First of all, we were truly touched by everyone's concern over what Fay might bring to our area and further north. It's always a very iffy proposition when these storms form in the Atlantic or the Gulf and, because of past history with seemingly gentle storms turning nasty, everyone here acts on the side of caution. Fay caused flooding and loss of life when she touched the islands -- so that led all the weather folks to be doubly concerned.
Currently, demonstrating more proof of her unpredictable personality, Fay is traveling diagonally to the northeast across Florida but then, once she gets to Jacksonville, she may turn westward and travel back across I-10 (which goes all the way from Florida to California). How whacky is that?
So if the truth be told -- which we tried to do last night in our first amateur weatherdog report -- the winds and rains turned out to be not much different from an intense summer storm. And we here, at least 15 miles in from the coast, had not one single thunder boomer. JH, especially, was very happy about that.
We did get wet when Dogdad took us out last night and this morning, 'cause it was still raining. But we got the WET DOG TURKISH TOWEL TREATMENT that Mom has perfected over the years when we came back in. Gussie was concerned that we might get moldy paws -- but not a chance with the way that woman attacks our extremities. We might get a photo next time -- it's dramatic.
So that's all for now from what an old friend, Ms. Gimlet Rose, has called WDOG.
Sadly, however, there's more stuff out there in the Atlantic, so I may be called into action again.
Your amateur weatherdog, Jake of Florida, signing off for now.