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Northeren Hurricane Watch 2011

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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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reply to post by karen61057
 


Hang tough,karen!
Thanks for the updates and be safe.




posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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Hi, Still here.

Conditions have remained about the same. Medium tropical storm force winds. Not enough that I am afraid to stand on my front porch. It's still in the "isn't this exciting" stage. My trees are doing the Cha Cha now. Little twigs and lots of leaves on the ground. Oh and the ever existent pine needles. So far the dear old trees are doing as I have seen them do in the past. Shake and twist. Shrug off a few high up dead branches, ( thats Mother Natures cleaning process. They bend and then straighten up. The center is still to the south west of me. Looks like it will pass pretty near to my east. They are saying 85 mph winds at the center. I might see 60 sustained! That could get scary. I will post again in an hour or so. I loose track of time looking out windows and standing on the porch.
Love and Peace.
Karen



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:32 PM
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Missed this Kdog,
Yes a little adventure. It looks like it might be in fact shaping up to be just that. I am feeling the lowering pressure in my nose now.

I will stay connected as long as I can. God bless Fios.
Karen



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo
Latest.

SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...35.2N 76.4W
ABOUT 50 MI...80 KM W OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 120 MI...190 KM S OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...952 MB...28.11 INCHES

Going back west...


Hmm, yeah. Also starting to fill back in on the lower western quadrant. Not earth shattering but looks like less dry air being taken in to the north east. The conditions have remained pretty constant as med I might even say light tropical storm. It looks a little grayer to the south east now. So far winds have been east, north east. Now they seem to me more easterly but still a bit out of the north. Just so you can get an idea of the quadrant of the storm I am in. From the center I am almost directly North and a bit to the west. I need this to move more easterly so it does not bring the center right over us. This area is filled to over flowing with military. There are 24 installations just within 60 sq miles of my house.
For the conspiracy folks out there, while I am outside I hear a constant drone from above. It is over, higher up, than the wind which is constant and noisy. But every now and then it gets quiet and I can hear this roaring humming drone up above the low tropical clouds. Now mind you, I think I am hearing stronger upper level winds, but talk amongst yourselves. Wiggles her fingers.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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Latest... still going east.


SUMMARY OF 200 PM EDT...1800 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...35.5N 76.3W
ABOUT 45 MI...70 KM WNW OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
ABOUT 95 MI...155 KM S OF NORFOLK VIRGINIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNE OR 15 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...950 MB...28.05 INCHES


The dangerous stuff is the rain...

STORM SURGE...AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM TIDE WILL RAISE WATER
LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 5 TO 9 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL IN THE
HURRICANE WARNING AREA IN NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE ALBEMARLE
AND PAMLICO SOUNDS. STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH
AS 4 TO 8 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL WITHIN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA
FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER NORTHWARD TO CAPE COD
INCLUDING SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS
TRIBUTARIES. NEAR THE COAST...THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY
LARGE...DESTRUCTIVE...AND LIFE-THREATENING WAVES. HIGHER THAN
NORMAL ASTRONOMICAL TIDES ARE OCCURRING THIS WEEKEND. COASTAL AND
RIVER FLOODING WILL BE HIGHEST IN AREAS WHERE THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS
AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE. STORM TIDE AND SURGE VALUES ARE VERY
LOCATION-SPECIFIC...AND USERS ARE URGED TO CONSULT PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES.

RAINFALL...IRENE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF
6 TO 12 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 18 INCHES...FROM
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA NORTHWARD THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES
INTO EASTERN NEW YORK AND INTERIOR NEW ENGLAND. THESE RAINS...
COMBINED WITH HEAVY RAINS OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS...COULD CAUSE
WIDESPREAD FLOODING...LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS...AND
SIGNIFICANT UPROOTING OF TREES DUE TO RAIN-SOFTENED GROUNDS.



People are in the water at ground zero of the hurricane swimming on CNN right now

Mwahahahaha
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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:21 PM
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Hi Karen -- Hang in there! This too shall pass.

WAVY News is reporting the center is now 95 miles south of Norfolk. www.wavy.com...

Looks like you may soon be in a dry slot. www.wavy.com...

-Robyn



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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battening down the hatches, double checking the bilge pump, anyone feel like carping just in case?

we were ordered to evacuate, but a lot of us opted to stay - not that we're "not" taking it seriously - we just rather drown in the comfort of our own homes
(and they're not allowing anyone to bring pets, screw that, I'm not leaving my cat here to drown alone)

storm will hit here about 8pm tonight if the forecasters have a clue - if anything exciting happens and my internet holds up, will be reporting live from inside the flood zone ♥



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:39 PM
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I'm in a hurricane prone area in FL and my county has no shelters set up for people with pets either! What are these crazy folks thinking. I would no more leave my dog alone in a storm than I would a young child.

Not sure where you are but the biggest concern is storm surge. If you're a veteran of these types of events then you are aware of your risk. With Irene, the surge will be a bigger problem than the wind per se but water soaked ground puts trees at risk.

My best to you and your furry friend.

-Robyn



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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I am still here. The winds have increased a little. The rain is constant. Last hour I had to go help hubby lay another tarp along our westward facing foundation. It leaks during heavy rain. The barrier we put down yesterday kept the usual corner dry but we saw a little coming into the basement further north along that wall. Everything down there is up on pallets and we have a pump but are trying to stay ahead of having to use it.
The ceiling seems a little lower and it seems a little more serious in nature. I can still go outside but there are now moments where I wait at the door for a lull in the movement of the trees. This is about as fierce as Isabel got as far as hurricane strength she just came in at a different direction and was a different kind of storm. I wish you could hear the wind howling outside my windows. I have them open as long as the rain is not coming in. It is growing darker and I think that if the storm does not start moving seriously eastward that I will be facing the worst of it around 10 or 11 tonight. I hate nighttime hurricanes. You can't see, especially if the power is out, all you can do is listen. Creepy. I will be back next hour.
Peace and Love
Karen



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:49 PM
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Eddystone, PA
we're all 1 mile by 1 mile if you don't count the 0.5 miles of river that are about to spill over


yeah we definitely expecting flooding - if a tree falls, it won't have far to go to hit the house, its right outside my window - I think it would be more like a "lean" rather than a fall - there aren't any close enough and on a proper angle to do any real damage to the house from falling over

I also live in a row home, with 4 fire walls that are basically cement, I don't see any way it could come down - my biggest worry is the roof - only because we've already been having problems with it leaking in recent rains - I told the family we'll just put a really large bucket underneath and thats where we'll shower if the sewers get all loopy



the key to survival? CREATIVITY!!!!


I'm thinking of all the possible scenarios.... the worse I can come up with is a tornado - but I haven't seen any tornado watches yet



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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I live at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.The Hampton creek empties into the bay and the river is 680 ft or so away from my house. They are calling for significant flooding in the lower Chesapeake. So far the river is staying where it should. In Isabel it came to within 240 of my home, Pheew. dodged a bullet that time. Isabel came in from a different direction moving to the north west so it pulled a lot of water up the bay and local flooding to low lying areas was very bad. There are a lot of pretty little waterfront towns up and down the bay around here. Even Hampton is a pretty city located just across the bridge from Norfolk. This area combines the best of our earliest history to our search for the stars. The city reflects that with buildings ancient and gothic to soaring glass museums in tribute to our Air and Space history. Anyway before I continue sounding like a tour guide. It has gotten very very quiet for the moment. .....



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 01:55 PM
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Bless them, there are shelters in Hampton that are taking families with pets.
The winds are getting stronger. Hubby just ran into the house yelling holy (poo poo for the censors ).



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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Creativity! FYI, you can also fill your washer to have extra water for flushing and sponge baths (LOL).

Good day to chill if you're prepared. Nothing you can do about the roof right now.

-Robyn



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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Thats the worst part sometimes,these things spin off tornadoes.
Stay safe and best wishes!



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:07 PM
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Another creative idea if you are riding out a storm is to fill every single zip lock bag you can find 3/4 of the way up with water and get them in your freezer right away. Once frozen, they will keep both your freezer and fridge cold if you loose power, and can be used directly for whatever other water needs you have.

Stay safe everyone.



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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If I'm reading this correctly, it appears that the storm surge forecast for Philadelphia will be at its highest at 1am this morning (05 is Zulu time -- add 5 hrs to 8pm).. About 1/2ft above high tide on the river.

www.nws.noaa.gov...

#Philadelphia, PA : 08/27/2011 18:22:28 GMT (units in MLLW ft)
#Date(GMT), Surge, Tide, Obs, Fcst, Anom, Comment
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08/28 05Z, 0.60, 7.10, 99.90, 8.12, 0.42, 0.53 ft above MAT (max)


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posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:45 PM
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The last 7 days of Irene tracked by GOES Satellite with shots every 30 minutes:
www.nnvl.noaa.gov...



posted on Aug, 27 2011 @ 02:51 PM
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Love and respect for all you folks staying behind
to look after your animals and pets.

They are frightened by storms, and how would you like to be alone and frightened by something you don't understand.



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