Carolinas in May

By: carolinagal , 3:39 PM GMT on June 30, 2014

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Carolinas in May - Updating the title. It seems a little chilly for May, but I'm sure I'll soon wish I hadn't said that. I think the coolness is the result of clouds, which we've seen a lot of lately.
It will soon be time to start watching the waters along the Carolina shore. Hopefully another quiet season.

Carolinas in February -
I've been checking forecasts a LOT lately, but not the blogs. I decided that I should at least replace the title here, removing the word "summer." It certainly does not feel like summer today. Although most of the weekend was a wonderful hint of spring.

previous blog - Carolinas in summer
Testing, 1...2...3...

I figured I should update the blog and move past the ice storm from February.

I'd love a nice quiet, sunny beach day for my July 4th plans.... Too much traffic for it to be quiet and I am wondering if Arthur will do away with the sunny.
I'm not complaining - I love beach days - traffic, storms, and all!


Here are some beach webcams. All is pretty quiet right now. (You may need to move your mouse to the top "Cam & Surf Report" and then you have to wait through a commercial - those are the local waves.)


Folly Beach webcam

Myrtle Beach webcam

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50. carolinagal
8:14 PM GMT on May 01, 2015
Thank you sandi, for the greeting. Yes, you did see correctly - my blog title now says May!

Thanks also to Sky, bug, WeatherWise - for checking in to my lonely blog. Hope to do some blog visiting soon.
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49. sandiquiz
9:24 AM GMT on May 01, 2015
l here we are in May ..... :) lol


Hope MAY is a good month for you :)
White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits and a very happy month.
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48. sandiquiz
11:55 AM GMT on April 19, 2015
How are the Carolinas in April... almost May? :) lol

Hope you are well.
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47. sandiquiz
1:54 PM GMT on April 10, 2015
Well the last time I came here was St Pat's day - almost four weeks since!

Hope you had a good Easter....was S home for a while?
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46. Skyepony (Mod)
12:27 PM GMT on March 17, 2015
Happy St Patrick's Day..
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45. sandiquiz
11:05 AM GMT on March 17, 2015


Wishing all the luck of the Irish today :)
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44. palmettobug53
4:33 PM GMT on March 07, 2015
Hi, Caro!

Do you think we've seen the last of Old Man Winter? I sure hope so. I need to bask in some sunshine and warmth.

We had a light freeze last night but the sun is out, the temp is rising. I'm getting over The Crud and starting to feel like a human bean again.

I missed work most of the week. Called in sick Monday, went in Tuesday and got sent to the employee clinic. The PAC there sent me home and said not to come back until Friday. I didn't test positive for the flu but she said it probably was. Just not a strain the rapid test tests for. It sure as heck didn't feel like a normal cold. I ran a fever for days and that's not usual for me with a plain old cold, esp one with no respiratory or sinus infection.

I wasn't the only one. We've been dropping like flies in the office for over a week. So much for us getting our flu shots this year. I hope they do a better job at predicting the prevalent strains next year.
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43. WeatherWise
4:07 PM GMT on March 07, 2015
Good Morning, Carolinagal. Have seen you out in the blogs and thought I would come over for a visit. I like your links to the webcams at Folly Beach and Myrtle Beach. I usually find them on WITN TV's website when I get an urge to check out what's going on at the beach. It has been a COLD few months in Virginia. Take care. Shirley
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42. sandiquiz
2:13 PM GMT on March 01, 2015
It's March! And warmer weather should be coming soon... right?


Wishing you all a very Happy Month:)
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41. carolinagal
4:03 AM GMT on February 25, 2015
Hello, sandi. I don't think it was too bad for my daughter, but I'm not so sure about the next storm. Some of the forecasts give them at least several inches for Thursday morning. I don't think my area will get anything from that storm.
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40. sandiquiz
3:20 PM GMT on February 24, 2015
I thought I left a comment last night..must have been tired and forgot to click "post"...
Glad It wasn't too bad, so far!
Poor R, hope she didn;t find it too difficult!:)
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39. carolinagal
3:06 PM GMT on February 24, 2015
Hello, FullMoonRage. Thanks for sharing your memory.

We've had some light drizzle this morning at 30 degrees. It's too light to stick on the trees, and the roads are warmer. The bridges might be a concern if it stays freezing temps. Otherwise, it's just a dreary cloudy day and I'm inside.

My daughter in college at upstate SC woke up to a light snow cover everywhere. Driving to classes this morning was somewhat of a "shock" to her. I explained that not every place shuts down with a little snow, like we do here in Georgetown.
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38. FullMoonRage
6:06 AM GMT on February 24, 2015
Quoting 35. carolinagal:

We do have a winter weather advisory from 7 am to 5 PM tomorrow. All the forecasts are very uncertain about what kind of wintry stuff we might get. One of the TV weathermen commented that this is the kind of storm that we'd be totally surprised by 20 years ago. I do remember those days (although rare) that we woke up to some surprised snow (South Carolina style) on the ground.

We'll see what tomorrow brings our way.

Well just flash me back to those good ole days growing up along Winyah Bay why don't ya lol. I remember that 6 inches of snow that surprised us all one march morning in 1987....Charlie Hall couldn't look anyone in the eye for weeks after I betcha 😁
37. carolinagal
4:04 AM GMT on February 24, 2015
hello, aqua!
Good to see you visit my blog. It's been a while, but I don't think I knew you had SC connection. Or had I forgotten?
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36. aquak9
4:00 AM GMT on February 24, 2015
hello to you-
My genes are from Carolina too
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35. carolinagal
3:57 AM GMT on February 24, 2015
We do have a winter weather advisory from 7 am to 5 PM tomorrow. All the forecasts are very uncertain about what kind of wintry stuff we might get. One of the TV weathermen commented that this is the kind of storm that we'd be totally surprised by 20 years ago. I do remember those days (although rare) that we woke up to some surprised snow (South Carolina style) on the ground.

We'll see what tomorrow brings our way.
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34. carolinagal
8:46 PM GMT on February 23, 2015
Hoping to get back to the blog later... for now, I'm heading to the grocery store!

No advisories here, but counties all around me have advisories. Looking at my forecast, we will have some kind of frozen stuff here too.
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33. carolinagal
3:20 AM GMT on February 02, 2015
Thanks, sandi. Happy, healthy, and safe = good things.. Wishing the same for you.
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32. sandiquiz
9:13 AM GMT on February 01, 2015
Wishing you a very happy, healthy and safe month of February :)


Got your mail, will reply later :)
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31. sandiquiz
10:34 AM GMT on January 14, 2015
Halfway through January..... hope all is going well for you!
The wanderer puts in a daily appearance:) lol
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30. sandiquiz
5:10 PM GMT on January 02, 2015
LOL - We will hold you to that resolution - those of us NOT on FB, miss you :)
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29. carolinagal
1:51 AM GMT on January 02, 2015
It has been ages (months) since I've checked in. What a blessing to see these greetings. Thank you all so much. IF I were into making new year resolutions, I think the first one should be to keep up with my WU friends.
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28. GardenGrrl
3:41 PM GMT on December 25, 2014
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27. palmettobug53
3:38 PM GMT on December 25, 2014
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.
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26. Skyepony (Mod)
2:51 PM GMT on December 24, 2014
Merry Christmas!!
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25. sandiquiz
12:04 PM GMT on December 24, 2014


Hi Caro - I wish you and your family a safe, and peaceful, Christmas :)
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24. hurigo
7:54 PM GMT on November 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving Carolina Fina,
I hope you are having a wonderful time on this special holiday and that the children and family are all around you joyfully celebrating this time devoted to thankfulness.
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23. palmettobug53
2:48 PM GMT on November 27, 2014
Thanksgiving

The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway~
Thanksgiving comes again!
~Old Rhyme

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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22. sandiquiz
3:02 PM GMT on November 26, 2014
HI Caro - Hope you don't get that weather due to come your way, so it puts a damper on your festivities.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. {{{hugs}}}

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21. PeaceRiverBP
9:25 PM GMT on October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween!

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20. Skyepony (Mod)
7:49 PM GMT on October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween!
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19. sandiquiz
5:13 PM GMT on October 31, 2014
Hitting you with two greetings at once!

Week 18 - 2014

Happy Hallowe'en to you :-)

And a Very Happy November - White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits:)
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18. sandiquiz
2:10 PM GMT on September 02, 2014
Well, here we are again, another month!

I missed the first, but let me wish you a very happy White Rabbis and a happy, healthy and safe month, belatedly:)
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17. carolinagal
11:15 AM GMT on August 06, 2014
Thanks for the greetings, sandi, GG, and wab. White rabbits to you all. I'm only a week late.
Super busy here having the last blast of "summer" until the daughter goes back to college. I think I"ll get her packed up and then extend my summer into September, after she is gone - it will be plenty hot enough.

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16. whitewabit (Mod)
3:28 PM GMT on August 01, 2014
Three White Wabits for the month of August .. hope you find comfort in the shade in this hot month of August !!




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15. GardenGrrl
3:02 PM GMT on August 01, 2014

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14. sandiquiz
9:24 AM GMT on August 01, 2014
White Rabbit, White Rabbit, White Rabbit
Wishing you a very happy month of August :)



Hope all is well in your corner of the world:)
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13. sandiquiz
4:26 PM GMT on July 08, 2014
Heavens, our poor college students do not complete their term until this weekend, usually two weeks before the schools finish. They do not go back until the end of September, so they do get 10 weeks to study or what most do... earn some money doing a part time job!

Glad Arthur came and went and left yo unscathed:)
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12. carolinagal
3:39 AM GMT on July 08, 2014
Oh my dear! I thought the radar would continue with the current radar - like the maps on your page do. That's one more thing for me to add to my "figure out why this is so" list.

I had hoped Arthur wouldn't have been quite so scary. I am sure glad we are on this side of the storm now.
And, that's what "sisters" are for.
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11. hurigo
9:36 PM GMT on July 07, 2014
Oh my dear Carolina Sister,
I about had a conniption fit when I saw that radar in your header. I yelled out to hubby--oh no, it's happening again!
It took me awhile to figure out that is an old pre-Arthur's fast journey image.

Hot here, but a nice breeze.

Thank you very much for helping me through the storm.
It meant a lot to me, still does.
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10. carolinagal
9:42 PM GMT on July 06, 2014
Hello sandi and bug! By Friday morning, our weather was just about perfect for celebration. The water was pretty rough, but I don't spend much time in the water itself so I was happy to stay in the shallow waves when I needed to cool off, or wash the sand off (or attempt such anyway.) It seems EVERYone else had the same plans. The last part of the trip, usually a 10 - 15 min. drive, was well over an hour in the traffic. Most years we make the visit overnight and travel the day before, but the storm (among other things) put us in the traffic. That was okay - didn't have anyting else to be doing. :-) And it was worth it to enjoy the beach and time with extended family.

and Sandi - My college daughter has been home for almost two months. Hard to believe she'll soon be starting year two.

Now, Thursday was a different story - thankfully not any damage, but quite windy and rain squalls. I walked on our local beach during Arthur's approach... The light rain was pretty stinging so I didn't get far. The waves weren't like the ones seen on the news in other areas, but the ocean was certainly churning much more than usual. The heavier rain squalls came later, but by the afternoon the clouds and rain had cleared out.
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9. palmettobug53
3:00 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
Looks like the surf is still up on Folly at the Washout. I see about 5 guys on the beach with their boards. They've been very happy the last few days!
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8. palmettobug53
2:58 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
Hi, Caro.

Been meaning to stop by and see how Arthur treated you and if you had a nice Fourth.

The weather cleared out nicely here by Thursday afternoon. Yesterday was very warm but not too bad if you stayed under shade, which I did.

While the local forecast isn't calling for rain today, the sky sure looks like we might get a shower or two. I'm trying to get a couple of loads of whites and pants on the line, dried and back inside.
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7. sandiquiz
1:05 PM GMT on July 05, 2014
Hi Caro, I hope you had a great 4th July, although the weather wasn't what you might call, celebratory!

Did R come home for the weekend, or has she finished for the summer? I forget your colleges complete their terms(semesters) much earlier than we do:)

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6. carolinagal
10:40 PM GMT on July 02, 2014
Checking the webcam for Folly Beach (link above) and I see that the local TV news truck is parked there.
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5. carolinagal
11:43 AM GMT on July 02, 2014
(Sorry for all the bumps of my blog... It took a few trials to get these links to work.)

I added these webcam links into the entry. All is pretty quiet for now. I expect Arthur will stay away from our shore and cruise on by Thursday - although we are currently in Tropical Storm Watch.

It takes a few seconds for the webcam to load.. You may need to move your mouse to the top "Cam & Surf Report" and then you get a few seconds of commercial. Those are not the local waves :-)

Folly Beach webcam This is pretty much the view that I grew up seeing from our front porch.

Myrtle Beach webcam
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4. carolinagal
2:18 PM GMT on July 01, 2014
Hello & white rabbits!
Thanks for the greetings, GG, sandi, and huri.

Sunshine here today.... this morning. I should have planned this as a beach day.


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3. GardenGrrl
9:54 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
Generic but heartfelt "White Rabbits, White Rabbits, White Rabbits!"
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2. sandiquiz
6:57 AM GMT on July 01, 2014


Hi Caro, Wishing you a very happy, and safe, Month of July, with plenty of beach sunshine!! :)
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1. hurigo
12:56 AM GMT on July 01, 2014
Hi Fina!
Nice, quiet, sunny beach day sounds good to me too!
I visited my beloved Atlantic Sunday and she was so pretty, rough, but perfect temperature for the toes, and ankles. I wasn't dressed appropriately for a dip, and that was probably a good thing, because the waves were very rough. Let's hope that if Arthur is born, he makes more pretty waves and not much trouble for anyone.
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