nice to see the Sun again..

after so many days of clouds and rain it was nice to be greeted at the beach before sunrise with the sky on fire this early morning.. a stop at the lake on the way home to see ‘my friends’

 

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dodged a Tropical Storm.. again

looks like we got lucky again.. dodged another Tropical Storm.. ran offshore from us about 30 miles out– about halfway between the beach and the GulfStream.. rained overnite less than 1″.. was supposed to get 5+ inches.. and 40 mph winds.. got neither.. right now the storm is headed up the coast north of us just offshore from Wilmington NC .. probably hit the OBx and Va Beach today as it rides the coast then offshore to the Northeast..

                              

Ten
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WTNT35 KNHC 291436
TCPAT5

BULLETIN
Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten Advisory Number 8
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL102017
1100 AM EDT Tue Aug 29 2017

...DISTURBANCE EXPECTED TO BECOME EXTRATROPICAL BY THIS EVENING...

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...34.4N 77.2W
ABOUT 30 MI...50 KM SSE OF JACKSONVILLE NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 35 MI...60 KM WSW OF CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...40 MPH...65 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 45 DEGREES AT 17 MPH...28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1006 MB...29.71 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:

The Tropical Storm Warning has been discontinued west of Cape
Lookout, North Carolina.

Tropical Storm Warnings for later today

a pretty morning at sunrise at the beach though.. 67* mostly clear skies.. not perfect by any means but it’s back to quiet along the beach.. most tourons have left and headed back home as the summer season comes to an end with school starting in the Carolinas and southern Virginia this past week.. ahhhh nice and quiet– ‘just like I like it’…  light rain started around 3pm..

a few from this early morning at Sunrise

stopped at the ICW ( Intracoastal Waterway) hoping for a better Sunrise.. still low clouds but patience got a few decent ones.. Tropical Storm moving up the East Coast.. watches out for tomorrow

mini-Panorama ICW at Sunset Beach Bridge–Note 4 phone
ICW at Sunset Beach Park
at the Park
‘sometimes you feel like a nut’
Gull over Lake looking for breakfast
looks like he spotted some

well.. it’s the day after

our non-eclipse with all the clouds and rain yesterday..  a non-sunrise with the low clouds at the beach early this morning.. still turned into a pretty morning…a day too late of course..

Panorama on the beach–East to West
Crepuscular Rays shining thru just after sunrise
colorful Thunder-Boomer after Sunrise
over the Dunes walkway to the beach
Pampas Grass on the Dunes

a non-Eclipse

didn’t look too good in the early morning  and got worse as the start of the Total Solar Eclipse got nearer.. cloudy skies turned to thunderstorms starting around 1pm all the way thru the Eclipse window until 410 pm..  for once the weather people were correct unfortunately as they had the forecast showing 50-60% chance of rain for today’s eclipse all the way back from last week.. a couple of minutes after the Eclipse ended the clouds parted and the Sun popped out.. who woulda thunk it

a non-Sunrise along the Causeway
at the Park on the ICW
last of the Sun before the Eclipse



rain started  and didn’t stop
Eclipse ends– Sun pops out

on the road again

left Chester, Va near Ft Lee early at 5am.. little to no traffic as we tried to beat the Southbound Eclipse-a-thon back home..we did.. a lot better than yesterday’s zoo on the roads with accidents galore–here there and everywhere.. home at 930am..

forecast doesn’t look good for the Eclipse tomorrow afternoon.. been there..done that 4 years ago out at sea heading across to Europa

heading southbound and home

lots of accidents with heavy traffic on this Eclipse weekend drive back home from Saratoga Springs.. after 12 hours  stopped at the Hyatt in Chester Va our usual stopover when we do the Boston cruise ..a familiar place just a couple of miles away from Ft Lee and Petersburg–names from the past