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Weather Irony in Central Virginia

I live in Nelson County in Central Virginia. We are not far from the (Appalachian) mountains of West Virginia. In fact, we have some mountains ourselves. The range has interruptions of elevation so there are points that some storms not too high in elevation can cross the ridge, so weather is not too dry, not too moist.

This past July, we had a number of strong showers either pass through or spawn on site. Our weather was spotty, but somehow we lost electric power at least briefly something like 5 times this July. Yet overall, the weather was not that severe.

But last night, a Category 5 Hurricane, Dorian passed by us so closely it felt like it was breathing down our neck. I've taken a snapshot of weather radar and colored (red) our location. The storm came even closer later than this image. However, and this is the point, we received NOT ONE DROP of rain nor wind . And our power never even flickered.

As it completely leaves the area, we are told, it is *possible* we will experience some increase in wind velocity and perhaps a little rain.

Anyway, it reminds me of one massive storm that was headed right for us, then at the last minute veered around us, assuming approximately the same path after it passed us by. Strange!

Image Credit » Hurricane Dorian Radar Images 10:44 PM 9-5-2019

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MegL wrote on September 6, 2019, 10:43 AM

It's amazing how that can happen, isn't it? Glad you didn't get affected by the hurricane.

VinceSummers wrote on September 6, 2019, 9:01 PM

Thanks. I was to learn how hard it struck the Bahamas. Unbelievably tragic. The photos look like officials should gather up the loose boards to rebuild. So, so sad.

MegL wrote on September 7, 2019, 9:14 AM

Yes, very sad. Poor people.

lookatdesktop wrote on September 8, 2019, 12:51 AM

I guess Trump used his magic sharpie pen to redirect Dorian to the right and up the coast, out of harm's way. But seriously, that must have been a stressful situation for you. I think there is another storm forming out in the Atlantic and moving along the same path as Dorian, so I will be looking at some NOAA articles about what is coming next.

VinceSummers wrote on September 8, 2019, 8:42 AM

Not too stressful, but in view of where we live (in 1969 what was left of Hurricane Camille killed well over 100 in Nelson County alone) we keep an eye out. At our Kingdom Hall yesterday there was a disaster-preparedness meeting for those who will assist their "brothers and sisters" in times of need. A training session. Had I been in better shape, I might have been a participant.