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Old 08-25-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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18z Nam has a 967 low on NYC
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Old 08-25-2011, 03:49 PM
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Location: NYC
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Tony, I have no idea what that means. Can you explain please?
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Tony, I have no idea what that means. Can you explain please?
The Hurricane slams NYC with a lot of rain and wind.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Eh, don't post the NAM man. Stick to the Euro, GFS, UKMET, CMC, and maybe GFDL/HWRF.
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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A Cat 1 isn't a big deal....if that is what it proves to be by the time it reaches NY. I still think it will be the people in the Carolina's and Virginia who will catch the brunt of this.
A very large category 1 is actually a pretty huge deal, especially when it is going into an area that can easily funnel storm surge and has many trees, etc. that haven't experienced cat 1 winds in quite some time (oh... and that is quite heavily populated)
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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Tony, I have no idea what that means. Can you explain please?
Basically what you need to know is that NYC could experience category 1 to possibly category 2 hurricane conditions.

With that said, expect a bit of flying debris from trash/lawn missiles, downed trees/power lines, siding/roof damage, etc.

Like I may have said before, though, the storm surge potential from this storm is immense and will be the biggest threat from it. Due to the large size of Irene, the "funnel" shape of the coastline, and the angle of approach, there is the tremendous potential for water to be piled up, with the possibility of at least a 15 foot storm surge in some areas.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Looks like Irene is gonna pay me a visit on Saturday. I got plenty of food, water, batteries, and candles. Getting a little worried since the models keep shifting Irene westward. I will be staying since I live in a newer home built to better standards and I am on high ground with no big trees nearby.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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18z GFS has a 967 low on NYC.
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Old 08-25-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Would like to send out some brief info....for those of you from **VA to Maine**

PLEASE DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE the destruction possible with Irene, no matter what the level. As a NC native, we have seen plenty of storms along the coast but I was living in North Central NC, Hurricane Hugo, by then a tropical....downed huge oak trees and no power for a week. **This was a 5 HOUR drive trip inland!

So make up your survival kit if you don't have one....if you don't need it, great! It might seem silly but I am going to start a thread about the kits....

stay safe.

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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get out of the way if you live in a low lying area, especialy barrier islands,!!! don't underestimate the storm surge,, remember ike?? it was a cat two hurricane with winds of 110, and had a storm surge of 13 feet with waves on top, if irene hits when high tide is in, you can add some more feet to the surge..lot of peps died in ike.. irene is the same size and has winds of 115 mph, ike hit with winds of 110 mph and did some catastrophic damage to low lying barrier islands.. don't be stupid get out!!! i almost died in hurricane hugo 1989, not worth your life...
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