The weakling remains of Tropical Storm/Depression/Low Pressure Karen came ashore at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, October 6, right in the middle of our vacation, and though it was only cloudy in the morning, the afternoon was a washout. By Monday morning, all was better, and the double red flags of Saturday and Sunday had given way to only a yellow.
Yeah, the double red flag picture does have a blue sky. That was from Saturday, and even though the storm had yet to arrive and the beach was beautiful, the lifeguards would not let ANYBODY in the water over ankle deep. The rip tides were apparently pretty bad ahead of and during the rain, but very calm immediately after.
The moon and Saturn reflect in the Gulf of Mexico at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, October 7, 2013. (My dumb mistake, I thought it was Saturn, looked it up, and it is Venus. Even after looking it up, I went ahead and typed Saturn anyway. Duhh. Saturn was on the other side of the moon and had already set.) See other reflections at Weekend Reflections.