Hurricane Irma

Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by Toroid, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. Sheltie

    Sheltie good to the last drop

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    They're saying Jose most likely will stay out at sea.
     
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  2. Sheltie

    Sheltie good to the last drop

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    Damn it all, I need a stiff drink...
     
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  3. Caeldeth

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    Way, way to far out to tell just yet.
     
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  4. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    There are potentially 3 hurricanes at once if the depression in the Gulf strengthens...
     
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  5. Sheltie

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    Geez, maybe we can get North Korea to detonate an atomic bomb there.
     
  6. Toroid

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  7. Caeldeth

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    It is not impossible for a category 5 to retain strength. It's just conditions are usually not right throughout its journey. They usually run into dry air, wind shear, high pressure and those things rip cyclones apart.

    The interesting thing about this storm in particular is that there is no dry air, there is a massive abundance of tropical moisture, and very unusually warm water, and no wind shear, and there is a Bermuda high that it is avoiding all together.

    Every major weather modal right now other than the ECM which never really has a good handle on Atlantic cyclones is showing the storm continue to deepen and very rapidly deepen by 20mb or lower before landfall and making landfall as a 870 - 890mb storm. Making it one the lowest observed pressures on earth ever! This is very telling because it's what's called a trend and it's been holding for 3 days now.

    I will continue to monitor this storm and give people maps that weather stations will not show, and you have to pay hundreds of dollars to view to inform the people on this forum that live around the area of this storm.

    I cannot stress this enough. If you live anywhere near the path get out. Do not stay. Do not risk the lives of emergency personnel to save your sorry ass because you decided to stay.
     
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  8. Caeldeth

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    Then you have a radioactive hurricane. Not good.
     
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  9. Caeldeth

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    This is the trend. Every single one has a cat 5 landfall.
     

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  10. Kchoo

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    Scary dangerous!
     
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  11. nivek

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    Hurricane Irma Update Statement

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    WTNT61 KNHC 060039 CCA
    TCUAT1

    Hurricane Irma Tropical Cyclone Update...Corrected
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
    815 PM AST Tue Sep 05 2017

    Corrected for time in summary information

    ...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR GUADELOUPE...

    The government of France has changed the Hurricane Watch for
    Guadeloupe to a Hurricane Warning.

    SUMMARY OF 815 PM AST...0015 UTC...INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...17.2N 60.5W
    ABOUT 85 MI...140 KM E OF ANTIGUA
    ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM ESE OF BARBUDA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...185 MPH...295 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...916 MB...27.05 INCHES

    _________________________

    KEY MESSAGES:

    1. Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will
    bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to
    portions of the northeastern Leeward Islands tonight and tomorrow.
    These hazards will spread into the Virgin Islands and Puerto
    Rico tomorrow. Preparations should be rushed to completion before
    the arrival of tropical-storm force winds tomorrow morning in Virgin
    Islands and Puerto Rico.

    2. A hurricane warning is in effect for the northern coast of the
    Dominican Republic, with hurricane watches for Haiti, the
    southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos. Irma is likely to
    bring dangerous wind, storm surge, and rainfall to these areas from
    Wednesday night through Friday.

    3. Irma could directly affect the remainder of the Bahamas and Cuba
    as an extremely dangerous major hurricane later this week. Residents
    in these areas should monitor the progress of Irma and listen to
    advice given by officials.

    4. The chance of direct impacts from Irma beginning later this week
    and this weekend from wind, storm surge, and rainfall continues to
    increase in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula.
    However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of these
    impacts.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
     
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  12. nivek

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    Hurricane Irma Update Statement

    000
    WTNT61 KNHC 060039 CCA
    TCUAT1

    Hurricane Irma Tropical Cyclone Update...Corrected
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017
    815 PM AST Tue Sep 05 2017

    Corrected for time in summary information

    ...HURRICANE WARNING ISSUED FOR GUADELOUPE...

    The government of France has changed the Hurricane Watch for
    Guadeloupe to a Hurricane Warning.

    SUMMARY OF 815 PM AST...0015 UTC...INFORMATION
    ----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...17.2N 60.5W
    ABOUT 85 MI...140 KM E OF ANTIGUA
    ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM ESE OF BARBUDA
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...185 MPH...295 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...916 MB...27.05 INCHES

    _________________________

    KEY MESSAGES:

    1. Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will
    bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to
    portions of the northeastern Leeward Islands tonight and tomorrow.
    These hazards will spread into the Virgin Islands and Puerto
    Rico tomorrow. Preparations should be rushed to completion before
    the arrival of tropical-storm force winds tomorrow morning in Virgin
    Islands and Puerto Rico.

    2. A hurricane warning is in effect for the northern coast of the
    Dominican Republic, with hurricane watches for Haiti, the
    southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos. Irma is likely to
    bring dangerous wind, storm surge, and rainfall to these areas from
    Wednesday night through Friday.

    3. Irma could directly affect the remainder of the Bahamas and Cuba
    as an extremely dangerous major hurricane later this week. Residents
    in these areas should monitor the progress of Irma and listen to
    advice given by officials.

    4. The chance of direct impacts from Irma beginning later this week
    and this weekend from wind, storm surge, and rainfall continues to
    increase in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula.
    However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of these
    impacts.

    National Hurricane Center
     
  13. iwant2believe2

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    Irma is heading toward us as a CAT 5 with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts over 200 mph. It is headed slightly Gulf side at present with a probable track straight up the middle but it matters little now. It is LARGER than the state of Florida. I'm evacuating tomorrow evening or Thursday morning at the latest. Here's some size comparisons... 21272239_10214089516498663_1976715046075302517_n.jpg 21430218_10214096896003146_4788645534260607282_n.jpg
     
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  14. iwant2believe2

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    People need to understand that its the eye wall and not the eye that is the most destructive. Hurricane force winds extending 50-60 mi from eye and tropical storm force winds up to 150 mi from eye. The storm does not end when it makes landfall...it continues on its path until it weakens and dissipates which in this instance could be well into GA. East coast, West coast, inland...we're all fucked. Pardon my language but I am literally losing everything here. I have heard so many people today just totally ignore the facts and reality. Its maddening. They think it will hit Miami and send a few showers their way. These are the people who will be on their rooftops waving frantically for rescue.
     
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  15. 3FEL9

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    Its gone over Barbuda island.. some 2000 residents living there. Cant find any reports of what happened.

    Are they still there ?
     
  16. Caeldeth

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    That area isn't doing very good.
     

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  17. Caeldeth

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    Latest data seems to be bringing it more east. Still a record breaking category 5. Hmmm..
     

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  18. Caeldeth

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    Here you go.
     

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  19. Caeldeth

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    Anybody from Florida to the Carolinas is in a very high risk area. Coming in even stronger now then yesterday.
     

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  20. Caeldeth

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    Landfall. Can't get the frame before this but it makes initial landfall as an 894mb category 5. Extreme damage to everything in its path.
     

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