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: Batten down the hatches...

08-30-2004, 08:38 AM
Big whirling monster that's worth a look...

08-30-2004, 12:59 PM
and they call her Frances.....
Doc Shep

08-30-2004, 01:32 PM
Once again...I am confused... the extended forcasts look great... Where is she going?????

08-30-2004, 03:16 PM
Do you plan of sailing the Pharcas out to sea or will you be safely on terra firma?

08-30-2004, 03:52 PM
When it gets closer, Johnny Scissorhandz and I are going to the canyon for tuna! :razz:

FYI...after getting on the HurricaneTracker site, drag the cursor over the storm and projected path for more specific info...
It's all probabilities and a giant educated crap shoot...
The storm is in charge although the steering currents will help it decide where it decides to go...
So John, be sure to pack a clean/dry outfit for when we get plucked by the Coast Guard...the cameras will be running!

08-30-2004, 05:28 PM
Just don't plan any trips to P.R. or the Virgin Islands this week...
Doc Shep

08-30-2004, 05:59 PM
That's one of the coolest weather sites I've seen. Been following the storm, looks like the Dirty South isn't going to get her cleaning once again. Were getting pretty good at dodging bullets this year.

09-01-2004, 12:03 PM
BAD news for the Bahamas and it looks like a Space Coast Friday/Saturday train wreck lookin' for a place to happen...

09-01-2004, 01:55 PM
I got an email from my buddy on Exuma this morning.

They are charging up their satelite phones !

09-02-2004, 05:23 AM
The view from space, it's a big one!

09-02-2004, 06:27 AM
Look closely at that space shot and you can pick out Guantanamo...
'Been there/'Done that/'Got the T-shirt!

09-02-2004, 05:37 PM
Maybe they should tie the detainees to a few palm trees at Gitmo just before the storm strikes, and see how many are left afterwards.....that wouldn't be considered prisoner abuse, would it?
Doc Shep

09-03-2004, 04:54 PM
Catch d' jour @ Andros...

Urban removal in progress!
It'll be a while before the dust at eleven!?...

09-03-2004, 04:59 PM
I have a good friend that recently moved to Port St. Lucie. Spoke to him last night. Looks like he is in it's path. Let's hope that the devastation in Florida is minimal.

Dble Haul
09-03-2004, 06:48 PM
I'm concerned with any debris that is still laying around from Hurricane Charlie. With Frances coming through, that stuff could become airborne projectiles. :whoa:

09-03-2004, 07:19 PM
That's true, Florida actually asked there communities to go around and pick up and store debris in there garrage's. Florida is having a ruff year!

09-03-2004, 10:25 PM
I got an email from my friend down on Exuma and he reports that they came through it with minimal damage in his area. Lots of debris as you would expect but generally minor damage. The houses he's building are deisgned to "hurricane" specs and it looks like they came through ok. The South side where he's located took the worst of the storm surge (max winds in their location topped out at 100mph. But apart from the mess on the beach, nothing too drastic. Looks like they had a narrow escape - just pray for the rest of the Islands and Florida!

09-05-2004, 10:25 AM
:frown: Looks like there's another one heading our way, Huricane Ivan.

09-05-2004, 06:23 PM
YIKES!...a very well developed eye already...
Every bit as much spin as Big Fran and seemingly on a similar track...
Already 120mph...Lots of warm water to feed the beast!
Probably a Cat IV by late Sunday (today)! AND heading for the Bahamas/Florida!!! :Eyecrazy:

'Must be some kinda' conspiracy!? :whoa:

09-06-2004, 07:48 AM
Pete as an ex pilot of the AC130 what is it like to fly though on of these things? My hat is off to the Air Force Reserve guys who fly these planes into the storm to get the data . They really got it right when they built the C130. It is a classic similar to the DC3.
FishHawk :D

09-06-2004, 08:14 AM
The C-130 is the modern DC-3 (which are still flying!) retirement in sight!
The weather birds based outa' Keesler Air Reserve Base are not your common cargo variety...quite specialized and EVERYTHING is tied/strapped down but good!
Normally we would avoid weather that produces lightning and severe turbulence but those boyz seek it out, dance with the goliath, and dispense sonar buoys while taking scientific readings that make the TV talking head weather folks look like heros!
Satellites give a great picture and warning but the folks who bury their noses into the stomach of the beast are the real thing...
Hats off to the Hurricane Hunters!!! Shaken, not stirred!

09-06-2004, 10:09 AM
Heard from the 'ol fishing buddy in Port St Lucie. Lost many roof shingles and a porch, but the main house made it through just fine. The winds were fierce for about 6 to 7 hours. No power since Sat at noon.. going to take a while to cleanup but everyone in the neighborhood is well.

09-09-2004, 05:44 AM
Well, for a few minutes it looked like Florida might get a break. :( Winds of change are a blowing, hopefully it looses a little bit of power...

09-09-2004, 11:17 AM
I just read off the that they are calling for the total evacuation of the keys! :Eyecrazy:

Florida will need our help one way or another.

09-13-2004, 05:10 AM
This morning it's back to a "Really Big One" from last nights status of just "Big". 72 hr strike zone might put it over us.