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Tropical Storm Bill

Postby Sunbeam » June 15th, 2015, 8:03 am

Speaking of excitement. Its hurricane season!
Tropical Storm Bill headed this way.
The storms are how we became burners, sorta... at least its why we got a lot of our gear. We are as prepared as we can be.

Propane - check
Gasoline - check
Generator - check
stored food - check
water - check

Hmmmm, need more wine.

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby TT120 » June 15th, 2015, 8:38 am

So now I have a storm named after me???? :shock:
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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby Sunbeam » June 15th, 2015, 9:05 am

I thought your name was "titty". :lol:

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby lionsnzebras » June 15th, 2015, 9:11 am

hahhaha

We get almost no storms = unprepared but getting better

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby Sunbeam » June 15th, 2015, 4:58 pm

So the storm will hit between Corpus Christi and Galveston - that's over two hundred miles of coastline - not very precise. And it will bring 3 to 10 inches of rain - again, not very precise.
(Sigh)

So far, this part of the day is still beautiful. Towering clouds, nice breeze. Occasional light rain.
Except for my belief in the weather gurus, doesn't look like a storm is imminent.

Except.... Walmart is out of bottled water. Clean out. Sold out. Nothing in the back...
So as soon as dusk descends, we will batten down the hatches - for a lovely long sleep in our comfy, safe, beds.

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby Sunbeam » June 15th, 2015, 5:04 pm

I wish hurricanes and tropical storms were cold. It would be so great to burn something. :)

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby GreyCoyote » June 15th, 2015, 7:01 pm

I had big fun on the local ARES net tonight (ham guys, specialize in emergency communications). Usually it's just a bunch of old farts puttering around and playing radio and hoping to be essential someday, but tonight things took on a very different taste. The net was serious, with the calls being tight and fast. No chatter. Even the Natl Weather Service checked-in, and put the SKYWARN net on hot standby.

And the best part: I was net control. First time! :lol: What a way to get your feet wet!
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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby Sunbeam » June 15th, 2015, 8:41 pm

Go Grey!!! You are the best to be on point. :)

Its 10:30 -and I am waiting for weather. Yeah - tomorrow.
Tonight, so far, its dull.

The hatches are battened. The dogs are loose/ or inside. The chickens are... well, chickens. The horses are fed and have open stalls. Cattle - I just hope Peter doesn't calf in the middle of all this.

Cats are superb. They are invisible, having found a good hidey hole. :)

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby GreyCoyote » June 16th, 2015, 4:39 am

I know you, Beams. You likely cleaned the kitchen and have food bits staged on the table, ready to go. You know... just in case a hoard of hungry refugees (or an entire rugby team) shows-up hungry in the aftermath of the storm. :lol:

It's funny. I was musing last night on how different we are:
- Grey's weapon of choice for the apocalypse is a Mossberg 12 ga with a drum clip and body armor.
- Beams weapon of choice is a spatula, a full pantry and an apron. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby lionsnzebras » June 16th, 2015, 6:07 am

Grey\Beams that sounds like complementary skills to me!

People often bitch about being the "water boy" so to speak, but the reality of the situation is that its a job that needs doing, so do it to the best of your abilities.

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby Sunbeam » June 16th, 2015, 6:24 am

Looks like we may flunk Tropical Storm 101. The outer band separated from the main storm and went up Galveston Bay. The main storm is south of here. We are in this odd space between the two bad weather areas... and Chuck! its shaped like the Grimmm. :lol:

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby Sunbeam » June 16th, 2015, 10:24 am

Still in this weird calm space between the outer bands and the storm body. Landfall was at Matagorda Island.
We can still get flooding as the storm is predicted to swing around behind us = and rain buckets. If so, the rivers will rise and we will repeat the experience of the Wimberly storm.

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby Sunbeam » June 16th, 2015, 2:03 pm

We are still in the groove - relatively dry. But within a tornado watch area :shock:

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby Sunbeam » June 16th, 2015, 8:04 pm

This might be the last storm post. I know, I'm the only person interested... but its current.
So far, we have been really lucky. The groove helped us tremendously.
We have some perky winds, an some light rains - but basically all the damage has gone elsewhere.
This is good. :)

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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby chuckularone » June 16th, 2015, 8:35 pm

The weatherman is talking about how Bill is going to dump rain on us for days... Or, miss us completely. Apparently it's a crap shoot.
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Re: Tropical Storm Bill

Postby GreyCoyote » June 17th, 2015, 5:15 am

I think this should be relabelled the "damnit, Bill!" thread. :mrgreen:

Yesterday was surreal is so many ways. People get nuts when the weather changes. Our office was "closed", but we had a steady stream of crisis (both real and imagined) coming through the door all day long. Today we are "closed" as well. Rrrrriiigghhnt... :mrgreen:

As Beams has said, the storm was a non-event for us. But 10 miles on either side of us was a different story. Heck, at one point I was actually thinking about working on the lawns!
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