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Monday, August 29, 2011


The big news this weekend here was Hurricane Irene.  It tracked up the East Coast of the US, hitting first on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, then glanced out to sea before coming ashore again over New Jersey..  There was pretty severe flooding downstate.

Lots of rain up here; hopefully the photo shows it OK.  We have localised flooding - low lying underpasses and that sort of thing are impassable.  The wind was strongest on the back side; some trees uprooted and power lines taken down.  There is a flood warning for the Mohawk River down at the Stockade; people are talking about levels not seen since 1912, which would be some 20 feet above the normal level.  I'm hoping those estimates are incorrect.  Will let you know tomorrow.

F Number5.6
Lens ID-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/100
Exposure ProgramManual
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


  1. This kind of weather always makes us hold our breath. Really hope the flooding doesn't happen.

  2. I hope rain is the worst you have to deal with, and the 20' flood doesn't happen!

  3. My dad sent me a photo from Jumpin Jacks after Irene and the flood, oh my! I'll post it Tues night or Wed morning if you want to see it. I imagine you've seen it from the paper if not in person by now. We were just there a week ago!

  4. It is amazing how fair warning went out into a major metropolitan area in a timely fashion making the numbers of lives and injuries a minimum. Had Irene hit NYC the way it was predicted there would have been major negative long lasting economical effects on the city.


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