The weakling remains of Tropical Storm/Depression/Low Pressure Karen came ashore at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida on Sunday, October 6, right in the middle of our vacation, and though it was only cloudy in the morning, the afternoon was a washout. By Monday morning, all was better, and the double red flags of Saturday and Sunday had given way to only a yellow.
Yeah, the double red flag picture does have a blue sky. That was from Saturday, and even though the storm had yet to arrive and the beach was beautiful, the lifeguards would not let ANYBODY in the water over ankle deep. The rip tides were apparently pretty bad ahead of and during the rain, but very calm immediately after.