Invest 96L fizzles; Mirinae slams Vietnam; Western Caribbean heating up?

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:47 PM GMT on November 02, 2009

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A non-tropical low pressure system in the middle Atlantic Ocean, about 350 miles east-northeast of Bermuda, has lost its opportunity to become Subtropical Storm Ida. This storm (Invest 96L) did develop a modest amount of heavy thunderstorm activity last night, and appeared on its way towards being named. However, high wind shear of 40 knots has now attacked 96L, driving large amounts of dry air into its core. The storm has now lost all of its heavy thunderstorms, and I give a low (less than 30% chance) that 96L will develop into Subtropical Storm Ida.


Figure 1. Morning satellite image of Invest 96L, east of Bermuda.

Time to keep an eye on the Western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico
Moisture is on the increase over the Western Caribbean, and the GFS model is suggesting a tropical depression could form in the Western Caribbean or in the Gulf of Mexico's Bay of Campeche west of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, 6 - 8 days from now. The other reliable models for forecasting formation of tropical storms--the ECMWF, NOGAPS, and UKMET--do not support this. However, the less reliable Canadian model also suggests a Western Caribbean development 6 - 8 days from now. Despite the presence of moderate El Niño conditions, wind shear over the Western Caribbean is expected to fall into the low to moderate range, 5 - 20 knots, late this week and most of next week. Hurricane season is not over, and we should keep a watchful eye on the Western Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico over the next few weeks.

Typhoon Mirinae slams into Vietnam
Typhoon Mirinae tricked forecasters this morning by unexpectedly intensifying into a Category 1 typhoon just before landfall in central Vietnam. Mirinae made landfall as a Category 1 storm with 75 mph winds at 02 UTC this morning, but weakened quickly as it moved inland. Mirinae is expected to dump 8 - 12 inches of rain along a narrow strip through central Vietnam, causing major flooding and crop losses. Vietnam is still recovering from the effects of Typhoon Ketsana last month, which left 163 dead and did $801 million in damage.

In the Philippines, residents are cleaning up the mess left by Mirinae, which hit Luzon Island on Saturday as a borderline Category 1 or 2 typhoon with 95 - 100 mph winds. Mirinae killed twenty in the Philippines, with four people still missing. Rainfall amounts from the typhoon in the Philippines were less than six inches, but that was enough to create substantial flooding, due to the saturated soils left by two previous typhoons.


Figure 2. Filipinos struggle to salvage the remains of a destroyed home during the landfall of Typhoon Mirinae on Saturday. Image credit: James Reynolds, typhoonfury.com. Reynolds and fellow storm chaser Jim Edds of extremestorms.com, recorded video of the impressive waves of Mirinae slamming the coast of the Philippines, and of some Filipinos struggling to salvage smashed housing materials in rough waters.

Jeff Masters

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295. IKE
I'm on-topic(WOOHOO!)....with this from Accuweather...

".... broad low pressure covering the northwest Caribbean. Computer forecasts are showing a very slow evolving storm system near or over the Yucatan of Mexico toward the end of this week or over the weekend. Recent water temperature analysis indicates very warm water is still in place over the northwest Caribbean and vertical wind shear will remain relatively light much of this week. So, if a storm attempts to form in this area it might take a few days. However, once it starts wrapping up it will have the atmospheric and oceanic support for further development. So, anything developing from this area of disturbed weather is not expected to become a feature of concern until the end of this week or over the upcoming weekend.

By AccuWeather Expert Senior Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski"
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Quoting CosmicEvents:

I'd say 1.13%.
I'm not a trained meteorologist...but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.


LOL!.....that hit the spot
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would'nt be first proably not the last
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Quoting insuranceguy67:


Can you tell me which way the storm may head. Im in Tampa what are the odds of it comming my way.

I'd say 1.13%.
I'm not a trained meteorologist...but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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Quoting Grothar:


See how your are! lol

Well, with a 3-yr-old and a 5-yr-old we don't pass up a potty when surrounded by the rice fields. We stop at them all. More than once sometimes.
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careful Keeper...Junkie is gonna narc us all out....
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Quoting atmoaggie:

Ummm, I grew up about 90 miles east of Crowley. I live east of there now and my inlaws live west of there. Crowley has a little road called I-10 that runs right by, so you could say I am a causal bathroom-break visitor of Crowley ;-)


See how your are! lol
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Quoting NRAamy:
careful homeless...you're off topic...
and so are you and me too wunder patrol is on the loose
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Quoting Grothar:


Thanks, Spent a lot of time in that region. I have a lot of friends there. I am still away, so info comes to me late. Are you close to any of those places?

Ummm, I grew up about 90 miles east of Crowley. I live east of there now and my inlaws live west of there. Crowley has a little road called I-10 that runs right by, so you could say I am a causal bathroom-break visitor of Crowley ;-)
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careful homeless...you're off topic...
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Quoting Weather456:


That's how it works so is social security which many here think is a rip-off, lol.


Yep here too. My kids, your age, are paying through the nose for SS and it probably won't be around when they can claim it. As it stands with my generation they raised they full benefits age from 65 to 70. You can still draw some at 65 but at a big loss. A little more at 68. Or if you're lucky enough to make it to 70 you can get the full benefit. Not hard to imagine what they are hoping for.
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284. unf97
From the NWS Tallahassee, FL Long Range Forecast Discussion:
(Pardon the Caps)

THE GFS SHOWS A TROPICAL OR
SUB-TROPICAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPING IN THE WESTERN GULF OF
MEXICO WITH PRECIPITATION SPREADING ONSHORE FROM SOUTH TEXAS THROUGH
THE COASTAL AREAS OF LOUISIANA. SURFACE RIDGING OVER THE LOCAL AREA
WILL HOLD THIS SYSTEM TO OUR WEST AT LEAST THROUGH MONDAY.

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277: That statement "homes have water in them" I don't think has happened yet. That is a description of what to expect at the forecasted stage, which looks to peak Friday (maybe?).



And the descriptions, including the one for 27.9 feet that has the same as the text you posted: http://ahps.srh.noaa.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=lch&gage=dwyt2&view=1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1
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96L should be deactivated shortly.

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Quoting superpete:
Hi CI.If you check W456 post 151 & 180,gives the general outline.In short,heading our way.Strength as yet not determined


Can you tell me which way the storm may head. Im in Tampa what are the odds of it comming my way.
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Quoting atmoaggie:

Crowley is east of the Mermentau gauge (map center) and away from the major rivers. Given that there isn't all that much flooding going on, I'd have to guess Crowley is fine.


Green = No flooding
Orange = Minor Flodding
Red = Moderate Flooding

By experience, it usually takes Moderate flooding, or more, to enter structures. The lesser designations may mean a road will be underwater or a farm field...


Thanks, Spent a lot of time in that region. I have a lot of friends there. I am still away, so info comes to me late. Are you close to any of those places?
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Quoting atmoaggie:
Is he going to cry no more?

Snicker, snicker...


28days 5 hrs 28 mins remain to find out
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278. beell
Quoting homelesswanderer:


A little skittish here. :)


fwiw, imo, etc, homeless-if anything did happen to form in the BOC next week: it may be tropical but it would mainly be a rain maker and un-named.

But I'm sure you will be watching!
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Flood Warning

Statement as of 9:23 AM CST on November 02, 2009

The Flood Warning continues for
the Sabine River near Deweyville
.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 7:45 am Monday the stage was 24.4 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and major flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 24.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to above moderate
flood of 26 feet on Tuesday with a Long Flat crest around 28.0
feet this weekend. This forecast depends on releases at
Toledo Bend dam.
* Impact... at 28 feet... this flooding will be similar to the
flooding expierenced in the flood of March 2001. Homes in
Deweyville have water in them. Flooding of homes in the Indian
Lakes and River Oaks sections can be expected. In addition...
flooding of roads and low structures can be expected in
Calcasieu Parish from near aligator park to near I-10 including
the nibletts Bluff Park area. Low-lying roads and low structures
in Beauregard Parish near the river will be flooded. Low-lying
roads in Orange County will also be flooded. Preparations
for major flooding should be under way.
* This crest forecast is compareable to the flood of March 2001.



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Quoting homelesswanderer:


That does seem odd. The insurance companies here are trying their best to do the complete opposite and not cover anybody for anything. If they were actually hurting for money that would be one thing. But apparently, even in 2005, they have been raking in billions in profit. So I don't have a lot of sympathy for their side of things. I would imagine most home owners pay their premiums for 30 or 40 years and never make a claim.


That's how it works so is social security which many here think is a rip-off, lol.
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( guitar solo )
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274. IKE
Quoting Grothar:






How is this?????????????


That'll work. It became extratropical as it crossed Florida. Not sure why WU doesn't have a map for it.

Thanks.
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Is he going to cry no more?

Snicker, snicker...
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


carry on my wayward son
there be rest
when we are done


kinda tough with some of the characters on here but. I'm still here and so are you and many others.
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Quoting Weather456:


To be honest with you, I kinda lost steam and interest going into the last 2 weeks of October.


carry on my wayward son
there be rest
when we are done
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Quoting Grothar:


Still away. Know where Crowley is? Wonder how the flooding was there? Hope Fezzo's and the Rice Palace, didn't get put under. That was a lot of rain at once. We really need it. When I left FT Lauderdale, even the cacti were begging for rain. Never saw it so dry. El Nino????


I was wondering if we had El Nino to thank as well. And on another note...and Mother Nature and Fate I AM NOT TEMPTING YOU...In recorded history Texas has never been hit by anything tropical in Nov. Lol. Hard to type with my fingers toes and eyes crossed while knocking on wood with my elbow when I typed that. Lol. A little skittish here. :)
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Quoting Grothar:


Still away. Know where Crowley is? Wonder how the flooding was there? Hope Fezzo's and the Rice Palace, didn't get put under. That was a lot of rain at once. We really need it. When I left FT Lauderdale, even the cacti were begging for rain. Never saw it so dry. El Nino????

Crowley is east of the Mermentau gauge (map center) and away from the major rivers. Given that there isn't all that much flooding going on, I'd have to guess Crowley is fine.


Green = No flooding
Orange = Minor Flodding
Red = Moderate Flooding

By experience, it usually takes Moderate flooding, or more, to enter structures. The lesser designations may mean a road will be underwater or a farm field...
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268. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Philippines Atmospherical Geophysical Astronomical Services and Administration

Tropical Depression "TINO" has maintained its strength as it moves closer to Central Luzon.

Tropical Cyclone Bulletin #3
===============================
At 5:00 AM PhST, Tropical Depression Tino located at 17.0ºN 123.5ºE or 150 kms east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora has 10 minute sustained winds of 55 km/h (30 kts).

Signal Warnings
===============

Signal Warnings #1 (30-60 km/h winds)

Luzon Region
-----------
1.Isabela
2.Mt Province
3.Ifugao
4.Benguet
5.Nueva Vizcaya
6.Quirino
7.La Union
8.Pangasinan
9.Nueva Ecija
10.Aurora

Additional Information
======================
Public storm warning signals elsewhere now lowered.

Residents in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes are advised to take all the necessary precautionary measures against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The rest of Northern Luzon will have occasional rains and gusty winds due to the surge of the northeast monsoon.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.
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Quoting Weather456:


WOW, I did not know you could raise someone premiums because of claims.

I asked because some insurance companies here are trying to offer complete coverages for hurricane damage. I am skeptical of this.


That does seem odd. The insurance companies here are trying their best to do the complete opposite and not cover anybody for anything. If they were actually hurting for money that would be one thing. But apparently, even in 2005, they have been raking in billions in profit. So I don't have a lot of sympathy for their side of things. I would imagine most home owners pay their premiums for 30 or 40 years and never make a claim.
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Quoting IKE:


Excluding tropical storms....

The other day when I had some time I went back each year to the year 1900. There has been no hurricane to make landfall in the USA west of Florida in November since at least 1900.

Here are 3 hurricanes that made landfall in the USA in November. All 3 in Florida. The one for 1925 has no map for it.


1985....




1935....




1925 cane.







How is this?????????????
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262: That one Patrap was covering a couple of weeks ago, Juan from 1985 was close and I could find no other on a page that lists notable tropical weather events in Louisiana back to 1527 (not a typo).

http://www.thecajuns.com/lahurricanes.htm

Juan:
October 27-31st, 1985 (Juan): Juan looped across Southern Louisiana for several days in late October 1985; highest wind gust recorded at NWS Lake Charles was 49 m.p.h., highest recorded during the month of October since records began in 1939. Ten inches of rain fell across Southwest Louisiana and extreme Southeast Texas, with pockets of over 15 inches near Jennings and Galliano. Storm surges were 8 feet at Cocodrie. However, this is where the parallels to Danny end. LA 1 south of Leeville and LA 3090 near Fourchon were destroyed. Three bridges were washed out near Lacombe
on LA 434. Levees were overtopped in Lockport, Marrero, Oswego, and Myrtle Grove; this added to the already serious flooding. Two hundred cattle were drowned in Terrebonne Parish. Grand Isle was under 4 feet of sea water; 1200 residents were trapped on the island as the storm surge cut off any evacuation attempts early on.Offshore, things were far worse. An oil rig 35 miles south of Leeville collapsed, then smashed into a neighboring rig while in 20 foot seas and hurricane force winds late on the 27th. The ship Miss Agnes sank during a rescue operation 60 miles south of Morgan City that day. The rig A.M. Howard capsized early on the 29th. The boat Kiwi sank while in the Atchafalaya Bay. This all led to nine lives being lost offshore. Total damages exceeded $300 million and 12 people died in all. Damages from Danny, Elena, and Juan across Louisiana totaled $2.5 billion and 19 people perished.
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Quoting homelesswanderer:


Hey! :) Just flooding of the roads around my house. Thankfully. But some homes were flooded from the rain in my county. And now others are threatened depending on how much water is released from the upstream dams. We could handle about 6 months of beautiful high pressure. :)


Still away. Know where Crowley is? Wonder how the flooding was there? Hope Fezzo's and the Rice Palace, didn't get put under. That was a lot of rain at once. We really need it. When I left FT Lauderdale, even the cacti were begging for rain. Never saw it so dry. El Nino????
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263. unf97
Quoting jipmg:


I think there is one


The BOC disturbance has persisted fairly well today. It also appears that some spotty flare ups of convection are trying to build some just off the NW side of the Yucatan Peninsula. It appears that this disturbance will be hanging tough in this region at least for the next few days.
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262. IKE
Quoting atmoaggie:

Good question. GFS gives a TS(?) to SW LA in November!?!

"Since 1851, no hurricane has made landfall in Louisiana in the month of November, said Barry Keim, state climatologist. In fact, since 1851, there hasn%u2019t been a storm to make landfall in November in Texas, Mississippi or Alabama either, he said."

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/68447482.html?showAll=y&c=y


Is that right? It seems right to me, but...


Excluding tropical storms....

The other day when I had some time I went back each year to the year 1900. There has been no hurricane to make landfall in the USA west of Florida in November since at least 1900.

Here are 3 hurricanes that made landfall in the USA in November. All 3 in Florida. The one for 1925 has no map for it.


1985....




1935....




1925 cane.

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261. beell
Quoting Weather456:


To be honest with you, I kinda lost steam and interest going into the last 2 weeks of October.


OMG! Say it ain't so lol.
It was a good quiet time period to unlax. Glad you're back up and runnin'.
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Quoting homelesswanderer:


As many have said, you have to get windstorm insurance and separate flood insurance for your home. Sometimes, depending on your policy, your homeowners insurance will cover cars. But usually your car insurance covers those damages.

However, we've been hit by three hurricnes, one tropical storm, a hail storm and some have been hit by a tornado, and now, depending on how close you are to the rivers, your house has flood water in it. All this since September 2005.

And there are TONS of lawsuits in the district court of policy owners suing their insurance companies. A man whose house flooded to the rafters during Ike had flood insurance. His insursance company told him that was not a flood. It was storm surge and they did not cover salt water damage. Then there are policy holders who lived on Bolivar Peninsula who had flood insurance, they were told that was wind damage. Give me a break! Ike did have some nasty winds. But those cat 2 winds did not blow down every house for miles, strip the foundations away, and take it all out to sea leaving sand. But my personal favorite is the flood insurance people telling home owners that's not flood. It's rising water.

My own personal experience with insurers has gone a couple ways. After Rita the adjuster looked at my house and wrote a check and paid it off. No problem. But after Ike we had some minor claims and we got about 300 bux to fix the roof. And our insurance went up about $500 a year. Which, supposedly, is against the law to raise the insurance because of a claim. But we'd have to sue them to prove that's why they raised it. So not worth the bother. So insurance is a gamble. Like anything else I guess. Sorry for the rant. :)


WOW, I did not know you could raise someone premiums because of claims.

I asked because some insurance companies here are trying to offer complete coverages for hurricane damage. I am skeptical of this.
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AOI/XX/L
MARK
11.1N/81.1W
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Quoting Grothar:


Hey Lady, How have you been. hope you stayed dry last week, heard your area got a good rain. Was any flooding near you.


Hey! :) Just flooding of the roads around my house. Thankfully. But some homes were flooded from the rain in my county. And now others are threatened depending on how much water is released from the upstream dams. We could handle about 6 months of beautiful high pressure. :)
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Quoting beell:


W456, After about a week it did. Only to have the dominant low form over the Bahamas.

And, Drak, it is hard to ignore. Some of us might be doing other things if it didn't look blog-worthy!


Very true!
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246. Grothar

Lol. I posted this earlier from the 10/31 discussion.

WITH NO RAIN EXPECTED TODAY...PRELIMINARY MONTHLY OCTOBER RAINFALL
TOTALS ARE AVAILABLE...WITH ALL OF OUR ASOS SITES RECORDING WITHIN
THE TOP 5 WETTEST OCTOBERS OF RECORD. HERE ARE THE MONTHLY
TOTALS:

ALEXANDRIA.........12.66"...3RD WETTEST
BEAUMONT...........14.90"...3RD WETTEST
LAKE CHARLES.......14.96"...3RD WETTEST
LAFAYETTE..........12.52"...5TH WETTEST
NEW IBERIA.........11.65"...2ND WETTEST

We don't need the rain!!!
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Quoting beell:
Cr#P
Atmo-that was a reply to your post 242 in 249.
I'll fix it if you insist lol

Nah.
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Quoting beell:


W456, After about a week it did. Only to have the dominant low form over the Bahamas.

And, Drak, it is hard to ignore. Some of us might be doing other things if it didn't look blog-worthy!


To be honest with you, I kinda lost steam and interest going into the last 2 weeks of October.
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Quoting Drakoen:
18z GFS has Ida and Joaquin
now that would be s sight for sore eyes
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252. beell
Cr#P
Atmo-that was a reply to your post 242 in 249.
I'll fix it if you insist lol
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Quoting homelesswanderer:


As many have said, you have to get windstorm insurance and separate flood insurance for your home. Sometimes, depending on your policy, your homeowners insurance will cover cars. But usually your car insurance covers those damages.

However, we've been hit by three hurricnes, one tropical storm, a hail storm and some have been hit by a tornado, and now, depending on how close you are to the rivers, your house has flood water in it. All this since September 2005.

And there are TONS of lawsuits in the district court of policy owners suing their insurance companies. A man whose house flooded to the rafters during Ike had flood insurance. His insursance company told him that was not a flood. It was storm surge and they did not cover salt water damage. Then there are policy holders who lived on Bolivar Peninsula who had flood insurance, they were told that was wind damage. Give me a break! Ike did have some nasty winds. But those cat 2 winds did not blow down every house for miles, strip the foundations away, and take it all out to sea leaving sand. But my personal favorite is the flood insurance people telling home owners that's not flood. It's rising water.

My own personal experience with insurers has gone a couple ways. After Rita the adjuster looked at my house and wrote a check and paid it off. No problem. But after Ike we had some minor claims and we got about 300 bux to fix the roof. And our insurance went up about $500 a year. Which, supposedly, is against the law to raise the insurance because of a claim. But we'd have to sue them to prove that's why they raised it. So not worth the bother. So insurance is a gamble. Like anything else I guess. Sorry for the rant. :)


Hey Lady, How have you been. hope you stayed dry last week, heard your area got a good rain. Was any flooding near you.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


Wondering if the GFS realizes its NOVEMBER not AUGUST. Rare although not unheard of for a system that forms in the ECAB to go into the pacific although I'm sure if it does.. it will somehow figure out a way to become a Monster hurricane.. seeing as the two strongest storms in the EPAC this season were both invests in the Atlantic.

Good question. GFS gives a TS(?) to SW LA in November!?!

"Since 1851, no hurricane has made landfall in Louisiana in the month of November, said Barry Keim, state climatologist. In fact, since 1851, there hasn't been a storm to make landfall in November in Texas, Mississippi or Alabama either, he said."

http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/68447482.html?showAll=y&c=y


Is that right? It seems right to me, but...

Quoting beell:


I guess I'm getting a bit too un-cautious as we near the end of this season, atmo. Kinda have the attitiude of "fooled once-shame on the model. Get fooled again-". And you know the rest...

Dat's why I brought up the above. I think GFS is looney, but hey, it sure isn't impossible.
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249. beell
Quoting CybrTeddy:


Wondering if the GFS realizes its NOVEMBER not AUGUST. Rare although not unheard of for a system that forms in the ECAB to go into the pacific although I'm sure if it does.. it will somehow figure out a way to become a Monster hurricane.. seeing as the two strongest storms in the EPAC this season were both invests in the Atlantic.


I guess I'm getting a bit too un-cautious as we near the end of this season, atmo. Kinda have the attitiude of "fooled once-shame on the model. Get fooled again-". And you know the rest...
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Hey Grothar, you have mail :P
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Quoting Weather456:
Is there such thing as Hurricane Insurance in the United States that covers properties, floods, cars, etc?


As many have said, you have to get windstorm insurance and separate flood insurance for your home. Sometimes, depending on your policy, your homeowners insurance will cover cars. But usually your car insurance covers those damages.

However, we've been hit by three hurricnes, one tropical storm, a hail storm and some have been hit by a tornado, and now, depending on how close you are to the rivers, your house has flood water in it. All this since September 2005.

And there are TONS of lawsuits in the district court of policy owners suing their insurance companies. A man whose house flooded to the rafters during Ike had flood insurance. His insursance company told him that was not a flood. It was storm surge and they did not cover salt water damage. Then there are policy holders who lived on Bolivar Peninsula who had flood insurance, they were told that was wind damage. Give me a break! Ike did have some nasty winds. But those cat 2 winds did not blow down every house for miles, strip the foundations away, and take it all out to sea leaving sand. But my personal favorite is the flood insurance people telling home owners that's not flood. It's rising water.

My own personal experience with insurers has gone a couple ways. After Rita the adjuster looked at my house and wrote a check and paid it off. No problem. But after Ike we had some minor claims and we got about 300 bux to fix the roof. And our insurance went up about $500 a year. Which, supposedly, is against the law to raise the insurance because of a claim. But we'd have to sue them to prove that's why they raised it. So not worth the bother. So insurance is a gamble. Like anything else I guess. Sorry for the rant. :)
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Fort Lauderdale established their all-time driest October on record
with a total of only 0.73 inches of rain. This was 5.71 inches below
average. The previous driest October for Fort Lauderdale was 0.94
inches set in 1977.

Following are October rainfall totals in inches, departure from
normal and rank for several South Florida locations:

Location October 2009 departure rank

Miami int'l 2.62 -3.57 13th driest
Fort Lauderdale int'l 0.73 -5.7 1 driest
Palm Beach int'l 1.91 -3.55 7th driest
Naples regional 0.45 -3.15 5th driest
Miami Beach 2.58 -1.95 12th driest
Moore Haven 0.67 -2.28 14th driest

We need rain!!!


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245. beell
Quoting Weather456:


If I'm not mistaken, the GFS brought that system into Florida.


W456, After about a week it did. Only to have the dominant low form over the Bahamas.

And, Drak, it is hard to ignore. Some of us might be doing other things if it didn't look blog-worthy!
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