Tomas spares Haiti, heads out to sea

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:38 PM GMT on November 06, 2010

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Tropical Storm Tomas is over the open Atlantic, headed away from the islands, and is unlikely to trouble any more land areas. Despite bringing heavy rains of 4 - 8 inches to highly vulnerable Haiti yesterday, flooding from the storm is only being blamed for seven deaths thus far, and Haiti has avoided a flooding catastrophe. More Haitians died (12) last weekend from flooding rains of much lesser amounts, so I think part of the credit for the low death toll during Tomas has to go to the preparedness efforts made in advance of the storm. Many people were removed from flood-prone ravines, and flood control ditches and sandbagging efforts helped stymie flood waters. Luck also played a role--had Tomas tracked just ten miles farther west yesterday morning, the eyewall would have avoided disruption from the rugged terrain on Haiti's southwest peninsula. This would have allowed Tomas to strengthen to a Category 2 storm, and the band of very heavy rain to the south of Port-au-Prince would probably have held together and dumped an additional 2 - 4" of rain on the vulnerable earthquake zone.

Tomas plowed through the southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos islands early this morning as a strong tropical storm, and I anticipate that damage in the islands will be minor. Satellite loops show that the storm remains well organized, but clouds from an approaching cold front can be seen to Tomas' north, and the front is expected to catch up to the storm on Sunday and bring a rapid demise for Tomas.


Figure 1. Early afternoon satellite image of Tomas.

Tomas the second most damaging hurricane in St. Lucia history
Prime Minister Stephenson King announced Thursday that damage on the island of St.Lucia was $185 million--five time higher than earlier estimates. This sum is 19% of St. Lucia's GDP, and is the second most expensive hurricane ever for the island. Tomas damaged 10,000 homes and killed 14 people during its rampage over the island last Saturday. St. Lucia received the full brunt of the northern eyewall of Tomas as it intensified, and the St. Lucia weather service reported that sustained winds of 90 - 95 mph affected the island. Power has been restored to 90% of the island and most of the tourist facilities have reopened, however.

Tomas is the strongest hurricane to affect St. Lucia since Category 1 Hurricane Dean of 2007 brought 90 mph winds to the island. Dean killed one person and did $6.4 million in damage--0.5% of the nation's GDP. The island's strongest hurricane since accurate records began in 1851 was Hurricane Allen of 1980, which struck as a Category 3 hurricane with 130 mph winds. Allen killed 18 people on St.Lucia, and caused catastrophic damage of $235 million dollars ($613 million 2010 dollars.) This was 177% of the nation's GDP that year. The deadliest hurricane in St. Lucia history was the Category 5 Great Hurricane of 1780, which killed approximately 700 people. The Great Hurricane of 1780 was the Atlantic's deadliest hurricane of all-time, with 22,000 fatalities, mostly in the Lesser Antilles Islands.


Figure 2. Damage on St. Lucia from Hurricane Tomas. Image credit: St. Lucia Star.

Organizations Active in Haitian Relief Efforts:
Portlight disaster relief has shipped their mobile kitchen to Quisqueya, Haiti, and the kitchen will be ready to feed 500 people per day.
Lambi Fund of Haiti
Haiti Hope Fund
Catholic Relief Services of Haiti

Next update
I'll have an update Sunday morning.

My post on Haiti's hurricane history is now a permanent link in the "Articles of interest" section on our Tropical & Hurricane web page.

Jeff Masters

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148. Tazmanian
1:50 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
any ch at all of 90L in round 4 will be upgraded
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147. KoritheMan
1:49 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
maybe but its ok you're american


True hahaha
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146. Tazmanian
1:49 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
is it GW seasone yet


NO LOL it stll duck season
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145. JLPR2
1:46 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting HurricaneDean07:
what the controversy here is that some say there is 15 because it's believed Cindy was a hurricane, and some say there was 14 due to the fact that there is some sources that believe she was only a TS


There is no controversy, the NHC said it was a cane so it was one. XD
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144. Tazmanian
1:46 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Hospital officials in Indonesia confirmed the death toll from Mount Merapi's latest eruption had reached 76 people.

The latest eruption, which began Friday, brought total deaths to about 120 since October 26, when activity at the volcano increased, CNN reported Saturday.

In the most recent explosive event, the temperature of the ash and lava hitting a village in central Java near the mountain's crater reached up to 600 degrees Celsius, which is 1,112 degrees Fahrenheit.

A hospital spokeswoman said burns had made identifying some of the victims impossible. Of the 76 dead, "We have only been able to identify 11 ... because the burns were just too severe," said the spokeswoman.

Plan International, a children's charity, has issued appeals for help. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered the military and the country's domestic agencies to pick up the pace of relief efforts.

Mount Merapi has a deadly history with eruptions killing two in 2006 and 60 in 1994. The deadliest activity was in 1930, when Merapi eruptions killed about 1,300 people.

Indonesia is already dealing with a deadly earthquake that killed 449 people last wee
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143. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
1:45 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
psu has not updated the info or left it as was called info from NHC confirms 15 storms with cindy being renamed


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142. Tazmanian
1:45 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting HurricaneDean07:
what the controversy here is that some say there is 15 because it's believed Cindy was a hurricane, and some say there was 14 due to the fact that there is some sources that believe she was only a TS




was that long quote needed?



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141. all4hurricanes
1:45 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting all4hurricanes:
Cindy was updated upon reanalysis just look at the NHC or WU

Where did augfan get 185 dead?
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140. Neapolitan
1:45 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting all4hurricanes:
Cindy was updated upon reanalysis just look at the NHC or WU

From the official TCR:

"Cindy was a relatively short-lived tropical cyclone. A post-storm reanalysis indicates Cindy was a category 1 hurricane just offshore and while making landfall along the southeastern coast of Louisiana. The hurricane produced heavy rainfall across coastal areas of southeastern Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, and caused minor wind damage in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Cindy was also the first of five named tropical cyclones that developed during an unusually active month of July. The post-storm reanalysis upgrade of Cindy to hurricane status means 15 Atlantic basin hurricanes occurred in 2005, a new record for a year."
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139. HurricaneDean07
1:43 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
Tropical Storm Arlene (8-13 June 2005)
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Tropical Storm Bret (28-30 June 2005)
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Hurricane Dennis (5-13 July 2005)
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Tropical Storm Franklin (21-29 July 2005)
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Tropical Storm Gert (23-25 July 2005)
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Tropical Storm Harvey (2-8 August 2005)
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Hurricane Irene (4-18 August 2005)
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Tropical Depression Ten (13-14 August 2005)
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Tropical Storm Jose (22-23 August 2005)
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Hurricane Katrina (23-31 August 2005)
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Hurricane Maria (1-10 September 2005)
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Hurricane Nate (5-10 September 2005)
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Hurricane Rita (18-26 September 2005)
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Hurricane Wilma (15-25 October 2005)
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here is a complete list i counted 14
what the controversy here is that some say there is 15 because it's believed Cindy was a hurricane, and some say there was 14 due to the fact that there is some sources that believe she was only a TS
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137. Neapolitan
1:42 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
850 mb vorticity continues to increase at the 20% AOI in the central Atlantic, and satellite imagery shows that a tiny bit of minor convection is starting to show up at the CoC, at the same time low-level circulation appears to be building. Cold waters or not, I think we'll get at least an invest (92L? TD22? TS Virginie?) out of this before it's done.

In the meanwhile, Tomas is putting on a good show for what's certainly his grand finale; convection continues to deepen and cool, he's becoming more symmetrical with time, and his pressure is down to just a few mb above what it was at his strongest.
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136. all4hurricanes
1:42 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Cindy was updated upon reanalysis just look at the NHC or WU
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135. HurricaneDean07
1:41 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting all4hurricanes:
2005 hurricanes
1 C1ndy
2 Dennis
3 Emily
4 Irene
5 Katrina
6 Maria
7 Nate
8 Ophelia
9 Phillipe
10 Rita
11 Stan
12 Vince
13 Wilma
14 Beta
15 Epsilon
sorry, i doubted you! thanks for proof instead of just blurting it out that it was 15.
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133. JLPR2
1:40 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

here is a complete list i counted 14


I see you forgot this:
Cindy was redesignated as a hurricane in the post-season re-analysis
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132. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
1:40 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Tropical Storm Arlene (8-13 June 2005)
Track Map Position/Speed Summary Large Satellite View Zoomed IR Satellite View GOES-E IR Satellite Loop
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Tropical Storm Bret (28-30 June 2005)
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Tropical Storm Cindy (3-8 July 2005)
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Hurricane Dennis (5-13 July 2005)
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Hurricane Emily (11-21 July 2005)
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Tropical Storm Franklin (21-29 July 2005)
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Tropical Storm Gert (23-25 July 2005)
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Tropical Storm Harvey (2-8 August 2005)
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Hurricane Irene (4-18 August 2005)
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Tropical Depression Ten (13-14 August 2005)
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Tropical Storm Jose (22-23 August 2005)
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Hurricane Katrina (23-31 August 2005)
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JAVA Satellite Loops: FL Visible Cat-5 Visible LA Visible
Meteograms: Miami, FL Marathon, FL Mobile, AL Biloxi, MS New Orleans, LA

Composite Radar: S. Florida Loop E. U.S. Loop
Radar - Miami, FL: Reflectivity Radial Velocity Storm Total Precipitation
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Hurricane Maria (1-10 September 2005)
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Hurricane Nate (5-10 September 2005)
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Hurricane Ophelia (6-18 September 2005)
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14 Sep Vis 15 Sep Vis 16 Sep Vis 17 Sep Vis Color IR
JAVA Satellite Loops: 8 Sep Vis 9 Sep Vis 10 Sep Vis 11 Sep Vis 12 Sep Vis 13 Sep Vis
14 Sep Vis 15 Sep Vis 16 Sep Vis 17 Sep Vis

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Hurricane Philippe (18-24 September 2005)
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Hurricane Rita (18-26 September 2005)
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JAVA Satellite Loops: 20 Sep Vis 21 Sep Vis 22 Sep Vis 23 Sep Vis 24 Sep Vis

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Tropical Depression Nineteen (30 September - 2 October 2005)
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Hurricane Stan (1-5 October 2005)
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Tropical Storm Tammy (5-6 October 2005)
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Subtropical Depression Twenty-Two (8-9 October 2005)
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Hurricane Vince (9-11 October 2005)
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Hurricane Wilma (15-25 October 2005)
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Radar - Key West, FL: Reflectivity Radial Velocity Storm Total Precipitation
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Tropical Storm Alpha (22-24 October 2005)
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Hurricane Beta (27-31 October 2005)
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Tropical Storm Gamma (14-16/18-21 November 2005)
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Tropical Storm Delta (23-28 November 2005)
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Hurricane Epsilon (29 November - 8 December 2005)
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Tropical Storm Zeta (30 December 2005 - 6 January 2006)
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here is a complete official list from PSU i counted 14
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131. all4hurricanes
1:37 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
2005 hurricanes
1 C1ndy
2 Dennis
3 Emily
4 Irene
5 Katrina
6 Maria
7 Nate
8 Ophelia
9 Phillipe
10 Rita
11 Stan
12 Vince
13 Wilma
14 Beta
15 Epsilon
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130. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
1:37 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KoritheMan:


LOL

Is it bad that I laughed at that?
maybe but its ok you're american
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129. JLPR2
1:35 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
i just did a check there were 14 hurricanes in the 2005 season therefore we are two away from a tie 3 for the win


15 keeper, not 14
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128. HurricaneDean07
1:34 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
i just did a check there were 14 hurricanes in the 2005 season therefore we are two away from a tie 3 for the win
yes, you're correct 2005 #'s counting the unnamed storm.
27,14,7
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127. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
1:32 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
i just did a check there were 14 hurricanes in the 2005 season therefore we are two away from a tie 3 for the win
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126. KoritheMan
1:30 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KerryInNOLA:
The ONLY place I wouldn't mind seeing a hurricane hit is North Korea, if that is possible.


LOL

Is it bad that I laughed at that?
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125. Tazmanian
1:30 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting caneswatch:


Taz, I would like to applaude you for doing that.




sould i be saying your welcome?


well any way your welcome I think
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124. KoritheMan
1:30 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:


lol, Kori :P


Hey, no use hiding it. :D
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122. all4hurricanes
1:28 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting tropicfreak:


I meant boring for the US, except for Earl. My condolences go out to the folks who's loved ones lost their life in Tomas.

Where did 185 dead come from I thought he only killed 7 or so in Haiti
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121. caneswatch
1:25 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting Tazmanian:
103. KerryInNOLA 5:41 PM PDT on November 06, 2010 Hide this comment.
I just hope the season IS OVER. There are some who are just itching to see us run thru the alphabet and into the Greek letters. We don't want any more THIS YEAR




POOF


Taz, I would like to applaude you for doing that.
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119. TropicalAnalystwx13
1:22 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KoritheMan:


Speak for yourself. ;)


lol, Kori :P
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118. KoritheMan
1:20 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KerryInNOLA:
I just hope the season IS OVER. There are some who are just itching to see us run thru the alphabet and into the Greek letters. We don't want any more THIS YEAR


Speak for yourself. ;)
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117. TropicalAnalystwx13
1:19 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting Tazmanian:



if a cat 1 hurricane was comeing too FL on Christmas night or day would you be sining Christmas Carols in the cat 1 winds for the fun of it ?



I would...

Its not like a hurricane is going to ruin your spirit...Especially on Christmas.
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116. tropicfreak
1:18 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting augfan:


The 185 dead from TOMAS alone probably disagree with you. I disagree with you!


I meant boring for the US, except for Earl. My condolences go out to the folks who's loved ones lost their life in Tomas.
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114. all4hurricanes
1:14 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
2005 had 15 hurricanes
If the hurricane seasons balance out then next year will be really bad (globally we had very few cyclones) I think next year we'll be getting more land threatening storms
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112. Tazmanian
1:03 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
I take that has a NO LOL
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111. Tazmanian
1:01 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting lightningbolt73:
Tomas is a classic example of how intensity of storms can be so hard to predict! I wonder if there will be a storm bruing on Christmas? nothing would surprise me anymore! It would be quite strange sining Christmas Carols while feeling the affects of a Tropical system!



if a cat 1 hurricane was comeing too FL on Christmas night or day would you be sining Christmas Carols in the cat 1 winds for the fun of it ?

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110. Orcasystems
1:00 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
2005 had 13 hurricanes we are now at 12 we need one more to tie and other for the win then 05 will fall and 2010 will be in


Your missing the point for some of these ummm people.. KOG... unless there is massive damage, destructions or deaths to "americans" then the season is a bust.

The worrisome part is how many american people think this way.
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109. lightningbolt73
12:58 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Tomas is a classic example of how intensity of storms can be so hard to predict! I wonder if there will be a storm bruing on Christmas? nothing would surprise me anymore! It would be quite strange sining Christmas Carols while feeling the affects of a Tropical system!
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108. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
12:56 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
2005 had 13 hurricanes we are now at 12 we need one more to tie and other for the win then 05 will fall and 2010 will be in
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106. Tazmanian
12:53 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
come on you you guys 19+ name storm and the USA had a vary good year this year what more could you want + whats get too the W storm
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105. Tazmanian
12:51 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
103. KerryInNOLA 5:41 PM PDT on November 06, 2010 Hide this comment.
I just hope the season IS OVER. There are some who are just itching to see us run thru the alphabet and into the Greek letters. We don't want any more THIS YEAR




POOF
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104. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
12:51 AM GMT on November 07, 2010
Quoting KerryInNOLA:
I just hope the season IS OVER. There are some who are just itching to see us run thru the alphabet and into the Greek letters. We don't want any more THIS YEAR
what you want and what you get are two different things and the season of 2010 is right up there with 05 and 69 season we have had 12 hurricanes this season and the only other seasons to have 12 hurricanes are 1969 and 2005 we get 2 more and if they become canes that will make 14 we don't need the greek letters to make this one of the biggest on record
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102. Orcasystems
12:40 AM GMT on November 07, 2010


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Wow Keeper. That flare is huge! hope I don't get banned for this but dumb and dumber is on tbs.
hysterical.
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On October 29 while he was at the NHC Dr, Masters wrote the following in his blog "

Potentially dangerous 91L approaching South America and Lesser AntillesA very impressive tropical wave (Invest 91L), about 350 miles east-southeast of the southernmost Lesser Antilles Islands, is headed west-northwest towards the islands at 15 - 20 mph. In discussions I had with hurricane experts at NHC and NOAA's Hurricane Research Division yesterday, it was widely agreed that this system was unusually large and well-organized for this time of year--something one would expect to see in early September, but not late October. The historical Atlantic hurricane data base shows no cases where a tropical depression has formed so far south and east so late in the year. "Ominous" and "unprecedented" were a few of the adjectives I heard used to describe 91L, and this system has the potential to be a dangerous storm for the islands of the eastern and central Caribbean...."

I lift my hat to Dr. Masters and the staff of NHC, over the long term they gave us sufficient warning about Tomas that may have led to the saving of lives because people were better prepared.

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Quoting all4hurricanes:

An average season has the last storm dissipate on November 23rd that's still 17 days away, and this season is not average, i expect 2 more insignificant storms




same here and the 2 more storms will take us too the W storm
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