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(MSN)   Tropical storm likely to form in Gulf of Mexico this weekend while Paulette aims for Bermuda because 2020 ain't even close to be doing with us yet   (msn.com) divider line
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2020-09-12 9:09:42 AM  
 Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.
 
2020-09-12 9:11:42 AM  
Paulette aims for Bermuda

*changes name to Bermuda*

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/ok the spelling isn't exact
 
2020-09-12 9:13:49 AM  

dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.


Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.
 
2020-09-12 9:26:03 AM  

Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.


That's been my defense forever. Christ, even Jersey got walloped by a storm recently. I could move to Oklahoma and still be hit by a twister. We won't get started on California, where there's no warning.

It's my city I'm going nowhere.
 
2020-09-12 9:39:03 AM  
Will Alabama be o.k.?

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/I know, it's Alabama. "O.K." is a relative term.
 
2020-09-12 10:24:18 AM  

Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.


None of those things occurs in the Antarctic.
 
2020-09-12 10:28:00 AM  

Porkbelly: Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.

None of those things occurs in the Antarctic.


One could argue Antarctica has dust bowl level droughts.
 
2020-09-12 10:30:35 AM  
"aint even close to be doing with us yet? "

Subby you are all ate up.
 
2020-09-12 10:37:17 AM  
We are just now past midway of the hurricane season, which runs through November.

Fire "season" in California runs through October.  And by the way, we haven't even had the Santa Ana winds yet, so the worst is yet to come.

Over time:

Greater number of storms.  Bigger storms.
Increasing number of fires.  Larger fires.

One could deduce that something is going on here.
 
2020-09-12 10:39:01 AM  

hammettman: We are just now past midway of the hurricane season, which runs through November.

Fire "season" in California runs through October.  And by the way, we haven't even had the Santa Ana winds yet, so the worst is yet to come.

Over time:

Greater number of storms.  Bigger storms.
Increasing number of fires.  Larger fires.

One could deduce that something is going on here.


We just need to rake the forest and ocean floors.
 
2020-09-12 10:43:14 AM  
Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.
 
2020-09-12 10:46:10 AM  

hammettman: We are just now past midway of the hurricane season, which runs through November.

Fire "season" in California runs through October.  And by the way, we haven't even had the Santa Ana winds yet, so the worst is yet to come.

Over time:

Greater number of storms.  Bigger storms.
Increasing number of fires.  Larger fires.

One could deduce that something is going on here.


Mother Nature : " hold my beer"..
 
2020-09-12 10:51:05 AM  

dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.


Might as well...  'shait happens' is not location dependent.. stock up on the TP....
 
2020-09-12 10:53:22 AM  
Almost like God hates the south.
 
2020-09-12 10:55:58 AM  

Peach_Fuz: Porkbelly: Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.

None of those things occurs in the Antarctic.

One could argue Antarctica has dust bowl level droughts.


True, but this is a steady, constant, not changing much (repetitive much?) state that you can prepare for by initial planning, no surprise at all.
 
2020-09-12 10:56:03 AM  

dickfreckle: Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.

That's been my defense forever. Christ, even Jersey got walloped by a storm recently. I could move to Oklahoma and still be hit by a twister. We won't get started on California, where there's no warning.

It's my city I'm going nowhere.


We just had a huge earthquake in New Jersey.  3.1 !
Ever forget.
 
2020-09-12 10:57:25 AM  

SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.


Come to Cedar Rapids, you will be amazed at how idiotic your statement is.

Also, your whole statement is idiotic.

You're a trumper aren't you.
 
2020-09-12 10:58:57 AM  
I'd suggest that you move to Minnesota and set up shop on a nice stable piece of Precambrian granite, safe from nearly all natural disasters, but we keep it at -25°F here in the winter, with 400' of snow, to help keep the riff-raff out.
 
2020-09-12 10:59:04 AM  
I just got electricity back after Laura! At least I no longer have large trees in my yard that can fall on the power lines.
 
2020-09-12 11:06:45 AM  

Porkbelly: Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.

None of those things occurs in the Antarctic.


Ask Cherry-Garrard about that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T​he_Wors​t_Journey_in_the_World
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2020-09-12 11:06:50 AM  

SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.


People get killed , houses flooded out, boats sunk in TS and cat one

Take all this shiat seriously, follow what the experts say to prepare or evacuate, know your neighbors and your odds improve dramatically.
 
2020-09-12 11:11:16 AM  

yohohogreengiant: SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.

People get killed , houses flooded out, boats sunk in TS and cat one

Take all this shiat seriously, follow what the experts say to prepare or evacuate, know your neighbors and your odds improve dramatically.


My neighbors suck. I wish i didn't know them.
 
2020-09-12 11:12:31 AM  

Porkbelly: SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.

Come to Cedar Rapids, you will be amazed at how idiotic your statement is.

Also, your whole statement is idiotic.

You're a trumper aren't you.


Yup. I've seen the first quadrant eye of Maria pass just south of me. It's not a tornado, but does create tornado speed winds, 200kts. The eye was 50 nm across, another 50 miles away from its south arc, it was blowing about half that.

So, just deal with the phenomenon as it is. These comparisons or dismissals get bad ideas into people's heads. Do what the experts advise, flee or shelter.
 
2020-09-12 11:12:54 AM  

yohohogreengiant: SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.

People get killed , houses flooded out, boats sunk in TS and cat one

Take all this shiat seriously, follow what the experts say to prepare or evacuate, know your neighbors and your odds improve dramatically.


Hurricane Laura entered the gulf as a TS and intensified into a Cat 4 within 2 days.

the 11am update from the NHC now shows TD 19 reaching hurricane strength by Monday

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2020-09-12 11:13:22 AM  

TheCableGuy: yohohogreengiant: SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.

People get killed , houses flooded out, boats sunk in TS and cat one

Take all this shiat seriously, follow what the experts say to prepare or evacuate, know your neighbors and your odds improve dramatically.

My neighbors suck. I wish i didn't know them.


America is diverse enough, you can find better neighbors and your life will improve. So will your safety.
 
2020-09-12 11:18:00 AM  

Porkbelly: SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.  Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.  It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.

Come to Cedar Rapids, you will be amazed at how idiotic your statement is.  Also, your whole statement is idiotic.  You're a trumper aren't you.


Nope, anti-Trumper Florida coastal guy who has had everything up and including a Cat 4 hurricane go over my house with me in it, until it doesn't really bother me any more.  And yes I've gone through Derechos before when I lived in the mid-Atlantic... maybe three?  I lost count.  And watched a couple tornadoes touch down too, for that matter.

And what I've learned from that is that it's not the wind that causes damage so much as the building codes.  And that wind rarely kills anyone, its the storm surge that gets you.  And that the only way to prepare for a cat 5 is to not be there.  And... fun fact... that the weather is never nicer than it is the day before a hurricane hits.
 
2020-09-12 11:19:28 AM  

morg: Porkbelly: Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.

None of those things occurs in the Antarctic.

Ask Cherry-Garrard about that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th​e_Worst_Journey_in_the_World
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I guess I should have explained to people that I was making a joke, then you would have understood more better.  I just figured the statement was so absurd that no one would take it seriously.

One of the biggest mistakes I make on fark is assuming that everyone is smart.
 
2020-09-12 11:19:40 AM  

dickfreckle: Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.

That's been my defense forever. Christ, even Jersey got walloped by a storm recently. I could move to Oklahoma and still be hit by a twister. We won't get started on California, where there's no warning.

It's my city I'm going nowhere.


I'd return to Cali right now if it wasn't stuck in the US.

Also as awesome as it is, even with the end of the world, the water still sucks.
 
2020-09-12 11:24:37 AM  

TheCableGuy: hammettman: We are just now past midway of the hurricane season, which runs through November.

Fire "season" in California runs through October.  And by the way, we haven't even had the Santa Ana winds yet, so the worst is yet to come.

Over time:

Greater number of storms.  Bigger storms.
Increasing number of fires.  Larger fires.

One could deduce that something is going on here.

We just need to rake the forest and ocean floors.


Don't forget antifa.
 
2020-09-12 11:24:52 AM  

stuffy: Almost like God hates the south.


Yeah because living on Hoth is so much fun.
 
2020-09-12 11:36:35 AM  

Porkbelly: SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.

Come to Cedar Rapids, you will be amazed at how idiotic your statement is.

Also, your whole statement is idiotic.

You're a trumper aren't you.


I'll go you one better.

It's now the new "talking point" that recently and of course the fault of Democrats, the Weather Service suddenly change how they measure storms so they can claim more storms.....I guess it for that sweet government funding or something.

Nearest I can tell they seem to think that more storms reported somehow relates to more money being need to track storms......or something to that effect
 
2020-09-12 11:39:34 AM  

IamTomJoad: Porkbelly: SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.

Come to Cedar Rapids, you will be amazed at how idiotic your statement is.

Also, your whole statement is idiotic.

You're a trumper aren't you.

I'll go you one better.

It's now the new "talking point" that recently and of course the fault of Democrats, the Weather Service suddenly change how they measure storms so they can claim more storms.....I guess it for that sweet government funding or something.

Nearest I can tell they seem to think that more storms reported somehow relates to more money being need to track storms......or something to that effect


Farking Obama.
 
2020-09-12 11:45:37 AM  

SomeAmerican: Porkbelly: SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.  Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.  It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.

Come to Cedar Rapids, you will be amazed at how idiotic your statement is.  Also, your whole statement is idiotic.  You're a trumper aren't you.

Nope, anti-Trumper Florida coastal guy who has had everything up and including a Cat 4 hurricane go over my house with me in it, until it doesn't really bother me any more.  And yes I've gone through Derechos before when I lived in the mid-Atlantic... maybe three?  I lost count.  And watched a couple tornadoes touch down too, for that matter.

And what I've learned from that is that it's not the wind that causes damage so much as the building codes.  And that wind rarely kills anyone, its the storm surge that gets you.  And that the only way to prepare for a cat 5 is to not be there.  And... fun fact... that the weather is never nicer than it is the day before a hurricane hits.


Ok, many apologies for the trumper comment.  The Cedar Rapids derecho didn't get much publicity - we lost 65% of our tree canopy in 50 minutes of 100-140 mph winds; granted, that was a VERY unusual derecho.  But the rainfall from tropical storms can be epic.

If I lived in Florida I'd be moving.

And the storm heading for New Orleans was, only 2 days ago, give a 20% chance of developing into anything, and it won't surprise me a bit if it becomes a Cat 3, only takes a slight change course to do that at this point.
 
2020-09-12 11:50:43 AM  

dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.


Like fleeing to Houston and bringing your crime rate here?

Just kidding. Hope you guys don't get hit.
 
2020-09-12 12:13:59 PM  

Porkbelly: You're a trumper aren't you.


Welcome to NUFark everyone.
 
2020-09-12 12:15:23 PM  
 
2020-09-12 12:21:57 PM  
Hurricane Qanon? Fake windstorm.
 
2020-09-12 12:25:33 PM  

SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.


Ha ha no.
 
2020-09-12 12:25:51 PM  
Paulette will fark with Bermuda but is a non-factor for the US.
Rene is...drunk. Probably will drop back down to a depression for a while. We'll see what happens.
TD19 is the one to watch. Forecast currently says near hurricane strength at landfall, landfall on Louisiana. The big question is the northerly shear, if it abates, the storm can strength more, if it doesn't, it may barely reach tropical storm strength.
 
2020-09-12 1:08:44 PM  

yohohogreengiant: SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.

People get killed , houses flooded out, boats sunk in TS and cat one

Take all this shiat seriously, follow what the experts say to prepare or evacuate, know your neighbors and your odds improve dramatically.


A 25' queen palm fell in my yard during a TS a few years ago, and the ground shook. Had it hit the house, it could have easily killed someone inside. TS rains aren't usually a big deal here because the ground is so permeable, but the same amount of TS rain in NC or SC or Virginia can decimate a town. I get so tired of people minimizing any TS or hurricane. They probably aren't homeowners.
 
2020-09-12 1:12:59 PM  

Porkbelly: I guess I should have explained to people that I was making a joke, then you would have understood more better.  I just figured the statement was so absurd that no one would take it seriously.

One of the biggest mistakes I make on fark is assuming that everyone is smart.


Well I honestly never gave the weather down there any thought, just assumed it was crazy cold with occasional winter storms. I figured the cold was the worst of it until I read that book. I think the news stories that we get are always during the summer and don't show the true horror of nature down there.
 
2020-09-12 1:24:19 PM  

dumbobruni: Hurricane Laura entered the gulf as a TS and intensified into a Cat 4 within 2 days.

the 11am update from the NHC now shows TD 19 reaching hurricane strength by Monday


I'm seeing really really really bad flooding regardless of winds.

36 hours to just get from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Southern Mississippi.
 
2020-09-12 1:31:37 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Paulette will fark with Bermuda but is a non-factor for the US.
Rene is...drunk. Probably will drop back down to a depression for a while. We'll see what happens.
TD19 is the one to watch. Forecast currently says near hurricane strength at landfall, landfall on Louisiana. The big question is the northerly shear, if it abates, the storm can strength more, if it doesn't, it may barely reach tropical storm strength.


4 is also a possibility if it moves west faster than predicted.
 
2020-09-12 2:26:04 PM  
Sally has risen

/ ride Sally ride
 
2020-09-12 2:33:31 PM  

morg: Porkbelly: I guess I should have explained to people that I was making a joke, then you would have understood more better.  I just figured the statement was so absurd that no one would take it seriously.

One of the biggest mistakes I make on fark is assuming that everyone is smart.

Well I honestly never gave the weather down there any thought, just assumed it was crazy cold with occasional winter storms. I figured the cold was the worst of it until I read that book. I think the news stories that we get are always during the summer and don't show the true horror of nature down there.


The weather is so crazy it's not a habitable continent any ore than the surface of the moon is habitable.  The crazies thing I've read about in the last few years was the guy who soloed across the continent pulling his sled with him.
 
2020-09-12 3:36:16 PM  

hammettman: We are just now past midway of the hurricane season, which runs through November.


And we're more than half way through the alphabet. What happens when we run out of letters? Excel goes with double letters. We can use Aaron for the first storm, but what do we call the second? If Aaron is retired, what other name starts with 2 As? What will we call the 27th storm next year?

/yes, my head is a strange place to be.
 
2020-09-12 3:38:49 PM  

NotARocketScientist: hammettman: We are just now past midway of the hurricane season, which runs through November.

And we're more than half way through the alphabet. What happens when we run out of letters? Excel goes with double letters. We can use Aaron for the first storm, but what do we call the second? If Aaron is retired, what other name starts with 2 As? What will we call the 27th storm next year?

/yes, my head is a strange place to be.


They switch to the Greek alphabet.
 
2020-09-12 4:29:30 PM  

SomeAmerican: Tropical depressions and tropical storms and cat 1 hurricanes are basically just thunder storms.

Cat 2 and 3 hurricanes can do some damage, but no more than a Nor'easter or a Derecho can.

It's the Cat 4 and 5 hurricanes that are a big deal.... basically they are tornadoes but the size of a state.


Depends on what happens after they make landfall. T.S. Alberto in 1994 stalled south of Atlanta. Bringing a 500-year flood to south Georgia. We went down and helped gut and rebuild a couple of houses.
 
2020-09-12 6:19:49 PM  

Porkbelly: Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.

None of those things occurs in the Antarctic.


Don't they have earthquakes?
 
2020-09-12 6:25:50 PM  

Medic Zero: Porkbelly: Gubbo: dickfreckle: Yay! Another day in hurricane season in Louisiana. Before Katrina became a true b*tch she passed over S Florida (as TFA predicts). And before any of you say that I should move, screw you. It's a unique city with great peeps, food, music, and anything else you want. Most of all...resilient. It's a tough town and we take all comers. So if this storm develops and hits us we'll just figure something out. As always.

Where do you move to that isn't going to be plagued with hurricanes, or tornados, or forest fires, or earthquakes, or dust bowl level droughts or killer winter storms or whatever else global warming is trying to kill us with.

None of those things occurs in the Antarctic.

Don't they have earthquakes?


Technically yes, but all the recorded ones are in the 2-3 range and aren't really much - there is speculation (a bad science term) that the weight of the ice suppresses quakes.

But again, my comment was meant to be a joke.
 
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