Sunday, September 30, 2012

Double Rainbow 9/30/12

Saturday, September 29, 2012

More Flooding Pictures from 9/28/12 Southern Connecticut

Below are two links to Connecticut's local news weather website (which I am a contributor).  These two links show the impressive flash flooding seen in my area of Connecticut on Friday September 28, 2012 due to a low pressure system moving through with a warm front.  The torrential rains lasted for hours, pouring at a rate of over 1.5 inches an hour at some points (probably higher).  We ended up with 3-4 inches of rain within 4 hours and the ground could just not handle it!  Even the Milford Mall basement flooded with water coming up through drains! 

This Link has some crazy video of the water bubbling up through drains on the basement floor of the mall!  This actually happened last August 2011, two weeks before Tropical Storm Irene hit! 

Here's yesterday's news report!
The other link is to a slide show of all the pictures (70 in total) that came in from the areas showing the significant flooding:  Photos Flooding 9/28/12 

Hurricane Gloria 27th Anniversary

Thursday September 27, 2012 was the 27th anniversary of Hurricane Gloria making landfall in Long Island and Connecticut.  The storm is the last Hurricane to make landfall in Connecticut.  Although Tropical Storm Irene came pretty close last year (2011). In the  link below I made a slide show for a local weather site comparing the photos I took during Tropical storm Irene to those that my dad took (I wasn't alive in 1985 when Hurricane Gloria hit!).  Both set of pictures were awfully similar even though Gloria was much stronger than Tropical Storm Irene.  What made them so similar in destruction was simple...timing!  Hurricane Gloria hit during low tide and moved through within hours, where as Irene hit right at astronomical high tide, bringing with it an impressive storm surge! 

Check out the link:   Side by Side Photo Comparison: Hurricane Gloria vs. Tropical Storm Irene

Friday, September 28, 2012

Flat yards flooding! 9/28/12

Friday torrential rain: Shed Flooding!

As a low pressure system and warm front move through we have been getting torrential rain for hours! Over 3 hours now and everything is starting to flood!

This shed in my grandmothers back yard hasn't flooded in years and now it has!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Storm Damage 9/18/12

All day on the 18th we had gusty winds from 20-50 mph, sporadic power outages and some coastal flooding. But what ended up causing the damage in my yard was the heavy rain. Our backyard canopy collapsed due to water pounding on top. The water was so heavy it even bent metal bars!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

It must be fall! Apples are ready!

With cooler temps, lower humidity and red apples it could only mean fall is here!!