Saturday, August 27, 2011
The Calm Before the Storm
Above are two pictures of the Connecticut River in the Upper Valley of NH/VT -- just a few miles upstream of Hanover, NH.
As you can see, the water level is very low. Someone is looking ahead, and opened all the dams downstream to pull as much water out of the watershed as possible. With several inches due from Irene starting tonight, I greatly appreciate that.
Should be an interesting 24 hours. I do believe that the MSM has exaggerated the risk from this one and are not adjusting to Irene's weakening. But there will still be a lot of wind and water in areas that are already waterlogged.