A precursor of what's to come in the next few months.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Blew like a sonofagun yesterday
The weather predictions over here on the coast seem to be a lot more accurate than they were in the valley. For instance, yesterday's prediction called for a 100% chance of rain and 25-30 mph winds slacking off after 6:00 PM. Well, it didn't rain too much until about 3:30 and then it just opened up and poured. The wind blew like crazy starting about noon-ish. It blew 23-32 knots (26.5 - 36.8 mph) with gusts to 41 knots (47 mph). And then, at 6:30 PM, it was like a switch was flipped. The wind dropped to a more normal 5-10 knots and the rain slowed down to the occasional smattering. It blew a few times during the night but all-in-all not so much. While it was blowing, it was pretty exciting. The boat rolled and pitched pretty good alongside the dock. One dock box was blown apart, a few sets of boat steps blew over and I had to fish a couple of crab traps out of the water this morning.