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  1. Fearsome Forehand

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    No, not the college football team at U of Miami. (Playing BC on Saturday BTW.)

    I have been through 6 of these things; five in Florida, one in New England.

    These are huge storms that spawn a lot of tornadoes. You just hope you are not in the wrong place at the wrong time. Even worse is when they hit you at night. More scary IMHO. Scary even in the daytime though.

    This one (Isaac) is bearing down on FL and the Gulf has the potential to become a Cat 4 or 5 if it stays out over the Gulf and gathers strength. Best case, it turns right after Cuba and goes way out into the Atlantic but that seems to be somewhat unlikely.

    Of course, everyone in its path will be out buying batteries, water, food etc. Every generator in sight will be sold.

    Hope it fizzles out like some do but this one might be nasty. Good luck to those in its path.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT09/AL0912W5.gif
     
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  2. r2473

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    ln Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire hurricanes hardly ever happen.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUQpoyfbWJ0

    Here comes Isaac:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2cHkMwzOiM

    Who's the black private dick
    That's a sex machine to all the chicks?
    SHAFT!
    Ya damn right!

    Who is the man that would risk his neck
    For his brother man?
    SHAFT!
    Can you dig it?

    Who's the cat that won't cop out
    When there's danger all about?
    SHAFT!
    Right On!

    They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother
    SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
    I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft.
    THEN WE CAN DIG IT!

    He's a complicated man
    But no one understands him but his woman
    JOHN SHAFT!
     
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  3. mikeler

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    Not a fan of hurricanes.
     
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  4. stringertom

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    This one's large but not organizing as of yet. 40MPH winds and moderate pressure. The longer it stays that way is good news for most of us.
     
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    No like, but so far (hopefully it will go away and/or weaken), this one does not appeal to bad (hopefully will stay that way).

    Unfortunately, its track looks like it is either going to hit me in Key West or Hollywood no matter which projected track it takes.
     
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  6. Fearsome Forehand

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    New Orleans in the cross hairs again. Especially bad if the storm makes landfall slightly west of the city due to the nature of the rotation and the resulting storm surge. Cat 1 or 2 but huge, slow moving and a lot of rain which means flooding.

    Good luck to those in its path.
     
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  7. jaggy

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    Never been in one, had earthquakes in Calif and tornadoes in the *******, hurricane would be my trifecta or something
     
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    Been in a bunch of earthquakes, the worst (so far) was probably a 6 or 7, no big deal. The one in Alaska in 1964, now that would be a big deal, 9.2 and lasted for four minutes. Ground was moving in waves like the sea.

    Tornadoes, I have been around a bunch but never saw one. They are just plain nasty especially the large ones.
     
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    Never been in a Hurricane and hope to continue that trend, I hope it fizzles quick.

    I've been around tornadoes my entire life and they're best left alone too. Seeing one touch down sticks with a chap.
     
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  11. chrischris

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    Happy this one wasnt as bad as Katrina. But since its getting colder its surprising it happened at all.
     
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    I am looking for a male dorm bed in south pole for next summer - any suggestions?
     
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    No but try reading a book by Joe Romm to keep you warm.
     
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    We had three hurricanes in six weeks in Central Florida in '04, the year before Katrina. Isaac reminds me of the second of those, Frances...very slow mover but loads of rain that toppled all the power lines weakened by Charly three weeks earlier. No power for four days in a Florida summer is rough but not as bad as what the low-lying residents in LA/MS are now facing. My thoughts are with them.
     
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    Does science matter to hurricanes? Trivial things like warmer water temperatues dont matter of course , just wanted to point that out. By the same token, water doesnt become ice due to low temps.
     
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    QFT! Also very true...according to John Hagee, a man of the cloth, New Orleans was pummeled by Katrina as payback from God for their sinful ways...they had the nerve to schedule a gay parade on August 29, 2005.
    I wonder what they were cooking up this year???
     
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    This is the first year we've ever had hurricanes. They did not happen 100 years ago.
     
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    Scientists have no clue how hurricanes form and why.. therefore the claim that water tempertures matter and that extra energy boost the hurricanes is probably just hot air.
    As a result of the same science we cannot monitor nor follow hurricanes or predict weather and much less climate .
    By the same token sending satellites in orbit based on aerodynamics and calcualtions of gravity versus firepower to get them into space to send us data is also quite useless .In fact science is a waste of time.

    Lets come to our senses and see what matters.
     
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    ^^ thanks for sharing!! Last month was the first July in several years that featured no hurricanes forming in the Atlantic.
     
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    When I was a child, I used to wonder who would win a fight between a hurricane and a tornado.
     
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    2012 was the first year ever to have two named T.S.'s before the official beginning of the storm season on June 1.
     
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    I hear 2013 is supposed to be the year of T&A.

    But let's hope its not "raining men".
     
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    As sure as if my purse is full of cash and therefore the economy is back on track, if its cold and snowy where you are this winter AGW is a hoax and hurricanes are decreasing in their intensity.

    Now pour me drink and propose a toast for our future!
     
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  24. dParis

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    Things sort of petered out after that...
     
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    Cheers !!
    Warmer temperatures rock!
     
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    I'm thinking 2016 is really going to be the year of T&A, with the Rio Olympics and all. I'm hoping by then, topless nudity will be acceptable prime-time network television content. I'm counting on a better opening ceremony than Buzz Killington's Stories from the Hearthside.
     
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    I'm going with the hurricane, because hurricanes spawn tornados.

    Hurricane says, "Who's your daddy, beotch!"
    (Well, actually, it'd be "Who's your Mommy".... its a Hurr-icane, not a Him-icane)
     
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  28. dParis

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    I came to a similar conclusion.
     
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  29. stringertom

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    Friends and relatives of the dead in LA/MS from Isaac wouldn't exactly agree with you. September/October are also known to be months with potential for more big trouble.
     
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    No, probably not, and some friends and relatives of Air France flight 447 might not agree that air travel is safe either. Still doesn't change the fact that after an early, busy beginning, it hasn't been a relatively active season. The shame about Isaac is the thousands dealing with the massive flooding. My condolences to the families of the six storm fatalities. I think being from Chicago, where there have been 55 (and counting) homicides this month alone, has jaded me to a certain degree, unfortunately.
     
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    I'm hoping at least half of these were Cubs.

    And Bartman of course......
     
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    There is only a two-letter difference between "I"saac and "K"atrina so we're not seeing a particularly benign season. More is on the way, as the peak of the season is mid-September. We're just lucky we haven't had a humdinger like Andrew or the aforementioned cluster-***k of seven years ago.
     
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    Don't you live in Sweden?
     
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    Nah, he lives inside an eco-pod located on an iceberg that broke off of Greenland. That is why he is so concerned about global warming because the damn iceberg is beginning to melt.

    Meanwhile, he floats around the North Atlantic trying to find a usable, unsecured wireless connection so he can post on TT. :)
     
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    Isaac took a toll on our clay courts....
     
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    Surely.

    In reality , been busy saving what can be saved of the house that got hammered by flooding.
     
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    Sorry to hear that.


    At least you did not lose your clay courts! Just kidding, good luck with the house.
     
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    At least you did not lose your clay courts! Just kidding, good luck with the house.[/QUOTE]


    Ok man , thanks. hope you wont ever get hit by this kind of flooding and downpour. It SUCKS.
     
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    Ok man , thanks. hope you wont ever get hit by this kind of flooding and downpour. It SUCKS.[/QUOTE]


    I live in Florida. We get floods and downpours all the time. That comment was a joke as was my previous post.
     
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    I know you do ( i.e. have downpour and flooding in Florida from time to time)

    Nevertheless, i wish you wont get your personal house hit as bad as ours was.
     
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    I have been lucky enough to never be subjected to flooding outside of the occasional plumbling incident. It must be horrible.

    Living on the water is nice at times but the downside is when mother nature shows us who is really the boss.

    Parts of Louisiana are below sea level so they have to constantly pump water out. They have this elaborate system of levies that fails from time to time. Don't understand why anyone would decide to live in harm's way like that. It is only a matter of time before one gets flooded.

    Good luck to all the flood victims. Must be a horrible experience. Hope they have insurance.
     
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    I want to retire in tennis paradise soon, so this is why I pick Hilton Head, SC---it's a barrier island set inland, so for the last century, it's only been hit by a hurricane once. Otherwise, any hurricanes move north from Florida and up to the Outer Banks and beyond.
    Plus, the club I'd join at HH has 23 clay courts....
     
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  45. dParis

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    Law of attraction?

    Sorry to hear about your house.
     
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    What do you mean ?

    Thanks !
     
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    Yes its a spot that not very desirabel. but people have lived there in the past and have their history and families and livelyhooods there. now that the impacts of temperatures increasing in the oceans amp up things its worse than what previously expected and experienced. At least they arent the Maldives. I hope for the best but inform myself to be prepared for the worst.
     
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    Isaac has turned into a real pain...part of it spun off to blitz the NE for that delay at the USO; now, another band has reformed in the Gulf and could get strong enough to be named storm Nadine. At its very least, the effect will be more rain along the Gulf Coast and into the Florida peninsula.
     
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    The NHC blogged that the "son of Isaac" should really be named Esau or Jacob.
     
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