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Tropical Storm Isaac
NOAA/NHC ^ | 22 August 2012 | NOAA/NHC

Posted on 08/22/2012 1:47:19 PM PDT by NautiNurse

Tropical Storm Isaac threatens to dampen the Republican National Convention Monday in Tampa, Florida. National media outlets are having a grand time anticipating a Grand Old Party washout. Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn (D) announced Wednesday that he is absolutely prepared to call off the convention next week, with anticipated attendance of 70,000 delegates, party officials, journalists, protesters and others. Buckhorn has not indicated that he would attempt to mitigate liberal protests or a hastily planned Joe "Plugs" Biden visit to Tampa during the convention.

Time will tell. Stay tuned...


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Will Isaac survive a collision with the Cordillera mountains of Hispaniola? Will Isaac rain on the GOP parade? Current forecast models are in general agreement that some formation of Isaac is headed toward Florida. Discuss...
1 posted on 08/22/2012 1:47:29 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: abb; abbi_normal_2; aberaussie; abner; AbsoluteGrace; alancarp; Alas Babylon!; Alia; ...
Tropical storm warning and hurricane watch in effect for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of Haiti.

Max sustained winds 45 mph, 1004 mb
Moving W at 22 mph


On/Off Hurricane List Mash Here-->

2 posted on 08/22/2012 1:49:17 PM PDT by NautiNurse (I don't come around much anymore...)
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To: NautiNurse

FWIW, the latest computer model run (ECMWF) shifts landfall east and puts Isaac as a Cat 4/5 storm at the mouth of the Mississippi next Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Anniversary of Katrina. Direct hit on NOLA.

I’m not making this up.

The storm is still organizing, and the center of circulation has shifted southward. Other models will run later today and may or may not verify what this run predicts.

It’s too far out to know, still a week away. There will probably be many more shifts before landfall.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 1:52:24 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: NautiNurse

All right. You are posting about this, so it is time to pay attention. :)


4 posted on 08/22/2012 1:52:46 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: NautiNurse

The 5 PM report is out. It looks like ground zero has moved from Ft. Myers further north and west around Port Charlotte. Check out the link at Weatherunderground: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at201209_model.html


5 posted on 08/22/2012 1:53:59 PM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: NautiNurse

I prefer that yellow spaghetti noodle...apologies to folks on the upper east coast, but a hurricane does not fit with my current plans.


6 posted on 08/22/2012 1:55:28 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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marked for later


7 posted on 08/22/2012 1:57:07 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: NautiNurse

BTW Friday is the 20-Year anniversary of Hurricane Andrew hitting South Florida.


8 posted on 08/22/2012 1:58:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NautiNurse
Hey NN!

SHOOT!

That's all I'll say.

9 posted on 08/22/2012 1:58:01 PM PDT by blam
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To: NautiNurse

Thank you, ma’am. Much appreciated.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 1:58:28 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: NautiNurse

The present track and strength estimates have Isaac putting a major hit on the Keys.

Way back in 1986 - 1987, when the world was young(or at least I thought so), I was in the USAF stationed at Key West Naval Station, Truman Annex. I was considered essential personnel (communications), and would have had to stay at my post during a hurricane. You can bet I sweated out those hurricane seasons.


11 posted on 08/22/2012 1:59:21 PM PDT by jimtorr
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To: dfwgator

Shhhhhh!


12 posted on 08/22/2012 1:59:34 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: NautiNurse

Maybe Ryan should go surfing on Monday.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 2:00:10 PM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: NautiNurse

The expression at the Cyber Liberty household: It ain’t a Hurricane until NautiNurse posts a thread on FR...

:^)


14 posted on 08/22/2012 2:02:21 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Jedidah

Latest ECMWF Model link:

http://raleighwx.americanwx.com/models/euro/12zeurotropical500mbSLP192.gif

This is only ONE model run. There are a number of models, of which the ECMWF and GFS are deemed the most reliable recently. NWS, WeatherUnderground, TWC, etc. use composites of the various models to plot predictive graphs.

There will be multiple runs this evening.

Still a long way out, but a Tampa landfall is looking less likely.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 2:04:47 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: NautiNurse
Ugh! I'm heading down to Florida for the Convention on Sunday.
16 posted on 08/22/2012 2:08:33 PM PDT by CTGOPPER (Republican in Connecticut)
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To: Cyber Liberty
It ain’t a Hurricane until NautiNurse posts a thread on FR...
:^)

LOL!

As a Tampa Bay resident, I can guarantee this storm is at the top of the local news stories. Fortunately, we had a rehearsal early in the season with Debby. That storm certainly wasn't a dry run either.

We've got all the supplies ready. Hoping we can avoid evacuation.

17 posted on 08/22/2012 2:13:47 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
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To: CTGOPPER
We really are the party of STUPID, aren't we?

70,000 delegates to Florida during hurricane season.

18 posted on 08/22/2012 2:15:10 PM PDT by daniel boob (This space for rent.)
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To: Cyber Liberty; NautiNurse

Awesome! Dittos!

That track looks like it would hit Cedar Key/Panama City. We’re in Alabama just North of there.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 2:15:37 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Jedidah
Still a long way out, but a Tampa landfall is looking less likely.

That's good, but if it's a Cat 4/5 hurricane spinning toward landfall in one of the gulf states, the convention ain't gonna get a whole lot of coverage.

When is the big night at the convention - 8/29 or 8/30?

20 posted on 08/22/2012 2:16:00 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: CTGOPPER

“Ugh! I’m heading down to Florida for the Convention on Sunday.

I’m heading down to the Keys on Sunday myself ... earlier I had heard Cat 1 at best ... those aren’t bad. Now I hear Cat 4/5 ... they evacuate the islands in those cases. Ugh.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 2:16:30 PM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: blam
BLAM!

Between TS Debby and now Isaac, looks like we may be taking the heat this season. Debby did a number on my banana plants. Looked like they had been run through a big paper shredder. Drowned my baby avocado tree too. Sigh...

22 posted on 08/22/2012 2:16:30 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
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To: NautiNurse

Hurricane season bump


23 posted on 08/22/2012 2:19:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: CTGOPPER
I'm heading down to Florida for the Convention on Sunday.

Pack your rubber boots and a poncho. Skip the umbrella. No good in the wind. Make sure you have water and a few packs of crackers handy in your hotel room. You just never know...

Welcome to Florida!

24 posted on 08/22/2012 2:20:55 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
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To: NautiNurse

Sigh...

REALLY hoping there’s no need for a chocolate run ;)


25 posted on 08/22/2012 2:22:29 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NautiNurse

Do the supplies include chocolate and recipes?


26 posted on 08/22/2012 2:23:55 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Jedidah
FWIW, the latest computer model run (ECMWF) shifts landfall east and puts Isaac as a Cat 4/5 storm at the mouth of the Mississippi next Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Seems like an excellent early call. If the circulation is reforming south (looks like it), it may wind up a bit farther west - east Texas should pay attention.

Here's hoping Hispaniola does the usual shred job!

27 posted on 08/22/2012 2:26:44 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Send Sherrod Brown packing - www.JoshMandel.com)
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To: NautiNurse

From the best meteorologist there is imho. Hes a nole) In summary, this storm will break up over land. Worth the read Friends.

http://www.hurricanehunt.com/index-4.html/?p=324


28 posted on 08/22/2012 2:27:59 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

That is what they said about Katrina.


29 posted on 08/22/2012 2:29:19 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: CTGOPPER
Let me be the first to say...


30 posted on 08/22/2012 2:31:23 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
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To: Ingtar

I know. Only god knows. Stock up. I did today. Im in Clearwater..


31 posted on 08/22/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: NautiNurse
It has been said that Obama is the luckiest candidate ever. Could this be the storm that would do 2 things. 1 - effectively washout the Republican Convention, and 2 - allow Obama to come out looking like the anti-GWB for how well he handles this crisis?

Interesting times.

32 posted on 08/22/2012 2:34:10 PM PDT by Paradox (I want Obama defeated. Period.)
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To: Ingtar

Hurricane Supply List: A pound of chocolate for each 10mph increase in wind speed above 45mph.


33 posted on 08/22/2012 2:36:21 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
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To: Ingtar
Remembering Camille, it was a nondescript storm south of Cuba and going nowhere.

It turned north, shot the gap at Yucatan into the Gulf and went berserk.

34 posted on 08/22/2012 2:37:13 PM PDT by stboz
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To: randita

Both.

They’ve got great speakers lined up. We want all of them on in primetime.

What we do NOT need is nonstop coverage of silly Shep and Anderson Cooper hogging the camera in 90 mph gusts, like it’s news that hurricanes produce wind.


35 posted on 08/22/2012 2:38:15 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: NautiNurse

I don’t know where Issac will go but a Republican Convention planned for the end of August in Florida? Why didn’t they pick Galveston or Mobile or something reasonable like that! snort/>/>>


36 posted on 08/22/2012 2:40:03 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: NautiNurse

I hope it doesn’t hit the sanabel and captiva islands. Selfishly we were going there in a few months to shell and fish.


37 posted on 08/22/2012 2:40:25 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: NautiNurse
OK, NautiNurse has posted so now it is an official storm. 5 PM Orlando news talking about all the bad effects to be felt on the East Coast if the eye is over the West Coast of Florida.

When in panic, when in doubt,
run in circles, scream and shout.

38 posted on 08/22/2012 2:45:33 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tantaros: "Plainly put, Romney and Ryan can't push granny off the cliff. Obama beat them to it.")
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks NautiNurse! To think a few weeks ago I was bragging that the Connecticut Delegation hotel was right on the beach.


39 posted on 08/22/2012 2:45:57 PM PDT by CTGOPPER (Republican in Connecticut)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


40 posted on 08/22/2012 2:46:27 PM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Paradox

Not sure how Obama could get a boost from a hurricane considering the piss poor job he did on the oil spill. Besides....there will be 70,000 conservative delegates there ready to lend a hand to people in harms way.


41 posted on 08/22/2012 2:46:42 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: goseminoles

Why won’t Florida State let Dr. Ray use any of their equipment, especially since he teaches there?

I hope he’s right.


42 posted on 08/22/2012 2:46:49 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Ditter

I don’t think Tampa will ever get to host the Summer Olympics now.


43 posted on 08/22/2012 2:46:58 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
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To: goseminoles

When we lived on the Alabama Gulf Coast, this was the only guy I paid any real attention to...

http://www.southalabama.edu/cwrc/stfbill.html

And, well, he is a Nole too.


44 posted on 08/22/2012 2:47:49 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Too many thinking Freepers have left the building...)
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To: Ditter

Makes about as much sense as the time Dallas tried for the Summer Olympics.

As a Texan, I was embarrassed.


45 posted on 08/22/2012 2:52:50 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: penelopesire

We’re planning to go for a few days in October. Mostly to shell and eat fish.


46 posted on 08/22/2012 2:53:29 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: NautiNurse

Thanks for the PING!


47 posted on 08/22/2012 2:54:14 PM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: NautiNurse

Okay, I have a question. This Saturday my wife is coming back to Ft. Lauderdale from Venezuela by way of a flight from Tobago. Her normal flight path would put her almost directly into TS Isaac when it is over Cuba. So my question is can they divert the flight path a couple of hundred miles to the east over Santo Domingo to avoid the hurricane or does the flight just get delayed/cancelled?


48 posted on 08/22/2012 2:57:11 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: EnquiringMind

It looks like a great place. We were going to rent a house on north captiva island. Never been there before but hear the shelling is awesome.


49 posted on 08/22/2012 2:59:39 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Flight can easily be routed around the storm. The ultimate decision to fly will be based on destination weather conditions at MIA/FLL.


50 posted on 08/22/2012 3:01:50 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated)
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