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Old 09-01-2008   #1
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Ike will be one to worry about for the Gulf Coast.
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Ok, I'm getting tired of these storms and I don't even live on the gulf coast!
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Ok, I'm getting tired of these storms and I don't even live on the gulf coast!
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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.
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And we haven't even reached peak season. This is almost like 2005. Almost.
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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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I've been hearing comparisons to 1995. They were two storms ahead of 2008 at this point.
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.
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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.
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Ike will be one to worry about for the Gulf Coast.
And we aren't even named Tina.
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And we aren't even named Tina.

I just got the Tina Turner reference! lol

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Where would Tina Turner be right now if she'd rolled over and said, "Hit me again, Ike, and put some stank on it!"? Rollin' on the river, that's where she'd be.
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I just got the Tina Turner reference! lol
I was beginning to wonder if anyone did.
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Lookout Florida.



This is a pic from a few years ago but I was reminded of it looking at the tropics.
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And we aren't even named Tina.
We should be okay...as long as we don't try to "help Ike" That tends to piss him off.
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it's deja vu all over again.
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it's deja vu all over again.
Wonder what New Orleans will do this time? If they wait till its in the Gulf they won't have enough time to get everyone out.

I see the "Great Rita Scramble Part 2" coming about Wednesday this week..

GFDL Model has it at Cat 4 a couple of hundred miles SE of Galveston on Friday.
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Ike will be one to worry about for the Gulf Coast.
http://blogs.chron.com/sciguy/

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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.
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hey gb, you shouldnt be posting crooked pictures of america! use a REAL map

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GB, that's one of the best satellite loops I have seen... Awesome!!
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