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(Baltimore Sun)   Hurricane Earl now Category 4 and headed for Baltimore. This is not a headline from an Orioles game in 1970   (weblogs.baltimoresun.com) divider line 123
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2010-08-31 10:47:38 AM
NOAA says "a few rain bands" might sweep across the coastal counties of SC. Also says that the thing will end up 200 miles off of Cape Hatteras

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2010-08-31 10:49:36 AM
its going to be a fun weekend!
 
2010-08-31 10:49:47 AM
subby: Hurricane Earl now category 4 and headed for Baltimore.


That filthy place could use a good rinsing.

Maybe it's get New Jersey too...
 
2010-08-31 10:50:22 AM
it'll
 
2010-08-31 10:51:13 AM
yay we're doomed!
 
2010-08-31 10:54:08 AM
Why does it seem that, wherever I go, hurricanes follow?
 
2010-08-31 10:59:18 AM
Baltimore, eh? Too bad it's not Hurricane Omar.
 
2010-08-31 11:01:25 AM
i.cdn.turner.com

Category four? FOUR?! That's a horseshiat call, blue. Horseshiat! That hurricane ain't no more than this big. You people are here for one goddam thing...to fark us!
 
2010-08-31 11:02:21 AM
Huh. This is bad news for me, as there's not really anywhere I can go to be away from windows.
 
2010-08-31 11:02:49 AM
Please don't tell me I have to spend labor day weekend at my mother's.

/lives a few hundred yards from the water in Maryland.
 
2010-08-31 11:04:19 AM
IrateShadow: Huh. This is bad news for me, as there's not really anywhere I can go to be away from windows.

There's an Apple store in Towson, if that would help...
 
2010-08-31 11:05:26 AM
Eddy Gurge: There's an Apple store in Towson, if that would help...

I don't think they'd let me play refugee. I don't have any sweaters. :(
 
2010-08-31 11:08:17 AM
Yeah, saying that this is going to hit Baltimore is a bit of a stretch though the track has been moving slowly westward as more and more data comes in. But right now Baltimore only has about a 20% chance (new window) of seeing tropical storm-force winds in the next 5 days. There's going to be some rain and nice surf in North Carolina, then we won't hear about Earl again unless it takes a major turn westward and hits England or something.

Every major hurricane this year has stayed out to sea, thankfully.
 
2010-08-31 11:14:13 AM
Katie98_KT: its going to be a fun weekend!

Tell me about it.
 
2010-08-31 11:15:00 AM
DistendedPendulusFrenulum: NOAA says "a few rain bands" might sweep across the coastal counties of SC. Also says that the thing will end up 200 miles off of Cape Hatteras

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Average track error for day 4 over the past 10 years is around 200 miles.

That's why the forecast comes with the cone of probability.
 
2010-08-31 11:17:11 AM
Cue the It Could Happen Tomorrow reruns.
 
2010-08-31 11:27:01 AM
My niece lives in Kitty Hawk and said the Weather Channel people are already there. No sign of Jim Cantore, yet. Thank god.
 
2010-08-31 11:29:17 AM
FredaDeStilleto: No sign of Jim Cantore, yet. Thank god.

If he ever shows up in my town I'm packing and leaving that instant. Poor guy ALWAYS gets nailed with the worst of a hurricane.
 
2010-08-31 11:30:15 AM
Gwendolyn: Please don't tell me I have to spend labor day weekend at my mother's.

/lives a few hundred yards from the water in Maryland.


I'm sorry
 
2010-08-31 11:30:33 AM
Gulper Eel: Category four? FOUR?! That's a horseshiat call, blue. Horseshiat! That hurricane ain't no more than this big. You people are here for one goddam thing...to fark us!

//too bad they couldn't have cloned Earl. The Orioles have never been the same since he retired.
 
2010-08-31 11:32:25 AM
I wonder what the TV news production meeting looks like before a hurricane hits. "Ok, we need a reporter to go stand out in front of a stop sign flopping in the wind. We need shots of waves crashing against the shore, preferably against a house, but a pier will do. We need a shot of a street light blowing in the wind. We need establishing shots with locals boarding up their windows. Make sure you ask them if they're going to stay or go. If one of them uses the phrase "ride it out" use that one. We're going to need a reporter yelling through the wind and barely able to stand up straight. Alright, people, go, go go!!!"
 
2010-08-31 11:37:27 AM
JerseyTim

You forgot the one reporter that gets a bit of rain when the storm is still 500 miles away saying: "We're starting to feel the effects of Earl. It'll only get worse from here."
 
2010-08-31 11:41:48 AM
bberg: Yeah, saying that this is going to hit Baltimore is a bit of a stretch though the track has been moving slowly westward as more and more data comes in. But right now Baltimore only has about a 20% chance (new window) of seeing tropical storm-force winds in the next 5 days. There's going to be some rain and nice surf in North Carolina, then we won't hear about Earl again unless it takes a major turn westward and hits England or something.

Every major hurricane this year has stayed out to sea, thankfully.


What sort of impresses me is how we haven't had any truly major hurricane seasons in the past five years or so- some have reached land, but it's been amazingly calm compared to years prior. Thank goodness because I could only handle the news reporters freaking out about half the amount they were freaking out.
 
2010-08-31 11:42:04 AM
GAT_00: That's why the forecast comes with the cone of probability.

Said cone...

www.nhc.noaa.gov

VERY unlikely this thing is going to have a significant impact on the Baltimore area.
 
2010-08-31 11:49:51 AM
SurfaceTension: VERY unlikely this thing is going to have a significant impact on the Baltimore area.

But lord tunderin', it's headed for Newfoundland, b'y!
 
2010-08-31 12:10:04 PM
Civil_War2_Time: JerseyTim

You forgot the one reporter that gets a bit of rain when the storm is still 500 miles away saying: "We're starting to feel the effects of Earl. It'll only get worse from here."


And the guy who can row his canoe across 1 foot of water.
 
2010-08-31 12:15:53 PM
GAT_00:

That's why the forecast comes with the cone of probability.


the cone of probability

the cone of probability

the cone of probability

THE CONE OF PROBABILITY


.
 
2010-08-31 12:19:30 PM
Andromeda: What sort of impresses me is how we haven't had any truly major hurricane seasons in the past five years or so- some have reached land, but it's been amazingly calm compared to years prior. Thank goodness because I could only handle the news reporters freaking out about half the amount they were freaking out.

This year was forecast to be one of the most active in decades with 15+ named storms, 8 of which would be hurricanes and 4 of those ending up as major ones (Cat 3 or higher). So far we've had 6 named storms, 3 hurricanes and 2 severe. We've just been lucky that none (so far) have hit land.

Just because we haven't had any major landfall events doesn't mean it hasn't been rough this year. Danielle is still the size of Texas spitting out 40 MPH winds over the North Atlantic.
 
2010-08-31 12:20:45 PM
bberg: Andromeda: What sort of impresses me is how we haven't had any truly major hurricane seasons in the past five years or so- some have reached land, but it's been amazingly calm compared to years prior. Thank goodness because I could only handle the news reporters freaking out about half the amount they were freaking out.

This year was forecast to be one of the most active in decades with 15+ named storms, 8 of which would be hurricanes and 4 of those ending up as major ones (Cat 3 or higher). So far we've had 6 named storms, 3 hurricanes and 2 severe. We've just been lucky that none (so far) have hit land.

Just because we haven't had any major landfall events doesn't mean it hasn't been rough this year. Danielle is still the size of Texas spitting out 40 MPH winds over the North Atlantic.


We can always hope.

.
 
2010-08-31 12:24:02 PM
I want a hurricane soooo badly. C'mon Earl! I want a hurricane day off school. 4 day weekend!

/Glen Burnout
 
2010-08-31 12:25:47 PM
JerseyTim: Baltimore, eh? Too bad it's not Hurricane Omar.

I love it. Last night's game pretty much made me lose my "you gotta believe" attitude. I still believe, but I'm down to about 5% optimism.
 
2010-08-31 12:29:03 PM
bberg: FredaDeStilleto: No sign of Jim Cantore, yet. Thank god.

If he ever shows up in my town I'm packing and leaving that instant. Poor guy ALWAYS gets nailed with the worst of a hurricane.


I was driving to work one morning when a big snowstorm had been predicted for Central PA.

As most do, I ignored the harbringers of sorrow on the local stations, since they're all tools of the Big French Toast lobby who want us stocked with zombie apocalypse levels of eggs, milk and bread.

However, when I hit the area of the State Capitol building, I saw Jim Cantore doing a live shot.

I turned around and hauled ass for home, stopping only to buy enough meat tenderizer to make the senior citizens next door palatable as a future snowbound meal.

Cold Story, Brah
 
2010-08-31 12:30:58 PM
Danielle, Earl, Fiona... is this trailer park hurricane season?
 
2010-08-31 12:33:56 PM
Gato Negro: subby: Hurricane Earl now category 4 and headed for Baltimore.


That filthy place could use a good rinsing.

Maybe it's get New Jersey too...


Good, maybe it will wash away New Jersey's stench
 
2010-08-31 12:34:00 PM
I'd better stock up on heroin and crack now.

And toilet paper.

/Seriously, every time there is a big storm, people here go out and buy toilet paper and bread. What are they making, toilet paper sandwiches?
 
2010-08-31 12:35:16 PM
Good thing I have no plans on visiting Baltimore anytime soon.
 
2010-08-31 12:36:28 PM
bberg: FredaDeStilleto: No sign of Jim Cantore, yet. Thank god.

If he ever shows up in my town I'm packing and leaving that instant. Poor guy ALWAYS gets nailed with the worst of a hurricane.


I watch the Weather Channel during hurricane season just to see his pompous ass get assaulted by the storms.
 
2010-08-31 12:36:52 PM
DistendedPendulusFrenulum: GAT_00:

That's why the forecast comes with the cone of probability.

the cone of probability

the cone of probability

the cone of probability

THE CONE OF PROBABILITY

.


I like the cone of irrelevance better. It's much safer there.
 
2010-08-31 12:37:03 PM
FirstNationalBastard: Danielle, Earl, Fiona... is this trailer park hurricane season?

The next 3 names are Gaston, Hermine and Igor. I can't wait for the genius Fark threads arguing over the proper pronunciation of Igor.

/well they were wrong then weren't they?
 
2010-08-31 12:37:39 PM
I should really get that open line to the sewer in my house covered with a toilet in case the system gets backed up.

/@$%^ you HGTV...this bathroom renovation is taking WAY longer than the 30 minutes your show took.
 
2010-08-31 12:37:57 PM
degreeless: DistendedPendulusFrenulum: GAT_00:

That's why the forecast comes with the cone of probability.

the cone of probability

the cone of probability

the cone of probability

THE CONE OF PROBABILITY

.

I like the cone of irrelevance better. It's much safer there.


But what about the cone of silence?
 
2010-08-31 12:38:51 PM
I must be reading the wrong article, this one says nothing about a storm heading to Baltimore but just mentions that two cruise ships leaving FROM Baltimore are changing their routes in places not close to Baltimore...
 
2010-08-31 12:40:33 PM
Surprised at the lack of snark in regards to the link going to a cruise ship report instead of you know, a weather report or something.
 
2010-08-31 12:40:34 PM
ElPollotonto: I must be reading the wrong article, this one says nothing about a storm heading to Baltimore but just mentions that two cruise ships leaving FROM Baltimore are changing their routes in places not close to Baltimore...

Hahaha, silly Farker, you still think that headlines and articles have anything but a loose correlation to each other. Modmins don't read articles, they just greenlight things that look funny or involve Christina Hendricks.
 
2010-08-31 12:41:35 PM
DistendedPendulusFrenulum: GAT_00:

That's why the forecast comes with the cone of probability.

the cone of probability

the cone of probability

the cone of probability

THE CONE OF PROBABILITY

.


The Cult of Personality? (new window)

/cone of probability turn turn turn
 
2010-08-31 12:41:59 PM
I miss earl Link (VERY NSFW)
 
2010-08-31 12:42:09 PM
JerseyTim: I wonder what the TV news production meeting looks like before a hurricane hits. "Ok, we need a reporter to go stand out in front of a stop sign flopping in the wind. We need shots of waves crashing against the shore, preferably against a house, but a pier will do. We need a shot of a street light blowing in the wind. We need establishing shots with locals boarding up their windows. Make sure you ask them if they're going to stay or go. If one of them uses the phrase "ride it out" use that one. We're going to need a reporter yelling through the wind and barely able to stand up straight. Alright, people, go, go go!!!"

As a former TV reporter (to be fair, one in an area that got monster blizzards more than hurricanes) let me assure you that you are just about dead-on correct.

All you missed is the hot reporter the assignment editor wants to bang gets sent to a supermarket to report from indoors on people buying supplies, and the argument from the sports director that he still needs his three minutes.
 
2010-08-31 12:42:19 PM
IrateShadow: Huh. This is bad news for me, as there's not really anywhere I can go to be away from windows.

Sucks being a mannequin. Maybe you could try to get positioned somewhere on the inside of the department store? Or just have your arm keep dropping off so they put you in storage in the basement?
 
2010-08-31 12:42:30 PM
I hope this doesn't ruin Obama's next vacation!
 
2010-08-31 12:45:49 PM
I think the only likely impact will be Nantucket and Cape Cod. Hopefully, it will pass 200+ miles out and not hit us. Tropical storm force gusts, my boat in Chatham can handle - Hurricane force gusts, I'd have to pull it and have it in my driveway, so a tree can fall on it.

Keeping an eye out and fingers crossed...
 
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