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Hurricane Irene Live Thread
NHC NOAA ^ | 26 August 2011 | NHC/NOAA

Posted on 08/26/2011 9:40:24 AM PDT by NautiNurse

Approximately 65 million people are likely to be directly impacted by Hurricane Irene as the storm takes aim at the densely populated Eastern Seaboard. Evacuations are underway for high flood risk areas.

Mass transit cancellations, schedule changes and road/bridge closures are occurring throughout the storm warning areas. Please check with local news and Emergency Management Operations to determine the recommendations for your immediate area.


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KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricaneirene; irene; livethread; storm; tropical
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To: mewzilla
The Big Mew just reminded me that not everyone is a cat person. (Who knew!)

I wasn't about to say anything negative about cats - that is an unwritten rule around here that I do try to follow rigorously. But, I'm most pleased with the dog's version. Thanks.

1,151 posted on 08/27/2011 1:40:50 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: eyedigress
Did you ever look up the steer from the mid-atlantic, This storm is going to lose the gulf stream now, but get influenced by the jet stream. I don’t see any factor that would allow maintaining or strengthening.

It's actually having its outflow enhanced by the jet stream.

1,152 posted on 08/27/2011 1:40:50 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I thought I heard earlier that all Broadway Plays were cancelled for tonight.


1,153 posted on 08/27/2011 1:41:38 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wesr)
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To: zzeeman

For sure, those 20-45 MPH winds are horrendous. I take it you never went through a real hurricane like an Andrew, Camille or Katrina.


1,154 posted on 08/27/2011 1:42:13 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks Star!


1,155 posted on 08/27/2011 1:43:20 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: SE Mom

Some of them certainly are...the media is already writing the ‘Obama is a Hero Leader’ script. Take a look at this copy and join with me in gagging myself with a spoon....LOL!

Obama takes charge at hurricane command center
AFP ^ | Aug. 27, 2011

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2769765/posts

(snip)

WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama on Saturday personally led his government’s response to Hurricane Irene, marshalling top officials and visiting a disaster command center as the storm roared ashore.

LET THE GAGGING BEGIN...LOL!!


1,156 posted on 08/27/2011 1:43:42 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: eyedigress

The storm has slowed down which is not good. The winds no matter the strength and rain will last longer. Where I am, just east of Philly they are predicting 12 inches of rain. We had an hour of steady rain and flooding already started. The issue will be flooding and surge, especially in the big cities.


1,157 posted on 08/27/2011 1:44:16 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: NautiNurse

Winds on the open ocean are always higher than winds inland. I have left my dock with little wind, hit the bend and open ocean and find that it’s much windier than I showed on my wind gauge and the seas are choppy or rough.


1,158 posted on 08/27/2011 1:44:29 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Strategerist

Recon just made a center pass, the pressure has continued to slowly drop.
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Recon and NOAA are full of it and that’s all have to say. The satellite pictures and the winds at weather stations, HUNDREDS of them all up and down the Eastern coast speak for themselves.


1,159 posted on 08/27/2011 1:46:48 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: NautiNurse

Thank YOU.


1,160 posted on 08/27/2011 1:46:51 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: Strategerist

Not surprising, but that will shear it. The winds that I was concerned about seem to be much less than anticipated as the eye has collapsed. 110 is a heck of a lot more than 65. :^)


1,161 posted on 08/27/2011 1:47:56 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mojitojoe
Look, twerp, first of all, this storm has Cat 3 pressure. Which means it won't lose strength as it comes up the coast. Tree falls will block roads and cause widespread power outages - won't take Cat 3 winds to do that, 70 mph wind gusts are more than capable of knocking down large trees that are fully leafed out.

Second, it is huge and will push the surge of a Cat 3 into back bays and will throw very high surf on top of that surge into barrier islands.

And it will dump a tremendous amount of rain into an area already saturated, and is a major freshwater flood threat.

Folks like me who live in the region understand this is a serious hazard. You might not be impressed. I don't care. We are well aware that this storm will be damaging and highly disruptive. So take your petulant crap and stuff it.

1,162 posted on 08/27/2011 1:48:26 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Strategerist

could you please put together a list of all the tropical storms and depressions with central pressures under 950 mb
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Step 1 for you, choose a search engine, spyoogle or Bing, whatever you want to use. Type in tropical storms under 950MB. I’m sure you will find what you are looking for. I’m not doing your work for you because I would have to believe the tropical depression was actually under 950MB.


1,163 posted on 08/27/2011 1:49:00 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mojitojoe
Recon and NOAA are full of it and that’s all have to say

So you're saying that the US Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters are liars, correct?

1,164 posted on 08/27/2011 1:49:30 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: dirtboy
Yeah, that 950 mb reading is a trip utter BS and a lie.
1,165 posted on 08/27/2011 1:51:00 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: jerseyrocks

Your gonna get rain. The destructive winds may not be as bad as previously thought. You live where Pines have grown very large and nearing a life cycle. They will be your biggest dilemma.


1,166 posted on 08/27/2011 1:51:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Strategerist

NWI


1,167 posted on 08/27/2011 1:52:15 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: mojitojoe

I know you got scared in a hurricane that caused you to leave FL

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5 major.. starting with Andrew.

But thanks.


1,168 posted on 08/27/2011 1:52:15 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I don’t think so, it appears she had her nose done....again and some more work on her face. Surely she did not have her boobs messed with... if she did, she needs to sure the doctor, they are still almost to her waist and pretty much non-existent. Maybe she had lipo on her far a$$ too.


1,169 posted on 08/27/2011 1:53:18 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mojitojoe
And your proof of that is? Maybe you could tell us how the NHC could pull off such a lie when the storm is currently over land and meterological stations close to the center can also see what the pressure is.

You are so wedded to your line of b.s. that you are now making a conspiracy out of something as mundane as a pressure reading. Get a grip.

1,170 posted on 08/27/2011 1:53:40 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: mojitojoe

You know, this says a lot, considering how long I’ve been on this board, but:

You’re perhaps the most spectacularly uninformed poster I’ve ever seen here.

By the way, one of your beloved surface stations is reporting 960 mb 20 miles away from the center. But I’m sure they’re all part of the giant conspiracy.


1,171 posted on 08/27/2011 1:54:29 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: don-o
I wasn't about to say anything negative about cats

I traumatized my son once on the internet. I Googled "more than one way to skin a cat" expecting to find the source of that saying. Poor kid had nightmares for a week.

1,172 posted on 08/27/2011 1:54:29 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: eyedigress

, This storm is going to lose the gulf stream now, but get influenced by the jet stream. I don’t see any factor that would allow maintaining or strengthening.
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Not to worry, NOAA is controlled by “the Won”, despite all previous records this HUGE HURRICANE(tropical depression now) will probably now turn into a cat 3 again.


1,173 posted on 08/27/2011 1:55:59 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mojitojoe

And a number of those weather stations from WU, which I also use, agree with the information I have been obtaining from NASA Wallops Island. Sustained winds have been over 35 nearly all day, with gusts as high as 63 and the worst of the storm is still more than 100 miles south of us.


1,174 posted on 08/27/2011 1:56:56 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: NautiNurse
Here's the link for Dominion Power outages.

Dominion currently shows 624,673 of 2,442,740 customers without power in North Carolina and Virginia - and of course the storm hasn't reached Northern Virginia yet.

Not bad for a tropical depression.

1,175 posted on 08/27/2011 1:57:06 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: mojitojoe

If you think the hurricane is no big deal, then why don’t you just go to another thread, watch TV or go out shopping or something.


1,176 posted on 08/27/2011 1:57:18 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: mware
Just reported 1.5inches of rain per hour in my area (Hammonton,NJ)

I have nticed a pick up in the intensity of the rain, and wind is probably about15 mph.

1,177 posted on 08/27/2011 1:57:35 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wesr)
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To: mojitojoe

Perhaps you could post barometric pressure readings from the tidewater region to back up your claim. After all, you are the one claiming the NHC is lying. You should be able to offer up proof other than what you are pulling out of your arse.


1,178 posted on 08/27/2011 1:57:40 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: mojitojoe

Rove never gave it up. He still has it.


1,179 posted on 08/27/2011 1:57:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: All

This thing is not turning to head up the Atlantic. It is going to come up the Chesapeake.


1,180 posted on 08/27/2011 1:57:57 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: mojitojoe

I notice that folks which are following this storm via TV are freaked out, and folks who are watching the charts and data are calm and well-balanced.


1,181 posted on 08/27/2011 1:58:19 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Fishtalk; RedMDer

Hello, Pat. We just got our electricity back a few minutes ago. Hope you’ll get through with minimal inconvenience and damage. As bad as it is, we have caught a break because Irene weakened substantially as she came ashore. I also hope the folks in the Northeast corridor don’t take this as an excuse to get complacent. Hurricanes are unpredictably deadly.

Before I get outside to start damage assessment I just took time to make myself a seafood omelet. Sauteed mushrooms and blue crab meat with a touch of sherry wine topped off with Sargento 6-Cheese Italian mix. As Grandpa used to say on Hee-Haw, “Yum, yum”!


1,182 posted on 08/27/2011 1:58:26 PM PDT by tarheelswamprat
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To: Interesting Times

... and it jumped to 632,731 when I refreshed.


1,183 posted on 08/27/2011 1:59:14 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times
Dominion currently shows 624,673 of 2,442,740 customers without power in North Carolina and Virginia

Here in CT, the initial number of power outages increases due to overloading on the remaining systems and the need to shut down larger areas for repair.

1,184 posted on 08/27/2011 1:59:25 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: mojitojoe

I was wondering why landfall didn’t weaken it until I realized that it has in the sense that it’s not intensifying. Once it gets back over water then it might get worse.


1,185 posted on 08/27/2011 1:59:25 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: mware

We had a storm go through a week ago that dumped 11 inches of rain.


1,186 posted on 08/27/2011 1:59:38 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wesr)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

Heavy rain in Philly ping


1,187 posted on 08/27/2011 1:59:38 PM PDT by Tribune7 (If you demand perfection you will wind up with leftist Democrats)
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To: STARWISE

Honestly, if I had been in Andrew, I might have moved too. We evacuated, I know many people that stayed and they said it was more horrible than you could imagine. I saw the devastation afterwards, then Katrina, I know what these things can do and I have been through several of them. Irene is no Andrew but they media is behaving like it is.


1,188 posted on 08/27/2011 1:59:53 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: mojitojoe

I have a great idea...you’ll need to hurry...take your boat and your weather station and head up to VA/MD/PA/NJ/NY/RI/MA. You can take your own trustworthy weather measurements. Log them into your trusty notebook or spreadsheet. We can discuss your experiment when you get back next week. We’ll wait for you. Heck—I’ll start a whole new thread for you. Bon yoyage!


1,189 posted on 08/27/2011 2:00:23 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Drink good coffee. You can sleep when you are dead.)
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To: Miss Didi

I had to break out my chainsaw and control traffic after ELANA. My goodness what a mess.


1,190 posted on 08/27/2011 2:00:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: eyedigress

From your fingers to God’s ears. Unfortunately the Pinelands you speak of have turned into Swamplands. So maybe some will now have lakefront?


1,191 posted on 08/27/2011 2:02:04 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: bvw

Fox News just said that this storm has set a record for the number of people having to be evacuated.... more proof of just how huge this storm is!


1,192 posted on 08/27/2011 2:03:07 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: All

Just another link with lots if info:

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at201109_flashtool.html?extraprod=flashtool


1,193 posted on 08/27/2011 2:03:51 PM PDT by elpinta (John 17:3)
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To: mojitojoe

The “WON” is about to piss off 65 million people.


1,194 posted on 08/27/2011 2:04:42 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Landfall in that region is a misleading concept, more water than dry land across the area and very warm water, shallow bays and sounds. Once it gets out over the Atlantic, it’ll be past the warm Gulf Stream also; it collides with the much cooler Labrador Current off Cape Hatteras, which typically weakens the storm.


1,195 posted on 08/27/2011 2:04:42 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: mojitojoe
Ever hear of Agnes? Agnes was 'just' a tropical storm when it hit the Northeast.

Ever hear of Allison? Allison was 'just' a tropical storm when it hit east Texas.

You are so fixated on wind speed that you fail to see the other destructive possibilities of this storm. It started raining in Philly at noon - with the center of the storm still down in NC.

Those rains are going to dump probably at least 10 inches here - on top of an already-record monthly rainfall.

And the size of the storm and the angle of its approach means Cat 2 surge into the coastal areas. And if that happens at high tide, add another foot because of the new moon.

In other words, if you bothered to inform yourself, you might see there are very nasty potential problems from this storm. But you haven't.

1,196 posted on 08/27/2011 2:04:54 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: jerseyrocks
Hey jersey where ya at?

Nesco right outside of Basto NJ here.

1,197 posted on 08/27/2011 2:05:03 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the Wesr)
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To: dirtboy

Joe Bastardi was mentioning barometric pressure on FNC last night, talking about using it as another criterion for judging the danger posed by a hurricane. He mentioned two or three other storms, very costly in terms of monetary damage, that had pressures the same or very slightly higher than Irene. FWIW :)


1,198 posted on 08/27/2011 2:05:28 PM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey
This thing is not turning to head up the Atlantic. It is going to come up the Chesapeake.

It's much more likely to go across or slightly east of Ocean City (MD). The slow curve to the NNE has already started.

1,199 posted on 08/27/2011 2:05:45 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Miss Didi

Hope you’re battened down, MissD, and prayers
all remains safe with you and yours.


1,200 posted on 08/27/2011 2:06:31 PM PDT by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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