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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:48 AM
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Who wants to play Hurricane Katia roulette?


(it has just been reupgraded to a hurricane status http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110904/APN/11090... )
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:49 AM
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1. Put my money on red, thank you very much. n/t
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Strelnikov_ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:23 AM
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2. Its interesting that a cyclone in the western Pacific is what is creating the uncertainty
Goes to underscore the power of tropical cyclones.

Also, why can't we get cool names like Talas for our cyclones.

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/archive.ht...

It is still unclear how much of a threat Katia may pose to the U.S., as this depends on the strength and timing of a trough of low pressure predicted to move off the U.S. East Coast 5 - 7 days from now. Our models do not have enough skill to predict how the steering currents will behave that far into the future. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, part of the problem is due to the inability of the computer models to agree on what will happen to Tropical Storm Talas in the Western Pacific. Talas hit Japan early on Saturday as a strong tropical storm, and is racing northwestwards towards Alaska. Talas is expected to transition into a powerful extratropical storm in the waters south of Alaska early next week. This extratropical storm will create a ripple effect downstream in the jet stream, all the way to North America, affecting the trough of low pressure off the U.S. East Coast expected to potentially recurve Katia when it approaches the U.S. The computer models are not very good at handling these sorts of interactions, leading to more than the usual amount of uncertainty in the long-range outlook for Katia.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:25 AM
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3. I'll take white - if it will turn into the Gulf and bring Texas some rain. nt
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:28 AM
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5. LOL.. Buh bye, Florida..
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Change Happens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:27 AM
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4. betting blue
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:32 AM
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6. My biggest fear is that this ends up in the Carolinas
Hope it ends up as a fish storm
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:35 AM
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9. That's my fear, as well...
the mid-atlantic - I'm in Virginia. It is WAY too soon for another one. We're still cleaning up trees and debris from Irene.
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:34 AM
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7. We're currently enjoying TS Lee right now
I think I'll get through this one first before looking for another one LOL.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:35 AM
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8. Jeff Masters got this one right
He predicted it would head north right at the beginning.
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greytdemocrat Donating Member (614 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:44 AM
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10. Crazy storm
Can't make up its mind between a TS and a hurricane.
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Edweird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:52 AM
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11. Bermuda High. It's going out to sea.
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