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Tropical Invest 91L in northern Gulf of Mexico
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Posted on 08/02/2008 11:46:18 AM PDT by nwctwx



Conditions should be favorable for development and already pretty close into the U.S.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: edouard; td5; tropical; weather; wrangler
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To: NautiNurse
The wind field size has doubled today, from 35 miles to 70 miles from the center.

Visually, it looks twice as good as it did 12 hours ago.

Looking at the satellite image, if someone authoritative told me it was a hurricane, I'd believe it. It looks like one, even if it's not.

301 posted on 08/04/2008 3:05:05 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Cailleach

LOL! I started to ask the mods to remove it but then I decided to let everyone have a chuckle at my expense. Enjoy! ;9)


302 posted on 08/04/2008 3:35:23 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: NautiNurse

Me and three other longrod fishermen caught and released well over 40 big bull reds off the San Luis Pass Pier as Gilbert made landfall off Port Isabel some years back. That was a true fish tale. Baits barely touched water and were eaten by 30 to 40 lb bulls. Been down there for Jerry and an older Allison but never anything like Gilbert for fishing in Galveston.


303 posted on 08/04/2008 3:37:42 PM PDT by kinghorse (If we were electing a Sunday Paper Macy's male underwear model, the choice would be clear.)
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To: SouthTexas

That thing’s coiling up. Yikes. Right over my head like Alicia? I hope not. Off to fill up the car (in case it’s needed to drain into the generator these next couple days).


304 posted on 08/04/2008 3:43:14 PM PDT by kinghorse (If we were electing a Sunday Paper Macy's male underwear model, the choice would be clear.)
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To: SouthTexas

That thing’s coiling up. Yikes. Right over my head like Alicia? I hope not. Off to fill up the car (in case it’s needed to drain into the generator these next couple days).


305 posted on 08/04/2008 3:43:25 PM PDT by kinghorse (If we were electing a Sunday Paper Macy's male underwear model, the choice would be clear.)
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To: Dog Gone

We have a very small unit that can be put in a window. Keeping everything else low, our generator will pull it. It’s still hot but you at least have one small room that you can go to , to cool off. Others around here have small motor homes. Lastly someone posted a link awhile back where you can buy a tent ac unit. Where there is a need there’s a way:’)


306 posted on 08/04/2008 3:50:55 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: nuclady

bookmark


307 posted on 08/04/2008 4:06:09 PM PDT by nuclady
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To: Dog Gone

Shear is now lower than it’s been the past few days and should drop or stay as low the rest of the way in.

It should strengthen through landfall, next few hours are critical to end strength.


308 posted on 08/04/2008 4:12:16 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: nwctwx

I’m preparing as if it will be Cat 1. If it gets higher than that, I messed up.


309 posted on 08/04/2008 4:17:56 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

My work is done. The cars are gased, possible outdoor flying objects have been secured, Igloo water coolers have been filled (just in case), ice is in the freezer, generator on stand-by, charcoal for the bbq pits. I think I have it all covered so I can rest now. :-)Man is it HOT outside!


310 posted on 08/04/2008 4:27:19 PM PDT by girlscout
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To: girlscout

What you got Uncle Bill doin, sittin in the chair acting like he’s pulling levers?


311 posted on 08/04/2008 4:39:16 PM PDT by eastforker (Get-R-Done and then Bring-Em- Home)
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To: eastforker

HAHAHA ... he’s napping on the couch. Lucky him ... I had everything done by the time he made it home from work.


312 posted on 08/04/2008 4:41:07 PM PDT by girlscout
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To: Dog Gone

My uncle called me late last night to ask if I knew about the storm. Nope.

We’ve been watching it all day at work (610/I10 West). Boss gave us a work optional day tomorrow as most of us live in neighborhoods that like to flood.

I would rather be trapped at home instead of at work.

We need the rain, but PLEASE don’t let it stall like Allison!


313 posted on 08/04/2008 4:47:41 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: kinghorse; CindyDawg
Baits barely touched water and were eaten by 30 to 40 lb bulls.

So you say...and you threw them all back, so the women can't verify the story. Funny how you caught bulls, and passed the story on to us.

;o)

314 posted on 08/04/2008 4:48:05 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: eastforker
BACK FROM THE GAS PUMPS, GENERATOR FUELD, BEER IN FRIDGE, CHARCOAL AND WOOD FOR GRILL, PROPANE FOR GAS COOKER, OK EDUARDO, BRING IT ON.

Hey Easty.

Went to the store on my lunch break to stock up a touch more. We're good here. The neighborhood around me floods, but this hous hasn't. It's my first storm in the new place. Could be exciting or could be a nothing. Tomorrow should be interesting. They're saying "squalls" strarting around 9am tomorrow all the way through 6pm, with it sitting on us between 4 and 6 pm.

Frabjous joy.

Say hi to the Mrs. for me. :-)

315 posted on 08/04/2008 4:57:21 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: RikaStrom
My uncle called me late last night to ask if I knew about the storm. Nope.

And that is why we are very lucky.

I knew when this developed Sunday afternoon that many people would not be aware of it until today, if then.

There was no time to do extensive prepartions or evacuate. Even if it's a moderate Category 1 storm, which is probably on the high side of the probabilities, we'll get through this without too much drama.

But if conditions were such that a Category 3 or higher storm formed yesterday, we'd be major league hosed.

316 posted on 08/04/2008 4:57:51 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Dog Gone

I think cat 1 is about max given proximity to land and some northward jogs lately. It may even come in to the right of forecast path if it keeps up.


317 posted on 08/04/2008 5:01:14 PM PDT by nwctwx
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To: Dog Gone
But if conditions were such that a Category 3 or higher storm formed yesterday, we'd be major league hosed.

No joke.

I'll take the TS or Cat 1, but please move it out quickly.

I'm as good as prepped as I am going to get, guess we'll see when it starts raining about midnight.

318 posted on 08/04/2008 5:04:01 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: NautiNurse

Snicker


319 posted on 08/04/2008 5:04:06 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: nwctwx

The few clouds we have in the Houston area are already showing the signs of ciruculation.

I think we’ll be okay although there may be a moment or two when we’re not sure.

If tornadoes miss you, it should only be a little exciting tomorrow.


320 posted on 08/04/2008 5:06:14 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Ditter

LOL!


321 posted on 08/04/2008 5:10:40 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: girlscout
I think we're mostly ready, too. even found an a/c window unit today at Lowe's for $138. Our son who just got back from Boy Scout Summer Camp at Possum Kingdom Lake in North Texas (where it was 106 degrees nearly every day) called me and his dad "wimps" for needing a/c. Looks like the Boy Scouts are doing just what I wanted them to do. :)

My one concern is what happens if/when the power goes out and my stepson and his family--including 3 little indians--need to come over! It will be pandemonium! lol!

322 posted on 08/04/2008 5:14:51 PM PDT by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: NautiNurse

NN you’re a sweet heart! Thank you for the ping!
Maybe we’ll get some rain out of this bad boy! ;-)))


323 posted on 08/04/2008 5:23:02 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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To: RikaStrom

It probably won’t start raining as soon as midnight, although we might see an outer band by then. I don’t think we’ll really see that we’re in a tropical system until 5 a.m. or so. It depends on how close you live to Galveston.

The developments in the past hour are not helpful. The center has reformed in the storm to the NNE of the prior one, and it’s now stacked with the lower level circulation under the mid-level circulation.

That suggests it will strengthen and form a visible eye and potentially develop into a hurricane overnight.

And worse, it slightly delays when the center of the storm will arrive. Instead of by noon for the worst of it, it might be 2 pm now with the “eye” further east than it used to be. That it gives it two more hours over hot water.


324 posted on 08/04/2008 5:31:19 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: RikaStrom
Hey Neighbor!

I work in the Marathon Oil Tower - San Felipe and Yorktown. Boss let everyone go early here too. I'm IT so I get to stay and make sure the backup tapes are safe :) lucky me...

At least if it gets bad, flooding wise, I am on the 11th floor and we have a 4 day generator, and the office fridge is stocked with cokes and orange juice...

325 posted on 08/04/2008 5:33:59 PM PDT by Syntyr ( Freepers - In the top %5 of informed Americans!)
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To: Syntyr

IT huh? I suppose you got a 4 day supply of pizza too, right? ;-)


326 posted on 08/04/2008 5:38:05 PM PDT by twntaipan (Dump the Drill-nothing Democrats: Lower fuel costs in the process!)
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To: Syntyr
the office fridge is stocked with cokes and orange juice...

Back in the good ol' days, the oil company fridge was stocked with beer.

327 posted on 08/04/2008 5:39:17 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom
Ooh! I don't have a window AC. What's your address in case I need to come over? Hopefully we won't lose power (fingers crossed). I need to add a window unit on my list for next time though. I remember Alicia ... it wasn't pleasant.

Good luck and stay safe!

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328 posted on 08/04/2008 5:40:48 PM PDT by girlscout
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To: Syntyr
Hiya Neighbor!

Oh yikes! Order in food. :-)

I have two sets of back up tapes here at the house and the boss has two sets at his place, we're ok on that aspect.

The boss said he was going in tomorrow, but I live up in Inwood North and that section floods if you cry hard, so I am logging in from home to work. Besides I have a little economy car, it doesn't swim well should the streets behave like rivers. :-)

329 posted on 08/04/2008 5:42:27 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: Dog Gone
Back in the good ol' days, the oil company fridge was stocked with beer.

You can do that with a privately held company.

(whistling, looking around innocently)

330 posted on 08/04/2008 5:43:42 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: twntaipan

No pizza but there is a lot of I don’t know what frozen meals in the freezer that people have brought in over the years. I guess if I had too I could nuke my way through those.

“Yes boss I know the Email server went down 12 hours sooner than it was supposed... Well I guess running the microwave and the fridge might have had something to do with it...”


331 posted on 08/04/2008 5:44:57 PM PDT by Syntyr ( Freepers - In the top %5 of informed Americans!)
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To: RikaStrom

Ohhh we had friends that got clobbered there around Inwood during Allison. Be safe.

Well I live at Woodway and Voss 2.5 miles from work but right on the bayou. So I guess I will wait and see what tomorrow brings. I may ride it out up at work... At least I would have Internet so I could Freep for 4 days :)


332 posted on 08/04/2008 5:49:37 PM PDT by Syntyr ( Freepers - In the top %5 of informed Americans!)
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To: avacado; All

Greetings from about a block west of the big Bungee chair at Galveston. about a block to my west is a kite shop...folks who know the island will know what I mean. He still had a kite up earlier.

Anyway...I’m staying put. flipped the button.. shields down. I got canned goods, chips...water...and 3 bottles of rum.

Bring it On, Eddie!

And if the canned goods fail...I’ll take this shot gun to those pelicans. As much as they have been diving in the water...they have to be nice a fat.

Of course, if this link I am using to my primary home computer up in the DFW area is not working...then this won’t get posted.

Oh well. Stay safe Galveston Freepers.


333 posted on 08/04/2008 5:50:37 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud
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To: Syntyr

“At least if it gets bad, flooding wise, I am on the 11th floor and we have a 4 day generator, and the office fridge is stocked with cokes and orange juice...”

You still have time to run to the liquor store and get something to go with the cokes and orange juice in case you’re stranded


334 posted on 08/04/2008 5:50:49 PM PDT by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: blam; Ditter
Have you all ever heard of catnip as a skeeter repellent?

I had forgotten my Deep Woods Off® one time at my grandparents' farm. I had read somewhere that catnip repelled them, so what the heck, I gave it a try. It seemed to work.

335 posted on 08/04/2008 5:53:29 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Figment

I suggest the liquor store over by Academy sports. They are pretty nice people.

I waxed my board...like I’ll ever have the kahonas to take it in the water while Ed is near. lol

I sent the missus and my folks north to Central Texas.

Hey...did anybody know that pringles are not real chips. I’m reading the back of this ‘can’. Oh well, got have things to eat tomorrow.


336 posted on 08/04/2008 5:56:06 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud
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To: Dog Gone

I talked to my aunt who lives in up in Central Texas...they had a storm this weekend that had 50 mph wind gusts. She has more damage than I will see here on the island...I’m hoping.


337 posted on 08/04/2008 5:58:21 PM PDT by ArmyBratproud
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To: Syntyr

I lived on Briarhurst in Houston.


338 posted on 08/04/2008 6:09:20 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: RikaStrom
They're saying "squalls" strarting around 9am tomorrow all the way through 6pm, with it sitting on us between 4 and 6 pm.

I wouldn't set my watch to that forecast. Per NHC:

Edouard moving erratically westward...

The erratic movement is presumably due to reformation of the center.

339 posted on 08/04/2008 6:15:55 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: ArmyBratproud

I think you’re goihg to get more than 50 mph winds, but hopefully little damage.


340 posted on 08/04/2008 6:16:09 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: kinghorse

I almost slept thru Alicia—in Houston. Looked out my window and the trees were almost on the ground but the rain wasn’t hitting the window and phone woke me up! I was without electricity until about 8pm—remember that!


341 posted on 08/04/2008 6:16:56 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: ArmyBratproud

We had a similar storm yesterday. Gusts to 45 or 50 and lightning! Lasted about 30 minutes...1.5 in. of rain we needed badly. I’m in Jasper.


342 posted on 08/04/2008 6:19:45 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: lonestar

Ahh then you know where Second Baptist Church is. I live right beside it at the north end of Ripple Creek right by the golf course and the bayou.


343 posted on 08/04/2008 6:24:13 PM PDT by Syntyr ( Freepers - In the top %5 of informed Americans!)
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To: Syntyr

I had friends on Ripple Creek!


344 posted on 08/04/2008 6:27:05 PM PDT by lonestar
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To: lonestar

Btt


345 posted on 08/04/2008 6:28:10 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Ken H
"Have you all ever heard of catnip as a skeeter repellent?"

Not sure...I think so.

346 posted on 08/04/2008 6:30:03 PM PDT by blam
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To: OB1kNOb; eastforker; NautiNurse; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Xenalyte

Gravelston, Oh gravelston ....
I can hear your sand trucks crashing.....

No. That doesn’t work either.


347 posted on 08/04/2008 6:36:47 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE
Galveston
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348 posted on 08/04/2008 6:57:16 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam; Ken H; Xenalyte; RikaStrom; VRWCmember

If you squirt a mosquiter with insect repellent, does it go crazy trying to avoid itself?


349 posted on 08/04/2008 7:14:16 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Dog Gone
We just spoke to some Oklahoma friends, they were in Galveston on The Strand. They had left the place they rented on the west end of the island and were trying to decide if they wanted to get a hotel room on The Strand. I told them don't do it unless you want to be stranded there without a/c for a while. Then they asked what I thought about going up to Kemah and getting a room. Nope that would be worse. They said they might go up to the hill country but I told them that is where the storm is going. Okies don't ‘get’ Texas weather but then I don't ‘get’ tornadoes.
350 posted on 08/04/2008 7:35:37 PM PDT by Ditter
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