Welcome nudib, glad to see another Floridian here.
Little storm to the south?
I was coming over the Skyway this morning and the skies were about as nasty as they could look, can't imagine what it's like down there. Really gives you an good perspective on how big Ike is when we have large outer bands dumping rain and wind up here.
Flash, you made the right call, I was looking at the buoy's too and saw a couple at 6 + feet.