Sunday, September 05, 2004

So Far So Good...

The slightly gusty breeze we had earlier today has dropped off to almost nothing here at the house, but along Highway 98 in Fort Walton Beach, at least an hour ago, it was still a little windy. At the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, at approximately 7 PM local, the gulf was almost flat - definitely not the kind of conditions that attract surfers and cause the weather commentators to get all in a ball about how "it's not safe to be doing that!" The hurricane warning area is still only up to Destin (as of the 5 PM EDT update from the National Hurricane Center), so maybe we're going to be on the wimpy west side. Just about every time we've had a tropical system (storm or hurricane Cat 1 or 2) go in east of Destin, we've gotten nothin' over here. The local TV weatherpeople do their usual "We're on the good side, oh thank god," but you know they're really disappointed that they don't get to go out and squawk about roofs flying off of hotels and lean into the "howling" wind to show how strong it really is.

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