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We Have Some Weather

… The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a flood warning for the following rivers in Florida and Alabama:

  • Big Coldwater Creek near Milton affecting Okaloosa and Santa Rosa counties.
  • Yellow river at Milligan affecting Covington, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa counties.

… Forecast flooding changed from minor to moderate severity for the following rivers in Alabama and in Florida:

  • Blackwater River near Baker affecting Covington, Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa counties.
  • Shoal River near Crestview affecting Okaloosa County.

The Local Puppy Trainer reports that a Lifeguard struck by lightning. [He’s OK.]

The Okaloosa Island Fire Department responded to the lightning strike as a medical call to help the lifeguard. When firefighters arrived, they noticed the lifeguard shack was on fire, and Friday’s high winds were fanning the flames.

The Pensacola News Journal notes that Weather packs a wallop, Santa Rosa getting soaked, and Sections of U.S. 29 closed:

There are several areas along U.S. 29 in the Cantonment and Molino areas that are impassable… Rain amounts of 10-12 inches are reported in the Cantonment and Molino areas.

This is third day of continuous waves of thunderstorms, with tornado watches and warnings, flood watches and warnings, and very annoyed cats.

The occasional close lightning strike will suck all of the juice out of the local grid which sets off the UPS alarm just before the thunder cracks. It is important not to have a cat in your lap at such times


1 fallenmonk { 03.28.09 at 2:39 pm }

We ar sharing the weather here. About 5 inches of rain so far in the last couple of days and now it seems some thunderstorms are coming our way. No tornadoes but we are under a flash flood watch. Keeping the cats off the lap when in a thunderstorm is probably a good idea.

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2 Bryan { 03.28.09 at 2:49 pm }

On Thursday the rain band ran from New Orleans along the coast to the Panhandle then up through Atlanta on its way to Lake Erie at the Ohio-Pennsylvania border area.

South and Central Florida still haven’t had any rain and are on water rationing in some areas.

3 Kryten42 { 03.28.09 at 8:01 pm }

Send the rain here!! Send it South… Hmmm. It’d probably get here quicker if you sent it North actually.

Howe come everyone is getting way too much rain, and we can’t get a drop? Crazy.

And the money hungry greedy, ignorant, selfish, morons still insist there is nothing wrong, or if there is, there’s nothing we can do about it so why bother.

I hope everyone in the flooded areas stays safe! Good luck everyone.

4 cookie jill { 03.28.09 at 9:12 pm }

I’ll battle Kryten over the water. Send it HERE to LoCal. WE need it.

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5 cookie jill { 03.28.09 at 9:13 pm }

Off topic….LOVE the flower photos in the Header, Bryan.

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6 Bryan { 03.28.09 at 9:41 pm }

I would love to send the water just about anywhere, because, not only do we not need it, we can’t do anything useful with it. Our drinking water comes from the aquifer fed by the mountains in northern Alabama; we have no dams or reservoirs; our major “agricultural” product is pine for wood pulp. It is totally wasted on us, because we should be getting a ¼-inch a month during the winter and spring, not a ½-inch an hour.

OT: They are wildflower pics from all over for Spring.