Some good news: my fiancee's supervisor called and told her to stay home - they have enough staff there already. No heavy duty weather so far, but it's on the way.
Great news Spider, hope the storm misses you guys or that you are able to ride it out without any damage.
Remember a few years ago we had 3 Hurricanes intersect in Bartow (SR-60 about 60 miles east of Tampa)?
I grew up in the NE & we had Agnes & Gloria in about 15 years. I mover here 17 years ago & I think we have had one per year at least. We had a tropical storm in May dump more water on us than Irene. This year everyone in FL is like "What NO hurricanes?" (knock wood...)
My Dad is in Wilmington, NC. He has 5 inches of rain yesterday. Another buddy in Philly said he expected the electricity to go out the way the wind was blowing @ 12 noon.
Electricity went out for about half an hour last night, but that was about it for us.
This morning other than some really light rain it appears as though its passed us by.
And while were sleeping ANOTHER TS (Jose) started...(I don't remember ever seeing anything like this)
Tropical Storm Jose forms near Bermuda - OrlandoSentinel.com
Tropical Storm Jose has formed near Bermuda and is moving north at 16 mph, the National Weather Service said.
The northern motion is expected to continue Sunday. It currently has maximum sustained winds of 40 mph.
Little change in strength is forecast Sunday, but Jose could weaken Monday, the National Weather Service said.
Bermuda has issued a tropical storm warning, which means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. In this case, it means within the next 12 hours. Tropical storm conditions are expected on Bermuda beginning Sunday morning.
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Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is possible in Bermuda.
Tropical storm force winds extend up to 50 miles from the center.
At 8 a.m., the center of Jose was near latitude 30.8 north, longitude 65.7 west.
Meanwhile, showers associated with a tropical wave a few hundred miles south-southeast of the Cape Verde Islands is becoming better organized.
Environmental conditions are conducive for development during the next two days as it moves westward at 10 mph. It has a medium, or 40 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours.
Also, about 70 miles west-northwest of the northern Cape Verde Islands, an elongated area of low pressure associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression 10 is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms.
Strong upper-level winds will probably prevent any significant development of the disturbance, the National Weather Service said. It has a low, or 10 percent, chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
We ended up getting about 11 - 12 inches of rain. It still did not put out the Great Dismal Swamp wildfire that has already burned over 6100 acres since starting on August 4th.