Boxcar of Rain, Part 2

Our various modernities — electricity and internet connection and phone service — have held up remarkably well, considering.

But more rain is coming as and we seem to be in the path of most of the hurricane models.

Yahoo News has a generic report:

Before the hurricane draws close to the U.S., an area of low pressure in the Southeast and a front stalled over the East Coast will pull moisture from the Atlantic Ocean that falls as rain over the next few days…

The heaviest rain is expected in wide swaths of North Carolina and Virginia, along with parts of Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey, according to a National Weather Service forecast map.

[#HurricaneJoaquin] could make the difference between a few days of constant rain and an especially damaging storm. But the hurricane’s path was far from certain.

“That’s still up for grabs,” Terry said.

So far, there’s been little consensus among computer-prediction models for the exact path of this hurricane, but the majority show the storm having some impact on Schloss Bodissey.

A box or a boxcar? I just saw a notice that Joaquin has ratcheted up to a Category 3. Uh-oh. If we grow silent in the next few days you’ll know the reason. You may be sure we’ll be thinking of y’all as we make toast on the gas cooker and count our blessings — i.e., it isn’t cold.

6 thoughts on “Boxcar of Rain, Part 2

  1. Could you ship the Box (car) of rain to California please. I will pay for the freight charge. Thanks

  2. We went through a similar event in April this year. Power and phone was out for seven days. Have the gas (LPG as we say or Butane as you say) cooktop which saved our stomachs (wife and I and some neighbors) Had a lot of conversation, drank an awful lot of beer and had some wonderful nights of sleeping.

    Good luck to those at Schloss Bodissey. When nature intervenes there is not much one can do to counter it.

    • Indeed! I did buy some wellies but I don’t think they’ll be able to get through with packages so I don’t want to go out to inspect my new straw bales for next Spring.

      We are expecting anywhere from 3-5″ inches of rain between now and Sunday, though the estimate could increase, depending on the hurricane’s path. Schools are closing: our slurpy clay soil in a piedmont terrain laced with many small creeks means sliding mud and flooded roads.

      When I lived in Florida as a kid we got lots of briefly flooded streets but the rain moved quickly to the ocean…here, we’ll all go down to the river to see how high it rises. Can’t find any flood stage expectations yet.

      • I live near two rivers which are always a problem when the rains come. Last April was no exception. Where I live on top of a mountain is safe from flooding, but we get hit hard with the wind when it decides to blow.

        Our house is bolted to a concrete slab because it can blow so hard.

        Getting back to the rivers, both of them flooded as usual, but it was several days before anyone of us up here on the hill could get to the nearest town for fuel supplies to keep our generators operating.

        Those ‘wellies’ might come in handy for you yet. Good luck!

  3. Let us know if you need some local assistance. We don’t have a boat, but we do have a 4-Drive if you need one.
    I’m sitting here waiting for news about the shooter in Oregon. The one who asked the victim’s religion before he killed them. (He was probably a Buddhist or some other Religion of Peace. Will Obama try to outlaw THEM?”)

  4. There is always a chance that the storm will drift to the east,we will still get the rain and tides, but the wind may not be as damaging.

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