Skip to comments.Hurricane Irma Live Thread Part II
Posted on 09/07/2017 8:09:47 AM PDT by NautiNurse
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Well, I’m praying that Irma will blow way out to sea
Ping for larer
Good on the Polk Co. Sheriff.
They mentioned in the last update that the eye was cloud filled. It is not mentioned this time, so is the eye clear again?
This isn’t as draconian as it sounds; he says “active arrest warrant.” Now on the other hand should he even be talking about it, or just doing it?
See satellite photo at top of thread. It’s pretty clear what the eye looks like.
Thank you for keeping these threads going! You’re a life-saver! Literally...
Well hello, dear FRiend. Haven’t seen you in awhile.
Well, I *do* like this post, but will also note that the storm’s position this morning is _exactly_ on the line forecasted by the hurricane center early last evening. So in other words... Irma is tracking as expected thus far.
So at some point Saturday the turn should begin. “When” and “how much” will determine everything.
SE Florida is now within the 72 hour window when models tend to have good agreement. The best they can hope for, IMO, is a track slightly off the coast that keeps the worst of the eyewall just offshore. The coastline above Florida is basically screwed, IMO. Surge is gonna be a bear.
With the small screen I am looking at now, I am not seeing much difference. Perhaps it is my old eyes. I see the distinct eye even when they said cloud filled, so was confused.
Caveat: if you have choices, take Talladega... the forecasted path might make camping a bit rough near Atlanta by next Tuesday or so.
A very bad hurricane for the tip of Florida, a very bad storm for the southern third of the peninsula, a bad storm for the rest of the peninsula. Irma could boogie right up the middle of the peninsula, but petering out as she goes for lack of additional water. Prayer can’t hurt; the Lord ultimately determines through His sovereign control over all nature where the storms will go. I pray that Irma will head out to sea, but would it be better overall if she runs square aground and is quickly sapped of her power that way?
It is interesting for me because I am supposed to be headed into northern Florida (Gainesville) as of late next week. They said hotels were booked out to Georgia, but I had no problem booking Friday-Friday as of next week.
Thanks for your helpful info!
Not familiar with the GA coast but SC and NC have been nailed enough in the past several decades that there is very little residential oceanfront construction remaining that is not raised on pilings. Going to wipe out frontal dunes with major beach erosion in many areas, though, and that typically renders oceanfront houses left sitting on the “new” beach un-rebuildable. They can be moved and sometimes are, for instance the house from “Nights In Rodanthe.” That was a major undertaking though, it’s a large, elaborate Hatteras style beach cottage.
Thanks! Still worried about my friend with Metro Dade PD. He’s not scared of the hurricane, he’s scared of the month afterwards. His family is inland at Winter Haven.
We have friends and clients in Port Charlotte, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Arcadia, and Sarasota/LBK.
I memory serves, you are on West Coast. U may skate on this one.
Be well. Be safe
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