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Dorian: here we go again!

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  1. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    Florida
    Well, we live about 30 miles from the coast - we dodged the bullett. Winds here today and tomorrow don't even qualify for tropical storms. Phew!!!

    B2L good luck tomorrow.
     
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  2. Nermal

    Nermal Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
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    There will be more. Don't get complacent.
     
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  3. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    So I was gonna ask @MacTechVpr how things were shaping up further south, but then I looked more precisely where he is and realized he's so far south that he's missed most of the excitement.

    We need a report from Cocoa Beach about now...
     
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  4. MacTechVpr

    MacTechVpr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thx Ross, we live in interesting times. Hope ur beach now better survives and your neighbor doesn't sail. Seems we were all spared some serious misery. Those who can might consider helping the folks offshore if so inclined. But for…

    Good luck all. :)
     
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  5. Burnie

    Burnie The Bug Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2009
    Sunny Florida
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  6. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
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  7. MacTechVpr

    MacTechVpr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Only if you consider the overall impact of a storm over time. A CAT 2 storm could deliver as much of a punch as one of greater measured (snapshot) category if stationary or slow moving, sea water temps being conducive. It's about exposure and not merely intensity.

    Andrew's destructiveness came from the very broad cross-section of its hurricane force winds. It caused extensive damage and loss for a considerable distance from the formidable winds near its center. It was a fast moving dry storm which took about 5.5hrs to cross Dade County. Dorian parked a 24hr tsunami on N Abaco as the wind and rain battering continued. Wave and water force are far more destructive than the wind itself, including heavy rainfall. Combined, well…were seeing it.

    We need to be cautious about all the potentials of any severe storm.

    Good luck. :)

    p.s. 80% of the Bahamas lies less than a meter above sea level.
     
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  8. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Doesn't look too bad now.

    Center of Dorian is pretty much in the direction my my cam is pointed right now:
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    My neighbor's cam:
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    The real test will be early this afternoon around high tide, but from what I can see on the Windy model, the wind should be pushing water outward by then, coming from the NW, which will help.
     
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  9. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Someone who stayed in the neighborhood sent me these a bit ago:

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    Not too bad so far....
     
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  10. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    NE FL
    The tide is mostly in now:

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    And the ocean is getting pretty sporty:

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    ETA: You can see from the patterns of the spray on those breakers that the wind is pushing away from shore. If it was the other way right now, we'd be screwed.
     
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  11. Flowersoul

    Flowersoul Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 20, 2009
    NE Florida
    We are sitting outside watching those clouds do their dance!

    A few bursts of healthy winds last night but really, not much more than our usual rainstorms. Rain bands still coming, but on the safe side, we are not becoming complacent. Ya just never know with Mother Nature!

    We are so grateful that it wasn't worse.

    Oh, and I didn't have to go into the closet! ;) Slept like a baby in our bed!
     
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  12. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    Florida
    The part I found most interesting was about how global warming is affecting hurricanes.
     
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  13. MacTechVpr

    MacTechVpr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Yes I'm curious too. As we've been enjoying one of the coolest hurricane free summers in the Atlantic that I can recall. There are reasons, certainly many. But I'm not sure I'm smart enough to figure it out. Bound to be some out there think they can. Not sure about that either. I have enough trouble with coils.

    Good luck. :D
     
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  14. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Looks like we made it past high tide with just a small amount of water having run down the walk-over:

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    Sand fences took a bit of a beating, but that's no big deal:

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  15. Bea-FL

    Bea-FL Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 7, 2016
    Florida
    Well I guess this is it then. Here's hoping this is it for this hurricane season.

    BTW, before this thread closes down, can someone help me with an issue? Not Dorian-related…sorry. Somehow I don't seem to get notified on new threads in this forum. For instance the one @Rossum started titled "land of hurricanes". I found it today …accidentally.

    I checked and I do follow this forum so what's going on?
     
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  16. rosesense

    rosesense ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Did you check to see that 'watch forum' is still checked? I don't remember ever being 'notified' of a new thread, just alerts when a new post in a thread happens.

    I am sure someone else will know more.
     
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  17. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    NE FL
    Good question. I'm pretty sure I get alerts for new threads started in this section.
     
  18. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    NE FL
    Wow, Dorian strengthened back up to a Cat 3 south of Charleston.

    Current track has her strafing the Carolinas and then running across the Atlantic coast's bulls eye, the Outer Banks:

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  19. Rossum

    Rossum Surly Curmudgeon Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    NE FL
    The window my camera is behind is still kinda slimed up from the storm, but I can see the ocean has returned to typical summer calm already:

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    I don't really understand why, but a calm ocean rebuilds the beaches.

    We'll probably be starting our trip southbound on Monday. I still have a few more things I wanna get done at the cabin, so probably won't be back in FL until late next week.
     
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  20. Uncle

    Uncle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    OK - Here's a heads-up Ya' may want to wait a couple of weeks before coming back . . . Not bad enough, "Dorian" is till going up the coast towards the NE . . . FYI: Article from the Local South Florida Sun Sentinel Paper today . . . .
    Hurricane season is getting busier
    By Brett Clarkson
    Dorian. Fernand. Gabrielle. And two disturbances. The Atlantic hurricane zone is a busy place.​
    Three of them appear to not be a risk to Florida at this point while one is taking shape in the area where many of the worst U.S.-bound hurricanes in history have formed.
    Tropical Storm Fernand, which formed Tuesday off the northeastern coast of Mexico, is projected to come ashore in Mexico Wednesday. No risk to Florida.
    Tropical Storm Gabrielle, which took shape early Wednesday in the far Atlantic Ocean, is projected to move to the northwest across the open ocean, remaining far away from the United States.
    Disturbance 1, which has a 50% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, is near Bermuda and forecast to move in the opposite direction of the U.S.

    But the so-called Disturbance 2, a tropical wave rolling off the African coast, is worth watching. With a 60% chance of becoming at least a tropical depression over the weekend or early next week, the disturbance is coming to life in an area that acts as an incubator for major hurricanes.
     
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