(Weather Guru)
Wed Aug 20 2008 02:35 PM
Re: Preparations, Closings and Conditions in Your Area

Well, that was an interesting read. I've never heard of the sky changing from pale yellow, to pink, to lavender, blue and green? I'll have to research that. That must have been quite an experience.

So I took a half a day away from the forums but just could not go without adding this one input of something that had happened last night. We all know I'm in the National Guard, well they activated us at tge beginning of Fay, and we were not expected to do nothing other then put sandbags up. Well, yesterday I got the phone call to go over to Port St. Lucie (where my hometown unit is outside of) because they got a lot of flooding from Fay. The meteorologists were saying that Flooding was going to be a major factor in this storm. I must say that when I arrived at Port St. Lucie, that the eye must have been over us because it had been somewhat calmer than usual. At times we got wind gusts of up to 75 mph, and torrential rains. This had been going on for about 18 hours, as lpat had said. I thought when the storm was passed us, we would not be getting shipped with this sort of stuff.

In Fort Myers, we are still getting winds of up to 25mph, and light ran. I must add that yesterday when the storm had passed, that it seemed to continue going. I think this was due to Fay strengthening after things had calmed down upon sunset, the rain stopped, and there was a breeze. Everything has re-opened here in Lee county to my knowledge. I'm going to continue watching Fay, as is our other members of my unit, because we hear she could whip back around and have another go at it with south and Central Florida..

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