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brakos82 09-01-2008 03:49 PM

Hurricane Ike
 
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GuerillaBlack 09-01-2008 03:54 PM

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Ike will be one to worry about for the Gulf Coast.

jaayteetx 09-01-2008 03:56 PM

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Ok, I'm getting tired of these storms and I don't even live on the gulf coast!

brakos82 09-01-2008 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jaayteetx (Post 987406)
Ok, I'm getting tired of these storms and I don't even live on the gulf coast!

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2BCF 09-01-2008 03:58 PM

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Well, at least all my gutters are cleaned out and aligned properly...as of noon today, whew.
Now, I better see some rain in the near future dammit. :D

GuerillaBlack 09-01-2008 03:58 PM

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And we haven't even reached peak season. This is almost like 2005. Almost.

edo783 09-01-2008 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by GuerillaBlack (Post 987404)
Ike will be one to worry about for the Gulf Coast.

And we aren't even named Tina.

brakos82 09-01-2008 04:02 PM

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Originally Posted by GuerillaBlack (Post 987410)
And we haven't even reached peak season. This is almost like 2005. Almost.

I've been hearing comparisons to 1995. They were two storms ahead of 2008 at this point.
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TexanSam 09-01-2008 04:25 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GuerillaBlack (Post 987404)
Ike will be one to worry about for the Gulf Coast.

http://blogs.chron.com/sciguy/

This is about Ike
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The computer models tell us that this tropical depression has a reasonable chance of striking Florida or possibly even sneaking into the Gulf of Mexico during the next week or so.

But that seems somewhat unlikely from an historical perspective.

Since at least the year 1900, only one tropical storm has formed within 150 nautical miles of this tropical depression and tracked all the way to Texas. For most systems, it's simply too far north for storms this far east of the continental United States.
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According to Brian Brettscheider, of the 67 tropical storms that have passed within 150 miles of Tropical Depression Nine's position since 1900, eight have made a U.S. landfall. That's 12 percent.

Therefore, while this system will likely become a hurricane during the next week, it's something Gulf Coast residents probably needn't overly concern ourselves with. If that changes I'll of course let you know.

Speedy 09-01-2008 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by GuerillaBlack (Post 987410)
And we haven't even reached peak season. This is almost like 2005. Almost.

On this date (Sep. 1) in '05, the depression that would become Maria, on Sep. 2, formed.

We're about 4 storms behind that pace, but October (7 storms) and then the 4 VERY unusual storms in November and December helped blow up 2005. 11 storms AFTER the peak of the season. We're just getting to the peak and we're just at 9. That's how weird 2005 was.

Speedy 09-01-2008 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by brakos82 (Post 987414)
I've been hearing comparisons to 1995. They were two storms ahead of 2008 at this point.
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True. On this date in 1995, Luis had just reached Cat 4 status a few hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles. We're 3 storms behind that pace.

GuerillaBlack 09-01-2008 05:04 PM

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For the 1995 season, how the hell did a storm strengthen in the middle of America?

FILO_girl 09-01-2008 05:09 PM

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Ah, Ike.
So appropriate. Named for my brother in law, a PITA (pain in the ***) from Mississippi. If there will be trouble coming to us, it will be from Ike.

My sister is going to hate all the wisecracks I will have for this one until it dissipates. Especially if he comes over here. I am glad that Doc isn't in the hurricane name rotation...she would have too much fun. (No love between us spouse-in-laws, can ya tell?).

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Speedy 09-01-2008 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by GuerillaBlack (Post 987462)
For the 1995 season, how the hell did a storm strengthen in the middle of America?

If you're referring to Opal, those things, that far inland, and especially in October, get caught up in a cold front and morph into a strong low pressure center, like a Nor'easter. It's a cold air core and doesn't feed off warm water. And those things can produce hurricane force winds. That is likely what happened to Opal.

GuerillaBlack 09-01-2008 05:15 PM

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PapaL 09-01-2008 05:40 PM

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Just lovely - my parents are suppose to be flying out of Puerto Rico on Saturday. Why did I sense I'm going to be waiting at the Airport forever waiting for them?

brakos82 09-01-2008 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by PapaL (Post 987493)
Just lovely - my parents are suppose to be flying out of Puerto Rico on Saturday. Why did I sense I'm going to be waiting at the Airport forever waiting for them?

Just dress up in a suit and wear an Eisenhower mask... the storm'll get scared and leave.

PapaL 09-01-2008 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by brakos82 (Post 987499)
Just dress up in a suit and wear an Eisenhower mask... the storm'll get scared and leave.

And I'll probably get arrested at the Airport.

brakos82 09-01-2008 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by PapaL (Post 987508)
And I'll probably get arrested at the Airport.

That was the idea. :)

hobie 09-01-2008 08:03 PM

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Too far away for me to even give a rats A!!


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