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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by fsusteve, Aug 28, 2006.
This will only hurt a little...
Interesting on how they show that thing remaining Cat 1 after traveling over land for the entire state....
this is the best Hurricane Info site I have found yet!
Crown weather ( http://crownweather.com/tropical.html ) has the full scoop that pulls together things from everywhere and shows many
of the computer modeling tracking maps (and other maps) and all you did and didn't want to know about hurricanes (check it out)...
the first map is the NOAA's Monday AM potential track
This second one shows the five most popular huricane computer modeling tracks all on one map
The third is a potential wind force map along the predicted track by http://www.hurricanealley.com with an anticipated time line.
Watch out FSU Steve
Looks like it will be a split between your house and mine.
another from crown weather
this is courtesy of South Florida Water Management District and shows the 15 most probable computer tracks all on one map for this storm... click on the link for an 800 x 600 image.
SFWMD is down the street from my house. Hope they steer it away.
BTW, just got done topping off an 80' Australian pine that was within striking distance of my garage.
No more tall tees within striking distance thanks to Frances, Jeanne, Wilma and STIHL.
I AM READY!
Every one of these things that enters the Gulf is a nightmare to me!
I have a sign shop and these things create way too much work for me! If they might be headed my way, it means a full day at the shop and in the yard tying down old signs that are not yet at the landfill/recycler and new signs not put up yet. If they hit near me then every other sign companies' customers are calling and the phone is ringing off the wall to cut down or make safe what was not put up correctly in the first place... I am proud to say that none of my customers has even lost a face, let alone a sign to a hurricane if I did the entire job. Of course we have not had a Katrina hit here or a cat 4 or 5.
And of course, everyone has to have the work done right NOW!
Good luck down there in S Fla... hope this thing bears a hard right and stays away from all of us... course then the boys in the Carolina's will be SKREWED because it will have the chance to really get wired in the Gulfstream!
That site is the best one on the net for current info and is updated every time their is any NOAA update.
SR, Where in FLA are u located?
I'm ready too....and so is the power company !
Keep my lights burnin' thru this one, Pete.
i'm in the armpit of the nation.... your state capital... Tallahassee, FL... look at your map - looks like an armpit to me.
'bout every three years we have a 'scare' here... being 30 miles inland and having a long stretch of shallow gulf water in front of us it would have to be one heck of a storm surge to get to us... and the storms usually have enough time to peter out a little... had one cat 2 hit since i came here to go to college and the majority of the city was without electricity for about 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. We have plenty of trees and very few underground utilities (except in the really high scale new developments). We need a law to require them!
My house was built in 1933 and just now I am getting a bunch of additional premiums geared toward hurricane stuff (and additional riders). It seems that if your house gets nailed by a tree they will go ahead and repair (with the higher hurricane deductions) the structural... but you better run out there and put a tarp over the hole before anything gets wet because there are water damage exclusions that the court is still out on what they really say.
Crap. Now I've been "hurriconed." I hope it doesn't restrengthen after FL.
Good luck to ya'll down South.
BTW-srplus, I've found that the GFDL model is a lot more accurate than the others.
I'm gonna get a little fxxxed up, figures I just finished cleaning up after Wilma.
Actually... the most accurate computer track model was developed at FSU Department of Meteorology! and he has a 50 mile accuracy on the precise hit on all hurricanes he has modeled in the last 5 years when he models it 48 hrs before landfall. However it and parts of it are contained in several of the other models.
Oh crap, you scared me with that pic. I thought maybe they upgraded it from a TS.
This one will update as it goes along.
I was just outside and we had yet to get any rain. There was no air movement of any sorts. Also no signs of birds or anything else around here.
Kinda funny how the animals sense whats happening with the barometric pressure.
Less than 20 minutes after I came inside, we are now getting our first taste of rain from the outer bands. Hopefully it'll pick up directional speed and "zoom" right over us.
Will try to post anything relevant to this as it happens.
BTW: No pavers yet Steve, probably coming later this week. Thanks!
Mike left me some sealer, if there's any left I'll shoot it to ya. We have to go into work tonite at 8pm. No Mud till thurs.
Everglades City just got their first band, fishin's fawked for a few days...