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Old 08-24-2017, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Norman, OK
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A few days ago, I saw a meteorologist on Twitter predicting Harvey would undergo rapid intensification. I was pretty skeptical, but now it's looking like he might be right. I know of some people from OU who are considering chasing it.
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Old 08-24-2017, 01:36 PM
 
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iCyclone is in Texas chasing the center too. Here's an onboard radar image this afternoon from a Hurricane Hunter P3 aircraft and the lower picture is the looking down from another recon flight into the center/eye earlier today.

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Old 08-24-2017, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mountains
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Thoughts and prayers go out to all in the path of Harvey.
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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Another recon flight about to head out into Harvey for the evening:
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Old 08-24-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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4pCDT/5pEST: winds 85mph, moving NNW 10mph, pressure 976mb. Pressure continuing to fall means its strengthening. NHC still going with 125mph sustained winds with higher gust by this time tomorrow.



Edit: adding summary image from NHC with this life threatening storm:

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Old 08-24-2017, 04:28 PM
 
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Looks to be a bad rain maker due to its slow movement. As to its intensity, we won't know until it makes landfall and local watchers get readings. They hype these storms and give worst case scenarios to get people to take them seriously and then sometimes a class 3 or class 4 "suddenly weakens" and becomes a weak class 2 when they make landfall. That was the last few times with Mexico and Florida at any rate.
Last year the high pressure kept that Florida one away and we skipped the rain they forecast in PA. Hopefully the same scenario plays out and we get the predicted 10 days of cooler dry weather they were expecting. We've had enough rain.
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Old 08-24-2017, 04:39 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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My thoughts will be with all the members of CD who are in the path of this. Stay safe Texans!
And thanks Physcoma, for keeping us abreast of this storm.
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Old 08-24-2017, 05:15 PM
 
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Looks to be a bad rain maker due to its slow movement. As to its intensity, we won't know until it makes landfall and local watchers get readings. They hype these storms and give worst case scenarios to get people to take them seriously and then sometimes a class 3 or class 4 "suddenly weakens" and becomes a weak class 2 when they make landfall. That was the last few times with Mexico and Florida at any rate.
Last year the high pressure kept that Florida one away and we skipped the rain they forecast in PA. Hopefully the same scenario plays out and we get the predicted 10 days of cooler dry weather they were expecting. We've had enough rain.
Pretty passive thought approach to a major hurricane.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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https://www.click2houston.com/weathe...ch-toward-gulf


Of course there'll be updates but so far it's a category 1 ramping up to a cat 3 like Alica but a rainmaker like Allison.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, Louisiana
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Mandatory evacuations already issued for parts of Cameron Parish in the southwest corner of Louisiana.
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