Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Tropical Storm Ernesto

Update (8-31): Ernesto left without giving us much rain, though some areas got a lot.  It strengthened over water and is moving northeast.  (And another wave came off the coast of Africa, though a weatherman said that when the Pacific is more active, it's usually quieter in the Atlantic.)

Update: Ernesto is now a tropical depression, and we haven't gotten much rain, but it's still south of us.  There's no longer a tropical storm watch here, but there is a flood watch.

Ernesto is heading in our direction, but its track has shifted farther east.  We're  expecting some wind and rain tonight and tomorrow; they're predicting 2-4" for us.  At least one rain band has rotated through, but it missed us.  Most of the rain is still way south.  Our county is under an inland tropical storm warning, and our schools will be closed.  Schools on the west coast are open, and no shelters are open there, but everyone's watching it.  Hurricanes are shifty little devils.  Here's an earlier report:

ERNESTO...LOCATED ABOUT 170 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF KEY WEST FLORIDA AND
ABOUT 180 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MIAMI FLORIDA.

A WESTWARD-MOVING TROPICAL WAVE IS LOCATED ABOUT 700 MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF
THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS. DEVELOPMENT...IF ANY...OF THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO
BE SLOW TO OCCUR.

(Thanks, Lloyd!)

1 comment:

pagadan said...

I haven't seen any reports on this new tropical wave, but everyone's busy with Ernesto.  I don't even know what F's name would be.