Tropical Storm Bertha

Much to our surprise, we woke up yesterday morning to discover Tropical Storm Bertha formed overnight and was aimed for us.

Branches down on our walking trail
Branches down on our walking trail

When we went to bed Tuesday evening, we knew a storm system was coming in from the Atlantic Ocean. The National Weather Service gave it a 30% chance of becoming a named storm. And when we woke up yesterday morning and took off for our walk, that’s what we understood.

More rain than a typical storm, huh?
More rain than a typical storm, huh?

Imagine our surprise while we were walking, the National Weather Service upgraded the little storm to Tropical Storm Bertha with a predicted landfall only a couple of hours later. Our first real clue was a band of heavy rain that started before we got back home.

For the rest of the day, we had heavy rains and winds and it tapered off in time for our afternoon walk. No damages here, some minor road flooding near us, but it was a surprise storm for us.

And the sun came out for our afternoon walk
And the sun came out for our afternoon walk


  1. Terry+Rory on May 28, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    One fuzzy friend is awesome…it must be amazing to have a “bundle”
    I CHERISH my walks with my girl,Rory!
    Thanks for the update!!!

  2. HokiePack on May 28, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    I miss the red-head 🙁 The Herd looks good though!

  3. Bradshaw and Bride on May 28, 2020 at 8:22 am

    Stay safe Herd! Without you our Mom is grumpy in the morning!

  4. Jean Burkhardt on May 28, 2020 at 7:36 am

    Hu-Dad I am so happy to hear that you and the Herd is safe and sound -especially since the storm came on so fast!! Have a wonderful weekend all.

  5. Debbie & Ruby on May 28, 2020 at 7:19 am

    Semi dry walks and no damage is good news. I noticed Bertha yesterday and hoped you would be ok.

  6. tammy j on May 28, 2020 at 5:22 am

    so relieved. and I can imagine how you must have felt! boy that one seemed fast.
    like our tornadoes here. and even those we can watch out for now with our good tracking systems.
    usually with hurricanes and tropical storms I thought you had more time. I’m so glad it turned out all right for you with everyone safe!
    take good care.

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