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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:33 PM
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Breaking news Headline - Hurricane Alex makes landfall
100 miles south of the Texas/Mexican border.

WTFF???? So Hurricane Alex made landfall in Mexico and not Texas...right??

What the fuck is wrong with these morons on M$Greedia.
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Hoopla Phil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:43 PM
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1. Do you know what the strongest quadrant is in a hurricane?
While it is cool to be in the center and have the eye actually go over with all the calm that brings that is not where the strongest winds or highest storm surge is.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:46 PM
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2. Yes I know a lot about hurricanes
and 100 miles south the the Texas/Mexico border is Mexico.
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Cronus Protagonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:48 PM
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3. lol
And it's 6500 miles off the coast of Scotland! :P

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:51 PM
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4. ROFL
Go Andy Murray :rofl:
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Hoopla Phil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:52 PM
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5. So lets hear some answeres then.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 09:53 PM by Hoopla Phil
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:55 PM
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7. Ignorance is M$Greedia's inability
to speak the truth. The hurricane made landfall in Mexico. They (and you) may wish to speak about the impact in Texas, but Alex made landfall in Mexico.
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Texasgal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:53 PM
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6. I believe that the area hit
is not a deeply inhabited place. I am sorry, don't get the issue here. :shrug:
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 05:41 AM
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8. Although it's usually easy to assume an anti-Texas bias
around here with some members, I think the point she's making is that weather reporting in the US is US-centric, and not that of someone wishing for Nature to take its revenge against Texas yet again for our transgressions ;)

Ever notice on any TV-weather map how not only do the graphics stop at the borders but even radar imagery? Only satellite imagery seems to go across borders. The US media only care about weather within our borders. Luckily, that's not the case with the NWS, NOAA or the National Hurricane Center :)


http://www.stormpulse.com
I see that Hurricane Alex is still a Cat-1 storm pretty far inland in Mexico. Some of the models show it getting to the Gulf of California. I have to wonder if it will re-strengthen when it does that...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 06:30 AM
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9. Good points - their focus was Texas
and they refuse to admit that their predictions were off.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:11 AM
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10. Which media outlet were you originally referring to?
Because I noticed in the Austin-American Statesman today that the top headline (and subheading) was as follows:

Alex hits in Mexico, lashes South Texas
110-mph winds whip up waves that push oil, tar onto Gulf Coast beaches


The story starts off on Mexico, but does "refocus" to Texas. I guess it's to be expected, really, as this is a state newspaper...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:13 AM
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11. CNN
Edited on Thu Jul-01-10 08:14 AM by malaise
Local papers are always accurate on these matters

add
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:19 AM
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12. Yeah, well that's normal for CNN
and why I rely heavily on NWS, NHC and NOAA for the best in weather reporting :)
So long as the power isn't out from a bad storm ;)
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:28 AM
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13. Same here
I think the most important aspect of Hurricane Alex was the intensity of the pressure so early in the season. Even now the pressure is 977mb. That should frighten every one of us in the hurricane sphere - this is going to be a bad year.
That gusher of BP incompetence is even more terrifying given the predictions for hurricanes this year.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 08:36 AM
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14. 977mb didn't seem that bad to me,
but I guess it is considering how early in the season it is. Wasn't Katrina (or was it Rita) something like 888mb at one point? :o

I don't really know much about ecology enough to know what I'm talking about, but if hurricanes, tropical storms and depressions push more oil onshore, doesn't that make remediation easier, or possible at all? One very positive form is myco-remediation, that is, using mushrooms and other fungus. Paul Stamets is the expert to go to on that.

Because the alternative is that we have a decades-long dead-zone in the Gulf from all the oil that remains emulsified in the waters and isn't pushed ashore by storms.

Of course, the relief wells can't be finished if they have to keep evacuating for storm after storm...
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:16 AM
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15. It was lower than that at landfall but the real problem for me
is that this is June - just heard that this was the strongest June hurricane in 15 years. Gilbert was 888 in 1988, but Wilma in 2005 was 882. Katrina was 902 0n August 28th 2005.
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kentauros Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 09:20 AM
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16. I learned that about June storms today, too.
And why I can see how they're saying it's going to be a stronger storm season this year. Oh boy! :(
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