And the skies open up this afternoon

Submitted by OcracokeWaves on Tue, 08/04/2009 - 03:48.

I have been complaining about the weatherman crying wolf.  I guess I will be quiet now that we have endured a deluge that overwhelmed our culverts.

For thirty to forty five minutes this afternoon we saw rain coming down as hard as I have seen it in a long time.

In that time span our gauge at Bluewater Cove recorded 1.75 inches of rain.  That comes on top of the 1 inch of rain that we got yesterday afternoon.

The yards are now well watered for the first half of August.  We could do with some drying out for the next few days.

Fortunately if you live on the coast, the water does not hang around very long at low tide.  It just drains away.

The heavy rain came just before I was planning to head out the door and do a little surf fishing.  I do not mind getting wet, but this was a serious storm with lots of thunder and lightning.  I long ago decided that challenging lightning bolts was out of my league.

Well the good news is that there is always tomorrow and living where we do, there are lots of chances to go surf fishing.

We added a whole additional dimension to being a "water access" community this afternoon.

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