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(The Weather Channel)   Florida is a pretty hurricane-savvy state, but even they have NEVER seen anything like Michael in the Panhandle, as least as far back as we have records, which is 1851. So If you think you "got this"? You don't got this-get to safety   ( weather.com) divider line
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2018-10-10 12:09:58 PM  
Aother post said the hurricane scale is not trustworthy. Which is it?
 
2018-10-10 12:10:27 PM  
What everyone forgot Hurricane Ivan, which removed a good chunk of I10 around Pensacola in 2004?
 
2018-10-10 12:11:57 PM  
Silly subby, climate scientists can do ice cores in Antarctica and get the number of hurricanes that hit FL in BC 4351.
 
2018-10-10 12:13:36 PM  
Discretion is the better part of valor. Leave and live to rebuild.
 
2018-10-10 12:14:13 PM  

manhole: Aother post said the hurricane scale is not trustworthy. Which is it?


Well, intelligent people understand that human predictions about hurricanes are not always accurate.  Faced with this knowledge, intelligent people err on the side of safety, so...I donno, what do you think one should do?
 
2018-10-10 12:14:20 PM  

manhole: Aother post said the hurricane scale is not trustworthy. Which is it?


Doesn't matter. You're f*cked either way.
 
2018-10-10 12:14:22 PM  
The strongest hurricane since the hall of records blew away mysteriously.
 
2018-10-10 12:14:47 PM  
They HAD seen one just like Micheal, but it was in 1850 and destroyed the archive of local meteorological records.
 
2018-10-10 12:15:59 PM  
What amazes me is how fast he developed and then kept growing.  In some instances there has been more than a weeks advance notice.  Not with this guy.

To be honest, yesterday when Batboy was giving his press conference and doing the "this is a hurricane the likes of which we've never seen before" I was like really?  This line again?  And then I looked at the maps myself and was oh, not the typical politicians the sky is falling routine.
 
2018-10-10 12:16:01 PM  
Severe Hurricane Warning for North Carolina on Thursday September 13, 2018
Youtube 976crKxORKk
 
2018-10-10 12:16:02 PM  
This hurricane is Trump's fault as well!

/Am I doing this right Fark?
 
2018-10-10 12:16:38 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: The strongest hurricane since the hall of records blew away mysteriously.


Curse my slow meme-generating speed.
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2018-10-10 12:16:46 PM  

manhole: Aother post said the hurricane scale is not trustworthy. Which is it?


No category 4 hurricane can be taken lightly.  Don't take a category 1 hurricane that is forecasted to dump rain by the yard onto mostly flat ground.
/google unsure if "forecasted" is "wrong"
//weather.com (and similar) have one setting: panic
///this has been true for a long time.  If you send your weatherman out in the hurricane, he *has* to find a downed tree to stand in front of while broadcasting, even if there is a long line of other weathermen.  I think Dave Barry mentioned this when he was funny, so that was a *long* time ago.
 
2018-10-10 12:17:11 PM  
that escalated quickly.rar
 
2018-10-10 12:17:18 PM  
Damn this is a strong storm.  It is spawning threads all over the main page!
 
2018-10-10 12:17:25 PM  
"Get to safety?"  It's a bit late for that.  We're rapidly approaching the point that if you haven't evacuated you're better off sheltering in place.  Getting on the road at this point is probably more dangerous.
 
2018-10-10 12:17:29 PM  
Some day a real rain will come.
 
2018-10-10 12:17:43 PM  
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2018-10-10 12:17:50 PM  

great_tigers: This hurricane is Trump's fault as well!

/Am I doing this right Fark?


No.

GTFO, DIAF and WTFOMGBBQ.

That, Sir, is how you Fark.
 
2018-10-10 12:17:52 PM  

manhole: Aother post said the hurricane scale is not trustworthy. Which is it?


"Not trustworthy" =/= "Inadequate"
 
2018-10-10 12:17:57 PM  

TwilightZone: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/976crKxO​RKk]


Speaking of the Carolinas.  My money is that the ground is still pretty wet from Florence so any rain now will have to find someplace else to go.  Someplace that just finished flooding.
 
2018-10-10 12:18:21 PM  

aseras: What everyone forgot Hurricane Ivan, which removed a good chunk of I10 around Pensacola in 2004?


The eye will land 100 miles away from Pensacola.
 
2018-10-10 12:19:59 PM  
Na Na Na Na, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye
Youtube ts4g_shkuko
 
2018-10-10 12:21:36 PM  

BizarreMan: What amazes me is how fast he developed and then kept growing.  In some instances there has been more than a weeks advance notice.  Not with this guy.

To be honest, yesterday when Batboy was giving his press conference and doing the "this is a hurricane the likes of which we've never seen before" I was like really?  This line again?  And then I looked at the maps myself and was oh, not the typical politicians the sky is falling routine.


It does look bad.  It does look like people need to GTFO (probably too late now).

But as someone who lives where hurricanes hit (not this one)... you get SO FRIGGIN' SICK of the way every storm is overblown.  If the talking heads don't come down to reality and aren't straightforward negatives/positives... then you get people like me who are bordering on "sick of hearing it, boy who cried wolf."

The last three major alerts:

1. Horrid rain for literally 15 minutes, broke an umbrella, went back home
2. Sunny skies
3. Sunny skies

So tell me what to really believe, and I will evacuate when absolutely necessary, or I will stock up if necessary.  But really necessary, not made-up necessary.  After a decade plus of it, you get sick of hearing the false alarms.

This one, Michael, again, is not a false alarm.
 
2018-10-10 12:23:11 PM  
Tide gauge at Apalachicola, yeah, they are going to get pounded by storm surge.

Sucks, I really like St George Island, really nice beach with very few tourist. Probably already underwater.
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2018-10-10 12:24:09 PM  
Coworker's dad lives in the area, he said the Army made him leave.  So I guess they have been chasing people away, hopefully with a lot of success.
 
2018-10-10 12:24:34 PM  
I actually thought that of all the places in the US, Florida, even in the panhandle was the best equipped place for hurricanes.

I guess you can't allow for every possibility.

//Be safe you FL farkers!
///And everyone else.
 
2018-10-10 12:25:36 PM  

aseras: What everyone forgot Hurricane Ivan, which removed a good chunk of I10 around Pensacola in 2004?


I didn't forget.  That storm caused enough rain for wide-spread flooding all the way up here in Pittsburgh.
 
2018-10-10 12:26:50 PM  

downstairs: So tell me what to really believe, and I will evacuate when absolutely necessary, or I will stock up if necessary.  But really necessary, not made-up necessary.  After a decade plus of it, you get sick of hearing the false alarms.


I get that they err on the side of caution because if they downplay a storm and it wipes out an orphanage full of nuns because they didn't take it seriously then there will be all hell to pay.  But at the same time, there needs to be at least one setting between nothing and OMG end of the world.
 
2018-10-10 12:26:58 PM  
Page full of NWS links for Michael, including a Twitter list for #Michael:

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/michael

Everything official states that we're past the point of evacuation.  Shelter in place as of now.
 
2018-10-10 12:27:31 PM  

wearetheworld: Silly subby, climate scientists can do ice cores in Antarctica and get the number of hurricanes that hit FL in BC 4351.


Number is the same as strength is it?

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2018-10-10 12:28:01 PM  

BizarreMan: TwilightZone: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/976crKxO​RKk]

Speaking of the Carolinas.  My money is that the ground is still pretty wet from Florence so any rain now will have to find someplace else to go.  Someplace that just finished flooding.


I'll take your word for it -- I'm not familiar with the area.
 
2018-10-10 12:28:42 PM  
AMS predicting 13-foot storm surge, it's approaching Cat. 5
 
2018-10-10 12:31:57 PM  
They're gonna need bigger boogieboards.
 
2018-10-10 12:32:49 PM  
Remember trumpers, in a jaeger, you can fight the hurricane.

Jaegermeister that is.

Go ahead. Do it. Stay. Prove how tough you are.
 
2018-10-10 12:32:49 PM  
Eighteen years ago, a butterfly ballot flapped its wings...
 
2018-10-10 12:34:58 PM  

Someone Else's Alt: Tide gauge at Apalachicola, yeah, they are going to get pounded by storm surge.

Sucks, I really like St George Island, really nice beach with very few tourist. Probably already underwater.
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Dafuq?  That place has been a tourist-trap for decades.  And ever since they decided to make half of it a completely denuded hellscape, it's been just waiting to be scythed clean.

/I'm getting beachfront land this weekend by the time this thing blows through the Panhandle.
//Was well inland
///I'm nowhere near there, so I am safe and dry.
 
2018-10-10 12:35:27 PM  

aseras: What everyone forgot Hurricane Ivan, which removed a good chunk of I10 around Pensacola in 2004?

Just another thing the media is farking up in the name of ratings and fearmongering. Friggin assholes.
 
2018-10-10 12:35:31 PM  
Pfft. Just get someone to hold your beer and show them how Florida you really are.
 
2018-10-10 12:36:28 PM  
So, in 36 max hours, it will have come ashore, gone across several states and back out to sea.. meh...  any storm can be dangerous, so take whatever precautions you think are necessary and deal with it.  had them before, will have more later.. if shait happens, wipe.
 
2018-10-10 12:36:30 PM  

flucto: Pfft. Just get someone to hold your beer and show them how Florida you really are.


No thank you I can holy my own beer and y'all watch this. 
/stuck in NOLA on a gig until Friday. :/
 
2018-10-10 12:36:44 PM  
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2018-10-10 12:37:38 PM  
Gillum's response to this storm is going to determine the election.
 
2018-10-10 12:38:10 PM  

downstairs: BizarreMan: What amazes me is how fast he developed and then kept growing.  In some instances there has been more than a weeks advance notice.  Not with this guy.

To be honest, yesterday when Batboy was giving his press conference and doing the "this is a hurricane the likes of which we've never seen before" I was like really?  This line again?  And then I looked at the maps myself and was oh, not the typical politicians the sky is falling routine.

It does look bad.  It does look like people need to GTFO (probably too late now).

But as someone who lives where hurricanes hit (not this one)... you get SO FRIGGIN' SICK of the way every storm is overblown.  If the talking heads don't come down to reality and aren't straightforward negatives/positives... then you get people like me who are bordering on "sick of hearing it, boy who cried wolf."

The last three major alerts:

1. Horrid rain for literally 15 minutes, broke an umbrella, went back home
2. Sunny skies
3. Sunny skies

So tell me what to really believe, and I will evacuate when absolutely necessary, or I will stock up if necessary.  But really necessary, not made-up necessary.  After a decade plus of it, you get sick of hearing the false alarms.

This one, Michael, again, is not a false alarm.


You gambled with your life and won three times. What was the risk if you had left? Looting?
 
2018-10-10 12:38:10 PM  

OlderGuy: So, in 36 max hours, it will have come ashore, gone across several states and back out to sea.. meh...  any storm can be dangerous, so take whatever precautions you think are necessary and deal with it.  had them before, will have more later.. if shait happens, wipe.


You could head this administration's FEMA.
 
2018-10-10 12:38:12 PM  
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2018-10-10 12:39:26 PM  
Here's the biggest problem with Hurricane coverage (or severe weather coverage in general):  

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It's hard to take this stuff seriously time after time.  My neck of the woods is blissfully free from most dangerous weather (the main benefit of enduring 5 months of snow and sleet every year) ... but even around here that overblown mindset is creeping in.  We used to only sound Tornado Sirens when an actual Tornado was spotted, so everyone took cover immediately.  Then they started sounding them when a Tornado might form, and everyone wandered down to their basement after getting a few snacks and a radio and maybe checking the weather channel.  Now they fire the damn thing off for Thunderstorms, so no one pays any attention to it.
 
2018-10-10 12:39:34 PM  
Looks like Tyndall AFB will be ground zero for landfall.
 
2018-10-10 12:41:09 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: AMS predicting 13-foot storm surge, it's approaching Cat. 5


Yeah, just over 48 hours from Cat 1 to nearly Cat 5, this was a crazy rapidly developing storm.
 
2018-10-10 12:41:35 PM  

aseras: What everyone forgot Hurricane Ivan, which removed a good chunk of I10 around Pensacola in 2004?


That was awful. I'm glad the military installed the slated steel plates while FDOT built the replacement but it was so slippery in the rain.

Have they finally repaired the blue-tarp roofs from Ivan?
 
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