Tag: storms

100 Word Challenge: Waiting

Back at the end of May, I mentioned this year’s pending Hurricane season, and until just a couple of weeks ago, storms had been fairly mundane. That was until Hurricane Harvey came into the Gulf of Mexico and devastated Texas. The coastal cities affected will be recovering from the wind damage and catastrophic flooding for ...

Forecast pending

From clear to tempest Weather, wait ten minutes more Unpredictable

100 Word Challenge: Storm

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season opens on Thursday, June 1. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) - the government entity that is all things hurricanes and cyclones - has predicted an above-normal storm season. A traditional storm season runs from June 1 to November 30, sometimes a storm forms earlier, sometimes storms run later than ...

tropical storm Lee

100 Word Challenge: Weather

Today, June, 1, is opening day for the 2016 Hurricane Season. Living along the Gulf Coast, I am intimately familiar with these tropical storms. After 20 years in Florida, I’ve seen apocalyptic devastation, and have weathered ferocious wind and rain with my camera to get that perfect storm shot. I’ve already pulled a link into ...

tropical storm waves

Season salt

Florida has three seasons - Spring, Summer and Hurricane. From June 1 through November 30, conditions are right for the formation of hurricanes. More than just a little wind and rain, hurricanes can rip the siding off houses, and upend boats then deposit them in the tops of trees. Storm surges, the rising level of ...

Double red flags during Tropical Storm Lee

Just a little rain

Winds howl, oceans surge Angry and wild, tempests churn Offspring nom de plumes The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season opens this Sunday, June 1. The unsurprising weekend forecast for my stretch of the Florida Gulf Coast is rain, and thunderstorms, through at least Tuesday. At the beginning of the 2013 season, Tropical Storm Andrea tracked from June ...

I can see forever

Standing on the beach, looking out over the ocean, I can understand why our ancestors believed the world was flat. That at the edge of the earth, it dropped off into nothingness. Thing is that we can never reach that edge. The horizon stretches outward past our vision, both real and imagined. There is always ...

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Every sky has its beauty

For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.” ~ George Gissing Skywatch Friday begins its seventh season this week. We are sharing our favorite Sky today in ...

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Storm warning: iPhone edition

Friday afternoon I drove into town for a hair cut appointment. I was crossing the Mid-Bay Bridge into Destin about the time a tornado WARNING was issueed for the exact stretch of beach where I was headed. Sitting in the salon chair, I heard the extreme weather alert blaring over their radio. My hair freshly ...