So there's a hurricane headed toward us in the month of September? What's new? I'll tell you what's new ... this beast is a Category 4. Winds blowing at 131-155 mph with storm surges generally 13-18 ft above normal. That's what we call a BIG 'EN. Luckily Earl's eye isn't anywhere near us and we're only getting hit by the most outer band of this thing. Which means we're only getting effects that are tropical storm strong. We'll still be bringing in the porch chairs and sitting in the innermost part of the house away from windows. But it could be worse.
Right now we're experiencing the calm before the storm. The air seems still and calm. Birds stop chirping. A sudden temperature change. An eery quietness. And then BOOM!
That boom will happen at about 11pm tonight. Just in time for it to be completely dark outside so you can't see the flying limbs coming at you. Perfect timing.