Tuesday, August 23, 2011

watching Irene

I was really hoping for a nice sail this coming weekend.  The seasons are changing.  Cool, dry air is moving in from the north.  The photo above is from about this time last year.  Blue skies and white clouds, and a nice breeze out of the north.

Instead we are all watching Irene.  It looks like the entire East Coast is going to feel the effects of this storm.  A friend that knows a lot about weather compared this storm to Hurricane Donna which battered its way up the Atlantic coast in 1960.  That storm is still considered one of the top ten mostly costly storms to the US.

We are a few days out.  We'll see what happens.


1 comment:

Bill said...

Just heard Joe Bastardi on the radio saying he thinks Irene is going to be one of the three "greatest" storms ever to hit the mid-Atlantic coast since the 1800s. He said he expects it to tear down lots of trees and powerlines and that he thinks it's going to be a 10 to 15 billion-dollar storm, in terms of damage.