Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Are You A 'Storm Chaser'?


Saturday's Tropical Storm Arthur was the strangest storm I have seen.
Usually storms like this are wet, wild, overcast and furious.

Not Arthur. It hit our area around 10 AM with the wind picking up
and picking up some more for about three hours.

Mid afternoon the sun came out and it looked beautiful outside.
Until you went out....it was still windy but had subsided somewhat.

Then around suppertime, it became overcast and the wind was relentless.
Our lights flickered a few times but stayed on, unlike 200,000 Maritmers
who were not as fortunate.

We had a few branches fall off a couple of trees but we fared well.

The most unusual thing about Arthur, at least for southern Nova Scotia,
was that there was not a drop of rain!

Anyway, it is the start of hurricane season here 
and along the eastern seaboard of North America.
And with this come along the 'storm chasers/watchers'.
We are part of this crowd and this is what we saw from the car
during the storm:











22 comments:

  1. From what I have read and seen, Arthur was fierce, and the water show that so well. Hope you both wrapped up warmly. Cheers.Jean.

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    1. Hi Jean. You are right, some people got it really badly.....especially south west NS and parts of New Brunswick. We were lucky!

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  2. that is really strange. they were reporting that you were going to get hit. i guess it just skirted the coast?

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    1. Oh we all got hit Joyce, but very differently. Some people won't get their power back till Friday here in NS. Actually, the eye went straight through the centre of NS. To the south, us, got wind and north of us got both rain and wind.

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  3. That's amazing and no rain, but be that Arthur loved the coast too much to damage it, it's stunning so beautiful...I'm so glad that you're all safe!

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    1. Oh I wish it were that way Lorraine all the time. this was a little early for us to get one of thee all the way up here.

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    2. Then i will add you, Ron and Sophie to my morning prayers, so that you stay forever safe!

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  4. When I was there last Sept. we managed to dart around another tropical storm. Living in Florida it seemed like we couldn't get away from the tropical weather! Glad you fared well during this event.

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    1. I remember you saying this in one of your posts. Good that you were able to miss it!
      I can imagine the Florida tropical weather is pretty constant. I remember the first time there in June back a few years ago and I almost passed out due to the humidity and heat!! Just not used to it up here in the north!!

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  5. Hmm sounds fierce. The waves were fantastic, a good show!

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    1. We have seen and have been in fiercer, Sharon. But at one point I did think we would lose a couple of trees.

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  6. Nope, not a chaser, but an appreciate-er. Love the wild power, but not the destruction.

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    1. Hey Terry.....this one was very manageable. I don't want to give the impression that we would be chasing anything stronger and wilder!! We kjnow our limits.

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  7. No rain? Freaky! I must confess that I've never chased a storm in my life.

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    1. It was different Debra to say the least. I guess there were a few CRAZY folks at Peggy's Cove going very close to edge. Even on sunny calm days there one could get swept away!
      We are very safe storm chasers....really.

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  8. Strange. I guess you were lucky it wasn't worse. It must have been neat to see those crashing waves.

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    1. Hi Pat. The ocean was very frothed up and wave after wave was coming ashore and there was a mist in the air from all the action. A very tropical feel in the air for a while.

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  9. I'd have been chasing it too, Jim! I am lured by big waves, and your ocean looked wild! I'm glad that you made it through safely. I'm not sure about that song, "Cows Around!" LOL! I recently read "Independent People" by Halldor Laxness. Guaranteed I'll never forget the cow, Bukolla! ~ She really made me think think about compassion. Pema's writing about compassion was spot on. Understanding and having compassion for myself certainly helped me when working with kiddos. Have a happy rest of the week!

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    1. I bet you would have Louise! I can look at the ocean for hours.
      That band is from Alberta and has a great 'old country' sound. Ron loves this music.....must be a 'valley thing'! lol
      As Ru Paul says at the end of every show, "If you can't love yourself, then how the heck can you love any body else"!

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