September 06, 2008

Much Ado About Nothing

TS Hannah certainly may have had a more substantial impact south and east of here (and certainly along the beaches), but what I've seen thus far isn't anything you'd recognize from the ground as anything more than a series of showers... and I've got a pretty good vantage point:

In this satellite image snagged the image from the Weather Channel just a few minutes ago, I'm just inside the right side of the nasty little red dot, and we're not seeing much of anything right now, even though we've had an estimated 4 inches of rain overnight.

Let's hope everyone makes it out with as little damage as we have thus far.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 6, 2008 06:48 AM

Rain in Kill Devil Hills. Kind of like a mild tropical northeaster

Posted by: Delphine Amrhein at September 6, 2008 07:43 AM

Clarification - the wind is now blowing from the southwest in mild gusts in Kill Devil Hills on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Posted by: Delphine Amrhein at September 6, 2008 07:51 AM

Steady rain here in Durham. Occasional strong gusts of wind, but so far, no damage that I have seen or heard about. Getting some rain is a good thing.

Posted by: Nothere at September 6, 2008 07:54 AM

Steady light to moderate rain, in Stafford, VA. Right on I-95, approx. 40 miles south of DC.

Posted by: Mark at September 6, 2008 08:11 AM

Yeah, I'm here in Apex, NC - blogging about it - taking some video.

No much to it. Still, it helps alleviate our drought situation.

Posted by: Dean Peters at September 6, 2008 08:21 AM

Well, I'm in Glendale, AZ, where it's 77, sunny, and nary a cloud in the sky! Go figure! ;-)

Actually, I originally from eastern NC and glad to hear that there's been little damage. Hopefully the rain will help with the current drought.

Posted by: formertucsonan at September 6, 2008 09:25 AM

Pouring down rain now (11 am) in northern Chesterfield County (just south of Richmond). It rained all night, too, but not as hard. The sump pump hasn't kicked in yet, but I expect it to shortly. Suits me - we need the rain.

Some wind, some higher gusts. So far it's brought down several small already-dead limbs from the trees in my yard, and one decent-sized still-living (until now) limb. Radio says 4000 without power in the Richmond area, & downed power line across I-95 near Atlee interchange has northbound 95 completely stopped (about an hour ago - dunno if it's fixed or not yet).

Posted by: Barbara Skolaut at September 6, 2008 10:03 AM

11:30 am - sump pump just kicked in. Glorious rain! :-D

Posted by: Barbara Skolaut at September 6, 2008 10:30 AM

Steady rain up here in Faurfax, VA...20-25 miles outside DC. No real winds though

Posted by: Nico at September 6, 2008 10:49 AM

Not a thing here in Monroe North Carolina (just southeast of Charlotte)

Posted by: Capitalist Infidel at September 6, 2008 11:21 AM

I'm in Holly Springs. We didn't even get significant flooding here. The creek in our back yard never rose above its banks, which it certainly did during the hurricanes that have come here in the past.

Posted by: Pat Berry at September 6, 2008 11:11 PM