Storm season starts on June 1. It ends on November 30.
Today is May 26. Guess what? It started.
We are under tropical storm watch, which will turn into a tropical storm warning some time tomorrow. We are also under a storm surge watch.
The first named storm of the year, called Alberto, is chugging slowly across the gulf of Mexico where he is expected to make landfall sometime very late Monday night or early Tuesday morning. While we are barely located within the cone, we have been urged to be prepared. Likely, it will make landfall from somewhere near the Mississippi border all the way to the far eastern panhandle of Florida.
Local news media has been laughable. I watch a particular weather guy because he seems to be the most calm and professional. But, as the storm started to turn left away from the city using the various prediction services, he seemed to be trying to keep it on its early course by sheer force of will. Even thought every predictive model showed the storm heading further east and away from us, his favorite phrase was, “But, you never know.” The main anchor (news reader to those of you who live in more dignified countries might call him) was drunk.
I flipped the channel to the competitor just to see how she was handling it. She was jumping around and talking so fast that I was positive she was about to have a stroke. That station’s anchor was also drunk.
Drunkenness seemed to be a thing last night. That’s not fair. But, when normally solid anchors were stumbling over, and slurring their words, something’s up.
So. No worries.
I doubt that we’ll have more than a powerful rain storm. Of course, with our drainage and water pumping issues that could be a problem. Even so, I have great photographic plans. Some might get photographed, others likely will get rained out. In the words of the clown who in The White House, “we’ll see.” For course, I’m talking about making pictures. He’s talking about blowing up North Korea.
The picture. Sort of dusky blue hour. It’s also what you get down here after a storm. Yes, we had sort of a pre-storm for the main event. I chased around a lot to make a nice series of post rain pictures.
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