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Hurricane Season Has Arrived (Arlene Info)

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by Joe, Jun 8, 2005.

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  1. Joe

    Joe Beach Lover

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    Well it appears we have our first Tropical Depression which is forecast to become a tropical storm by tomorrow...

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  2. kurt

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  3. kurt

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    Re: Hurricane Season Has Arrived

    http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2447.htm

    As the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season gets underway, NOAA today introduced a new way to follow specific tropical storms or hurricanes. NOAA Storm Tracker will contain live links to advisories, tracking maps and satellite images of a particular storm that is projected to strike the United States or other nations in a storm?s path.
     
  5. seagrovelover

    seagrovelover little sugar

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    Re: Hurricane Season Has Arrived

    that Image of the day is pretty cool :D
     
  6. Landlocked

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    Is this depression expected to grow before it comes our way? (Haven't had much time for the weather channel recently)
     
  7. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    At 8:00am this morning it grew into Tropical Storm Arlene, and is expected to hit land as a tropical storm with windspeeds around 30-40 mph.
     
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    That's not too bad. Maybe it will give things a nice washdown.
     
  9. Smiling JOe

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    I am sure the surfers will be happy to see it coming.
     
  10. beachmouse

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    Re: Hurricane Season Has Arrived

    Forecast models tracks seem to be saying MS coast.

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    Right now, it looks more like a rainmaker than anything else. Just as long as it doesn't pull a Allison or Danny style stall out in a bad place.
     
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    That's good. Maybe I won't be swimming in seaweed soup next weekend
     
  12. sunshine79

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    let's hope it doesn't do too much damage before we've even normalized everything from the last hurricane season
     
  13. Smiling JOe

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    This is NOAA's most recent map. It will automatically update as time passes.
    We should not have much to worry about if Arlene contiunues as forcasted. Remember, the main line is not necessarily the path of the storm. Rather, you should look at the cone.
     
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    does something like this get rid of the seaweed or pull more in?? :idontno:
     
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    It depends on the prevailing winds, but in general a good storm will bring all kinds of fun stuff onshore, sometimes including debris from Caribbean and Mexican coasts.
     
  16. Seasider

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    Would a smaller storm, as this one appears to be, have a positive effect of pushing sand back up on the beaches?

    Also, any chance of getting the webcam back up this year?
     
  17. Paula

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    Re: Hurricane Season Has Arrived

    This morning's Wall Street Journal had an article about hurricane forcasting. It said, "Its [NOAA] forecast, issued this week, says there is an 86% chance that landfalling hurricanes will put 2005 in the top one-third historicallyl, with two to five intense hurricanes. The Colorado team agreed, upping an earlier forecast to eight hurricnes, half of which would be whoppers with sustained winds above 110 m.p.h." The article also said, "Get used to it. Surface temperatures in the Atlantic have been elevated since 1995, relative to an historical average that goes back 150 years, notes NOAA's Stanley Goldenberg. From 1995 to 2000, the number of hurricanes almost doubled from the historical norm." Sounds like another interesting year...
     
  18. Smiling JOe

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    Yes, smaller storms should put more sand on the beach.

    We are waiting on RiverOtter, the person with the most posts other than Kurt, to purchase a place on the Beach to house the web cam, but he tells us that we may be waiting a while.
     
  19. JB

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    The NHC is now saying Arlene could be a minimal hurricane when it makes landfall Saturday night. Looks like it could come ashore anywhere from PCB to Gulfport. Y'all batten down the hatches!
     
  20. Smiling JOe

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    If you look at the NOAA map which I posted above, you will notice that as of 4pm today (Fri), the maximum sustained winds are 65 mph, only 9 mph less than a hurricane. At the moment in SoWal, winds have kicked up a notch and I can definitely sense a storm on the horizon.

    (Waterman, I may have to take a "raincheck" for lunch.)
     
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