Texas heat wave smashes more records; 93L more organized

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:26 PM GMT on August 17, 2011

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Texas' Texas-sized drought and heat wave is setting new records, as August temperatures regularly topping 100° continue to impact most of the state. The high temperature hit 102° at the Houston Intercontinental Airport yesterday, a record for the date, and the 16th consecutive day of 100°+ heat. The 16-day streak is a new record. The previous record was 14 straight days, ending on July 19, 1980.

The low temperature yesterday morning at Dallas/Fort Worth International was 86°--the all-time highest minimum temperature recorded there. This is the 4th time this summer Dallas has had an 86° minimum temperature, with the other dates being July 26, August 3, and August 4. Prior to this year, the hottest minimum temperature ever recorded in Dallas was 85° on September 1, 1939 (which they also matched this summer on July 25, August 7, and again this morning.) Thus Dallas has matched or exceeded their all-time hottest minimum temperature from previous years seven times this year. It's extremely rare for a station with a long observation history spanning more than fifty years to break an all-time record seven times in one year; if anyone can find an example of this in the past, I'd love to hear about it. The National Climatic Data Center records page is a good place to look. Dallas has had 40 days with a minimum temperature of 80° or higher this year, breaking the previous record of 39 days, set in 1998. Dallas had a streak of 40 straight days with a maximum temperature above 100° which ended August 10, good for 2nd place all-time, next to a 42-day streak in 1980.


Figure 1. The amount of rain needed to break the Texas drought is in excess of 15 inches (purple colors) over most of the state. This year's drought is officially Texas' worst one-year drought on record. Image credit: NOAA/NWS.

According to the National Climatic Data Center, twelve other major airports set or tied their all-time high minimum temperature two or more times this summer: San Angelo, TX (four times); Lake Charles, LA (three times); Bristol, TN; Indianapolis, IN; Trenton, NJ; Newark, NJ; West Palm Beach, FL; Shreveport, LA; Beckley, WV; Texarkana, AR; Lake Charles, LA; Lubbock, TX; plus, Fort Worth Meacham Field. This year's total of fourteen airports that broke their all-time high minimum temperature multiple times this summer is similar to last year's total of ten sites. Most notable last year was West Palm Beach, Florida, which tied it's all-time high minimum temperature of 83° five times in 2010.

Fifteen major airports have tied or broken their all-time highest temperature multiple times this summer: Tyler, TX (three times); Tallahassee, FL (three times); Fort Smith, AR; Harrison, AR; Tulsa, OK; McAlester, OK; Longview, TX; and Oklahoma City, OK, Ypsilanti, MI; Altoona, PA; Dubois, PA; Salisbury, MD; Raton, NM; Amarillo, TX; and Dalhart, TX. For comparison, only three stations broke their all-time maximum temperature record multiple times in 2010: Wilmington, DE; Norfolk, VA; and Richmond, VA.


Figure 2. Morning satellite image of Invest 93L.

Caribbean disturbance 93L
A westward-moving tropical wave in the Central Caribbean a few hundred miles south of Hispaniola, Invest 93L, has increased in organization overnight, building up a modest amount of heavy thunderstorms. Low-level spiral bands have begun to form on all sides of the storm this morning. There are currently no signs of a surface circulation, though there is plenty of large-scale rotation apparent on satellite imagery. Dry air surrounds 93L and has infiltrated the center of the disturbance, giving 93L a doughnut-like appearance. However, the disturbance is steadily moistening its environment and is under low wind shear of 5 - 10 knots, so this dry air should gradually mix out today and allow 93L to continue to organize. There is a hurricane hunter mission scheduled for this afternoon at 2pm EDT to see if a tropical depression is forming.

93L will bring heavy rain showers to southern Haiti this afternoon and to Jamaica tonight. By Thursday, 93L's forward motion will slow to 10 - 15 mph, and the storm will bring heavy rains to Northern Honduras and Northeast Nicaragua. These rains will spread to Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula by Saturday. The latest SHIPS model forecast shows wind shear remaining in the low range and the atmosphere steadily moistening as 93L enters the Western Caribbean on Thursday. All of the models agree that the ridge of high pressure steering 93L to the west will remain strong, forcing the storm into a landfall Friday in Northeast Nicaragua or Northeast Honduras. It is possible that 93L will have time to intensify into a Category 1 hurricane before then, though landfall as a tropical storm would be more likely, given the dry air that 93L needs to overcome. Regardless of development, the storm will bring very heavy rains of 4 - 8 inches or more to Nicaragua and Honduras. These rains are likely to cause dangerous flash flooding and mudslides. NHC gave 93L a 30% chance of developing into a tropical depression by Friday morning in their 8am outlook; I'd put these odds at 50% now, given the continued increase in organization seen on satellite images.


Figure 3. Morning satellite image of the tropical wave 500 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.

Elsewhere in the tropics
A tropical wave near 14°N 34°W, about 500 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa, is moving westward near 15 - 20 mph. This wave has little heavy thunderstorm activity associated with it due to dry air, but an impressive amount of large-scale spin is obvious in visible satellite loops. This wave is expected to arrive in the Lesser Antilles Islands by Saturday. Three of our four reliable models for predicting tropical storm genesis predict that this wave could develop into a tropical depression sometime Friday through Sunday. A west-northwest track through the Northeast Caribbean bringing the storm near Puerto Rico by Sunday or Monday is favored by most of the models.

Jeff Masters

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Pretty surprised 93L got a bump.
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Quoting zoomiami:
My own opinion is that we are much more sophisticated about hurricanes now then we were during Andrew -- more people have shutters, generators, etc. So that a mass evacuation is not likely to happen.

Most people I know would only try to evacuate if it was a 4 or 5, but then the question is how can you be sure you are evacuating out of the way?
This is the utmost truth in FL.... I think that's why official policy is if your house is sound, stick around. I still remember hearing about pple who left Tampa for Orlando - then got hit by Charley. I wouldn't stay in a mobile home or near the coast in S FL, though.
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Quoting Floodman:
Howdy, zoo, by the way...haven't seen you in a while


Hi Flood!

Usually lurking -- how have you been?
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I guess as my contribution to shield polishing I will go out and buy more water, batteries and extra dog food. I am not in an evacuation zone but if a Cat 2 or more threatens, I will be out of here 3-4 days ahead of predicted landing I think. I'll just call relatives in Ga and tell them they get to meet my new (66 lb) dog. lol
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Quoting Floodman:


Idaho, I know whereof gugi speaks...got caught under Jeanne in 2004, about 4 miles from the beach; a very interesting experience to say the least. From that experience I formed the Floodman minimum safe distance scale:

Cat 2: 2 counties
Cat 3: the next northerly state line
Cat 4: Missouri
Cat 5: Washington state



Everyone has negative life experiences. The mistake is when people assume that their's are worse than everyone elses.
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My only hurricane, since we're announcing - Gloria 1985.
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Howdy, zoo, by the way...haven't seen you in a while
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Quoting BahaHurican:
LOL... Well, it's not like I haven't had my share since the busy time started... really only impacted by David before 1992, but since then [and Andrew] we've had

Lili
Floyd
Michelle
Frances
Jeanne
Katrina
Noel

Other storms have hit the Bahamas, but those are the ones that were close enough to bring tropical storm force winds or higher to parts of New Providence [not necessarily all].


How do you remember all of them? It would take me a while to go back and figure out the names of the storms we have been affected by.
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Okay kids, out of here...long day and a short night, to be followed by another long day...LOL
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My own opinion is that we are much more sophisticated about hurricanes now then we were during Andrew -- more people have shutters, generators, etc. So that a mass evacuation is not likely to happen.

Most people I know would only try to evacuate if it was a 4 or 5, but then the question is how can you be sure you are evacuating out of the way?
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..Hi
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ROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 AM EDT THU AUG 18 2011

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

A CONCENTRATED AREA OF CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH A
TROPICAL WAVE CENTERED ABOUT 130 MILES SOUTH OF JAMAICA CONTINUES
TO SHOW SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION. SURFACE PRESSURES ARE BEGINNING TO
FALL NEAR THE DISTURBANCE AND THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THIS SYSTEM
TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION BEFORE IT MOVES OVER CENTRAL
AMERICA IN A DAY OR TWO. INTERESTS ALONG THE COASTS OF HONDURAS...
NICARAGUA...BELIZE...AND EASTERN YUCATAN SHOULD MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF THIS DISTURBANCE. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...70
PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
AS IT MOVES GENERALLY WESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

A LARGE TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED ABOUT 850 MILES WEST OF THE CAPE VERDE
ISLANDS IS PRODUCING LIMITED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.
SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT IS NOT LIKELY DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...HOWEVER...CONDITIONS COULD BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR
DEVELOPMENT THEREAFTER. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...10
PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.
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Quoting caneswatch:


Ditto. If it's above 145 mph, I'm leaving. I doubt the college I go to will survive a Cat. 4. Most of the buildings are old, from the 60s and 70s, and to make it even worse, it's on the Intracoastal.


If you're in Florida and you're not runnng in front of a CAT4 then you ain't right in the head. PERIOD. Name the highest spot on the lower east coast of Florida, then think about the highest spot close to you...then think about CAT4-5 storm surge. If you don't have gills, then you run...simple...
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000
ABNT20 KNHC 180532
TWOAT

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 AM EDT THU AUG 18 2011

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

A CONCENTRATED AREA OF CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH A
TROPICAL WAVE CENTERED ABOUT 130 MILES SOUTH OF JAMAICA CONTINUES
TO SHOW SIGNS OF ORGANIZATION. SURFACE PRESSURES ARE BEGINNING TO
FALL NEAR THE DISTURBANCE AND THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR THIS SYSTEM
TO BECOME A TROPICAL DEPRESSION BEFORE IT MOVES OVER CENTRAL
AMERICA IN A DAY OR TWO. INTERESTS ALONG THE COASTS OF HONDURAS...
NICARAGUA...BELIZE...AND EASTERN YUCATAN SHOULD MONITOR THE
PROGRESS OF THIS DISTURBANCE. THIS SYSTEM HAS A HIGH CHANCE...70
PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
AS IT MOVES GENERALLY WESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

A LARGE TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED ABOUT 850 MILES WEST OF THE CAPE VERDE
ISLANDS IS PRODUCING LIMITED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY.
SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT IS NOT LIKELY DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS...HOWEVER...CONDITIONS COULD BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR
DEVELOPMENT THEREAFTER. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...10
PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER CANGIALOSI
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93L up to 70% now.
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Quoting ncstorm:


I dont know Baha, Bastardi said we would be having 5 hurricanes in the next 4 weeks..you might get one whether you want one or not..LOL
LOL... Well, it's not like I haven't had my share since the busy time started... really only impacted by David before 1992, but since then [and Andrew] we've had

Lili
Floyd
Michelle
Frances
Jeanne
Katrina
Noel

Other storms have hit the Bahamas, but those are the ones that were close enough to bring tropical storm force winds or higher to parts of New Providence [not necessarily all].
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Kori:

The keys are pretty good about evacuating -- they have lots of practice. They generally set up times, starting with Key West, moving up the chain so that not everyone tries to leave at the same time.

I have not seen any issues with the traffic during evacuation in the past 15 years.

Although when I lived in Key West -- I use to joke that I would take the first plane out, as it would take a long time to travel US1 pre-hurricane.
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Quoting MyrtleCanes:


dude anywhere between New Orleans and DC should be on guard with this. point is the models are consistent in something effecting the southern US coast in about 9-11 days, pretty impossible to target a specific landfall this far out. I'd be cautiously aware to say the least if I were in wilmington, nc. im in nmb, sc and ill be tracking this bad boy vigilently



Well I'll be right there with you following this one! Wont consider evacuating if it unfortunately comes our way, but I want to be prepared if it does strike thats for sure
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


I would keep an eye on it, but don't get too worked up about it now. Just make sure, as you always should, that your hurricane supplies are in good shape.


Hopefully most already have this done. The one problem that arises without a major hurricane strike since 2005 is hurricane complacency...and that is never good! I hope people remain prepared.
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LOL, I live in Naples,FL, and a customer of mine told me a story about sitting on the beach when Donna(1960) was coming in! He said the water receeded to a point where it was gone! Then his next thought was what was going to happen when it returned! He got the 7734 out of there! BK Higgins
Quoting GTcooliebai:
I wonder if there is actually a 100 yr. old man or lady still alive that went through that storm, if your out there and can hear me, and can still see and type, please come forward, and share your horror stories, that's of course if you still have your memory :-)
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Quoting oceanblues32:
hello all i am in the ft lauderdale area and what is this i am hearing about next week and a very bad hurricane? Can anyone enlighten me?


I would keep an eye on it, but don't get too worked up about it now. Just make sure, as you always should, that your hurricane supplies are in good shape.
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Quoting KoritheMan:


Considering there is only one way out of the Keys, wouldn't evacuating it be relatively difficult anyway?
Yes, They turn US1 the only road out to both lanes to go north. But, Why do that when all these small islands out there that people live on never leave and somehow they are ok. Miami north will be crazy if this happens. I will just sit back and stay on my little island and hope for the best.
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Quoting caneswatch:


Ditto. If it's above 145 mph, I'm leaving. I doubt the college I go to will survive a Cat. 4. Most of the buildings are old, from the 60s and 70s, and to make it even worse, it's on the Intracoastal.


OLD, Jeeez
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Quoting PrivateIdaho:


Have you ever been attacked by a mule?....bitten by a Cotton Mouth?....Seen a cat eat a whole stick of butter???....Okay then!


Idaho, I know whereof gugi speaks...got caught under Jeanne in 2004, about 4 miles from the beach; a very interesting experience to say the least. From that experience I formed the Floodman minimum safe distance scale:

Cat 2: 2 counties
Cat 3: the next northerly state line
Cat 4: Missouri
Cat 5: Washington state

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Quoting CarolinaHurricanes87:


Ive been watching this one as well and with the models drifting westward, am thinking it shouldnt be much of anything up here in Wilmington, NC? Although the track of Donna posted earlier would take a cat 3 just barely offshore... How big of an impact do u guys think it could have for SE NC?


dude anywhere between New Orleans and DC should be on guard with this. point is the models are consistent in something effecting the southern US coast in about 9-11 days, pretty impossible to target a specific landfall this far out. I'd be cautiously aware to say the least if I were in wilmington, nc. im in nmb, sc and ill be tracking this bad boy vigilently
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Surprised our wave hasn't been "invested" yet.
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Quoting KoritheMan:


Jump ten years back. :)
Hm. Been having that problem all late night. Think I got out of bed too soon??? lol

Quoting 34chip:
Ok so the models are showing something that could hit from Texas to Maine in 7 to 10 days. I dont like what they are showing being I live in Key West and I have gone through many hurricanes. I still wont leave if this is the BIG ONE!!! But, lets all watch and see it it even comes to life.
Hope it doesn't come to that... remember reading accounts of that '35 cane where pple had their skin blasted from their bodies by sand blown on the wind. The main problem with the Keys is that they're so LOW.
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Fernanda is just about to cross the Central Pacific dateline and it looks like it is trying to make a run at hurricane status...wanting to keep the EPAC hurricane streak alive and pushing it to seven.
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
1013 PM AST WED AUG 17 2011

.UPDATE...PASSING SHOWERS AND AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM OR TWO ARE
STILL EXPECTED OVERNIGHT...HOWEVER NO SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OR
FLOODING IS ANTICIPATED. MINOR CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE SHORT TERM
GRIDS AT THIS TIME...JUST TO MATCH THE CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS.

LOOKING AHEAD...A VIGOROUS TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED ACROSS THE CENTRAL
ATLANTIC IS FORECAST TO MOVE WESTWARD AND MAY REACH THE LESSER
ANTILLES SUNDAY NIGHT OR EARLY MONDAY. REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT...
SQUALLY WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
TUESDAY.

&&

.AVIATION...TSTMS POSSIBLE AGAIN TOMORROW AFTERNOON WITH MVFR CIGS.
TROPICAL WAVE ACROSS THE CNTRL ATLC COULD BECOME A TC EARLY NEXT
WEEK WITH MVFR CONDITIONS LATE SUN INTO MON.
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Quoting oceanblues32:
hello all i am in the ft lauderdale area and what is this i am hearing about next week and a very bad hurricane? Can anyone enlighten me?


It's just something being predicted by the reliable global models for now. The instigator is the tropical wave approaching 40W.
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2280. ncstorm
Quoting BahaHurican:
I would like to stand at this time and state categorically that I have no desire to acquire a black belt in hurricanes.... a blog belt, now... that would be a different matter...


I dont know Baha, Bastardi said we would be having 5 hurricanes in the next 4 weeks..you might get one whether you want one or not..LOL
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Quoting 34chip:
Ok so the models are showing something that could hit from Texas to Maine in 7 to 10 days. I dont like what they are showing being I live in Key West and I have gone through many hurricanes. I still wont leave if this is the BIG ONE!!! But, lets all watch and see it it even comes to life.


Considering there is only one way out of the Keys, wouldn't evacuating it be relatively difficult anyway?
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hello all i am in the ft lauderdale area and what is this i am hearing about next week and a very bad hurricane? Can anyone enlighten me?
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2277. 34chip
Ok so the models are showing something that could hit from Texas to Maine in 7 to 10 days. I dont like what they are showing being I live in Key West and I have gone through many hurricanes. I still wont leave if this is the BIG ONE!!! But, lets all watch and see it it even comes to life.
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Quoting ncstorm:
I have been in Hurricane Diana, Gloria, Bertha, Fran, Floyd, Charley, Hugo for a couple of hours and a host of tropical storms..I can say I have a black belt when it comes to hurricanes..
I would like to stand at this time and state categorically that I have no desire to acquire a black belt in hurricanes.... a blog belt, now... that would be a different matter...
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Prolly see a lot more ECar bloggers in the blog tomorrow....


Ive been watching this one as well and with the models drifting westward, am thinking it shouldnt be much of anything up here in Wilmington, NC? Although the track of Donna posted earlier would take a cat 3 just barely offshore... How big of an impact do u guys think it could have for SE NC?
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Quoting MississippiWx:


93L is currently on life support.


Does not look like that to me.
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Quoting dfwstormwatch:
i wonder what the tampa bay news will say...

I bet they will say, "something brewing in the tropics, we will keep an eye on it for you" as if they don't check with the NHC, before committing to anything on their own.
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Quoting ncstorm:


it was 988 mb


so a Cat1/2 walking up the carolina coastal plains about 60 miles inland, beaches are going to get raked in that scenerio eek!
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Went to read about Hurricane Lili 2006.


Jump ten years back. :)
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Quoting CybrTeddy:
Just check out how large the African wave is on hte MIMIC-TPW..


impressive!
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Quoting MississippiWx:
Interesting how the 850mb vort is almost gone with 93L. It's not really stacked with the 500mb vort either. The 850mb vort is getting caught in the low level flow and being pulled to the WSW. If 93L is going to develop a surface reflection, it's going to have to do it under the 500mb vort because the 850mb vort is going to run into Central America before it can do anything of significance.

850:



500mb:



I find those maps extremely hard to trust because they also have the vorticity on Hurricane Greg weakening.
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Quoting will40:


252


that doesnt look like 1002, look like 980 something?
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2267. ncstorm
Quoting will40:




i think it showed 1002 in that area


it was 988 mb
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i wonder what the tampa bay news will say...
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Hey CT, I'm in Naples. Next time a bad one hits, you can come stay with us! Got a back up generator! BK Higgins
Quoting CybrTeddy:
2221. I've been through 6 direct hits in 3 consecutive years. 3 where major hurricanes.

2003 - Isabel.
2004 - Charley, Frances, Jeanne.
2005 - Katrina (SFL hit), Wilma.

No one here is 'wishing' for a hurricane, I sure as heck am not. I've done that no power deal. I don't want that again. But please, you have to understand there is a difference between posting predictions and model guidance than saying 'i want a hurricane to hit right nowwww!!'
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2264. ncstorm
Quoting Mucinex:

Hurricane Floyd part 2

Florida's "official" government evac plan is to stay home in your single story house with your hurricane shutters on unless you live in the Keys(pretty much mandatory evac always). The problem with this, is all the people that live in high-rise condos and rental apartments(not required to have shutters).

Florida's "unofficial" evac plan (ie the one that the masses follow) is to run north. While Floyd was approaching half of Florida tried to evac despite pleas from goverment officials. If this model track comes to pass it's going to be disaster movie-style chaos.


Floyd was the biggest evacuation for a hurricane..It evacuated the entire SE coast..that was a nightmare..
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2263. will40
Quoting KoritheMan:


It's important to remember that due to resolution issues (I am unsure of the specifics, though), global models tend to underestimate the strength of a storm. Thus, a 1002 mb pressure might actually correlate to a stronger storm.



Yes agrees Kori
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Went to read about Hurricane Lili 1996. I was amused to see that there were no damages in the Bahamas.... all the docks on the impacted islands were destroyed; there was major flooding in Exuma and Long Island, surpassed only by Noel 10 years later; and the roofs of many buildings in Long Island were completely stripped of shingles or completely blown off.

However, the government never announced any damage figures, so....
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Quoting GTcooliebai:
I wonder if there is actually a 100 yr. old man or lady still alive that went through that storm, if your out there and can hear me, and can still see and type, please come forward, and share your insights, that's of course if you still have your memory :-)

I sir, went through that storm, but can't remember anything about it. I think its now time for my hot cocoa, and sponge bath,
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