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Hurricane IRMA
« on: September 04, 2017, 05:17:47 PM »

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Bahamas next then Florida. 

If I lived there, would be digging out now to beat traffic. 

Forecast for Sunday 9/10 looking mean...  stay safe out there folks!


Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2017, 12:56:49 PM »

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Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico stay safe in the coming hours/days.

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 01:09:10 PM »

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Looks like it will reach Florida by the end of the week, then turn northward.  But impact will be felt 200+ miles away.  I'm in northeast GA... yikes.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/09/05/catastrophic-hurricane-irma-now-a-cat-5-is-on-a-collision-course-with-florida/?utm_term=.84e422f6e70a
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There are 6 to 8 models out there, and they all go through Palm Beach, FLA.

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 01:27:12 PM »

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Just saw a tweet that Irma is currently bigger than the state of Ohio and has winds that are 50 mph greater than peak Harvey.  Man, this thing is a beast.


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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 01:35:14 PM »

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Live in Orlando (have a place in Ft. Lauderdale) - hoping for the best; afterall, I am am in the Central FL Highlands  ;)

I wouldn't want to be in the Caribbean or FL Keys right now (hoping those people take the best precautions possible). If it looks like it is getting horrible this weekend, I suppose it would be time to get out of here.

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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 02:48:50 PM »

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Keeps getting stronger. Category 5 185 mph

Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 02:59:29 AM »

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Latest European model was just released. Shows a catastrophic landfall for the metropolitan area of miami




Some computer models have it going far east and missing Florida and headed towards new york or others resembling Chesapeake bay disaster
Also to note, hurricane Jose has formed behind Irma and is expected to become a major hurricane (cat 3) within 1-2 days

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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2017, 06:28:51 AM »

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Live in Orlando (have a place in Ft. Lauderdale) - hoping for the best; afterall, I am am in the Central FL Highlands  ;)

I wouldn't want to be in the Caribbean or FL Keys right now (hoping those people take the best precautions possible). If it looks like it is getting horrible this weekend, I suppose it would be time to get out of here.

I have a friend on Amelia Island - Northern Fla/ Southern Ga coast.   Yesterday AM he said predictions to his home area were 40-60 mph winds and 4 inches of rain - basically a bad rainstorm.   

Computer model projections I've seen have it as a possible Cat 3 hurricane as it sweeps through that inlet where Florida and Georgia meet at the coast.    I think he should get the heck out of there but I think he's convinced it will either die down or veer to the east avoiding a direct hit. 

What are current local  forecasts for Orlando or Jacksonville saying?

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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 07:16:37 AM »

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Random HKer here-HK has typhoons regularly during summer and we just got 3 typhoons in succession, 2 of which were very strong with typhoon 8 signals (1st one was typhoon 10, which is the max). Just me but it's pretty shocking to see the US get so much damage because of some hurricanes, after those 3 all we had was some fallen trees and minor stuff, flooding was minimal and we don't get fallen houses lol. Hope you guys mininize the damage caused by natural disasters in the future and please stay safe.

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 08:28:07 AM »

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Random HKer here-HK has typhoons regularly during summer and we just got 3 typhoons in succession, 2 of which were very strong with typhoon 8 signals (1st one was typhoon 10, which is the max). Just me but it's pretty shocking to see the US get so much damage because of some hurricanes, after those 3 all we had was some fallen trees and minor stuff, flooding was minimal and we don't get fallen houses lol. Hope you guys mininize the damage caused by natural disasters in the future and please stay safe.

I think the geography is the difference.  You guys have tall volcanic islands that have been scoured by more cyclones than any other region in the world.  I would guess the most susceptible low-lands washed away, long before us foolish humans put up our condos...  Here in the states most of the southeast just lies in waiting for a flood.

Miami, Daytona, St Augastine, Charlestown & Myrle Beach all will be leveled by this one. 

The wind field is just too large and strong. 
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Random HKer here-HK has typhoons regularly during summer and we just got 3 typhoons in succession, 2 of which were very strong with typhoon 8 signals (1st one was typhoon 10, which is the max). Just me but it's pretty shocking to see the US get so much damage because of some hurricanes, after those 3 all we had was some fallen trees and minor stuff, flooding was minimal and we don't get fallen houses lol. Hope you guys mininize the damage caused by natural disasters in the future and please stay safe.

I think the geography is the difference.  You guys have tall volcanic islands that have been scoured by more cyclones than any other region in the world.  I would guess the most susceptible low-lands washed away, long before us foolish humans put up our condos...  Here in the states most of the southeast just lies in waiting for a flood.

Miami, Daytona, St Augastine, Charlestown & Myrle Beach all will be leveled by this one. 

The wind field is just too large and strong.
Yeah the damage in the states is all about the low level lands.  That is what happened in New Orleans with Katrina, New Jersey with Sandy, and now Houston with Harvey.  The rivers, dams, lakes, and oceans just overflow and flood everything in the lower areas.  There were large parts of all those areas that did not flood at all and essentially had no damage aside from whatever was caused by loss of power or some minor tree branch falling damage (some places didn't even lose power).   

Also, the weather is just going to get worse as the oceans warm a bit.  That was one of the big problems with Harvey as the warmer water didn't create the jet streams that normally push hurricanes through an area.  Harvey just kept circling and coming back dumping more and more water which in turn caused more and more flooding. 
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Also, with Harvey after it hit Texas it didn't move for several days and just took the warm gulf water to dump tons of rain in the Houston area. 50" of rain is going to flood anywhere in the world, regardless of terrain.

Interesting thought about 50" of rain: if that was a snowstorm in the north that would be 500 feet of snow.
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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2017, 11:54:59 AM »

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Random HKer here-HK has typhoons regularly during summer and we just got 3 typhoons in succession, 2 of which were very strong with typhoon 8 signals (1st one was typhoon 10, which is the max). Just me but it's pretty shocking to see the US get so much damage because of some hurricanes, after those 3 all we had was some fallen trees and minor stuff, flooding was minimal and we don't get fallen houses lol. Hope you guys mininize the damage caused by natural disasters in the future and please stay safe.

I think the geography is the difference.  You guys have tall volcanic islands that have been scoured by more cyclones than any other region in the world.  I would guess the most susceptible low-lands washed away, long before us foolish humans put up our condos...  Here in the states most of the southeast just lies in waiting for a flood.

Miami, Daytona, St Augastine, Charlestown & Myrle Beach all will be leveled by this one. 

The wind field is just too large and strong.
Yeah the damage in the states is all about the low level lands.  That is what happened in New Orleans with Katrina, New Jersey with Sandy, and now Houston with Harvey.  The rivers, dams, lakes, and oceans just overflow and flood everything in the lower areas.  There were large parts of all those areas that did not flood at all and essentially had no damage aside from whatever was caused by loss of power or some minor tree branch falling damage (some places didn't even lose power).   

Also, the weather is just going to get worse as the oceans warm a bit.  That was one of the big problems with Harvey as the warmer water didn't create the jet streams that normally push hurricanes through an area.  Harvey just kept circling and coming back dumping more and more water which in turn caused more and more flooding.

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