Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Suddenly It's Mindy

It is a stormy evening here on John's Island near Charleston. I drove up yesterday in a rental car to retrieve Division Belle from Ross Marine, with plans to depart early tomorrow to catch the high tide near noon crossing the shallowest areas of the Intracoastal Waterway between here and Beaufort, SC. 

I've been watching the radar and following the low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico, which developed very quickly this afternoon into tropical storm Mindy. Right now at 6:20 pm Wednesday, I'm glad to be securely tied to the dock. But this is a very fast-moving storm and should be out in the Atlantic by tomorrow afternoon. 

SUMMARY OF 500 PM CDT...2200 UTC...INFORMATION

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LOCATION...29.2N 86.1W

ABOUT 75 MI...120 KM WSW OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...75 KM/H

PRESENT MOVEMENT...NE OR 50 DEGREES AT 21 MPH...33 KM/H

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1004 MB...29.65 INCHES

It looks like the worst will pass overnight to the south of me so I am hoping for not too bad a weather day tomorrow. I will be in the Intracoastal Waterway, but thunderstorms and high wind are still no fun. I'll be keeping an eye on the weather overnight.



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