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Hurricane Irma strengthening in the Atlantic

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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: toysforadults
a reply to: opethPA

Oh please.


Please what?
Its too late for me to detect sarcasm..lol




posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 08:53 PM
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a reply to: KnoxMSP

I am currently in Daytona. Taking my boat north tomorrow.

Water iscselling out. I heard from friends in Brevard that BJs sold out of water within minutes this morning. One person bought 24 cases of water for themselves.

I grew up in Florida and know to be mostly prepared with plenty of essentials, that way there is no need to freak out and buy all the essentials when a storm is on the way.

Also in Key West, there are long lines at the stations, an hour plus, and most gas stations have sold out. All the rental cars are rented. Many residents do not own a car and are need a way out.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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originally posted by: violet

originally posted by: jrod
A 16 year old aspiring pro surfer died in Barbados surfing Irma's swell.

www.easternsurf.com...



Aspiring pro surfer Zander Venezia of Bridgetown, Barbados, passed away today after suffering a tragic neck injury surfing big waves at Box by Box, an infamous spot on the east side of the island.

How sad. I guess surfers are tempted to ride those big waves.


I started riding hurricane swells at 12, lol.
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posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: KnoxMSP

I was 12 durring the infamous '95 season. Storm after storm, almost non stop swell from July to November. It was also the last time I got denied paddling out.

At least we do not have jagged reef here in Florida, our sandbars are much more forgiving. That said, there forerunners on the 20 mile buoy, we will see some SE lines from Irma tomorrow.



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 10:08 PM
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New advisory out.
185 mph, 916mb.

1100 PM AST Tue Sep 05 2017

The satellite view of Irma remains quite spectacular, with an
extremely well-defined eye and a large, symmetrical CDO. Reports
from NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the
central pressure had fallen at about 1 mb per hour since this
morning, although very recently the deepening trend has leveled
off. Based on SFMR-observed winds from the aircraft, the current
intensity remains at 160 kt. The Meteo-France radar imagery
suggests a concentric eyewall structure and observations from the
aircraft hinted at a secondary wind maximum. If an eyewall
replacement becomes more definitive, this would likely halt
additional strengthening, and could even lead to some weakening.
The official intensity forecast is near or above the model
consensus. Given the favorable atmospheric and oceanic environment,
Irma is likely to remain a Category 4 or 5 hurricane for the next
few days.

Latest center fixes from satellite imagery and the aircraft
indicate that Irma is now moving west-northwestward, or 285/13 kt.
A strong ridge extending southwestward from the central Atlantic is
expected to steer Irma west-northwestward during the next couple of
days. A large mid-latitude trough over the eastern United States is
forecast to lift northeastward, allowing the ridge to build westward
and keep Irma on a westward to west-northwestward heading through
Friday. In 4 to 5 days, a small trough diving southward over
the east-central U.S. is expected to weaken the western portion of
the ridge, causing Irma to turn poleward. Some of the dynamical
models have shifted northward a bit from the previous cycle, with
the normally reliable GFS looking like a northeast outlier. The
official track forecast leans toward the ECMWF solution. Users are
reminded to not focus on the exact forecast track, especially at the
longer ranges, since the average NHC track errors are about 175 and
225 statute miles at days 4 and 5, respectively.

KEY MESSAGES:

1. Irma is a potentially catastrophic category 5 hurricane and will
bring life-threatening wind, storm surge, and rainfall hazards to
portions of the northern Leeward Islands, including the Virgin
Islands and Puerto Rico, on Wednesday. Preparations should be
rushed to completion.

2. A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the northern coast of the
Dominican Republic, with hurricane watches for Haiti, the
southeastern Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos. Irma is likely to
bring dangerous wind, storm surge, and rainfall to these areas from
Wednesday night through Friday.

3. Irma could directly affect the remainder of the Bahamas and Cuba
as an extremely dangerous major hurricane later this week. Residents
in these areas should monitor the progress of Irma and listen to
advice given by officials.

4. The chance of direct impacts from Irma beginning later this week
and this weekend from wind, storm surge, and rainfall continues to
increase in the Florida Keys and portions of the Florida Peninsula.
However, it is too soon to specify the timing and magnitude of these
impacts.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 06/0300Z 17.4N 61.1W 160 KT 185 MPH
12H 06/1200Z 18.1N 63.1W 155 KT 180 MPH
24H 07/0000Z 19.1N 65.9W 150 KT 175 MPH
36H 07/1200Z 20.1N 68.5W 145 KT 165 MPH
48H 08/0000Z 21.0N 71.2W 140 KT 160 MPH
72H 09/0000Z 22.0N 76.2W 135 KT 155 MPH
96H 10/0000Z 23.2N 79.5W 125 KT 145 MPH
120H 11/0000Z 25.0N 81.5W 120 KT 140 MPH

$$
Forecaster Pasch



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 11:11 PM
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From NHC



posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 11:16 PM
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Update on Jose, the one following on Irma's heels

...JOSE CONTINUES TO GRADUALLY STRENGTHEN... ...EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

11:00 PM AST Tue Sep 5
Location: 12.3°N 41.7°W
Moving: W at 14 mph
Min pressure: 1004 mb
Max sustained: 50 mph

Source: NHC
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Thread for this one here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 12:01 AM
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Check this out

Hurricane Irma is so strong it's registering on devices designed to detect earthquakes



Hurricane Irma is so strong it's showing up on seismometers — equipment designed to measure earthquakes.

"What we’re seeing in the seismogram are low-pitched hums that gradually become stronger as the hurricane gets closer to the seismometer on the island of Guadeloupe," said Stephen Hicks, a seismologist at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.

The noise is likely caused by high winds — which cause tiny motions in the ground — and also by trees swaying in the wind, which also transfers energy into the ground, he said. The seismometer is located close to the ocean, so waves crashing along the coastline reverberate around the island, also generating seismic energy, Hicks added.

USA TODAY



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 12:06 AM
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If anyone's been hearing "Florida landfall" and "Hebert box" in the same breath lately regarding Irma, read up on why: Hebert Box & how it acts as a predictor of FL landfalls.

A site for live St Baarth webcams, I've been watching #3 mostly.
st-barth.com...


Again, Wunderground's blog posts on Irma are info treasure troves. Here's the most recent post. Don't skip the comments, many of the seasoned posters have been there for years and are more than happy to explain things to folks.
www.wunderground.com...

Also, one of those posters grew up to be Levi Cowan. He runs Tropical Tidbits, which is pretty invaluable for those who can interpret data and models, or if you just want to watch the live data come in for the hurricane recon flights.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 12:08 AM
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Event: Flood Warning

Alert:

...The Flood Warning has been extended for the following
rivers in Florida...
Myakka River At Myakka River State Park
Peace River At Arcadia

.Flooding continues along a couple of rivers across the area. Water
levels are expected to decline over the next several days. Additional
river flooding may occur early next week if Hurricane Irma impacts
West Central Florida.

More Here and Here
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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 12:10 AM
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originally posted by: violet
Event: Flood Warning

Alert:

...The Flood Warning has been extended for the following
rivers in Florida...
Myakka River At Myakka River State Park
Peace River At Arcadia

.Flooding continues along a couple of rivers across the area. Water
levels are expected to decline over the next several days. Additional
river flooding may occur early next week if Hurricane Irma impacts
West Central Florida.

More Here

Maybe it's rude, but I laughed. If you pee, MRSP floods.

It just seems since childhood, it's always perma-flooding out there.
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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 12:56 AM
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Another factor that might play a part in allowing Irma to enter the Gulf of Mexico is the position of the jet stream over America? Current placement has it looping down as far south as Arkansas and then looping northwards from Tennessee. At the point of the loop, jet stream speed is only 80 mph or so, offering little steering ability to force Irma northwards., so my previous speculation currently holds.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 01:09 AM
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originally posted by: elysiumfire
Another factor that might play a part in allowing Irma to enter the Gulf of Mexico is the position of the jet stream over America? Current placement has it looping down as far south as Arkansas and then looping northwards from Tennessee. At the point of the loop, jet stream speed is only 80 mph or so, offering little steering ability to force Irma northwards., so my previous speculation currently holds.

Taking into account the positions & strengths of the high pressure systems (Bermuda high especially) and it just might take that path -- one of least resistance & ample food.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 01:12 AM
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Currently 2am AST
NHC

...EYE OF POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE IRMA PASSING OVER BARBUDA

2:00 AM AST Wed Sep 6
Location: 17.7°N 61.8°W
Moving: WNW at 15 mph
Min pressure: 914 mb
Max sustained: 185 mph

On the forecast track, the extremely dangerous core of Irma will move over portions of the northern Leeward Islands tonight and early Wednesday, move near or over portions of the northern Virgin Islands Wednesday, and pass near or just north of Puerto Rico late Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 185 mph (295 km/h) with higher
gusts. Irma is a category 5 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely
during the next day or two, but Irma is forecast to remain a
powerful category 4 or 5 hurricane during the next couple of days.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles (85 km) from
the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175
miles (280 km). A National Ocean Service automated station on
Barbuda recently reported sustained winds of 119 mph (191 km/h) and
a wind gust of 155 mph (250 km/h).

The minimum central pressure estimated from Air Force and NOAA
Hurricane Hunter aircraft observations is 914 mb (26.99 inches).
The automated station on Barbuda recently reported a pressure of
927.9 mb (27.40 in).



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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 01:16 AM
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What's funny is how serious you all are trying to protect people, and some will still call victims of the storm 'crisis actors' as soon as 2 days after.
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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 01:19 AM
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originally posted by: CarlsBad
What's funny is how serious you all are trying to protect people, and some will still call victims of the storm 'crisis actors' as soon as 2 days after.

To right. Lol



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 01:20 AM
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Passing over Barbuda and Antigua
Sounds like a monster growling
Tree shredder!

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posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 01:21 AM
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Barbuda lost its weather station at 150 mph gusts



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 01:53 AM
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Just an interesting factoid the name Irma is derived from the German Irmin which means war goddess,interesting coinkydink with all this Korean stuff.



posted on Sep, 6 2017 @ 01:56 AM
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Prescient, you mean?

The names were "predicted" a while back.
oceanservice.noaa.gov...
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