start with storm total rainfall of two inches possible again by Saturday.  TJudging by the radar it looks like the storm has plenty of moisture to work with.

his is just one of those times where I am glad to not live along the river. I can’t imagine what it would take for it to actually flood in our area or if it is even possible.

Mar 052008

I got woken up last night by howling winds and the heaviest downpour since last summer.  My Vantage pro2 said 2.06 inches an hour for rainfall rates.. It also said it’s raining cats and dogs, well no shit!  Sounds like there is a little minor flooding out there now.

I got up and looked at the radar.. What an impressive squall line it showed.  Haven’t seen one like that cross this area in a while.  Even more uncommon is this one was overnight.

Looks like the NWS expects the Susquehanna river to crest above flood stage Thursday into Friday.  Just in time for more rain.