-North Sewall’ Point Road at entrance to Indialuice, approaching midnight after landfall. Courtesy of my brother law Mike Flaugh and my sister, Jenny Flaugh.
Below added 11-12-22 an email from Mark Perry, Executive Director of Florida Oceanographic -this history is so interesting!
“Great Blog on the comparison of Hurricane Nicole and the Thanksgiving Day Storm of 1984. Florida Oceanographic established the St. Lucie Inlet Coastal Weather Station at the House of Refuge in October 1984, just before the “Thanksgiving Day Storm”. The weather Station has been upgraded over the years and is a display at the House of Refuge showing “real” time weather conditions to visitors while providing weather to over 200 callers each day, boaters, fishermen,etc.. The weather information is also valuable to ocean and coastal research efforts and reporting pending storm conditions. I recall the major storm surge and how glad I was that our weather station held up. Back then we used a TR180 computer and a Realistic answering machine from Radio Shack. Do you rember George Gross? He and his father (Chemistry professor at FIT) were the owners of the 1st Radio Shack in Stuart. George was on our Board at the time and he along with Bill Chase (also FIT computer teacher) installed the first coastal weather station in October 1984. It was the first in our area and it is still going (with updated equipment of course);
Weather | Florida Oceanographic Society (click on the one at House of Refuge)
Just some history I thought you might enjoy.
Mark D. Perry
Executive Director & CEO
Florida Oceanographic Society
890 NE Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, Florida 34996
Of interest Thanksgiving Day Storm article TCPalm regarding damage along Vero Beach, FL (available to subscribers only November, 2022)