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Offline SlowModem

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The Day After Tomorrow?
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:03:48 AM »
There are three hurricanes in the Pacific right now.  Here's what the NHC has to say:

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Three major hurricanes continue over the Pacific Ocean this morning.

Hurricane Ignacio is centered about 320 miles east of Hilo, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph - a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, but interests in the Hawaiian Islands should continue to closely monitor the progress of Ignacio.

Hurricane Jimena is centered about 1430 miles east of Hilo, with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph - a strong Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Hurricane Kilo is centered about 530 miles south of Midway Island, with maximum sustained winds of 135 mph - a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.
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Re: The Day After Tomorrow?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 02:39:33 PM »
Jimena looks pretty impressive.

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Re: The Day After Tomorrow?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 12:02:36 AM »
It is a new record.  Thanks to El Nino.

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For the first time on record, two major hurricanes Category 3 or stronger were churning in the central Pacific Ocean on Sunday. Hurricane Kilo, which formed as a tropical depression south of Hawaii 10 days ago, is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane tracking west. Hurricane Ignacio, which peaked on Sunday as a Category 4 with 145 mph winds, is skirting north of Hawaii. As of 11 a.m. Monday, Ignacio has weakened to a Category 2.

Even more astonishingly, if you add the easternmost Hurricane Jimena to the mix, Sunday was the first time that three Category 4 hurricanes have been present at the same time in the entire northeast Pacific Ocean.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/08/31/for-the-first-time-on-record-3-major-hurricanes-spin-simultaneously-in-northeast-pacific/