What a mess…

I’m on my laptop right now, with my main server and desktop powered down (the backup server, which runs the weather station, just has to tough it out), with insanely heavy rain, lightning, and thunder coming down (I heard a little hail, too). The way the rain is, my weather station is estimating about 3″ an hour. It’s not moving much, either, so I’m sure I’ll have great flooding photos later.

As my battery is low, I don’t want to write too much, but here’s the radar image we’re dealing with right now — YIKES!

Giant thunderstorm

Update around 1:50PM: Things are actually tapering off a bit. I went ahead and plugged the laptop into my power source. I’m still operating off wireless, so that’s good, but at least it won’t die in the middle of everything.

This has been one heck of a storm. I’m up to 1.5″ of rain in the last hour. The station is now estimating that I’ll see over 4″ of rain in an hour if it keeps raining at this rate. A flood advisory was issued for the area. Needless to say, portions of Ashley that don’t normally go underwater are getting covered. We have a very major flooding event unfolding downtown. I’ll keep an eye out — photos soon.

Update around 2:20PM: Here are those photos I mentioned. The flooding is impressive considering it’s just after low tide. Luckily, the waters will recede quickly. Here’s a look, though, at before and after…

Ominous Ashley Wake Ashley Wake 2

6 thoughts on “What a mess…

  1. NotMyBest2Day

    Yeah, I was awakened around noon or so from the thunder as that storm system passed by here on its way downtown. I had looked at radar when I woke up around 2 and it looked like it was pretty bad. I’m still trying to find a price on a good weather-proof 360/180 remote-controlled dome camera. I want to be able to record some weather from the roof without actually being out there.

  2. NotMyBest2Day

    Yeah, I was awakened around noon or so from the thunder as that storm system passed by here on its way downtown. I had looked at radar when I woke up around 2 and it looked like it was pretty bad. I’m still trying to find a price on a good weather-proof 360/180 remote-controlled dome camera. I want to be able to record some weather from the roof without actually being out there.

  3. NotMyBest2Day

    Well I saw the pictures on Channel 5 about the flooding in the area. Scattered reports have subdivisions in The Creek at 4 inches of rain or more. I got 3.5 in my front yard, and that all came in the course of about an hour. Downtown didn’t look too good at all. They said streets that normally stay dry were a foot or so underwater, so it’s almost unfathomable for how deep the common flood streets were..

  4. NotMyBest2Day

    Well I saw the pictures on Channel 5 about the flooding in the area. Scattered reports have subdivisions in The Creek at 4 inches of rain or more. I got 3.5 in my front yard, and that all came in the course of about an hour. Downtown didn’t look too good at all. They said streets that normally stay dry were a foot or so underwater, so it’s almost unfathomable for how deep the common flood streets were..

  5. Jared Smith

    Let’s just say I went kayaking tonight and didn’t have to walk but about 20 paces to do it…that was FUN. Must do that again.

  6. Jared Smith

    Let’s just say I went kayaking tonight and didn’t have to walk but about 20 paces to do it…that was FUN. Must do that again.

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