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Old 09-04-2017, 07:35 AM
 
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Because of Harvey, I have been following the Hurricane forum here on CD...
Good info
And found a website called a Tropical Tidbits with guy who gives very lucid and thorough analysis that explains the 4 main models and how they agree and differ...
https://www.tropicaltidbits.com
I am watching Irma with bated breath...
Lot of hurt in that hurricane...
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Old 09-04-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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National Hurricane Center
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I always check weather underground for the most scientific updates.
They had Sandy nailed long before anyone else (even though no one would listen to me!).

https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/th...ensifying-irma

"Tropical storm-force winds are expected to begin affecting the east coast of Florida and the Florida Keys on Friday night (Figure 1 below). An evacuation decision for the Florida Keys may have to come as early as Tuesday, since the Keys require 3+ days to evacuate."

Unusual for us to have two big hits in a row but it's looking more likely every day. Hope it veers at the last minute!
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:57 PM
 
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Someone on Hurricane forum said that it has been long time --maybe 1915 when Galveston Hurricane hit and then one few wks later west of NO...

Having 2 Cat 4s hit--even w/o the rainfall/flooding is scaring me big time...
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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As the storm makes it's path towards Florida, be leery of the projected path/cone. Remembering 'Charley' 2004, the path was to run parallel to the west coast to hit around Mobile AL, but it took a right hook at Punta Gorda.
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Old 09-04-2017, 09:01 PM
 
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Have you looked at the threads on Irma on CD weather forum?
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I have! Someone else put the link in another post. The people there put up great graphics and up to hour changes.

//www.city-data.com/forum/hurricanes/2815244-atlantic-irma-forms-august-30-2017-a-29.html
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:39 AM
 
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Yes
I follow that CD forum and the Tropical Tidbits I found from post on CD
Posters on that forum patient w/newbie like me
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:42 AM
 
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anyone on here been in Cat 4 or 5? With that stormsurge?
My sister in law in Victoria Tx stayed for Harver (got that big just 24 hrs b4 landfall and she is 85--said she was afraid to drive out that late)...
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:35 AM
 
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I'm in PA but we get hit by hurricanes (not storm surge of course) regularly. We vacation in Venice and hope to retire there some day is my reason for hanging around here.

But just saying, we are 70 miles from the coast and the wind from Sandy took out power in our area for from 4-10 days. Irma is also a very BIG hurricane with a wide wind area. There were so many people out all over our area, all the way to the coast and both north and south, that many utility trucks from around the country had to be brought in. It still took that long for it all come back on. I think FL may have to deal with such a situation in this case.

We are used to it in our area as it goes out in thunderstorms, snowstorms and ice storms. Pretty much from August to April we can lose power. We have a generator of course and all sorts of supplies to deal with it always on hand. (I wonder where I will store all that stuff in my future FL home with no basement? ) Living up on a hill though I never have flooding. That will be a new challenge when we relocate. do you all go get the 10 free sandbags? and where do you place them? Against the doors?
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