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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2017, 09:42:41 PM »
Maybe scare tactics to make people leave.
Little late for that...
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2017, 11:45:52 PM »
3 News Corpus Christi has been streaming live:

http://www.kiiitv.com/news/live_breaking/kiii-breaking-news/280701833

Landfall, and probably worst damage was just NE, Rockport.  Aransas Pass got hit pretty hard too.

(old stomping grounds too many years back)

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2017, 12:23:07 AM »
Here is the Rockport Wx station where eye is currently. Looks like anemometer broke.

http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/meso_base_dyn.cgi?stn=RCPT2&unit=0&timetype=LOCAL

METEOROLOGICAL SITE AT COPANO BAY NEAR ROCKPORT 8NNE  117mph before going down.

http://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/meso_base_dyn.cgi?stn=MAXT2

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #28 on: August 26, 2017, 05:40:26 AM »
3 News Corpus Christi has been streaming live:

http://www.kiiitv.com/news/live_breaking/kiii-breaking-news/280701833

Landfall, and probably worst damage was just NE, Rockport.  Aransas Pass got hit pretty hard too.

(old stomping grounds too many years back)

We spend all of March in Rockport-Fulton. Sad they took a direct hit... :-(
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2017, 10:16:34 AM »
Current rain rate
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2017, 03:30:22 PM »
Wow! Hang in there.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2017, 08:41:14 AM »
Day 2 of heavy rains. Yesterday 7.9"
This is where we are now since midnight.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2017, 08:51:28 AM »
My brother never did find a rain gauge they were sold out all over his area of town. Tried 4 different stores not even couple Walmarts had one.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2017, 08:59:05 AM »
A friend tried to buy a generator, sold out in a 100 mile radius at all stores. Even the larger, expensive ones.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2017, 11:22:55 AM »
CoCoRaHS rainfall totals are really starting to ramp up. The Santa Fe record second from the top picked up 19.3" yesterday.  :-(

Prayers for everybody down in southeast Texas.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2017, 04:01:01 PM »
Day 2 of heavy rains. Yesterday 7.9"
This is where we are now since midnight.

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Do you have a cocorahs gauge?

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2017, 04:04:13 PM »
My brother never did find a rain gauge they were sold out all over his area of town. Tried 4 different stores not even couple Walmarts had one.
Should have told him to grab piece of 4" PVC.
Chris did some testing on them a while back and it was pretty close to the coco gauge.
Meaning, pouring out what's in there and measure with the smaller tube.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2017, 06:10:01 PM »
What was the lowest barometer pressure readings recorded as the storm passed over them?

So far, for my cousin in Sugarland SW of Houston, 29.63 in    at 6:08 PM on 24 August 2017. Right now, it's 29.70 in and falling @ 0.02 in/hr, so he might go lower.

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2017, 07:16:16 PM »
What was the lowest barometer pressure readings recorded as the storm passed over them?

So far, for my cousin in Sugarland SW of Houston, 29.63 in    at 6:08 PM on 24 August 2017. Right now, it's 29.70 in and falling @ 0.02 in/hr, so he might go lower.

His website, http://www.calsage.com/sgweather/index.htm
The storm has lost it's intensity, certainly not it's ability to rain prodigiously, so these pressures are very pedestrian. We get that low here in the summer just from the thermal low that's generally over the Yuma area with completely sunny skies, bone dry dews, and hot temps.
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2017, 09:11:12 PM »
the definition of a hurricane (i.e naming what that is forming) is concentric gales around the center (and being warm core)
you can get that in the tropics from a relatively shallow baro reading at the center (e.g 995, where the normal barometer reading around it might be say 1015)

what's its over land, the windspeed needs to drop below hurricane force (average) to be renamed a tropical depression
once it looses its hurricane rainbands wrapped around the center, then it becomes ex tropical (and then transforms into a mid lattitude depression (where rain band arms (one of which is stalled over Houston (which has a problem))
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #40 on: August 28, 2017, 10:08:53 AM »
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Do you have a cocorahs gauge?
Sadly no, but I have one on order now.   :-)

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #41 on: August 28, 2017, 03:03:38 PM »
I see its drifting back over the ocean
could mean it regains some strength
and means more rain..as per forecast for biblical rain totals

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2017, 04:04:26 PM »
One weather guy said to put it in perspective for those not familiar with Texas:

"If Harvey came onshore at New York, it would have flooded all the way up to Boston"

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2017, 04:19:04 PM »
what tends to happen is that those big warm gulf water fueled rain bands , create lower pressure and also friction for the rotation (think of conservation of angular momentum)

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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2017, 04:20:07 PM »
Once the clouds begin to clear, I'd be interested in seeing any wide area aerial/satellite photos that might show the flood water boundaries.  Google Earth missed our big record flood by just a few days.  You can still see some high water, but no where near the full extent.  I had close to 2' of water in parts of my property and I'm about a mile from the nearest river and probably 20' above it.



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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #45 on: August 28, 2017, 04:36:53 PM »
Rainfall totals are closing in on what I receive in a year (~44")  :shock:
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #46 on: August 28, 2017, 04:40:12 PM »
Rainfall totals are closing in on what I receive in a year (~44")  :shock:
One year? Try four here.  :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #47 on: August 28, 2017, 09:32:37 PM »
7am today nearby cocorahs reports next to brother 24.3" in NE houston sub, daughter in League City off HW going to Galveston was 28". This doesn't count today's rain. 
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2017, 10:07:58 AM »
Cocorahs 41.67" near daughters place.

8/29/2017     7:00 AM     TX-HRR-28     Webster 0.4 NW    13.80    
8/28/2017     7:00 AM     TX-HRR-28     Webster 0.4 NW    6.37   
8/27/2017     7:00 AM     TX-HRR-28     Webster 0.4 NW    17.00    
8/26/2017     8:30 AM     TX-HRR-28     Webster 0.4 NW    4.57   
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Re: Hurricane Season 2017
« Reply #49 on: August 29, 2017, 02:59:35 PM »
Just amazing. And I know New Orleans is getting hit with some rain as well as parts of Louisiana.
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