Texans - get ready for Don!

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Veronica G
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As of this morning, it's heading for Corpus, but as all of us who live near the coast know, this can definitely change. But no matter where it lands, I'm glad Texas will finally get some rain.

Hope everyone is prepared!

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Louise Chambers
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Veronica,

We're hoping it steers to the south a little bit so we'll get more rain, but we'll share :lol:
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Keep the winds below 50MPH and go in 25 miles south of Galveston would be preferred.

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trisha
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This can only be followed by JB filming you dancing in the rain!
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Veronica G
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This can only be followed by JB filming you dancing in the rain!
So when can we expect to see this video Louise? :wink:

Looks like Don got pushed a little to the south overnight.

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Louise Chambers
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uh, I will be 'too busy' doing ... things... worthwhile things, today. But first sign of approaching storm, other than lots of very watchable clouds, was a Black Witch moth seeking shelter in our garage - I thought it was a bird at first; they are huge, 6-7 inch wingspan. John predicted we might see some today, as they sometimes appear en masse with tropical storms.

They are the size of a small bat, really. This one was a female and would not let me take photos, she fluttered over to neighbor's shrubs, then under workbench on our patio, then left. The martins feed them to nestlings on occasion but they are not common here unless a storm brings them. But what a cool harbinger of the storm!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascalapha_odorata
Veronica G
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I just saw one of those too this morning! He/she was fluttering around the window where I work. At first I thought it was a bat too. I didn't know storms brought them in. I guess it's a good sign then :grin:

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trisha
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very cool! Let us know how the rain feels, I'm sure you will stand out in it, I would...
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BumBee
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http://www.stormpulse.com/

Type in the storm/hurricane name in the space provided and start tracking.

Drag the cursor over a city and it will tell you the distance of the storm/hurricane
Linda Reynolds
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Bumbee, that is a great storm watch link, thanks for posting. We are thinking of our friends in Texas, watching the path of the storm, and hope you get some much-needed rain without damage............
Ever-Grateful,
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I counted them, i got 13 sprinkles here in Corpus Christi...joy
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Veronica G
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I've never been so disappointed in my life!! I got maybe 30 sprinkles so I guess I should count myself lucky.
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Vern1
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Greetings,
Got a sprinkle yesterday afternoon.
Cooled off for a minute, then turned into a full size outdoor sauna!

Woke up this morning to damp grass, a tenth of an inch in the rain gage and clear sky.
It's not much but at this point anything is welcome.
Cheers,
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trisha
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I sure was hoping some of you would get some rain. We'll hope the next storm is better!
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Emil Pampell-Tx
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We got nothing yesterday, but did get a good shower this morning about 5 AM, 1/4in and happy to get that much.

There sure is an abundance of dragonflies, they probably are bumping into each other..smile
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