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We've had 2-3 days so far of effects from Tropical Storm Fay--windy, cloudy, and occasionally very light rain. But given our continuing drought, I could (cautiously) wish that we'd had a little more--if only Fay had tracked to sweep more rain bands across Atlanta, and the watershed north of Atlanta.

And while I don't really want severe flooding, the thought of a storm perching over the upper Chattahoochee River basin and dumping 20 inches of rain has some real attractions...

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shrewreader
Aug. 24th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
WORD.

I feel somewhat robbed. I mean, they -promised- us 2 days of solid rain!! And then the gulf -- which doesn't need it -- -STOLE- our tropical depression!

*WHINE!!*
majkia
Aug. 24th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
same here. we was robbed! I don't think we got more than a quarter of an inch of much needed rain.

Majkia, on the Emerald Coast.
joyeuse13
Aug. 24th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
I'd just as soon not have a hurricane at Dragoncon, though!
nlbarber
Aug. 24th, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)
True--while there are all the pedestrian connectors, moving DragonCon's masses of fen through them isn't really feasible. And I guess not everything's connected anyway...

Have a great time. I'll be at the Decatur Book Festival off and on over the weekend, as I think I've decided it's not worth trying to duck into DragonCon for a panel or signing or two. And that's about my tolerance level for DragonCon's level of crowds.
joyeuse13
Aug. 24th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
Yeah, too expensive for just one or two events. But too bad you;ll miss the Bujold panel!
ann_mcn
Aug. 24th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
For two or three days, the 5 day forecast showed the center coming straight up through Atlanta and onto the north Georgia watershed, but then they all sagged to a westward track. It isn't just a matter of water running into Lake Lanier, but of soaking the ground, and raising the water table so that Lanier can fill up.
nlbarber
Aug. 25th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC)
Well (putting on my hydrologist hat), water running into Lanier would be pretty effective. Not that raising the water table back to 'normal' and thus increasing base flow isn't a good thing, but we need significant inflow from major rains. I suspect the clay base of Lanier is sufficient to retain water from storm inflow and not lose major amounts to the surrounding ground-water system.

Oh look, it's raining again! Three cheers for Fay!
ann_mcn
Aug. 25th, 2008 11:02 am (UTC)
Ooh, thank you. I'd much rather have facts to think with, and that corrects my assumption.

This morning, I had a lovely rain for a good while.
coalboy
Aug. 25th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
oh, yeah. We need it too up here.
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