Hurricane Katrina - I

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  1. Miss Kitty

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    Coming to a gulf near you! I remember someone discussing the possible good effects from a storm out in the gulf for our beaches. Can someone elaborate? Please let this storm go west...
     
  2. JB

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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

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    A little too close for comfort if you ask me. Yes, an indirect brush from a tropical system can bring more sand on the beaches. But as we saw with Arlene, there is a fine line between a "brush" and a "hit."

    I would just as soon not take our chances with Katrina.
     
  3. Smiling JOe

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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    ... a small storm could help push sand back onto the beaches in most cases. I am really concerned that the scraping of the beaches has lowered the build up so much that even a small storm could wipe the beaches clean, instead of building it back up. In areas where they scraped, there is not much height on the beach, making the reinforced dunes more exposed to the Gulf waters.
     
  4. PC

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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    My Wife and I are almost sick about this, we are heading down to Watercolor tomorrow for our yearly trip to Sowal. We feel for the people who live down there to have to go through so many of these things. Lets just all pray that it moves further west and south.
     
  5. mhasper

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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    Looks like another disaster in the making for South Walton. National Hurricane Center now has it as a direct hit, and as a hurricane.

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    "Outlook valid 29/1200z 29.0n 86.0w
    Max wind 65 kt...gusts 80 kt." That 75 mph, folks. And it could be higher too.
     
  6. Bob

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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    Smiling Joe is right! Scraping might best be done after the Hurricane season. The beaches may look even more barren after this next storm. So what's going on here? Are they scraping to reestablish dune lines, or trying to save our vocal gulf-front owners homes? Whatever happens, Walton County officials may need ear protection for coming meetings with the public.
     
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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    Boy, aren't you a positive thinker :roll:

    It is WAY too early to predict landfall location with any degree of accuracy.
     
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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    Especially with this one. Look at the huge cone that map shows. The hurricane models are all over the place with Katrina.
     
  9. Smiling JOe

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    Maybe mhasper is planning for the worst and praying for the best.

    If Pensacola is "targeted" again, how do you think the General Mgr for Pensacola Beach will respond to the question of why Mother Nature is targeting Pensacola? Last time he responded on National television that, "Mother Nature is a Motha."
     
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  10. JB

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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    No, he/she sounds like a classic doom and gloomer, and almost seemed to take delight in posting that news. BTW here are the latest models.

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  11. Smiling JOe

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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    Come on Orange line.
     
  12. CastlesOfSand

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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    Orange is a great color!!! I vote orange too! Lets just pray that will be the case!
     
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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    I'm voting for the purple.
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  14. Miss Kitty

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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    Darn...early this am it looked like a brush by on the way west. I have learned to sit tight and check in with my pals on SoWal.com. Thanks for being there!!!
     
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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    Where do you guys get these models at, I cant find them, but I am stupid also so.....

    Thanks
     
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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    One I use is nhc.noaa.gov
     
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    Re: Tropical Depression # 12

    Not true, my friend. Why would I want to see the most gorgeous beaches in the world get even more destroyed than they already are? I just wanted to post that forecast quickly and concisely to give you all as much time to prepare as possible, especially with the very weakened state of your beaches. I'll be praying for the best over the next few days and hope a) it somehow weakens and doesn't hit anyone, or b) it hits somewhere unpopulated and less vulnerable.

    Prepare for the worst (with more certainty than of course can be garnered from current forecasts...because by the time the forecast has sufficient certainty, sometimes it is too late to prepare).
     
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