Weather Irony in Central Virginia
I live in Nelson County in Central Virginia. We are not far from the (Appalachian) mountains of West Virginia. In fact, we have some mountains ourselves. The range has interruptions of elevation so there are points that some storms not too high in elevation can cross the ridge, so weather is not too dry, not too moist.
This past July, we had a number of strong showers either pass through or spawn on site. Our weather was spotty, but somehow we lost electric power at least briefly something like 5 times this July. Yet overall, the weather was not that severe.
But last night, a Category 5 Hurricane, Dorian passed by us so closely it felt like it was breathing down our neck. I've taken a snapshot of weather radar and colored (red) our location. The storm came even closer later than this image. However, and this is the point, we received NOT ONE DROP of rain nor wind . And our power never even flickered.
As it completely leaves the area, we are told, it is *possible* we will experience some increase in wind velocity and perhaps a little rain.
Anyway, it reminds me of one massive storm that was headed right for us, then at the last minute veered around us, assuming approximately the same path after it passed us by. Strange!
Image Credit » Hurricane Dorian Radar Images 10:44 PM 9-5-2019