Skip to comments.Hurricane Felix (Update: Category 5 Hurricane )
Posted on 09/01/2007 6:57:00 AM PDT by NautiNurse
Tropical Storm Felix has formed near the South American
A tropical storm watch remains in effect for the northern coast of Venezuela from Cumana to Pedernales including the island of Margarita.
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|Category||Wind Speed||Barometric Pressure||Storm Surge||Damage Potential|
|< 39 mph
< 34 kts
|39 - 73 mph
34 - 63 kts
|74 - 95 mph
64 - 82 kts
|28.94" or more
980.02 mb or more
|4.0' - 5.0'
1.2 m - 1.5 m
|Minimal damage to vegetation|
|96 - 110 mph
83 - 95 kts
|28.50" - 28.93"
965.12 mb - 979.68 mb
|6.0' - 8.0'
1.8 m - 2.4 m
|Moderate damage to houses|
|111 - 130 mph
96 - 112 kts
|27.91" - 28.49"
945.14 mb - 964.78 mb
|9.0' - 12.0'
2.7 m - 3.7 m
|Extensive damage to small buildings|
|131 - 155 mph
113 - 135 kts
|27.17" - 27.90"
920.08 mb - 944.80 mb
|13.0' - 18.0'
3.9 m - 5.5 m
|Extreme structural damage|
|Greater than 155 mph
Greater than 135 kts
|Less than 27.17"
Less than 920.08 mb
|Greater than 18.0'
Greater than 5.5m
|Catastrophic building failures possible|
I am currently in Roatan Honduras at CoCoview Resort...I will keep all Freepers posted when internet is up as to what is happening here. I have a digital camera as well.
This looks like bad news from the island’s perspective.
I hear you about the stillness. It's weird. I have palm trees all around my office and these black clouds roll in and not a leaf is blowing.
Felix sure is growing at a good clip, isn’t he?
Are you planning to stay there through the storm?
Statement as of 8:00 am AST on September 02, 2007
...Felix passing north of Curacao... A Tropical Storm Warning and a Hurricane Watch are in effect for the islands of Aruba...Bonaire...and Curacao. A tropical storm watch remains in effect for Jamaica. Interests elsewhere in the central and western Caribbean Sea should closely monitor the progress of this system. For storm information specific to your area...including possible inland watches and warnings...please monitor products issued by your local weather office. At 800 am AST...1200z...the center of Hurricane Felix was located by a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft near latitude 13.0 north... longitude 69.3 west or about 380 miles...615 km... south of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic...and about 60 miles...95 km... northeast of Aruba. Felix is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph...30 km/hr...and a west-northwestward or westward motion is expected over the next 24 hours. On this track the center of Felix will be passing just north of Aruba during the next few hours...and into the open waters of the central Caribbean Sea later today and tonight. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph...160 km/hr...with higher gusts. Felix is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Strengthening is forecast...and Felix could become a major hurricane during the next 24 hours. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 15 miles...30 km...from the center...and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles...185 km. A NOAA hurricane hunter plane just reported a minimum central pressure of 981 mb...28.97 inches. Felix is expected to produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches...with possible maximum isolated amounts of 6 inches...over the offshore islands of Venezuela and the Netherlands Antilles islands of Aruba...Bonaire...and Curacao. Repeating the 800 am AST position...13.0 N...69.3 W. Movement toward...west-northwest 18 mph. Maximum sustained winds...100 mph. Minimum central pressure...981 mb. The next advisory will be issued by the National Hurricane Center at 1100 am AST. $$ Forecaster Pasch
Somebody better take his food away :-)
One at a time, PLEASE!
” One at a time, PLEASE! “
That brings up a procedural question —
If that ‘disturbance’ following close on Felix’s heels develops into something, will this become a multi-storm thread, or will it get its own thread, making us bounce back-and-forth??
(enquiring - translation: idle - minds want to know..) ;~)
” Yes “
We managed to make it through 2005 with 28 tropical systems, including five major hurricanes Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, one at a time.
Take care antivenom.
I’m trying to catch up (were you up all night?)
when does it look like it will pass over Roatan?
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Glad no South Florida hurricanes so far this season. Only problem is every time a serious one hits Mexico the US gets another 250,000 illegals, ugg.
Keep up the great work NN!
Has Blanco declared a state of emergency yet?
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