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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Crocaneers » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:31 pm

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100% of Puerto Rico does not have power ... ONE HUNDRED PERCENT

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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby NYBF » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:39 pm

A Cat 5 hurricane must have hit the politics forum and blew it all in here.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Corsair » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:02 pm

The real question is whether weather is or whether weather isn't a political discussion.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:08 pm

Corsair wrote:The real question is whether weather is or whether weather isn't a political discussion.

Everything is a political discussion.





CONSERVATIVES RUINED REALITY TELEVISION!






Anyway, Puerto Rico is going to need a ton of relief. And the devastation on the US Virgin islands has been largely ignored.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Alpha » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:35 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Anyway, Puerto Rico is going to need a ton of relief. And the devastation on the US Virgin islands has been largely ignored.


That's the way it is. And we all know this.

The VI gets the scraps.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Buc2 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:23 am

Alpha is right. The VI's seem to be an afterthought or not thought of at all.

A look back a couple weeks ago...

Besides the damage to buildings and infrastructure, there is zero vegetation left.

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This photo reminds me of images of burned out villages during WWII Europe...
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I can't begin to imagine how terrified those folks were when Maria was bearing down. I have no idea how much more was destroyed after Maria passed. I'd think that anything still standing after Irma was at risk.

Just look how close Maria was to making a direct hit on the U.S. Virgin Island's as a Cat 5!!
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby deltbucs » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:42 am

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Good idea. Also, for those who can afford it for the future. Get a 500 gallon propane tank installed. Not only can you hook a sizeable backup generator up to it, you can also run a line to your grill or even to your kitchen for a gas range (far superior to infrared garbage). Also, not only is propane convenient and versatile it is also the superior grilling format. Cleaner than charcoal and much more efficient.

That's actually whay I have. 250 gallon propane tank buried in my yard, a 15kw standby generator that powers my A.C. and basically whole house, and range/stove and water heater on propane. You hope you never have to use it but it's pretty awesome right now.

Just got the bill for my propane service...****! My power was out for a week. Used the generator for probably 80-100 hours...I was trying to conserve fuel and stayed at my mom's and sister's houses one night each. Also, shut it off for a few hours at a time here and there. 141 gallons used. Bill was $700.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Nano » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:25 pm

Dam in Puerto Rico failed due to Maria. They had to evacuate multiple towns.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby The Outsider » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:03 pm

deltbucs wrote:
deltbucs wrote:That's actually whay I have. 250 gallon propane tank buried in my yard, a 15kw standby generator that powers my A.C. and basically whole house, and range/stove and water heater on propane. You hope you never have to use it but it's pretty awesome right now.

Just got the bill for my propane service...****! My power was out for a week. Used the generator for probably 80-100 hours...I was trying to conserve fuel and stayed at my mom's and sister's houses one night each. Also, shut it off for a few hours at a time here and there. 141 gallons used. Bill was $700.



Not too much more expensive than staying in a hotel a few nights and you saved your food and mildew damage to your home by running the generator.

I was out for 5 days and my place still smells like mildew, not to mention the fact that I had to throw out ~10 lbs of Walleye and 20 lbs of venison. I'd have rather spent the 700 bucks.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby The Outsider » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:05 pm

Nano wrote:Dam in Puerto Rico failed due to Maria. They had to evacuate multiple towns.


You could amend this to just "Puerto Rico failed due to Maria."

They got wrecked in every way imaginable.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Nano » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:26 pm

Huh, Lee's back...and it could become a TS again. That little storm is determined
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Alpha » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:07 am

Buc2 wrote:Alpha is right. The VI's seem to be an afterthought or not thought of at all.


Don't act so ****ing surprised. I'm right a lot.

And in the VI, we don't get "terrified". It's expected.

Read posts from locals. They're pissed because of the corrupt government. It's EXPECTED that there will be no power for MONTHS. We can live with that. We live with power outages on (nearly) a daily basis. It's taken for granted, in the 1st World, that you flip on a light switch whenever you want...and the light comes on. Most places in the world? That isn't the case.

For example, St. Croix, where I live(d), is under 24 hour curfew. The genius governor there (Mapp), decided to lift the curfew for 4 HOURS yesterday, for people to get what they can. And on your map...we can see Vieques on a clear day. That's how close we were to Maria.

What could possibly go wrong with that ingenious idea?

It's ****ing CHAOS. You can find pictures and video, if you like. 40,000 people have 4 hours to try and get what's available. BRILLIANT. :roll:

The one GUARANTEE, is that the senators from the VI will either (a) Get power first or (b) Will be able to leave for the states before the airport is open to "non-essential personnel". That's a LOCK.

And the map of "no vegetation"? By next winter, it will be green again. And there will STILL be people without electricity.

Today...I have a home there...but no island.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Nano » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:17 pm

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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Nano » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:12 pm

A disturbance has formed just south of Cuba and is heading towards Florida
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Crocaneers » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:04 am

Watch a disturbance south of the Yucatan .. It may be be named in the next day or so, and make the west coast of Florida a target ..
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Nano » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:55 am

Indeed. It's October so the favorable tropical cyclone track is generally to head towards the north and then turn northeast towards Florida. The GFS and CMC favor landfall between New Orleans and the Alabama/Mississippi coast. The Euro and Unmet push it east making landfall around the Florida Panhandle. Generally the models develop it weak (TS or minimal hurricane) but these are some of the most conductive waters in the world. Rapid intensification into a major is a possibility.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Nano » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:25 am

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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby BucaRican » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:30 am

Here we go again
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:35 am

This picture will adjust as updates come ... Bayou, you may be in for something

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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:37 am

Dammit. I'm going to be on the dirty side of this one.

My big concern is any tornadoes this thing spawns.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:06 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:Dammit. I'm going to be on the dirty side of this one.

My big concern is any tornadoes this thing spawns.


Yeah .. always ours as well .. shore up anything that can't be tied down. My neighbor proficiently apologized to me after Irma. I had asked him to take his basketball goal down.

Shocking was 100+ MPH winds do


oh .. and welcome to Florida
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:07 am

Crocaneers wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:Dammit. I'm going to be on the dirty side of this one.

My big concern is any tornadoes this thing spawns.


Yeah .. always ours as well .. shore up anything that can't be tied down. My neighbor proficiently apologized to me after Irma. I had asked him to take his basketball goal down.

Shocking was 100+ MPH winds do


oh .. and welcome to Florida

Back...

welcome back.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:21 am

Mountaineer Buc wrote:
Crocaneers wrote:
Yeah .. always ours as well .. shore up anything that can't be tied down. My neighbor proficiently apologized to me after Irma. I had asked him to take his basketball goal down.

Shocking was 100+ MPH winds do


oh .. and welcome to Florida

Back...

welcome back.


Yeah .. that too .. the 11 AM shift helps .. but as we learned with Irma, its conjecture at best
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Nano » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:13 pm

Nate was fast...record breaking fast.


And now we have Ophelia...10 straight hurricane which ties a record set in the 1800s. Ireland better watch out
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:34 pm

Nano wrote:Nate was fast...record breaking fast.


And now we have Ophelia...10 straight hurricane which ties a record set in the 1800s. Ireland better watch out

Nate can kiss my ****. I had the pool just about cleared up from Irma and then blamo. Swamp water.

Goddamned 90 degrees outside and I gotta wait for the 2 jugs of shock to kick in because Nate said "**** yo, chlorine!"
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Nano » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:30 pm

Ophelia is now a major...seems like the theme this season is for everything to intensity more than they should. Will probably still have hurricane force winds as it moves over Ireland.

Truly an extraordinary storm
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby The Outsider » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:55 pm

Nano wrote:Ophelia is now a major...seems like the theme this season is for everything to intensity more than they should. Will probably still have hurricane force winds as it moves over Ireland.

Truly an extraordinary storm


****ing Ireland is getting hit by a hurricane? 2017 is truly the absurdist timeline.
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Babeinbucland » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:58 pm

Just imagine how bad things would be if climate change was real
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby .irishHITMAN4rent » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:50 am

The Outsider wrote:
Nano wrote:Ophelia is now a major...seems like the theme this season is for everything to intensity more than they should. Will probably still have hurricane force winds as it moves over Ireland.

Truly an extraordinary storm


****ing Ireland is getting hit by a hurricane? 2017 is truly the absurdist timeline.


Things are gonna get eventful over here :roll:
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Re: 2017 Storm Watch

Postby Nano » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:14 am

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Won't be tropical anymore, be closer to what Sandy was in 2012...will still have hurricane force winds tho
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