Hurricane Katrina - I

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  1. Moondance

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

    Just in case you haven't seen it, here is the mac daddy, one-stop-shop for tropical info (I got it on this board months ago):

    http://www.crownweather.com/tropical.html#AL12

    Is there a similar/better site? If so, please post.
     
  2. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I may have to go back to school to follow all of the technical stuff on that sight. Much of their info appears to be coming from NOAA.gov, so why not go directly to the source?
     
  3. Kimmifunn

    Kimmifunn Funnkalicious

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    Wow...hopes it skips over y'all. If not, just do what Auburn fans do before a new season. Hold your breath. Expect for the worst...hope for the best. And as opposed to ESPN Game Day with Kirk Herbstriet and Lee Corso, you get the Weather Channel with Dr. Steve Lyons and Mike Bettes. And commercials or time outs are like "Local on the 8's".
     
  4. Moondance

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

    Yeah but...
    Well, see...
    It's like this...
    You just...
    It's just one...

    Whatever, SJ... Damn! :bang:
     
  5. Excalibur

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

    THIS DOES NOT LOOK GOOD. The Latest Computer Models...:bang:

    www.wgtx.com



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  7. TooFarTampa

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

    :eek:

    :blink:

    :bang:

    Not good at all.
     
  8. tropicwatch

    tropicwatch Beach Lover

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    Live in Panama City and places west of us, all the way to Pensacola have just been beaten to death during the last year. I really can't believe what I am seeing. Another landfall by potentially Major Hurricane. Next year Texas its your turn, we need a break.

    Model Tracks & Floater Image
     
  9. JB

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

    All I can say is, UNBELIEVABLE :eek:

    I wake up this morning, go straight to the NHC site, then to wunderground. All the models are now in agreement in the storm making landfall right around SoWal.

    Did we make a deal with the devil at some point? This area can't take another storm.
     
  10. TooFarTampa

    TooFarTampa SoWal Insider

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    Jeff Masters' Wunderblog says Cat. 3 or possibly 4 by Saturday. Panhandle is, he said, a hurricane magnet. Every computer model has it headed our way. :sosad:
     
  11. pgurney

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

    I just have no words.....and no tools either. I'm down here once again without my tools for getting ready for this. Now for the third set of power drills/screwdrivers, etc.
     
  12. pgurney

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

    On the positive side of this.....Cat 4's have a hard time getting past the shallow water of our coast. There's not enough warm water to fuel them so they often decrease down to Cat 3 as they approach.
     
  13. wetwilly

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

    IMO Cat 3 or 4 does not much matter at this point. SoWal dunes and beaches can't take anymore from either a Hurricane or TS. I'm only hoping that it will turn east and we are west or that it blows quite a bit west and hits more than 85 miles west of us. Eitherway, SoWal does not need any surge cuz I fear it will damage an already fragile area.

    Like many others we are just hoping and in shock when we look at the predicted tracks. It did not slow down much over land, it was mostly over the everglades, and they say the warm water of the gulf is going to fuel this to a pretty strong storm.

    Unreal but continuing to think positive mental thoughts. Hope all of the locals stay safe and take proper precautions over the next several days. We will be sticking close to sowal.com for more info.
     
  14. Miss Kitty

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    I'm sorry friends...my heart and prayers are going out for you all. One thing I know for sure...do what you need to do to secure things and make GOOD decisions on whether to STAY or not. I wish I were there to help.

    SCAT KAT! You are not needed or wanted here!
     
  15. Ocean Lover

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    My heart just breaks reading this stuff. I hope and pray Kat moves away from SoWal. Like Kimmi said prepare for the worst but hope for the best. You locals and visitors all be safe and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    :twisted: Scat Kat! :twisted:
     
  16. Camp Creek Kid

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    Its time to start praying--even you non-religious folk out there. Can't wish the storm on anyone else so pray that it just falls apart!!! This is unbelievable, but we'll get through it.
     
  17. Lois

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    Just got this off the web: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

    DUE TO THE SOUTHWESTWARD PATH TAKEN BY KATRINA OVER EXTREME SOUTHERN FLORIDA...ITS CENTER SPENT ONLY ABOUT SEVEN HOURS OVER LAND...AND MUCH OF THAT TIME OVER THE RELATIVELY MOIST EVERGLADES. AS A RESULT OF THIS AND THE FAVORABLE ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT... KATRINA DID NOT WEAKEN ALL THAT MUCH OVERNIGHT...

    ...EMERGING OVER THE WARM WATERS OF THE GULF OF MEXICO. WSR-88D RADAR IMAGERY FROM MIAMI AND KEY WEST STILL DEPICT AN IMPRESSIVE CYCLONE... WITH STRONG CONVECTION CONTINUING JUST SOUTHEAST OF THE CENTER... WHICH STILL QUALIFIES AS SOMEWHAT OF AN EYEWALL...
    KATRINA IS REASSIGNED HURRICANE STATUS WITH INTENSITY OF 65 KT.

    ...ALL INDICATIONS ARE THAT KATRINA WILL BE A DANGEROUS HURRICANE IN
    THE NORTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
    THIS SEEMS EVEN MORE LIKELY NOW GIVEN ITS CURRENT STRENGTH EMERGING AGAIN OVER WATER. AS KATRINA MOVES FARTHER NORTH IN THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO... ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS SHOULD ONLY BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR STRENGTHENING AS A LARGE UPPER LEVEL ANTICYCLONE DOMINATES OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO... IT IS CERTAINLY POSSIBLE THAT KATRINA COULD ATTAIN MAJOR HURRICANE STATUS BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL SOMEWHERE ON THE NORTHERN GULF COAST.

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  18. Beachlover2

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

    My son and his girlfriend are staying at our place until Monday - I guess it is time to make the phone call and tell them to look into getting flights out soon.
    I would rather have them shorten their vacation than take the risk.
     
  19. Smiling JOe

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    CJ, I may be taking your dog on a road trip. We'll see. Don't worry, he will be in good hands if we bug out. I guess it is time to go fill up on supplies just in case.

    CJ, you may consider extending your trip. I don't mind dog sitting a few more days, esp given the circumstances.
     
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  20. TooFarTampa

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    SJ, Kurt, Camp Creek Kid, and all of you locals ... stay safe. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your pets (stay with Ryan, Shotsy!) all the way.
     
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