Good morning, Vagabonds…
I stayed in bed awhile this morning, enjoying the quiet outside. No wind (yet); no rain (yet). Hurricane Isaias is heading northward through the Bahamas and we will probably be getting some “weather” and winds from the N & NW later today.
The Hurricane Center is predicting an eventual landfall near Jamestown RI (41.5N 71.4W) in approx. 96 hrs. w/ max wind-speeds of 60 – 70 mph. Of course, as with all storms, this is a prediction and not a fact. See up-to-date info. at nhc.noaa.gov. The latitude/longitude coordinates are in the Discussion at that website and the coordinates can be copy & pasted into maps.google.com (then you have to click the minus sign & zoom out to see where you are).
I cannot keep how to pronounce the name of this storm in my memory, so I have come up with calling it “izzy-us.” A Cat 1 hurricane has sustained wind-speeds of 74-95 mph or higher. When it affects coastal areas of the US east coast, the winds of Izzy-us are predicted as a tropical storm and not a big, bad hurricane.
With all the foliage in my neighborhood, we may lose power.
Florchi in S. Florida, somewhere to the west of 26.3N 79.2W