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(WWL)   Say hello to Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season   (wwl.com) divider line 123
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2013-06-05 09:56:53 PM

Some Coke Drinking Guy: I know they are predicting a bad season, but hurricanes are all about the water temperature [...]


And wind shear.

"Wind shear is often the most critical factor controlling hurricane formation and destruction. [...]

Tropical cyclones are heat engines powered by the release of latent heat when water vapor condenses into liquid water. Wind shear hurts tropical cyclones by removing the heat and moisture they need from the area near their center. Shear will also distort the shape of a hurricane by shearing it (blowing the top away from the lower portion), so that the vortex is tilted. A tilted vortex is usually a less efficient heat engine--the delicate balance of inflowing low-level winds and outflowing upper-level winds that ventilate the storm gets disrupted."

-- http://www.wunderground.com/education/shear.asp
 
2013-06-05 09:57:48 PM

rooftop235: chewielouie: show me: Fear_and_Loathing: Shostie: nekom: NOAA predicts a bad one.

They ALWAYS predict a bad one.

This!

It's what they do. It's ALL they do!

Music to the ears of insurance company execs.

That's not music to execs of insurance companies. 
Music is 30 years of calm.


Contractors on the other hand hear rock and roll and symphonies.
 
2013-06-05 09:58:52 PM
Does this mean gas is gonna go up another 50 cents?
 
2013-06-05 09:59:02 PM

b0rg9: Confabulat: I'm just glad the damn sun is gone for awhile.

Yeah pretty much this.  Although today in Clearwater/Tarpon -- oy it's so humid!


I misread Tarpon which made me wonder why a little moisture would be an issue.
 
2013-06-05 09:59:44 PM
When is it scheduled to hit Oklahoma?
 
2013-06-05 09:59:44 PM
It's the SEE OH TWO!
 
2013-06-05 10:01:27 PM
Just a Tropical Storm *YAWN*.  Meh, schools here aren't even worried yet (near Tampa).  In fact I just check and my County's school  website has this in a box:  At this time  no plans for cancellations of any events due to Tropical Storm Andrea. So, big MEH and ho hum to Andrea not even good enough to get our jumpy school system going red alert (and that doesn't take much).  Only thing I need to really worry about is a freakin' power outage due to somebody who can't drive in the rain plowing into a pole or a water logged branch breaking and taking out a power wire.  Wake me when a REAL hurricane brews and comes this way.  I could use a little excitement (yes, I'm one of those crazy Floridians who taunts hurricanes for fun).
 
2013-06-05 10:05:47 PM
My ex-wife's name is Sandy.
I texted a storm pic to her and said "LOOK, it's almost as big as you"
It didn't help our already troubled situation.
 
2013-06-05 10:08:15 PM

Spanky McStupid: We went through one season where we had to resort to the Greek alphabet so ... meh.


As we got toward the end of that season, my husband and I started wondering what happens when they reach the end of the alphabet. Never really cared to know, but unfortunately, that knowledge is ingrained in me.

www.nasa.gov

2004 was fun in Florida. Lucky me got to spend time with Charley.

www.recmod.com

www.recmod.com

/And Andrea sounds just like Andrew. Another one I have fun with.
//I live in NC now. Woo hoo!
 
2013-06-05 10:11:10 PM
farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2013-06-05 10:13:29 PM

JungleBoogie: Some Coke Drinking Guy: I know they are predicting a bad season, but hurricanes are all about the water temperature [...]

And wind shear.

"Wind shear is often the most critical factor controlling hurricane formation and destruction. [...]



... and ruthless efficiency.  The THREE factors are water temperature, wind shear, and ruthless efficiency.
 
2013-06-05 10:14:18 PM
Someone warn the governer.  He's going to get farked.
 
2013-06-05 10:18:01 PM
We've already been getting dumped on all week after two weeks straight of sunshine here in Charleston.

Looks like we just get to add 45mph wind to it in the next few days.

I'll bring the umbrella and the chairs in.

Meh.
 
2013-06-05 10:19:45 PM

one of those: Darkviking: I may be moving to Tampa and I'm not getting a kick....

I'm in Tampa. We haven't been hit by a major hurricane in 90-some years. So I guess we're due?

Like someone said above, Cat 1-2 aren't a big deal around here generally, unless you live right on the beach or maybe in a trailer.


I lived in Tampa during Charley/Frances/Jeanne

Charley caused me to get stuck in New Orleans on the company dime (the horror), Frances and Jeanne came through and blew some trees over and knocked out my power.  The worst part of that was that my power didnt get restored for over a week and that shiat got hot once the storm left.
 
2013-06-05 10:20:17 PM

LordOfThePings: FrancoFile: Is it pronounced ANN-dree-ah, or AHN-dree-ah??

an-DRAY-ah



ondrya

http://www.tropicwx.com/
 
2013-06-05 10:21:23 PM

Hobodeluxe: show me: Fear_and_Loathing: Shostie: nekom: NOAA predicts a bad one.

They ALWAYS predict a bad one.

This!

It's what they do. It's ALL they do!

they save lives.


My comment wasn't meant to be negative. I was trying to parody the phrase from the Terminator: "It's what he does. It's ALL he does!" I have great respect for NOAA.
 
2013-06-05 10:27:14 PM

Igor Jakovsky: one of those: Darkviking: I may be moving to Tampa and I'm not getting a kick....

I'm in Tampa. We haven't been hit by a major hurricane in 90-some years. So I guess we're due?

Like someone said above, Cat 1-2 aren't a big deal around here generally, unless you live right on the beach or maybe in a trailer.

I lived in Tampa during Charley/Frances/Jeanne

Charley caused me to get stuck in New Orleans on the company dime (the horror), Frances and Jeanne came through and blew some trees over and knocked out my power.  The worst part of that was that my power didnt get restored for over a week and that shiat got hot once the storm left.


Yep pretty much. Everyone was freaked out about Charley, but it missed us thank goodness. Frances and Jeanne just sat on top of us for days. I lost power for only 3 days though. We found a bar with a generator on Sunday and sat there for about 10 hours drinking and watching football, hoping it'd be back on when we got back. It wasn't, but at least it was easy to get to sleep at that point.
 
2013-06-05 10:27:48 PM

Plant Rights Activist: Someone warn the governer.  He's going to get farked.


The storm will wander around Georgia as an annoyance and just die out of lack of intelligence.
 
2013-06-05 10:29:54 PM

picturescrazy: My first thought was "meh" because big deal, another named storm. Then I realized it was hurricane season and named storms means something. Good job weather channel abusing the idea.


Wolf! WOLFFFFF!!!!!
 
2013-06-05 10:32:03 PM

wxboy: NeverDrunk23: Last two years we had one hurricane make landfall each year. Irene and Sandy.

And Isaac.


Fark you, Isaac. In terms of destruction you weren't bad, but you basically squatted over my city for multiple days and the power was out for a week. You were that guy who comes to crash at your place for the night and never leaves. Go home, Isaac, you're drunk.
 
2013-06-05 10:32:30 PM
I've been watching this one since it began as Invest 97 l, hoping for a hurricane. Two computer models yesterday and this morning showed a remote possibility of it coming to Texas. Since I'll be just an hour from Galveston by tomorrow evening I had high hopes of getting to howl at the wind and this will probably be the last chance I get ( being old and all ). Two weeks in the coastal area, maybe a good tropical storm will pop up.
 
2013-06-05 10:34:36 PM
They're forecasting a lot of rain in my area for the next couple of days.  This part of town is notorious for flooding.  It's going to suck for my downstairs neighbor for sure.  But, it's probably going to suck for me as well since the power seems to go out whenever there's a lot of rain like this.  Oh, Internet, how will I ever live without your ever present presence?
 
2013-06-05 10:36:33 PM

GilRuiz1: JungleBoogie: Some Coke Drinking Guy: I know they are predicting a bad season, but hurricanes are all about the water temperature [...]

And wind shear.

"Wind shear is often the most critical factor controlling hurricane formation and destruction. [...]


... and ruthless efficiency.  The THREE factors are water temperature, wind shear, and ruthless efficiency.


Wait, I'll come in again.
 
2013-06-05 10:38:49 PM
I've been around a nasty blower called Andrea, stay away, run, run fast.
 
2013-06-05 10:39:03 PM

one of those: Igor Jakovsky: one of those: Darkviking: I may be moving to Tampa and I'm not getting a kick....

I'm in Tampa. We haven't been hit by a major hurricane in 90-some years. So I guess we're due?

Like someone said above, Cat 1-2 aren't a big deal around here generally, unless you live right on the beach or maybe in a trailer.

I lived in Tampa during Charley/Frances/Jeanne

Charley caused me to get stuck in New Orleans on the company dime (the horror), Frances and Jeanne came through and blew some trees over and knocked out my power.  The worst part of that was that my power didnt get restored for over a week and that shiat got hot once the storm left.

Yep pretty much. Everyone was freaked out about Charley, but it missed us thank goodness. Frances and Jeanne just sat on top of us for days. I lost power for only 3 days though. We found a bar with a generator on Sunday and sat there for about 10 hours drinking and watching football, hoping it'd be back on when we got back. It wasn't, but at least it was easy to get to sleep at that point.


After about 5 days of not having power, I left and went to a local Fairfield Inn and used some Marriott Rewards Points and stayed there for a few days until it got restored.  It sucks when you are sweating your balls off and looking across the way at one of the other condos with the lights on.  We had a hurricane party for Frances and Jeanne but afterwards it got old quick.
 
2013-06-05 10:39:38 PM
So glad to be moving further inland at the end of the month...

/TX gulf coast
 
2013-06-05 10:40:01 PM
Farking Coont.

We've had rain for the last 5 days.  If this is any indicator, its gonna be 2004 all over again.  

/Time for me to unseat the old man as Monopoly King of the Family.
//My dad is a SONOFAbiatch to play Monopoly against.   He gives you all these deals that you think are gonna pay off, and end up costing you quadruple eventually.
 
2013-06-05 10:41:35 PM
Deland, FL checking in. We'll probably get some rain and a little wind on the flip side
but that's about it.

I hope.

Hurricane Frances ate our apartment back in 20-whateverthefarkyearthatwas.
 
2013-06-05 10:41:54 PM

MrHappyRotter: They're forecasting a lot of rain in my area for the next couple of days.  This part of town is notorious for flooding.  It's going to suck for my downstairs neighbor for sure.  But, it's probably going to suck for me as well since the power seems to go out whenever there's a lot of rain like this.  Oh, Internet, how will I ever live without your ever present presence?


Hot Spots.   McDonalds usually has free 'net.
 
2013-06-05 10:42:30 PM
ack
 
2013-06-05 10:43:30 PM
I'm driving to Raleigh to see an outdoor concert on Fri. This is not good.
 
2013-06-05 10:43:53 PM

Spanky McStupid: Forgot to add: Ocala here.


Hey, Multiple Slocalas.   I'm off 36th behind Terrys.
 
2013-06-05 10:43:54 PM
Me, just expecting rain, the normal ponding and a little wind on the Tampa Peninsula.  As said upthread, Thursday.  Hopefully light enough that the kids can still go to school tomorrow.
 
2013-06-05 10:44:46 PM
Hurricane Isaac Was a Cat-1 storm for 99% of its miserable life.  It parked off the Louisiana coast last year for about 48 hours and dumped a shiatload of flooding rain and (what would have been otherwise minor if it was at normal forward speed) storm surge.  About a million without power, many days of ugly heat with no A/C.
 
2013-06-05 10:45:49 PM
Well hello biiitch.
 
2013-06-05 10:46:15 PM
Feels frickin' nice out there here in St. Pete. A little sprinkly but I might go for a bike ride.
 
2013-06-05 10:46:39 PM

Twitch Boy: Does this mean gas is gonna go up another 50 cents?


yes...oh yes. Smart business plan.
 
2013-06-05 10:46:41 PM

vicejay: Hurricane Isaac Was a Cat-1 storm for 99% of its miserable life.  It parked off the Louisiana coast last year for about 48 hours and dumped a shiatload of flooding rain and (what would have been otherwise minor if it was at normal forward speed) storm surge.  About a million without power, many days of ugly heat with no A/C.


THIS is what people hate the most about hurricane season.   Its hot, muggy, nasty, and oh yeah, your power doesn't work so no shower for you.   Let alone no A/C.
 
2013-06-05 10:51:02 PM

nekom: downstairs: June 5th?  Ugh.  Not looking forward to this season.

NOAA predicts a bad one.  I have family in Sarasota, but this one doesn't look too bad at least.


Aren't we due? It's been awhile.
 
2013-06-05 10:52:56 PM

ManRay: Aren't we due? It's been awhile.


PROBABILITY DOES NOT WORK LIKE THAT
 
2013-06-05 10:54:55 PM

rooftop235: Contractors on the other hand hear rock and roll and symphonies.


My brother owns a tree service. When tornado sirens go off, he hears cash registers.
 
2013-06-05 10:57:51 PM
Well HELLO Mr. Ms. Fancypants!
 
2013-06-05 10:57:57 PM

rosy621: Spanky McStupid: We went through one season where we had to resort to the Greek alphabet so ... meh.

As we got toward the end of that season, my husband and I started wondering what happens when they reach the end of the alphabet. Never really cared to know, but unfortunately, that knowledge is ingrained in me.

[www.nasa.gov image 500x338]

2004 was fun in Florida. Lucky me got to spend time with Charley.

[www.recmod.com image 648x648]

[www.recmod.com image 500x500]

/And Andrea sounds just like Andrew. Another one I have fun with.
//I live in NC now. Woo hoo!


Right in the path of both Frances AND Jeanne. How often does one little area get TWO hurricanes in three weeks?

///Port St.Lucie checking in.
 
2013-06-05 11:17:57 PM

digitalrain: Deland, FL checking in. We'll probably get some rain and a little wind on the flip side
but that's about it.

I hope.

Hurricane Frances ate our apartment back in 20-whateverthefarkyearthatwas.


Daytona here; had plans to make it out in your direction with some friends for fire performing/etc this weekend but it looks like a rainout. Stay dry!
 
2013-06-05 11:23:12 PM

Sean M: show me: Fear_and_Loathing: Shostie: nekom: NOAA predicts a bad one.

They ALWAYS predict a bad one.

This!

It's what they do. It's ALL they do!

Does anyone happen to have a copy of the NHC/NOAA memo from ~10 or so years ago which said "In the interest of public awareness" they were going to name more marginal systems?  I do remember reading it, but unfortunately I didn't keep a copy.  Rick Knabb, current NHC director, was there as a junior forecaster at the time.

Of course, they never thought about the consequences.  More named storms = higher insurance rates and more people lulled into a false sense of security since they've been though a few named storms and they were jokes.

This thing is a Tropical Mess™ , not worthy of being given a name.


No, and that sounds pretty made up, but at least you've got your bizarre theories set to go. A tropical storm is a tropical storm.
 
2013-06-05 11:33:39 PM

Debby7813: rosy621: Spanky McStupid: We went through one season where we had to resort to the Greek alphabet so ... meh.

As we got toward the end of that season, my husband and I started wondering what happens when they reach the end of the alphabet. Never really cared to know, but unfortunately, that knowledge is ingrained in me.

[www.nasa.gov image 500x338]

2004 was fun in Florida. Lucky me got to spend time with Charley.

[www.recmod.com image 648x648]

[www.recmod.com image 500x500]

/And Andrea sounds just like Andrew. Another one I have fun with.
//I live in NC now. Woo hoo!

Right in the path of both Frances AND Jeanne. How often does one little area get TWO hurricanes in three weeks?

///Port St.Lucie checking in.


Hey, a fellow St. Lucie resident! Looks like we'll avoid most of the wind this time around. Not so much the rain, though...
 
2013-06-05 11:34:57 PM
I have friends who're roofers.  They just set up a new company which will be present after any damage should any storm hit anywhere in the country.  Head sales guy just got back from the midwest, having made high 6 figures in sales, profits in the mid 6 figures.  Hail storms and tornados give this guy wood.  once he finishes saying hello to his gf, I'm sure he'll be gone again to the east coast to do more sales.

/he's a vulture
//the company does quality work, though
 
2013-06-05 11:37:15 PM

Spanky McStupid: We went through one season where we had to resort to the Greek alphabet so ... meh.


Which is not a bright idea. Think about it: if Category 5 Hurricane Beta kills thousands of people, can the name be retired? If it's retired, what should it be replaced with? A character from another alphabet?

The Western Pacific Typhoon naming system, maintained by the Japan Meteorological Agency, may be one guide. 17 East Asian countries/dependencies (and the US) submit 10 names, which may be the names of places or things. 5 lists are created, with 2 of each country's names listed separately on each. The list is moved through alphabetically by country name in English, from Cambodia's suggestion to Vietnam's. When another storm develops, they move on to the second half of the list. When that half ends, they move to the second list. Now, what happens when the year ends? Nothing. They just keep going. When a name is retired, it's replaced by another name from the same country.

/tl;dr
 
2013-06-05 11:38:45 PM
I'm right in the path of this. Having lived in Florida for my whole life, these things end up being rather mundane.

Time to stock up on the beer. No way I'm going working tomorrow.
 
2013-06-05 11:49:57 PM

rosy621: Spanky McStupid: We went through one season where we had to resort to the Greek alphabet so ... meh.

As we got toward the end of that season, my husband and I started wondering what happens when they reach the end of the alphabet. Never really cared to know, but unfortunately, that knowledge is ingrained in me.

[www.nasa.gov image 500x338]

2004 was fun in Florida. Lucky me got to spend time with Charley.

[www.recmod.com image 648x648]

[www.recmod.com image 500x500]

/And Andrea sounds just like Andrew. Another one I have fun with.
//I live in NC now. Woo hoo!


Charley was our first hurricane, living in Cape Coral.   We were shiatting big green bricks watching the radar and seeing that the eye was tracking straight at us.  Then it did that little jog to the left and hit Punta Gorda instead.  3 days without power in the Florida humidity.  That sucked.  Only thing that made it livable was me hotwiring a car battery onto an UPS and using that to power a box fan at night so we could sleep.
 
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