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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #125 on: September 10, 2017, 09:38:15 AM »
I'll be watching it.  :)

I posted this on the chit-chat forum but thought I'd report it here in case it wasn't seen.

Will see just how long my Vue and console lasts in Fort Myers. With 100mph+ winds projected I don't expect the ISS to last through the storm. If I can find the console after my mobile home blows away I may be able to extract some interesting data. You can see it at the link below for as long as the house had power. I'm currently holed up in Pensacola waiting for the storm to pass. www.nfmweather.com/weather/
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #126 on: September 10, 2017, 09:39:29 AM »
They are still reporting (as of 8am EDT) pressure but not wind speed.  ????

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #127 on: September 10, 2017, 09:43:17 AM »
Lots of power companies are sending crews south.  I'm sure mine is.  What you saw could have been Mississippi Power, Alabama Power, or some other power company.  Or it could be wildlife agencies which can be used for search/rescue/recovery.

I've wondered for years why they don't put all the power lines underground.  I know the initial cost would be high,but I'll bet they could have paid for that times over by now.

I'm sitting by a window facing Alabama Hwy 10 to the south and just had a caravan of dark green pickup trucks with blue lights heading east, some pulling trailers with ATV/UTV's on them, some with large john boats...this is about 50 miles south of Montgomery.  I couldn't make out the emblem on the side of the trucks..a tall, narrow emblem. There were probably 20 of them.  FEMA(it didn't look like their emblem), game wardens from MS or LA????
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #128 on: September 10, 2017, 09:50:08 AM »
Fantastic on the honey, Greg!!!!  How many hives did you rob from?  I had to let mine go by the wayside...life got in the way. :(

I completely understand having a plate full.  I wish you the best on everything...take some time for yourself, we only have so much time here so enjoy some of it. :)

I had 3 strong hives and one weak one that has died out.  I have mite strips on the three now.
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #129 on: September 10, 2017, 09:52:22 AM »
It looks like a lot of stations have lost power.

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #130 on: September 10, 2017, 10:20:11 AM »
I'm watching Paul Goodloe at Naples, FL and it really looks weird how the ocean is pushed 50-100 yards below low tide.  It's like there's a wall of water behind him.  Of course the wind is blowing east to west so it's pushing the water into the gulf.

He just talked to a local that's going to stay through the storm.  He said it's going to be a "cool view" when the surge comes in.  I hope he makes it.
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #131 on: September 10, 2017, 10:50:58 AM »
Lots of power companies are sending crews south.  I'm sure mine is.  What you saw could have been Mississippi Power, Alabama Power, or some other power company.  Or it could be wildlife agencies which can be used for search/rescue/recovery.

I've wondered for years why they don't put all the power lines underground.  I know the initial cost would be high,but I'll bet they could have paid for that times over by now.

I'm sitting by a window facing Alabama Hwy 10 to the south and just had a caravan of dark green pickup trucks with blue lights heading east, some pulling trailers with ATV/UTV's on them, some with large john boats...this is about 50 miles south of Montgomery.  I couldn't make out the emblem on the side of the trucks..a tall, narrow emblem. There were probably 20 of them.  FEMA(it didn't look like their emblem), game wardens from MS or LA????
My brother was VP of a power company in Vermont. I asked him about underground power lines but he said they concluded it would be cost prohibitive.

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #132 on: September 10, 2017, 11:39:00 AM »
My brother was VP of a power company in Vermont. I asked him about underground power lines but he said they concluded it would be cost prohibitive.

Maybe for them in VT (although they have to deal with snow and ice).  But if they're replaced a lot due to storms, it might be more feasible.
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #133 on: September 10, 2017, 12:12:31 PM »
I'm in a tropical storm warning for 50mph gusts and looks like 4" of rain and a tornado threat as I will be well on the east side of her. Fun times ahead!

BTW, I live 40 miles NNE of Atlanta, GA so this far inland usually doesn't get products like that issued.
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #134 on: September 10, 2017, 02:02:24 PM »
I'm sitting by a window facing Alabama Hwy 10 to the south and just had a caravan of dark green pickup trucks with blue lights heading east, some pulling trailers with ATV/UTV's on them, some with large john boats...this is about 50 miles south of Montgomery.  I couldn't make out the emblem on the side of the trucks..a tall, narrow emblem. There were probably 20 of them.  FEMA(it didn't look like their emblem), game wardens from MS or LA????

My guess might be US Forestry Rangers.  Maybe Border Patrol.

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #135 on: September 10, 2017, 02:34:05 PM »
WABC WZVN Naples / Ft. Myers is still live streaming
http://www.abc-7.com/category/168380/abc7-live-stream

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #136 on: September 10, 2017, 02:46:26 PM »
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #137 on: September 10, 2017, 03:24:53 PM »
N of Ft. Myers
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #138 on: September 10, 2017, 03:43:24 PM »
Naples Bay, Naples, Marco Island has a predicted high tide which will roughly coincide with Hurricane Irma's storm surge, and a possible shelf wave, and even compound flooding.
Ditto for Fort Myers, Port Charlotte, etc., clear up the FL West Coast.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/10/1697438/-Irma-Hits-Keys-Shelf-Wave-amp-Storm-Surge-Could-Devastate-Fort-Myers-amp-Naples

Today's Tides:  4:07 PM   high   2.8 ft.
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stationhome.html?id=8725110
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #139 on: September 10, 2017, 03:59:48 PM »
BAM! Hurricane Irma, high tide, storm surge, baro surge, shelf wave; all at once...

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WTNT61 KNHC 101941
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Hurricane Irma Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL112017
335 PM EDT Sun Sep 10 2017
...CENTER OF HURRICANE IRMA MAKES LANDFALL AT MARCO ISLAND...
The center of Hurricane Irma made landfall in Marco Island in
southwest Florida at 3:35 pm EDT as a Category 3 hurricane.
A 130 mph wind gust was recently reported by the Marco Island Police Department.
SUMMARY OF 335 PM EDT...1935 UTC...INFORMATION
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LOCATION...25.9N 81.7W
OVER MARCO ISLAND
ABOUT 15 MI...25 KM SSE OF NAPLES
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...115 MPH...185 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...N OR 350 DEGREES AT 12 MPH...19 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...940 MB...27.76 INCHES
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #140 on: September 10, 2017, 04:03:48 PM »
I'm watching Mike Bettis standing in the wind and rain.  I wonder why he's not holding an anemometer?
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #141 on: September 10, 2017, 04:26:24 PM »
I'm watching Mike Bettis standing in the wind and rain.  I wonder why he's not holding an anemometer?

As low as $31 for a Ronstan to $120 for a Davis handheld anemometer (who is Mike Bettis?) :
http://www.defender.com/category.jsp?name=handheld-wind-instruments&path=-1|17|2028690&id=2028832

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #142 on: September 10, 2017, 04:34:44 PM »
Turn on the weather channel.  You'll see him.

I'm watching Mike Bettis standing in the wind and rain.  I wonder why he's not holding an anemometer?

As low as $31 for a Ronstan to $120 for a Davis handheld anemometer (who is Mike Bettis?) :
http://www.defender.com/category.jsp?name=handheld-wind-instruments&path=-1|17|2028690&id=2028832
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #143 on: September 10, 2017, 04:49:56 PM »
Turn on the weather channel.  You'll see him.

What's the "weather channel"?
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No cable out here, would never pay the crappy sat companies a nickel. Don't even have DSL (thanks telcos, FU), ISDN might be available (inside joke, slightly better than dialup, at much higher cost IIRC).
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #144 on: September 10, 2017, 05:34:55 PM »
Well, whatever.
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #145 on: September 10, 2017, 05:43:48 PM »
Looks like she's inland for a while so the weakening trend will continue.
Latest wind forecast still calls for 50-60 in my area but I gotta believe that's pretty generous.
Sometime around 5 or 6 tomorrow morning should be the height of the storm for me.
Might be able to get through this without losing power.
Still have the threat of tornadoes though.

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #146 on: September 10, 2017, 06:04:54 PM »
Looks like she's inland for a while so the weakening trend will continue.
Latest wind forecast still calls for 50-60 in my area but I gotta believe that's pretty generous.
Sometime around 5 or 6 tomorrow morning should be the height of the storm for me.
Might be able to get through this without losing power.
Still have the threat of tornadoes though.

Yeow! Lookout, the TW's are popping up all over, upwind of Ocala.
The Key West radar is kaput too.

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #147 on: September 10, 2017, 06:19:56 PM »
Lost power at 2pm :(

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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #148 on: September 10, 2017, 07:12:59 PM »
The Naples NOAA Gulf pier station caught the passage of Hurricane Irma's eye.
Nice wind shift and fade. Preceded by the tidal surge, shelf wave, which has gone to almost 8 feet so far from the preceding drawdown. Even an effect on the water temp (not shown).
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stationhome.html?id=8725110

Winds
41.21kn.
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as of 09/10/2017 18:48 LST/LDT
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Hurricane Irma Tropical Cyclone Update
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL       AL112017
600 PM EDT Sun Sep 10 2017
...600 PM EDT POSITION UPDATE...
...WATER LEVELS RAPIDLY RISING IN NAPLES...
A wind gust of 142 mph (229 km/h) was recently reported at the Naples Municipal Airport.
A NOAA tide gauge in Naples just measured a water level of 2.2 feet above Mean Higher High Water, which is a 7 foot increase over the past hour and a half.
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Re: Hurricane IRMA
« Reply #149 on: September 10, 2017, 07:20:21 PM »
Looks like she's inland for a while so the weakening trend will continue.
Latest wind forecast still calls for 50-60 in my area but I gotta believe that's pretty generous.
Sometime around 5 or 6 tomorrow morning should be the height of the storm for me.
Might be able to get through this without losing power.
Still have the threat of tornadoes though.
Yeow! Lookout, the TW's are popping up all over, upwind of Ocala.
The Key West radar is kaput too.
Typical of land falling tropical systems. Fortunately they're almost always EF0's and 1's.
I was wondering if Key West radar would survive, the eye passed over or very close to it. Couldn't stay awake last night long enough to see.