One of the first things I do in the morning is to check the latest discussions. However this morning I checked the status of hurricane Teddy. It has been heading this way for several days and we watched its build to a cat 4 and back to a cat 1.
It won't hit us directly as the eye will pass to our east. However we are expecting strong winds and several inches of rain.
We did the usual prep work and as we are selling our place , hopefully, I got rid of some scrap steel and had a quick burn of some brush.
I can see the clouds building and ithere is no wind at all. Calm before the storm. Cold here this morning, about 40f which I was surprised at as a hurricane is a heat engine and normally brings warm humid conditions. The high pressure area we have had has split into two and Teddy is charging between them.
I realize this would be a non event for many folks in the Gulf states but to us it is something to be aware of. So we wait and see what happens.