Thursday, September 13, 2007

Late-night Humberto Blogging

Humberto on radar. (Click to enlarge)  

For reasons beyond my control (besides the hurricane at my door), I'm having trouble sleeping tonight, so I thought I'd add a late-night post since we haven't lost power.

About 12:45 AM, I got the news on the web that Humberto had been upgraded to a category one hurricane with winds of 80 MPH. The NHC later reported that it came on shore just east of High Island about 2:00 AM with 85 MPH winds. It's looking like the strongest winds, which would be a bit weaker before they got here anyway, will pass just a few miles to my southeast.

Up until a couple hours ago, we'd just been getting light drizzle, but the rain is starting to pick up now, along with the winds. We shouldn't have the worst of our winds for another three to four hours.

Since I dug out my tripod, I thought I'd try setting up out on the porch and taking a few pictures with long exposures.

The end of my street through a telephoto lens at 1:39 AM.

I'm really not sure why I decided to take those pictures, I just thought they'd look cool honestly. I'll post a few more pictures later, if just because I loved how green they made our yard look.

There are scattered reports of power outages in the area, so I'm gonna wrap this up now so I can get it up if we lose our lights.

See y'all on the flip side.

Crossposted to Through our eyes

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