Barry came ashore in St. Petersburg, FL around 11am (3 hours earlier than expected) with 5 inches or so of rain. Some minor wind gusts. TV said we may have made up 1/2 of annual rainfall deficit TODAY alone!
My 2nd Anniversary of this blog and 3rd year of documenting life in Florida during Hurricane season.
So lots of hype about this season coupled with alleged complacency among us since last year was a dud.
Appropriate that as I post this, Tropical Storm Barry is 350 miles southwest of us. Should just be a rain event over most of the state, which I welcome after 24 days of no measurable rain in the Tampa Bay area and a major landscaping job starting next week at my house.
We are now under a Tropical Storm warning all along the west coast of Florida with expected "landfall" Saturday morning just north of Tampa.
We'll keep you updated sporadically this season when the Tampa Bay area is in play.