The Named No-Storm

On July 31, I woke up to light rain, enough light rain to prevent my partner from going out for his morning walk. It was a Monday and my morning to exercise at the YMCA. When I left for the Y, the rain had begun to pick up so I fortunately took my umbrella with me. As I was exercising on the bike, I glanced occasionally at the TV on the wall and learned that we had a new tropical storm that had formed just west of the Tampa Bay area, and its name was Emily. By the time I left the Y, the rain was coming down in torrents. The roads were flooded so I had to carefully choose my route home. What a surprise! The weather report on Sunday evening had mentioned that, although a low pressure area would form, it had less than a 20% chance of becoming tropical. Wrong! At the end of the day, Emily had dropped buckets of rainfall but little wind or damage. In comparison to other storms, she was Emilette and deserved the title of the “Named No-Storm” unlike the “No-Named Storm” of 1993.


About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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