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Re: The Weather: 2020 Edition
« Reply #175: August 26, 2020, 10:56:00 PM »
This hurricane is going to be a monster. NOAA used the term “unsurvivable” when describing the storm surge. I’ve never seen them use that term before. And they aren’t typically ones to use hyperbole.

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« Reply #176: August 26, 2020, 11:37:04 PM »
This hurricane is going to be a monster. NOAA used the term “unsurvivable” when describing the storm surge. I’ve never seen them use that term before. And they aren’t typically ones to use hyperbole.

the Katrina warning was one for the ages:

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URGENT — WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA 1011 AM CDT SUN AUG 28, 2005

...DEVASTATING DAMAGE EXPECTED...

HURRICANE KATRINA...A MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE WITH UNPRECEDENTED STRENGTH... RIVALING THE INTENSITY OF HURRICANE CAMILLE OF 1969.

MOST OF THE AREA WILL BE UNINHABITABLE FOR WEEKS...PERHAPS LONGER. AT LEAST ONE HALF OF WELL CONSTRUCTED HOMES WILL HAVE ROOF AND WALL FAILURE. ALL GABLED ROOFS WILL FAIL...LEAVING THOSE HOMES SEVERELY DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.

THE MAJORITY OF INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS WILL BECOME NON FUNCTIONAL. PARTIAL TO COMPLETE WALL AND ROOF FAILURE IS EXPECTED. ALL WOOD FRAMED LOW RISING APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL BE DESTROYED. CONCRETE BLOCK LOW RISE APARTMENTS WILL SUSTAIN MAJOR DAMAGE...INCLUDING SOME WALL AND ROOF FAILURE.

HIGH RISE OFFICE AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS WILL SWAY DANGEROUSLY...A FEW TO THE POINT OF TOTAL COLLAPSE. ALL WINDOWS WILL BLOW OUT.

AIRBORNE DEBRIS WILL BE WIDESPREAD...AND MAY INCLUDE HEAVY ITEMS SUCH AS HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND EVEN LIGHT VEHICLES. SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND LIGHT TRUCKS WILL BE MOVED. THE BLOWN DEBRIS WILL CREATE ADDITIONAL DESTRUCTION. PERSONS...PETS...AND LIVESTOCK EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL FACE CERTAIN DEATH IF STRUCK.

POWER OUTAGES WILL LAST FOR WEEKS...AS MOST POWER POLES WILL BE DOWN AND TRANSFORMERS DESTROYED. WATER SHORTAGES WILL MAKE HUMAN SUFFERING INCREDIBLE BY MODERN STANDARDS.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF NATIVE TREES WILL BE SNAPPED OR UPROOTED. ONLY THE HEARTIEST WILL REMAIN STANDING...BUT BE TOTALLY DEFOLIATED. FEW CROPS WILL REMAIN. LIVESTOCK LEFT EXPOSED TO THE WINDS WILL BE KILLED.

AN INLAND HURRICANE WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS NEAR HURRICANE FORCE...OR FREQUENT GUSTS AT OR ABOVE HURRICANE FORCE...ARE CERTAIN WITHIN THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

ONCE TROPICAL STORM AND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ONSET...DO NOT VENTURE

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« Reply #177: August 26, 2020, 11:44:45 PM »
the Katrina warning was one for the ages:

That’ wasn’t hyperbole though.

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« Reply #178: August 27, 2020, 12:34:35 AM »
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Mayor Bartie says evacuation buses for the city will not be sent out after winds get over 35 mph. "You're in God's hands," Bartie said in a message to people choosing not to evacuate from the area.

https://www.12newsnow.com/article/weather/southeast-texas-officials-weigh-in-on-evacuation-efforts-ahead-of-hurricane-laura/502-2df7d4aa-d047-4ddd-a782-92e934b08f7d

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Re: The Weather: 2020 Edition
« Reply #179: August 27, 2020, 08:13:15 AM »
Capital One Tower in Lake Charles this morning:

https://twitter.com/weathergoinwild/status/1298951739584974850?s=21

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Re: The Weather: 2020 Edition
« Reply #180: August 27, 2020, 11:03:23 AM »
quite the storm:


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« Reply #181: August 27, 2020, 11:04:28 AM »
there's a large chemical plant leak in the lake Charles area as the result of a fire and the storm.

this was a casino boat, that's the I-10 bridge:


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Re: The Weather: 2020 Edition
« Reply #182: August 27, 2020, 12:06:30 PM »
the Katrina warning was one for the ages:

as it turns out, this one as a storm was closer to Camille's power than Katrina when  it hit.  Katrina likely will be more devastating due to the flooding of NO and the dense population, but just on storm metrics, this one is worse.

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« Reply #183: August 27, 2020, 12:08:22 PM »
there's a large chemical plant leak in the lake Charles area as the result of a fire and the storm.


yup ;)

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« Reply #184: August 27, 2020, 08:39:42 PM »
Cameron LA is gone:


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Re: The Weather: 2020 Edition
« Reply #185: August 27, 2020, 08:54:11 PM »
It looks to move our way into the mid-Atlantic this weekend

Cameron LA is gone:



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Re: The Weather: 2020 Edition
« Reply #186: August 28, 2020, 12:16:12 AM »
Cameron LA is gone:



I was wondering if any coastal towns would get hit as hard as Mexico Beach (near Panama City, FL) got hit by Hurricane Michael in 2018, which was a picture of utter devastation.  This answers that question.

The NHC STILL has the storm re-organizing into a tropical storm as it passes along the northeast coast, possibly brushing the major rich people playgrounds (eastern Long Island, Newport, Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard).

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« Reply #187: August 28, 2020, 09:23:46 AM »
I was wondering if any coastal towns would get hit as hard as Mexico Beach (near Panama City, FL) got hit by Hurricane Michael in 2018, which was a picture of utter devastation.  This answers that question.

The NHC STILL has the storm re-organizing into a tropical storm as it passes along the northeast coast, possibly brushing the major rich people playgrounds (eastern Long Island, Newport, Nantucket/Martha's Vineyard).
Brother says eastern New Hamster area is going to get it too.  He's in the middle of a woody area that I don't think has buried power lines, so it's likely there will be power impacts.

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« Reply #188: August 28, 2020, 09:51:45 AM »
Laura is down to a TD now so I doubt it does anything significant from this point forward.  The NHC doesn't show it regaining tropical characteristics though they've got winds increasing to the mid-40s in 72 hours.

There are two new waves coming across the Atlantic now, way too soon to predict any impact.

The modeling for Laura was simply fantastic.  More than 80 hours out the NHC correctly predicted time of impact and were within 0.6 miles of the point of impact.  They did see a slightly weaker storm though.

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« Reply #189: August 28, 2020, 03:25:47 PM »
there's a large chemical plant leak in the lake Charles area as the result of a fire and the storm.

this was a casino boat, that's the I-10 bridge:

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That's the Isle of Capri Casino barge.  Fun fact-that same barge used to be at the Isle of Capri Casino in Biloxi, and ended up on a highway after Katrina.  Might be time to retire it :lol:

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Re: The Weather: 2020 Edition
« Reply #190: August 28, 2020, 04:48:04 PM »
That's the Isle of Capri Casino barge.  Fun fact-that same barge used to be at the Isle of Capri Casino in Biloxi, and ended up on a highway after Katrina.  Might be time to retire it :lol:
just keep it the heck away from the Tidal Basin. 

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« Reply #191: September 04, 2020, 05:30:03 PM »
100 degrees in Denver Sunday. 37 with chance of snow on Tuesday

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« Reply #192: September 10, 2020, 10:50:45 PM »
There are currently six developing Atlantic storms.

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« Reply #193: September 11, 2020, 03:52:29 PM »
There are currently six developing Atlantic storms.
sounds like the line at The Italian Store.  Take a number and wait before someone at the counter lets you make landfall.

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« Reply #194: September 11, 2020, 04:11:26 PM »
sounds like the line at The Italian Store.  Take a number and wait before someone at the counter lets you make landfall.

last couple of times I've been there it's grab and go.  :)

Right now there's one forming SE of Miami that is forecasted to move into the gulf, the others are either staying out to sea or are pretty far off.


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« Reply #195: September 12, 2020, 10:22:13 PM »
Sally heading for New Orleans as a cat 1 or 2

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Re: The Weather: 2020 Edition
« Reply #198: September 14, 2020, 04:02:57 PM »
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wired.com/story/antarctic-glaciers-are-growing-unstable-above-and-below-water/amp
climate not weather ----> politics :mg: :nono:

In the area of "weather," as has become a ritual around here - good luck, skippy!  This one sounds like a lot of rain for you (and TS winds).

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« Reply #199: September 14, 2020, 04:27:36 PM »
climate not weather ----> politics :mg: :nono:

In the area of "weather," as has become a ritual around here - good luck, skippy!  This one sounds like a lot of rain for you (and TS winds).
Someone will have to post it for me there.