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Hurricane Ike Looks at Northern Antilles, T&Cs, Bahamas

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by DandyDon, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Expected to make Cat-1 and follow Hanna to an extent...
     

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  2. lamont

    lamont Photographer

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    dammit you're quick...
     
  3. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    :lol:​
    I was just about to post about TD9 as the upgrade happened...
     
  4. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just leave the shutters up from Hanna; Ike is following a similar approach and historically storms there tend to go north to northwest - away from the Caribbean...
     

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  5. DennisS

    DennisS Marine Scientist

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    It's amazing, total news coverage, models, hurricane satellites, PHds, hurricane hunter aircraft, and predictions. It's two days out and all they can say is Hannah will probably make land somewhere between south florida and north carolina. All these assets and all they can do is warn us about the "CONE OF UNCERTAINTY" which follows the "CONE OF CONCERN" you can now get "CONE ON YOUR PHONE" from one of the local news stations.To say that Ike will follow Hannah means nothing, they don't know where Hannah is going. Lots of hooplah but all they can say over and over is the same general info. No one knows where it will hit.
     
  6. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Varying forces at work I suppose, and Hanna seems to be clearing a path thru some of it for Ike. Be prepared and stay that way. From Dr.Masters....
     
  7. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I'm a mathematician. I worked with a group of meteorologists for several years. The algorithms and math for weather prediction are insanely difficult. Do not underestimate how good these guys are. If you don't (or can't) understand the difficulty of this, lay off the criticism. It's impossibly difficult to predict patterns and storm direction to the degree that you expect. A few years ago, they were unable to even predict hurricane preformation. Thousands of lives have been saved because of these models.
     
  8. DennisS

    DennisS Marine Scientist

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    My backdoor is 10 foot from the water, I'm not all that interested in the math. Do I go or do I stay, if I head north will I be going into the hurricane or should I stay put. If they can't tell me that I wish they would lay off the constant newspaper and television coverage. THE CONE is doing me no good at all. It comes down to maybe yes, maybe no with all the math and science being equal to the magic 8 ball when it comes to making a decision.
     
  9. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Denver is quite nice this time of year, but Colorado Springs has a lot to offer. Like I mentioned to an online friend today: "You live in the hurricane state; gotta stay prepared, huh?" Her reply: "Grrrrr"

    Feeling a little shell shocked, Dennis? Go mountain hiking, relax. :wink:
     
  10. Doubler

    Doubler Loggerhead Turtle

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    I'm just hoping the damn thing stays away from the Caymans. Leaving for the Aggressor on Friday. Selfish, I know and I am sorry. but....
     

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