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Old 09-10-2007, 07:39 AM
Location: Missouri
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Originally Posted by dsobotta View Post
We spent some time preparing for the worst, but the whole time I was expecting the best and that is what we got, some moisture and not much else.

For whatever reason Gabrielle ended up much less of a storm for us than the nor'ester we had last spring. The water and winds of the nor'easter were much worse, but still not really a problem.

You were right in thinking this one is just a windy, wet day at the beach with a tropical air mass thrown in for a bonus.

We're getting a good thunderstorm right now which might bring more rain than we got earlier.

Of course I would rather be prepared than unprepared so I am glad I took the time to batten the hatches. You never know when you might get a real storm, so this was good practice.

This picture shows the small beach cut that developed because of some higher waves earlier. As Bill said that happens all the time. Pretty well every time sand is taken away someplace, it is being deposited some place else.

http://coastalnc.org/beachcut (broken link)

This picture I took standing knee deep in the water.

Ahhhh Surfer waves. Surfs UP!!!!
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by dsobotta View Post
We ended up with a little over two inches of rain today. I heard Morehead City got over three inches and places down East got even more.

This is the sunset that we had this afternoon just as the last of the wrap around moisture was finishing up. It was taken from our front porch.

http://coastalnc.org/gabriellesunset (broken link)

dsobotta, That is a stunning sunset photo!!! You have an amazing view!
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Old 09-11-2007, 10:40 PM
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The papers were saying that North Carolina needs another Hurricane Floyd or even two to come in and deluge the state with monsoon rains. The drought down south is as bad or worse than 2002 and in 2000.
Those pictures were awesome and that's how a beach is supposed to be, open, wild and deserted. Now I know why my sister wants to move there.
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