Stormy Weather

Here’s the current expected trajectory for Hurricane Irene. If all goes as this map suggests, the Category 3 hurricane will be hitting around Fayetteville, NC Sunday at 2 a.m., about 135 miles (217 km) from Charlotte, NC, where one sister and niece live, and where my wife and daughter will be visiting, starting on Thursday.

Meanwhile, there was that 5.8 earthquake yesterday about 2 pm. EDT near Louisa, Virginia, less than 100 miles from Washington, DC. And I sure felt it in my office in Albany, NY. I was sitting at my desk and I thought I was having leg tremors, or something terribly physiologically wrong with me, until I saw a cubicle neighbor’s picture swaying.

Last week, a 3.6 earthquake in Maryland hit, which was the largest recorded within 50 kilometers (31 miles) of Washington since a database was created in 1974.

Oddly, there was also an earthquake 28 km (17 miles) W of Albany yesterday morning. It was a 2.2, and I’m not sure that I felt that one.
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I Feel The Earth Move-Carole King
Like A Hurricane-Neil Young
Good Night, Irene-Leadbelly

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2 thoughts on “Stormy Weather

  1. Be safe, Roger. I’m still wary that the extensive hydrofracturing in PA, which involves creating small earthquakes to release natural gas (and also tends to spew methane into groundwater, fouling wells for miles around) may be linked. There were similar quakes in Canada and Vermont…

    Hope all is well. Now, as promised, a bummer-free pair of poems from me. No navel-gazing today! Amy
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/twofer-haiku-heaven-sent/

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