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Worse Than Isabel?
Foot's Forecast ^ | 8/23/11 | Foot's Forecast

Posted on 08/23/2011 9:45:15 AM PDT by Stalwart

A majority of the Delmarva Peninsula and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area may see tropical-storm force winds, rainfall and coastal surge reaching or exceeding that of Isabel in 2003. Unless the current NHC track changes considerably, it suggests impacts to the Mid-Atlantic will be similar in scope to Hurricane Floyd in 1999 (NOAA), Fran in 1996 (USGS) and Hazel in 1954 (NGS)

(Excerpt) Read more at footsforecast.org ...


TOPICS: US: Delaware; US: Maryland; US: North Carolina; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: irene
OK, it could change direction.

Maybe, maybe not.

Forewarned is forearmed, FRiends.

1 posted on 08/23/2011 9:45:17 AM PDT by Stalwart
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To: Stalwart

Thanks. It’s too bad the “Lessons Learned from Isabel” link doesn’t seem to be working. I can’t remember it too well.


2 posted on 08/23/2011 9:50:14 AM PDT by In Maryland ("The Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers." -Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: In Maryland

Well, out in western Howard County we had numerous trees down and alot of clean up work to do. Power was out for a couple of days, as I recall.


3 posted on 08/23/2011 9:54:49 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: Stalwart

There is a front moving south that keeps pushing the forecast farther east.

Floridageddon has already been canceled, and it may just end up brushing the North Carolina Islands.


4 posted on 08/23/2011 9:55:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: In Maryland

5 posted on 08/23/2011 9:55:49 AM PDT by TSgt (When in the Course of human events...)
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To: In Maryland

High tide in the Chesapeake Bay for the projected Sunday 8AM strike occurs about two hours earlier that morning.

Even though the tide is going out at the time, only two hours off the high is worrisome.

I’ll be watching this one closely.


6 posted on 08/23/2011 10:08:43 AM PDT by Stalwart
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To: tcrlaf

“There is a front moving south that keeps pushing the forecast farther east.”

Thanks.

We’ve had lots of rain here in MD past couple weeks, the ground is saturated. A sustained heavy rainstorm would flood many homes and businesses here.

Let’s just keep moving that track eastward.


7 posted on 08/23/2011 10:20:38 AM PDT by Stalwart
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To: In Maryland

Isabel was the one where the winds pushed the water up to the top of the bay and wouldn’t let it recede for days. Lots of damage from wind and the excessive prolonged high tides.


8 posted on 08/23/2011 10:25:33 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Stalwart

I hope I’m overly pessimistic here...but I have concerns that people behind flash mob incidents may see this as a huge opportunity. I wouldn’t neglect weaponry in the disaster kit.


9 posted on 08/23/2011 10:25:53 AM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Stalwart

My parents are in the Tidewater area and Isabel was devastating to their community. So many people lost everything, mostly due to flooding.

We’re a few hours northwest of them and while it was only tropical storm strength when it got to us, it did a fair mount of damage. I’ve experienced hurricanes but Isabelle was the creepiest. I don’t know if we had micro bursts or small tornadoes with it, but patches of trees were leveled around our house.

I hope Irene isn’t another Isabelle or worse.


10 posted on 08/23/2011 10:28:23 AM PDT by Nickname
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To: Stalwart
I lived through Isabel and looks like I'll be here for Irene, too. One major difference... The ground was saturated before Isabel and with just a little wind, all the trees just toppled. We are very dry this time around. Should not have the same tree toppling affect (hopefully).

On a lighter note, husband and I have been planning a trip for 8 months and we are leaving this weekend. Raspberry!

11 posted on 08/23/2011 10:41:38 AM PDT by republicangel
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To: Nickname

Isabel was preceded by a 2 week deluge. With the ground as saturated as it was, it didn’t take a whole lot to topple trees. If it was tornados, the trees would have snapped, not toppled.


12 posted on 08/23/2011 10:42:04 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

In northeastern maryland, I DID have several cherry trees snap. The locusts blew over, uprooted. The cherries were all a couple feet in diameter. Lots of firewood, after.


13 posted on 08/23/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: All

And now a earthquake.


14 posted on 08/23/2011 11:09:58 AM PDT by Stalwart
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To: Stalwart

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/


15 posted on 08/23/2011 11:11:52 AM PDT by Stalwart
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To: Stalwart

My neck actually hurts from that; I think I got whiplash. Felt it pretty strong in Newport News, VA. I hope my house’s foundation is ok.


16 posted on 08/23/2011 11:14:13 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Stalwart; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Batten down the hatches, or whatever...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


17 posted on 08/24/2011 1:15:00 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (It's the Tea Party's fault!)
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To: Stalwart

Heading out for key supplies right now before the mad rush and price hikes.


18 posted on 08/24/2011 2:28:05 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Posting on FR since 1998 and 100% teleprompter free post as well.)
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To: Stalwart

WOW - Delmarva was actually mentioned..........I’m impressed. Most have no clue we even exist.


19 posted on 08/24/2011 2:31:57 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Abby4116

Call me if you need me to do anything for you down here.


20 posted on 08/24/2011 2:40:44 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Abby4116; In Maryland; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Isabel was just awful awful awful here in Waldorf (So. Md.)

We were in the basement all night long, with babies in cribs crying at water coming in.

I’m not looking forward to Irene at all!


21 posted on 08/24/2011 5:24:11 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: Gabz; All

Mr. Foot is a high school science teacher here in MD. His blog lets him indulge his hobby of forecasting.

He’s very, very good, along with the crew of local kids he’s assembled. I recommend MD FReepers bookmark his site.

The site is not a 24/7/365 forecasting operation like AccuWeather or WeatherUnderground, and doesn’t pretend to be. He does offer excellent in-depth forecasting and reporting for our area when the storms come.


22 posted on 08/24/2011 6:49:35 PM PDT by Stalwart
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To: Gabz

Thanks Gabz. I think everything is pretty good there. It’s HERE I am more worried about :)


23 posted on 08/24/2011 7:20:28 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Abby4116

OK - but we’ll be around - sort of.

We had planned to spend the weekend in Dover and come back Sunday afternoon, but as of now we’re still planning on going up Friday morning, but leaving to come back Saturday about mid day.


24 posted on 08/24/2011 7:41:50 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

Be safe driving. It’s kind of hard to plan when no one knows where and when it will hit.


25 posted on 08/24/2011 8:40:26 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD
I thought we were going to beat it - the prediction lines seemed to keep moving east. But now I see that they have shifted westward, opening the possibility that Irene will come right up the bay. That won't be pretty.

Stock up on batteries and canned protein drinks. And potable water.

26 posted on 08/25/2011 1:37:48 PM PDT by In Maryland ("The Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers." -Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: Abby4116
"Isabel was the one where the winds pushed the water up to the top of the bay and wouldn’t let it recede for days. Lots of damage from wind and the excessive prolonged high tides."

Thanks. Predictions had looked good for a couple of days, but now it looks like it is coming right to the mouth of the Chesapeake - the Inner Harbor and Fells Point could really get hit, again.

27 posted on 08/25/2011 1:44:10 PM PDT by In Maryland ("The Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers." -Justice Clarence Thomas)
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To: In Maryland

Done.

This will surely suck.

Stay safe!


28 posted on 08/25/2011 4:47:25 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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