Supporting running in the metro Richmond area
Any update on hurricane for the weekend? Will Patrick Henry half be ahead of its arrival. Reports I have seen say arrival Sat-Sun but not time of day noted?
Now they are saying it may hit more towards Wilmington, NC on Saturday evening. Who knows!? It's a hurricane. I certainly didn't expect to be stuck in my car for 4 hours on a 15 minute drive home from work when Gaston hit... so there isn't much we can really rely on. :)
Though, I will be out with the HMTT on Saturday morning and will welcome a little rain. Gusting winds are another thing altogether.
Breezy, rainy, nice for you young/fast guys. I'm a sun loving, slogger. And that tail wind could be a forty mph headwind........But "Irene" is my Mom's name so maybe she will be nice to me......
see ya thar!!!!!!!!!!!!
Latest I heard for Richmond is center of storm arriving 8:00 AM Sunday with heavier storms east of Interstate 95.
Local NBC 12's Andrew Friedman, a runner and biker BTW, did say possible rains could be here Sat. AM ahead of the main storm, specifically mentioning the PH Half. He may have been giving us the worst case senario?
Here's latest from Dominion's Storm Center.
The Dominion Weather Center is closely monitoring Hurricane Irene, which has the potential to make landfall late Saturday afternoon along the Carolina coast. Forecasts show Irene becoming a Category 3 hurricane on Wednesday (sustained winds of 111-130 mph), and strengthening to a Category 4 (sustained winds of 131-155 mph) by Thursday evening. The weather center anticipates that the storm will weaken slightly before making landfall on Saturday.
I keep getting frustrated with local weather reports. It looks like center of storm will arrive after the race, if at all.
But I wish the weather people would say when we might first see the rains typically ahead of the main storm?
Come on WWBT, WRIC, WTVR - go out on a limb..... we get more race reporting when one of the stations sponsors an event. I usually watch NBC so don't know how the other two have covered this.