It poured in and around downtown Savannah today. Much of the area that experienced street flooding sits well above sea level — it’s some of the highest land in the county. But we have longstanding drainage problems when the rain…
The Forsyth Park fountain on the coldest morning in years
Thanks to my friend Mariela for alerting me that the fountain in Savannah’s beautiful Forsyth Park had partially frozen over in last night’s “polar vortex.” I guess the temp dropped to under 20 for a few hours. All the jets…
And now a word about the weather . . .
UPDATE, 6/7, about noon: Most of the rain from Andrea stayed on the west side of the storm as it came up the southeast coast last evening and night. It looks like we had something less than 2 inches of…
Tornado chaser, his son, and a colleague killed in Friday’s storms in Oklahoma
Tim Samaras received 18 grants over the years from National Geographic to further his research on tornados, but also played a role in selling the storms as entertainment on the Discovery channel. His final tweet and a tense video of an EF4 from 2003 are embedded here.
After two gray days of biting, relentless cold — Thursday’s high barely reached 50 degrees! — Savannahians finally get a reprieve from winter’s grip
Thursday’s low of 44 was only 3 degrees above the average low of 41 for December 13th.
Exactly 7 years after Katrina, Isaac could test New Orleans levees
Exactly 7 years ago tonight, Hurricane Katrina was gaining strength just off the Florida Keys.
Radar video of 600-mile “Ring of Fire Derecho” that knocked out power to D.C. area
3 lessons from Beryl
1. Dangerous storms can form very close to the coast.
2. The National Hurricane Center was spot on in its forecasts.
3. Some Savannahians spend way too much time watching TV.
Beryl update: weakened storm begins U-turn
Now weakened Tropical Depression Beryl appears to be making its expected turn northward to be followed by a turn northeastward. It will bring a lot of rain to some areas.
Tropical Storm Beryl stronger, better organized as it nears coast
Beryl officially became a tropical storm in the last couple of hours, and it’s now a fairly impressive storm in satellite imagery.
Beryl likely to impact Georgia coast through Tuesday
Beryl is headed for landfall late Sunday or early Monday somewhere along the Georgia/Florida state line.
Beryl forecast unchanged, headed for Georgia/Florida coast on Sunday
The National Hurricane Center’s 8 p.m. update contained little new from previous updates all day. Beryl is still expected to hit the southeast coast somewhere near the Georgia/Florida border late Sunday night.
Beryl expected to hit coast late Sunday
Beryl has not yet become a tropical storm (merely subtropical right now) and is not forecast to become a hurricane. But it could have some significant impacts on the southeast coast over the next few days. Landfall is expected late Sunday.
Subtropical storm Beryl expected to turn toward southeast U.S. coast on Saturday
I’m not going to be posting about this with every official update, but all folks along the Georgia coast, the southern portion of South Carolina, and the northern part of Florida should be preparing for a potentially serious storm. Beryl is NOT currently predicted to reach hurricane strength, but tropical storms and depressions can be pretty nasty.