Monday, October 5, 2015

Final Nor'easter Update

The storm seems about through here. The winds have finally slacked off from 20-30 mph to a mere 10-15. Since the power of the wind is a function of the cube of the velocity, it makes a big difference. While the sky is still mostly overcast (and has been since last Wednesday), it hasn't really rained in 24 hours. The water level in the Bay is still ridiculously high, about 2 ft above normal, but it's starting to get a little lower with each high tide. There was some flooding in low lying areas, but nothing don't see almost every year. We never lost power, and I don't believe power outages were widespread in the area either.

So, it was mostly a nuisance here, unpleasant for sure, but not terribly threatening. That was not true in South Carolina, where the confluence of the Nor-Easter and Hurricane Joaquin resulted in as much as 20 inches of rain on low lying, poorly draining areas. The rain is pulling away to the north, at last, but some of the pictures from the area are stunning:

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