June 26 Waterspout in Jacksonville, Florida (pics)

I first heard about this from @metamarshall via twitter and had a quick look at weather.com to check out the weather since my wife and kids still live in Jacksonville. There were several reports of a waterspout and I saw one pic on Friday that looked pretty amazing. Today, a friend of mine sent me four pics of the waterspout that are stunning.

Being in the Navy for such a long time I’ve seen lots of waterspouts, including three at one time off the coast of Virginia on one stormy day, but these pictures simply blew me away. Maybe it’s because of its proximity to downtown. There’s a blog entry over on weather.com that talks about this particular waterspout (it also has links to videos). Here’s a local news story with more pics.

I don’t know who the pics below were taken by so I can’t give proper credit. Check’em out. See that glass building on the left of the last pic? I used to work in there.

Jacksonville, FL Waterspout

Jacksonville, FL Waterspout



Jacksonville, FL Waterspout

Jacksonville, FL Waterspout



Jacksonville, FL Waterspout

Jacksonville, FL Waterspout



Jacksonville, FL Waterspout

Jacksonville, FL Waterspout

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Batten down the hatches; Fay’s coming!

fay update 2

Tropical Storm Fay path courtesy of Weather.com

Well, I had hoped we would avoid the worst of this storm but it looks like that won’t be the case. This thing has taken one of the screwiest paths up through Florida and looks to hit Jacksonville right in the grill. They’ve already canceled school for the kids for the next two days. I’ll be going to work tomorrow.

Alas, it looks like I won’t be riding tomorrow. If I did, I might end up like this guy. He’s let the whole extreme sports thing to go his head and affect his judgment. What an idiot.

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