Were getting a little rain now. Unfortunately it has decided to spin. Time to pull the boat out.
MD, are you trying to shut me up? Or would you prefer we move the previous conversation to this thread?
My fellow Humans, please remember, we're all in this together.
Katia Reaches Hurricane Strength as Tropical Cyclone Looms in Gulf - TIME NewsFeedDon't look now, but Katia—that's pronounced KA-tee-uh—just tipped from intensely simmering over to boiling in the middle of the Atlantic, becoming the second named hurricane of the season.
Katia's creeping across the ocean at 18 miles per hour, about 1,050 miles east of the Leeward Islands (around 1,700 southeast of Bermuda) with maximum sustained winds currently near 75 mph, but according to the National Hurricane Center (NHS), it's expected to speed up dramatically over the weekend, surpassing wind speeds of 111 mph. That would bump it from Category 1 to Category 3 status.
While we're waiting for Katia to show its hand, we can focus on a group of storms over the southeastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, as they threaten to become a tropical storm in the next two days. Forecasters say there's a 70% chance the storms will become a tropical cyclone, which could head toward Texas, Mississippi or Louisiana. But all we can say for sure at this point is that if it actually develops into something nameworthy, it'll be called "Lee."
It rained most of the day, and the storm is still really far out. Luckily it won't be too much wind but it will be quite a bit of rain. Looking forward to a little bit of it.
According to that prediction we evade most of the winds and storm surge. Good, it should be a light sprinkle and give Texas a little rain though a direct hit would benefit them.
That light sprinkle is a heavy rainstorm with 60 mph winds. Yay. Moving the boat and securing our pier. Hopefully no damage will come.