Severe Weather Thread

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by countvolcula, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    category 5 now. there is a running streak of underestimating these storms.
     
  2. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    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.
     
  3. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod



    So amazing.
     
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  4. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    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.
     
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  5. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    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.
     
  6. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Screenshot_20190830-144233_Instagram.jpg this is real, someone actually tied their trees up.
     
  7. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    God hates me.

    First UT. Then I had the entire week planned in Kiawah, now mandatory evacuations.
     
  8. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    Sorry to hear. Been a shitty week for sports and now weather. Would love to say clear skies ahead but...
     
  9. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    I’m gonna haul it over to the gulf tomorrow. Looking like it’ll be perfect over there.
     
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  10. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff More fragile than Mr. Glass

    Hot and sunny this coming week. Ocean was too warm this weekend. Felt like a bath
     
  11. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

  12. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    Almost looks fake
     
  13. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Freeport is going to be wiped.
     
  14. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    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.
     
  15. TennTradition

    TennTradition Super Moderator

    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.
     
  16. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

  17. kmf600

    kmf600 Energy vampire

    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
     
  18. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    Some of you guys are real hurricanophiles.
     
  19. Ssmiff

    Ssmiff More fragile than Mr. Glass

    Moving 1 mph. Seems impossible.
     
  20. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Seen JG run?
     
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