Weather Worries

September is traditionally the worst month for tropical activity in the Atlantic. I’ve been judiciously stalking the National Hurricane Center for past two weeks, cursing every time a new formation appears. Hurricane Katia spared the northeast and it appears as though TS Maria will now hopefully do the same.

While I should be doing a happy dance that no major systems will throw a wrench in our plans the 10 day forecast doesn’t look too promising right now:

We’re currently looking at a 40% chance of rain in the afternoon and that’s a good 30% higher than I’d like. Ultimately I know it’s out of our hands and we’ll just have to make the best of it but for an über planner the uncertainty is just plain torture.

Anyone else checking the weather way more than they’d like to admit?


Mrs. Macarons

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September 2011
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    soon2Bfournames 87 posts, Worker bee @ 11:04 am

    I had a similar forecast. It might not be the perfect weather you envisioned but it probably won’t be the sh*tstorm you’re imagining now. And if it is, it will still be amazing – promise. Nothing a glass of wine and a shiny new husband can’t fix!

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    smores, Guest @ 11:17 am

    Avidly stalking the hurricane reportsm more for our honeymoon than the wedding, because it refuses to rain in Texas these days. Good luck on the weather; at least it is more likely than not that it WON’T rain. 40% is way more cofidence inspiring than 60%. I wish you lots of sunshine!

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    jenburgh, Guest @ 11:54 am

    I’m getting married on Saturday too…and I’ve been stalking the weather every single day!! In Pittsburgh and Aruba. So far, so good!

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    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:25 pm

    I stalked religiously once our day made the 10-day forecast. It peaked at 70% chance of thunderstorms, once, but it mostly hovered in the 40% range. And wouldn’t you know that we had not a single drop of rain on the big day! I think you’re perfectrly entitled to watch it all religiously; just try to keep it in the back, back, back of your brain so you can enjoy the days leading up to your day!

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    porcupine 633 posts, Busy bee @ 12:37 pm

    I am sick and checked the national average of rainfall on our wedding day since they don’t do 7-month forecasts (unfortunate). 40% isn’t terrible though, so hopefully it won’t hit at all!

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    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:54 pm

    Not yet but you bet I’ll be checking non-stop once December 1st rolls around. I’ll be hoping for a nice snow fall and praying it isn’t 10 below or blizzard conditions!

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:50 pm

    In Argentina they think that if you bury an egg (yes people it is putting an egg at least 1 inch underground) and spread some ashes spread some ashes on top you will delay rain for at least a day. I’ve never tried it but it’s fun to think it may work.

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    Cant pick a date 165 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:58 pm

    I am 2 days away from my 10 day forecast, I haven’t decided if I want to stalk it or not…..

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    chrispygal 1472 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:06 pm

    Yeah, weather wreaked some havoc on my weekend and I was checking it by the hour on some days. It’s hard not to.

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    macarons 241 posts, Helper bee @ 9:19 pm

    @smores: Thanks for the well wishes! I could use some hive good juju!

    @Coffee cup: Sounds crazy but I might just do it!

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    kamiie 116 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:33 pm

    weather schmeather…it looked pretty promising for no rain on my day (outdoor wedding) up until the day before when it said 40% chance of rain…and it did rain…but only for about 10 minutes right when the ceremony was supposed to start…and then it was beautiful…it added character to the day…don’t stress out about it…with the atlantic, you never know what you’re going to get!

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    Miss Ariel 83 posts, Worker bee @ 8:44 pm

    Our wedding next September in Louisiana, so even though I’m a year out I’m worried about the weather. At this point obviously there’s nothing I can do, but I’m sure next year I’ll be freaking out as the day approaches.

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    kettle 926 posts, Busy bee @ 3:21 am

    Even though our wedding is in February, I’ve been all over the weather. Checking almanacs and weather patterns for the last 20 year or so. Plus, I have a weather app on my wedding website to keep people abreast of weather in the area. You can never be too vigilant! I’m sending good weather vibes your way.

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