Hurricane Irene

This post will be updated as long as I have power/connection

Well the first major effects from Irene have reached where I live west of Ocean City, MD. The wind has picked up and the rain is starting to come down hard:

I’ll be updating with more pictures as long as I can.

Here is a screencap via of the Dover AFB Doppler Radar:

You can see the band that went through Ocean City area is now North and West and as the screencap shows is going through the Rehoboth Beach area. The NWS has reported that it might have spawned a tornado in the Rehoboth Beach area.

Also as you can see in the screencap right now Ocean City is sitting in a lull , but there is another band coming through shortly:

The above picture was taken at Noon during the lull.

As you can see from the above screencap the next band is moving in so it’s a wait and see to find out what it delivers.

Here is what we are getting from this band:

Keep in mind these photos are all on the side of the house NOT facing into the wind. Luckily we are about to get another break according to the Dover radar:

I made a short video of what the conditions were like at about 4pm EST:

It’s easier to see how strong the winds and rain are in it.

Here is a video of how strong things got just before the band moved out:

In this video you can see that one of the trees lost it’s top and can be seen on the ground next to the small white shed.

As you can see right now Ocean City is catching a break rain wise but the wind is picking up.


One response to “Hurricane Irene

  1. j ferguson August 27, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    i hope you can get another round of photos before it gets dark. And I hope you don’t need to worry about surge.

    spouse and I are in out boat anchored out in Rondout Creek, a bit south of Kingston NY. I would like to have 175 feet of chain out on a single anchor but can’t because the creek isn’t wide enough, so i’ve got two anchors and about 120 feet arranged in anticipation of most oomph from northeast or northwest. There’s a pretty good hill to the north of us and nothing is forecast from the south so i think we’ll be ok. It wasn’t too comforting to see the projected path of go past us about 45 miles east. It’s also nice that the most enthusiastic wind will come tomorrow afternoon when there’s plenty of light for my bad eyes.

    We were anchored out near Cambridge, MD a few years back when the eye of Dan(?) went right over, but most wind was 35 knots – briefly.

    I’m mystified at what would motivate people to poo-poo this thing just because it isn’t going to be the end of the world.

    Good luck with everything – and thank you for your many informative thoughtful comments here and there over the last few years.

    john ferguson m/v arcadian

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