The northeast is buried in snow as I write. An arctic front of unusual proportions the cause.
The arctic front is also affecting the southern U.S., though not with snow. Colder than normal temperatures, strong winds and rain.
Unusual weather for Key West.
The home on occasion to hurricanes is at the moment under a gale warning. Began at 7 this morning and is supposed to lift by 1.
Should the gale materialize, it will not be that bad for us hurricane weathered veterans. Winds will be 34-47 knots.
At the moment, winds are 25-30 knots. Frequent gusts at 35 knots.
I looked out the window. Then walked onto the front porch. Finished my excursion in the back yard.
The palm trees are bending. Reflects the severity of the wind at the moment. Thin trunked trees swaying more than full trunked ones. The thins ones moving 1-2 feet back and forth. The thicker ones 1-2 inches.
The high today projected at 63. Tonight’s low 51. The type of night I wish I had a woman sleeping next to me.
What is happening not a big deal. Though different. Gives Key Westers something to talk about.
An interesting police raid thursday afternoon. The Sheriff Department’s swat team raided a Key West home. Swat team raids in Key West not that frequent.
Raided was the home of local resident Justin August Meyer, 31. His home in the sleepy 2700 block of Staples Avenue.
The swat team had a search warrant. Inside the home, they found guns not all allowed, cocaine, and cash from drug sales.
Meyer was arrested. He is part of a motorcycle gang, and a member of Pagan’s Motorcycle Club.
A woman and 2 children were home at the time of the raid.
Because of COVID, I very rarely go out. I am back into quarantine. The only time I have left the house in 3 weeks is for a doctor visit. I had a doctor visit yesterday.
I cannot recall the last time I purchased gas. Well before the past 3 weeks. I was close to empty yesterday. Stopped for gas.
Wow! How do most people pay for gas and feed their families?
I drive a Volkswagen Beatle. Small gas tank. Twelve gallon capacity or close t it. A little over 11 gallons cost me just over $50.
Biden must resolve the problem. The cost of gas will do more to harm him than most other things.
The way things work out. Strange happenings.
Biden was scheduled to speak in Pennsylvania yesterday afternoon. His topic infrastructure.
A Pittsburg bridge collapsed early yesterday morning. The bridge ran over Fern Hollow Creek. Several vehicles and a Port Authority bus went down.
Since it was 6:39 am, traffic was light. A little later would have been peak time and heavier traffic. The bridge has an average daily usage of 14,500.
People standing by participated in the rescue of 3 persons from the bus. They made a human chain 150 feet long to reach those in the bus.
Biden visited the scene. Spoke to those there: “The idea that we have been so far behind in infrastructure for so many years, it’s mind boggling.” As for the rest of the nation’s aging bridges, he pledged: “We’re gonna fix them all.”
It is 10:50 am. The wind has calmed down. Is it the calm before a storm? There is such a thing. I have experienced it many times with hurricanes in Key West.
Enjoy your day!