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Originally posted by robyn
It would be a mistake to concentrate too heavily on Irene's Safr Simpson rating at time of impact. True, wind speed is important but it only tells part of the story. The real danger with Irene relates to the storm's size.
Large storms like Irene (example Ike) push a tremendous amount of water ahead of them and result in very high storm surges. Florida has deep ocean not far offshore so that helps to limit storm surge but northeastern bays, rivers and some coastal sections are far more shallow so the water piles up on the land. The water has to go somewhere.
The large size also causes hurricand force and tropical storm force winds to extend over greater areas and to last for a far longer time. This combines to multiply their destructive potential.
Take a look at Irene's size. 7.mshcdn.com...
Be sure to have supplies akin to sitting out a 2 week long power outage due to an ice storm. You can fill your washing machine and use water heater water for toilet flushing. Freeze potable water that will help keep your freezer cold for longer and you can drink as it melts. I freeze my candles too because they last longer then Secure anything in the yard that could be blown around.
It is far better to be over prepared than under prepared.
Originally posted by iWokeUp
I was just looking at the RSOE EDIS site and it's all looking pretty bad.....And it looks like it's heading straight for the UK ?
Zoom in a couple to see what i mean
Originally posted by wingsfan
if mtv don't cancel jersey shore, god will.
Originally posted by angelchemuel
reply to post by iWokeUp
Good Lord woman! Have you really woken up! Sorry, but Irene is not heading our way, neither is AL10 in mid Atlantic.
I am surprised nobody is paying any attention whatsoever to the Philipines and Taiwan who are presently as I type being hit by Nanmadol which is CATIV...yes that's a 4 folks with gusts of over 150mph. Manila is getting wrecked as we speak.
PS Make that a 5.....look at EDIS map...link supplied above post
edit on 26-8-2011 by angelchemuel because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by robyn
HURRICANE IRENE ADVISORY NUMBER 26
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL092011
500 PM EDT FRI AUG 26 2011
...LARGE HURRICANE IRENE HEADING TOWARD THE EAST COAST OF THE UNITED
STATES...HURRICANE WARNING EXTENDED NORTHWARD INTO SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND
A HURRICANE WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM NORTH OF SANDY HOOK TO
SAGAMORE BEACH MASSACHUSETTS...INCLUDING NEW YORK CITY...LONG
ISLAND...LONG ISLAND SOUND...COASTAL CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND...
BLOCK ISLAND...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 100 MPH...160 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. IRENE IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
HURRICANE WIND SCALE. LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH IS FORECAST BEFORE
IRENE REACHES THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA. SOME WEAKENING IS
EXPECTED AFTER THAT...BUT IRENE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A HURRICANE
IRENE IS A LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES...150 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 290 MILES...STORM SURGE...AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 6 TO 11 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 THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE...DESTRUCTIVE...AND LIFE-THREATENING WAVES. STORM SURGE
VALUES ARE VERY LOCATION-SPECIFIC...AND USERS ARE URGED TO CONSULT
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES.
So, a little bit of "petering" is NOT going to effect the overall impact Irene will have. Always follow the advice of your local NWS office. In Texas, stubborn folks who insisted on riding out Rita were instructed to write the contact info for their next of kin on their amrms in Sharpie
If you are in an area where storm surge is a consideration, even if you have ridden out storms in the past, please move to higher ground.
edit on 26-8-2011 by robyn because: format