Hurricane season officially began June 1, 2018, and ends November 30, 2018. But when we think of Hurricane season, we tend to think August through November. When I was on vacation last month, I overheard on the weather channel that there wasn’t much going on in the Atlantic in August. They figured it would pick up in the month of September. By golly did it ever.
If you haven’t been watching the news, I’ll let you in on a little secret… The Carolina’s have been asked to evacuate. And Hurricane Florence isn’t the first hurricane to greet us with their presence this month. Last week, Hurricane Gordon fizzled out and came all the way up into the flyover states, gracing us with rain. Torrential downpours in fact.
The other thing I should mention… last week we made the trek across the state and the state line into Illinois to go SCUBA diving at Mermet Springs just outside Metropolis, Illinois. Some of us came in Thursday, the rest came in on Friday. Saturday Gordon rared his ugly head. It poured. And with water sports… the rule of thumb… 30 minutes after the last lightning strike. Every time a new lightning strike comes, the time starts over. Continue reading