Living in Charlotte North Carolina - and being a part of this next hurricane - Florence - thought I'd update the forum and provide a little update on the progress of the storm and the current weather conditions here . . . Last night I was out cutting my grass and getting prepared for the next ( who knows how many ) days of rain that will be following . . . This morning - on my drive to work there was an "eerie" calm in the air - most of the animal noises that you usually hear were not present. In the West, I could still see blue skies, but the cloud cover was blowing in - and the direction of the cloud movement was "backwards" from the way it normally goes . . . At the present time - the winds have been picking up all day - but they're still not real strong, and we have yet to feel a drop of rain . . . Our fellows to the South of us - South Carolina - and the South Eastern part of North Carolina are feeling the wrath of hurricane Florence . . . Will try and keep you updated ( if possible ) on the status of the weather conditions here in Charlotte North Carolina . . . Be safe . . . and "try" and stay dry . . . good luck to all . . .