Hurricane Katrina - I

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  1. jtnkelly

    jtnkelly Beach Comber

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    We were in Seagrove post Arlene / Pre Dennis. I feel soooo sorry for you folks down there. I work for an electric utility in TN. Our internal weather folks, who subscribe to numerous private services, says NHC's 11 am update will shift Katrina's track further west/south from the 5 AM track, and project a Cat 3 at landfall. The speed at which Katrina meets up with a frontal boundary moving southeast will determine where it hits the coast. :sosad:
     
  2. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Perhaps you can give us an update at 11am.
     
  3. bsullie

    bsullie Beach Comber

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    Guess it's time to roll out the welcome mat for Jim Cantore. :bang: :bang:
     
  4. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    My guess is that Jim will be in Pensacola and Mike Bettes will be in PCB. :lol: None of them will come to SoWal to report because they cannot get out when they need to.
     
  5. Moondance

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    FYI, we were down before Dennis. We got the evacuation "order" Friday afternoon before the Sunday landfall. My sister was SCHEDULED on a Saturday flight at noon CT out of VPS (Eglin) that was cancelled. Don't wait... Even if you have flights and an exit plan, it could get disrupted.

    Locals know this, visitors take heed: GET GASOLINE. You'll have a helluva time evacuating on fumes (trust me, I learned the hard way). Also, 331 is not the only way north (try 79) and I-10 is not the only E-W route (try US 90). Finally, for those hanging around but eventually leaving, the 331 bridge closes at winds of 40MPH (right SJ?).

    Anyway, do your bidness and leave if you're leaving. Locals have much to do... Stay safe and think good thoughts.
     
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    kimmifunn...?
     
  7. newyorker

    newyorker Beach Lover

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    I am heartsick thinking about yet one more hurricane...and the damage yet again to the most beautiful place I know. (My office computer's wallpaper is a gorgeous pix we took of the beach when we were down a few weeks ago.)
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all you ....let's hope that at least the eye hits further east than Sowal.
    Godspeed to everyone.
     
  8. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    Any news about any mandatory evacuations? We are thinking about driving down tonight and boarding up tomorrow. Is anyone boarding up yet?
     
  9. Kimmifunn

    Kimmifunn Funnkalicious

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    Mats, wigs, high heels, lipstick, duct tape... :laughing1
     
  10. CastlesOfSand

    CastlesOfSand Beach Fanatic

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    I'll be watching and praying for you guys! Take care!
     
  11. amylouky

    amylouky Beach Lover

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    Nooo... he's married with kids... although, I guess that's not a definite no.

    Not that I care anyway, he's fun to look at, no matter.
     
  12. Kimmifunn

    Kimmifunn Funnkalicious

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    Agreed. :D
    Something about a man who can hold his own in a storm.
     
  13. amylouky

    amylouky Beach Lover

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    And.. by the way.. regarding Katrina..

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!! ANOTHER ONE?????? ARRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!! :bang: :bang: :bang: :bang:

    Ahem. We now return you to your regularly scheduled amylouky.
    Please, everyone down there stay safe, I'll be keeping my fingers, toes, hair, eyes, and anything else I can crossed for ya.
     
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  14. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    I am LMOAO!!! :floor:
     
  15. jtnkelly

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    Re: Hurricane Katrina

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    Hurricane Katrina Discussion Number 12
    Nws Tpc/national Hurricane Center Miami Fl
    11 Am Edt Fri Aug 26 2005

    Recent Data From An Air Force Recon Aircraft Indicates Katrina's
    Central Pressure Is Much Lower...now At 971 Mb. Maximum 700 Mb
    Flight-level Winds Are 81 Kt In The Northwest Quadrant...which
    Supports At Least 70 Kt Surface Winds. However...the Aircraft Has
    Not Sampled The Winds In The Eastern Semicircle Where Noaa/key West
    Doppler Radar Velocity Data Indicates Winds As High As 91 Kt At
    Around 3000 Ft...which Would Support A Surface Wind Estimate Of
    About 75 Kt. The Initial Intensity Of 70 Kt May Turn Out To Be A
    Little Low.

    The Initial Motion Estimate Is 265/6. Radar Data Indicates Katrina
    Has Continued To Move South Of Due West During The Past 6 Hours.
    Most Of The Nhc Model Guidance Indicates The Track Should Flatten
    Out In A More Westward Direction During The Next 12 Hours As The
    Influence Of An Inverted Trough Over The Caribbean Sea Decreases.
    The Mid-level Subtropical Ridge To The North And Northwest Of
    Katrina Is Forecast By The All Global And Regional Models To
    Gradually Weaken Through The Forecast Period As A Strong Shortwave
    Trough Over The Central U.s. Digs Southeastward Toward The Northern
    Gulf Of Mexico And Southeastern United States. The Timing Of The
    Erosion Of The Ridge And An Induced Northward Motion Of Katrina Is
    The Main Difference Between The Models...which Has Resulted In A
    Large Spread After 48 Hours. The Nogaps And Gfdn Models Have Made A
    Large Jump To The West Over Louisiana...whereas The Majority Of The
    Nhc Models Take Katrina Inland Over The Northeast Gulf Coast. The
    Official Forecast Track Remains In The Right Portion Of The Model
    Guidance Envelope.

    Strengthening To A Major Hurricane Is Expected. In Fact...a Recent
    Dropsonde Report Received From The Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Indicates Maximum Winds Are Now Up To 80 Kt. So...a Special
    Advisory Will Be Issued Shortly To Update The Current And Forecast
    Intensities.
     
  16. grartist

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    This relentless pounding the past year is devastating!! They say Katrina is now a Cat 2 and may even make a Cat 4!!!!

    Im up here in Ohio and my family and I are working on re-locating to the Destin-SouthWalton area very soon. Our friends think we are crazy!!!!
    But they have never been to the area and once you visit you never want to leave!!!!! Well we are still coming down...hurricanes or not!!!!

    Our prayers are with all of you...keep safe!!!!!
     
  17. katie blue

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    Lordy.

    Well, i'm down here til the weekend. guess we might throw up a board or two after all. or maybe just go the the red bar. we are getting really good at the art of denial...
     
  18. Smiling JOe

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    Some people never took them down.
     
  19. kathydwells

    kathydwells Darlene is my middle name, not my nickname

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    Hey Katie, I think the Red Bar idea is best. That is what I would do if I were down there.
     
  20. Kimmifunn

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    Agreed. I would chain myself and you try and watch that b*tch Katrina take away my bar! Over my dead body! :pissed:
     
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