The Storm That Wasn't
The thunderous clap, the blowing winds, the driving rain. It was all supposed to be here. The weather forecasters told us we’d be hit by Potential Tropical Cyclone One. It didn’t materialize, at least on the Space Coast.
The Weather Channel told us we would get one to three inches of rain in our area. It rained some but I don’t think we even got one inch. It quickly dried up as usual and is gone now. The sun came out and its rays soaked everything up. The pond wasn’t even touched. We didn’t get enough rain.
When the parking lot is filled with water, it takes no time for it to be gone. There are two spots where the water sits and vegetates for days, while the rest disappears.
South Florida got the brunt of the storm with massive flooding in the Miami area. They were the beneficiary of the storm. Cars were getting stuck in the flooded streets. The authorities always tell people to not drive through the flooded streets, because you don’t know what could be lurking underneath. But they seem to never listen to the experts.
A funny tidbit from The Weather Channel. They a showed a woman on the Naples Pier with a sign that read something like this: “Apologies to Justin Michaels but we want Jim Cantore”. I thought that was funny. If you remember, whenever there is a tropical storm or hurricane, Jim Cantore is right there on scene covering it.
On Monday, we got a huge rain storm. This storm acted like a tropical storm. We got driving rain worse than the other day. Cars were trying to get through the parking lot, but we’re having issues with the water half way up their tires. Lightning was shooting through the sky like crazy forcing me off the computer. A flood warning was issued and guess what? We got three to five inches of rain. I went over to the pond to check it on Tuesday. The pond was filled to capacity. No more brown patches of the bank.
On Wednesday, I drove past the park that I mentioned in my previous story. The lake is still low. It’s going to need some more rain to bring it back up.