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Tropical Tropical Weather Banter & Venting Thread

Discussion in 'Tropical Weather' started by DarkKnight, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. ForsythSnow

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    Charlie was a tiny storm that blew up to a cat 4 just before it hit land, therefore having a smaller influence and short time to crate waves. A storm of this size that already has generated the energy and has a larger wind field can do far more than a small one.
     
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    Oooooooh, can’t wait for the 18z run of GFS and the N chatter begin again, from the crazy NC peeps! I’m getting goosebumps!:rolleyes:
     
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    NC peep here, definitely not gonna hear a peep about N from this guy lmao
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  5. pcbjr

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    Gonna say this only once and then ... well, do something productive, like read models ...
    Models are not reality ...
     
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    Something interesting I've noticed since last night with Florence is she only likes to flare up one half of an eyewall. For whatever reason she can't seem to go further than that. I think there was another hurricane in recent years that was kinda like that, but it did wrap convection all around the eyewall eventually.
     
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    Just looking at the most recent IR, I got a taste for shrimp this evening ...

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    Simple observation from someone whose been there done that ... she's strong but she ain't wound up like a spring ... lots of space between bands ... so ... keep your guard up after it seems to "calm" b/c in a while or less, it'll ramp again ... in other words, Tasty Freeze won't be open as soon as some might think when a calm spell comes through ...
     
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  9. SD

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    Started getting some gusts here in the 20-25 range now almost calm. Crazy how this works

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    :p
    Welcome (almost) to N FL
     
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    Just like that the wind is back albeit nothing extreme

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    I’ve been waiting for that Brick guy to send a wobble wobble ( 504 Boyz ) GIF.
     
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    Just heard a tv met say if they categorized storms for rain this would probably be a 5..... got me to thinking maybe a scale for rain/flood potential wouldn't be such a bad idea, since so many in the public go off those numbers without paying attention to all the details some times.
     
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    They will eventually run out of colors, good idea tho.
     
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    Atleast this will bring about the much needed pattern change! As soon as Flo is out , change right back to summer and low 90s! Jackpot :mad::mad:
     
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    Sad we need a major hurricane to get highs around 80 in mid September :(
     
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    Andrew was a well oiled machine. That’s hard to imagine
     
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    I’ve been reading up on hurricane seeding. Experiments with silver iodide have been known to broaden out a hurricane’s QPF and slow it down...yes I realize there are no “steering currents” with Florence but damn what’s going on out there. All I know is they better not be seeding my snowstorms come mid January!
     
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    What a dud out here! The Euro caved to gfs ! Best case is it goes right over us, but all the rain in north of the storm! We will be lucky to get 1”! What a complete dumpster fire after tracking for like 15 days! Congrats NC, you win again!
     
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    FV3 the new king.


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    Stephanie Abrams said Wilmington had their strongest wind gust since 1960. I have a hard time believing there have not been any stronger hurricanes pass through that area since 1960. Didn't Fran go through that area ?
     
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    The 91 mph wind gust in Wilmington from Florence is stronger than what was recorded in hurricane Fran or Floyd (86 mph) which had the highest gust up until this point.
     
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    I just don't understand how a Cat 1 could bring higher gusts than Fran or Floyd did. Is it because Florence is coming in from the east ?
     
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    Commute to work was dead this morning, I know a bunch of people who had their offices close today (completely unwarranted if you ask me). Breweries have been offering free water to people...yet Charlotte water made it through Hugo just fine. The mass hysteria around here has been pretty laughable. I just made sure I strapped down the garbage cans when I left for work this morning and went about my day just like any other Friday.
     
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    I have now heard a reporter on ABC and WRAL twice say Wake Co. and central NC is under a tornado warning.... there is no warning just a watch. How can a journalist mix up a watch and a warning and how does no one at the station correct them? Drives me insane

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    This storm is nothing like Hugo & no Charlotte was most certainly not "fine" after that storm. Making broad brushed, very misguided assumptions about Florence & mocking how people prepared based on your own highly skewed, misconstrued experience in one storm in your backyard is incompetence & ignorance at its finest. This kind of rationale is a big reason why people die in natural disasters.
     
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    Glad this was not a cat 4 like it was originally forecasted to be when it came on land. It is bad enough as it is with the flooding and wind. People should look at that as a blessing. Unfortunately, I think a lot of folks inland are going to look at it as a cry wolf thing and not pay attention to future threats.
     
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    Thank you Eric. That attitude has had me ripping my hair out all night watching what Florence has been doing to the coastline.
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    That comment that I saw of someone saying we might need to reclassify major flood threats with hurricanes so people pay more attention, I think I have to agree with that. Even if a storm isn't that major Category 3 or higher at landfall, it can still be dangerous because of flooding.

    I actually wanted to compare the flood potential of Florence in NE SC/North Carolina coast to similar to what happened with Harvey in south Texas myself, but I was a little gun shy of throwing that out there.
     

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