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Tropical Tropical Weather Banter & Venting Thread

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One thing I noticed is despite an historic hurricane, neither this board nor the other board crashed that I'm aware of. Can you imagine an historic snowstorm? The board would be crashing every hour. Clearly there are more winter weather fans than tropical fans !
 
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LMAO at the debate over on AW with the trolls about whether Michael was a Cat. 4 or actually a Cat. 2 because of initial damage reports. It's turning into a real crap show right now.
 
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I smell an 11th hour FFW extension incoming into Atlanta later on this afternoon. I think we're going to see more than 1 inch of rainfall out of Michael even if it tracks as far south as far southern GA.
It may not be a FFW, but I'll take my small victories when I can get em. lol
Flood Warning
Flood Warning
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
1110 PM EDT WED OCT 10 2018

GAC045-063-067-097-121-143-223-233-110915-
/O.NEW.KFFC.FA.W.0009.181011T0310Z-181011T0915Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Paulding GA-Carroll GA-Cobb GA-Haralson GA-Douglas GA-Clayton GA-
Fulton GA-Polk GA-
1110 PM EDT WED OCT 10 2018

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a

* Flood Warning for...
Paulding County in northwestern Georgia...
Carroll County in northwestern Georgia...
Cobb County in north central Georgia...
Haralson County in northwestern Georgia...
Douglas County in north central Georgia...
Clayton County in north central Georgia...
Fulton County in north central Georgia...
Southern Polk County in northwestern Georgia...

* Until 515 AM EDT Thursday.

* At 1108 PM EDT, the public reported heavy rain and flooding in
west metro Atlanta. That heavy rain will cause flooding. Up to
three and a half inches of rain have already fallen.

Additional rainfall amounts of two to three inches are possible in
the warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

&&

LAT...LON 3408 8495 3407 8442 3395 8435 3365 8435
3365 8429 3360 8424 3355 8429 3344 8430
3343 8435 3335 8435 3335 8436 3336 8440
3348 8439 3355 8446 3350 8461 3351 8485
3344 8494 3346 8498 3343 8529 3393 8539

$$
https://forecast.weather.gov/showsi...oduct1=Flood+Warning&lat=33.7483&lon=-84.3911
 
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Bit of a funny story. I got a call for a job interview asking to schedule for today on Tuesday, about around closing time for that place. I hesitated, thinking about Michael incoming and about how a lot of the city was probably going to shut down on Thursday, but ended up saying yes to today.

Needless to say, when I tried to get in contact with them yesterday I didn't reach anybody and when I got there (just in case it was open) I saw they were closed. My theory was they closed the office after the morning yesterday. Hopefully they call me when they come back in.

Also: My dad talked through the happenings late night, and then said he thinks the power went off 3 times. First he saw the blue light on the DirecTV receiver at about 1:20ish AM (which comes on after the power cuts back on), then the next time with the power, the radio in the kitchen started playing classic music (which I think is what one of the news radio stations from around here has when it's in the late night hours), and then the next time I heard the microwave beeping.

I didn't sleep well (and I'm not sure it had to do with anxiety) and combining it with the electronics that will do stuff when there's a power surge wasn't fun. IIRC on what my dad said, I think probably about an hour or so after I first drifted off was the classic music on the radio. Then an hour later, the microwave.
 
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Out of curiosity, given the context of Michael's landfall, I went and dug up the satellite and radar imagery from Andrew.

The difference between the two overall sets of imagery is astounding, to me at least. I don't much remember much of the imagery from the 90s, and obviously Moore's Law meant it was inevitable, but the evolution of the technology in my lifetime so far gets me all giddy inside, warm and fuzzy like.

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Out of curiosity, given the context of Michael's landfall, I went and dug up the satellite and radar imagery from Andrew.

The difference between the two overall sets of imagery is astounding, to me at least. I don't much remember much of the imagery from the 90s, and obviously Moore's Law meant it was inevitable, but the evolution of the technology in my lifetime so far gets me all giddy inside, warm and fuzzy like.

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just don't let it blind common sense ... :confused:
 
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Here's something in the you learn something everyday category.

Before this year I didn't realize that in half of the pacific, it's still called a hurricane and not a typhoon. Kind of dumb I didn't know that.
 
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So you thought the storms that hit western Mexico were called typhoons?
I actually didn't pay attention to the tropics all that much at all until Hurricane Matthew in 2016 to be honest (and the reason I did was because I started hearing about the models trending west and a Georgia football game possibly being affected by it), missing storms like Patricia (my memory is shot but if the name of the storm isn't familiar to me, I didn't have any knowledge of it at all, and I didn't realize that Patricia was a thing until literally yesterday). If it was a big US mainland news story or storms like Andrew (storm stories) then I likely know but if it wasn't then I don't.

Like I started browsing tropicaltidbits even further and after staring at that for a moment I was like wait a minute, some parts of the Pacific, it's called a hurricane too?

Even now, I passively pay attention to the tropics unless it's going to affect me or could.
 
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I am just going to assume that everyone who rode out the storm were unable to evacuate for whatever reason. I refuse to believe that anyone would willingly put their lives in danger when they knew this monster was headed straight for them. People are not that dumb.
 
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I am just going to assume that everyone who rode out the storm were unable to evacuate for whatever reason. I refuse to believe that anyone would willingly put their lives in danger when they knew this monster was headed straight for them. People are not that dumb.
You would be suprised...
 
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I am just going to assume that everyone who rode out the storm were unable to evacuate for whatever reason. I refuse to believe that anyone would willingly put their lives in danger when they knew this monster was headed straight for them. People are not that dumb.
To be fair to some that didn't leave, there's like three different camps of people here: some people who chose to ride Michael out were preparing for a Cat. 2, not a strong Cat. 4. I think the people in that camp very likely would have left had they known that far enough in advance in terms of days, not hours. Then you have your camp of people who may be elderly, disabled, and lack financial means to suddenly pack up and evacuate for an approaching hurricane. It's nice you're giving the benefit of the doubt here, however there are still a camp of people who are definitely that dumb, complacent and stubborn when it comes to evacuating. I can never comprehend why you wouldn't evacuate if you know you live immediately right along the coastline to a beach and you have the means to do so. At least camp out in a freakin' hotel, don't be boneheaded and ride it out in your home. I don't know why, but these kind of people just like to learn the hard way and play a dangerous game of Russian Roulette with Mother Nature. Some survive and learn the lesson to not do it again, others unfortunately aren't that lucky. Sorry for ranting, this has always been a sore spot for me when it comes to hurricane season and landfalling hurricanes.
 

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One thing I noticed is despite an historic hurricane, neither this board nor the other board crashed that I'm aware of. Can you imagine an historic snowstorm? The board would be crashing every hour. Clearly there are more winter weather fans than tropical fans !
Well it's hard to be a fan of tropical weather.
 
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If there were indeed people who had the ability to evacuate and chose not to, they should be charged with some sort of crime if they put any children in harm's way. Child endangerment maybe ?
Yes but many people don’t have the means to leave. Unless the city government wants to pay for their hotel room, food and transportation then I don’t see them having a case
 
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Yes but many people don’t have the means to leave. Unless the city government wants to pay for their hotel room, food and transportation then I don’t see them having a case
That’s a really good point. To evacuate you’ll have to have a place to stay. If you don’t have family/friends within driving distance you either need to buy plane tickets or pay for a hotel somewhere. Either route would be a bit expensive and you might have to stay days or weeks if the damage is bad.
 
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