Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Last week I put up three pictures of the new towboat AEP Legacy, but for some reason I said they were of the AEP Leader, which is about a year old and has been up this way several times.

Here's a link to that post with the name of the boat corrected .

Sorry 'bout that.

And thanks to the anonymous reader who pointed me toward the error.

Winter here; high water coming

Today, Dec. 1, is generally considered the first day of meteorological winter. I went down to the Ohio River today, and it looked like the winter river. It was up a few feet, covering the lower areas of some public access points.

According to the National Weather Service, the river should rise in the next few days and then quickly fall back to its present level. The river won't flood, but it will be several feet higher before it goes down again. The crest, if you want to call it that, will arrive in Pittsburgh today or tomorrow. Wheeling, tomorrow or Friday. Point Pleasant, late Friday. Huntington, around noon Saturday. Cincinnati, Sunday or Monday. Owensboro, Wednesday or Thursday.