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Hurricane Dorian

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by millbilly, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. namedpipes

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  2. T-Unit

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    Hurricane WARNINGS now in effect from Jupiter to Cape Canaveral, WATCHES in effect from Boca to St. Augustine. Warnings mean hurricane force winds WILL be felt in the areas under a Warning. That doesn't mean that the areas under a warning will see 150+ mph winds, but they will at the very least be under 74 mph sustained winds, the likelihood being they will see wind speeds MUCH higher than 74 mph tho.

    This has now turned into a worst case situation.
     
  3. MassPete

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    Now stalled over The Bahamas. Not good... The flooding will be epic.
     
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    My mom and a couple sisters live in Melbourne Beach, they are boarded up and moved to my brother's place in the city of Melbourne.
    That intercoastal strip is a catastrophe waiting to happen
     
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    We have friends in Abaco - the island is destroyed ..
     
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    I was at my apartment in Nashua for Hurricane Bob. Kinda a non-event there. Just wind and rain. I was on the North Shore for Gloria in '85, I remember much more impact for that one. Tons of downed trees, probably at least 3-4 big ones just on my street.
     
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    We were on the Cape with a 2 week old infant for Hurricane Bob. The Cape got beat up bad.

    I remember getting down into Hyannis a couple days after the storm. There were boats, including some big ones, 100+ feet inland sitting on land. Many were smashed on the shore and rocks. Some were crushed under wharves and piers.

    Trees down everywhere. Power out for days.

    Thank God for the Weber grill and charcoal! That's how we heated the babies bottles and cooked.

    ETA: Another thought... basically no one under 30 years old in this area knows what a hurricane is capable of doing. We are long overdue for sure. It will remind folks of the power and fury that mother nature can unfold...



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    Very few pictures coming from there, doesn't sound like much will be left.
     
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    Small children love Winnie The Pooh And The Blustery Day. That's probably what that was about.
     
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    Holy shit
     
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    Yea, it's all a guess at this point, but I am not stopping worrying about a NE coast hit yet.

    Lived through Carol and Donna, Mothers day no name storm and Bob as well.

    I had a 30' Sloop moured at Hannah Marina in Beverly for that no name storm. Every time I left my boat, it was secured for a hurricane. Eventually no name hit and I was at work for 2 days. I eventually got over to the Marina that was all wooden floats at the time, and all the boats and their docks were piled up in the corner and smashed all together. There was ONE float and ONE boat floating calmly at it's original spot. I looked over the carnage and was amazed. It was mine.

    The owner of the Marina came up behind me and asked, "How the hell did you do that?"

    I replied, "Sh$t, I don't know and if mine was piled up with the rest I would have made a nice insurance profit!"

    Over 100 boats and mine was the only one spared..... dammit!
     
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    Something I just remembered is that Kel Tec is in Cocoa, FL, which is about 5 miles west of Cape Canaveral. There's a high chance Dorian will make landfall at Cape Canaveral, so the Kel Tec facility may be heavily damaged or destroyed.

    Guess I should overpay for that CP33 now before they disappear forever.
     
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    Yup. Every time I close a big deal, Trump sends a Tweet about it. People at work get a good laugh.
     
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    So, looks like pretty much missed Florida.

    Screenshot_20190902-165650_Maps.jpg
     
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    From my experience hurricane damage is unlikely to hurt their manufacturing quality...

    :)

     
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    I had a disaster pass allowing me to be on the road during state of emergency so we went for a drive in the midst of "Bob" to see all the downed trees and flooding. It wasn't all that amazing.

    Either "Irene" or "Sandy" I detoured to see the sea level at the dock between the State Police Marine Barrack and Converse (was a derelict building then). That was impressive. The water was close to washing over the road.

    I don't remember "Gloria" or for that matter anything at all from 1984 - 1986. I choose to believe that means I had a great time.
     
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    Taken down for copyright. New source?
     
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    2011 Irene made a huge mess of VT I believe they forecasted mass getting hit and it turned and went north
     
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    Stood in my garage out of the breeze with my wife's uncle from Kansas watching all kinds of crap, big crap, blow up the street. He kept telling me tornadoes were worse, much worse.
     
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    No, it was just live footage of Freetown. The winds were relentless.
     
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    Not meaning you personally....I'm sure there is a couple sailboat guys who are decent watermen and sailors out there........but in my experience it's always the blow boat that breaks loose and cleans out everybody below it on it's way to fetching up on the beach.
     
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    If memory serves, that one or Irene, many roads and bridges in New York and Mass were destroyed and cost millions to repair.

    The roads and bridges in Vermont and New Hampshire, they just ran a bulldozer down the roads, filling in the holes.
     
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    I wouldn't bet my life on that track
    None of the models predicted it would stall in place. Also the track is the eye prediction, not the hurricane effect zone. Hurricane force winds are roughly 90 miles in diameter for this storm.
     
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    My prediction without access to any models seems to be as accurate as the professionals.

    I will stick with the Google screenshot I posted earlier.
     
  27. T-Unit

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    Agreed and I watched something where a guy went through the different models and the predictions the computers were making and one model showed a landfall because it predicted the storm would weaken and the winds that would have forced it more to the north won't have any affect on it because the storm will not be as high in the atmosphere to push it north.



    With Dorian having weakened from 185 mph to 140 mph, the storm has weakened significantly and there's no indication from any of the models when it's going to start moving again. When it does, it's not a guarantee that it will be north.
     
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    Those Bahamians are suffering.

    I can't imagine being underneath that sucker for a whole 24 hours.
     
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    I remember that one very well. It was no fun...
     
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    Outer bands are about to start coming onshore in E. FL.

    I grew up in Tampa, went to UF, and then was working in Jacksonville before moving here too long ago. I remember Elena, Andrew, Katrina (as it skipped over SoFL before charging back up in the Gulf, and countless tropical storms. The only direct hit was Elena in ‘86 and that was a Cat 1 or 2 when it came ashore. That was interesting, to say the least.
     

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