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Hurricane Irene could become Category 4 by Thursday
MSNBC ^ | 8/25/2010 | MSNBC Staff

Posted on 08/24/2011 9:10:38 PM PDT by AngieGal

Forecasters say Hurricane Irene that is taking aim at the East Coast could become a Category 4 monster by Thursday.

The National Hurricane Center late Wednesday said Irene is approaching the northwestern Bahamas as a Category 3 storm with winds at 120 mph.

But forecasters say that could increase quickly over the next day.

Hurricane and tropical storm watches will likely be required for parts of the coast of the Carolinas by early Thursday.

Winds in Category 4 storms are more than 131 mph.

(Excerpt) Read more at today.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneirene; irene; weather

1 posted on 08/24/2011 9:10:40 PM PDT by AngieGal
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To: AngieGal

And maybe not. Might be a cloudy day.


2 posted on 08/24/2011 9:19:20 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Bonnie 831. I carry a gun because a cop is too heavy.)
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To: AngieGal

And maybe not. Might be a cloudy day. And it might just not even touch land.


3 posted on 08/24/2011 9:20:45 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Bonnie 831. When seconds count, the police are just 20 minutes away.)
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To: AngieGal

Shame that Bambi and The Mooch will have ample time to leave CC


4 posted on 08/24/2011 9:21:35 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: AngieGal

People I know and respect are making me mad over this. I’m not in the least concerned over what the storm will do to the Charleston area as it currently looks like it wont be as bad for us as the severe Tstorms we’ve had in the past couple of days. Some here are still edgy and almost in a state of panic. If projections are accurate we may not get anything except rip currents at the beach. My concern is for those who live in and near the North Carolina Outer Banks and the Northeastern cities that may take a hit. I wish the damn thing would miss everybody.


5 posted on 08/24/2011 9:28:32 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: AngieGal

Latest models are showing a direct hit on NYC. This could be very bad.


6 posted on 08/24/2011 9:29:18 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: Jedidah
Looks a lot like Hurricane Bob in 1991, except that Bob was in October with cooler water. New England could be in for a really bad time.

I went through Gloria (1985) and Bob (1991) which were major nuisances. Irene could be much worse.

7 posted on 08/24/2011 9:33:09 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Jedidah

Right now, it looks like it might come ashore on Long Island around midday on Sunday. This will have the leading edge of the storm funnelling all of its waves and stormsurge straight into the mouth of New York Harbor earlier in the day...and high tide is at 9:10 that morning.

Prayers up. This could get ugly.

8 posted on 08/24/2011 9:36:18 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: AngieGal
The ocean water just north of the Bahamas is at normal temps for this time of year. Latest track has it steering more east. Water near the coast of New England however is warmer then normal for this time of year.


9 posted on 08/24/2011 9:36:46 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: AngieGal

Okay, everybody on or near the Eastern seaboard...face East and BLOW!!! Maybe we can push it out to sea. I’m willing to try just about anything. ;-)


10 posted on 08/24/2011 9:41:13 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: AngieGal

Praying for you guys out that way.


11 posted on 08/24/2011 10:01:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: buccaneer81
except that Bob was in October with cooler water.

Nope, Hurricane Bob was in August 1991. A Monday. I lived on Cape Cod at the time and it was a horrible storm. I will never forget all the uprooted trees and boats washed up into the woods. And I was without power for 9 days.

12 posted on 08/24/2011 10:06:46 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: buccaneer81

Also, Bob hit at dead low tide. The forecast for this beast is at high tide with new moon.

I am in RI now, but not near the coast. Getting nervous about this one.


13 posted on 08/24/2011 10:10:01 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: SueRae

Na, don’t need everybody. Just have Hillary stand on the beach and blow.


14 posted on 08/24/2011 10:10:51 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad

Hitlery hasn’t done that in years.


15 posted on 08/24/2011 10:13:17 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

What? That blow-hard? Everytime she opens her big hairy mouth.


16 posted on 08/24/2011 10:16:35 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Jedidah

IIRC NYC is a libtard infested rathole. A hurricane just may be the enema they need.


17 posted on 08/24/2011 10:21:43 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Semper911
Nope, Hurricane Bob was in August 1991.

You're right. I must have had too many Margaritas that summer ( I had been married two months before.)

18 posted on 08/24/2011 10:22:52 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: AngieGal

dang nabbit, looks like a bread milk batteries and toilet paper run tomorrow

and chocolate

and rum


19 posted on 08/24/2011 10:35:33 PM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common)
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To: Semper911

Ack!! I am flying to Boston for a trade show Saturday through Wed.


20 posted on 08/24/2011 11:26:58 PM PDT by nurees (Oh...there is a NEW Mexico (Homer Simpson))
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To: justa-hairyape
Seems to be tracking west. Could funnel a lot of water up the Chesapeake and the Potomac.

GFDL

Euro


21 posted on 08/24/2011 11:33:35 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: wastoute

I would hope the people of New York would be more gracious should you ever be in danger, sir.


22 posted on 08/25/2011 12:23:16 AM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: jjsheridan5

It certainly will not just keep intensifying until it gets over land. That is an absurd model prediction. She is not in the Gulf of Mexico. If that prediction is correct however, it will be catastrophic. She is heading north into a west to east air flow pattern. That will hold her up, hopefully.


23 posted on 08/25/2011 12:35:06 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Jedidah

Oh, we are staring down the barrel of it here. I do believe we are a bit more prepared and “self reliant”. Sir.


24 posted on 08/25/2011 3:26:02 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Semper911

We’re on the coast in MA. Our boat and those of our dockmates are being pulled tomorrow and. Saturday.


25 posted on 08/25/2011 5:58:06 AM PDT by surrey
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To: Jedidah
Latest models are showing a direct hit on NYC. This could be very bad.

Maybe, maybe not. In NYC, power lines are mostly buried, so it's less likely to cause outages. Long Island is another story. It may be a repeat of Hurricane Gloria in 1985

26 posted on 08/25/2011 6:02:50 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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bump!


27 posted on 08/25/2011 6:06:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: AngieGal

Here in Connecticut, we haven’t been hit by a bad storm in years. Gloria was in 1985, one in the 50’s and one in the 30’s, so I think we’re due.

Stocking up batteries and propane just in case. My be a chance for my husband to try out his new generator.


28 posted on 08/25/2011 6:30:43 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: justa-hairyape

Doesn’t that cone look like a political projection, rather than a mathematical projection? The media need their ‘shark’ story for this summer, so to predict that Irene will hit NYC, Long Island, Cape Cod, etc seems like an “interpretation” that will get people’s attention.


29 posted on 08/25/2011 7:11:33 AM PDT by maica ( Multiculturalism is the smiley face of totalitarianism.)
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To: maica
Just woke up and logged onto the web. Drudge is leading with this - COMPUTER MODELS SHOW NIGHTMARE TURN FOR IRENE

Lets hope the models got it wrong, otherwise prayer might be in order.

30 posted on 08/25/2011 11:19:53 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: wastoute
IIRC NYC is a libtard infested rathole.

Tell that to all the brave members of NYFD and NYPD.

31 posted on 08/25/2011 11:50:27 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/01...NEVER FORGET.)
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