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Old 05-20-2007, 07:18 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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If you are looking for a great link, this is the best one for tracking the storms. It also has links to watch the satellites of the storms.

I think it is invaluable to anyone that is interested in hurricanes.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:36 AM
 
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That's an excellent link, Hiknapster.

Here's another: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/

And a site that has all kinds of information on preparation, history of storms, and forecasts (along with a lot of speculation):

http://www.storm2k.org/phpbb2/index.php
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Old 05-20-2007, 07:52 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Wunderground is awesome. It's one of my favorites!

Here's another that I watch all the time. It will give you great pics of the storms rolling off the west coast of Africa.

When that line of clouds moves further north (called the ITCZ, and pronounced ITCH) that is when our season really heats up.

http://stormcarib.com/goes.htm
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:08 AM
 
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Not sure if all your questions have been answered, but Hurricane Andrew was a Cat. 5 storm. It destroyed Homestead, FL which is ~ 10 miles inland. Some believe the winds were 160 mph with higher gusts. Miami-Dade County has one of the strongest building codes in the country. These codes were developed after Hurricane Andrew.
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Old 05-20-2007, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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Hondax... just in case you're trying to figure all this out to figure out where to live in Florida, when you do, PLEASE tell us all because you're going to have a TON of C-D neighbors! :-)))
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:24 AM
 
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http://www.usd.edu/esci/exams/winds.html (broken link)

According to this site and others, in the Northern hemisphere (where Florida is), they spin clockwise and in the Southern hemisphere they spin counter clockwise.

I spent alot of time watching since I have moved here AND we had one just the other day here off the East coast of Florida, it was spinning clockwise.
Thats not what it says on that website.
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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Lisa: I have never heard what type walls had water go through them. Were they concrete block w/stucco or stucco over frame? I would guess that the water that came thru your window was because of the mortar being unsealed (?). Fortunately, we only lost shingles, but we also missed the brunt of the storm.
A LOT of homes had that problem during Francis especially..... LONG period of horizontal rain. For us it got through the outer stucco and didn't come through the walls, but seeped through the baseboards into our kitchen. Turns out it happened to most homes in our neighborhood, but we were lucky as some had it coming into thier carpeted bedrooms, etc....

Anyway, as far as the initial question. Charlie took a LONG path across Florida and still packed a punch coming out the other side, but as has been said it was a fast moving storm...
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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Default Thank You

I can sure see I have lots of research ahead of me. Thanks all for the great start.
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Old 05-20-2007, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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A LOT of homes had that problem during Francis especially..... LONG period of horizontal rain. For us it got through the outer stucco and didn't come through the walls, but seeped through the baseboards into our kitchen. Turns out it happened to most homes in our neighborhood, but we were lucky as some had it coming into thier carpeted bedrooms, etc....

Anyway, as far as the initial question. Charlie took a LONG path across Florida and still packed a punch coming out the other side, but as has been said it was a fast moving storm...
Yes, why do you think all the older homes had either terrazzo floors or raised wood floors? They were a lot smarter than today's builders.
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Old 05-20-2007, 03:01 PM
 
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I can sure see I have lots of research ahead of me. Thanks all for the great start.
Check out this site
http://www.crownweather.com/tropical.html (broken link)
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