Some 250 miles away the clouds blowing out from the core of Hurricane Florence which made landfall the morning of September 14.
While worried about our neighbors on the coast and in North Carolina during Hurricane Florence, everyone kept an eye on the skies and the weather forecasts in Greenville. There is an anemometer on top of this stop sign pole near city hall that hadn’t been noticed before. But wind gusts arrived on this sunny day before the very edges of Hurricane Florence rain bands. As it turned out, the worst of the now tropical storm Florence went around to the north, and the “eye” travelling through the center of Greenville County was no longer dangerous.
Note: The stop sign pole isn’t really as tall as city hall in this close-up perspective!
An approaching storm.
The regional weather-predicting groundhog “Greta” didn’t see her shadow on Feb 2, so winter might not last six more weeks. Incidentally, she also predicted the Super Bowl win of the New England Patriots over the Atlanta Falcons, so the weather prediction might be good also!
In that case, these flowers near Mary’s restaurant on South Main Street might continue looking good.
This thunderhead appeared over Greenville yesterday to create a brief but powerful preview of fireworks celebrations today. The thunderstorm was not directly related to hurricane Arthur which was out on the coast. It dropped heavy rain and strong winds which brought some trees down, but the overall damage was not severe. This photo was taken out on Wade Hampton Boulevard near Taylors.
Lately, the weather has been warm one day and cold the next so I thought I would focus on signs of spring (smile). Actually the trees are blooming all over Greenville and I look forward to many spring photo opportunities.
Spring is around the corner as shown by this photo which shows buds on the trees .. also when you drive down the highway there are flashes of red as you pass by trees with similar red buds.
These flags show the windy weather we have been experiencing lately .. I really don’t remember wind being an issue .. but this year there have been several days when the wind chill factor has been an issue. Soon there will be warmer weather and then hot weather.