Great earthquake rocks Chile; NYC gets 4th greatest snow ever; Xynthia batters Europe

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:26 PM GMT on February 27, 2010

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A great earthquake with magnitude 8.8 rocked the coast of Chile at 6:34 GMT this morning, generating a potentially dangerous tsunami that is racing across the Pacific Ocean. The great quake is the 7th most powerful tremor in world history (Figure 1). Preliminary tsunami wave heights for the California coast near Santa Barbara are 2 - 2.5 feet. The wave is expected to arrive between 12:15 - 12:35 pm PST. The tsunami is expected to arrive in Hawaii between 11:05 - 11:42am HST, with a wave 8.2 feet high expected in Hilo, on the Big Island. A tsunami from the 9.5 Magnitude 1960 earthquake in Chile killed 61 people in Hilo. Today's quake was so strong, that it triggered a seiche in Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, over 4,500 miles (7,000 km) away. The lake sloshed back and forth, creating a wave 0.4 - 0.51 feet on either side of the lake.


Figure 1. Wikipedia's list of strongest earthquakes of all-time.

Preliminary tsunami amplitude forecasts:

La Jolla, CA 2.3 ft
Los Angeles, CA 2.0 ft
Malibu, CA 2.6 ft
Pt. San Luis, CA 2.3 ft
Half Moon Bay, CA 2.6 ft
Crescent City, CA 1.7 ft
Morro Bay, CA 2.2 ft
Santa Monica, CA 3.3 ft
San Francisco, CA 0.7 ft
Pismo Beach, CA 4.6 ft

Hilo, HI 8.2 feet 11:5am HST
Honolulu, HI 1.6 ft 11:37am HST
Kahului, HI 7.2 ft 11:26am HST
Nawiliwili, HI 3.0 ft 11:42am HST
Haleiwa 1.6 ft
Kawaihae 2.0 ft

Port Orford, OR 0.7 ft

Moclip, WA 1.3 ft

Seward, AK 1.3 ft
Stika, AK 1.3 ft
Kodiak, AK 2.3 ft

Tofino, British Columbia 1.7 ft

Today's great quake occurred at the boundary between the Nazca and South American plates about 325 km southwest of the capital Santiago (population 5.3 million). The depth was estimated at 35 km. At least four aftershocks of magnitude 6 or higher have occurred, the largest being a 6.9 aftershock. Fortunately, the area close to the epicenter is relatively sparsely populated, but there may be heavy damage in ConcepciĆ³n (est. pop. 300,000) and Chillan (est. pop. 170,000), which lie 115 km and 100 km to the south of the epicenter, respectively.


Figure 2. NOAA's preliminary forecast of tsunami wave energy for today's earthquake. Image credit: NOAA Tsunami Warning Center.

New York City slammed with its 4th largest snowstorm on record
The snow from the fourth extreme snowstorm to wallop the Northeast U.S. this winter dumped a remarkable 20.9" of snow on New York City's Central Park yesterday and Thursday. This is the 4th largest snowstorm for the city in recorded history. According to the National Weather Service, the top ten snowstorms on record for New York City's Central Park are:

26.9" Feb 11-12, 2006
26.4" Dec 26-27, 1947
21.0" Mar 12-14, 1888
20.9" Feb 25-26, 2010
20.2" Jan 7-8, 1996
19.8" Feb 16-17, 2003
18.1" Mar 7-8, 1941
17.7" Feb 5-7, 1978
17.6" Feb 11-12, 1983
17.5" Feb 4-7, 1920

The storm also helped New York City set a new all-time snowfall record for the most snow ever recorded in a month--36.9". The old record was 30.5", set in March 1896. However, the old Lower Manhattan WB Station recorded 37.9" in February 1894. Yesterday's snowstorm puts New York City's snow for the 2009 - 2010 season at 51.4", making it the 11th snowiest winter since 1869. Chris Burt, author of Extreme Weather, lists the city's all-time seasonal snowfall record at 81.5", set in the winter of 1867 - 1868. This measurement came before official records began in Central Park, and were done be the NY Park Commissioners (see "Annual Report NY Park Commissioners", 1868, by John B. Marie). The second snowiest winter in NYC occurred during the winter of 1995 - 1996, when 75.6" fell.

Destructive Winter Storm Xynthia battering Portugal and Spain
A powerful 969 mb low pressure system named "Xynthia" is rapidly intensifying of the coast of Spain, and stands poised to deliver a devastating blow to Portugal, Spain, and France today and tomorrow as it powers through Europe. Sustained winds of 60 mph (96 km/hr) were reported today at a Personal Weather Station in Costa del Morte, Spain. The pressure fell to 969 mb as Xynthia passed overhead. For comparison, Winter Storm Klaus had a minimum pressure of 967 mb. Klaus, which hit northern Spain and southwest France January 23 - 25, was Earth's most costly natural disaster of 2009, causing $5.1 billion in damage and killing 26. Models predict that Xynthia will continue to intensify today, reaching 962 mb as it moves into the west coast of France Sunday morning. Sustained winds of 50 - 65 mph (80 - 105 km/hr) with hurricane-force gusts up to 100 mph (160 km/hr) are possible along the north coast of Spain tonight and the west coast of France on Sunday as Xynthia barrels through. The storm is also bringing an exceptionally moist plume of tropical moisture ashore, as seen in precipitable water imagery from NOAA (Figure 4). This moisture is likely to cause moderate to severe flooding in portions of Europe over the weekend.


Figure 3. Visible satellite image at 12 GMT of Xynthia.


Figure 4. Satellite measurements show a region of extremely high atmospheric moisture is associated with Winter Storm Xynthia. This moisture will surge over Portugal and Spain today, potentially creating serious flooding. Image credit: Sheldon Kusselson, NOAA/NESDIS.

Links to follow:
Wundermap for Northwest Spain
Spanish radar
Meteo-France
Portugese radar

Jeff Masters

Central Park 26Feb10 (MickyDee)
the BIG one Taken in Manhattan
Central Park 26Feb10
Tree 1, House 0 (Backbaybob)
This cottage was no match for 65 mph wind and an old pine tree.
Tree 1, House 0

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crud...ya'll be REAL careful googling anything "tsunami" related...a lot of it is full of malware.
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Toll rate raises because of Xynthia (report reuters)

Europe lashed by deadly storm
Posted 1 hour 39 minutes ago

Hurricane-force winds, surging seas and driving rain have lashed western Europe, leaving at least 13 people dead and more than a million households without power.

Dubbed "Xynthia", the Atlantic storm crashed against the western coasts of France and Spain, bringing with it a band of foul weather stretching from Portugal to the Netherlands.

Britain, already suffering localised flooding from a previous weather system, braced for more weather misery.

Gusts of up to 150 kilometres per hour and eight metre waves battered the northern and western coasts of France, flooding inland and sending residents scurrying onto rooftops.

"We have confirmed five deaths in the area of La-Faute-sue-Mer and l'Aiguillon-sur-Mer," Herve Rose, a government spokesman in the low-lying Vendee region, where flood waters in some coastal towns reached 1.5 metres, said.

Separately, an 88-year-old woman was found drowned in her home on the island of Oleron in Charentes-Maritime further south, police said.

Two more bodies, that of a 10-year-old boy and of a pensioner, were found in Charentes-Maritime, a regional official said.

French authorities had said on Saturday that a man was killed by a falling tree in the Pyrenees mountains.

In Spain, regional authorities said that two men aged 51 and 41 died when the car they were travelling in was hit by a falling tree. An 82-year-old woman was killed on Saturday when a wall collapsed in the Galicia region.

Portugal said on Saturday that a 10-year-old boy was killed by a falling branch in the north-west of the country.

In France, fallen powerlines caused blackouts for around a million homes across a 500 kilometre swathe of the country from the Brittany peninsula to the highlands of the Massif Central.


Flights cancelled

Air France announced that 70 flights out of 700 were cancelled from its hub at Paris Charles de Gaulle, as chaos gripped transport networks across western Europe at the end of French school's half-term break.

A major road crossing between France and Spain was closed to heavy goods vehicles, causing a 1,200-vehicle tail back of seven-tonne trucks on the French side of the Pyrenees.

According to a report on Europe 1 radio, wind speeds hit 175 kilometres per hour at the tip of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, but the storm fell short of the record 200-kph levels of the deadly 1999 hurricane.

A hurricane is defined as a storm with winds consistently above 118 kilometres per hour.

The storm developed in the Atlantic off the Portuguese island of Madeira, still reeling from the flash floods sparked by heavy rains that wrecked the centre of the capital Funchal and killed 42 people a week ago.

Powerful winds and heavy rain hit Spain's Canary Islands archipelago late on Friday, with gusts of up to 128 kilometres per hour reported.

The storm swept north-east into north-western Spain late on Saturday afternoon, where wind gusts reached 147 kph and some 27,000 households were without electricity, regional authorities said.

Rail services were cancelled in Galicia as well as in the northern regions of Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country and parts of Castilla y Leon, where the storm left some 63,000 households without power.

In the Basque Country, where power was cut to some 30,000 homes, a construction crane crashed onto a three-storey house Abaltzisketa, causing major damage but no casualties.

"This is a very deep, very intense and very fast-moving storm," Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said, warning people to avoid using their cars and taking mountain or sea walks.

- Reuters

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Juan Fernandez wave, uh yeah, 40 meters. Ouch.

Link
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Quoting CycloneOz:


10cm wave....that's comparable to the size of a ruler, right?

Almost 4inches
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thank you Aqua, and I must have missed those Aussie. I heard about the one on Juan Fernandez Island. That was a devastating hit to them. Saw the pics on CNN when I got home.
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Quoting aquak9:
131 foot wave hit the Juan Fernandez Island group

uuhhmm...that's like a nine or ten story building...is that correct?

Reuters reported it last night
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Quoting AussieStorm:

10cm wave hit Sydney...


10cm wave....that's comparable to the size of a ruler, right?
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131 foot wave hit the Juan Fernandez Island group

uuhhmm...that's like a nine or ten story building...is that correct?
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hahaha, ok, I understand. Heck I can't even remember my real name most of the time.

Either way, welcome back. :)
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Quoting msgambler:
I'm great, thank you... Would have been on sooner but we have been working so hard I forgot password. Had to make new account. Think I have CRS. Ya'll didn't get any damage from the tsunami I saw. That's good!

10cm wave hit Sydney, 50cm wave hit Norfolk Island. 10cm wave hit Japan, 90cm wave hit Hawaii. 131 foot wave hit the Juan Fernandez Island group killing 2 people. I think the rest of the pacific basin dodged a missile not a bullet.
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aquak9, it's like my ATM pin number. I'll remember it soon enough now that I have a new one....lol
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Quoting aquak9:
msgambler- saymobeeel?

is that you? :)
no, it was algambler or msgambler3435 or something like that. I live south of Mobile
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msgambler- saymobeeel?

is that you? :)
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Quoting AussieStorm:

Late Evening here. How you been?
I'm great, thank you... Would have been on sooner but we have been working so hard I forgot password. Had to make new account. Think I have CRS. Ya'll didn't get any damage from the tsunami I saw. That's good!
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Quoting cg2916:

But Cantore goes into a lot of Hurricanes... just never mind.


Jim Cantore GOES to practically every hurricane, but he shelters when the eye wall comes ashore.
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Quoting CycloneOz:


Jim Cantore did not go out into Hurricane Dolly. I did. I don't understand your comment.

But Cantore goes into a lot of Hurricanes... just never mind.
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Quoting cg2916:

Cantore wannabe... going out into a hurricane.


Jim Cantore did not go out into Hurricane Dolly. I did. I don't understand your comment.
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Quoting CycloneOz:
Experience Hurricane Dolly - 9 Minutes of Raw - Part 1


Experience Hurricane Dolly - 9 Minutes of Raw - Part 2

Cantore wannabe... going out into a hurricane.
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Experience Hurricane Dolly - 9 Minutes of Raw - Part 1


Experience Hurricane Dolly - 9 Minutes of Raw - Part 2
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Quoting barbamz:

That's impressive.
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Quoting msgambler:
Morning Aussie, Patrap, KOTG. Been a while since I've been on and had to make sure ya'll where doing your jobs on here. Perfectly as usual. God Bless everyone in harms way.

Late Evening here. How you been?
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Morning Aussie, Patrap, KOTG. Been a while since I've been on and had to make sure ya'll where doing your jobs on here. Perfectly as usual. God Bless everyone in harms way.
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There are certian series of words you are forbidden from saying and New M-----
Fault Line is one of them, j/k but seriously we don't want that one to wake up..
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Storm alert in western Germany.
Link
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Good morning everyone! Xynthia above my head, howling outside.
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I'm thinking there must be some sort of software bug with some of these bouys. The pattern repeats itself at the same exact times, for example:



If you look at the raw data the same time pattern repeats at minutes 01, 04 and 07 on the hour:

2010 02 28 04 08 00 2 4682.653
2010 02 28 04 07 00 2 4714.612
2010 02 28 04 06 00 2 4682.651
2010 02 28 04 05 00 2 4682.646
2010 02 28 04 04 00 2 4650.497
2010 02 28 04 03 00 2 4682.649
2010 02 28 04 02 00 2 4682.656
2010 02 28 04 01 00 2 4650.476
2010 02 28 04 00 00 2 4682.675


2010 02 28 03 08 00 2 4682.765
2010 02 28 03 07 00 2 4650.738
2010 02 28 03 06 00 2 4682.762
2010 02 28 03 05 00 2 4682.756
2010 02 28 03 04 00 2 4650.037
2010 02 28 03 03 00 2 4682.752
2010 02 28 03 02 00 2 4682.747
2010 02 28 03 01 00 2 4650.896
2010 02 28 03 00 00 2 4682.751


2010 02 28 02 08 00 2 4682.832
2010 02 28 02 07 00 2 4712.574
2010 02 28 02 06 00 2 4682.844
2010 02 28 02 05 00 2 4682.841
2010 02 28 02 04 00 2 4713.091
2010 02 28 02 03 00 2 4682.836
2010 02 28 02 02 00 2 4682.843
2010 02 28 02 01 00 2 4712.399
2010 02 28 02 00 00 2 4682.849


2010 02 28 01 08 00 2 4682.891
2010 02 28 01 07 00 2 4713.761
2010 02 28 01 06 00 2 4682.887
2010 02 28 01 05 00 2 4682.885
2010 02 28 01 04 00 2 4715.286
2010 02 28 01 03 00 2 4682.890
2010 02 28 01 02 00 2 4682.887
2010 02 28 01 01 00 2 4709.355
2010 02 28 01 00 00 2 4682.862


The same pattern at minutes 01, 04 and 07 is also seen at the bouy 41420
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Deadly Hurricane-Force Winds Lash France

A deadly storm packing hurricane-force winds has swept towards the west coast of France after lashing Spain and Portugal.




Deadly Hurricane-Force Winds Lash France

10:20am UK, Sunday February 28, 2010

Huw Borland, Sky News Online
A deadly storm packing hurricane-force winds has swept towards the west coast of France after lashing Spain and Portugal.

Waves break along the shore of A Guarda, northwestern Spain, during a storm on February 27, 2010.

Waves break along the shore of A Guarda, northwestern Spain, during the storm

Powerful gusts and heavy rains have reportedly killed at least nine people over the weekend and caused transport chaos.

Winds were expected to reach up to 150km an hour (95 mph), according to weather service Meteo France.

Three people have drowned in western France's Vendee region, police and rescuers said.

An 88-year-old woman was also found drowned in her home on the isle of Oleron, in the Charentes-Maritime further south.

French authorities reported that a man was killed by a falling tree in the southwest Pyrenees region.

In Spain, authorities said two men aged 51 and 41 died when the car they were travelling in was hit by another falling tree.

An 82-year-old woman was killed when a wall collapsed in the northwest Galicia region,officials said.

A 10-year-old boy was killed by a falling branch in the northwest of Portugal.

Some 800,000 households were without electricity in western France due to the storm, dubbed Xynthia.

The powerful winds and heavy rains hit Spain's Canary Islands archipelago late on Friday, forcing the cancellation of about 20 flights, but caused no major damage or casualties.

The storm swept northeast into Galicia late on Saturday afternoon, where some 27,000 households were without electricity, regional authorities said.

Rail services were cancelled in Galicia as well as in the northern regions of Asturias, Cantabria, the Basque Country and parts of Castilla y Leon, where the storm left some 63,000 households without power.

As the storm gusted north, Meteo France said it would move rapidly, starting in the south and hitting many regions before it made its way towards Denmark.

:: Flooding is expected across the Britain with forecasters predicting more torrential downpours and stronger winds.

The east and south of England are set to bear the heaviest brunt of the weather.
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Thanks for the last entries, Dr. Masters. To talk about "our" XYNTHIA has been a nice gesture.

Wind gusts above 200 km/h have been reported in our forum:

http://www.cazatormentas.net/foro/seguimiento-de-situaciones-meteorolgicas/atentos-a-la-ciclogenesi s-en-el-atlantico-oriental-para-el-viernes-26/msg413253/#msg413253
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and right now this blog dos not have any thing too do about hurricane season
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Quoting altesticstorm10:
taz do you think it will be an active hurricane season?




ask me that in june ok?
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like i said guys do is called earthquake day and its liveing up too its name today
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Thank you for posting the Oklahoma EQ information in the mix here, though small. Very much appreciated. It's been shaking there, and it has been a concern.
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Quoting AussieStorm:

me, sleep.... it's 16:35pm. not time for sleeping.


Ach, I used to be able to do the time diff. in my head. Well, it's been a long day, or a long night, no matter which way one experienced it! (Plus I'm trying to watch a sub-titled movie and obviously that is not working)!

Take care all and don't stir up Mother Nature's pot any more!
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Quoting AussieStorm:

me, sleep.... it's 16:35pm. not time for sleeping.

Rain is steadily falling.
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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:

Sorry if you can't sleep. I'm trying to wind down.

I see Oz has videos for night-owls''s viewing pleasure, and Spetrm just posted a cool short vid on his blog.

I'm going to say good-night and try to get to sleep! 'til next time, but hope it's a BORING weather day, really!


me, sleep.... it's 16:35pm. not time for sleeping.
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Quoting AussieStorm:

i'm back. Storm is just hanging around now. light rain is falling atm

Sorry if you can't sleep. I'm trying to wind down.

I see Oz has videos for night-owls''s viewing pleasure, and Spetrm just posted a cool short vid on his blog.

I'm going to say good-night and try to get to sleep! 'til next time, but hope it's a BORING weather day, really!

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Quoting AussieStorm:

i'm back. Storm is just hanging around now. light rain is falling atm

If your watching my cam, still got some lightening about.
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when Mt. St. Hellens blew in he '80s all hot springs on the west coast cooled noticably
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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


Take care, Aussie, thanks for all the info and posts.
Be safe.

i'm back. Storm is just hanging around now. light rain is falling atm
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623. Skyepony (Mod)
MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITY

GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
------------------- ----- ------ ----- --------------- -----
GUAM US 13.4N 144.7E 0307Z 0.16M / 0.5FT 34MIN
DART SAIPAN 52401 19.3N 155.8E 0355Z 0.08M / 0.3FT 18MIN
MIDWAY 28.2N 177.4W 0137Z 0.28M / 0.9FT 10MIN
WAKE US 19.3N 166.6E 0259Z 0.26M / 0.8FT 12MIN
SITKA AK 57.1N 135.3W 0111Z 0.08M / 0.3FT 24MIN
NAWILIWILI KAUAI 22.0N 159.4W 2323Z 0.37M / 1.2FT 10MIN
HONOLULU OAHU 21.3N 157.9W 2200Z 0.25M / 0.8FT 46MIN
DART TONGA 51426 23.0S 168.1W 2003Z 0.04M / 0.1FT 32MIN
CRESCENT CITY CA 41.7N 124.2W 2213Z 0.37M / 1.2FT 50MIN
SANTA BARBARA CA 34.4N 119.7W 2150Z 0.53M / 1.7FT 20MIN
PAGO PAGO AS 14.3S 170.7W 2027Z 0.70M / 2.3FT 12MIN
JOHNSTON US 16.7N 169.5W 2248Z 0.22M / 0.7FT 64MIN
VANUATU 17.8S 168.3E 2246Z 0.15M / 0.5FT 22MIN
BARBERS PT HI 21.3N 158.1W 2157Z 0.12M / 0.4FT 54MIN
NUKUALOFA TO 21.1S 175.2W 2024Z 0.10M / 0.3FT 62MIN
KAWAIHAE HAWAII 20.0N 155.8W 2211Z 0.52M / 1.7FT 24MIN
KAUMALAPAU HAWAII 20.8N 156.9W 2136Z 0.18M / 0.6FT 56MIN
KAHULUI MAUI 20.9N 156.5W 2147Z 0.98M / 3.2FT 22MIN
MONTEREY HARBOR CA 36.6N 121.9W 2031Z 0.32M / 1.1FT 56MIN
SANTA MONICA CA 34.0N 118.5W 2035Z 0.41M / 1.4FT 32MIN
SAN DIEGO CA 32.7N 117.2W 2036Z 0.13M / 0.4FT 20MIN
APIA UPOLU WS 13.8S 171.8W 2018Z 0.16M / 0.5FT 16MIN
RAROTONGA CK 21.2S 159.8W 1907Z 0.15M / 0.5FT 24MIN
ACAPULCO MX 16.8N 99.9W 1931Z 0.62M / 2.0FT 26MIN
DART SAN DIEGO 4641 32.2N 120.7W 1931Z 0.06M / 0.2FT 24MIN
LOTTIN PT NZ 37.6S 178.2E 1934Z 0.15M / 0.5FT 10MIN
RAROTONGA CK 21.2S 159.8W 1918Z 0.32M / 1.0FT 06MIN
CABO SAN LUCAS MX 22.9N 109.9W 1833Z 0.36M / 1.2FT 12MIN
HIVA OA MARQUESAS 9.8S 139.0W 1741Z 1.79M / 5.9FT 12MIN
PAPEETE TAHITI 17.5S 149.6W 1810Z 0.16M / 0.5FT 10MIN
NUKU HIVA MARQUESAS 8.9S 140.1W 1745Z 0.95M / 3.1FT 04MIN
MANZANILLO MX 19.1N 104.3W 1705Z 0.32M / 1.0FT 24MIN
DART MANZANILLO 434 16.0N 107.0W 1611Z 0.07M / 0.2FT 24MIN
RIKITEA PF 23.1S 134.9W 1559Z 0.15M / 0.5FT 22MIN
DART MARQUESAS 5140 8.5S 125.0W 1531Z 0.18M / 0.6FT 18MIN
QUEPOS CR 0.0N 9.4E 1416Z 0.24M / 0.8FT 52MIN
BALTRA GALAPAGS EC 0.4S 90.3W 1452Z 0.35M / 1.2FT 14MIN
EASTER CL 27.2S 109.5W 1205Z 0.35M / 1.1FT 52MIN
ANCUD CL 41.9S 73.8W 0838Z 0.62M / 2.0FT 84MIN
CALLAO LA-PUNTA PE 12.1S 77.2W 1029Z 0.36M / 1.2FT 30MIN
ARICA CL 18.5S 70.3W 1008Z 0.94M / 3.1FT 42MIN
IQUIQUE CL 20.2S 70.1W 0907Z 0.28M / 0.9FT 68MIN
ANTOFAGASTA CL 23.2S 70.4W 0941Z 0.49M / 1.6FT 52MIN
DART LIMA 32412 18.0S 86.4W 0941Z 0.24M / 0.8FT 36MIN
CALDERA CL 27.1S 70.8W 0843Z 0.45M / 1.5FT 20MIN
TALCAHUANO CL 36.7S 73.4W 0653Z 2.34M / 7.7FT 88MIN
COQUIMBO CL 30.0S 71.3W 0852Z 1.32M / 4.3FT 30MIN
CORRAL CL 39.9S 73.4W 0739Z 0.90M / 2.9FT 16MIN
SAN FELIX CL 26.3S 80.1W 0815Z 0.53M / 1.7FT 08MIN
VALPARAISO CL 33.0S 71.6W 0708Z 1.29M / 4.2FT 20MIN
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Good News!

I've created two new Experience Hurricane Dolly videos from footage shot on July 23, 2008!

Experience Hurricane Dolly - 9 Minutes of Raw - Part 1

Experience Hurricane Dolly - 9 Minutes of Raw - Part 2


These two videos show 18 total minutes of unedited raw footage of what it was like for me to be out in the hurricane.

NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE ALERT!

In order to make the original HD version of Experience Hurricane Dolly, I had to edit out practically all of the total minutes I was out in the storm.

These two new videos takes care of that. You're going to see some interesting stuff! Also, I've subtitled the video to give you an even deeper insight into what was going on at the time.

They're uploading to YouTube now. They'll be processed by tomorrow morning. When I wake up, I'll post 'em here!
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
night all
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
it should be a non event but better safe than sorry

yes AIM she tells everyone that


LOL, excellent!

Good night everyone, Jim Bob, Billy Bob, etc?

(I guess no one is really super worried about Japan, then, I hope? That would be a good thing. I'm pretty fried; crisis-fatigue.)
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night all
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Quoting Spetrm:
WOW, Japan is ready for this!

All of TOKYO BAY is full of ships, Everyone got the heck out of dodge and moved in to the water.

Plus the city is screeming with sirens right now.
it should be a non event but better safe than sorry

yes AIM she tells everyone that
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Agreed I'm out too.... Everyone have a "Safe" night and we'll talk in the AM

Taco :0)
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Not sure what it all means but found this on DART buoys with a previous tsunami.

Sinusoidal motion with one-millimeter amplitude and 25-second period will cause
changes in local gravity of 0.000063 meters
per second squared, which would cause a
BPR in water 4000 meters deep to register
depth changes of 26 millimeters. In this case,
therefore, the true vertical motions due to
seismic signals are expected to be 20 to 30
times smaller than those indicated by a BPR.


BPR stands for bottom pressure reader, which is what measures pressure changes on the seafloor. The buoy transmits the info.

http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/SCI/osap/projects/tsunami/documents/EOS%20tsunami%20DART%202006EO10000 1.pdf
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later all have a good night lets see what happens overnight to talk about in the am
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.