Nice We’re Having Weather

I had an email this morning from blogger pal Joe of Bessemer Opinions.  He’s in Jamaica with a group from UAB studying community-based approaches to public health, and he and his fellow students now find themselves in the path of Hurricane Dean.

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For those like me who aren’t completely sure of your Caribbean geography, I’ll point out that Jamaica is the small island, just below Cuba, that’s smack in the middle of the purple on the map above.  Joe says they’re staying in a concrete building away from the coast, and he’s not worried at this point.  I say send good thoughts their way.

Meanwhile, tropical depression Erin made landfall near Corpus Christi, Texas, this morning, dumping even more rain on the already saturated state.  Fortunately, the storm has weakened to the point that forecasters don’t expect wind damage.  Unfortunately, they still expect storm surge and flash floods.

And here in Alabama, we remain in the midst of record-melting heat.  Yesterday’s high of 105° exceeded by four degrees the previous record for the day, and it extended our streak of 100°+ days to nine.  It was also the hottest day since 1980.  Perhaps it’s time to rethink starting school in mid-August, but my brain is too mushy at this point.

7 Responses to “Nice We’re Having Weather”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Well at least they’re getting rain!! Maybe Joe can bring some back with him; can he smuggle it through customs?

  2. Kathy says:

    That would be nice!

  3. Kvatch says:

    Where I was raised (far West Texas) 105 was considered a nice summer day. Of course, this was a place that used to get 8 inches of rain a year. Just a little different than Alabama.

  4. Kathy says:

    Mid-to-high 90s isn’t unusual for August in Alabama. Along with a heapin’ dose of humidity. It’s been less humid than usual lately — until today. Today was 100+ and wringing wet outside. Not rain, of course; just sweat.

  5. PTSD Mom says:

    We were hammered with the rain today. We saw people waist deep in water leaving their cars. Before this storm is was so hot that it felt as though it would take your breath away.

  6. Kathy says:

    PTSD Mom, I hope the rain will pass soon. Don’t drive into standing water (I bet you already knew that :) ).

  7. Trix says:

    T4NYjz I’m not easily impressed. . . but that’s impressing me! :)

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