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It was 34 this morning here in the “Dacks”. Had to fire up the wood stove for the first time this season. Close to 70 right now.
 
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39 here at the house at 0600 this morn Al, and we're at nearly 700 ft.
Was 36 down below.
Jeezum Crow!
Gonna be a cold bird season come October I guess. 🍦

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Flaken, You'll be fine. That water won't get to the house. We had a bad rain the other day flooded our backyard and the neighbors. It all ran off the yards after it stop raining. I'm at the lowest point of the neighborhood. This happens once every three or four years we get a hard volume rain.
 

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Oh, I know that I'll be fine. We only have a little over 2 inches of rain for today all day. Tomorrow when Sally turns back this way we are supposed to get around 5 inches. That's what is predicted but it remains to be seen what the land interaction does to Sally.
Hey! heck of a lot better than when I was homeless living in a tent and Ivan came through Missouri as I rode through on the pedal trike. Stayed at Cooper's Landing on the Missouri River right next to the Katy Trail.
 
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What does Sally, Teddy and Paulette have in common? or What does Vicky and Karina have in common? Nope your wrong. They are not porn stars. Sally, Teddy and Karina are major hurricanes in the Atlantic headed towards US. Hurricane Sally is on Alabama coastline right now. Sally will go through Georgia and South Carolina by Friday. Hurricane Teddy is stalled in the Atlantic headed to Maryland but looks like New Jersey. Hurricane Paulette looks like is going to peter out in the middle Atlantic. Vicky and Karina are tropical storms that looks like are not going to amount to anything.

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Your assessment is somewhat true with Sally being the only one to hit the US, that is, unless you consider Bermuda to be part of the US. Bermuda is going to get hit with 2 hurricanes in a weeks time. The other ones are remaining out at sea with danger mainly to the shipping.

Since I'm somewhat locked inside as Sally is performing nearby, I've had a chance, more of a morbid curiosity, to see what the MSM is reporting to keep the fear alive. Yes, there are hurricanes out in the Atlantic Ocean, but no, none of them are going to hit the US mainland. There is still uncertainty regarding the storm that just moved off the African coast as to what it is going to do.

A more in depth (non-official) reporting on what the storms in the Atlantic are doing is to check out Tropical Tidbits on YouTube. It is a bit technical weatherwise, but really good info for the layperson. None of the fear gibberish the MSM reports.

Since midnight, we've gotten 2.32 inches of rain and winds gusting up to 30 mph as Sally is 130 miles away and coming closer as it curves back eastward after making landfall. The seed pods from the magnolia tree keep hitting my new metal roof. The pods are about the size of a fist and about as hard.

Have the Davis Instruments Vantage Vue weather station. For some reason, the outdoor sensor died last week. Called Davis and they sent out a new one which I just got put up on Monday. It's getting a workout today!
 

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An update after 3 hours: Continuous rain & wind, we now are closing on 6 inches of rain since midnight. Little Creek which forms a boundary line on the SE side of the property has about a foot to go before overflowing the bank. Other parts of the property are covered in surface water.

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An update after 3 hours: Continuous rain & wind, we now are closing on 6 inches of rain since midnight. Little Creek which forms a boundary line on the SE side of the property has about a foot to go before overflowing the bank. Other parts of the property are covered in surface water.

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You got your pontoons ready for the XT 3?? :)
 

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Kinda sorta! Put the Ambush ATV tyres from the L120 on, along with the Gator G6 blades. I did a walk around when the rain quit about an hour ago and saw that I'm going to have to mow as soon as the water drains off. Creek is still running high. We got almost 7 inches all today.
 

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7 inches?? Wow. I'm glad the roof seems to be holding up! Did they get that finished before the storm? Glad you got the new outdoor weather station in time for this event, anyways. Good luck to you, and everyone in the area, with the rest of the storm!

It will be cool to see a pic of the tires once you get the new machine out, with its new shoes. My ATV tires are 25-10x12, my stock turfs were 23-10.5x12. But the ATVs are quite worn, I had no clearance issues with the 48" deck, thankfully. I still have maybe a bit over an inch of clearance.
 

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I think what is the absolute pits is that this little rain event is the beginning of the dreaded cooler weather moving in. Next 10 days only show it getting into the high 70's instead of the much more pleasant 90's. May have to even turn the heater on, almost unheard of so early in the year.
 
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We had a rainfall the other day and there was a lot of surface water in the back yard. Maybe 8 inches deep. I walked through it. Three hours after the rain stop all the surface water disappeared. I guess it ran off or penetrated.
 
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Flaken, your grass looks nice and green. Don't cut it when its wet. That's what I did the other day and it got so caked to the deck I busted a drive belt.
 

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Those pics were taken during or immediately after the little sprinkling of rain. Since the ground here has a very high sand content, it drains quickly. It can be almost a lake and be gone in a few hours. The lower lying areas can stay almost wet for days though, one of the reasons, of many, I use ATV style tyres.
 

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Just took a walk through and assess what I'll need to do. Even though Hurricane Sally was basically a rain event here with roughly 10 inches (3 + 7) of rain over two days, the winds really didn't play into it much. On my weather station, I only noticed a few times when the winds went over 30 mph gusts. Walking about today, some places the ground is a bit squishy and most of the surface water has disappeared. There are a few branches down. The creek, which was almost overflowing the banks last evening, is down by about 3 feet and flowing fast. The burn barrel will get another workout in a few days as I'm cutting the grass.
 

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While it is true that the West Coast has well over a hundred forest fires burning currently, the reasons for them run the gamut from lightning strikes to arson. A good article describing it can be found here:

 
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