I’ll be updating for as long as Reliant Energy, Comcast, and the elements allow.
18:50 OK, then. Yeah, it rained some. Yeah, there’s some leaves on the ground, so we evidently had some wind while I napped this afternoon. Yeah, some neighborhoods lost power. Mostly, though, this was a practice exercise, a drill for emergency procedures. Good. Everybody has fresh batteries, fresh bottled water, well-stocked pantries. We’re ready if/when a real storm or other disaster hits.
Nothing, however, nothing to justify the intense news coverage.
10:45 Hm, the second band, now approaching, seems wider and heavier than the first, and is getting heavier.
10:37 Edouard continues to non-eventuate. There’s two main rainbands; I’m currently in the quiet zone between them. The first one was moderately heavy, light gusting winds.
I had to go out as the first one went over to, yes, clean my gutters. I have to have gutters to keep the water away from the house, particularly the back patio, but they clog repeatedly through the season. Yes, I should have cleaned them yesterday.
A year or two after mine went up, leaf-shedding covers became popular. My sister and parents have them; they seem to work. I’m looking at a retro-fit, because I’m tired of looking out my kitchen window and seeing a waterfall, and having to go out in the rain to clean them. It doesn’t help that I always forget that if I just wait half an hour, the rain will let up, as just happened.
09:00 Non-event so far. Light rain, no significant wind, no lightning. Current radar is yellow over my area, and the red bands fade out as they approach.
Here’s my favorite radar, which presents a synopsis of the storm’s history.
07:05 Eduoard makes landfall, per KHOU. We’re on the “dirty side”, which, oddly, is the west side.
06:45 I woke up at about 6:30. It has just started raining; the ground is just getting wet, and water hasn’t started coming out of the house gutters yet. It’s calm and muggy.