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Catastrophic Hurricane Felix

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by lamont, Aug 20, 2007.

  1. Scuba-Jay

    Scuba-Jay Dive Charter

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    Jesus I should just move back to the UK....better for my blood pressure (and real estate investments!!)
     
  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    :lol:​
    No one told you that we have tropical storms over here? Hey, at least we have a summer every year. :D
     
  3. BKP

    BKP Great White

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    'Felix' is next on the list, after Erin (then Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, yada-yada... ).

    Btw, welcome back, Don. Glad you had no issues on the Coz exodus...
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks. It's my birthday, and I had wonderful plans to be snorkeling with Whale Sharks off of Holbox for my 60th (omg that sounds so old) - which may have worked out anyway, but I guess retreat was the intelligent thing to do.

    Ok, now that Invest 921 has apparently broken up without ever being named Felix, it that name off the list - not available to the next named storm...?
     
  5. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The tropical wave is expected to be hitting us this afternoon and tomorow. Some rain and thundershowers. Nothing special. A storm does not get named until it reaches Tropical Storm status-> winds at 39 mph. Names are retired of the storm is devestating. Thus, Andrew, Camille, Charlie, Jeanne, Frances, Hugo, Ivan, Wilma, Katrina....etc are all retired.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/sfl-flawave0821nbaug21,0,6910333.story
     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I knew all that - there was even one TS that never made hurricne that got retired forever, but is Felix retired for the year or available...?
     
  7. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Felix is still available, since this tropical wave is not named.
    Over the course of a hurricane season, there can be upwards of a 100 waves (open circular rotation), of which a few become depressions (has a closed circular rotation), fewer become named storms (winds at 39mph), fewer become hurricanes, and even fewer intense hurricanes (category 3 or higher).
     
  8. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Gotcha - ok, when The Real Felix comes about, I guess we can name the thread by that. :D
     
  9. lamont

    lamont Photographer

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    note to self: pay no attention to the SHIPS intensity model for tropical waves in the future...
     
  10. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Oh no, it's fine. Maybe don't name them so early - they may not earn it. :D
     

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