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Old 07-09-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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Is expected to move towards the Carolina coast this weekend. Some of the models have a very eerie look for us in Charlotte. More very heavy rain with what could be a pretty good wind threat. That would spell trouble for the trees. So just stay up to date and stay safe. I follow Brad Panovich on Twitter, he is a very good source for staying on top of the weather.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:03 PM
 
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Yeah, I am watching it closely, too.

Folks should be thinking about their trees . . . with all this rain, two things - expanded canopies, so heavier than usual branches . . . and saturated ground, making tree roots vulnerable to toppling over.

I agree, Brad Panovich does a great job!
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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Yeah, I am watching it closely, too.

Folks should be thinking about their trees . . . with all this rain, two things - expanded canopies, so heavier than usual branches . . . and saturated ground, making tree roots vulnerable to toppling over.

I agree, Brad Panovich does a great job!
Exactly. And for the love of all humanity, never drive through high water. People do even with all the warning and it puts their lives in danger along with the first responders. If this thing hits like it is currently expected, I expect some major flooding and major power loss.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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Exactly. And for the love of all humanity, never drive through high water. People do even with all the warning and it puts their lives in danger along with the first responders. If this thing hits like it is currently expected, I expect some major flooding and major power loss.
I am thinking the same things, Dont.

Interesting to watch the storm's progress but it's anxiety-inducing, knowing how much damage sustained high winds could cause in this region. At least, for me it is. Thank goodness we have time to be sensibly prepared.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:21 PM
 
Location: The Emerald City
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I just posted this on another thread. I recently moved back to Greensboro after living decades in Charleston. Even though I know the risks we have inland, I am happy I don't have to board up and leave ever again.

I kept a major hurricane kit. I gave it to my (transplant) neighbors. They'll need it! Poor things have no idea....
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:41 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I think now the time to do some stocking, refueling this looks like it has Charlotte in the center of cone of certainty. Hurricane Chantel interactive map -> Hurricane Track Interactive Map -
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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I think now the time to do some stocking, refueling this looks like it has Charlotte in the center of cone of certainty. Hurricane Chantel interactive map -> Hurricane Track Interactive Map -
Not good. The only saving grace is the forward speed of Chantal is pretty fast, however, with the warm waters over the Atlantic, Chantal could strengthen to hurricane strength before making landfall. This something that we need to keep a very close eye on. And like you said, now would be good time for stocking up on non perishables.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:20 PM
 
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Is expected to move towards the Carolina coast this weekend. Some of the models have a very eerie look for us in Charlotte. More very heavy rain with what could be a pretty good wind threat. That would spell trouble for the trees. So just stay up to date and stay safe. I follow Brad Panovich on Twitter, he is a very good source for staying on top of the weather.
Storm will get beaten up pretty good by the Hispaniola mountains , then high wind shear..doubt its much of anything if it makes it to the states..
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:13 AM
 
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Good news this morning as T.S. Chantal has weakened quite a bit overnight. The storm faces an uphill battle maintaining itself over the next couple of days. It may no longer be a tropical storm as the circulation turns northwest then northward into the Bahamas by Friday. While it may only be a depression or tropical low pressure system by the weekend, we can't be sure if we'll see enhanced rain chances here later Sunday.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:34 AM
 
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Good news this morning as T.S. Chantal has weakened quite a bit overnight. The storm faces an uphill battle maintaining itself over the next couple of days. It may no longer be a tropical storm as the circulation turns northwest then northward into the Bahamas by Friday. While it may only be a depression or tropical low pressure system by the weekend, we can't be sure if we'll see enhanced rain chances here later Sunday.
As expected. Can't believe Chantal even got a sticky. Must have known somebody
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