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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:27 PM
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Two Days Before Aug 23 Anniversary of Katrina: Storms Brewing in Tropics
Hurricane Katrina formed on Aug 23, 2005. From http://wwwa.accuweather.com/news-top-headline.asp :
(State College, PA) - AccuWeather.com is forecasting that showers and thunderstorms have the potential to cause localized flooding in parts of the South. Meanwhile, Tropical Depression 4 in the Atlantic and may soon be upgraded to a tropical storm.




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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:28 PM
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1. I was looking at TD #4 off the coast of Africa this morning
That puppy's already got some circulation going.

If fronts keep coming through, though, they'll keep clipping the tops off all the storms that do form.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:30 PM
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3. OK is that a good thing? Obviously, I know nothing about
tropical storms, depressions, et.al.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:29 PM
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2. No. No. No. No. No.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:30 PM
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4. accuweather- is that the one rick santorum supports? nt
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:35 PM
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5. A-yup.
Based in State College, PA, where Penn State has one of the top meteorology schools, they annually lard up the Santorectum war chest with contributions. In return, he attempts to gut the National Weather Service. :puke:
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:18 PM
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8. Lots of $$$/profits to be made with selective advance weather warnings
Santorum's proposed legislation for Accuweather would bar government forecasters/NOAA from making available to the public (for free, of course, as a public service) any weather information which private entities offer for sale. Accuweather sells its services to many radio/TV channels. Now imagine the VAST profits to be made by investors if they got even a couple of hours of advance notice of changes in weather patterns, or predictions of changes, not to mention major hurricanes. An example would be the futures market for crops.

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berni_mccoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:41 PM
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7. Ugh.... regardless of the politics, it doesn't make it inaccurate.
Though I will try to find a new source of weather news....

I feel icky. x(
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Divernan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:19 PM
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9. Check out NOAA
nt
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kdmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 07:39 PM
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6. TD4/Debby is supposed to recurve
Not that there are no other waves to watch, but TD4 is not supposed to be a threat to the US. Bermuda...maybe.

But it's the peak of Hurricane season.. I expect it will pick up soon. I really could use a break. The first 6 years that we were in Florida, there wasn't much activity coming toward Florida. Now...in two years, I've been through Frances, Jeanne, Katrina(she actually hit us before she destoyed the Gulf Coast) and Wilma... I'm just really tired of it all.
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 08:54 PM
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10. Katrina hit the gulf coast on August 29th
That does not mean that there will be another hurricane that hits the gulf coast again this year or next year.

Nobody knows when or where the next tropical storms are going to hit land until they actually do that.
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