Updated: Nov 12, 2009 03:13 PM EST THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING UNTIL 11 PM FRIDAY FOR QUEEN ANNE'S, TALBOT, CAROLINE, KENT, AND SUSSEX. A HIGH WIND WARNING FOR ACCOMACK, COASTAL WORCESTER, AND THE DELAWARE BEACHES UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY. A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY FOR KENT AND SUSSEX AND FOR WORCESTER AND ACCOMACK UNTIL 6 PM FRIDAY. A WIND ADVISORY FOR INLAND SUSSEX AND KENT UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR DELAWARE BEACHES UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY. A COASTAL FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH AND OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR GREATER. A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON THE FORECAST OF 3-5 INCHES OF RAIN. A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THE POTENTIAL FOR WINDS TO EXCEED 25 MPH. A COASTAL FLOOD WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF FLOODING. A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT YOU CAN EXPECT LARGE WAVES, STRONG RIP CURRENTS, AND BEACH EROSION.
It’s almost the end of hurricane season, and we’re getting remnants of a tropical storm combined with other systems, which is acting pretty much like a good old nor’easter to me. We’ve had a lot of rain lately, but yesterday and today have added even more to the saturated ground here. There’s been standing water in areas that normally have it after a good storm, but now it’s more like lakes. The rain is going sideways, and the leaves, what’s left of them, are being stripped from the trees, or shredded right on them.
It sure makes for a dreary day, and if the weather man is right, this is just day two of this, with two more days to come. I’m not going to complain because this is the first major storm of the year, so we’ve been lucky. I’m not going to complain because I know it could be a lot worse.