The. Wind. Is. Here.
My house is creaking and groaning under the strain of it.
I'm not even going to try and bother lighting a fire in the wood stove.
I can't manage it on a good day let alone today.
The Palmer Airport reports gusts of up to 55 mph with a wind chill of -7.
Actually quite warm! Just kidding.
It is nasty. I still have to go pick up Anna from work at some point tonite ... and I'm down to using my bright lights on the Tahoe. How on earth did I lose both head lights in the space of 2 days?
As for the dear hubby.
He certainly will NOT be home this fine evening.
By the looks of it ... I'm guessing they'll be sitting on that lovely island until at least Thursday. Let's hope I'm wrong. I have spent a fair amount of time on NOAA's website this evening.
From NOAA this evening ....
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
400 PM AKST TUE DEC 14 2010
...HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY WARNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
.TONIGHT...N WIND 30 KT. GUSTS TO 50 KT OUT OF BAYS AND PASSES. SEAS 7 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY OUT OF BAYS AND PASSES.
.WED...N WIND 30 KT. GUSTS TO 50 KT OUT OF BAYS AND PASSES. SEAS 6
FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY OUT OF BAYS AND PASSES.
.WED NIGHT...N WIND 25 KT. GUSTS TO 45 KT OUT OF BAYS AND PASSES.
SEAS 5 FT. HEAVY FREEZING SPRAY OUT OF BAYS AND PASSES.
.THU...NE WIND 20 KT. SEAS 4 FT.
.THU NIGHT AND FRI...N WIND 15 KT. SEAS 3 FT.
It looks like they might be safer just staying hunkered down in the cabin they're in. I hope they aren't out of coffee. That would be a near disaster!
As for me. Today I decided that I couldn't live in a place where this was the norm. The hospital was built in the middle of a wind tunnel. Beautiful building, but when the wind is in rare form, it just whips. It whistles down the halls. It whines. It shrills. It so grated on my nerves today by the time 10 hours was over ... that I was ready to scream. Seriously. I couldn't stand one more minute of that sound.