Rockfish Depot, VA BLOG!

Oh Come On!

By: nobyter, 7:09 PM GMT on August 23, 2011

First there was a drought, then a flood, then a quake, and soon we may have a 'cane? I think I'm going to start praying more... What's next, locusts?

We just experience our first "strong" earthquake here in Virginia. It was like a big heavy truck was driving over the school. At first I heard the roar, then I felt the up and down motion, then it subsided. Just a 5.8, but the most I've felt in the last 30 years. Strongest in over 100 years in VA.

Don't think I could live in a place that had them every day. It's only fair that California gets a hurricane now...

I just hung a wide screen TV on a wall at school and didn't lock it down yet because I need a shorter bolt. No problem 'cause its NOT LIKE WE HAVE EARTHQUAKES HERE! I'm off to the hardware store to get that bolt before school opens tomorrow!

Updated: 12:04 AM GMT on August 24, 2011

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Drought to Flood!

By: nobyter, 1:53 PM GMT on August 15, 2011

Okay, on Saturday, August 13th, I was walking on the river (not getting wet)hunting unusual rocks. I was yelling at the dog to stay out of stagnate pools of water that didn't look healthy. I've seen the river worse in 10 years, but it was starting to worry me. I wish I took before pictures... Then we got over 2 inches of rain and they got a lot more up river over Saturday night and this is what I saw when I went out with the dog...

The first picture is the second round on Sunday night that produced another inch, but thankfully, up river they didn't get much rain.

The second picture is the picnic area next to the Rockfish River. It WAS a 10 foot journey down the bank to the river...

Updated: 1:59 PM GMT on August 15, 2011

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I smell smoke!

By: nobyter, 3:25 PM GMT on August 13, 2011

I wish I had taken pictures Friday at 7 pm... Yesterday, I smelled smoke that was like an electrical fire. When I went outside, I could see smoke hovering in the hollow from the south west. I also thought that it smelled like a swamp fire. Turns out that I was smelling both! The Great Dismal Swamp has a fire in Va. Locally, they said a house to the south west was also burning on a controlled burn. I'm kind of surprised that they didn't have a air quality warning out. It is a little better today as the electrical fire smell is gone.

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Quick, but needed rain!

By: nobyter, 10:37 PM GMT on August 07, 2011

Wow, try to get some mowing done and you’re caught in a storm. I thought I checked the satellite before the dog and I went out this afternoon… Luckily, there wasn’t any hail with it. I started feeling big wet raindrops and flipped the Craftsman riding mower into high gear and aimed for the shed. It only accumulated .35 inches in around 10 minutes, but I was out there for the first five!

There weren’t any electrical displays, but I heard far off rumbling. Leaves were blowing at first and trees were bending at the recorded gusts up to 13 mph (I think that was horizontal speed, not downdraft speed). I wasn’t used to this storm as it came from the northwest. Very little comes from the northwest in our valley.

One of the pictures is the tail end of the quick thunderstorm. I’m not sure if this is the after fog and/or the very tail end of the rain going away from the camera.The other picture is after the fog/rain cleared.

Thunderstorm

Updated: 10:43 PM GMT on August 07, 2011

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About nobyter

Single male, God, Dog, and Female loving, Garlic Farming, Geocaching, Prepping, River Kayaking, Energy Saving, Weather Watching, and Brother of 8!

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Rockfish Depot, Va
Rockfish, VA
Elevation: 482 ft
Temperature: 68.5 °F
Dew Point: 65.8 °F
Humidity: 83%
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 2.0 mph
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