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2005-09-22 01:01:01 AM  
tickle...

tell them to leave. now. unconditionally LEAVE THE AREA AND GET OUT!
 
2005-09-22 01:02:30 AM  
There is only one ParadeCam, but ParadeCam wishes the best for all its webcam bretheren in harms way.
 
2005-09-22 01:04:36 AM  
Take this for what it's worth. Jim Cantore is in Seabrook, TX.
 
2005-09-22 01:06:09 AM  


Projected possible paths over map of Texas. Info as of 11pm.

Thanks imageshack!
 
2005-09-22 01:07:03 AM  
Good luck to anyone in Texas. If there is any FARKERs anywhere even remotely close where this thing might land, get the FARK out of there right now.
 
2005-09-22 01:09:35 AM  
From one discussion I read, some figure was given in nautical miles as to how far tropical storm strength winds reached from the center of the storm. That came out to be 170+ mi. That means before the eye of the storm even reaches land, even Austin might begin feeling some of its effects. I'm really anxious to see how this system handles itself in the next 12 hours... if it manages to undergo an eyewall replacement cycle early enough before it reaches land, we might be seeing exactly what we have now strength-wise on land, I think.

I have friends in Houston that were thinking about riding it out until the realized that they couldn't find any wood anywhere to board up their house. Oh, and I reminded them that when the brunt of this storm hits, they're looking at constant F2 tornado-level winds (I'm talking Fujita scale) pounding them, gusting up to F3 levels. And while on the subject of tornadoes, the eastern half of the storm is more prone to spawn tornadoes... sooooo Houston is not a good place to be any way you look at it. Especially with the models shifting back east in the latest runs.
 
2005-09-22 01:10:17 AM  
Well, I was told that I'm working 8:30-5:00 tomorrow :(

Sucks when your mom is your boss, and you work at a newspaper that has deadlines. I will probably leave immediately after for San Antonio.

For re-iteration of where I live, here is the map(it's scale is HUGE, the left metropolitan area is Beaumont, Galveston is the long strip south/southwest of the big metro area (Houston)):

http://www.wilsoncalvert.com/images/kingwood.jpg
 
2005-09-22 01:12:07 AM  
These models look like Austin will be to the West and South of the projected path.

Galveston, Freeport, and Lake Jackson areas look to be pretty bad.

I just realized I cropped the miles per inch indicator on the map. ARGH!!!
 
2005-09-22 01:12:58 AM  
If you look at that big Texas map above, if you look right where Houston is, in-between the blue and red lines, it says Humble. I live a mile or so north of there.

The paths I'm worried about are the blue and the red ones :(
 
2005-09-22 01:13:23 AM  
KidneyStone: Faethe thinks I'm a woman. Grea-a-a-a-t. That caps off the perfect day.


:(

Everyone thinks I'm a dude (on fark. In person some things are a little more obvious, thank God).

I love you, sweet Kidney Stone, sir.
 
2005-09-22 01:18:16 AM  
if you notice college station is in the path of every single line except 2 on that map... maybe its a bad time to be an aggie on texas A&m campus... hmm we'll see let's jsut see how good aggie engering is
 
2005-09-22 01:19:18 AM  
Recon is making the turn towards the NE quad eyewall. They went right for it instead of the usual X pattern. Think they're trying to get the NE quad/fix before the 2AM advisory. Looks like they should make it by 1:45EST (0545Z) or so at their current speed.
 
2005-09-22 01:19:47 AM  
The good news:

Anywhere Rita hits won't be as bad as New Orleans, even if it's Galveston / Houston.

Yes, I know the deadliest hurricane ever hit Galveston in 1900.

But in today's world, people there are better able to evacuate than New Orleans, which other than the touristy places, was a big slum full of government-dependent criminals. That includes their police force, 20% of which chickened out and left.
 
2005-09-22 01:24:31 AM  
BTW -- yes, Katy is very much in danger. They're 50 miles inland, but if the storm continues to be strong, the winds will still be very, very, very fierce (as in blow your damned house down ugly) even 50 miles inland. This assumes a direct Galveston/Houston strike or just to the west, of course, which isn't certain, but is becoming more likely over time. Even if they don't get raped by the storm, they're probably not going to have power for a VERY long time (think weeks).
 
2005-09-22 01:26:10 AM  


Better version of map above including scale.
 
2005-09-22 01:26:38 AM  
I gotta go to bed.

Remember, we are all monkeys. Some monkeys have more stuff than others, some monkeys are very important and some just think they are. But we are monkeys. We do not float very well. We do climb trees well, but not when we get older. We have never mastered the art of remaining calm under duress. When one monkey starts screaming, all the monkeys start screaming. It just takes a while for the stubborn ones to catch up.

So, be aware of your simian heritage, make like a bannana, and split. We are all 72 hours away from walking around on our knuckles and barking at each other from high places, because just like cats, monkeys always like to be up high, where they can look down on all the other monkeys.

The only bad monkey, is a dead monkey, when it comes to hurricanes.

Bye bye, it will be there in some form when you get back. President Bush will come by, and because he is from Texas, he will most likely stay for a while longer. He will hug some of you. All of you will be in our thoughts.

Its just STUFF.

PS - you always get bonus points if you moon the Presidential helicopter from a red Cross shelter. You win if you moon the Presidential helicopter, and someone puts it on tee-vee.

/night night
 
2005-09-22 01:28:04 AM  
bmihura: That includes their police force, 20% of which chickened out and left.

Unfortunately, NOLA had a policy of having to be a resident of NOLA to be on the police force. Most have families for which they are responsible. Can you honestly blame them for choosing family over job in this situation? Placing family over job is hardly being chicken.

 
2005-09-22 01:28:33 AM  
Wow, its actually a cleaner copy, but when you thumbnail it through Imageshack it becomes grainy.

Hmm.. Didn't know that...
 
2005-09-22 01:29:37 AM  
Almost there...



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2005-09-22 01:30:27 AM  
Wytchocolate: bmihura: That includes their police force, 20% of which chickened out and left.

This is how it should have looked. (stoopid html):

Unfortunately, NOLA had a policy of having to be a resident of NOLA to be on the police force. Most have families for which they are responsible. Can you honestly blame them for choosing family over job in this situation? Placing family over job is hardly being chicken.
 
2005-09-22 01:31:40 AM  
Rita is coming right up the I-45 corridor. The two wealthiest cities in Texas are on that corridor.
 
2005-09-22 01:31:59 AM  
I feel for the people in the Galveston and Corpus area.

I haven't heard much word about W. Houston. I've been trying to look online for stuff.

Your comments have helped a bunch.
 
2005-09-22 01:33:35 AM  
microbe thats actually the top 3 houston dallas fort worth
 
2005-09-22 01:34:11 AM  
rents are high, car insurance is through the roof, and we have crappy college football, but sometimes i thank my lucky stars i live in the northeast.

knock on wood
 
2005-09-22 01:34:15 AM  
We've gotten requests to start a new thread since this one is getting bogged down Move discussion here
 
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