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(Guardian)   As if Harvey, Irma, and Maria didn't bring enough big water: U.S. Gulf Coast going back to pucker factor 5, cuz here comes Nate   ( theguardian.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 06:23:01 AM  
Well that's just great.  Why not? There's always room for one more!
 
2017-10-06 06:43:17 AM  
The fun part? This is most likely the new normal.
 
2017-10-06 07:13:25 AM  
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NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.
 
2017-10-06 07:20:42 AM  

dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.


I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.
 
2017-10-06 07:25:32 AM  

PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.


The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.
 
2017-10-06 07:41:28 AM  

enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.


A Cat 1 isn't really all that bad, though
 
2017-10-06 07:42:22 AM  

enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.


I see now. It looks like a 3D poster to me. thx.
 
2017-10-06 07:47:24 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.

A Cat 1 isn't really all that bad, though


It's NOLA.  Any hurricane is bad for NOLA.  Hell, just a heavy rain can flood the streets if the pumps are having a bad day.
 
2017-10-06 07:54:18 AM  
See, Alabama? This is what you get for even considering Roy Moore.
 
2017-10-06 07:55:02 AM  

Ambivalence: MaudlinMutantMollusk: enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.

A Cat 1 isn't really all that bad, though

It's NOLA.  Any hurricane is bad for NOLA.  Hell, just a heavy rain can flood the streets if the pumps are having a bad day.


Heh... I built some of the control systems for some of the pumps

/If NOLA is still that fragile this long after Katrina, maybe it would be best to rebuild elsewhere
//Nature isn't nice
 
2017-10-06 08:13:41 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Heh... I built some of the control systems for some of the pumps

/If NOLA is still that fragile this long after Katrina, maybe it would be best to rebuild elsewhere
//Nature isn't nice


Nature may be fickle and cruel, but she's still a lot kinder and more predictable than humanity.
 
2017-10-06 08:15:12 AM  
Mother Nature is sending you Americans a message.
 
2017-10-06 08:16:34 AM  
Pretty cool of Nate to hit on a Saints bye week.
 
2017-10-06 08:17:44 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: /If NOLA is still that fragile this long after Katrina, maybe it would be best to rebuild elsewhere


I don't know if it is STILL that fragile, but I know that it used to be (even before Katrina).
 
2017-10-06 08:17:48 AM  

SomeAmerican: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Heh... I built some of the control systems for some of the pumps

/If NOLA is still that fragile this long after Katrina, maybe it would be best to rebuild elsewhere
//Nature isn't nice

Nature may be fickle and cruel, but she's still a lot kinder and more predictable than humanity.


No argument there

/At least Nature isn't willfully stupid and malicious
//Accidentally, maybe
 
2017-10-06 08:22:48 AM  
Pucker Factor 5 is my Butthole Surfers cover band.
 
2017-10-06 08:23:11 AM  

Ambivalence: MaudlinMutantMollusk: /If NOLA is still that fragile this long after Katrina, maybe it would be best to rebuild elsewhere

I don't know if it is STILL that fragile, but I know that it used to be (even before Katrina).


Uh, I think we all knew it was that fragile before Katrina. You know, what with "Katrina" being a thing.
 
2017-10-06 08:26:10 AM  
See what happens when you try to turn off Obama's weather machine!

Or it could be god is angry with the gays again.

Take your crazy pick.
 
2017-10-06 08:28:45 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.

A Cat 1 isn't really all that bad, though


Sandy was a Cat 1.  It was weird for other reasons, though.
 
2017-10-06 08:30:52 AM  

wooden_badger: See, Alabama? This is what you get for even considering Roy Moore.


An inch of rain and a stiff breeze (forecast for Birmingham)?  Seems like the penalty should be more severe.

/Resident of the 'ham
//Roy Moore loather
///Friday slashie trifecta
 
2017-10-06 08:31:02 AM  
Nate is just a wet fart compared to the rest of this season.
 
2017-10-06 08:31:58 AM  

Ambivalence: Well that's just great.  Why not? There's always room for one more!


"That's what she said "... oh, waitaminute. ..
 
2017-10-06 08:32:16 AM  

turboke: Pucker Factor 5 is my Butthole Surfers cover band.


My band, Hot Coffee Through The Nose, could open for them.
 
2017-10-06 08:40:06 AM  
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2017-10-06 08:45:20 AM  

Archie Goodwin: Mother Nature is sending you Americans a message.


fark, yeah.
 
2017-10-06 08:49:29 AM  
Categories are based on wind only. Intense amounts of rainfall are general worse than the wind unless it's a really powerful storm.
 
2017-10-06 08:50:29 AM  

enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.


Yeah, but "Hurricane" doesn't mean "disaster". Unless it really picks up power in the gulf, we're looking at a Cat-1 storm.

"Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days."

So the odds are the damage will be mild. The other hurricanes that hit were much much more severe.
 
2017-10-06 08:50:46 AM  
All this talk of Nate being no big deal and nothing to worry about and all the comparisons with the record season we've had so far have me convinced that NOLA is doomed.

I sure as hell wouldn't be sticking around to find out.
 
2017-10-06 08:55:22 AM  

pakenlon: enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.

Yeah, but "Hurricane" doesn't mean "disaster". Unless it really picks up power in the gulf, we're looking at a Cat-1 storm.

"Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days."

So the odds are the damage will be mild. The other hurricanes that hit were much much more severe.


That's like saying the Sandy Hook massacre isn't that bad because of the severity of the Vegas massacre.
 
2017-10-06 08:57:01 AM  
Now is not the time to talk about global warming.....
 
2017-10-06 08:58:54 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Archie Goodwin: Mother Nature is sending you Americans a message.

fark, yeah.


I think raining lead was enough of a message.
 
2017-10-06 08:58:55 AM  

johnphantom: pakenlon: enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.

Yeah, but "Hurricane" doesn't mean "disaster". Unless it really picks up power in the gulf, we're looking at a Cat-1 storm.

"Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days."

So the odds are the damage will be mild. The other hurricanes that hit were much much more severe.

That's like saying the Sandy Hook massacre isn't that bad because of the severity of the Vegas massacre.


Interesting analogy

/you're an upbeat, positive sort, aren't you?
 
2017-10-06 09:00:59 AM  

Mad Scientist: wooden_badger: See, Alabama? This is what you get for even considering Roy Moore.

An inch of rain and a stiff breeze (forecast for Birmingham)?  Seems like the penalty should be more severe.

/Resident of the 'ham
//Roy Moore loather
///Friday slashie trifecta


Harvey intensified much quicker than expected.  Don't be too sure it will be a CAT1.

/of course they haven't elected him YET.  Could be a warning.
 
2017-10-06 09:01:21 AM  
Oh that's just great. Our budget is already out of whack.
 
2017-10-06 09:01:22 AM  
20 feet.  That's how much wiggle room NOLA has.  They should be fine with a storm like this, moving this fast.  But I am not feeling so cavalier about that assumption as I might normally.
 
2017-10-06 09:03:41 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Archie Goodwin: Mother Nature is sending you Americans a message.

fark, yeah.


Petroleum Pete | Robot Chicken | Adult Swim
Youtube EX6vLzjsHmk
 
2017-10-06 09:03:50 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Ambivalence: MaudlinMutantMollusk: enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.

A Cat 1 isn't really all that bad, though

It's NOLA.  Any hurricane is bad for NOLA.  Hell, just a heavy rain can flood the streets if the pumps are having a bad day.

Heh... I built some of the control systems for some of the pumps

/If NOLA is still that fragile this long after Katrina, maybe it would be best to rebuild elsewhere
//Nature isn't nice


If they redirect the Mississippi, NOLA won't be around much longer. Though, it will go out of business before it erodes completely.
 
2017-10-06 09:05:28 AM  

chris chrisson: ExperianScaresCthulhu: Archie Goodwin: Mother Nature is sending you Americans a message.

fark, yeah.

I think raining lead was enough of a message.


How many Plagues of Egypt were there?
 
2017-10-06 09:11:57 AM  
Where are the religious wingnuts decrying this is happening because we elected a heathen to the White House?
 
2017-10-06 09:14:43 AM  

dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.


Army just called for a mandatory evac of Jackson Barracks, for the record. I'd err on the side of caution these days.
 
2017-10-06 09:21:36 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.

A Cat 1 isn't really all that bad, though


Allison did $9 in damage in 2011. It was never even a hurricane. Almost twice the damage that Isabel did, which was a full Category 5 in 2003.

You were saying?
 
2017-10-06 09:26:08 AM  
All the forecast models show it zipping right through without time needed to intensify.  Or dump much rain anywhere, compared to most hurricanes.
 
2017-10-06 09:31:39 AM  
Looks like Nate's gonna get his tires stolen in Newark come tuesday morning.
 
2017-10-06 09:34:24 AM  

basicstock: Now is not the time to talk about global warming.....


That's what I said right after Houston had four feet of rain!

People kept saying "Now isn't the time to talk about climate change." So I asked them if September 20th was acceptable.

But they said no, still too soon. They insisted I choose a later date. We finally agreed on Friday, October 6th.

I knew we should have stuck with September 20th...
 
2017-10-06 09:35:50 AM  

CheatCommando: MaudlinMutantMollusk: enry: PreMortem: dstanley: [www.nhc.noaa.gov image 850x697]
NOLA residents, *now* would be a good time to leave.

I'm no Tom Skilling, but that looks like a typical tropical storm, not a whole lot to worry about. Certainly doesn't seem to indicate it will be hurricane strength at all.

The 'H' over NOLA means hurricane.

A Cat 1 isn't really all that bad, though

Allison did $9 in damage in 2011. It was never even a hurricane. Almost twice the damage that Isabel did, which was a full Category 5 in 2003.

You were saying?


Katrina did $108 billion in damage

/FFS, you want me to say a Cat 1 has potential to do damage? Yes, it does, but typically less
//HONEY! SOMEONE IS WRONG ON THE INTERNET!
 
2017-10-06 09:39:08 AM  
Half Baked - Nasty Nate calender (naughty jungle of love)
Youtube tTniDw0Qxfg

No No No
 
2017-10-06 09:39:26 AM  
"Now hold on there, nasty nate" 
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2017-10-06 09:42:58 AM  
I am more worried about the pumps that drain the city than the actual hurricane. The sewage and water board of New Orleans is run like the good old days of the mob when people were getting no-show jobs like candy at Halloween. They are so pathetic that the governor is sending in the national Guard to make sure Curly, Moe, and Larry actually work. It's okay for the stooges to jerk around when there's not a hurricane bracing to hit Nola, but for now the big boys must take over.

http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2017/10/tropical_storm_nate_n​a​tional_g.html
 
2017-10-06 09:44:25 AM  
I'm not too terribly concerned about the storm, but I am terribly concerned about the pumps.  We can barely handle a heavy afternoon rain without certain areas of the city getting 4 feet of water.  Thanks, Sewage and Water Board!  Hope everyone that decided the money for the pumps should go elsewhere gets shiat cancer.
 
2017-10-06 09:48:39 AM  
Center line of the storm is about two miles from my house.  The grass seed I recently put down will probably wash away.  Sad
 
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