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Hurricane, Miami bound
« on: August 21, 2011, 11:38:42 AM »





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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 08:51:57 AM »
Current track right up the eastern coastline.

Bummer, if that holds up I hope it doesn't get stronger.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 09:56:30 AM »

Yeah, the east coast of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas are going to get wet.


This animated gif tracking the storm's movement updates with each new weather report:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2011/graphics/al09/loop_5W.shtml

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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 06:13:34 PM »
So far the area around the NC/SC border is in the middle of all the different projected paths. I used to live in Wilmington, NC, the port city above Cape Fear. We got pummeled several times there The whole coastline of NC is a hurricane magnet. Only Florida gets hit more often.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2011, 06:18:38 PM »
So far the area around the NC/SC border is in the middle of all the different projected paths. I used to live in Wilmington, NC, the port city above Cape Fear. We got pummeled several times there The whole coastline of NC is a hurricane magnet. Only Florida gets hit more often.

Ain't that the truth!

It's usually the Outer Banks and the coast that gets hit.  Any storm strong enough to do damage inland, such as Fran in '96, runs differently.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2011, 06:21:52 PM »
I was in Wilmington for Bertha, Fran, Bonnie, Dennis, and Floyd. I think there's 1-2 near-misses I forgot. Fran did the most wind damage, but Floyd was definitely the worst in total damage. It was actually worse inland from all the streams bursting their banks than it was at the actual coast. I remember water still standing in some areas at Christmas time that year.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2011, 06:26:17 PM »
I was in Wilmington for Bertha, Fran, Bonnie, Dennis, and Floyd. I think there's 1-2 near-misses I forgot. Fran did the most wind damage, but Floyd was definitely the worst in total damage. It was actually worse inland from all the streams bursting their banks than it was at the actual coast. I remember water still standing in some areas at Christmas time that year.

We weren't here for any of those, but after Fran, the roofs in Raleigh (Wake County) and by us were still wearing blue tarps more than a year after.  The number of trees lost permanently changed whole landscapes.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2011, 08:39:14 PM »
It needs to run directly into Washington, DC so that O'Bama has something else to blame his problems on.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2011, 08:50:45 PM »
It needs to run directly into Washington, DC so that O'Bama has something else to blame his problems on.

Yes, I'm sure it's still ultimately Bush's fault since he created the Global Warming Weather Machine that causes these hurricanes.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2011, 09:32:04 PM »

If it ripped everything straight up Pennsylvania Avenue would it a natural weather event, a sign, or a miracle?


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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #10 on: August 22, 2011, 09:43:54 PM »
Good Luck! ::hysterical::
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2011, 12:08:17 AM »
I think it's time to change the title of this thread.  North Carolina is right square in the crosshairs now.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2011, 12:35:57 AM »
If it's the coast, nothing new.  NC is the second-most frequent destination in the crosshairs, after Florida.  Batten down, pray and hope for the best.

Inland is a whole 'nother story.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2011, 07:37:49 AM »
Looks to be tracking the coast, y'all in the Carolina's could be in for a rough ride Saturday evening...

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Re: Hurricane, Philly bound?
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2011, 08:06:35 PM »
The forecast track continues to veer to the right.  It's now looking like it may just graze the NC coast and hit the Delmarva peninsula or even New Jersey. 

Sh*t just got personal.

See also this post by Brendan Loy at PJM.  I haven't seen anything from him in a few years.  He made quite a name for himself back in 2005 when Katrina was approaching.  He called for the evacuation of New Orleans before anybody else.  He was just a nobody college kid, who happened to be a weather buff, writing on his own personal blog.  I remember reading his blog posts in real time back then; I think Instapundit may have linked him.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2011, 08:59:06 PM »
Well, let's hope the models Brendan's relying on for that one possible scenario prove to be wrong.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 10:24:51 PM »
Tying into the point made in the earthquake thread, only now is Irene considered some malevolent threat, simply because Noo Yawk might be affected.
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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2011, 11:13:14 PM »

Maybe that "malevolence" is headed for that mosque construction site down the street from the Twin Towers.


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Re: Hurricane, Miami bound
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2011, 11:35:20 PM »

Maybe that "malevolence" is headed for that mosque construction site down the street from the Twin Towers.



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