Monday, October 24, 2005
Wilma's leaving Florida as a category 2! It had strengthened and arrived as a 3. It's clearing up here now, but further south they're still getting pounded. We had minor damage (branches & plants) and got over 5" of rain, which we needed, but there's no standing water. The holding ponds and swamps near us are way up though. We didn't lose power; though some places did locally, and the crews were out last night restoring it! Of course, there were a lot more power outages, flooding, and storm damage in south Florida. And here, after Wilma left, a cold front arrived, which gave us more wind (pressure gradient difference); and we'll be in the low 50s (lows) for a few days.