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The Hurricane Thread

Discussion in 'The Cocktail Lounge' started by bigbear0083, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. bigbear0083

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    one thing i forgot to mention (which is a bit encouraging) is that this storm (unlike florence) is really motoring pretty quickly.

    impacts of this storm will be felt as soon as thursday for our area, and outta here by friday.

    but looks like landfall (somewhere along the fl. panhandle) could come by as soon as tomorrow.

    it's looking like this will be mostly a wind event, unlike florence which was largely a water event.

    anyway, will try to keep posting updates in here as they become available over the course of the coming days ahead.
     
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    Stay safe everyone. Yeah I guess the good news is that it will be moving quickly, water event most of the time is more damaging than wind event
     
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    Hurricane Michael becomes 'extremely dangerous' Category 4 as Florida braces for monster storm
    • Hurricane Michael strengthened into a Category 4 storm early on Wednesday.
    • The storm is expected to plow into Florida's Gulf shore with towering waves and roof-shredding winds as 500,000 people were under evacuation orders and advisories.
    • Hurricane Michael was packing winds of up to 130 miles per hour (210 km per hour), hours before it was set to make landfall on Florida's Panhandle or Florida's Big Bend.
    • Michael could potentially could unleash devastating waves as high as 13 feet (4 meters), the National Hurricane Center warned.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/10/hur...-to-extremely-dangerous-category-4-storm.html
     
  4. bigbear0083

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    oh man, sustained winds now at 150mph (just barely missing cat 5 status :eek:) i can't post the animated satellite imagery in here but the eye is about to make landfall any hour now near panama city, fla., and boy is it a dandy. haven't seen such a well defined eye making landfall along the u.s. coast since maybe hurricanes katrina :eek:
     
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    so this is the first cat 4 to ever hit the panhandle of florida, and the first cat 4 to make landfall in the u.s. in the month of october since the 1950s...wow.
     
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    geez, we might as well call this a cat 5 ... i just checked out the "official" wind measurements for each category, and a cat 5 is at 156mph sustained :rolleyes:

    stay safe to anyone in the path of this storm, this is 100% going to be a destructive wind event not a water event...it is moving quickly which is encouraging, but its going to do a lot of damage before all is said and done unfortunately :(
     
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    looks like we have an official landfall around mexico beach, fla. with the latest 1:30pm eastern advisory bumping up the winds to 155mph sustained ... just missing cat 5 by 1mph
     
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    Wow stay safe everyone, this is one powerful hurricane :(
     
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    @OldFart if you are lurking out there, what do we call a cat 4 landfall? hurricane party with chicken wings + weed?
     
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    Stay safe everyone.
     
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    good lord, so glad to have my power back on tonight...honestly thought that was gonna last through the night into tomorrow morning.

    this storm totally took me off guard. i did not think this was going to be anywhere near the level on intensity as "florence" was, but boy was i wrong.

    thankfully it was only just a lengthy ass power outage for us today. no down trees or nothing like in florence.

    my neighbors however were not so fortunate.

    glad to have the storm out of here...but a big clean up ahead. :confused:
     

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