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Pictures from outside; approximately 6pm ET. Note that Irene is nowhere near us yet – I believe the eye is still just outside North Carolina. I’m glad I don’t have a basement to worry about.

Hurricane Irene is big. This still image taken from the SpaceFlight Now Live ISS feed shows us just how big. It’s like looking at Jupiter’s clouds big. But there’s still a sense of scale missing. Let me help you with that. The leading edge of Hurricane Irene, in the Gulf of Maine (Canada). The eye […]

Yes, I am in the expected path of Hurricane Irene – I’ll get tropical storm winds for what looks like a sustained 12 hours, and possibly 24 hours. Philadelphia has already gone through the front rain shield of the storm, which was relatively mild; radar suggests it’s going to get progressively worse as the day […]