Aug 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene - 12:40 AM update

Irene continues to batter the marina with fairly heavy rain and strong winds (sustained 36 MPH and gusts upwards of 45 MPH). Despite knocking us around in our slips, our boats seem to be handling the weather rather well. The latest reports seem to indicate that we will be experiencing similar conditions for another few hours.

The Capital Weather Gang blog reports that today's rainfall of 2.99" (prelim) at Reagan Nat'l was the wettest August day since 8/27/1971. All the rain definitely allows a boater to test how water-tight every window, hatch, and porthole is.

Nothing else too exciting to report at the moment. Hoping I can get a few hours of sleep in between all the rocking.

Goodnight, Irene!