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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: NautiNurse; Forgiven_Sinner; mware

OK, we are now under tornado watch also


1,601 posted on 08/27/2011 6:48:04 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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To: janipa

Stay safe. Keep us posted when you can.


1,602 posted on 08/27/2011 6:49:14 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Miss Didi

we really need a like button on FR!

:)


1,603 posted on 08/27/2011 6:49:23 PM PDT by keeper53
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To: Gabz

Oh sorry I didn’t mean to miss any.. which states are not listed?


1,604 posted on 08/27/2011 6:49:40 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: stanne

I am on the ground floor and the only one with tape on my windows...I’m sure my neighbors are having a good chuckle.


1,605 posted on 08/27/2011 6:49:58 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I was looking for that video! Thanks. It’s a hoot.

I also seem to recall a screen shot from the Weather Channel where the reporter had his windbreaker hood tied up around his face, and his face all scrunched up as if he were in some massive storm. Behind him were people in t-shirts and sunglasses leaning on the boardwalk railing, calm as could be.


1,606 posted on 08/27/2011 6:52:00 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: tioga

As long as the cell towers stay online I can stay online..
VABeach area is still getting hammered.

The eye coming even with us is due just as high tide will be hitting, so things are expected to get pretty dicey around here within the next hour or so.


1,607 posted on 08/27/2011 6:52:03 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: MagUSNRET

I once planted 5 chokecherry shrubs and then was transfered 6 months later . Chokecherry jelly and syrup are my hubbies favorite . Never tried the brandy .


1,608 posted on 08/27/2011 6:52:35 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: nutmeg
What I mean is that the storm is no longer organized like a tropical storm / hurricane, despite its great size and energy. Take a look at this wind field chart:

The strongest winds are in a blob over the ocean, not wrapped around a central core. Irene is now, for all intents and purposes, a very, very large Nor'easter.

1,609 posted on 08/27/2011 6:53:00 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: All

Irene Cuts Power to a Million Plus

http://www.accuweather.com/blogs/news/story/54295/mean-irene-closes-in-on-nc-out-1.asp

Here is a great place to get blueberry wine (their Kir is awesome too.)

http://heritagewine.biz/

They do ship.


1,610 posted on 08/27/2011 6:53:13 PM PDT by sleddogs
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To: rodguy911
It's indeed odd to have such a low barometer almost in the 27's with only 80 mph sustained winds. Barometers that low are typical with cat 3 or even 4 storms. This one is indeed a strange duck.It could easily put up some question marks.

NHC says that winds a few hundred feet above the ground are much stronger - so New York could still get 90 MPH winds hitting the Manhattan buildings, even if the surface level winds have dropped to tropical storm strength.

1,611 posted on 08/27/2011 6:54:04 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: XEHRpa; Mmogamer

Thank you for filling in parts of the states that were omitted from the original list.


1,612 posted on 08/27/2011 6:55:10 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: ZinGirl
I found it on the facebook from today. Here is the link.....Link
1,613 posted on 08/27/2011 6:55:20 PM PDT by LA Woman3
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To: mware

Tornado touched down in Vineland.


1,614 posted on 08/27/2011 6:57:40 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today:))
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To: LA Woman3
wow. thank you. we were talking about those brave men today.

(btw...even if it HAD been a stock photo....i'm still impressed!)

1,615 posted on 08/27/2011 6:58:16 PM PDT by ZinGirl
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To: LA Woman3

Thank you for that picture. It gives me a lump in my throat. Such dedication to their purpose, and thru any weather — no matter what. Remarkable men!


1,616 posted on 08/27/2011 6:58:16 PM PDT by Exit148
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To: Exit148
Hi FRiend! So — are the Sox winning? My second fav team!

Yes! The Red Sox are up 3-0 in the bottom of the 6th vs the Oakland A's. In Game 1 earlier today, the Sox won 9-3. The A's clobbered the Sox, though, in the Friday night game: 5-15.

Overall the Red Sox are doing well... they're #1 in the American League East, for now anyway.

I usually have my glass of Resveratrol just before I go to bed, but tonight I’m thinking of being on storm watch so might make it a double TOMORROW night!

Resveratrol? I'm not sure I know what that is...

A double of anything alcholic sounds good for tomorrow night, FRiend! ;-)

I hope and pray you and Mr. Exit148 and your family stay safe and sound, and that Irene fizzles before she hits the northeast... take care.

1,617 posted on 08/27/2011 6:58:42 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: daniel1212

Hey guys, am I missing something? I’m in southern Connecticut looking at the radar in motion. It looks like in the last hour or two all the heavy rain that was bearing down on us is dissipating. The heavy stuff now is all to the west. There is not that much in the upper right quadrant.

We’ve had very little rain so far and it looks like we are not going to get that much overnight.


1,618 posted on 08/27/2011 6:58:45 PM PDT by Oldhunk
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To: Cementjungle
Well, Geraldo’s up next... that should be informative.

He's standing in the rain outside FOX, talking about himself in between showing clips from disaster movies. Then he cut to a guest and within 10 seconds told her it was time for a commercial.

I usually have a more adult sense of humor, but I really think it would be very symbolic if a brave New Yorker would moon Geraldo like they did the Weather Channel guy today.
1,619 posted on 08/27/2011 6:59:06 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: P.O.E.

Looks like we out of that large band that was hitting us. Moderate rain and wind right now. Power is on.


1,620 posted on 08/27/2011 6:59:38 PM PDT by janipa
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To: NautiNurse
Forward speed is somewhat low for latitude

I've been expecting it to speed up and turn East (that is, track NE or even ENE), especially with the weakening - but maybe it's just so big that getting it locked into steering is taking longer than usual.

Some distant thunder in NH around 2145, with a very fine mist turning to light rain. Winds still calm.

1,621 posted on 08/27/2011 6:59:40 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: NautiNurse

2 million Virginians without power; surge prompts flooding concerns

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/aug/27/2-million-virginians-without-power-surge-prompts-f-ar-1268886/

This hurricane has managed to coincide with a very high tide and so there’s more chance for flooding.


1,622 posted on 08/27/2011 6:59:40 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: LA Woman3

I know they do .. rain or shine, snow, storm.
God bless them. They are truly most loyal, most
incredibly serious about this high honor. They
honor the great, must possess great virtue and
honor themselves, as well as utmost vigilence to
duty.

***

Tomb Guards Stand Sentinel Through Isabel’s Threatening Sweep
Date: 10/2/2003

http://www.tombguard.org/NewsArchives.htm

***

The Sentinel’s Creed

My dedication to this sacred duty
is total and whole-hearted.
In the responsibility bestowed on me
never will I falter.
And with dignity and perseverance
my standard will remain perfection.
Through the years of diligence and praise
and the discomfort of the elements,
I will walk my tour in humble reverence
to the best of my ability.
It is he who commands the respect I protect,
his bravery that made us so proud.
Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day,
alone in the thoughtful peace of night,
this soldier will in honored glory rest
under my eternal vigilance.

***

The Sentinels of the Tomb of the Unknowns

http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/ceremonies/sentinelsotu.html

***

Over 80% of the soldiers who tryout for this duty do not make it. Each soldier must have strong military bearing, discipline, stamina and present an outstanding soldierly appearance. Each Sentinel must be able to flawlessly perform seven different types of walks, honors and ceremonies.

They must retain vast amounts of knowledge concerning the Tomb, Arlington National Cemetery, the United States Army and their unit.

http://www.tombguard.org/general.html

~~~~~~~~

He’ll be there, through the night, watching over
our heroes.


1,623 posted on 08/27/2011 7:00:28 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: LostInBayport
I usually have a more adult sense of humor, but I really think it would be very symbolic if a brave New Yorker would moon Geraldo like they did the Weather Channel guy today.

LOL!

1,624 posted on 08/27/2011 7:01:20 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: Interesting Times

Is the Federal NOAA trying to grab all sensor and model data and shutdown all independent forecasting? Or intimidation that makes them play ball or else?

Like FEMA and HS are pushing down into all levels of local emergency management?


1,625 posted on 08/27/2011 7:03:30 PM PDT by bvw
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To: LostInBayport
I usually have a more adult sense of humor, but I really think it would be very symbolic if a brave New Yorker would moon Geraldo like they did the Weather Channel guy today.

If I could find a cab, I'd zip over there and give him a smack. I want to turn on Fox but dread hearing about how the hurricane is affecting HIM. At least Sheppie had me laughing.
1,626 posted on 08/27/2011 7:04:14 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: LostInBayport

Precisely! I dont give a chit that Whorealdos five kids by HOW MANY WIVES? are in some hotel close to his “remote location” GEEZUZ! Then again..........FOX is still better than CNN or The Weather Channel...so I will hush, and sip my wine ;-)


1,627 posted on 08/27/2011 7:04:25 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Jim Noble

“What was your duration of winds >50 kt?”

None. There were gusts to 45kts only. High water is the big issue in Deltaville. Right now it is 3 feet above normal. I know. Big deal! But our tide is about 1.6 feet rise and fall.


1,628 posted on 08/27/2011 7:04:38 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Miss Didi

LOL ... that’s OK.
Do you see much water out in front of
you on the street?


1,629 posted on 08/27/2011 7:05:28 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: LostInBayport

A weather channel guy was mooned ?


1,630 posted on 08/27/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: nutmeg
Why do they have Geraldo out there? Do they want people to cheer for the hurricane?
1,631 posted on 08/27/2011 7:05:33 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: clyde260

City Island is one of my favorite places in NYC, and so few people know about it. Life is nice on the hidden jewels of Long Island Sound.. but tomorrow may be the exception. I’m considering sending my wife and kids over to her parents’ in Bayside. At least Gloria was considerate enough to hit at low tide. Good luck the next few days!


1,632 posted on 08/27/2011 7:06:12 PM PDT by SquarePants
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

And don’t forget Sean Penn bailing water out of his sinking canoe with a paper cup..he had gone to help out in Katrina and forgot to put the plug in the bottom of his canoe!

Hilarious!


1,633 posted on 08/27/2011 7:06:12 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: alancarp

> but something else about its characteristics is keeping the wind speeds from being more typical of a 950 mb storm ... normally a solid Cat 3.

Perhaps its the millions of prayers being lifted up.


1,634 posted on 08/27/2011 7:06:12 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: NautiNurse

Just lost power outside of Annapolis, MD. Generator running, keeping powered up the well (Yay! We have water!), the sump pump, the fridge, the freezer, and the room with all the computers, FIOS and e-mail server. We have enough juice left over for the coffee maker, the microwave, and the electric frying pan/griddle-thingy.

Next week, it’ll get installed to the first floor heat pump, and then we’ll have a/c in hot weather and heat in cold.


1,635 posted on 08/27/2011 7:06:25 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Gabz; NautiNurse
Some of the nonsense on this thread is really getting to me, especially the crapola coming from people no where in any of the affected regions. I know what is going on outside my front door and don’t need some yahoo no where need the area telling me I don’t know what I’m talking about.

I totally, totally agree. Geez, at the very least these people could simply offer prayers for FReepers and their families in the affected areas.

I remember following some of these hurricane threads and also a live thread about horrible tornadoes in Oklahoma a few years ago. At the very least, I offered my prayers...

1,636 posted on 08/27/2011 7:07:10 PM PDT by nutmeg
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To: AUsome Joy

We’re all getting lots of rain. There have not been the wide spread power outages on the shore the way there has been in Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

The eye is about opposite Cape Charles now and the wind and rin is picking up.

Before the Wallops Flight Center rain guage quit reading properly there had been 11.5 inches of rain and that ws the last reading at 5:30 pm.

Eye is supposed to be in line with me sometime after 11pm. I’m going to stay on as long as I can, but I have been having issues with my connection, so who knows how long that will be.


1,637 posted on 08/27/2011 7:07:27 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: katykelly
Here it is. NSFW;

http://boingboing.net/2011/08/27/hurricane-irene-dude-moons-weather-channel-reporter-during-live-shot.html

1,638 posted on 08/27/2011 7:08:04 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: STARWISE

No, not at all...just a steady rain but nothing dramatic. Friends are posting on FB and everyone is just waiting.


1,639 posted on 08/27/2011 7:08:31 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: XEHRpa
Perhaps its the millions of prayers being lifted up.

I have no problem with that whatsoever!

1,640 posted on 08/27/2011 7:08:44 PM PDT by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: katykelly

I saw it, and it was more than a mooning! It was streaking!


1,641 posted on 08/27/2011 7:09:34 PM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: LostInBayport; Miss Didi

He just showed the moving trees across the street
by Rockefeller Plaza .. they’re moving, so I can
see how the upper floors of skyscrapers will be
feeling this.


1,642 posted on 08/27/2011 7:10:04 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: All

OK, I take it all back. Irene is going up the Atlantic as forecast, not the Chesapeake.


1,643 posted on 08/27/2011 7:10:31 PM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Oldhunk
Yep, it's headed right at me !

 


1,644 posted on 08/27/2011 7:10:38 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: randita

This is right down the road from me. Tornado destroyed two houses.


1,645 posted on 08/27/2011 7:10:41 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/201102/freerepublic-ping-list-compilation.html-Freep Ping Blog post)
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To: bvw
Is the Federal NOAA trying to grab all sensor and model data and shutdown all independent forecasting? Or intimidation that makes them play ball or else?

I have no idea what you're talking about, so here's a nice picture of a barometer.


1,646 posted on 08/27/2011 7:11:09 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Miss Didi
If I could find a cab, I'd zip over there and give him a smack.

LOL! I'll pay the cab fare!
1,647 posted on 08/27/2011 7:11:21 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Morons on display! I bet his mother is so proud!


1,648 posted on 08/27/2011 7:11:26 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: sissyjane

Meh.......I’ve seen better....

;-) LOL


1,649 posted on 08/27/2011 7:11:28 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: SquarePants

Best of luck to you as well, Stay safe, and smile! :)


1,650 posted on 08/27/2011 7:11:41 PM PDT by clyde260 (Public Enemy #1: Network News!)
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