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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2017, 01:33:26 pm »
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https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/extremely-dangerous-cat-4-irma-headed-florida

I'm actually a huge Snowstorm nerd so I hit up Wunderground to track big storms in the winter. They're legit and have meteorologists plus enthusiasts who track storms. A lot better to follow for updates than more commercial places like weather.com and accuweather.com.

"Parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties have not experienced sustained Cat 2/3 winds since the 1940s."

eek :o

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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2017, 01:39:02 pm »
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godspeed. are they not evacuating your area? are most people leaving?

thanks!

lots of people are evacuating but most aren't, it seems like. nah, the coastline of Broward is an evacuation zone, i'm ~12 miles from the coast which is outside that zone.

pc!

Damn bro stay safe, keep us updated. I think you're projected to be in that northeastern side of the eye right now which is the worst place to be. Hopefully it shifts in your favor.

thanks man, will do for as long as possible. I imagine internet will go out shortly after being hit.

seems like most of the tracks have it shifting West .. my dad actually was talking about "evacuating to Naples Florida" the other day .. I'm against "fleeing by car" this late; most places are out of gas, the highways are completely jammed up with bumper to bumper traffic, tons of people panicking - easy to get into an accident, and the hurricane could shift course and come right for you. Dno, seems like a nightmare to me. I just keep seeing footage of thousands of cars jammed up on our highways.. I'd be freaking out if i was in that predicament.

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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2017, 01:40:23 pm »
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my hurricane ready refrigerator!


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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2017, 09:32:16 am »
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man I, and the east coast of Florida, may have REALLY lucked out.. In my lifetime, this has happened to Broward County several times - hurricanes headed right for us that end up shifting/turning and avoiding us. We've had some direct hits by weaker hurricanes, but we've really missed the big ones. Really seemed like this would be the time that luck finally ran out. whew.

unfortunately now, western FL could get wrecked. They were preparing, but not with this sense of urgency. This thing is now headed right for them.

crazy.. i'm curious to see which prediction/software/analysis predicted this path.

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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2017, 04:50:07 pm »
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seemed to dodge the hurricane so far, but, getting several tornado warnings & the weather just picked up like crazy.  :ninja: :o

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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2017, 05:46:35 pm »
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Katrina path in 2005:



Everyone keeps saying Irma is going to make a turn North, but still seems like it's moving West.. if it enters the gulf and re-strengthens, that'd probably be very bad. eek.

/meteorologist

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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2017, 04:20:41 am »
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hurricane check in: windy af.

wind woke me up, really strong right now.. so i turn on the news to see what's going on, Irma back up to cat4, but "luckily for me" it's headed even more West now. eek.

as of this second:



(irma = uppercut, jose = right cross? eek)

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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2017, 10:29:29 am »
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+1 for wunderground, it's the best.
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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2017, 07:48:10 pm »
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quick post: everything is good, no power since ~9 AM though .. have a feeling we might be without power for a long time (days for sure).

posted a few photos on IG.

can't imagine getting hit by this storm direct .. powerful af and we weren't in the direct path. No idea what's happening in Naples/Tampa etc .. phone battery is low, even with trying to conserve battery (airplane mode/turning it off etc) it went down like crazy today.

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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2017, 03:35:43 am »
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Glad you're safe , make sure you stay safe too!
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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2017, 05:51:46 am »
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Glad you're safe , make sure you stay safe too!

thanks man! ya I went out front/back for a bit after the worst of it, but tried to remain cautious. :ninja:

a few photos:



it got pretty intense at times:










bunch of trees down, but powerrack unscathed as expected:





saw this amazing lizard in the back yard, never saw it before around the house. it's similar to the one i've seen on my walks:





we just got power back around ~4 AM .. I woke up to the delight of the Air Condition working ...  :wowthatwasnutswtf: prior to that, was like 80+ F in the house. I was fine, but my "fatter silky" was huffing and puffing in it, trying to sleep .. was worried about him, especially if we lose power for a long time. This is a good sign though.

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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2017, 09:10:46 am »
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oh some crazy stuff that i forgot to mention.


a few nights ago:
- long story short: dad freaked me out, because he thought he heard a knock at the door at ~4 AM with very strong winds/rain coming in ... and then *I heard someone knock*, but this NUTBAG knocked on the door himself to try and signal to them. He was half asleep or something. That knock he did freaked me out so much, it was insane. Felt like a horror movie. Was all rambo'd up. He thought it was our ~95 year old neighbor knocking for help, i'm like dude she's 95, can barely walk, and she's going to make it over here in 50 mph winds to knock on our door and not make any sounds? wtf? freaky moment.. btw it was nothing.


yesterday:
- dogs were so amp'd. they loved the weather.
- when it died down, we were just hanging out, out front, from ~5 PM - 8 PM .. James absolutely loved it.. Gizmo was getting annoyed and wanted to go back in.


last night:
#1 disorientation: after basically 18 or so hours without power, the house was hot & humid, and completely dark if you turned off any battery powered lights/candles etc. So i'm in my room, decide to sleep with my head on the other side of the bed, furthest away from the window because of people's generators.. when I woke up, most disoriented i've ever been in my life. Completely lost track of NSEW, didn't know where in the bed I was, or how to get out of it. Was pretty freaky tbh. I just remained patient and tried to figure it out, until finally I found my flashlight which was within reaching distance of me anyway.. very weird feeling.

#2 generators: just when you're ready for some true peace and quiet, a bunch of people's generators come on .. completely sucked.  :ninja:
- after one hurricane we didn't have power for a few weeks, the first few days was amazing .. absolutely pindrop quiet, no generators, clear skies, completely dark/clear. not this time, lmao.

edit:
#3 shoulder: bumped my right shoulder into a wall, hard.. lmao. bruised.


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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2017, 01:59:38 pm »
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incredible how many people are whining about their power being out.. it's all i see on twitter.

https://twitter.com/CoralSpringsGym/status/907290667264745472

look at that wimp.

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Re: The Hurricane Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 12, 2017, 08:10:34 am »
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incredible how many people are whining about their power being out.. it's all i see on twitter.

https://twitter.com/CoralSpringsGym/status/907290667264745472

look at that wimp.

haha "fix the fucking power"

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