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Northeren Hurricane Watch 2011

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posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
reply to post by ButterCookie
 




Chad Meyers (from CNN) just stated that the pressure is in fact getting weaker, meaning the storm and the surges are moving faster and will be rougher......

Yeah that's what I said... pressure getting to Category 4 levels... so it doesn't look good at all.


Yep!!

And did you hear/ see on CNN minutes ago where they are talking another tropical depression forming in the Pacific ocean...a cat 5???

I'm gonna fish for the details and post




posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:33 PM
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Latest sat pic of Irene.




posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 10:36 PM
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Typhoon/ Category 5 forming in the Pacific...

mentioned on CNN about 30 minutes....

panahon.blogspot.com... (so far)


edit on 25-8-2011 by ButterCookie because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 11:14 PM
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Originally posted by jadedANDcynical
Here are a few helpful links I've used in the past:
National Hurricane Center Satellite page
Hurricane supply kit
FEMAs hurricane links (yeah, I know we bash them a lot, but there is good info here)
More good info

I would also suggest one read through The Redneck's thread on what can happen and how it can be dealt with.

If you've got a link, please share it. The more prepared we are, the better able we will be to help others.

If it isn't mentioned in the above linked references, make sure you have a way to charge your cell phone/lap top batteries. If you don't have a generator, buy yourself a couple of power inverters and you can use your vehicle as a generator for a bit if need be.

I've been through Alicia, Ike and every other storm in the Texas Gulf coast for the past 42 years and with the tornado outbreak we've had recently, I am keeping a very close eye on the tropics this year, even more so than in previous years...

Stay safe!
edit on 7-6-2011 by jadedANDcynical because: formatting fix


Wanted to bring these links forward.

To add a little bit to my mini-biography of storm history, my avatar is a picture I took on the seawall in Galveston of the memorial statue to the Galveston Storm of 1900 They did not name them at this time.
 

Vitch, and everyone else, thanks for keeping the updates coming!

I've been very busy at work the past few days and haven't had much time to watch or read so when I can come to this thread and find out what's happening and hear from those in the soon-to-be affected area, I am better able to keep a grasp on things.

Let me add a bit more advice if I may.

To anyone not evacuating:

Make sure you have plenty of water, with widespread power outages, municipal sanitation services won't be able to treat the normal amount of water they usually do.

Add to this,that the increased water levels from precipitation and surge presents the possibility of unprocessed sewage contaminating the drinking water. If you have to use water from the tap after the storm has passed, be sure to boil it.

Fill your bath tub so you have something to flush with. If you do not have a bath tub, 5 gallon buckets will do, if you know someone who works at a restaurant, many products come in this size container (pickles, sauces, etc) Home Depot and Lowe's has them for sale as well, but you'd be better buying non-perishable food.

Speaking of, make sure you have at least three days of food for everyone in your family. Five would be better, but this close to the arrival of the storm, grocery stores are likely to be getting bare.

If you are unable to acquire a generator, plenty of batteries for radios, flashlights (candles can be used in a pinch, but the fire hazard needs to be taken into account) and other items are good to have.

I bought a hand-crank radio a couple of years ago and it has a place to charge cell phones, so you are able to make sure you're able to communicate.

If you plan on evacuating:

*******Leave Early!*******



Know where you are going and plan alternate routes in case your main route is blocked. Farm-to-Market roads are better than the Interstate many times. Call ahead for reservations at hotels to make sure you have a room if you are not staying with family.

Take your pets into consideration also, make sure your destination accepts them, or be prepared to board them,

Make sure you have all of your important documents; birth & marriage certificates, immunization records, insurance papers, the deed to your house, recent utility bills to prove residency, school records in one place, easy to hand. We have one file folder with everything that stays in our bookcase headboard that we dump into our go-box (invaluable this!) if we have to scoot.

Most of all, stay calm. This goes for both groups!
 


I sincerely hope this stays away from NYC, I have family there so I am quite concerned.


In Houston, windows also broke in downtown buildings, such as the 75-story JP Morgan Chase Tower,[99] and Reliant Stadium was damaged. Also as a result of the high wind and eye wall that passed directly through the city, power outages were a major problem, as some residents were without electricity for over a month after landfall.


Wiki

There's a LOT of glass in NYC, this is potentially extremely dangerous as flying debris.

Stay safe everyone!
 

ETA:
The New England Storm of 1938 followed a very similar track to Irene:


I hope history does not repeat itself...
edit on 25-8-2011 by jadedANDcynical because: 1938 scariness



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:07 AM
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Originally posted by ButterCookie
Typhoon/ Category 5 forming in the Pacific...

mentioned on CNN about 30 minutes....

panahon.blogspot.com... (so far)


edit on 25-8-2011 by ButterCookie because: (no reason given)

Hmm... nothing is forming in the pacific.

There's nothing on NOAA.

It's quite clean..
Pacific satellite image...

Might be something off the west of Mexico... we shall see in the next few days how that develops.
edit on 26-8-2011 by Vitchilo because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:23 AM
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Actually it's battering the Philippines as we speak.

Typhoon Nanmadol at Weather Underground

Of course, it's technically a Typhoon and not a hurricane...

Also, it's not actually a CAT5 despite what it says, mph are not the same as kph, so hopefully that gets updated and fixed soon.

ETA: And forming right next to it is Tropical Storm Talas - forecasters are waiting to see what happens as the two storms merge in the next couple of days.


edit on 26-8-2011 by quango because: Talas is Tropical Storm, not Typhoon



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 12:31 AM
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Ok I fail... you were all talking about the FAR pacific... That's why I missed it...


Latest :

SUMMARY OF 200 AM EDT...0600 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...28.7N 77.3W
ABOUT 460 MI...740 KM SSW OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...942 MB...27.82 INCHES


The only ``good`` thing about this hurricane, if it were to hit NYC, would be to drown a bunch of rats... which NYC has a lot of... big ones at that.
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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 02:27 AM
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I got some pretty good pictures as the first outer band of Hurricane Irene came through just at sunset, it looked great... until the rain came and gusts of at least 30 blew through.
What I found interesting was how fast these clouds were moving and all the different colored clouds in the sky, they were moving very fast. I took all of the pictures within a 15-20 minute timeframe.

(Looking East toward the beaches before the storm came in)


(Looking West before the storm came in)


(Storm was just moving over my head)


(Rain shaft was moving in now)


(Outer band of Hurricane Irene was making its exit)



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 08:03 AM
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SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.0N 77.3W
ABOUT 375 MI...600 KM SSW OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...110 MPH...175 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...945 MB...27.91 INCHES


Winds are getting weaker...



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 09:53 AM
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SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...30.7N 77.3W
ABOUT 330 MI...530 KM SSW OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...946 MB...27.93 INCHES

Even more weaker!



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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I invite anyone who is in the path of this storm to join in this comentary .

The breeze is starting to pick up a bit.
The clouds overhead have that low pregnant look that only tropical systems seem to have. The day is still bright in spite of the building clouds to the south. The air is getting that yellowy look to it.

Hampton Va
37.06N 76.32W
Northwest of Cape Hatteras.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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This is a good thing but should not lull people into a state of complacency. The storm is very large and will be having effects over a long period of time. Even a weakend storm can be dangerous when it is sustained over a long time. Continued winds of even 45 mph will take down trees and destroy mobile homes, large signs, and canopies. Its the duration of the storm that will be the threat at this point.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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oooo see those pictures? Thats exactly the pregnant look I was talking about. You can also see the yellowish cast to the sky , like a jaundiced sunset.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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Anyone else see those mean looking eyes in the picture third from the bottom.
Great matrixing on storm clouds.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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The wind is picking up a little more. A steady 5-10 breeze. The clouds have actually thinned out to long whispy cirrus clouds.

Hampton Va
37.06N 76.32W



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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I'm watching the weather channel and they just said they are going to upgrade the threat level in parts of the northeast from extreme to catastrophic. Has anyone else seen this? If I find more info I will edit this post.

This Link shows the current threat levels.
edit on 26-8-2011 by WildWorld because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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Hi Karen61057,

Are you planning on staying and riding out this storm? Wow if you are, please be safe. I hope for you only the best. The way they are talking about the storm surge. This is going to be very dangerous. I know you have heard that from other members here. But I guess someone like me who has never been in such a situation, it sounds very scary and very dangerous. I guess you know better since your rite their in the path of this monster.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 03:14 PM
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Even weaker!



SUMMARY OF 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...31.2N 77.5W
ABOUT 300 MI...480 KM SSW OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...100 MPH...155 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 360 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...951 MB...28.08 INCHES

But yeah, people should prepare anyway.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Originally posted by crappiekat
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Hi Karen61057,

Are you planning on staying and riding out this storm? Wow if you are, please be safe. I hope for you only the best. The way they are talking about the storm surge. This is going to be very dangerous. I know you have heard that from other members here. But I guess someone like me who has never been in such a situation, it sounds very scary and very dangerous. I guess you know better since your rite their in the path of this monster.

Hi, Thanks for your kind words. Yes, we are staying. Every report shows the storm to be weakening. Our city has only issued evacs for low lying areas. True fact, my property is the highest point in the city. Just a street away from me the flood plain is cat 1 or cat 2, my property is cat 3. I have ice, I have lanterns, I have a propane grill, I have a fully charged lap top. Even a little battery operated DVD player so we can watch movies. We have food frozen for the immediate future and canned food for if we are without power for any length of time. I live on a major road with traffic lights so they usually bring me up pretty quickly after a storm.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 06:01 PM
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The clouds continue to thicken but still there is light in them. The wind has not changed from earlier. A nice steady 5 -10 mph. It has gotten warmer and the air is very heavy and damp. Very tropical feeling. It looks like sunset is coming a little earlier tonight. At least the worst of the storm will be passing during the daylight hours tomorrow. Overnight storms are very scary. I expect rain to move in during the night tonight and for conditions to worsen over the morning hours tomorrow. I will post conditions while I still can. I dont think I will have a wifi signal tomorrow. It looks like the eye will pass right over us. We will be on the western side of the center.

Hampton Va
36.06N 76.32W



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