Large and intensifying Hurricane Alex bears down on northeastern Mexico, South Texas

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:23 PM GMT on June 30, 2010

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Hurricane Alex continues to intensify as it slowly bears down on the coast of northeastern Mexico. Brownsville long-range radar shows the spiral bands of Alex, which has dumped heavy rains of up to four inches in northeastern Mexico and near Brownsville, according to satellite estimates of rainfall. The Brownsville airport received 0.78" of rain in the hour ending at 8am CDT, and 0.61" in the hour ending at 9am CDT. Floods from Alex have already killed ten people--six in Nicaragua, and two each in El Salvador and Guatemala.


Figure 1. Snapshot of the Brownsville long-range radar showing Hurricane Alex approaching the coast.

The 7:12am CDT eye penetration of the Hurricane Hunters found a central pressure of 959 mb, a modest 2 mb drop from the reading four hours previous to that. They noted a very tiny eye, ten miles in diameter, with a gap in the northwest side. Tiny eyes like this tend to be unstable, and in the 9:05am CDT eye penetration, the Hurricane Hunters found that the inner eyewall had collapsed, and the pressure had risen 2 mb, to 961 mb. A new, much larger eye will form today as the day progresses. During these "eyewall replacement cycles", a hurricane will typically weaken a few millibars , and the strongest winds will spread out over a larger area as the hurricane conserves angular momentum. Thus, the hurricane still has about the same amount of destructive power, it is just spread out over a larger area. This tends to increase the hurricane's storm surge, but lessens the wind damage, since the extreme winds of the inner eyewall are no longer present. Satellite loops show a large, well-organized storm with increasing amounts of low-level spiral bands forming, and improving upper-level outflow. Data from last night's flight of the NOAA jet showed an unusually moist atmosphere surrounds Alex, so dry air is no longer a problem for it. It's a good thing Alex has less than a day before making landfall, or else is would be a large and very powerful major hurricane.


Figure 2. Visible light image of Tropical Storm Alex taken at 19:35 UTC (2:35 pm CDT) on June 29, 2010, by NASA's Aqua satellite. At the time, Alex was a tropical storm with 70 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.

Storm Surge
Traditionally, a storm's ranking on the Saffir-Simpson Scale--the familiar Category 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 rankings we always talk about--have also been used to quantify storm surge threat. However, large, weaker storms that cover a huge area of the Gulf of Mexico, like Alex, can generate a larger storm surge than a smaller but more intense hurricane with a higher Saffir-Simpson rating. Thus, the National Hurricane Center has formally discontinued use of the Saffir-Simpson scale to characterize storm surge, and is studying the possibility of issuing separate Storm Surge Warnings a few years from now. These would be in addition to their traditional Hurricane Warnings. To give us a better idea of a storm's surge potential, Dr. Mark Powell of NOAA's Hurricane Research Division has developed the Integrated Kinetic Energy scale to rank storms. The scale ranges from 0 to 6, and a parallel wind damage scale that runs from 0 to 6 is also generated. Alex had an Integrated Kinetic Energy of 2.6 on the 0 to 6 scale at 1:30pm CDT yesterday, and its destructive potential rating for winds was just 1.2. Thus, Alex's surge ranked alomst one-and-a-half categories higher in destructive potential than its wind. These numbers have probably increased by a full category since yesterday afternoon. NHC is giving a 40% - 60% chance of a storm surge of at least 3 feet affecting the Brownsville area, and 10% - 30% chance the surge will exceed 5 feet. In theory, a Category 2 hurricane moving WNW at 5 mph can bring a storm surge of up to 8 - 9 feet to the South Texas and northern Mexican coast.

Other Impacts
Alex is bringing bands of heavy rain to the coasts of Texas and Mexico, as seen on the Brownsville, Texas radar. Hurricane local statements with projections for how Alex will affect the coast are now being issued by the National Weather Service in Brownsville and Corpus Christi. Flooding damage from the expected 6 - 12 inches of rain from Alex will be the main concern. Wind damage is a lesser concern, since the core of Alex is making landfall in a swampy, sparsely populated region of Mexico. The combined wind, surge, and flooding damage from Alex may be similar to 2008's Hurricane Dolly, which hit near Brownsville. Dolly was a Category 2 hurricane offshore that weakened to a Category 1 hurricane with 85 mph winds when it made landfall, and did about $1 billion in damage. Dolly also generated two weak EF-0 tornadoes, and Alex is capable of generating a few tornadoes as well, according to the latest discussion from NOAA's Storm Prediction Center. The atmosphere is moderately unstable, there is plenty of moisture, and wind shear at low levels has been increasing this morning. The greatest threat for tornadoes will occur late this afternoon, on the right side of where the storm makes landfall.

Alex in historical context
Alex is the first June hurricane since Hurricane Allison of 1995. Allison briefly became a minimal 75 mph hurricane before weakening and hitting the Florida Panhandle as a tropical storm. Alex is the strongest June hurricane since Hurricane Bonnie of 1986, which had 85 mph winds. Bonnie was the first hurricane I flew into as a member of the Hurricane Hunters. Bonnie made landfall along the upper Texas coast, and caused less than $20 million in damage. If Alex strengthens to 90 mph winds, it will be the strongest June hurricane since Hurricane Alma of 1966, which had 125 mph winds as it skirted the Florida Keys. There have been only ten hurricanes in May or June since 1945; only four of these were major Category 3 or higher storms.

Track forecast for Alex
All of the models take Alex to the west or west-northwest into northern Mexico by early Thursday morning. However, the steering currents are fairly weak, and Alex could stall and move erratically at times today. I don't anticipate that this weakness in the steering currents will allow Alex to move northward and make landfall in Texas. After landfall, the ridge of high pressure forcing Alex westward should remain in place and strengthen, keeping Alex's remnants over northern Mexico for several days.

Intensity forecast for Alex
Alex is over a region of ocean with moderately high total ocean heat content . Wind shear has fallen to a low 5 knots, and is projected by the SHIPS model to remain in the low range, below 10 knots, through landfall. The combination of low wind shear, moderately high ocean heat content, and plenty of moisture should allow Alex to continue to intensify today. Alex's pressure is already characteristic of a Category 3 hurricane, but the storm is so large that it is taking time for the winds to catch up to the pressure falls. It is unlikely that Alex's winds will be at Category 3 strength at landfall, since the storm is undergoing an eyewall replacement cycle, and does not have time to build a tight inner eyewall with strong winds before landfall. A Category 2 storm at landfall looks more likely.

Elsewhere in the tropics
The latest run of the NOGAPS model predicts the formation of a tropical disturbance in the Western Caribbean on Monday. None of the other models is showing anything brewing over the coming seven days.

Wind and ocean current forecast for the BP oil disaster
Alex is generating very rough conditions over the Deepwater Horizon blowout location, with 6 - 8 foot waves and 3 - 4 foot swells. Strong southeast to south winds of 15 - 25 knots will blow over the oil slick region today through Thursday, according to the latest marine forecast from NOAA. The resulting currents will push oil to many protected bays and estuaries that haven't seen oil yet. In addition, the 1 - 2 foot storm surge Alex is generating along the Louisiana coast will act to push oil deep into some low-lying marshlands. While this oil will be diluted some by the wave action, the impact of the oil and accompanying toxic dispersants on the marshlands is of concern. The latest trajectory forecasts from NOAA and the State of Louisiana show oil will also move westward along the central Louisiana coast towards the Texas border. Winds will decrease to 10 - 15 knots Friday through Monday but remain out of the southeast, keeping the pressure on the regions of coast in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi that are seeing oil hit their shores this week.

Resources for the BP oil disaster
Map of oil spill location from the NOAA Satellite Services Division
My post, What a hurricane would do the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
My post on the Southwest Florida "Forbidden Zone" where surface oil will rarely go
My post on what oil might do to a hurricane
NOAA's interactive mapping tool to overlay wind and ocean current forecasts, oil locations, etc.
Gulf Oil Blog from the UGA Department of Marine Sciences
Oil Spill Academic Task Force
University of South Florida Ocean Circulation Group oil spill forecasts
ROFFS Deepwater Horizon page
Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imagery from the University of Miami

Next post
Either Rob Carver or myself will do an update late this afternoon or this evening.

Jeff Masters

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6 to 8 ft waves already at galveston, ft waves offshore
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Signing off for a bit -- about to be directly over me.
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im curious what oz's plan is, bc 4 is a long way back towards brownsville before the first road south into mexico shows up...is he still planning on trying to go into mexico...or just hang out where hes at, at the most southern coastal point of texas...
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tornado warning here in corpus christi..DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED ...
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691. xcool
95MPH WIND NOWWW
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This link will have live streaming news & coverage beginning at noon central:
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0.5 degree velocity scan from Brownsville. The red dot to the SE is my hand estimate of the center. Should be in range fairly soon.

brownsville-bv2
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Alex is a large hurricane with a Charley sized eye diameter, what a crazy storm!


Those heavy squall bands look like they have a lot of rotating super cells embedded within the linear segments, South Texas, be ready for down bursts and tornados!


By the waytornados within tropical squalls often go undetected, passing under the radar, so you can still potentially get a tornado without a warning
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Quoting WaterWitch11:
i don't understand why oz would drive on to the sand and risk being stuck. i can't believe that business will not let it's workers go home. the thought process of some people, blows my mind.

you get one life, use it wisely.


Others might say, you get one life, so live it with free will and reckless abandon.
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Quoting Patrap:


A Real Leader wouldnt even had his folks come in Under a Hurricane Warning.

Hes a id-it unless hes running a Hospital,,or fire dept or Law enforcement.

Dats my take.

Tony Hayward is a "Boss"

Pffftttt


agreed. I am also assuming (dangerous I know) that he or she is the boss for a reason and can make rational decisions on a case by case. Personally, I would have made a decision not to open the office in the same situation. Mostly because I have a ton of respect for my employees. But I also have an office full of people that have been with me for over 10 years and up to 25 years.
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Quoting scott39:
Is there another trough diving south any time soon?


I don't believe so.
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Breaking news............

A very nice presentation of an EYEWALL is forming on the lastest visible loop.....can be seen with infrared as well........

Strengthening is imminent!!!!!!!!
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aircraft headind in, at center soon.
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Quoting IMA:

My biggest concern for this person is the flooding issue (though "a less than major hurricane" still packs a punch, especially with a lot of the types of structures found in Matamoros). You have no idea how easily it floods in Matamoros!

My question would be has public transportinon shut down or are they saying they will at some specific time. How bad is the flooding, puddels , ankle high, knee high? Or does he simply want to go home early? 50 miles inland it can't be that bad yet.
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i don't understand why oz would drive on to the sand and risk being stuck. i can't believe that business will not let it's workers go home. the thought process of some people, blows my mind.

you get one life, use it wisely.
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Broadcasting Alex live on the net.
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753
WFUS54 KCRP 301651
TORCRP
TXC007-025-391-409-301730-
/O.NEW.KCRP.TO.W.0014.100630T1651Z-100630T1730Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1151 AM CDT WED JUN 30 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CORPUS CHRISTI HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTH CENTRAL ARANSAS COUNTY IN SOUTH TEXAS...
SOUTHEASTERN BEE COUNTY IN SOUTH TEXAS...
REFUGIO COUNTY IN SOUTH TEXAS...
NORTH CENTRAL SAN PATRICIO COUNTY IN SOUTH TEXAS...

* UNTIL 1230 PM CDT

* AT 1146 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO 7 MILES EAST OF
QUINTANA...OR 15 MILES EAST OF REFUGIO...MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 30
MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
QUINTANA...
REFUGIO...
WOODSBORO...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
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Approaching 24.5 now

If I were sitting in Brownsville right now I would be saying to myself ummm where's the ridge, where's the ridge. Seems to have sped up some too.

Visible.
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the doc is right again
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Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Oz has guts.

More guts than brains sometimes!


I have a pretty nice scar on the right side of my stomach. I took a pinecone at an unknown speed during hurricane Ivan. It hit hard enough to cause a deep gash and some bruising. Not one of my proudest moments. My 'go back inside' threshold is when I start to have difficulty standing.
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Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Oz has guts.

More guts than brains sometimes!

wth is he doing there?
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Quoting Jedkins01:
.DISCUSSION...
CURRENT SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS CLOUDY SKIES OVER MUCH OF THE AREA
THIS MORNING. RADAR IS SHOWING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE
NORTHERN OFFSHORE WATERS ASSOCIATED WITH TROUGHING ALOFT AND A
BOUNDARY TO THE NORTH OF OUR AREA. . WITH SOUTHERLY FLOW IN
PLACE...MOISTURE IS CONTINUING TO ADVECT OVER THE FORECAST AREA AS
SEEN BY THE SOUNDING THIS MORNING WHICH HAS A PWAT OF 2.34 INCHES.

ALTHOUGH MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED FOR TODAY...ENOUGH SOLAR
HEATING SHOULD GET THROUGH AND THE SEA BREEZE IS EXPECTED TO
GENERATE NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA LATER
TODAY. CURRENT FORECAST LOOKS GOOD SO NO CHANGES PLANNED FOR THIS
MORNING.



I wonder how much higher the PW will get this week? 5 inch per hour rainfall rates are common with such excessive moisture, a PW between 1.9 and 2.00 inches is common this time of year, but at nearly 2.5 inches, the atmosphere is soaked!

Its funny because everything is still dripping wet around here at mid day, even though the heavy thunderstorm we had yesterday was at 5:00 PM haha

If you think you've got high PWs, check out the PWs from Alex in Brownsville! Ever seen 3" PWs before?



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Here's a link to the shelters in the Valley if anyone needs it.
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Quoting twhcracker:


he is like that man and wife team who used to dress up in heat resistent suits and go stand on the crater edge of erupting volcanos. then one day a big splat of lava killed them. what a surprise. lava is hot. who knew!


Or the couple that lived with the grizzlies until one ate them.
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Quoting JFLORIDA:


of course, next to storm updates emergency services are the best posts to be making now.

Thanks BTW.


Well, don't thank me too soon - I can't make near head or tails of the conversation I'm listening to. It sounds like they are talking in code and it also sounds like they are having some kind of software issues. Not much about what's going on around them!
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663. MahFL
BROWNSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORTED DAMAGE ON WEST
SIDE OF THE CITY AT 6851 MILITARY HIGHWAY. MOBILE HOME
TURNED OVER, TREE DAMAGE AND PIPE DAMAGE TO A WATERMILL
EXPRESS. SEVERAL PEOPLE SAW ACTUAL TORNADO.
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Quoting Patrap:


Small open precipitation eye, very small closed radar eye. Pinhole eye forming?
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Quoting kmanislander:


Alex is presently about 60 miles ENE of the next forecast point. On a divergence trajectory that is significant if it continues and would call for landfall fairly close to the border in the absence of any change.
Is there another trough diving south any time soon?
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JEDKINS01........... Is this the ole Jedkins from a few years back????
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Quoting watchingnva:


lmao...he could have been in big trouble...he got real lucky that he wasn't any further down in the sand...lol...otherwise he would have been swimming...lol


he is like that man and wife team who used to dress up in heat resistent suits and go stand on the crater edge of erupting volcanos. then one day a big splat of lava killed them. what a surprise. lava is hot. who knew!
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Quoting Jedkins01:
.DISCUSSION...
CURRENT SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS CLOUDY SKIES OVER MUCH OF THE AREA
THIS MORNING. RADAR IS SHOWING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE
NORTHERN OFFSHORE WATERS ASSOCIATED WITH TROUGHING ALOFT AND A
BOUNDARY TO THE NORTH OF OUR AREA. . WITH SOUTHERLY FLOW IN
PLACE...MOISTURE IS CONTINUING TO ADVECT OVER THE FORECAST AREA AS
SEEN BY THE SOUNDING THIS MORNING WHICH HAS A PWAT OF 2.34 INCHES.

ALTHOUGH MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED FOR TODAY...ENOUGH SOLAR
HEATING SHOULD GET THROUGH AND THE SEA BREEZE IS EXPECTED TO
GENERATE NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA LATER
TODAY. CURRENT FORECAST LOOKS GOOD SO NO CHANGES PLANNED FOR THIS
MORNING.



I wonder how much higher the PW will get this week? 5 inch per hour rainfall rates are common with such excessive moisture, a PW between 1.9 and 2.00 inches is common this time of year, but at nearly 2.5 inches, the atmosphere is soaked!

Its funny because everything is still dripping wet around here at mid day, even though the heavy thunderstorm we had yesterday was at 5:00 PM haha

Where are you?
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Quoting weatherboyfsu:
The very lastest visible shows what appears to be a stadium effect taking shape....... Watch all the eyes widen if that happens. Everyone(Brownsville area) will have to change their under drawers...... LOL


They usually are a lot more powerful like cat 4 or 5 to create that effect. This storm probably wont make it to that stage.
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Rain is real bad here in New Orleans right now...Some nasty squalls!!
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Quoting Drakoen:
Alex seems to be moving at a pretty good clip now.
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Quoting TeachOnTheEdge:


Stadium effect?


The stadium effect is a phenomenon observed in strong tropical cyclones. It is a fairly common event, where the clouds of the eyewall curve outward from the surface with height. This gives the eye an appearance resembling an open dome from the air, akin to a sports stadium. An eye is always larger at the top of the storm, and smallest at the bottom of the storm because the rising air in the eyewall follows isolines of equal angular momentum, which also slope outward with height.[19][20][21] This phenomenon refers to the characteristics of tropical cyclones with very small eyes, where the sloping phenomenon is much more pronounced.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadium_effect
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Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Oz has guts.

More guts than brains sometimes!


lmao...he could have been in big trouble...he got real lucky that he wasn't any further down in the sand...lol...otherwise he would have been swimming...lol
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Eyewall Replacement Cycle:

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.DISCUSSION...
CURRENT SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS CLOUDY SKIES OVER MUCH OF THE AREA
THIS MORNING. RADAR IS SHOWING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE
NORTHERN OFFSHORE WATERS ASSOCIATED WITH TROUGHING ALOFT AND A
BOUNDARY TO THE NORTH OF OUR AREA. . WITH SOUTHERLY FLOW IN
PLACE...MOISTURE IS CONTINUING TO ADVECT OVER THE FORECAST AREA AS
SEEN BY THE SOUNDING THIS MORNING WHICH HAS A PWAT OF 2.34 INCHES.

ALTHOUGH MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED FOR TODAY...ENOUGH SOLAR
HEATING SHOULD GET THROUGH AND THE SEA BREEZE IS EXPECTED TO
GENERATE NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE AREA LATER
TODAY. CURRENT FORECAST LOOKS GOOD SO NO CHANGES PLANNED FOR THIS
MORNING.



I wonder how much higher the PW will get this week? 5 inch per hour rainfall rates are common with such excessive moisture, a PW between 1.9 and 2.00 inches is common this time of year, but at nearly 2.5 inches, the atmosphere is soaked!

Its funny because everything is still dripping wet around here at mid day, even though the heavy thunderstorm we had yesterday was at 5:00 PM haha
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Quoting TeachOnTheEdge:


Stadium effect?

As sseen in the eye of hurricane Katrina

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Quoting earthlydragonfly:

I am a florida employer of over 1000 employees. Go to your boss and talk... Dont demand, cooler minds will prevail.. If you are in a flood plain, tell your boss and explain your situation. He may live in high and dry area and that prospect has not crossed his mind. I happen to be very sensitive to the tropics since I love weather. But he or she may not and have no idea what you case may be.

Also, folks lets all keep this storm in perspective at least for now it is not even a cat 2 so lets keep things grounded a bit. This should not be a major wind event or even a major surge event unless your right on the coast. Flooding could be the big factor so you should know what and where the flood plains in your area are.

Calm heads have a much better chance of making a good well thought out descision then shooting from the hip and giving your boss notice because you didnt talk it out.

My 2 cents


A Real Leader wouldnt even had his folks come in Under a Hurricane Warning.

Hes a id-it unless hes running a Hospital,,or fire dept or Law enforcement.

Dats my take.

Tony Hayward is a "Boss"

Pffftttt
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Quoting earthlydragonfly:

I am a florida employer of over 1000 employees. Go to your boss and talk... Dont demand, cooler minds will prevail.. If you are in a flood plain, tell your boss and explain your situation. He may live in high and dry area and that prospect has not crossed his mind. I happen to be very sensitive to the tropics since I love weather. But he or she may not and have no idea what you case may be.

Also, folks lets all keep this storm in perspective at least for now it is not even a cat 2 so lets keep things grounded a bit. This should not be a major wind event or even a major surge event unless your right on the coast. Flooding could be the big factor so you should know what and where the flood plains in your area are.

Calm heads have a much better chance of making a good well thought out descision then shooting from the hip and giving your boss notice because you didnt talk it out.

My 2 cents


Excellent advice.

And, should Alex be a big non-event at landfall, that would be an EXCELLENT time to devise a storm strategy.

No better time than the present...
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