South MS enjoys a pleasant Saturday despite early storm threat - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

South Mississippi enjoys a pleasant Saturday despite early storm threat

Posted: Updated:
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Despite the early threat of tropical storm Karen, it turned out to be a very nice Saturday in South Mississippi.

Even though most residents took the necessary storm precautions, most people we talked with were not disappointed that the severe weather never arrived.

When the storm began breaking apart and the threat to South Mississippi lessened, people got outdoors during the afternoon and evening to enjoy what turned out to be a very pleasant Saturday.

Ominous clouds slowly moved over the Broadwater Marina just before sunset Saturday. Still, fishermen cast their lines and nets, not bothered by any weather threat.

Aside from a brief heavy downpour around 6pm, Karen never lived up to her early billing.

"I expected a lot more rain than we got today. But it's been a beautiful day," said Charles Philbrook.

He and his family decided to venture out of Vancleave for a little beach time.  He and his wife of almost 50 years met on this same beach in Biloxi.

"I took some pictures of that sunset just a few minutes ago. It was beautiful. In between the clouds and the beach and the water," he said.

That same picturesque sunset caused Gary Keyes and Stacey White to pull over the Harley and enjoy the view from the lighthouse parking lot.

"We're just blessed with this gorgeous sunset tonight.  We're enjoying the ride," she said.

"Had a little bit of sprinkles but it's a beautiful night. You'd never think that the storm would be like this. You know, we expected a lot worse," he added.

"Spending some time with our daughter," said Corrina Ladnier, when asked what brought her to the Lighthouse Pier.

She's had no trouble remembering the name of tropical storm Karen.

"It's my Mom's name. We always knew she was gonna get a named storm," she said, laughing.

As for the less-than-dramatic storm impact, it's just fine with her.

"It is really nice.  It's the most waves I've seen out here on the beach in awhile," she observed.

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Dismembered human corpse identified, suspected killer in jail

    Dismembered human corpse identified, suspected killer in jail

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:10:09 GMT
    (WMC) - Investigators have identified the man whose head they found inside a black garbage bag after police believe he'd likely been dead for more than a week. Police say the victim has been identifiedMore >>
    Investigators have identified the man whose head they found inside a black garbage bag after police believe he'd likely been dead for more than a week.More >>
  • Ocean Springs mom warning parents about app

    Ocean Springs mom warning parents about app

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:00:09 GMT
    An Ocean Springs mom is sending a warning to South Mississippi parents. Katrina Johnson wants every parent to be aware of an app that she says is being used by many students to spread hate.More >>
    An Ocean Springs mom is sending a warning to South Mississippi parents. Katrina Johnson wants every parent to be aware of an app that she says is being used by many students to spread hate. Johnson discovered the posts last week, and she says what she read would make parents cringe.More >>
  • 'Party mansion' owner convicted of tax and healthcare fraud

    'Party mansion' owner convicted of tax and healthcare fraud

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:38:35 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    A former Raleigh resident, known for the wild parties held at his “party mansion” in North Raleigh, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering crimes, according to a United States Department of Justice release.More >>
    A former Raleigh resident, known for the wild parties held at his “party mansion” in North Raleigh, was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering crimes, according to a United States Department of Justice release.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.