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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:24 PM
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Just so you know, the Atlantic Ocean might be brewing another present
http://www.intellicast.com/Local/USNationalWide.asp?loc...

Let's hope it stays out to sea, lest it find excessively warm water...just letting everyone know...

*shivers*
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GrumpyGreg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:28 PM
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1. Good Lord!
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:30 PM
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2. You think I should warn Bu$h*?
You know how his administration has proven it can't even respond to emergencies in four years...
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:46 PM
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13. Nah his staff will make him a DVD
AFTER the storm hits. LOL
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:32 PM
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3. Where is that one headed?
I've never seen them go North that way.
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:34 PM
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6. Sometimes they do, but usually they get at least
halfway across the Atlantic first. I genuinely hope this one goes north, where it won't be much more than a shipping nuisance.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:33 PM
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4. Moving north. Not expected to threaten any land areas, according
to Dr. Jeff Masters' blog at Weather Undergound:

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html

But hurrican season still has a couple of months to go...
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Ksec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:34 PM
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5. Oh boy
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 08:37 PM by Ksec
And I was just gettin interested in the football season.

Those darn storms are always messing up my TV watchin. I wish those storms would go over and hit China or Turkey or something.

BTW thats my inner winger dude talkin.

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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:43 PM
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12. Your inner winger dude must've missed this thread :)
"Longwang now Super Typhoon and heading for Taiwan"

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And no, that's not a joke, despite the typhoon's name.

Here's the latest news story I could find on it:

Supertyphoon Longwang Nears Taiwan With Winds of Up to 227 kph
Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Taiwan authorities are issuing land and sea alerts for Supertyphoon Longwang, which is approaching with winds gusting up to 227 kilometers per hour. The storm is threatening the island's eastern, central and northern areas.

The typhoon is expected to exert its biggest influence over Taiwan tomorrow, with the Central Weather Bureau warning on its Web site of possible floods and landslides.

The center of Longwang, named after the god of rain in Chinese mythology, was about 570 kilometers (356 miles) east- southeast of the northeastern Taiwan city of Hualien at 8 a.m. local time today, the bureau said.

Longwang, the 19th-named storm of the Western Pacific typhoon season, is heading west-northwest at about 25 kph, the bureau said.

<snip>


http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000080&sid=an9...


19th named storm of the Western Pacific typhoon season... I wonder how that compares to other years, how many named storms are typical.
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:35 PM
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7. The Caribbean is to be watched over the Atlantic
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:49 PM
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14. I missed that...
I generally use Intellicast, which doesn't post storms until they become tropical depressions. I saw it on the Weather Underground link elsewhere on this thread.
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Field Of Dreams Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:36 PM
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8. Hurricane Otis now off the Baja peninsula...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 08:36 PM by Field Of Dreams
has Arizona ever felt the effects of a hurricane before?
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:42 PM
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11. Probably, but it's very rare...
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 08:47 PM by strategery blunder
However, a hurricane in Arizona might actually be somewhat of a blessing now. AZ had its first successful monsoon in nearly a decade this year; they really could use the rain. By the time Otis reaches Arizona, it'll have been over land enough to weaken quite a bit.

It's pretty much following the same path that monsoon winds/rains do.

Edit: I should amend my comments regarding the "successful" monsoon...it was very scattered as usual, but was far better than the last few failed ones. Its "success" depends on who you ask, I guess, my family in AZ reported that it was a lot better, and I saw a thunderstorm or three myself when I was down there in July. :)
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titoresque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:53 PM
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15. Huh? Arizona?
Im in Arizona :scared:
I'm not sure but I don't think we're real prepared for floods as we're in the desert....what part of AZ are we talking here?
:scared:
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:59 PM
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16. OMG!!! A CLOUD!!! RUN FOR TEH HILLS!!11!
I'm just having a little fun with ya; I always tease my family about this when I visit ;) On a more serious note, southern AZ would almost certainly be in for some flash flooding and such, but I would think that it would weaken to a tropical storm by the time the center reaches the AZ/Mexico border.

Even then, it'd (hopefully) be halfway between Yuma and Tucson, aka in the middle of nowhere.

In a sense, you're right; I don't even want to think about if it's still a hurricane in the middle of a desert...
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all.of.me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 07:25 AM
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20. hurricanes from the west usually just mean rain for us in the sw
not usually a lot, but rain, nevertheless, instead of the usual summer rain pattern. here in nm, we've also had rain from hurricanes coming into texas
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gulfcoastliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:38 PM
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9. So far the NHC has it going out to sea:
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 08:39 PM by gulfcoastliberal


Sat:


I try to stay on top of this stuff, too.
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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:00 PM
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17. Looks like the folks in Greenland better batten down the hatches
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Field Of Dreams Donating Member (570 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:40 PM
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10. More about Otis from Jeff Masters' blog:
Otis is taking a path very close to the Baja coast, where a narrow tongue of warm water will enable it to maintain hurricane intensity at a much further north point than most East Pacific hurricanes are able to. A hurricane watch has been issued for much of the Baja Peninsula, and this will be upgraded to a hurricane warning on Saturday. Otis is expected to cross the Baja Peninsula Sunday, and quickly weaken to a tropical storm as it moves up the Gulf of California towards Arizona. By Monday, the remains of Otis should cause 3 - 5 inches of rain to fall over southern Arizona, creating flash flooding problems.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:52 PM
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18. No threat to the US.. It's heading north
But we still have 2 months to go :scared:
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never_get_over_it Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:21 PM
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19. Oh crap is it through November
I thought it was through October - man I have two really big plants - jade that weighs at least a million lbs (lol) and a Norfolk pine that is really unhappy in the house. They're TOO heavy to move in without help so I moved them in probably two months ago and I want to get the suckers back outside - and I think they want to have more sun too....oh well they'll have to wait
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 07:10 PM
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21. Tropical Depression Twenty...Going for Mexico
I wish I could edit the OP to change the link, but I can't.

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/USNationalWide.asp?loc...
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