The most asked question lately is 'Oh, well I guess you'll be impacted by Ike, correct?'
Well it looks like it. Because I'm in Dallas (north Dallas actually) we won't get much but rain and wind. We actually completely missed Gustav. All Dallas got was some wind (we didn't even get rain!). Michigan got more rain from Gustav than we did!
This is what our local paper says for our local weather:
After making landfall, Hurricane Ike is expected to swing north and pass through the Dallas-Fort Worth area this weekend:
4 to 6 inches of rain, strong winds (gusts of up to 50 mph are possible). Temperatures Saturday are expected to be in the mid-80s, with chances of rain increasing during the day and lasting through Sunday afternoon.
The biggest impact to North Texas could be flooding and an increased tornado threat, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Shoemaker.
So there you have it. We really badly need the rain here. We actually got rain today and it was much much needed, so if IKE brings rain, the grass and trees will turn green in joy!
If anything funky happens, you can bet that I'll be taking photos or video! I'm cool like that! :)