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Hurricane Rita ( Bad News For Gulf )

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posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 09:52 PM
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You may have been right then. Will the hurricane hunters be going back in tonight? If you dont know I am going to check and see if I can find out.




posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 09:56 PM
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I just saw on the Weather Channel that the pressure was estimated. I suspect the winds were estimated as well.



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:02 PM
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Thanks. I am still going to have to wait on the 2 am reort just to see. No way I can go to bed now. I checked schedual at Hurricane Hunters and it said continue 3 hourly missions so I think they are going back in.



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:03 PM
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21/2345 UTC 24.6N 86.8W T7.5/7.5 RITA
8.0 170 KTS 196 MPH 890 mb
7.5 155 KTS 178 MPH 906 mb
www.ssd.noaa.gov...

WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS
1015 AM EDT WED 21 SEP 2005
1. HURRICANE RITA FLIGHT ONE 22/1245Z
www.nhc.noaa.gov...

RITA IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 9 MPH ...15 KM/HR...AND THIS
GENERAL MOTION AT A SLIGHTLY FASTER FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED
DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 897 MB
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...175 MPH.
www.nhc.noaa.gov...

[edit on 21-9-2005 by Regenmacher]



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:04 PM
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Anybody catch Invasion tonight? Talk about timing!!!


3rd nastiest hurricane on record is how they're touting Rita now....



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:09 PM
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Originally posted by Gazrok
Anybody catch Invasion tonight? Talk about timing!!!


3rd nastiest hurricane on record is how they're touting Rita now....


I was going to watch it but got sidetracked...any good?

Heard the aliens sneak in under a hurricane....



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:12 PM
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I just posted about Invasion in the fireball across florida thread, funny coincidence....life imitating art or art imitating life.

btw Invasion pilot episode was pretty good, I'd watch it again, plus that Russell is a hunk.

freaky coincidence eh?



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:17 PM
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The new track shows a narrower cone, and has moved a bit to the NE...it looks like the worst case scenario now for Galveston/Houston:



If it follows this track the worst storm surge will go directly into that bay.


[edit on 9/21/2005 by djohnsto77]



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:23 PM
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Reganmacher, thanks for the info.

Gazrok, Rita they are saying is the worst ever in the Gulf. The show was very interesting and we enjoyed what we seen of it between watching the storm. My wife is ready for this storm to be over . If you know what I mean.......



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:27 PM
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Originally posted by Harry55
My wife is ready for this storm to be over . If you know what I mean.......


Are you trying to say Rita is your new love?



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:41 PM
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This recent article I just read by Mike Ruppert founder of From the Wilderness writes about Hurricane Rita. Now that the National Hurricane Center has projected that Rita's target is now Galveston which I believe will be hit as an intense hurricane as a stong Cat 4 or Cat 5. If the hurricane make a direct hit on Galveston and houston it would wipe out both cities. Also, read what Mike Ruppert has to say if this happens. Plus, let me say I agree with him 100%

www.fromthewilderness.com...


For those of you who expect FEMA to behave any differently in Texas than it did in New Orleans you are in for a crude awakening. FEMA will do what it must now do to preserve even a functioning part of America’s governing and economic infrastructure. Saving lives will be one of the least important functions in its mandate. While I had serious doubts about America’s ability to recover from Katrina, I am certain that – barring divine intervention – the United States is finished; not only as a superpower, but possibly even as a single, unified nation with the arrival of Hurricane Rita.


P.S. I live right next to Johnsons Space Center. So I am evacuating in a couple of hours not sure if I'll be coming back for a long time. BTW they are now saying that Rita is a tornado the size of Georgia.



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:45 PM
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Rita as of 11:30pm:






Rita is forecast to continue on a westward track through the Gulf of Mexico over the next 24 hours. A gradual turn toward the northwest is anticipated Thursday night and Friday. If there is any good news at this point, it is the fact that it is very difficult for a hurricane to maintain category 5 status for an lengthy period of time. Near-perfect to perfect atmospheric conditions are necessary for a category 5 hurricane to exist and these "perfect" conditions are first - difficult to come by and second - do not remain in place for a long period of time. So although Rita is currently a category 5 hurricane, fluctuations in intensity is likely. That being said, it is almost a certainty that Rita will make landfall as a large, intense, major hurricane with impacts extending well away from the center.


Hopefully Rita will fizzle out, but I don't know....

[edit on 21-9-2005 by Mirlin11]



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:52 PM
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I just got this from Accu Weather 1135 pm discussion

Rita is an historic category 5 hurricane now packing sustained winds
of 175 mph with gusts to near a mind boggling 215 mph. This is the season's second catastrophic hurricane. As of 11:00 PM EDT, Rita was centered near 24.6 north and 87.2 west. This places Rita 670 miles east-southeast of Corpus Christi, or 570 miles east southeast of Galveston Texas. The minimum central pressure was estimated to be 897 millibars (26.49 inches of mercury).
We expect hurricane force winds to spread over a large area of eastern Texas after landfall. In fact, high-rise buildings in the Houston area could experience wind gusts to over 100 mph. This could cause some windows to shatter. In addition to possible damaging hurricane-force winds, tornadoes might be spawned by the cyclonic rotation from Rita mainly east and northeast of the center of circulation. Storm surge of as high as 20-25 feet is possible along the coast near and to the right of landfall.

This is mind boggling to me. How much worse can it get ?

[edit on 21-9-2005 by Harry55]



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by Harry55
This is mind boggling to me. How much worse can it get ?
[edit on 21-9-2005 by Harry55]


It still has 2 days to grow before making landfall...



THE INTENSITY FORECAST IS SOMEWHAT PROBLEMATIC. THE UPPER-LEVEL
OUTFLOW PATTERN IS PERFECT WITH A POLEWARD OUTFLOW CHANNEL
CONVERGING INTO AN UPPER-LOW NORTHEAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES... AN
EQUATORWARD OUTFLOW CHANNEL CONVERGING INTO AN UPPER-LOW OVER THE
BAY OF CAMPECHE...AND A THIRD WEAK OUTFLOW CHANNEL DEVELOPING TO
THE NORTHWEST. THIS EXTREMELY FAVORABLE PATTERN...COMBINED WITH
30-31C SSTS...HAS ALLOWED RITA'S EXPLOSIVE DEEPENING TO OCCUR. THE
EYE WILL BE PASSING OVER THE WARM GULF LOOP CURRENT DURING THE NEXT
12 HOURS...SO SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE... IF AN
EYEWALL REPLACEMENT CYCLE DOES NOT INHIBIT THE INTENSIFICATION
PROCESS.
BY 36-48 HOURS...THE GLOBAL MODELS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT
THAT THE CURRENT THREE OUTFLOW CHANNEL PATTERN WILL BE REPLACED BY
MAINLY A LARGE POLEWARD OUTFLOW PATTERN. THIS SHOULD INDUCE SOME
STEADY WEAKENING...BUT THAT TYPE OF OUTFLOW PATTERN...COUPLED WITH
EXPECTED LOW VERTICAL SHEAR CONDITIONS...IS STILL SUFFICIENT TO
SUPPORT A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE UNTIL LANDFALL OCCURS. OF COURSE...
INTERNAL DYNAMICS ALSO PLAY A ROLE IN WHAT THE INTENSITY OF A
HURRICANE WILL BE... AND WE HAVE NO SKILL IN FORECASTING EYEWALL
REPLACEMENT CYCLES BEYOND ABOUT 6-12 HOURS...AT BEST. THE INTENSITY
FORECAST IS SIMILAR TO THE TREND OF THE SHIPS MODEL...ONLY SLIGHTLY
HIGHER AFTER 24 HOURS DUE TO LOWER VERTICAL SHEAR INDICATED BY THE
NOGAPS...CANADIAN...UKMET...AND ECMWF MODELS.


[edit on 9/21/2005 by QuietSoul]

[edit on 9/21/2005 by QuietSoul]



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 11:05 PM
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mrmulder, I read the story but I can not agree with all that. I know that all this will be bad and hard on all of us to overcome but we will. We are a strong people here in America. We do what we have to and make things work.

I am glad you have decided to seek shelter and wish you the best. I am sure you will get to return soon.



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 11:15 PM
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Originally posted by Harry55
mrmulder, I read the story but I can not agree with all that. I know that all this will be bad and hard on all of us to overcome but we will. We are a strong people here in America. We do what we have to and make things work.

I am glad you have decided to seek shelter and wish you the best. I am sure you will get to return soon.


It's not the people that will fail. It's the highly unstable economy that will fail.

If the economy fails, everything else falls with it.

better suited for a new thread btw

[edit on 9/21/2005 by QuietSoul]



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 11:32 PM
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Originally posted by QuietSoul

It's not the people that will fail. It's the highly unstable economy that will fail.

If the economy fails, everything else falls with it.

better suited for a new thread btw

[edit on 9/21/2005 by QuietSoul]


That is why I fear this is it. This could be the end of our economy. BTW QuitetSoul, should I start a new thread on the subject I posted related to Rita?



posted on Sep, 21 2005 @ 11:55 PM
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I think lunar activity has an affect on the hurricane in the gulf coast. I live in Los Angeles and last night, when I looked South East, I saw the moon just over the horizon. I had a bunch of wierd thoughts and predictions about the hurricane being the biggest one in history, and now look at it! Anyways, I think the moon is about to make another pass over the gulf coast, increasing the strength of this hurricane with it's gravitational pull/push.

www.smeter.net...

^current view of Earth from the moon.



posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 12:55 AM
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175 MPH WINDS WHAT ?? isnt the fastest ever recorded like 230mph or something ?



posted on Sep, 22 2005 @ 01:07 AM
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Looks pretty much the same in the 2 AM advisory:



...CATEGORY FIVE RITA MAINTAINING STRENGTH OVER THE CENTRAL GULF OF
MEXICO...

A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE GULF OF MEXICO COAST
FROM PORT MANSFIELD TEXAS TO CAMERON LOUISIANA. A HURRICANE WARNING
MAY BE REQUIRED FOR PORTIONS OF THE HURRICANE WATCH AREA THURSDAY
MORNING.

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REPEATING THE 1 AM CDT POSITION...24.8 N... 87.6 W. MOVEMENT
TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 9 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
WINDS...175 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 898 MB.

www.nhc.noaa.gov...


It'll be interesting to see what happens later today.



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