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2005-09-21 02:25:36 PM  
From wunderground:
The 1:53 eye report from the hurricane hunters found a 920 mb pressure and flight level winds of 153 knots (176 mph). These numbers plus the satellite intensity estimates support upgrading Rita to a Category 5 hurricane.

There are two hurricane hunter aircraft in Rita this afternoon. The NOAA hurricane hunters found a central pressure of 934 mb at 11:17 am, and the Air Force hurricane hunters found a central pressure of 923 mb at 1:02pm. This incredible drop of 11 mb in 105 minutes is the fastest pressure fall I can ever recall seeing in a hurricane, and exceeds the 10 mb drop in 100 minutes we saw in Hurricane Charley last year. With an eye diameter of 25 miles, an eyewall replacement cycle is not likely today, and Rita may intensify to a level close to Katrina's strongest point--902 mb.


Cat 5e?
 
2005-09-21 02:27:25 PM  
Yikes!
 
2005-09-21 02:27:29 PM  
whatever happened to that Dyn-o-Mat guy who had the stuff to drop into hurricanes to absorb the moisture and weaken them?

Is he locked up with the water engine guy?

is there an endless supply of hurricane puns, or what?
 
2005-09-21 02:27:30 PM  
exceeds the 10 mb

I thought cat 5 was 100 mb?
 
2005-09-21 02:27:32 PM  
Wow! I wonder if I will have a house left? (I live in SE Houston.)
 
2005-09-21 02:27:33 PM  
Lemme help, submitter: It's this many.

 
2005-09-21 02:27:43 PM  
I'm #3
 
2005-09-21 02:27:44 PM  
Nerdy headlines make me laugh.
 
2005-09-21 02:27:49 PM  
Good christ.
 
DAR [TotalFark]
2005-09-21 02:27:51 PM  
I'm glad to see that I'm not the only network tech who wonders (just for a split second) why a hurricane is running cable.
 
2005-09-21 02:27:55 PM  
I can't help but feel guilty at the excitement. But that's just human nature. Hope everyone gets out ok.
 
2005-09-21 02:28:14 PM  
This will be good for business.

/i have a spare room also if anyone needs it...
 
2005-09-21 02:28:18 PM  
kinda looks like its headed for mexico from that.. or texas.. i feel sorry for the refugees who went west, they must feel someone up there really doesnt like em much
 
2005-09-21 02:28:29 PM  
I need to go #2
 
2005-09-21 02:28:43 PM  
Damn Yo.
 
2005-09-21 02:28:48 PM  
As Imentioned in the other thread, any farkers in the coastal texas area? If so, I need:

1) plasma TV
2) Lou Vuton handbag
3) Small puppy. Preferably a lab

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
2005-09-21 02:28:50 PM  
Classes at U/H, St. Thomas, and Rice are cancelled... woohoo!

/probably still have a 0600 pft on monday morning...
 
2005-09-21 02:29:01 PM  
Submitter gets a cookie for a funny tech joke.
 
2005-09-21 02:29:12 PM  
maybe they should prepare some sort of evacuation.
 
2005-09-21 02:29:15 PM  
Cool link
 
2005-09-21 02:29:28 PM  
TheRealist: is there an endless supply of hurricane puns, or what?

i'm waiting for the one that involves rum (that goes in hurricanes the drink) and rumsfeld.
 
2005-09-21 02:29:44 PM  
My wife has family from NOLA that evacuated to her parents' house in Rockport--looks like they'll be coming north soon...
 
2005-09-21 02:29:48 PM  
Nice headline...
 
2005-09-21 02:29:56 PM  
Word. Time to order pizza.
 
2005-09-21 02:29:57 PM  
I guess the US deserves this for not stopping global warming.
 
2005-09-21 02:29:58 PM  
so why does CNN still it's a 4? When they say 5, I'll believe 5.
 
2005-09-21 02:30:05 PM  
That animation in the link makes it looks like it's going towards San Antonio/Mexico...
 
2005-09-21 02:30:26 PM  


Cat fight?
 
2005-09-21 02:30:29 PM  
/good lord amlighty!!

Yahoo hates me.

( http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050921/photos_wl_afp/0509210833058dhz jk02_photo1 )
 
2005-09-21 02:30:37 PM  
God continues to rain his wrath on the south. Better pray harder.
 
2005-09-21 02:30:48 PM  
Bravo!

I hope it doesn't go Wi-Max
 
2005-09-21 02:31:03 PM  
Holy crap. Is this one going to be strong enough to churn up cool water from the bottom of the ocean and blow itself out? IIRC it had barely made cat-1 yesterday.
 
2005-09-21 02:31:07 PM  
Get the white people out! NOW!!
 
2005-09-21 02:31:17 PM  
I predict there will be a new category of hurricane, called cat5e. In keeping with cable classifications it will be approximately 10x faster than a standard cat5 hurricane, but will support an up to 100x speed increase.

/nerd
 
2005-09-21 02:31:18 PM  
Better move north while you can still afford it!
 
2005-09-21 02:31:19 PM  
Please pray for Omarion! He might be watching the news or something right now and the shock of it could kill him!
 
2005-09-21 02:31:35 PM  
I blame Bush, he is sending this to Texas to finish off all those he didn't get with Katrina.
 
2005-09-21 02:31:37 PM  
BEST HEADLINE EVAR
 
2005-09-21 02:31:41 PM  
Liberal female south-hating hurricanes!
 
2005-09-21 02:31:53 PM  
Why does god hate the south?
 
2005-09-21 02:31:57 PM  
I think submitter rushed to judgement on the headline, it is still a cat4
 
2005-09-21 02:32:00 PM  

cross-over or straight through?

 
2005-09-21 02:32:11 PM  
rita#tracert houston
 
2005-09-21 02:32:20 PM  
HAHAHHAHHA!!!111 nature wins!

But seriously, it wont be that bad. New Orleans did quite well until the leevys broke.

Or not.


IN all honesty, the government doesnt have the money to pay for this. Not when we're building bridges to nowhere in alaska! But im totally serious, there is no money for this.
 
2005-09-21 02:32:34 PM  
Holy shiat that is unreal. What a goddamn pressure drop! Its raining like hell in Orlando btw. Has been on and off since last night.
 
2005-09-21 02:32:43 PM  
I wonder if those poor evacuees feel like they are being chased down by some mother nature demon.
 
2005-09-21 02:32:51 PM  
Dear Houston...


/lives in Houston.
 
2005-09-21 02:32:53 PM  
...May I inquire, discreetly,
Must I now flee? Will you take my home with thee?
 
2005-09-21 02:32:59 PM  
Flight level winds are not what they judge hurricanes by.
Submitter jumped the gun a little.
Look for surface sustained winds.
 
2005-09-21 02:33:21 PM  
The supplied link ends with it at cat 4, unless there is some super duper top secret portion of that animation that fark-liters aren't allowed to see.
 
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