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Ill Winds Blows Over Storm-Hit Lands (Hurricane Season Begins)
The Guardian (UK) ^ | 6-1-2006 | Suzanne Goldenberg

Posted on 05/31/2006 7:33:09 PM PDT by blam

Ill wind blows over storm-hit lands

The US hurricane season starts today with predictions of severe turbulence ahead

Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington
Thursday June 1, 2006
The Guardian (UK)

Barstools are all that remain from a restaurant in Long Beach, Mississippi, after hurricane Katrina. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

Alberto, Beryl, Chris and Debby. Somewhere over the Atlantic, a combination of warm sea surface temperatures and wind shear is brewing up a string of tropical storms that threaten to unleash a fresh season of devastation on coastal America.

With New Orleans still surrounded by the wreckage of Katrina, a new hurricane season gets under way today - and with it, the realisation that the coming six months could well bring a repetition of the panic and confusion that revealed a vulnerability many Americans had previously been unaware of.

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Yesterday, a new forecast from the respected team of hurricane experts at Colorado State University predicted 17 named storms in 2006, including nine hurricanes. Five of those will be category three storms, with winds of more than 110 miles per hour. "We believe 2006 will be a very active season in the Atlantic basin," the report said.

Although the predictions do not indicate 2006 will be as severe as last year - and it is too early to know where an individual storm will come to ground - there was an 82% chance that at least one major storm would reach land in the US. There was a 69% chance that storm would strike the east coast, including Florida, and a 38% probability of a hurricane hitting the Gulf coast.

"If the atmosphere and the ocean behave as they have in the past, we should have a very active season, but that doesn't necessarily translate into storms that produce as...

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The Gulf waters off the coast of Alabama are already higher than normal for this time of year.

I drove the length of the Gulf Coast last week. It still looks like a bomb went off up and down the coast still. Less than half the people who lived in New Orleans have returned...the sights there are unbelieveable.

1 posted on 05/31/2006 7:33:10 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam

Here's hoping we are all spared the fury of the last few years. I know my family needs a break :-)


2 posted on 05/31/2006 7:38:40 PM PDT by Xcoastie (If you think education is expensive, try ignorance)
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To: NautiNurse

They're baaacck!


3 posted on 05/31/2006 8:03:27 PM PDT by blam
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To: aberaussie; Alas Babylon!; Alia; Alice in Wonderland; alnick; Amelia; asp1; AntiGuv; Bahbah; ...
The 2006 Hurricane Season officially begins today (wiping brow, and dusting cobwebs from the six month haitus). Can't say I've missed the long 2005 season.

You are on this ping list because you requested to be added during the past several years. If you wish to be added or removed from the hurricane ping list (occasionally a high volume list when the surf is up), please send FReepmail here.

Howlin, Gabz and I will be operating Hurricane Central from the usual bunker locations again this year.

Be prepared...

4 posted on 05/31/2006 9:29:21 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: All
I'll just say it right now.

We wouldn't be having all these hurricanes if the United States would agree to the Kyoto Protocol.

Since we don't, it can only mean one thing.

This is all Bush's fault!

5 posted on 05/31/2006 9:31:47 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Every person has a photographic memory - but some don't have their flash card installed.)
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To: NautiNurse
"Be prepared..."

I am, like never before. I ran out of gasoline and sugar last year when the power was off for seven days. Also, I got the portable AC's working with the generator now.

I've 'boosted' all my supplies to comprehend a Bird Flu pandemic too.

6 posted on 05/31/2006 9:35:33 PM PDT by blam
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To: COEXERJ145
You stepped right into this! ROTFLMAO! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 05/31/2006 9:38:32 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: blam

I'm waiting for the new doors and kevlar hurricane screens to arrive any day now.


8 posted on 05/31/2006 9:42:42 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: onyx
Oh ha ha ha.

Smart aleck.

9 posted on 05/31/2006 9:42:54 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Every person has a photographic memory - but some don't have their flash card installed.)
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To: COEXERJ145



I am still doubled over laughing.


10 posted on 05/31/2006 9:43:49 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: onyx
I'll get you back.
11 posted on 05/31/2006 9:46:30 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Every person has a photographic memory - but some don't have their flash card installed.)
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To: onyx

Sorry. This hasn't turned into an immigration thread, yet.


12 posted on 05/31/2006 9:48:02 PM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: The South Texan; COEXERJ145


ROTFLMAO!
Oh, too funny.


13 posted on 05/31/2006 9:49:44 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: COEXERJ145


I know you will, but in the interim, I am still laughing and having a wonderful time...lol.


14 posted on 05/31/2006 9:51:05 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: onyx
I'm glad you are, even if it is at my expense.
15 posted on 05/31/2006 9:52:22 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Every person has a photographic memory - but some don't have their flash card installed.)
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To: COEXERJ145

LOL -- OK, I'll stop now...lol.
We have to be serious. Hurricane season is upon us and my daughter is still living on Grand Cayman Island, albeit, FULLY insured.


16 posted on 05/31/2006 9:55:48 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: NautiNurse; Howlin
Howlin, Gabz and I will be operating Hurricane Central from the usual bunker locations again this year.

I keep being told that Howlin and I are in the scope this year.......let's just hope NONE of us.

Be prepared...

Hurricanes, bird flu - what's the diff? Preps are pretty much the same. Other than plywood - don't need that for bird flu.

17 posted on 05/31/2006 9:57:32 PM PDT by Gabz (Proud to be a WalMartian --- beep)
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To: onyx; The South Texan; COEXERJ145

Thank goodness we all still have a sense of humor.


18 posted on 05/31/2006 9:59:12 PM PDT by Gabz (Proud to be a WalMartian --- beep)
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To: Gabz


And some us, have our cigs too.
This thread is not a no smoking zone...lol.


19 posted on 05/31/2006 10:01:07 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: NautiNurse

Reporting for duty. Need help with anything this year?


20 posted on 05/31/2006 10:07:07 PM PDT by Ingtar (Prensa dos para el inglÚs)
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To: onyx

LOL!!!!!!!!!

I intend to try and help keep up a sense of humor if TSHTF.........it helps relieve tension, regardless of what some claim are disrespectful comments.


21 posted on 05/31/2006 10:08:10 PM PDT by Gabz (Proud to be a WalMartian --- beep)
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To: Gabz

Exactly. I hear ya!

I gave up smoking totally, but decided I really enjoyed smoking, so now I treat myself to 3 or fewer cigs a day.
Most days I smoke just one and I am happy. :)

Did your ankle fully heal? I seem to recall that you needed PT for it. I remember the very night you fell.


22 posted on 05/31/2006 10:13:27 PM PDT by onyx (Deport the trolls --- send them back to DU)
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To: NautiNurse

Not looking forward to this year.


23 posted on 05/31/2006 11:19:42 PM PDT by dixie sass
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To: COEXERJ145
Bash your heart out!


24 posted on 06/01/2006 1:41:41 AM PDT by jslade (Liberalism ALWAYS accomplishes the exact opposite of it's stated intent!)
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To: NautiNurse

Hey NN,

Thanks for the ping...let's hope we don't start as early as last year, or run as late as last year.

It sure has been "hot" this last week. My guys (hubby and son) went diving last weekend and said the Gulf was warming up nicely (LOL, I don't think that's good news.)


25 posted on 06/01/2006 3:07:31 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: blam; NautiNurse; Howlin; Gabz; Dog Gone
Houston just finished four consecutive days with an officially recorded rainfall. It was the first time that has happened since March, 2005.

This was courtesy of mid-level circulation in the Gulf. It was close to going tropical.
26 posted on 06/01/2006 3:21:27 AM PDT by Flyer (Xenalyte is having a Hoop Skirt Hullabaloo all week!)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping, on this the official opening day of Her-icane Season!


27 posted on 06/01/2006 3:33:58 AM PDT by Alia
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping, NN.

Got my tuna fish, pop tarts, bottled water, gas and batteries! My husband cranked the generator last week!

Ready!


28 posted on 06/01/2006 4:42:19 AM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: NautiNurse

Present!

Good to hear from you again.


29 posted on 06/01/2006 4:57:19 AM PDT by cll (Carthage must be destroyed)
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To: blam
Leeeeeeeeeeeeeets get ready to RUMMMMMMMBLE!!!


30 posted on 06/01/2006 5:19:40 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Flyer
Houston just finished four consecutive days with an officially recorded rainfall...It was close to going tropical.

Ummm...our reliable local weather guy here referred to your rainmaker as a tropical wave.

31 posted on 06/01/2006 5:30:22 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: dawn53
let's hope we don't start as early as last year, or run as late as last year.

...and all major storms avoid landfall. Amen.

32 posted on 06/01/2006 5:35:46 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: blam

...and so it begins


33 posted on 06/01/2006 5:37:10 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: jslade

....that is sooooooooo gross.


34 posted on 06/01/2006 5:38:26 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: NautiNurse
Ummm...our reliable local weather guy here referred to your rainmaker as a tropical wave.

Our weather guys said it had some tropical characteristics, but since it is a mid-level low, they didn't didn't want to call it the "T" word.

And my weather guy can beat up your weather guy!

35 posted on 06/01/2006 5:50:00 AM PDT by Flyer (Xenalyte is having a Hoop Skirt Hullabaloo all week!)
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To: NautiNurse

May God keep us all safe this Hurricane season.


36 posted on 06/01/2006 5:53:28 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I hate Hurricane Season !)
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the ping. That time again? Yawnnnnn. Ok, ....I'm awake:')


37 posted on 06/01/2006 6:05:00 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: NautiNurse
Hi Nauti, Here is the first TWO and there is a pretty good flare-up in the South Caribbean this morning.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 530 AM EDT THU JUN 01 2006 FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO... TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY. TODAY MARKS THE FIRST DAY OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON...WHICH WILL RUN UNTIL NOVEMBER 30TH. THE LIST OF NAMES FOR 2006 IS AS FOLLOWS: NAME PRONUNCIATION NAME PRONUNCIATION ------------------------------------------------------------- ALBERTO AL BAIR- TOE LESLIE BERYL BER- IL MICHAEL CHRIS NADEEN NAY DEEN- DEBBY OSCAR ERNESTO ER NES- TOE PATTY FLORENCE RAFAEL RA FA EL- GORDON SANDY HELENE HE LEEN- TONY ISAAC EYE- ZAK VALERIE JOYCE WILLIAM KIRK THE GREEK ALPHABET...ALPHA...BETA...GAMMA...ETC...IS USED SHOULD THE STANDARD LIST OF NAMES BE EXHAUSTED...AS IT WAS LAST YEAR. IN 2005...A RECORD 28 STORMS FORMED...INCLUDING AN UNNAMED OCTOBER SUBTROPICAL STORM THAT WAS ADDED TO THE OFFICIAL LIST IN APRIL. THE LONG-TERM AVERAGES FOR THE NUMBER OF NAMED STORMS...HURRICANES... AND MAJOR HURRICANES ARE 11...6...AND 2...RESPECTIVELY. THE NOAA SEASONAL OUTLOOK FOR 2006 CALLS FOR ABOVE NORMAL LEVELS OF ACTIVITY. THIS PRODUCT...THE TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK...IS ISSUED FOUR TIMES A DAY...AT 530 AM...1130 AM...530 PM AND 1030 PM EASTERN TIME. IT BRIEFLY DESCRIBES SIGNIFICANT AREAS OF DISTURBED WEATHER AND THEIR POTENTIAL FOR TROPICAL STORM FORMATION. A SEPARATE PRODUCT...THE SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT...MAY BE ISSUED AT ANY TIME TO DESCRIBE STRONG...FORMATIVE WEATHER SYSTEMS THAT HAVE NOT YET REACHED TROPICAL DEPRESSION STATUS. THE SPECIAL TROPICAL DISTURBANCE STATEMENT IS ISSUED UNDER THE WMO HEADER WONT41 KNHC AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIADSAAT. A STANDARD PACKAGE OF PRODUCTS...CONSISTING OF THE TROPICAL CYCLONE PUBLIC ADVISORY...THE FORECAST/ADVISORY...THE CYCLONE DISCUSSION... AND THE STRIKE PROBABILITIES...IS ISSUED EVERY SIX HOURS FOR ALL ONGOING TROPICAL CYCLONES. IN ADDITION...A SPECIAL ADVISORY PACKAGE MAY BE ISSUED AT ANY TIME TO ADVISE OF SIGNIFICANT UNEXPECTED CHANGES OR TO MODIFY WATCHES OR WARNINGS. AN ADDITIONAL PRODUCT...OF WHICH USERS MAY BE LESS FAMILIAR...IS THE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE. THE TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE IS A BRIEF STATEMENT TO INFORM OF SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN A TROPICAL CYCLONE OR TO POST OR CANCEL WATCHES OR WARNINGS. IT IS USED IN LIEU OF OR TO PRECEDE THE ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL ADVISORY PACKAGE. TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATES...WHICH CAN BE ISSUED AT ANY TIME...CAN BE FOUND UNDER WMO HEADERS WTNT61 KNHC THROUGH WTNT65 KNHC...AND UNDER AWIPS HEADER MIATCUAT1 THROUGH MIATCUAT5. FORECASTER BEVEN

38 posted on 06/01/2006 6:13:01 AM PDT by varina davis
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To: dawn53

We went to a church picnic in April, and it was very comfortable in the Gulf -- warm. It should be interesting....


39 posted on 06/01/2006 6:19:32 AM PDT by Chanticleer (Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point. Lewis)
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To: NautiNurse

Hiya, NautiNurse! Have your essential supplies ready -- like chocolate?


40 posted on 06/01/2006 6:22:54 AM PDT by Chanticleer (Courage is not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point. Lewis)
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To: Chanticleer
Have your essential supplies ready -- like chocolate?

As a matter of fact...Publix has their own brand of mini chocolate chips. They are in the refrigerator. Not only are they an essential hurricane supply, they are yummy too.

41 posted on 06/01/2006 6:30:54 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane Season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: Chanticleer

Right now the coastal waters are around 82-84, approaching bath temperature, LOL.

My son and husband have been wearing wetsuits when they dive, of course that's a little farther offshore and the water temp is a little cooler. This past weekend they didn't need them, so I imagine the temp was in the high 70's even offshore.


42 posted on 06/01/2006 6:48:55 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: NautiNurse
The first day of Hurricane Season and Nagin is sworn in as NO mayor. Oh the irony!
43 posted on 06/01/2006 7:18:33 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: All

44 posted on 06/01/2006 7:51:24 AM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: blam
Blam, how was the state of the roads? Especially I-10 in Mississippi & Alabama? I am going to have to drive that stretch the week after next and would appreciate any warnings of things to avoid/look out for/plan for.

Thanks in advance.
45 posted on 06/01/2006 8:05:57 AM PDT by Iwo Jima ("Close the border. Then we'll talk.")
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To: NautiNurse; Howlin; Gabz

Thanks for your hard work! Most of my family is in the Houston area and I appreciated your threads so much last year.


46 posted on 06/01/2006 8:58:50 AM PDT by 2Jedismom (Life's about changing, nothing ever stays the same)
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To: blam; NautiNurse; Howlin; Gabz

Blam, thanks for post; and, Nautinurse, howlin, & gabz, thanks for the ping and inclusion on the threads.

Feel that I just logged out of the Katrina Chronicles:(


47 posted on 06/01/2006 9:37:37 AM PDT by bwteim (Save the USA: find jobs for RINOS in Mexico. No borders = no country.)
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To: LA Woman3
The first day of Hurricane Season and Nagin is sworn in as NO mayor. Oh the irony!

Incredible. This year should prove whether or not he can fool all of the people all of the time--again.

48 posted on 06/01/2006 9:53:16 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Hurricane Season 2006 - Be prepared and have a plan)
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To: Iwo Jima
"Blam, how was the state of the roads? Especially I-10 in Mississippi & Alabama?"

Open and clear. You'll be able to 'blow & go.' Good Luck.

49 posted on 06/01/2006 10:18:31 AM PDT by blam
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To: NautiNurse; All

Reporting for duty. I think we're due a quiet "tour" this year, don't you all?


50 posted on 06/01/2006 3:56:33 PM PDT by brothers4thID (Being lectured by Ted Kennedy on ethics is not unlike being lectured on dating protocol by Ted Bundy)
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