Ike Hype or the Real Deal?

 

Now that Ike has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm and will weaken to just a heavy rain maker by the morning – now that the battle weary reporters have all but left – now that storm chaser video is all over the tube and web http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8twv5b3_t4  – now that you’ve had the opportunity to digest what happened: I’m wondering if you think Ike was as bad as expected.

Here is a wonderful page from the weatherunderground to help you decide: http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html

Personally, I believe this storm lived up to the hype and then some.  All you have to do is imagine spending Friday night on Galveston Island (not that you or any sane person would) as a relentless, pounding wind rages to 100 mph for a seemingly endless three hours.  Then have the calm of the eastern eye-wall move overhead before the winds rage again as the southern eye-wall bears down.  All of this with no electricity, pounding rains and rising storm surge waters.  I think I’ll stick to shoveling snow once a week.

Lance

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