Friday, August 26, 2005

Katrina has an identity crisis!

Last night around 6:30, Hurricane Katrina made landfall just south of Fort Lauderdale. Experts downgraded her to a Tropical Storm and predicted she would exit due east via Fort Myers within 24 hours. Katrina decided to head South and crossed over the most narrow portion of our peninsula in only 8 hours! By morning there were four dead and a family of 5 missing at sea. Seems some people didn't take Katrina seriously and were killed by falling trees.

This morning Katrina was upgraded to hurricane status again fueled by the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In just the last few hours her wind speed has increased from 75 to 100 mph and is upgraded from a Category 1 to a Category 2 hurricane. Meteorologists suggest she could increase to Category 3 or Category 4 this weekend.

Flooding has been problematic with some areas like Key Biscayne receiving 15-20 inches of rain overnight. One can feel the presence of Katrina approaching, she must be increasing in size. Here in the Tampa Bay area winds have been gusting and the rains have begun. Currently the storm is about 60 miles WNW of Key West and has been moving westerly. If she turns North before getting further out in the Gulf, that would spell trouble for the Bay area (storm surge, wind damage, tornados). We're not out of the woods yet!

We need to list some Soggy Saturday & Sunday Smooth Storm Songs!


moon said...

Quick...Lemme write these down before I forget them...I have CRS, ya know

Quiet Storm/Smokey Robinson
Rainy Night in Georgia/Brook Benton
Storm Warning/Jay and the Techniques
Stormy Monday/Allman Brothers
The Hurricane/Bob Dylan
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald /Gordon Lightfoot
Lightning's Striking Again/Lou Christie
Shelter from the Storm/Bob Dylan
Walkin in the Rain with the One I Love/Love Unlimited
The Rains Came/Sir Douglas Quintet

Skipping Heart said...

Lightning In The Sky - Santana
About to Rain - Neil Diamond
Baby can you stop the rain - Luther Vandross
Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin
Mistress of storms (instrumental) -Bruce Cockburn
Bad Weather - The Supremes
Like A Hurricane - Neil Young
After the rain has fallen - Sting

skipping heart said...

I just remembered two very funny songs:-
Blame it on the rain - milli vinilli (i'm actually lip-syncing 'their' song right now)
It's raining men - The Weather Girls

skipping heart said...

one more..this one is for Mr Goose

Ridin' The Storm Out - Reo Speedwagon

moon said...

Good song list! I think it's time for me to head to Anna Maria Island, now that the storm has moved west. Have a wonderful weekend!

moon said...

Just a few more before I go...

Buckets of Rain/Bob Dylan
Riders on the Storm/The Doors
I Can't Stand the Rain/Eruption
Calm Before the Storm/Fall Out Boy
Can You Stop the Rain?/Peabo Bryson
Here Comes the Rain Again/Eurhythmics
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall/Bob Dylan
Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head/BJ Thomas

skipping heart said...

wow!!! You know your music Mr Moon! impressive.