Been looking at this since the weekend, much needed rain is coming up. The question is, will it track to dump much needed rain to help fill the pond.
I'm much more concerned about the damage a hurricane will do tracing right up our coast like that. This storm track, where it looks to maintain Category 3 up through Florida and Category 2 all the way up past Virginia... this could be devastating.
Also, keep in mind what happened the last time a strong tropical system traced its way across northern New England. Doesn't really matter if all the snowmaking ponds in Vermont are full if Routes 4, 7, and 100 are destroyed, and Waterbury is underwater again.
Let's keep some perspective. This isn't just a rain event we're looking at. We're looking at the potential for massive destruction and some serious loss of life. I, for one, have relatives living in the storm track, and I'm very concerned.
Skiing can wait.
hmm.... maybe I should have said mucho rain!
I lived in NE most of my life and learn to expect hurricanes around this time of the season, some make it up this far north . My ex grew up in LA before the south was built up, they have learned to cope.
I'm not making light of this, storms right up the coast do much damage given how much recent economic development has occurred. Certain sectors in the east cost are in drought, I am trying to be optimistic and would hope the storm track would go out east but NE would get the back lash and fill the water pond for snow making in the coming months. Having said all that, the east coast have been in the track of major storms in the past and that is likely not going to change. Recently, some states have not have a hurricane hit their land in a decade, they should feel fortunate.
LiquidFeet, I'm with you on this one. Our daughter and her family are right on Murrells Inlet, just south of Myrtle Beach. Their place is at an elevation of about 5'. They are under mandatory evacuation beginning 3:00 PM tomorrow, and they are heading inland. The long time locals are saying this is shaping up like a big storm back in 1952. There might be a building boom coming up on the East Coast.
Being currently in the Southwest OR I am keeping an eye on the earthquake that is being 'forecast' to occur thus week. This could be a very a very tough week on this country.