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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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Ike will be one to worry about for the Gulf Coast.
And we aren't even named Tina.
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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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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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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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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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For the 1995 season, how the hell did a storm strengthen in the middle of America?
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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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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.
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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?
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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?
Just dress up in a suit and wear an Eisenhower mask... the storm'll get scared and leave.
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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.
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And I'll probably get arrested at the Airport.
That was the idea.
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Too far away for me to even give a rats A!!
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