Trying to reason with hurricane season: 2019 edition
That most wonderful time of the year is in full swing: Peak Hurricane Season.
And we have one headed towards Florida yet again. I really hope it avoids the Panhandle, we are still hurting really bad after the absolute monster known as Michael completely devastated a huge area last October. They are still doing clean up and the infrastructure just to the West of me (I am in Tallahassee for those who don't know) is still iffy at best, some areas only received full power restoration in May.
The current track for (now) Tropical Storm Dorian has it hitting between Ft Lauderdale and Jacksonville, with most models centering closer to Daytona, as a mid level Category 3 storm before coming across the state and either entering the super warm Gulf waters or staying inland and just cutting a swath NW across the heart of the state including Tallahassee. If it enters the Gulf of Mexico it could restrengthen back to a Cat 3 or higher, those waters are HOT in the northern Gulf, 88F+ and that is just fuel for the fire.
We cannot reason with hurricanes, only survive and recover.
Yay my first hurricane season!
@pigflipper Now you have friends to help you through the hurricanes.
Ohhhh, @Kwitko doesn't know what he's in for yet.
Only friends I need for a hurricane are MRE, H20, Marlboro, Stoli, and Crown.
IF this one comes over us here, which is looking more and more unlikely, it would mark my 20-something storm (TS or Hurricane) that I have been through in my 35 years.
Looking like the west coast of FL gets almost no storm.
Dorian is E of Jacksonville.
Latest reports I can find say Dorian is east of Charleston SC.
Dorian was northeastward traveling at 5 pm, and was SSE of Myrtle Beach NC.
This article sums up a part of hurricane Dorian news as of the Bahamas hit and during the aftermath.
The Red Cross will be busy and need money after Dorian. Anyone with giving capability might want to send the Red Cross a donation.
The web address is the top result if you Google for it, but is too long to copy and paste.
Thank you, Brian
Dorian was east of and north of boston, and east of and south of new york as of about 8 am AST. Graphic link below:
There is a Royal Carribean cruise ship filled with meals (20,000) and supplies headed to the bahamas:
Weather.com as of about an hour ago. Dorian is a cat 1 hurricane now.
Dorian is weak. There is more for later-- one area that could develop over the next week.
Sorry, meant to keep updating but we got slammed in Tallahassee by people fleeing the storm. At least I got a 55 hour week ( 15 hours OT @ time x 1.5) out of it
A story about search and rescue and aid and hope and tragedy.
Well, the folks in the Bahamas have my hopes for recovery.
There is an area being watched by NOAA:
Yeah, keeping my eye on that Invest, thats the death path for the Northern Gulf (home)
Sorry, 80% chance of development. This is from weather channel:
This was 95L.
More areas being watched.
It started to develop.
Tropical Storm Watches are up for the US east coast, and the Bahamas are under a TS WaRNING.