Sunday, August 24, 2008

T.S. Fay - Pensacola Recap

Pensacola residents awoke Sunday morning to iffy headlines in the News Journal, but semi-scary text. At least, that's what those few of us who still read the newspaper saw:
Rains lingering from Tropical Depression Fay are expected to continue today as the storm follows its lurching trek across the Panhandle and into southern Alabama and Mississippi. About 5 to 8 inches of rain are expected, with as much as 10 inches in isolated areas, said Gary Beeler, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Mobile. That's a slight decrease from what was expected earlier in the day Saturday. Wind gusts are expected to be up to 40 mph throughout the day.
It wasn't to be. Today's weather was lightly breezy near the water but bright, sunny and dry, dry, dry. Altogether over the last twenty-four hours, weather monitors at Pensacola's airport, in Gulf Breeze, and on Pensacola Beach recorded less than a quarter of an inch of precipitation and winds not much stiffer than 20 mph, or what golfers routinely should expect on the links anywhere in the area within a half mile of water.

Below: Exhibit A -- Click the chart below to see a summary of the last twenty-four hours from the Pensacola airport's weather monitor.

1 comment:

Letiz said...

I'm Letizia from Italy. I was in Pensacola in 2006 when denid hit the city, and my son was at over there when there was Ivan.. so i hope that everything will be fine for you guys. Letizia . Please visit