We started getting some of the outer bands...likely about 30mph gusts at most so far, but we are on the other side of the state... Got some rain, but
not too bad... I'll let you know, as we should still have power till well into tomorrow....(I hope)
U are right the storm is weeking but wat everyone is forgetting is we are not ready for another storm.Debry is everywhere. Watering is already
standing and lakes overflowing, Even if this is only a tropical storm whyen it hits us us we are still getting 10 to 20 inches of rain on an already
flooded ground and high winds in already severly damaged areasthe one thing that is gonna hurt us the most is how slow this system is moving and thte
fact that we have so much damage around here that could/ will be come airborn missles.
It is worrying, we've not heard from some of our staff and members who have been posting to this thread and are in harms way as this slow moving
mosnter starts to impact these areas of Florida.
I hope they are all safe and keep that way.
It is with the greatest respect for this storm that I advise anyone seeking to take pictures of this event to post here in this thread... As the winds
get more powerful and darkness falls the dangers speak for themselves. if outside you may not be able to see wind blown objects that could really ruin
your day. Please be careful.
They are talking already about power outages affecting customers in the MILLIONS in Florida and that damage is expected to continue to grow.
The rain and flooding will be beyond imagination when all is said and done. Some places could see hurricane force winds and heavy rain for as long as
20 or more hours... my god thats insane.
Now look at the wind speeds observed in this radial velocity image. 115kts away and 100kts toward the station. The 115k kts is 132mph and cat 4
strength. Granted this could be a gust or a tornado. I'll keep my eye open for later images to see if it changes much.
Probably no upgrade. The pressure of the store is consistant with the listed wind speeds. It may be slightly stronger than 105. I wouldn't think it
would justify a 20mph jump. And these could be isolated severe storms causing the higher winds. And also these recorded speeds are probably also
above ground level. I could be wrong but I am thinking they are above ground level. I don't know what the formula would be to calculate ground wind
speed if these aren't the ground speeds.
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