Thursday, November 12, 2009

Day 3

From the National Weather Service:
"Low pressure just east of Cape Hatteras, N.C., and strong high pressure over New England are combining to produce a historic coastal storm across the Middle Atlantic Coast."
"Winds will be the strongest across far eastern Virginia, the Del-Mar-Va and coastal Maryland and Delaware. Sustained winds of 30 to 50 mph are likely with gusts between 55 and 65 mph. "
"You are urged to take precautions and get ready for serious flooding and coastal overwash, especially during high tides overnight through Friday."
"This could match the nor'easters that hit in January and February in 1998 and Hurricane Isabel in 2003 for water rise, especially during high tides."
"What makes this event so extreme? Well, it would be a moderate to major event if it was just 24 hours long. But this will be a 72-hour event at least; leading into Friday night."

I am grateful for:
That only 5 of our 24 hatches are leaking
Hi-tech water proof fabrics
Elderberry Tonic
That deep bend in the creek that's keeping us from getting totally whooped by the seas
Friends who live on land and think of us during storms
Museum membership
Crocs rain boots
My family
Dark chocolate


Joy said...

Sounds like a pretty good list to me! I've been thinking about you guys during this terrible weather. I'm sorry that you're having to deal with it while sick. :( Feel better soon and take care!

Lily Boot said...

Oy! Oy! Oy! This sounds awful Cindy! Having only spent a couple of nights in *slightly* rough seas, I am FULL of sympathy for your noisy, leaky, bumpy times. I hope you are feeling better - and that you are seeking warm, quiet refuge with your lovely wee family. Thinking of you!

boatbaby said...

Thank you Joy & Lily for the well wishes. As you know, we did just fine. Never in peril, just crazy uncomfortable. Been aboard for 11 years and that was the worst!

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