Looks like the storm formally known as Hurricane Ida is coming for a visit. And like the annoying in-law whose visits you dread, it looks like she’s gonna stay awhile.
And that’s a problem.
Typically hurricanes are fast moving events. They ramp up and blow out in 24 hours or so.
This storm is supposed to be with us for almost FOUR DAYS. By tomorrow winds are forecast to be 35-45 knots with gusts to 55 and seas are supposed to be 13-16 feet. And stay that way, for DAYS.
Tonight when I walked Cutter and Tug it was raining horizontal and the wind was 25-35 with gusts to 40. You can lean into 40 knots and almost have it hold you up. Everything was swinging and swaying wildly, dancing in the wind and wet sand was already blowing and drifting across the beach road. The wind makes a weirdly eerie moaning sound blowing through the power lines that’s all but drowned out by the roar of the ocean.
It’s wildly beautiful, in its own way, but honestly? four days of this shit is going to rub raw and while I know living at the beach isn’t ALL bikini’s and beers, it’s like, c’mon, enough, already.