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Hurricane Florence

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Sep 2018, 18:32

Hurricane Florence's leading edge is battering the Carolina coast, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets, as the hulking storm closes in with 160kph winds for a drenching siege that could last all weekend.

Key points:
Tens of thousands of people already without power
Days of downpours could unload more than 900mm of rain
7,000 military personnel in place ready to respond to storm
The expected high winds and slow movement of the hurricane as it comes ashore are likely to make rescue efforts in flooded areas challenging, senior US Defence Department officials say.

Tens of thousands of people are already without power.

Forecasters said conditions would only get more lethal when the storm smashed ashore early on Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and crawled slowly inland.

Its surge could cover all but a sliver of the Carolina coast under as much as 3.4 metres of ocean water, and days of downpours could unload more than 900mm of rain, triggering severe flooding.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-14/hurricane-florences-slow-movement-to-cause-headaches-rescue/10246244

On Twitter someone who studies storms confirmed “a subtle slowing” of cyclonic storms. That is not good news for places in the line of one of these monster storms. A 13' storm surge is expected.

Some idiots remained in coastal communities.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Postby HBS Guy » 14 Sep 2018, 22:31

Abbott & Co are going to cause the mother and father of all recessions—be prepared!
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Sep 2018, 00:55

Abbott & Co are going to cause the mother and father of all recessions—be prepared!
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Postby pinkeye » 21 Sep 2018, 01:10

and they are not going to get SMALLER in future.
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Re: Hurricane Florence

Postby HBS Guy » 21 Sep 2018, 01:51

Main problem is: they are moving slower so the high winds and torrential rain pummel a spot for longer.

When the North Atlantic is warm it nourishes storms with heat and moisture. That is how Sandy could move as far north as New York. That is how Ophelia nearly hit the northern British Isles as a hurricane, most easterly hurricane ever.

Next bad hurricane season will be when a La Nina is active and the southern hemisphere is enjoying summer. La Nina lets/encourages hurricanes and southern summer sends hot water into the north Atlantic.

Hurricanes are not the only powerful cyclones, the Phillipines and China got hit by a very powerful one. Quite a few deaths.
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