Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by countvolcula, Aug 18, 2011.
category 5 now. there is a running streak of underestimating these storms.
We’ve never seen a storm this strong this far north in the Atlantic.
Elbow Cay just saw a 185 mph land falling hurricane. There seems to one town on that outer island and he slammed into it with 20 ft storm surge.
Now we watch for the stall and hopeful turn.
Worried about Freeport tonight/tomorrow. That area on Abaco was actually fairly well built. Freeport has some of those but a lot of Freeport isn’t built to that standard.
I worked Abaco a while back after they got hit by a hurricane. That place was absolutely destroyed. We put a lot of powerlines underground, but the pictures I've seen today, look so much worse than what I saw back then.
this is real, someone actually tied their trees up.
God hates me.
First UT. Then I had the entire week planned in Kiawah, now mandatory evacuations.
Sorry to hear. Been a shitty week for sports and now weather. Would love to say clear skies ahead but...
I’m gonna haul it over to the gulf tomorrow. Looking like it’ll be perfect over there.
Hot and sunny this coming week. Ocean was too warm this weekend. Felt like a bath
Almost looks fake
Freeport is going to be wiped.
Well the stall occurred about 20 miles to the east favorably for Freeport. It’s still seeing high winds but reports from several hours ago were still looking ok there - strong gusts but manageable, which was shocking to me. Maybe that was a protected cove or something.
An eye-wall replacement cycle has been occurring. When that completes the higher wind speed will consolidate in what will be a larger eye and this will bring heavier winds to Freeport. If the storm starts pulling north before then they may kiss the worst.
That expanded eyewall does seem to be hitting. Freeport now, but the storm seems weaker today. Recon will likely find a very weak cat 5 or cat 4. But the replacement cycle seems to be closing so he could strengthen from here a bit before weakening again he hasn’t already cooled the waters around the island too much by stalling. Regardless, that’s a lot of time and wind for Grand Bahamas.
Been called in to work twice today, and it's not terrible here. A little wind, a little rain. But just enough to not be able to have storm bourbon
Some of you guys are real hurricanophiles.
Moving 1 mph. Seems impossible.
Seen JG run?
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