To be honest, I was sort of hoping for more of an impact this far inland from Hurricane Earl. Maybe not as bad as Fran or Hugo, but something. The folks that live out on the Outer Banks probably took some damage but they’re used to and can handle quite a bit way out there.
Oh well. The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season still has quite a bit of life. I really wanted to get some swollen streams around here to examine something with you. We have this type of regolith, or highly weathered bedrock, that rests right above the actual bedrock surface in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Sometimes referred to as Partially Weathered Rock, or more commonly Saprolite, I wanted to evaluate if this material shows evidence of weathering and erosion, or if it tends to weather in place, in the stream banks anyhow.
I’ll need some water chugging down these streams for that. Unfortunately, the only times this summer we’ve had the types of heavy rainfall required have been very late at night. Fret not. There’s plenty of Hurricane Season left. Hopefully, we get some good rain on a day I can run over to a stream near . . . → Read More: So No Hurricane Earl