Morning All! Thought I’d check in with an update as I’ve received a number of emails last night and today from concerned family and friends.
Basically Michigan has so far got off very lightly from this storm, it is affecting us but we’re really on the tail edge of it and as it moves further in land it will weaken anyway. Currently about 33,000 people are without power around Metro Detroit compared to the almost 8 million on the Eastern side of the States, thankfully we’re not amongst them. Most of that is caused by trees, or large branches, coming down and snapping power lines. We had sustained winds of 30 – 35 mph pretty much all night, with gusts reaching 50 mph at time, and many heavy showers. There was some ice and snow mixed in at times but the ground is too warm for it to stick, there’s an icy rain against the windows at work as I type this.
This radar shot shows the extent of the storm and my location within it. I’m the black tear drop shape just to the left of the centre! The photo will enlarge if you click on it. As you can see we’ve got a bit of weather to contend with!! The pink is ice, blue is snow and the green is rain, the tiny bit of yellow is torrential rain.
Not much to do but batten down the hatches and ride it out! They’re already had up to three feet of snow through Virginia, West Virginia and parts of Kentucky. I’m just so glad Andrew returned from the UK on Saturday, if he’d left it another day or two he wouldn’t have got through.
Glad to hear you’re okay Brenda. Thank goodness Andrew is now home with you safe and sound.
Thanks for the update. It was scary last night. I hated it but luckily once I was asleep , I stayed asleep. Devastating photos of New York today.
Glad you’re okay x
Been wondering how you are – so pleased you did the update and that Andrew got home ahead of Sandy. Keep safe – hugs, Di xx
Angie ...aka Shozzy said:
Thinking of you all …have been watching it all on the TV …glad Andrew beat Sandy home. xx
Paula Gale said:
Bloody ‘el Brenda – you’re surrounded! Your weather doesn’t half turn around swiftly doesn’t it? It seems to change week on week – like one minute you have the air con on, then its autumn, and before the leaves have fallen here, you’re having the snow and ice.
I’m so glad you are safe and well – I bet your folkes have been worried sick?! Thank goodness Andrew made it home in time – by a hairs bredth it seems.
I am thinking about all those affected, and you too – hoping that you stay safe and out of harms way. Prayers for all.
thanks for letting us know you are safe and well.
Paula x x x