Hurricane Sandy update – Sunday 7pm

Strange day here – nothing really happened. There was a soft rain for most of the afternoon, but hardly a breeze blew. From St. Michaels throughout Talbot County, it was a gentle day. On the Miles River the winds began to gust in early afternoon, but beyond that, it was mild.

So mild that the annual Carpenter St. Saloon auction to beneift the local fire departments was on –  a crowd packed the tavern this afternoon for one of the most fun annual community events in St. Michaels. It feels so good to watch the citizens of this region spread love to their firefighters – and boy, do they spread love. Everyone comes ready to spend hundreds of dollars, and the auctions get pretty heavy – even for silly little things – it’s all about the support.  Every single item is bid loudly and bid heavily – all day long. How cool is that?

St. Michaels didn’t show much in the way of storm prep till late this afternoon, when a few businesses boarded up, and Justine’s and a few others laid some sandbags. Not as many were boarding up as did for Irene, and I noticed lots of pumpkins out in front of storefronts, and potted plants and do-dads. It seemed – at 4:30 this afternoon – as though St. Michaels wasn’t really all that worried about Sandy.

Now it’s after 7, dark and the rain is steady.  There’s still no wind to speak of.

The models are converging, and I guess it’s soon to begin.

May it be brief and head out to sea asap. May your friends and family – and mine – be safe and sound.

Stay tuned for updates.

~ by kbosin on October 28, 2012.

8 Responses to “Hurricane Sandy update – Sunday 7pm”

  1. from your lips to God’s ear!

  2. May your wishes come true! Sending good thoughts your way!

  3. Great pix!

    Please excuse any typos.

  4. This will be a very bad storm for **ALL** of Maryland. Here’s a portion of the 2AM update from the National Hurricane Center.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES…
    280 KM…MAINLY TO THE SOUTHWEST OF THE CENTER…AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 520 MILES…835 KM.

    The projected storm track will place **ALL** of Maryland within the region of hurricane force winds (extending 175 miles to the southwest of center). Expect things to begin getting bad Monday evening, with the worst coming Tuesday morning. Winds will begin from the north on Monday and slowly change to the west by midday Tuesday – so beware of nearby trees, especially those to the N-W of your homes. Also, be prepared to lose electric power for several days – this is a slow moving storm and will take down many, many trees.

    Good luck to everyone.

  5. Watching the progress of hurricane Sandy from here in the UK through your beautiful St Michael’s town which we fell in love with 3 years ago. Keep safe everyone.

  6. My wife and I are Praying that the Museum will not be hit hard… we know you took all the apropriate actions to secure all your vessels and buildings. We are looking forward to purchasing the 1968 Columbia from you and know she will be fine.

    Steve & Trisa
    and Gabriel too!

  7. I know that you must be better prepared than most…hope you get through the storm with as little damage as possible and that you remain safe.

  8. 11:28am Special Weather Statement from the NWS, in part:

    * HURRICANE FORCE WIND GUSTS OF 70 AND POSSIBLY 80 MPH ARE
    EXPECTED TO IMPACT A REGION LOCATED BETWEEN BEL AIR MD…POINT LOOKOUT MD…AND HAGERSTOWN MD BETWEEN 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 AM TUESDAY. THIS INCLUDES THE GREATER BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREAS.

    * COUPLED WITH HEAVY RAINS FROM SANDY…THE HIGH WINDS WILL RESULT IN SIGNIFICANT TREE DAMAGE AND POWER LINE DAMAGE,
    RAINFALL AND FLOODING

    Full advisory here: http://alerts.weather.gov/cap/wwacapget.php?x=MD124CCACB9020.SpecialWeatherStatement.124CCACC7B48MD.LWXSPSLWX.d97f2266b4e82015dc1804e877c8336e

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