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Tropical Storm Fay – Day 7

Tropical Storm FayPosition: 29.3 N 81.4 W. [10 PM CDT]
Movement: West [270°] near 3 mph.
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph.
Wind Gusts: 70 mph.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 175 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 994 mb.

It is 25 miles Northwest of Daytona Beach, Florida, and dumping buckets of rain wherever it goes. It’s chasing the ‘gators and snakes to higher ground.

4 comments

1 distributorcap { 08.21.08 at 8:07 pm }

hope you are safe and dry… i can imagine what 12″ of rain can be like

2 Bryan { 08.21.08 at 9:39 pm }

We had nearly 48″ when Georges stalled North of us, but the sand we live on sheds it without any problem, and I’m two feet above the sand. It’s inland where people actually have real dirt that can get saturated and flood. Our bayou connects directly to the Bay and then to the Gulf, so it drains. The only time the water rises significantly is when a storm gets into the Bay and stalls like Tropical Storm Alberto did. That pushed water back into the bayou and it rises.

I thank you for your concern, but if I thought it was going to be a problem, I would be gone until it left. I don’t fool around with these things.

3 Steve Bates { 08.22.08 at 12:16 am }

Stay safe in any case, Bryan. I know you’ll do whatever it takes. Fay still hasn’t lost my vote for the Weirdest Tropical Storm, if not ever, then at least in my adult lifetime.

4 Bryan { 08.22.08 at 12:22 am }

Some of it has been solved by looking at radar loops – the water in Lake Okeechobee has been down and it was extremely hot, in the 90s, so that was the probable source of the burst.

Still no word on why the models don’t seem to be working with this storm.

Wouldn’t bet that you won’t see this turkey, Steve. It seems to be slowing again.