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Hurricane Matthew

A lot of people have asked me if Bermuda was impacted by Hurricane Matthew. It wasn’t, but the lesser scrutinized Tropical Storm Nicole will come over the island on Thursday and will give us plenty of rain and winds of 50mph. 

Matthew impacted me in that it meant a mate and I’s weekend in Miami had to be shelved as we couldn’t get there from Dallas in time to make it worthwhile. That’s more the annoying because Matthew’s track moved away from Miami and all they really got was a downpour. 

Matthew kept away from the Florida coast but did make landfall in South Carolina as a CAT 1 (75mph winds) all the way to Myrtle Beach before shooting back out into the ocean. It is now expected to turn back on itself and head back to the Florida east coast and potentially the Caribbean. It is modeled also to lock horns with TS Nicole. 

Matthew may have moved away but a combination of a dangerous storm surge, the tide, and large and destructive waves will cause areas near the coast off the Carolina’s to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The beautiful city of Charleston (photo) is particularly under threat.

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  1. Bob Miller #

    I just finished watching a NCAA Division 1 football game, with North Carolina State defeating Notre Dame University 10 – 3 in a torrential downpour, with very high winds at Raleigh, North Carolina. Needless to say there were lots of fumbles, miscues and the rest as these kids tried to execute their skills in the most difficult conditions imaginable. And oh yes, Notre Dame is my team! 😦

    October 8, 2016
  2. Bob – My hotel yesterday in Dallas was crawling with OU fans. Hundreds if not thousands of them!

    October 9, 2016
    • Bob Miller #

      CA, just think about the hundreds of college football games being played in the United States, every weekend during the autumn and envisage what financial impact it has on the overall economy! I don’t think those from afar fully appreciate how huge the game is in the USA (notwithstanding the equally massive impact of the NFL professional games held the next day). With the major university stadiums all across the country holding 80,000 to 100,000 plus fans, it is really quite fascinating. At the same time, you have smaller schools with smaller facilities adding to the mix. We will be off to South Bend, IN, the last week in October to watch a uncharacteristically struggling Notre Dame squad host a very strong Miami team and you can be sure little old South Bend will be crawling with University of Miami supporters. Hopefully the weather will be nice!

      October 9, 2016
      • Agreed. More akin to European soccer than any other American sport. Noisy stadiums, traveling supporters and big, big rivalries.

        October 9, 2016

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