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Hurricane Irene [Now at Cat 3]
NHC/NOAA ^ | 20 August 2011 | NHC/NOAA

Posted on 08/20/2011 4:22:03 PM PDT by NautiNurse

Tropical Storm Irene has developed from Invest 97 in the Western Atlantic Ocean, east of the Leeward Islands.

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Here in Miami, finally finished boarding up the house. On a plane to CA tomorrow. I don’t wish any hell on the Bahamas or Carolinas, but will certainly be glad to see it miss us, if it does, as now seems more likely.


201 posted on 08/22/2011 7:43:51 PM PDT by Sam Cree (absolute reality)
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To: Sam Cree

Yeah, the trend seems to be shifting eastward. Of particular note is the Canadian model that I mentioned this morning: its latest run shifts from almost the “most westward” to being the “most eastward” of all forecasting models. That’s a huge swing.... but if that holds, then there might be no mainland US strike at all.


202 posted on 08/22/2011 8:10:02 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

(Just to be clear, though: the official NHC track is now pointing toward Hilton Head — but I’ll look forward to the morning adjustments.)


203 posted on 08/22/2011 8:12:33 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: kingu

Oh I don’t post much in those; I don’t even get half of what they are saying. But it is very interesting nonetheless.


204 posted on 08/22/2011 8:18:27 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: NautiNurse
Hurricane Irene Infrared Satellite
205 posted on 08/22/2011 8:39:46 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: numberonepal

I bought a generator in late Summer 1999. While in line with it on a pallet, the guy behind me asked “Is that a Y2K generator”.

I said “That’s an Atlanta Winter ice storm, hurricane Opal, Dunwoody Tornado, Y2K generator.”

Y2K came and went, no big deal. We had a Winter storm in late January of 2000 and were without utility power for 60 hours, and my SIL/BIL used the generator for another day beyond that, as they didn’t get power back as quickly. As far as I am concerned, that insurance cost (because that is how you should look at a generator purchase) paid for itself in that event in the first year of ownership, and every time I’ve used it since was just gravy (probably 2-3 times). It’s still going strong, I change the oil annually and exercise it quarterly.


206 posted on 08/22/2011 9:07:30 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: NautiNurse

OK, I like the track movement offshore to the east. Now let’s pick up speed and get to Martha’s grape vines toute de suite


207 posted on 08/22/2011 9:12:39 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tagline on vacation, day 3)
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To: Ditter
I'll give you the coast and raise you Dallas.
Bring on the Rain.

/Salute

208 posted on 08/22/2011 10:36:32 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: abb; abbi_normal_2; aberaussie; AbsoluteGrace; alancarp; Alas Babylon!; Alia; ...
Category 2 Hurricane Irene
105 miles SE of Grand Turk Island
Moving WNW at 10mph
Sustained winds 100mph, 978 mb
Hurricane force winds extend outward 50 miles, and tropical storm
force winds extend outward up to 205 miles from the center.


On/Off Hurricane List Mash Here-->

209 posted on 08/23/2011 2:26:56 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse

For sure I have so many friends from the NC line all the way to Atlantic Beach as well,hope they batten down the hatches.
Forward speed is really important in these big storms if it will get in and get out even 12 mph is a good forward speed,its when they stall that the damage is done.


210 posted on 08/23/2011 3:23:00 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Elle Bee

Yeah true, but if it does not hit the mountains of Hispanola the track probably will remain true.


211 posted on 08/23/2011 3:24:48 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: tutstar

Same here. Lived through Rita. Anyone who thinks they are macho enough to go through a hurricane, needs to think again.


212 posted on 08/23/2011 3:42:02 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: NautiNurse

Well ain’t that something. Looks to be trackin’ right over the beach house. Wife and MIL will run down Thursday and batten the hatches. I got the Sunday cleanup run.

The way the lot sits the home is protected from north winds if the eye goes in around Southport or more east.

Comes in around Holden Beach and we’re toast.


213 posted on 08/23/2011 3:43:17 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: PeteB570

I am hoping that the predicted track continues to shift eastward otherwise it’s a road trip to EI and back on Thursday for me! Ugh.


214 posted on 08/23/2011 4:36:36 AM PDT by NCjim (Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.)
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To: NautiNurse

Now it looks like Floyd (1999).


215 posted on 08/23/2011 4:43:00 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tagline on vacation, day 3)
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To: All
Irene seen from space
216 posted on 08/23/2011 4:57:24 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: NonValueAdded

I can remember driving through Princeville a few months later and seeing the water marks from the Tar River on the white town hall building. A muddy streak 2/3s of the way up the building.


217 posted on 08/23/2011 6:04:59 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: NonValueAdded; NautiNurse
Now it looks like Floyd (1999).

Ominously so. Floyd was devastating to us in SE North Carolina.

218 posted on 08/23/2011 6:28:51 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: NautiNurse

present - removing potential projectiles from deck and stowed, will pull sails in and take canvas down later today - here we go - weeeeeeeeee


219 posted on 08/23/2011 6:31:34 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I STAND WITH ISRAEL!)
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To: tarheelswamprat

Hurricane Floyd was preceded by Hurricane Dennis, which set up Floyd’s major flooding by dumping 7 inches in Elizabeth City, 5-8” in Wilmington, 19” on Ocracoke Island, 9.9” in Newport and 13.5” in Southport prior to Floyd’s own heavy rainfall.


220 posted on 08/23/2011 6:40:26 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: WorkerbeeCitizen
It's always a tad more pleasant to perform hurricane prep chores when the weather is nice. Waiting until the wind and rain kicks up can be a major pain.

:o)

221 posted on 08/23/2011 6:42:41 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: tarheelswamprat

Yes, NC really got creamed by Floyd. What I remember from the east coast of Florida is that we did the evac since it was supposed to travel up the coast - but s/he missed us. Floyd stayed about 75 miles offshore, paralleling the coast, and being on the back-side our weather was pleasant. All the people who evacuated said “never again,” the absolute wrong lesson to learn from a near hit. Of course, the Charlie / Frances / Ivan / Jeanne season wised up many.


222 posted on 08/23/2011 6:54:36 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tagline on vacation, day 4)
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To: fwdude

You mean Houston doesn’t suck enough already?.................


223 posted on 08/23/2011 6:55:35 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: NautiNurse; WorkerbeeCitizen

Yeah but you sure get a lot more done when the rain begins.

I’ve always helped neighbors finalize prep and occasionally my own, so I always end of getting wet and sometimes a bit ruffled. :)


224 posted on 08/23/2011 6:59:53 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: NonValueAdded; NautiNurse

From 1996 beginning with Bertha and Fran through 1999 we had several hurricanes come right through our NC-SC border coastal area. We were calling ourselves Hurricane Alley.

As NN mentioned, the successive rains from multiple storms close together really exacerbated the damage from Floyd. After a long drought we’ve just had heavy rains again recently and there’s a lot of surface water that hasn’t run off yet, so if Irene dumps a lot more it’ll be worse this time as well.


225 posted on 08/23/2011 7:14:09 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: tarheelswamprat

Part of the Floyd problem was that it essentially stalled out over the area, IIRC. If nothing else, I’m not hearing any noise about that happening with Irene, so hopefully that will keep the Tar in its banks.

Meanwhile, I’m still hopeful of a ‘miss’ all together: looks like the Hurricane Center itself is now the ‘outlier’, as its track is the MOST westward of all the models I’m looking at. Let’s hope that trend continues.


226 posted on 08/23/2011 7:26:48 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: NautiNurse

bump


227 posted on 08/23/2011 7:39:21 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NautiNurse

11 AM advisory out, no change in current intensity, no apparent change in forecast track or intensity, still forecast to hit around Wilmington, NC.


228 posted on 08/23/2011 7:57:59 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: NautiNurse; rodguy911
OK it's not politically correct but this is a pretty comprehensive Caribbean weather site:

http://queerkey.com/

I found it yesterday on the Coconut Telegraph a local left wing nut website from Big Pine Key

.

229 posted on 08/23/2011 7:58:54 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

It’s a different world down here no doubt, especially the further South you get.


230 posted on 08/23/2011 8:05:18 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Elle Bee

What hurricane is shown in the animated graphic on the Coconut Telegraph site (next to the queerkey link)? It surely doesn’t look like Irene, and its too far north of Hispaniola. It looks like some stock animated gif of the perfect storm. Very deceiving, but then what would we expect from a left wingnut site?


231 posted on 08/23/2011 8:51:41 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse

The forecast track now has Irene coming right thru the Philly area on Sunday. We’ve had our rainiest month ever already. If Irene hits here even as a middling tropic storm, the flooding could be epic.


232 posted on 08/23/2011 9:30:10 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Still 5 full days out from a Philadelphia scenario. Remember, the NHC forecast error swath at 5 days is ~250 miles. Best recommendation is go ahead and fill up your gas tank(s) for car, grill and generator if you have them, get cash, and make a list of tasks for each day from now through Saturday if the risk of a direct hit continues to grow.


233 posted on 08/23/2011 10:18:55 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse; Trueblackman
Visitors ordered to evacuate N.C.'s Ocracoke Island

Kevin, in your thread from yesterday there was talk about how long it's been since a 'cane came up the Chesapeake Bay.......one of the forecasts is now calling for this one to come up on Sunday.

So much for my plans to spend the weekend in Delaware.

234 posted on 08/23/2011 10:26:40 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Great idea...if anyone deserves a cat 4, it’s martha’s....lol


235 posted on 08/23/2011 10:29:24 AM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: NautiNurse

I’m pretty far inland. Main problem for me would be power outages and inability to get around from downed trees (like we saw with Isabel in 2003). So I’ll make sure I have canned food and water to last a couple of weeks.


236 posted on 08/23/2011 10:38:46 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: NautiNurse; All
IS the southeast coast of Florida totally, absolutely, positively, no chance of error in the clear?

Does this monster potential Cat4 have any chance of turning and hitting our coast directly?

Will we even feel winds, rain....etc.

Or are we totally in the clear?

Just want to know.

237 posted on 08/23/2011 10:49:45 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: dirtboy
Main problem for me would be power outages and inability to get around from downed trees

Do you have a chainsaw? We consider them another hurricane staple down here. They won't change the direction of the storm, they don't taste as good as chocolate, but they sing a beautiful melody after a nasty storm has passed.

238 posted on 08/23/2011 10:53:23 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: Guenevere

IS the southeast coast of Florida totally, absolutely, positively, no chance of error in the clear?...........................................We should lnow something for sure sometime thursday night!!:>}


239 posted on 08/23/2011 10:58:18 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: Guenevere
All of Florida is out of the Cone of Uncertainty this afternoon.

Two things to remember:

If the forecast models and storm shift westward, then Florida could potentially be back in play.

This is a large storm. Tropical storm force winds currently extend outward 205 miles from the center. If the storm is 150 miles offshore, then tropical storm force winds are possible.

OFF TOPIC--an earthquake has occurred in Washington D.C. Evacuations occurring from federal government buildings.

240 posted on 08/23/2011 10:58:48 AM PDT by NautiNurse (TSA Tit for Tat--Yukari Mihamae--thank you!)
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To: NautiNurse

Yeah, I have one. Used it this summer when a big honkin maple limb came down in a storm.


241 posted on 08/23/2011 11:09:46 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: alancarp
Boy was I wrong.

No, Floyd didn't stall out over NC -- it came through essentially like a "normal" hurricane....and just like Irene is currently forecast to do. The problem with Floyd was that it followed Dennis... and it was such a big storm.

Here's the Floyd track... looking similar, though Floyd started further north and thus east of the Bahamas.

I do vividly remember that beast chasing me up the coast of Florida as I evacuated my inlaws to Western NC. The evac orders were being issued as I passed every city up to Savannah.

242 posted on 08/23/2011 11:18:02 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: alancarp

Between that and the earthquake, I think God is trying to say something.


243 posted on 08/23/2011 11:19:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: alancarp

I remember Floyd was still a Category 5 (150mph+) when it was only a hundred miles offshore from us, and then by the Grace of God it dropped dramatically in speed just as it came ashore. Scary times...


244 posted on 08/23/2011 11:24:46 AM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: Fawn
They're experiencing a recurring cat O right now.

Hey, while he's there why doesn't he dispatch the Secret Service in those 40 vehicles and round up all the cash from the rich folk amongst the grape vines? Then again, that's his secret plan isn't it?

Disclaimer: yeah, it is a weather thread but you weren't expect politics on Free Republic???

245 posted on 08/23/2011 11:34:58 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tagline on vacation, day 4)
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To: dfwgator

God is always trying to tell us things... yeah, sometimes he has to yell to get our attention.


246 posted on 08/23/2011 11:43:10 AM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: NautiNurse
exactly on both counts

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247 posted on 08/23/2011 12:34:15 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: rodguy911
It’s a different world down here no doubt, especially the further South you get.

That's an understatement of fact

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248 posted on 08/23/2011 12:49:17 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Travis McGee

Mine as well throw in my silly ones.....

What do you call a man in the leaves with no arms or legs......Russell

A man in the water with no arms or legs......Bob

In front of a door no arms or legs......Matt

On the wall no arms or legs......Art


249 posted on 08/23/2011 12:54:59 PM PDT by geege
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To: NautiNurse; Gabz; fatima

We’re still at the tail end of the thing, and we’re still getting WAY more rain than when the bulk of the system went over us yesterday morning. Big system indeed.


250 posted on 08/23/2011 1:10:30 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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