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Weather System in Gulf South of Mississippi
NHC NOAA ^ | 9-5-2012 | Vanity

Posted on 09/05/2012 12:25:30 PM PDT by topher

There is a possibility of a shutdown of oil platforms in the Gulf because of a rapidly developing system South of the State of Mississippi.

It has gone from a 20% chance of tropical development to 40% chance in just the past few hours.

The oil industry tends to be very conservative in terms of making sure that it can evacuate workers in the Gulf.

It is possibble -- if this system continues to intensify that the Gulf of Mexico oil operations might be shut down in the next day or so.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Weather
KEYWORDS: oilshutdown; weather
Though this system is headed in a South, it could still impact the oil patch offshore.

And if the system develops into a tropical storm and then turns North, it could dump rain on parts of Louisiana and Mississippi that has just been hit with flooding from Hurricane Isaac.

1 posted on 09/05/2012 12:25:40 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Sure it won’t be in Charlotte, NC by Thursday evening?


2 posted on 09/05/2012 12:27:59 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: topher
The current posting from the National Hurricane Center on this system is:

ZCZC MIATWOAT ALL TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 PM EDT WED SEP 5 2012

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER IS ISSUING ADVISORIES ON RECENTLY
UPGRADED HURRICANE LESLIE...LOCATED ABOUT 465 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHEAST
OF BERMUDA... AND ON TROPICAL STORM MICHAEL...LOCATED ABOUT 1125
MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE AZORES.

1. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS LOCATED OVER THE EXTREME NORTH-CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO...ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF PENSACOLA FLORIDA. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE CONTINUED TO DEVELOP NEAR AND TO THE SOUTH OF THE CENTER...AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST MARGINALLY CONDUCIVE FOR SOME GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS DISTURBANCE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THIS SYSTEM HAS A MEDIUM CHANCE...40 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES SOUTHWARD TO SOUTH-SOUTHWESTWARD AT 5 TO 10 MPH. AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT IS

NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$ FORECASTER STEWART


3 posted on 09/05/2012 12:29:24 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: NautiNurse

Surf’s up...


4 posted on 09/05/2012 12:30:04 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Kick Obama out of the White House in 2012.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Currently headed South, not North...


5 posted on 09/05/2012 12:30:31 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

weather is racist


6 posted on 09/05/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: topher

Holy crap! Barry’s playing with the storm machine again.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 12:32:42 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: topher
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8 posted on 09/05/2012 12:33:18 PM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: topher

THis system is the remnants of Isaac that slowly moved south through Alabama the last few days dumping a ton of rain, and causing a lot of wind damage on an already soaked area.


9 posted on 09/05/2012 12:42:16 PM PDT by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: commish

Very true. If you followed the “loop” over the last week you could see the storm split off a southern depression and send the rest to NJ.


10 posted on 09/05/2012 12:49:01 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: topher; NautiNurse

I caught a snippet from the Weather Channel yesterday about the possible re-emergence of Isaac in the Gulf with subsequent strengthening. Went to the NHC tropical outlook and there wasn’t a peep about this. And now here it is. Why, why, why? (and I want flying cars too)


11 posted on 09/05/2012 12:51:22 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: NonValueAdded
There was not much of anything left of Isaac until these storms popped up in the Gulf this morning.

This morning, it was a very large area of storms, but strictly offshore (which is good news for Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi).

The Oil Industry has the real problem -- it takes a long time to evacuate the Gulf of Mexico, and if a storm pops out of nowhere, it is a real headache.

It can take 2+ hours to fly in by helicopter from the Gulf.

And that does not take into account the 2+ hours the helicopter must fly to reach a platform 200+ miles offshore.

12 posted on 09/05/2012 1:03:03 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: NonValueAdded

http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/GOESEast.php

3 day loop on the left side...maybe leftovers from Isaac energy just looking at it.


13 posted on 09/05/2012 1:06:43 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: topher
Local weather guy out of New Orleans (Bob Breck Fox-8-) said that a front should pick it up and head it towards the Central Florida peninsula.
Most models I have seen , so far, verify his forecast.
Don't need any more rain in south Louisiana, my yard is just starting to dry up.
14 posted on 09/05/2012 1:10:48 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: NonValueAdded

As I understand, not enough of Isaac left in this system to call it Isaac again. If it develops, would be Nadine.


15 posted on 09/05/2012 1:18:02 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: The Cajun
From the Gulf of Mexico Satellite Site:

From this image, it appears the bulk of the rain is Southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River.

This morning there was much more rain off the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coasts.

It just may be the circular motion of this system that is causing it.

Hopefully, this system is headed South and not North...

16 posted on 09/05/2012 1:21:11 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: NautiNurse
As I understand, not enough of Isaac left in this system to call it Isaac again. If it develops, would be Nadine.

I prefer Isaac, Phase 2

Or:

Son of Isaac
Isaac, Jr.
Li'l Isaac

17 posted on 09/05/2012 1:21:33 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: topher
Below is a link to the Java Loop of the Gulf of Mexico Satellite (Rainbow Color Infrared):

NHC NOAA Weather Satellite Link to Java Loop of Gulf of Mexico (Rainbow Infrared)

18 posted on 09/05/2012 1:30:49 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: al_c

Jacob...


19 posted on 09/05/2012 1:32:33 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: topher
AP has article on this system (via KATC ABC TV 3):

'Spawn of Isaac' moves into the Gulf

Max winds are 30 mph. I am not sure at what wind speed helicopters cannot fly to evacuate crews from the Gulf...

20 posted on 09/05/2012 1:40:25 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
Max winds are 30 mph. I am not sure at what wind speed helicopters cannot fly to evacuate crews from the Gulf...

Been up in worse than that, it ain't fun in the small jobs.
The pilot is a busy little bee, LOL.

21 posted on 09/05/2012 1:50:43 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: topher


22 posted on 09/05/2012 1:55:42 PM PDT by deport
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To: NautiNurse
Nadine

BFL

23 posted on 09/05/2012 3:46:24 PM PDT by blam
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To: gov_bean_ counter

LOL! Good one!


24 posted on 09/05/2012 4:06:49 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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