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Author Topic: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)  (Read 69536 times)

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Re: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)
« Reply #1080 on: August 21, 2021, 12:03:34 pm »

Looks at least like it's only likely to be a cat 1, maybe cat 2. If that holds steady it probably shouldn't be that bad... lower category hurricanes tend to be relatively mild, especially if you're not in the immediate storm surge area or flood zone. 3 and up is where it starts getting extra nasty, maybe gtfo the way territory.
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Re: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)
« Reply #1081 on: August 22, 2021, 04:48:15 am »

Looks like Henri's eye is passing off to the east. It might hit Montauk(which is nowhere near me) but I'm not sure of even that.
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Re: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)
« Reply #1082 on: August 27, 2021, 06:31:11 am »

... so Ida be comin'. Current predictions seem to be suggesting landfall sunday as a cat 3 or stronger... probably smack dab on top of Louisiana.

I've probably said it before, but if so I'll say it again. I'm seeing a pattern, here, and if I were living in louisiana right now, I'm pretty sure I'd be figuring out how the hell to move to somewhere else. Something seems to have turned the poor bastards into a hurricane magnet over the last decade or so :-\
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Re: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)
« Reply #1083 on: August 27, 2021, 07:56:46 pm »

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Re: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)
« Reply #1084 on: August 29, 2021, 07:26:37 am »

So hey, ida's up to cat 4, may hit cat 5 before omnifucking the Louisiana coast somewhere in the next day or so. If, uh, anyone happens to be over there and there's enough time/clear enough roads to get out, now is the time to fucking leave for a few days. Throwing that one out there.

If anyone related to you isn't cooperative on that point, I hear a sock filled with batteries is a good way to knock them unconscious long enough to tie up and stuff in a vehicle. okay so that's bad advice, but it might still be better advice than staying in the way of a cat 4+ hurricane please get out and leave the suicidal ones if you have to
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Re: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)
« Reply #1085 on: August 29, 2021, 12:38:59 pm »

It hit cat5 when it made landfall. Stay safe if you haven't made it out of the area.
Also, stay safe if you made it out. Use facemasks. Corona experts are already very worried that the closely packed up crowds in evacuation centres, combined with Louisiana's extremely low vaccination rate could lead to a disastrous infection spike.
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Re: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)
« Reply #1086 on: August 29, 2021, 03:36:37 pm »

Unless it's upgraded later, everything I've been reading is that Ida remained a high-level Cat 4.

Personally I think the categories are misleading; hurricane strength is a continuum and isn't quantized like that.  A high-end Cat 4 at 155 mph sustained winds is not really different from a low-end Cat 5 with 156 mph sustained winds.
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Re: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)
« Reply #1087 on: August 29, 2021, 04:09:06 pm »

I'unno, I think they work decently enough? They're not meant to be some kind of super accurate meteorological designation, they're rough categories for likely conditions/appropriate response in the effected area. It's never struck me as misleading, and I've lived through being in the general area of the entire gamut at this point; everything past maybe cat 2 will fuck you up, treat accordingly. Shit ain't complicated.

That the higher categories in particular kinda' blur together doesn't actually make much of a difference -- you're pretty omnifucked by anything past maybe cat 2 if you're in their way, 4 and 5 are just special "extra omnifucked" designations. Not what I'd call misleading, y'know?
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Re: ITS RAINING SIDEWAYS! (2020 N. American Hurricane Thread)
« Reply #1088 on: September 01, 2021, 09:02:24 pm »

The corpse of Ida is just puking rain here in NYC
NWS had to issue a flash flood emergency for first time ever for this area
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