Category Archives: weather

Memo to termites

If you’re so attracted to light, there’s a god damn sun on all during the daytime you can feel free to mob.  Fucking things.

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3 PM, that’s all, folks

I think we’re done here. Isaac becomes a thing to watch on the tv between reruns of Seinfeld. Here’s to a similar lackluster landfall on the northern gulf coast in a couple-three days! Hurricanes: fuck ’em.

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2 PM

Press the Isaac for video! Not raining right now, just blustery. We should have another few hours of tropical storm-type weather, but I don’t expect hurricane winds anymore. I’ll make a couple more posts later this afternoon to document the … Continue reading

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1 PM

Press the Isaac for video! Not bad right now. The eye is almost directly south of us now, moving NW. Looks like we’re getting lucky, but we expect more wind and squalls later.

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11 am

Press the Isaac for video! Gusts to 50 mph or so, followed by lulls. Power is on. The people across the canal were in the canal during this clip, tying off their sailboat to stuff on our side of the … Continue reading

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pre Isaac

Press the Isaac for video!

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Ike vs the Forces of Hyperbole

Last time ‘certain death’ was warned: Katrina – CNN.com “Persons not heeding evacuation orders in single family one or two story homes will face certain death.” Look, I know it’s a big, dangerous storm, and people in low-lying areas should … Continue reading

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early Gustav

We’ll see.

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the wonders of battery backup

Last week I shrewdly bought an APC power supply with an extra battery attachment for the oncoming hurricane season. It’s that thing above. Right now, for some reason, our house is without power. Has been for about 15 minutes. Yet … Continue reading

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Que Será Será

Draft of climate report maps out ‘highway to extinction’ – CNN.com “The worst stuff is not going to happen because we can’t be that stupid,” said Harvard University oceanographer James McCarthy, who was a top author of the 2001 version … Continue reading

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Gray: I’m a Genius

CNN.com – Experts predict one more Atlantic hurricane – Oct 3, 2006 FORT COLLINS, Colorado (AP) — Hurricane expert William Gray downgraded his forecast for the 2006 Atlantic storm season again Tuesday, predicting one more hurricane, two more named storms … Continue reading

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the first day of fall

I was sitting outside in the backyard this evening, and the breeze was mellow and the shadows were long, and then the world rotated into place around my internal stonehenge with an almost audible click. Summer’s gone. I know what … Continue reading

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Hurricane forecast tweaked to make forecast team appear more knowledgable than they really are in future media stories

CNN.com – Season’s hurricane forecast downgraded – Sep 1, 2006 DENVER, Colorado (AP) — Hurricane forecaster William Gray downgraded his expectations for the 2006 Atlantic storm season Friday, calling for a slightly below-average year, with only five hurricanes instead of … Continue reading

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Ernesto

Great.

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Bill Gray

The Tempest (Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, May 28) Gray’s crusade against global warming “hysteria” began in the early 1990s, when he saw enormous sums of federal research money going toward computer modeling rather than his kind of science, the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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I love the weather

I like being in a new place that has weird weather. It’s one of the main things I like about new places. And every place besides the place I live in now has weird weather, because I’ve gotten used to … Continue reading

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Dennis

I’m really not ready for this. I like to read about my tropical storms and hurricanes happening far away, for at least a month or two at the beginning of the season. That has been thwarted this year, first by … Continue reading

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Leviathan

I saw the news clip where the aussie group was on the beach looking at the oncoming wave. In the background, I could hear someone’s voice, in some other language. The urgency of that voice made the way the aussie … Continue reading

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Fist of God

It’s perfectly still outside. 200 years ago, Ivan would’ve blown in from nowhere with no warning. The citizens would’ve chalked it up to the fickleness of God. There’s something to be said for that kind of innocence. The only way … Continue reading

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post Ivan

We were lucky, as you can see from the pictures. An hour’s work with a chainsaw, nail a couple boards back up onto the fence, clean the pool, and we’re back in business. Besides the tree down in our backyard, … Continue reading

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