Ida weakens to a tropical storm; tropical disturbance 96E kills 124 in El Salvador

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:20 PM GMT on November 09, 2009

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Tropical Storm Ida is steadily weakening as it hurtles northwards towards the Gulf of Mexico coast. Rains from Ida have already pushed into south-central Louisiana, where radar estimates indicate up to an inch of rain has fallen. Winds along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle were 20 - 25 mph this morning, and will steadily increase today as Ida draws near. Winds at the Mississippi Canyon buoy 150 miles south of Gulfport, MS were sustained at 45 mph at 8 am EST this morning, with 19 foot waves.


Figure 1. Microwave "radar in space" image of Ida taken at 7:15 am EST on Monday, 11/9/09. The eye is visible as a dark spot, but the eyewall has partially collapsed. The strongest echoes are on the north side of the storm, and Ida's heaviest rains and highest winds will hit the coast tonight, well in advance of the arrival of the center. Image credit: Navy Research Lab, Monterey.

Infrared and visible satellite loops show that wind shear has substantially degraded the appearance of Ida, and there is very little heavy thunderstorm activity in the storm's eyewall. Most of Ida's heavy thunderstorms have been displaced to the north of the storm, due to strong upper-level winds out of the southwest creating 30 knots of wind shear. Water vapor satellite imagery reveals a large area of dry air to the southwest of Ida, and the shear has now driven this dry air deep into the core of the storm, significantly disrupting it. The latest 6:30am EST vortex report from the Hurricane Hunters reported that the eyewall was ragged, and the pressure had risen to 997 mb. A recent microwave satellite image of Ida (Figure 1) shows that the eyewall is weak and has partially collapsed. Ida's most intense thunderstorms are on the north side of the storm, and the heaviest rains and highest winds will hit the coast tonight, well in advance of the arrival of the center.

The intensity forecast for Ida
The intensity forecast models predict that Ida's winds will range between 50 - 65 knots (58 - 74 mph) at landfall. The high wind shear of 30 knots currently affecting Ida is forecast to increase to 40 knots by late afternoon, and 55 knots by midnight. With Ida now over waters near 26°C, which is barely enough to support a hurricane, and with water temperatures decreasing to 23°C near the coast, the combination of high wind shear and cold waters will act to significantly weaken Ida. However, Ida is beginning to transition to an extratropical storm, and it is often the case that during such a transition the winds will gain energy from the process, though that's looking unlikely in this case. I expect Ida's top winds will be in the 50 - 60 mph range along the coast tonight and Tuesday morning. Regardless of Ida's strength at landfall, the storm will be able to dump 4 - 8 inches of rain along the Gulf Coast and well inland. We can't rule out the possibility of an isolated tornado when Ida makes landfall, but the Storm Prediction Center Discussion maintains that the airmass in place over the Gulf Coast is relatively stable, and prospects for an appreciable severe weather threat appear low.


Figure 2. Maximum storm surge (depth of water above ground) for a Category 1 hurricane with 85 mph winds moving north-northeast at 15 mph. Ida is expected to be moving at this speed and direction at landfall, but will be much weaker, so surges will not be this high. Furthermore, the storm will not create this level of surge along the entire coast--the image above is a composite worst-case scenario for all the storms shown by the black tracks with arrows. Image credit: NOAA SLOSH model run for Mobile Bay, 2008 version. Heights are given relative to the NAVD88 datum.

The storm surge forecast for Ida
Storm surge is the other major concern for Ida. With a strong high pressure system anchored over the U.S. today, the pressure difference between this high and Ida is creating a strong pressure gradient that was driving tides 2.5 feet above normal at Shell Beach, LA (on the east side of New Orleans) this morning, one foot above normal at Dauphin Island, AL, and one foot at Pensacola, FL (Figure 3). NHC is now calling for a storm surge of 3 - 5 feet above ground level, which is a reasonable forecast even if Ida weakens further. A large stretch of coast will be subject to very high water levels for an extended period of time today and tomorrow, with battering waves on top of the surge likely to cause a significant coastal erosion event. A particular concern is the western end of Alabama's Dauphin Island, when even a strong tropical storm can cause significant damage to the low-lying, heavily developed barrier island. The tidal range along the Gulf Coast varies by about 1.5 feet between low and high tide, and high tide is near 2 am EST on Tuesday.




Figure 3. Observed vs. predicted water levels at three coastal stations. Top: Shell Beach, LA (just east of New Orleans); middle: Dauphin Island, Alabama; bottom: Pensacola, FL. The green line shows how high above normal the water is. For Shell Beach, it was 2.5 feet above normal at 9am CST, while it was just over 1.0 feet above normal at the other two locations. Image credit: NOAA Tides and Currents.

Comparing to Hurricane Kate
The last November hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico was Hurricane Kate. Kate struck the Florida Panhandle near Mexico Beach on November 21, 1985 as a Category 2 storm with 105 mph winds. According to Wikipedia, Kate killed five people in Florida and did $300 million (1985 dollars) in damage. Ida will cause relatively minor damage compared to Kate.

Links to follow:
U.S. Severe Weather Page
Wundermap for the Gulf Coast of Alabama.
Long-range radar out of New Orleans, LA.
Navarre Beach, FL webcam.
Coastal observations from the University of South Alabama.
Coastal observations from LSU.

El Salvador floods kill 124
Heavy rains that began on Thursday due to tropical disturbance 96E have killed at least 124 people in El Salvador, with 60 people still missing. The flooding hit the capital of San Salvador and rural areas to the east. The heavy rains were due to tropical disturbance 96E (Figure 4), which formed off the coast of El Salvador on Wednesday, November 4. The counter-clockwise flow of air around the disturbance pulled large quantities of moist, Pacific air over the coastal mountains in El Salvador, dumping heavy rains of up to five inches, according to satellite estimates. The rains must have been much heavier over a small area that the satellite could not resolve. The terrible devastation I'm seeing in news photos indicates much higher rains of perhaps 10 - 15 inches must have fallen in a concentrated area in the mountains.


Figure 4. Satellite image of tropical disturbance 96E, which moved over El Salvador Thursday through Saturday, bringing heavy rains. Also pictured is Tropical Depression Eleven, which intensified into Tropical Storm Ida later that day. Ida was not responsible for the flooding in El Salvador, though it may have helped pull 96E into El Salvador. NASA has a nice zoom image> of 96E from November 5.

I'll have an update on Ida this afternoon.

Jeff Masters

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227. IKE
Quoting GainesvilleGator:
Ida looks to be moving pretty fast. I see where the NHC has landfall time around 7:00 AM on Tuesday. Does anybody else besides me think this could hit before midnight tonight?


Yeah...me...unless it slows down.
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TS BUSTED FORECAST, to be used in the event you make a minor discrepancy in your forecast.
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Quoting IKE:


Too many on here do.

Hope you have a safe trip back Kman. Thanks for all of your input this hurricane season. Don't be a stranger in the off season.


Thanks Ike. Will check in occassionally.

Now you know why I don't do forecasts and said as much last night. I also said I might be off by hundreds of miles yet get swiped at for at least taking what I called nothing more than a guess. Ah well, that's life in the tropics .
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224. IKE
991.0 mb
(~ 29.26 inHg)


27.4N and 88.4W.
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Hurricane warning for Panama City cancelled--tropical storm warning now....

Backyard webcam-1mi N. of Gulf-Panama City Beach-With National Weather Service audio
Ida looks to be moving pretty fast. I see where the NHC has landfall time around 7:00 AM on Tuesday. Does anybody else besides me think this could hit before midnight tonight?
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Quoting IKE:


This blog has been this way for years. The scroll feature is nice:)


So is the ignore feature. :)
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210. PalmBeachWeather 9:39 AM PST on November 09, 2009
I am beginning to think some of the "grown-ups" here are not


you're just know figuring that one out?!

;)
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I hear ya IKE, If I can spell the word "pathetic" I would
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Quoting ElConando:
Looks like the hybrid is giving Ida once last chance to dance.


i know it looks as though she is trying to regenerate
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Looks like someone conducting synchronize swimming class in the gulf.Sorry in advance if I forgot to argue with someone, people give it a rest. If you can watch and comment on the weather now when can you.
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216. IKE
Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
I am beginning to think some of the "grown-ups" here are not


This blog has been this way for years. The scroll feature is nice:)
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Glad to see there are others in here from Tallahassee along with me.

I doubt Leon County will close schools early today. Possibly tomorrow, but I doubt that too. The kids are already going to be off on Wednesday, so that makes things a bit easier.
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213. IKE
Quoting kmanislander:
Wow, I didn't know hanging out with me was such a bad thing LOL.

You guys take this too seriously LOL


Too many on here do.

Hope you have a safe trip back Kman. Thanks for all of your input this hurricane season. Don't be a stranger in the off season.
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Quoting stormsurge39:
Where do you put landfall now Tampa?







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Quoting kmanislander:
The NHC had Ida as a 45 knot TS near the Yucatan as a forecast but actual intensity was close to Cat 3. Maybe you can send them some crow while you are at it LOL


lol that is true too
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The NHC had Ida as a 45 knot TS near the Yucatan as a forecast but actual intensity was close to Cat 3. Maybe you can send them some crow while you are at it LOL
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207. Skyepony (Mod)
Looks like recon hit some pretty good turbulence. 57 knots (~ 65.5 mph) surface still headed in. Pretty wide looking bit of TS winds..
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Quoting TheMom:
: BUT I did start a blog called
Turning 45 is soooo the end of the world JIK..


45 is great. 46 sucks.
55 is great. 56 sucks.
You get the drift :) Hope I live to see sucky 66.
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All affected pls. heed voluntary evac.'s, esp. mobile homes. What some of us have seen is legend on this blog, so we don't want to have to repeat our war stories...but we will repeat and bore you silly if folks don't heed.

Gulf Coast preps as Ida weakens to tropical storm
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Todd Wilson, center, of Ipswich, Mass., plays with his daughter Nicole, 7, in AP – Todd Wilson, center, of Ipswich, Mass., plays with his daughter Nicole, 7, in the pool as the waves crash …

By MELISSA NELSON, Associated Press Writer Melissa Nelson, Associated Press Writer – 14 mins ago

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Schools closed, residents of low-lying areas sought shelter and Florida's governor declared a state of emergency Monday as a rare late-season tropical storm churned toward the Gulf Coast.

After a quiet Atlantic storm season, residents from Louisiana east to Florida took the year's first serious threat in stride.

"Nobody has gotten into panic mode," said Bobbie Buerger, who owns a general store on Dauphin Island, south of Mobile, Ala. She said residents were buying a few supplies, such as candles and bread, so they could ride out the storm in their homes.

Earlier, heavy rain in Ida's wake triggered flooding and landslides in El Salvador that killed 124 people. One mudslide covered the town of Verapaz, about 30 miles outside the capital, San Salvador, before dawn Sunday.

Ida started out as the third hurricane of this year's Atlantic season, which ends Dec. 1, but it weakened to a tropical storm Monday morning, with maximum sustained winds near 70 mph. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it was expected to weaken further before making landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast sometime Tuesday morning.

Tropical storm warnings were in effect across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Residents elsewhere in the Southeast braced for heavy rain. In north Georgia, which saw historic flooding in September, forecasters said up to four more inches could soak the already-saturated ground as Ida moved across the state.

There were no immediate plans for mandatory evacuations, but authorities in some coastal areas were opening shelters and encouraging people near the water or in mobile homes to leave.

Monday morning, Ida was located about 185 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and about 285 miles south-southwest of Pensacola. It was moving north-northwest near 17 mph.

On Pensacola Beach, Glenn Wickham stood on the roof of a three-story house, securing metal shutters on a window as his crew moved furniture from the lower stories to the upper floors. They were hired by a homeowner who wasn't taking any chances after his property was one of the few to survive Hurricane Ivan, which came ashore in 2004 as a Category 3 storm.

"We doing all this out of an abundance of caution — I really don't think this is going to be anything," Wickham said.

Dan Conell took shelter in a beach pavilion so he could watch the churning Gulf water as heavy rain fell. The Kansas City, Mo., resident, in town for a conference, was seeing the ocean for the first time.

"This is amazing," he said. "It is beautiful."

Burt Waters, a Pensacola native, stood nearby with his grandson and said he wasn't worried about Ida.

"I've been through Erin with 180 mph winds and then there was Ivan — we call that one Ivan the terrible," he said.

Still, some beach businesses put protective plywood on their windows and emergency officials planned to close bridges coming on and off the beach when winds picked up later Monday.

School was canceled in the area Monday and Tuesday, and some schools around New Orleans and in Alabama also told students to stay home Monday.

In Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a state of emergency as a precaution Sunday, and the National Guard was on high alert.

Nearly 1,400 Louisiana residents are still living in federally issued trailers and mobile homes after hurricanes Katrina and Rita; nearly 360 units remain in Mississippi.

Louisiana closed state offices Monday in New Orleans, the barrier island town of Grand Isle and the vulnerable coastal parishes of Lafourche, Plaquemines and St. Bernard. A voluntary evacuation of low-lying areas of Plaquemines and St. Bernard was in effect.

Authorities hoped the storm would stay east of the Louisiana coast as forecast and the state would suffer no more than relatively mild flooding of low-lying coastal areas unprotected by levees.

"We'll complete the drill just to make sure we don't get caught with some unexpected change," said St. Bernard Parish President Craig Tafarro.

Mississippi authorities warned residents to be vigilant.

"It is likely we will at least be hit with strong winds and some flooding in our coastal counties," said Jeff Rent, a spokesman for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Officials "do not want anybody to be caught off guard."

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Associated Press writers Suzette Laboy in Miami, Becky Bohrer in New Orleans, Dorie Turner in Atlanta and Bob Johnson in Montgomery, Ala., contributed to this report.
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Wow, I didn't know hanging out with me was such a bad thing LOL.

You guys take this too seriously LOL
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OMG so some of us were wrong, SO WHAT!!!!


How about you handle it like StormW is and telling us we weren't crazy for thinking what we did?

Nope instead you have to act like a little kid; pointing out when someone is wrong is so childish
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rare...do they have pizza or just burgers at the risque?
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Quoting originalLT:
Maybe Reedzone, we can call it an "Imperfect Storm" !


Very funny!!!!!! Good one!
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Quoting CyberStorm:
you have alot of crow to eat also.just stating the obvious.you was on the east cast bandwagon saying NHC WAS WRONG and no way it was going that far west.looks like they even moved it further west.you even went as far to group yourself with kman and drak LOL..making maps that were so far out to lunch it was comical.
Well said
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winds up to 65 mph per recon right now.
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My main concern is that
IKE" doesn't put "Cashmir" on youtube for us to play
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ATTENTION...NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER

NCEP COUPLED HWRF HURRICANE MODEL FORECAST MADE FOR

TROPICAL STORM IDA 11L

INITIAL TIME 12Z NOV 9

FORECAST POSITIONS (FROM STATS.SHORT FILE...)

HOUR LATITUDE LONGITUDE MIN PRESS (hPa) MAX SFC WIND (KTS)

HOUR: 0.0 LONG: -88.10 LAT: 25.80 MIN PRESS (hPa): 993.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 63.00
HOUR: 6.0 LONG: -88.20 LAT: 27.50 MIN PRESS (hPa): 985.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 59.00
HOUR: 12.0 LONG: -88.00 LAT: 28.70 MIN PRESS (hPa): 989.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 61.00
HOUR: 18.0 LONG: -87.70 LAT: 30.00 MIN PRESS (hPa): 992.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 58.00
HOUR: 24.0 LONG: -87.10 LAT: 30.90 MIN PRESS (hPa): 998.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 40.00
HOUR: 30.0 LONG: -86.70 LAT: 31.40 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1002.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 35.00
HOUR: 36.0 LONG: -86.40 LAT: 30.90 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1006.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 39.00
HOUR: 42.0 LONG: -86.20 LAT: 30.10 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1005.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 35.00
HOUR: 48.0 LONG: -85.80 LAT: 29.10 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1007.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 34.00
HOUR: 54.0 LONG: -85.50 LAT: 28.10 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1005.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 31.00
HOUR: 60.0 LONG: -85.10 LAT: 27.50 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1006.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 31.00
HOUR: 66.0 LONG: -85.30 LAT: 26.50 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1004.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 29.00
HOUR: 72.0 LONG: -85.30 LAT: 26.30 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1006.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 29.00
HOUR: 78.0 LONG: -85.60 LAT: 25.40 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1005.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 26.00
HOUR: 84.0 LONG: -85.80 LAT: 24.90 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1007.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 23.00
HOUR: 90.0 LONG: -86.30 LAT: 24.30 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1006.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 19.00
HOUR: 96.0 LONG: -86.40 LAT: 24.00 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1008.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 17.00
HOUR: 102.0 LONG: -86.90 LAT: 23.80 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1007.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 14.00
HOUR: 108.0 LONG: -87.50 LAT: 22.90 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1009.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 15.00
HOUR: 114.0 LONG: -87.40 LAT: 22.70 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1009.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 15.00
STORM DISSIPATED AT 114.0 HOURS AT ABOVE POSITION.
FORECAST WAS RUN COUPLED FOR THE ENTIRE PERIOD...

DISCLAIMER ... THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED AS GUIDANCE. IT
REQUIRES INTERPRETATION BY HURRICANE SPECIALISTS AND SHOULD
NOT BE CONSIDERED AS A FINAL PRODUCT. PLEASE SEE THE TPC/NHC
OFFICIAL FORECAST.


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Looks like the hybrid is giving Ida once last chance to dance.
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Good day all

Just got on today as it's my last day in the UK and had a few pounds left in my pocket LOL.

Ida did not make the move to the NE that I thought it would and the start of the transition from a tropical system also came sooner. But, all in all it was fun following this one, especially the close run to Cat 3 status. When the HH left last night pressure was in the high 960's and I wonder whether she ever hit the extra 6 mph to go up a notch.

Hopefully this will be a wrap for the season but the way it has been going you never know.

Flying all day tomorrow and looking forward to the sun again LOL.
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Quoting FSUCOOPman:
More concerned with County schools. If Wakulla or Leon get closed, it's highly likely that the State of Offices in Tallahassee would soon follow. This presents a problem for me, as I'm the Continuity of Operations Planner for our office.


Ah, true, currently, there is a tropical wind warning for Leon county. Not a TS warning. A TS warning may be issued if Ida banks to the NNE to NE that would allow for Ida to make a stronger pass at Leon County.
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Please remember us in your end of year giving...it's a pretty safe bet Ida will leave some serious need in her wake...

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More concerned with County schools. If Wakulla or Leon get closed, it's highly likely that the State of Offices in Tallahassee would soon follow. This presents a problem for me, as I'm the Continuity of Operations Planner for our office.
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FSUCOOPman:
I heard on wear3 this morning that santa rosa county was in session today. Not sure about tomorrow. Escambia county is out of school until thursday (Wednesday being Veteran's Day holiday)
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Quoting IKE:
Looks to me like Ida has kicked into gear....again.


Just when you think its done, its back. Odd, hopefully it stops before landfall.
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Quoting BurnedAfterPosting:
#178 you need to go away

the only time you ever post is to chastise someone for his or her opinion

its counterproductive, move on


I second that
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oh and by the way, more models are turning Ida eastward AT or BEFORE landfall, so don't get on Tampa for being wrong just yet
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Quoting FSUCOOPman:
Anyone know the furthest East along Florida Gulf counties that they've closed schools tomorrow?


I don't know but just so you know, universities close schools on their own, the county does not control it.
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184. IKE
Looks to me like Ida has kicked into gear....again.
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#178 you need to go away

the only time you ever post is to chastise someone for his or her opinion

its counterproductive, move on
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Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:
12Z GFDL tracks along the coast eastward


HOUR: .0 LONG: -88.36 LAT: 25.77 MIN PRESS (hPa): 988.96 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 66.08
HOUR: 6.0 LONG: -88.70 LAT: 27.35 MIN PRESS (hPa): 982.29 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 71.03
HOUR: 12.0 LONG: -88.61 LAT: 28.32 MIN PRESS (hPa): 985.42 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 66.15
HOUR: 18.0 LONG: -88.03 LAT: 29.07 MIN PRESS (hPa): 990.57 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 55.55
HOUR: 24.0 LONG: -87.36 LAT: 30.36 MIN PRESS (hPa): 993.83 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 71.52
HOUR: 30.0 LONG: -86.70 LAT: 30.90 MIN PRESS (hPa): 995.74 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 60.44
HOUR: 36.0 LONG: -85.92 LAT: 30.92 MIN PRESS (hPa): 997.51 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 57.32
HOUR: 42.0 LONG: -85.58 LAT: 30.73 MIN PRESS (hPa): 997.25 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 52.91
HOUR: 48.0 LONG: -85.07 LAT: 30.52 MIN PRESS (hPa): 998.37 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 48.12
HOUR: 54.0 LONG: -84.54 LAT: 30.02 MIN PRESS (hPa): 998.20 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 40.01
HOUR: 60.0 LONG: -83.87 LAT: 29.53 MIN PRESS (hPa): 998.49 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 41.30
HOUR: 66.0 LONG: -83.36 LAT: 29.00 MIN PRESS (hPa): 997.03 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 37.72
HOUR: 72.0 LONG: -82.76 LAT: 28.55 MIN PRESS (hPa): 997.69 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 30.46
HOUR: 78.0 LONG: -81.73 LAT: 28.57 MIN PRESS (hPa): 997.00 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 26.68
HOUR: 84.0 LONG: -80.80 LAT: 28.90 MIN PRESS (hPa): 996.47 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 24.21
HOUR: 90.0 LONG: -80.05 LAT: 29.57 MIN PRESS (hPa): 994.79 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 27.57
HOUR: 96.0 LONG: -79.93 LAT: 30.08 MIN PRESS (hPa): 995.54 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 25.42
HOUR:102.0 LONG: -79.54 LAT: 30.11 MIN PRESS (hPa): 995.40 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 25.93
HOUR:108.0 LONG: -79.27 LAT: 30.38 MIN PRESS (hPa): 997.27 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 22.65
HOUR:114.0 LONG: -79.52 LAT: 30.32 MIN PRESS (hPa): 998.40 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 21.30
HOUR:120.0 LONG: -79.67 LAT: 29.86 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1001.58 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 22.05
HOUR:126.0 LONG: -79.64 LAT: 28.99 MIN PRESS (hPa): 1002.87 MAX SURF WIND (KNOTS): 22.72



Thats interesting.
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Anyone know the furthest East along Florida Gulf counties that they've closed schools tomorrow?
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looks like between 50-100 miles from center (it is hard for me to figure out the center location)
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Quoting NRAamy:
Awake....no weather here really to speak of...I'm still praying for a ton of rain....crash a few more homes into the ocean....at some point, my ocean view home will be an ocean front property....just in time for 2012....

;)


Amy, for 2012 for you -- :)

For Ida say lots of folks here today [so bad :( ]

Floodsmart.gov, National Flood Insurance Program

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Quoting stormsurge39:
Where do you put landfall now Tampa?
lol that dudes got alot of crow to eat.first tampa,than the appalacha area and now where?nhc has done well with track.they got it nailed down now.
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