Katrina was no doubt THE most devastating weather event to occur along the gulf coast in recent times. But because of it, I discovered many of you on the old WWL site and for that I'm eternally grateful.
I posted something along these lines in the shoutbox a few weeks ago, but it bears repeating:
I've since spent the past 9 years tracking tropical systems (and a few ice/snow events) with you folks. I am so eternally grateful to your patience in answering my dumb questions, your humor when our eyeballs are shot from watching every little wobble, and your expertise when you point out trends in models before they are officially acknowledged by authorities.
Because of you, I had rooms booked well in advance every time my parish called for an evacuation (because St. Charles evacuates early and often ;)), including before Katrina. My family always asks me about storms, even my husband will ask me, "What are your weather guys saying on the forum?"
Anyway, I just had to say a heartfelt thank you and a reminder to folks that if you haven't yet donated to GulfCoastWx.com, DO IT to keep this board up and running.
I am eternally gratefull for the members of the old WWL Forum! Because of the forum and the good information, we evacuated that Sat afternoon, avoiding all the traffic. I had with me- 2 of my grown children, a daughter In law, 3 granddaughters and our dog! I joined this board when it was first formed and have told many others about it. I thank all of you for the good information over the years.. this is the first place (and many times the only place) I turn to when there is a storm around! I have donated to this board and will continue to support it. Thanks to all of you for all that you do to keep us informed and safe! (Hope to see everyone at a picnic soon!)
SKYSUMMIT: I'm thinking this hurricane season will keep us a little busy. Nothing scientific, but just the idea that it really hasn't been hyped that much.
May 23, 2017 21:01:18 GMT -6
coffeecups: Guess I better take the sandbags!
May 23, 2017 14:31:18 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Sandbags and squirt cheese
May 22, 2017 20:46:04 GMT -6
coffeecups: Only a week and a half until tropical season!
May 20, 2017 11:12:02 GMT -6
coffeecups: I remember when the temps for May got into the 90's.
May 19, 2017 21:39:50 GMT -6
coffeecups: For the month of May, this weather has been more like April (except for the rain).
May 19, 2017 21:38:52 GMT -6
PinkFreud: No offense to whomever keeps changing the look of this forum, but this white theme is driving me crazy. What happened to the nice blues and grays?
May 17, 2017 23:51:41 GMT -6
coffeecups: That 'some rain on Friday' became a tornado about 3 miles away (as the crow flies). What a surprise! Glad I didn't have any flooding!
May 14, 2017 10:47:58 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Yea, other than maybe some rain on Friday, we may be in a dry stretch.
May 6, 2017 10:08:16 GMT -6
coffeecups: Thanks Sky, looks like good weather for me.
May 5, 2017 21:03:01 GMT -6
coffeecups: I AM very fortunate that I didn't flood last night.
May 4, 2017 12:37:02 GMT -6
coffeecups: Mother Mary took care of my property again. Even the cat's food and water were by the door instead of floating to the drain. AMAZING!
May 4, 2017 12:35:23 GMT -6
coffeecups: Good to hear from you Sky. Is anyone else here??????
May 1, 2017 21:22:36 GMT -6
SKYSUMMIT: Actually Coffee..I haven't been around that much either. At least not nearly as much as I used to. Work has been extremely busy! It's a busy busy time in real estate
Apr 30, 2017 21:06:22 GMT -6
coffeecups: Anyone here besides me and Sky?
Apr 27, 2017 8:34:33 GMT -6
coffeecups: I'm still lurking at the coming weather!
Apr 17, 2017 16:44:08 GMT -6
coffeecups: WOW! My patio was dry when I got home.
Apr 16, 2017 18:22:16 GMT -6
coffeecups: Came home to Harvey from Slidell. Had a little rain here and there. There was no rain in Slidell when I left at 3:30pm. While in NO EAST, I saw where it looked like it was storming around Covington going towards Slidell. Wet but no rain when I got home
Apr 16, 2017 18:21:07 GMT -6
coffeecups: I will eat some strawberries on my cruise in early May---just a few of course, as long as I stay away from my better half.
Apr 13, 2017 20:39:35 GMT -6