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(CNN)   Why a hurricane's category rating doesn't always predict how destructive it will be: Sally drops 4 months of average rainfall in Pensacola- 30 inches worth- in just 4 hours   (cnn.com) divider line
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2020-09-17 9:18:02 AM  
Now, maybe y'all will get those leaves raked and the exploding trees picked, OH!, wait, nevermind.
 
2020-09-17 10:15:51 AM  
But it's just a little storm
 
2020-09-17 10:24:03 AM  
Yeah, that amount of rain will overwhelm even the most carefully designed storm water system. I guess it pays to maintain your wetlands which can suck the water up with the reckless abandon of a drunk locked in a brewery.
 
2020-09-17 10:52:19 AM  
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2020-09-17 10:56:33 AM  
Dangerous things hurricanes.

They either tear through and rip everything down. Or slowly hover just offshore and flood everything, and then tear through and rip a lot of things down.

/if you get an evacuation notice, pay attention to it
 
2020-09-17 10:58:29 AM  
Pft. It's P'cola. that much rain is usually referred to as "dense fog"
 
2020-09-17 11:02:03 AM  
I wish she had stayed in Pensacola, we've gotten a month's worth of rain up here too
 
2020-09-17 11:06:59 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Yeah, that amount of rain will overwhelm even the most carefully designed storm water system. I guess it pays to maintain your wetlands which can suck the water up with the reckless abandon of a drunk locked in a brewery.


I thought we were draining the swamps. I'm so confused.
 
2020-09-17 11:09:22 AM  

darkhorse23: I wish she had stayed in Pensacola, we've gotten a month's worth of rain up here too


Yea, it sucked total ass.


/Pensacola here
 
2020-09-17 11:12:19 AM  
And they might get hit again next Friday.
 
2020-09-17 11:13:08 AM  
Up here in the PNW for the first time we envy your hurricane system right now.
 
2020-09-17 11:13:50 AM  
Same reason "moneyball" works in baseball. You can obsess over batting average but there are other stats that are better predictors of a player's impact (OBP, WAR, etc.). Wind speed is important when it comes to hurricanes but things like size, the storm's speed, and rainfall totals also contribute to its destructive power.
 
2020-09-17 11:14:08 AM  
I seem to remember story recently where scientists were advocating for two ratings on hurricanes one for precipitation and one for wind speeds.
 
2020-09-17 11:15:51 AM  
Hurricane Harvey laughs moistly.
 
2020-09-17 11:16:08 AM  
I dropped 30 inches worth once.
No amount of courtesy flushes could've prevented that clog.
 
2020-09-17 11:16:51 AM  
Maybe because hurricanes have other things going on than just wind?
 
2020-09-17 11:17:01 AM  
"If you got a yield sign in your spleen, jogging don't come into play!"

Ron White - Hurricane
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2020-09-17 11:19:03 AM  

oldfarthenry: I dropped 30 inches worth once.
No amount of courtesy flushes could've prevented that clog.


So, It was a Cat 2?
 
2020-09-17 11:19:26 AM  
So red states getting hit by natural disasters get federal help, right? I know we don't help those pesky blues.
 
2020-09-17 11:20:31 AM  
Why didn't Trump use his sharpie skills to send the hurricane to Mexico or China?

Guess he was playing down the severity of the hurricane to avoid a panic. That is obviously the best strategy with hurricanes really.
 
2020-09-17 11:20:44 AM  
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2020-09-17 11:21:21 AM  

ketkarsa: So red states getting hit by natural disasters get federal help, right? I know we don't help those pesky blues.


Alabama isn't a swing state, so I'm predicting $10,000,000 for Pensacola and $3.50 and a roll of paper towels for Gulf Shores.
 
2020-09-17 11:21:36 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: "If you got a yield sign in your spleen, jogging don't come into play!"

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Seen that bit several times, still makes me laugh :)
 
2020-09-17 11:25:31 AM  
I hope they aren't expecting a bailout

I mean, think of the deficit!

Get bootstrappy and pears and tots.
 
2020-09-17 11:26:05 AM  

ketkarsa: So red states getting hit by natural disasters get federal help, right? I know we don't help those pesky blues.


So by that logic, FL... MIGHT get some aid then?

/Schrödinger's FEMA
 
2020-09-17 11:27:20 AM  
LA's gotten a month's worth of rain in the last 5 minutes

/zero. it's zero rain.
 
2020-09-17 11:29:00 AM  

Rapmaster2000: [Fark user image 750x789]


And nothing of value was lost.
 
2020-09-17 11:29:28 AM  
There's no hurricane.  It's improper beach management
 
2020-09-17 11:32:39 AM  
Just pull out the drain plug.  Duh.
 
2020-09-17 11:32:43 AM  
(CNN)Coastal Alabama and the Florida Panhandle face a daunting recovery Thursday, as ponds of floodwater and chunks of debris surround homes and businesses a day after a deadly Hurricane Sally walloped the coast with winds and feet of rain.

President trump took to Twitter early this morning to claim total vindication. Tweeting, "This one is for all the HATERS AND LOSERS who said I DREW that map with a SHARPIE, which I have NEVER USED. MANY scientists agreed with me then, now PROVED right! TIME FOR NOBLE PRICE! Dems are just SORE LOSERS!"

Check back in for live footage of trump's victory rally held just outside the devastated area.
 
2020-09-17 11:32:44 AM  
Maybe the glaciers should stop melting and putting the water into the hurricane farm system?
 
2020-09-17 11:32:49 AM  
Religious analogies for Farkers #34,654,210

Quintile Category is the Rabbinical Jewry:

Mark is to the Second Sacking of Jerusalem as Mike Olbinski is to Fark Weather threads.

Please forward to a QAnon subsidiary nearest your FB network.
 
2020-09-17 11:33:07 AM  

Super_pope: There's no hurricane.  It's improper beach management


They should rake the sand more.
 
2020-09-17 11:40:43 AM  
I've been in contact with a number USAF personnel down in the panhandle. A bunch without power and many are under water.  They were telling me they've never seen rain like that before; it was like dump trucks full of water constantly coming off the roof. Then it's so flat there that the water just has no place to go.
 
2020-09-17 11:41:53 AM  
So, like... Two strokes?
 
2020-09-17 11:42:38 AM  
Looks like Sally took a left turn and headed north.. out of GA, dropping rain in SC, NC and VA, heading toward DC, MD and PA... being pushed by a warm front... cool front NW  of it, pushing it easterly, according to the surface map..  NJ and NY are in the path...  good day for snoozing....
 
2020-09-17 11:43:00 AM  

RyansPrivates: I seem to remember story recently where scientists were advocating for two ratings on hurricanes one for precipitation and one for wind speeds.


Size should figure in as well.  A hurricane with only moderately impressive wind speeds but immense size can do damage over an enormous area.

As I recall, Sandy was category 1 but immense, and yeah, precipitation was the big deal.
 
2020-09-17 11:46:40 AM  
Just a lot of rain here, but I guess this was in Dunwoody.  Fortunately, no one was sitting in the back seat.

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2020-09-17 11:47:38 AM  
Gaston here.  It was a little storm until it decided to just park over Richmond and dropped something like 14" of rain on us in a few hours.  Downtown has a flood wall to protect it from the James River.  It turns into a flood dam if the water is coming from the other side.   Oops
 
2020-09-17 11:48:14 AM  

buravirgil: Religious analogies for Farkers #34,654,210

Quintile Category is the Rabbinical Jewry:

Mark is to the Second Sacking of Jerusalem as Mike Olbinski is to Fark Weather threads.

Please forward to a QAnon subsidiary nearest your FB network.


So glad you are back. I have missed your pretentious bs.
 
2020-09-17 11:48:35 AM  

flondrix: RyansPrivates: I seem to remember story recently where scientists were advocating for two ratings on hurricanes one for precipitation and one for wind speeds.

Size should figure in as well.  A hurricane with only moderately impressive wind speeds but immense size can do damage over an enormous area.

As I recall, Sandy was category 1 but immense, and yeah, precipitation was the big deal.


Sandy was super strong for a really long time so it was still packing a major storm surge punch even though winds were weakening and losing tropical characteristics.
 
2020-09-17 11:55:46 AM  
The thing that kills the most in hurricanes the most is water; storm surge and flooding rains.

Sandy was decently stronger, weakened just before landfall but was moving very slowly. All hurricanes carry a great deal of moisture with them, one of the biggest factor on how much rain you get is how long the storm stays overhead. Slow moving storms, like Sandy, Allison (a tropical storm) and Harvey drop a ton of rain in one place.
 
2020-09-17 11:57:19 AM  

time is tight: darkhorse23: I wish she had stayed in Pensacola, we've gotten a month's worth of rain up here too

Yea, it sucked total ass.


/Pensacola here


Hope you and your home are well.
 
2020-09-17 11:59:53 AM  
I had an old redneck neighbor once who was an astute observer of all things.  He would say about this, "Rainin like a biatch, aint't it."   Captain Cletus Obvious.
 
2020-09-17 12:06:51 PM  

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Damn, I remember going to a "mullet toss" there when I was going to A-School in Pensacola.
 
2020-09-17 12:15:26 PM  

OmnomnomCookies: Why didn't Trump use his sharpie skills to send the hurricane to Mexico or China?

Guess he was playing down the severity of the hurricane to avoid a panic. That is obviously the best strategy with hurricanes really.


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2020-09-17 12:21:17 PM  
It's the slow moving hurricanes that cause the most damage.
 
2020-09-17 12:27:11 PM  

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And nothing of value was lost.
 
2020-09-17 12:27:38 PM  

jmr61: Rapmaster2000: [Fark user image 750x789]

And nothing of value was lost.


F*ck.
 
2020-09-17 12:30:55 PM  
It's only because we test for precipitation more than anyone else.
 
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