RIP Steve Jobs *****. Bon Voyage…Boats prep & Hurricanes....

By: Beachfoxx , 5:29 PM GMT on August 24, 2011

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Here some info for the boat on a trailer:
ON THE TRAILER

Brian Cunningham, general manager of Vero Marine Center, a boating supply store, said to be sure to remove or secure all loose items on a trailered boat and be sure the trailer will not move.

"Boats can actually float away if not secured to the ground," he said. "We saw a presentation following Hurricane Hugo where a boat floated a mile inland from a boat dealer's lot with the trailer attached to it."

Here are Cunningham's tips for keeping a trailered boat secure:

Haul boat to a safe area: Be sure to check all trailer maintenance points to prevent break-downs of the trailer while moving the boat to safety.

Lash boat to trailer: Place blocks between the frame members and the axle inside each wheel. If the boat is lightweight, the owner might consider letting half the air out of the tires and filling the boat one-third of the way with water to add weight.

Secure boat and trailer to fixed objects: Use heavy lines from four directions if possible or tie down to screw anchors in the ground.



Keeping your boat or yacht safe during a hurricane...

Historically, individual hurricanes have caused the loss of thousands of lives and billions of dollars in damage as they ran their course over populated areas. If you know that a hurricane is approaching your area, prepare for the worst. The important point is, GET OFF THE OPEN WATER AS FAR AWAY FROM THE STORM AS POSSIBLE! If this is impossible, keep in mind that the right front quadrant of a hurricane usually, but not always, produces the most violent weather.

With todays modern communication net to warn them, people have a better chance to reach safety before a hurricane hits their area. Even so, you may have little more than 24 hours advance notice to get your boat secured against the storms full force. Check the weather often.

If your boat is easily trailerable, store it ashore, far from the danger of high water. Follow these tips:

If you must move your boat, first inspect the trailer to ensure that it is in proper operating condition. Check tires (including spare), wheel bearings, tow hitch and lights.
If you can, put your boat and trailer in a garage. If they must be left out, secure them to strong trees or a "deadman" anchor. Strip off every thing that could be torn loose by a strong wind.
Increase the weight of your trailered outboard boat by filling it with fresh water and leaving in the drain-plug (inboard boats must be drained to avoid motor damage). Insert wood blocks between the trailer frame and the springs for extra support with the added weight.
If your boat must stay in the water you have three options:



1. BERTH at a dock which has sturdy pilings and offers reasonable shelter from open water and storm surge. Double up all mooring lines but provide enough slack so your boat can rise with the higher tides. Cover all lines with chafe protectors (double neoprene garden hose cut along the side) at points where the line is likely to wear and put out extra fenders and fenderboards (the more the better).

2. ANCHOR your boat in a protected harbor where the bottom can allow a good anchor hold. An advantage to anchoring is that the boat can more easily respond to wind and water changes without striking docks or other boats than when moored. Heavy and extra anchors are needed for this option and enough line should be on hand to allow a scope of at least 10:1 for each anchor.

3. HURRICANE HOLES are ideal locations to moor your boat during a hurricane. These are deep, narrow coves or inlets that are surrounded by a number of sturdy trees which block the wind and provide a tie-off for anchor lines. The best location for a hurricane hole is one far enough inland to avoid the most severe winds and tides, yet close enough to reach under short notice. You may want to scout out a satisfactory hurricane hole ahead of time!

Remember:

Never stay with your boat.
Your boat should be stripped of anything that can become loose during the storm. This would include unstepping the mast in sailboats.
Boat documents, radios and other valuables should be removed from the vessel prior to the storm, since you never know how long it will take for you to get back to your boat once the storm passes.
Hurricanes are among the most destructive phenomena of nature, their appearance is not to be taken lightly.
Advance planning cannot guarantee that your boat will survive a hurricane safely or even survive at all.
Planning can, however, improve survivability and is therefore certainly worth the time and money to do so.
General Weather Tips

Before Setting Out:

Obtain the latest available weather forecast for the boating area. Where they can be received, the NOAA Weather Radio continuous broadcasts (VHF-FM) are the best way to keep informed of expected weather and sea conditions. If you hear on the radio that warnings are in effect, dont venture out on the water unless confident your boat can be navigated safely under forecast conditions of wind and sea. This link will take you to up-to-date marine weather information.

While afloat:

Keep an eye out for the approach of dark, threatening clouds which may foretell a squall or thunderstorm.
Check radio weather broadcasts periodically for latest forecasts and warnings.
Heavy static on your AM radio may be an indication of nearby thunderstorm activity.
If a thunderstorm catches you afloat:
Put on a Personal Flotation Device. (if not already wearing one)
Stay below deck if possible.
Keep away from metal objects that are not grounded to the boats protection system.



More things:


Supplies to have handy:

Duct Tape
Plywood
Extra Trash Bags
Extra Rags
Bilge Absorbers - "diapers" most boaters will know what I am referring to. They absorb oil & not water




****If you need to absorb water consider a box of disposable diapers! Yep, you heard me! They are great for soaking up water from a leaking window & can absorb lots of water!

*********
Check with your Marina to determine what Preperations they do & what the expect you, the boat owner to do:

Evaluate your Marina
(compiles from several sources)
Marina Hurricane Preparation Symposium


Your entire plan begins by evaluating the storm worthiness of your marina. Things to consider:

• Natural barriers may or may not offer protection from breaking seas. --Boats that are likely to be exposed to breaking waves will have to be stored ashore or moved to a hurricane hole.

• The height of the marina facilities and boat storage areas above the likely surge. --High ground is good; low-lying marshes are bad.

• The type of docks (floating vs. fixed) and pilings. **With floating docks, pilings must be tall enough to accommodate the surge.
**With fixed docks, wide is better; boats in narrow slips are more vulnerable than boats in wider slips.
**Concrete pilings lack resiliency and have proven to be vulnerable in storms.

• Boat storage racks.
--Newer racks built in the last three years are more likely to have been built to a higher standard and are more likely to survive hurricane-force winds. Conversely, older storage racks are likely to have been built to a more relaxed standard and will also have time to corrode and “work.”

Excellent Info Here for Prep & past history of Hurricanes & Boating





You may LYAO at this, but you know those $1.99 ring floats kids love??? They make great fenders for your pilings... Just blow them up and drop around pilings. They are cheap and come in pretty colors!!! LOL






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67. Beachfoxx
4:02 AM GMT on November 05, 2011
Oh my! I feel terrible! I feel like FB has taken over my life & left me with no free time to enjoy the blog! I must, I must do something about this!
Shame on me! Shame, shame, shame!
My friends here - you know who you are - you are so very special to me!

Oh my! I promise to visit more often! and not only during bad weather!

Most of you have moved to FB, but those who have not...... please join us!
But after all the Halloween messages here................. I promised to never, ever neglect WU again! If I do, I will cast a spell upon myself! LOL
Love & hugs to all!

and

PEACE
YOLO
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66. RTLSNK
8:15 AM GMT on November 04, 2011
HUP TWO THREE FOUR, STAND UP HOOK UP SHUFFLE TO THE DOOR

HUP TWO THREE FOUR, JUMP RIGHT OUT AND COUNT TO FOUR

Oh, sorry, forgot it was only 0400 hours, have to take my Happy Pill every six hours so my time clock has been out of whack for the last four weeks. :)

I discovered the third interesting little item about the new Titanium Prosthesis that was not discussed in the handy little brochure that Dr. Frankenstein gave me before the knee operation last month.

Check out my post on Rob's blog #116 for the latest funny installment of the ongoing saga. And I swear to you, there had to be invisible rocket flames because if there weren't, that would mean that I have learned how to levitate and that would be even scarier. :)

Ok, happy pill is kicking in, time to go horizontal again, this is how I sleep now, one hour after taking the happy pill I can sleep for two hours. Four pills a day, eight hours of sleep taken in two hour increments. A little odd I must admit, but seems to be working for me.

See you on Rob and Orca's blog. :)
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65. seflagamma
9:26 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
Hi Donna,

I know I've been speaking to you all weekend on FB but still... just saying...WU first!!!

Happy Halloween my WU Friend!!!



Enjoy your evening!!!
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64. Patrap
4:17 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
Trick or Treat from Nawlin's


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63. GardenGrrl
4:11 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween!

From Me-n-Roxie :-)

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62. shoreacres
2:44 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween!

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61. PeaceRiverBP
1:49 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
Happy Halloween!

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60. Alleyoops
12:07 PM GMT on October 31, 2011
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Happy Halloween my dear friend. Have a wonderful day.
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59. OGal
11:03 AM GMT on October 31, 2011
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58. Proserpina
10:50 AM GMT on October 31, 2011
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adders fork, and blind-worms sting,
Lizards leg, and owlets wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
William Shakespeare
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57. juslivn
2:15 AM GMT on October 28, 2011
Hi beachfoxx, like you I don't get around enough, but think of you often. so, stopping by to say hello and hope you get some nice quiet time, whether to post or just lurk on WU or just have fun. You're always in the heart.
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56. DataPilot
1:34 AM GMT on October 28, 2011
Hi Foxxy

I definitely can appreciate and commiserate with your time shortage. Like Rob, I have no clue what happened to October. Or September. Or August. Even after hiring more help, I can't seem to find the time to take a vacation from work. The harder I go, the behinder I get.

But I haven't forgotten or stopped thinking about you and my other WU friends. Have a lovely fall (at least what's left of it) and take care.

YOLO!
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55. RobDaHood
11:57 PM GMT on October 27, 2011
Dear Sweet Foxxy!

I totally get what you are saying. Really thought that by this point in life I'd have a little free time and some spare cash. Just chill out and have fun, right?

What the heck happened?

Seems I run my butt off just trying to stay in one place.
Spare time and spare money never occupy the same point in space.

And October?
Hey wait a minute...didn't it start just a few days ago?

Whaddaya mean it's almost over?

Yep, I think it's some grand conspiracy. Time is contracting around us. If you figure it out, pleas let me know!

Big Huggs my friend!
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54. seflagamma
12:03 PM GMT on October 27, 2011
Hi Foxx,
glad you stopped by your blog. I know I see you from time to time on FB but seems I can only really do FB on Sun or Mon...sometimes every other Wed morning! LOL


this year has flown by so fast I just cannot believe it is already time for the holidays again; seems we just had them a few months ago! YIKES!!!!

Take care and catch you later.

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53. MissNadia
11:37 AM GMT on October 27, 2011
Morning Foxx,
FYI,
JOEALASKA is shutting down his blog. I will miss all his wonderful Alaskan Pictures.
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52. shoreacres
3:31 AM GMT on October 27, 2011
Beachie! I saw you pop up on GG's blog, extolling the virtues of chocolate! So good to see you here - like wedding bells, facebook is breaking up the old gang, I fear. That's one reason I've joined and left - the time issue.

Anyhow - I do hope all is well, that your trip was fab, and etc. You know whatever time you have for us will be just fine!
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51. Beachfoxx
2:42 AM GMT on October 27, 2011
Hi All...

Time has a nasty habit of sneaking up & grabbing control! I must admit that I have fallen prey to the "snatcher" and owe many of you long time WU Friends a hello.

*Big Deep Breath* For some strange reason this year I have felt like I've been running on "short" time. There never seems to be enough time in the days to get everything done....
It sounds like a good thing - but actually, it is not. I miss my "free" time, the time I had to pop in on WU and visit my WX friends. Where this "time" has gone??? I do not know, but it seems to have evaporated from my everyday life! Magic, it must be magic!
All I know is I seem to be missing time! and I want it back! LOL

Ho, Hum................

Miss everyone & will try to find an extra minute or two here & there to pop in to see how everyone is doing!

Carpe Diem!
YOLO
PEACE
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50. Beachfoxx
6:01 AM GMT on October 06, 2011
My hero - an inspiration to millions. A genius who changed the tech world with innovative products that work…
My prayers go out to his family, friends, and all of those whose lives he touched - both professionally & personally.

RIP STEVE JOBS
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49. Beachfoxx
8:57 PM GMT on October 04, 2011
Hi Shore,
Great timing - had a conversation at dinner about this exact problem....

Thanks Gams & Wabit! Lots of sightseeing. Right now we are cruising, it's 10:55pm & we are getting ready to go through a 75' lock. So, I'm going up to the deck to check it out....surprised by how much I'm enjoying the cruise!!! Kinda nice to let some one else be in charge....
Quoting shoreacres:
Hi, Beach,

I know you're having a wonderful time! Just wanted to tuck this here for you to see when you get back.
Quoting shoreacres:
Hi, Beach,

I know you're having a wonderful time! Just wanted to tuck this here for you to see when you get back.
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48. whitewabit (Mod)
8:22 PM GMT on October 04, 2011
Hey Foxx ... hope your having a great Vacation!!!
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47. shoreacres
1:48 PM GMT on October 04, 2011
Hi, Beach,

I know you're having a wonderful time! Just wanted to tuck this here for you to see when you get back.
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46. seflagamma
7:37 PM GMT on October 01, 2011
Happy October!
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45. seflagamma
3:02 PM GMT on September 30, 2011
Have a wonderful and fun trip!!!
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44. Beachfoxx
5:48 PM GMT on September 29, 2011
Hi all!

House sitter settled, poodles happy and we are off!
Vacation!!
Hope there are no canes whilst we are away! Everyone stay safe & be happy!!

YOLO
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43. Beachfoxx
3:29 AM GMT on September 25, 2011
{{{{Shore & Gamma}}}}}

Thank you! If we can save one person by raising the awareness, then we are doing good!

It is a tough situation - I discovered recently just how prevalent the problem was in other parts of the country (you probably won't see it on the news) when I made a recent trip north... it was a rude awakening to hear of, see and realize that there are so many people who are addicted to prescription drugs, especially Oxycotin --- a drug that in my humble opinion should only be prescribed in a medical facility under constant supervision. Most of you would be surprised at the number of "accidental" overdoses Oxycontin has caused....

Shore, thank you - I will Google it & see what I come up with, but you are right, I have heard her being interviewed on numerous occasions - and I STILL like her! LOL

Thanks for sharing....

I may pop back in later, still doing chores, trying to get ready for house sitter/ poodle sitter so I can go on VACATION!
YES! VACATION --- a much needed one! And YES, I am excited and NOT ready! LOL
I can pack in 5 minutes - but need to make sure house is in shape for B & her spouse... so thrilled that they offered to fly out, stay at our house & dog sit!!!
So, I need to get busy so I can get the house in order...... Pop in later if I can.
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42. seflagamma
12:50 AM GMT on September 25, 2011
Hello Foxx,

Hope you had a great Saturday and plan on a fun filled Sunday!!!


Everytime I hear about more laws being passed and more awareness of the prescription drugs being too available... I think of you and what you have done to get this awareness going...

{{{hugs to you}}}
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41. shoreacres
11:31 PM GMT on September 24, 2011
I found the interview. She was on the third hour of the Sean Hannity show on 9/22. I suppose you could scare up the podcast, but I also suppose she probably didn't say anything you don't already know. But she did a fine job of outlining the situation. AND she did mention everything you said about the babies. She put out a lot of intformation in a very short time, and so clearly that it was easily remembered.

I was impressed.
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40. Beachfoxx
11:10 PM GMT on September 24, 2011
Hi Shore,
Yes! Pam Bondi has a pretty strong stance against Prescription Drug Abuse & from what I know about her I like her. Have you seen her? She's beautiful & looks so young!! Your statistic is correct I'm sad to say. To add more horror to an already horrible problem --babies, babies born addicted. Unfortunatly the medical community really does not have a protocol for dealing with this type of addiction, but it is a horrific problem. Plus, no one really knows what the long term effects will be on these children & their health. Breaks my heart.

Wish I had heard the interview, thanks for dropping by with the info. Hopefully, I can get more time to blog in the near future… miss everyone!!
Quoting shoreacres:
Hi, Beach,

Before I forget it one more time, I wanted to tell you I heard an extensive interview with Pam Bondi on radio - Thursday, I think. She was talking a lot about the new laws on the books re: prescription drugs, and so on. She sounded impressive - I hope she's doing as good a job as it sounds like she is.

She gave a pretty good historical rundown on the pill mills, etc. The most damning stat I heard was that at some time in the past - and recent past, it seems - there were seven Floridians dying because of prescription drug OD - every day.

Anyway, was just interested in your opinion of her. As I said, she sounded pretty sharp and pretty committed to cleaning up the situation. I hope so!
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39. Beachfoxx
10:59 PM GMT on September 24, 2011
Always good to see you!
Quoting plapman:
Good morning Foxy lady.
Thanks for stopping by the Northern Edge and commenting.
Enjoy your day
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38. shoreacres
10:57 PM GMT on September 24, 2011
Hi, Beach,

Before I forget it one more time, I wanted to tell you I heard an extensive interview with Pam Bondi on radio - Thursday, I think. She was talking a lot about the new laws on the books re: prescription drugs, and so on. She sounded impressive - I hope she's doing as good a job as it sounds like she is.

She gave a pretty good historical rundown on the pill mills, etc. The most damning stat I heard was that at some time in the past - and recent past, it seems - there were seven Floridians dying because of prescription drug OD - every day.

Anyway, was just interested in your opinion of her. As I said, she sounded pretty sharp and pretty committed to cleaning up the situation. I hope so!
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37. plapman
10:11 AM GMT on September 24, 2011
Good morning Foxy lady.
Thanks for stopping by the Northern Edge and commenting.
Enjoy your day
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36. Beachfoxx
4:48 PM GMT on September 23, 2011
Hey Mass ---

Hope the flooding isn't too bad... Labor Day weekend (TS Lee) gave me the opportunity to do chores, clean out a couple of closets...

I'm housebound for the next few hours... long story short. Road Crew painting the white stripes, oversprayed & got it on my car. They sent someone out to remove paint back in July. Well, they messed up all the plastic trim on the car, so they came out today to try to re-condition it. I'm still not happy with the situation, but I don't think they are going to ever get it back to "right". So anyway, I am stuck here for a couple of hours while they try once again to fix the mess they made!

Gotta get chores done, laundry done, house cleaned, Guest Bedroom ready! Whooo Hooo! My SisterFRiend will be here next week! Yippeee!!! She & her hubby are going to stay at our house, housesit & poodle sit while we are out of town... thank goodness! I'm thrilled at their generous offer because I was really having a hard time finding someone to "poodle sit". So, she will be here about 3 weeks.... arriving a couple of days before we leave & then staying a few days after we get back!
I can't wait to see her!

I'm more excited about seeing her than the vacation! LOL

Working from home & doing chores while working... not all bad! But I do have to go to grocery store.... so I am tapping my toes waiting for them to finish messing up my car even more! LOL


Have a great day - be careful & I hope the flooding does not present too much trouble for you!
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35. masshysteria
2:41 PM GMT on September 23, 2011
GOOD MORNING FOXXY AND HAPPY FIRST DAY OF FALL TO YOU!

Wish we could all meet over "brat and beers" at your local early Octoberfest this weekend! Would be fun!
Unfortunately, a Mass. flood watch and heavy rains preclude me from going much of anywhere. Nevertheless, hubby and I are well prepared and will use the opportunity to catch up on some lapsed domestic duties.

Hope you and yours are well, have a wonderfully enjoyable, relaxing official fall weekend and season ahead!


People may forget words you say but they will never forget how you made them feel - Images and gifs for social networks

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34. Beachfoxx
2:36 PM GMT on September 23, 2011
G'Day all....

I think I smell the weekend! Whooo Hooo!
We've got the annual October Fest going on this weekend, should be fun. Lots of Brat & Beer! lol

Hope everyone has a great weekend! If you are up this way, come have a beer with us!
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33. seflagamma
4:51 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
Hello Foxx,

Happy Saturday to you!!!!!

Hope you don't have to work today and can enjoy the weekend.

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32. Beachfoxx
2:45 PM GMT on September 17, 2011
Thanks Ogal, Pros!

I've gotta visit WUville more often!

You guys are the bestest!
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31. Proserpina
1:14 PM GMT on September 10, 2011
Never Forget Gold images
Patriot Day Graphics
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30. OGal
11:07 AM GMT on September 10, 2011


We will never forget.....


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29. Beachfoxx
2:12 AM GMT on September 09, 2011
More Oil SightedDWH
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28. Beachfoxx
12:06 AM GMT on September 07, 2011
Destin Beach Erosion from the Destin Log.


CLOSE CALL: This recently replenished beaches at Jetty East lost sand due to Tropical Storm Lee, but General Manager Jerry Stalnaker says in an email to The Log %u201Cwe lost beach, a tennis court light, a downspout, and had several wet units but, for the most part, we came out OK.%u201D
Kathy Harrison | The Destin Log
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27. Beachfoxx
12:05 AM GMT on September 07, 2011
Hey Mass!

Glad you fared well...

All is good here at the home. Destin had some issues - the harbor pass closed in to the point only one boat at a time can go in or out & there was some beach erosion... But overall the area did okay. We did get a case of cabin fever! Was glad to have sunshine today! And much cooler than norm temps!

Take care!
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26. masshysteria
5:08 PM GMT on September 05, 2011
Good Morning Foxxy!

Hope your entire Labor Day weekend presents you with decent enough weather and plans to enjoy! We're thankful that T/S Lee's effects will miss us here in Mass., as it head towards poor flood ravaged Vermont. Hope that NOLA and those other effected southern states can recover from the major flooding of certain areas!!

I feel so lucky to have escaped from any damage caused by T/S Irene last weekend!!! WHEW! So relieved our power didn't go out, as it took about a week, or this Sat. in some cases, to be turned back on! As of today, it looks like Hurricane Katia may still head back out to sea once it nears the Outer Banks and remain reasonably distant from Nova Scotia as well . Quite the wild, wooley and punishing summer season for so many!! Hope that this FALL/WINTER season will be much kinder, safer and recuperative, as we all head towards 2012. I'll miss the reasonable warmth of our summer season here!


LOVE YOUR DANCING PICKLE!! LOL!

CLICK ON THE PICKLE FOR ACCOMPANYING MUSIC.




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25. Beachfoxx
3:42 PM GMT on September 04, 2011
Cheetos!! Yum.... Can't have them. : (
Dieting…. But gosh the thought makes my mouth water! Haha
Quoting Barefootontherocks:
Good morning, Foxxy.
Looks like you're having a heckuva day weatherwise.
Take care and be safe and eat lots of Cheetos!
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24. Beachfoxx
3:41 PM GMT on September 04, 2011
Morning all
We have a lull in storms right now.
Spathy I hope!!!
BF - yep, wet weekend!!
Ally, got your rubber boots???
Orca-- your point is?
Gosh, it has brightened up so much I might need sunglasses!! LOL
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23. Barefootontherocks
3:26 PM GMT on September 04, 2011
Good morning, Foxxy.
Looks like you're having a heckuva day weatherwise.
Take care and be safe and eat lots of Cheetos!
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22. Orcasystems
6:55 PM GMT on September 02, 2011
Oh oh.....

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20. AllyBama
3:46 AM GMT on September 02, 2011
YIPPEE!!!!..we get rain all weekend!..lol
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19. Beachfoxx
3:13 AM GMT on September 02, 2011
Hey Luv,
Yep, its meandering at a very slow pace.  Still hoping that it will move west a bit & give you guys some relief.Will check models in the morning for any change.  Right now, I don't expect too much out of it here.  Some rain, some gusty wind, some rip currents, etc... unless it sits there and churns for a couple of days then who knows?  i'm "wishcasting" it westward!  You guys need some relief!
Quoting EmmyRose:
oooo the dancing pickle!

Take care sweetie -
this is a slow mover........


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18. EmmyRose
3:11 AM GMT on September 02, 2011
oooo the dancing pickle!

Take care sweetie -
this is a slow mover........

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17. Beachfoxx
2:38 AM GMT on September 02, 2011
Extreme heavy rainfall possible for this Labor Day weekend along 
the north central Gulf Coast... 

As Tropical Depression Thirteen gradually strengthens and moves 
toward the Louisiana coast... the north central Gulf Coast region is 
under a threat for extremely heavy rainfall... with the most intense 
period expected to be from Saturday evening through midday Monday. 
It is not out the question for some areas over coastal Alabama and 
northwest Florida to receive as much as 10 to 15 inches of rain... 
with locally higher isolated amounts possible where tropical 
rainbands become established. A break down is given below.

Along the coastal counties of Alabama and northwestern Florida... 
showers and thunderstorms will begin tomorrow morning and gradually 
increase in coverage and intensity during the day. By sunset 
tomorrow... one to three inches of rain could fall locally... mainly 
west of Pensacola and very close to the coast.

Looking into the Friday night through Saturday evening time frame... 
rain will continue. An additional one to three inches of rain could 
fall... bringing totals up to a forecast of four to six inches from 
Pensacola west to Mobile... and mainly south of I-10.

Finally... the situation could be further exacerbated Saturday night 
through early Monday as relative heavier rainfall becomes 
established on the east side of the gradually strengthening tropical 
cyclone. Given the current uncertainty associated with the forecast 
track... exactly where the heaviest rainfall sets up will require 
constant monitoring. Despite this... it is realized that our region 
will be on the very wet east side of the storm system. Therefore... 
our region is in for potentially extremely heavy rainfall. It must 
be emphasized that 5 to 10 inches of rain could fall just in the 
Saturday evening to early Monday time frame. 

This type of rainfall will likely bring about isolated flash
flooding by Saturday night... if not earlier. This could expand into 
areal flooding... eventually evolving upscale to local coastal river 
flooding by late weekend through early next week... mainly affecting 
the rivers of southeast Mississippi... coastal Alabama and the western
Florida Panhandle. A Flash Flood Watch will likely be issued by early
Friday for the period from mid-weekend through Monday.

Please stay tuned to local media outlets... NOAA Weather Radio... and
your local NWS web Page (see http://www.Srh.NOAA.Gov/mob) for later
updates... graphical forecasts and fast breaking watch or warning
information. This is a potential very serious situation and now is 
the time to begin preparations.






238 PM CDT Thu Sep 1 2011

... Potential extreme heavy rainfall to materialize for this Labor Day weekend
   along the north central Gulf Coast... 

As a low pressure system gradually evolves in the Gulf of Mexico over
the next few days... the north central Gulf Coast region is under a
threat for extremely very heavy rainfall... with the most intense period
expected to be from Saturday evening through midday Monday. It is not out
the question for some areas over coastal Alabama and northwest
Florida to receive as much as 10 to 15 inches of rain... with locally
higher isolated amounts were rainbands become established. A break
down is given below.

Along the coastal counties of Alabama and northwestern Florida... showers
and thunderstorms will begin tomorrow morning and gradually increase
in coverage and intensity during the day. By sunset tomorrow... two to four
inches of rain could fall locally... .mainly west of Pensacola and
very close to the coast.

Looking into the Friday night through Saturday evening time
frame... rain will continue. An additional one to three inches of
rain could fall... bring totals up to a forecast of four to six inches
from Pensacola west to Mobile... and mainly south of I-10.

Finally... the situation could be further exacerbated Saturday night through
early Monday as relative heavier rainfall becomes established on the
east side of a Gulf surface low that is expected to develop. Given
the current uncertainty associated with the developing surface
low... exactly where the heaviest rainfall sets up will require
constant monitoring. Despite this... it is realized that our region
will most likely be on the east side of the storm system. With
this... we could either become situated under a detached heavy
rainband if the surface low moves further west... or within heavy
rainbands if the system moves closer. Either way... our region is in
for potentially extremely heavy rainfall. It must be emphasized that
5 to 10 inches of rain could fall just in the Saturday evening to
early Monday time frame alone.

This type of rainfall will likely bring about isolated flash
flooding by Saturday night... if not earlier. This could expand into
areal flooding eventually evolving upscale to local coastal river
flooding by late weekend through early next week... mainly affected
the rivers of southeast Mississippi... coastal Alabama and the western
Florida Panhandle. A Flash Flood Watch will likely be issued by early
Friday for the period from mid-weekend through Monday.

Please stay tuned to local media outlets... NOAA Weather Radio... and
your local NWS web Page (see http://www.Srh.NOAA.Gov/mob) for later
updates... graphical forecasts and fast breaking watch or warning
information. This is a potential very serious situation and now is
the time to begin preparations.

Jmm 23 / ds 12


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