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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-11 01:15 PM
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32. At the time they sent out the warnings, Irene was a Cat 3.
They knew it could weaken, but that "could" was the doubt they had about the effect a front heading across the US. The "could" became a "will" and Irene weakened to a Cat 1.
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  -TD 12 is building quickly and is following the same alfredo  Aug-29-11 09:52 AM   #0 
  - Hopefully it will track into the gulf.....  Uben   Aug-29-11 09:53 AM   #1 
  - This one will probably be a big and catastrophic storm at landfall  thewiseguy   Aug-29-11 09:56 AM   #2 
  - Are you freaking kidding?  LisaL   Aug-29-11 09:57 AM   #3 
  - We really don't need another hurricane.  alfredo   Aug-29-11 09:59 AM   #5 
  - I've got a clue.....  Uben   Aug-29-11 10:14 AM   #9 
  - And a massively destructive hurricane is just a thing to help that out.  LisaL   Aug-29-11 10:16 AM   #12 
  - Yeah, except it's not a hurricane......  Uben   Aug-29-11 10:30 AM   #19 
     - They don't start off as hurricanes right of the bat.  LisaL   Aug-29-11 10:31 AM   #21 
        - Thanks for making my point  Uben   Aug-29-11 11:22 AM   #29 
        - They don't all become hurricanes as they track west.  Occulus   Aug-29-11 01:36 PM   #33 
        - Actually as destructive as one would be  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-29-11 04:43 PM   #39 
  - The big problem with wanting a full-blown hurricane to hit us  kentauros   Aug-29-11 10:19 AM   #13 
  - Yep. The Gulf right now is like a 'Cane all-you-can-eat buffet  Strelnikov_   Aug-29-11 10:25 AM   #16 
  - As long as it weakens like Irene.  alfredo   Aug-29-11 09:57 AM   #4 
  - Hopefully Texas can get some rain, but it would be better if  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-29-11 10:09 AM   #7 
  - Yes, because Katrina and Ike just weren't destructive enough.  LisaL   Aug-29-11 10:11 AM   #8 
     - Hence the reason why I said, "it would be better if it wasn't from some monster hurricane."  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-29-11 10:40 AM   #25 
        - What was it originally before editing?  LisaL   Aug-29-11 10:46 AM   #26 
           - Basically just the first part. I edited to add the disclaimer that it would not be  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-29-11 10:49 AM   #28 
  - LOL. Yeah. That's *just* what TX needs now.  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-29-11 10:40 AM   #24 
  - Not a prediction but the high pressure ridge that has been baking Texas  TexasProgresive   Aug-29-11 10:08 AM   #6 
  - Oh, boy.  Scurrilous   Aug-29-11 10:14 AM   #10 
  - Sun-Sentinel: TD 12 Forms In Atlantic; Likely To Become Tropical Storm Katia Today  Purveyor   Aug-29-11 10:15 AM   #11 
  - I'm more worried about the other two  SoCalDem   Aug-29-11 10:23 AM   #14 
  - This could be the storm of the century  Broderick   Aug-29-11 10:24 AM   #15 
  - The media is already looking in their Thesaurus for Armageddon  FLPanhandle   Aug-29-11 10:27 AM   #17 
     - LMAO --- Touche!  Broderick   Aug-29-11 10:29 AM   #18 
  - Go ahead and ignore the MEDIA HYPE(TM), people. The earth has  kestrel91316   Aug-29-11 10:31 AM   #20 
  - It's all well and good but what if you are one of those humans?  LisaL   Aug-29-11 10:31 AM   #22 
  - I pay attention to what FEMA and the gov't are saying and doing. I'm not  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-29-11 10:38 AM   #23 
     - At the time they sent out the warnings, Irene was a Cat 3.  alfredo   Aug-29-11 01:15 PM   #32 
     - Actually I think it was a Tropical Storm when it hit land in Jersey.  Leopolds Ghost   Aug-30-11 01:51 AM   #41 
        - It was one of those prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. It appears  alfredo   Aug-30-11 08:15 AM   #43 
     - People should be listening to that government agencies say about preparing  kestrel91316   Aug-29-11 01:52 PM   #34 
        - That's where I am at these days.  GreenPartyVoter   Aug-29-11 03:05 PM   #37 
  - Different tracks  malaise   Aug-29-11 10:46 AM   #27 
  - What happened to TS 11, Jose?  LibertyLover   Aug-29-11 11:29 AM   #30 
  - Like I said in the OP, there are a lot of factors that  alfredo   Aug-29-11 12:37 PM   #31 
  - According to our local weather news channel here  RebelOne   Aug-29-11 02:07 PM   #35 
     - RIP Jose.  alfredo   Aug-30-11 12:02 AM   #40 
  - GFS and ECMWF models suggest that Bermuda and Canada . . .  Lex   Aug-29-11 02:10 PM   #36 
  - Yeah, you can see a slight jog to the north.  alfredo   Aug-29-11 04:40 PM   #38 
  - Too far north too early in the track  quaker bill   Aug-30-11 05:13 AM   #42 
     - That's what I was thinking. Good news for Texas.  alfredo   Aug-30-11 08:20 AM   #44 

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