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2021-08-29 6:45:11 AM  
Jim Cantore must have a hell of a time going on vacation. Whenever he tries to book a room the hotel closes the hurricane shutters and if he shows up in the lobby all the other guests check out early.
 
2021-08-29 7:08:18 AM  
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2021-08-29 7:30:28 AM  
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Winds at 150mph now. I've sat here at work and watch this storm wind up into what appears to be a major case of whoopass. It was a Cat 2 storm when I got to work, and it's damn near a Cat 5 coming up to the end of my shift.

Stay safe Louisiana Farkers.
 
2021-08-29 7:30:43 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Jim Cantore must have a hell of a time going on vacation. Whenever he tries to book a room the hotel closes the hurricane shutters and if he shows up in the lobby all the other guests check out early.


Maybe California needs to put him up in the mountains on their dime?
 
2021-08-29 8:03:46 AM  
Looking at the latest track, good news for NO, avoiding a direct hit.  Bad news, being on the dirty side of the storm in a city below sea level.
 
2021-08-29 8:17:02 AM  
In other news, hurricane Ida makes a surprise turn to the west projected to completely miss Louisiana.
 
2021-08-29 8:19:46 AM  
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There's probably a better scene, but New Orleans is farked and we all know it. It may not be Ida, but New Orleans is farking farked.
 
2021-08-29 8:21:57 AM  
Cantore is a running joke on my team.  We send e-mails when there is a major weather event (basically summaries from the NHC or NOAA's weather reports, with pictures.)  If Cantore arrives in a city that we have a call center in, it's highlighted in the e-mail and our senior VP has us schedule a call with the execs at that facility.

Jim "Harbinger of Doom" Cantore, never change man!

/Bonus: Do Weather Channel employees get upset that they only get to go to cool places when they're about to get farked?
 
2021-08-29 8:28:50 AM  
What flavor is New Orleans going to rebuild as this time?
 
2021-08-29 8:29:09 AM  
Jim Cantore didn't get the nickname "The Angel of Death" without cause. It doesn't matter if it's hurricane season or blizzard season. If you see him in your city/town...get the hell out. Something is following him.

New Orleans is one of the worst-situated cities in the United States. Yes, let's build a thriving metropolis in the bottom of a soup bowl, surrounded on three sides by water. The Gulf of Mexico this time of year has temperatures in the 90s, which for hurricanes is like high-octane gasoline. Katrina nearly wiped it off the map, and they were on the good side of that storm. They're going to be on the bad side of Ida. God only knows what the city will look like tomorrow. Hopefully, many lessons were learned in the past 16 years.

August 29 needs to be retired as a day in New Orleans. Two massive, destructive hurricanes slamming into the city on the same day, 16 years apart? What are the odds of that? No, seriously. Has a major city ever been struck by a hurricane on the same day in different years?
 
2021-08-29 8:30:47 AM  
Welp, been nice knowing ya, New Orleans. Hope the people that evacuated took their damn pets along this time around.
 
2021-08-29 8:34:12 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Jim Cantore didn't get the nickname "The Angel of Death" without cause. It doesn't matter if it's hurricane season or blizzard season. If you see him in your city/town...get the hell out. Something is following him.

New Orleans is one of the worst-situated cities in the United States. Yes, let's build a thriving metropolis in the bottom of a soup bowl, surrounded on three sides by water. The Gulf of Mexico this time of year has temperatures in the 90s, which for hurricanes is like high-octane gasoline. Katrina nearly wiped it off the map, and they were on the good side of that storm. They're going to be on the bad side of Ida. God only knows what the city will look like tomorrow. Hopefully, many lessons were learned in the past 16 years.

August 29 needs to be retired as a day in New Orleans. Two massive, destructive hurricanes slamming into the city on the same day, 16 years apart? What are the odds of that? No, seriously. Has a major city ever been struck by a hurricane on the same day in different years?


New orleans isn't a metropolis. The gulf is in the mid to upper 80s. The levees failed due to corruption at the federal, state, and private level. We're about to see if the same corrupt federal, state, and private powers that be succeeded in protecting their investments this time around.

As for the has a major city been struck by a hurricane same day in different years? I don't think that matters, really. We're having the same cities taking multiple hurricanes per year now, and for the rest of our lives at least.
 
2021-08-29 8:38:23 AM  
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It blew his shirt right off him.

Now, with hair on TOP.
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2021-08-29 8:40:38 AM  
He came to Boone NC a few years back when we had a snowstorm that dumped 20+ inches of snow. It's a small town, so folks were really excited 😆
 
2021-08-29 8:44:05 AM  
When the Levee Breaks (Remaster)
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2021-08-29 8:45:35 AM  
Hopefully people evacuated this time.
 
2021-08-29 8:45:57 AM  

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And don't call me Cantore.
 
2021-08-29 8:46:20 AM  
Good luck to my friends in Slidell. I'm watching the live cams. Stilts on!
 
2021-08-29 8:46:55 AM  
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2021-08-29 8:57:28 AM  

BizarreMan: Looking at the latest track, good news for NO, avoiding a direct hit.  Bad news, being on the dirty side of the storm in a city below sea level.


You have to be kidding. NO will likely be in the eyewall and those catastrophic winds extend out for quite a distance. This is anything but good news.
 
2021-08-29 8:58:19 AM  

Thatguy!1984: He came to Boone NC a few years back when we had a snowstorm that dumped 20+ inches of snow. It's a small town, so folks were really excited 😆


Cute town. I love that area.
 
2021-08-29 9:01:02 AM  

soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.


NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.
 
2021-08-29 9:01:56 AM  

phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.


wait, what? It looks like they may take a direct hit
 
2021-08-29 9:04:07 AM  

phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.


Hmmm since its you, and Almost every time I see you misconstruing facts
I'm going to have to ask you to prove your statement. 

It could be true, boneheads make bad calls all the time,  but its you, so anytime you say something, expect people to ask for proof.
 
2021-08-29 9:04:47 AM  
shiats bad, y'all. It's a slow moving Cat 4 now.

If you having GTFO, GTFO, unless you want to FAFO and get in the forever box ocean.
 
2021-08-29 9:05:55 AM  
Ohhh Yeah, his stock picks suck, gonna need lots of luck for sure.
 
2021-08-29 9:06:26 AM  
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2021-08-29 9:06:38 AM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.

Hmmm since its you, and Almost every time I see you misconstruing facts
I'm going to have to ask you to prove your statement. 

It could be true, boneheads make bad calls all the time,  but its you, so anytime you say something, expect people to ask for proof.


Nola's mayor said it was too late to order a mandatory evacuation because they couldn't flip the expressways with the amount of time left.

That is different from he told people not to evacuate.
 
2021-08-29 9:07:07 AM  

soupafi: phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.

wait, what? It looks like they may take a direct hit


They don't want to repeat the mistakes of the past, telling people to leave so the white folks who can leave are safe while the black folks who can't are in danger.

This way, everybody is equal, according to New Orleans Emergency Operations Chief, Diana Moon Glampers.
 
2021-08-29 9:07:30 AM  
Lootie was SIXTEEN years ago, already????
 
2021-08-29 9:08:42 AM  

Por que tan serioso: Lootie was SIXTEEN years ago, already????


We should have a sweet sixteen party for the meme.
 
2021-08-29 9:09:13 AM  

soupafi: phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.

wait, what? It looks like they may take a direct hit


Ida developed too quickly. It went from a TD headed east of FL to a Cat 2 over the seeding waters of the gulf in 2 days.

With Katrina they knew was going to cause trouble 5 days before landfall.
 
2021-08-29 9:09:21 AM  

dodecahedron: BizarreMan: Looking at the latest track, good news for NO, avoiding a direct hit.  Bad news, being on the dirty side of the storm in a city below sea level.

You have to be kidding. NO will likely be in the eyewall and those catastrophic winds extend out for quite a distance. This is anything but good news.


This. New Orleans is only about 30 miles from the forecast track of the center point. The eye has a diameter of around 20 miles, so 10 miles from the center to the edge of the eye. That puts NO only 20 miles from the edge of the eye; they're in for a wild ride.

On top of that, the storm surge will be pushing water into Lake Pontchartrain, where it will be piling up and potentially making the surge higher than it would be directly from the Gulf.
 
2021-08-29 9:10:07 AM  

dittybopper: soupafi: phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.

wait, what? It looks like they may take a direct hit

They don't want to repeat the mistakes of the past, telling people to leave so the white folks who can leave are safe while the black folks who can't are in danger.

This way, everybody is equal, according to New Orleans Emergency Operations Chief, Diana Moon Glampers.


What? Why is *everything* racist? The NoLa leadership is African American.

If they tell people to leave, why would only the white or rich folks leave? I would imagine it's easier to evacuate if you're poor. Not much to take, so you can fit more into a shared car.
 
2021-08-29 9:10:52 AM  

phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.


She didn't tell people NOT to. She just didn't issue mandatory. Which would have turned the highways into 'exit only' one way 'get out' lanes. Which would prevent goods from entering the city.
People can still bootstrappy get out.
 
2021-08-29 9:11:12 AM  
It's only about 3 hours out. Grand Isle gets swallowed in about an hour.

It's going to be ugly.
 
2021-08-29 9:14:09 AM  

optikeye: phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.

She didn't tell people NOT to. She just didn't issue mandatory. Which would have turned the highways into 'exit only' one way 'get out' lanes. Which would prevent goods from entering the city.
People can still bootstrappy get out.


There wasn't enough time to do even that, that apparently requires at least 48 hours warning just to START full-on evacuation, and that's literally all the warning they got.

They didn't issue mandatory evac orders because they'd just be turning the highways into watery mass graves with that short of a warning.
 
2021-08-29 9:15:43 AM  

BizarreMan: Looking at the latest track, good news for NO, avoiding a direct hit.  Bad news, being on the dirty side of the storm in a city below sea level.


Avoiding a direct hit is only good news in that you avoid the absolute worst of the wind.

It'shiatting west of NO, which means you get surge not only from the still pretty darn bad wind, plus, you get it from the forward momentum of the storm, AND you get it from the counter-clockwise spin of the storm... all of that pushing the water inland.

Then combine that with the fact that the storm is supposed to slow to a crawl when it hits land, making for insane flooding.

All of that is not good.

/And don't forget that New Orleans did not evacuate most places because they decided that they didn't have enough time to reverse the highways.
 
2021-08-29 9:16:15 AM  

ColonelCathcart: If they tell people to leave, why would only the white or rich folks leave? I would imagine it's easier to evacuate if you're poor. Not much to take, so you can fit more into a shared car.


Well, cars for one thing. NO (Unlike other American Cities) has a fairly decent public transportation system.
A lot of people live there and have no need of cars. And besides you don't want to share a car with THOSE PEOPLE especially if they're all wet.

/sarc
 
2021-08-29 9:18:41 AM  

optikeye: ColonelCathcart: If they tell people to leave, why would only the white or rich folks leave? I would imagine it's easier to evacuate if you're poor. Not much to take, so you can fit more into a shared car.

Well, cars for one thing. NO (Unlike other American Cities) has a fairly decent public transportation system.
A lot of people live there and have no need of cars. And besides you don't want to share a car with THOSE PEOPLE especially if they're all wet.

/sarc


I did not know that New Orleans had such a developed public transport system.

Then it's bad. I hope that everyone who could or wanted to get out, got out.
 
2021-08-29 9:25:43 AM  

Coco LaFemme: August 29 needs to be retired as a day in New Orleans. Two massive, destructive hurricanes slamming into the city on the same day, 16 years apart? What are the odds of that? No, seriously. Has a major city ever been struck by a hurricane on the same day in different years?


Tropical Storm Elsa and Tropical Storm Henri both hit the same small town in Rhode Island at the exact same TIME OF DAY a month and a half apart.  That's kind of impressive.

See here: https://yaleclimateconnections.​org/202​1/08/tropical-storm-henri-slides-into-​new-england-as-prodigious-rainmaker/
 
2021-08-29 9:27:00 AM  
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2021-08-29 9:27:03 AM  

soupafi: phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.

wait, what? It looks like they may take a direct hit


No she didn't. She said there was no time for mandatory evacuations. She did not tell people not to evacuate.

phenn: soupafi: Hopefully people evacuated this time.

NOLA's mayor told people not to.

Yikes.


She she didn't, she said there was no time for a mandatory evacuation. She did not tell people not to evacuate.
 
2021-08-29 9:28:08 AM  

ColonelCathcart: I did not know that New Orleans had such a developed public transport system.


Yeah...You may have heard of some of their historical street cars which they still keep in service. They also have a pretty good system of electric buses with overhead power. And their street cars pretty much feed the major tourist and shopping areas.
Tho you still have to xfer to bus to get home in most places.
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2021-08-29 9:31:48 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Jim Cantore must have a hell of a time going on vacation. Whenever he tries to book a room the hotel closes the hurricane shutters and if he shows up in the lobby all the other guests check out early.


Running from Jim Cantore
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2021-08-29 9:32:55 AM  

dodecahedron: Thatguy!1984: He came to Boone NC a few years back when we had a snowstorm that dumped 20+ inches of snow. It's a small town, so folks were really excited 😆

Cute town. I love that area.


My sister went to App State and loves that area. She actually met my now-wife at an "App in the Triad" grad-school thing where App held grad school at community college buildings in the Triad area and introduced us.
 
2021-08-29 9:35:38 AM  

Coco LaFemme: Jim Cantore didn't get the nickname "The Angel of Death" without cause. It doesn't matter if it's hurricane season or blizzard season. If you see him in your city/town...get the hell out. Something is following him.

New Orleans is one of the worst-situated cities in the United States. Yes, let's build a thriving metropolis in the bottom of a soup bowl, surrounded on three sides by water. The Gulf of Mexico this time of year has temperatures in the 90s, which for hurricanes is like high-octane gasoline. Katrina nearly wiped it off the map, and they were on the good side of that storm. They're going to be on the bad side of Ida. God only knows what the city will look like tomorrow. Hopefully, many lessons were learned in the past 16 years.

August 29 needs to be retired as a day in New Orleans. Two massive, destructive hurricanes slamming into the city on the same day, 16 years apart? What are the odds of that? No, seriously. Has a major city ever been struck by a hurricane on the same day in different years?


If we estimate a hurricane season to be 100 days, then for any future storm arriving there, it would have 100 days to choose from. Which would suggest the chances of the next storm arriving on a day that once had a storm in the same location... hmmm. 1 out of 100?

Just guessing. Doesn't mean I'm wrong, though.

/ Hurricane season, however, is longer than 100 days
// but you get the idea
 
2021-08-29 9:38:56 AM  

Candygram4Mongo: Coco LaFemme: Jim Cantore didn't get the nickname "The Angel of Death" without cause. It doesn't matter if it's hurricane season or blizzard season. If you see him in your city/town...get the hell out. Something is following him.

New Orleans is one of the worst-situated cities in the United States. Yes, let's build a thriving metropolis in the bottom of a soup bowl, surrounded on three sides by water. The Gulf of Mexico this time of year has temperatures in the 90s, which for hurricanes is like high-octane gasoline. Katrina nearly wiped it off the map, and they were on the good side of that storm. They're going to be on the bad side of Ida. God only knows what the city will look like tomorrow. Hopefully, many lessons were learned in the past 16 years.

August 29 needs to be retired as a day in New Orleans. Two massive, destructive hurricanes slamming into the city on the same day, 16 years apart? What are the odds of that? No, seriously. Has a major city ever been struck by a hurricane on the same day in different years?

If we estimate a hurricane season to be 100 days, then for any future storm arriving there, it would have 100 days to choose from. Which would suggest the chances of the next storm arriving on a day that once had a storm in the same location... hmmm. 1 out of 100?

Just guessing. Doesn't mean I'm wrong, though.

/ Hurricane season, however, is longer than 100 days
// but you get the idea


The odds of a strong hurricane striking an area are not equal across the whole season. August 29 is approaching the season peak, when the odds of a landfalling strong hurricane will be higher.  So it's not pure chance.
 
2021-08-29 9:40:28 AM  

Dedmon: Coco LaFemme: Jim Cantore didn't get the nickname "The Angel of Death" without cause. It doesn't matter if it's hurricane season or blizzard season. If you see him in your city/town...get the hell out. Something is following him.

New Orleans is one of the worst-situated cities in the United States. Yes, let's build a thriving metropolis in the bottom of a soup bowl, surrounded on three sides by water. The Gulf of Mexico this time of year has temperatures in the 90s, which for hurricanes is like high-octane gasoline. Katrina nearly wiped it off the map, and they were on the good side of that storm. They're going to be on the bad side of Ida. God only knows what the city will look like tomorrow. Hopefully, many lessons were learned in the past 16 years.

August 29 needs to be retired as a day in New Orleans. Two massive, destructive hurricanes slamming into the city on the same day, 16 years apart? What are the odds of that? No, seriously. Has a major city ever been struck by a hurricane on the same day in different years?

New orleans isn't a metropolis. The gulf is in the mid to upper 80s. The levees failed due to corruption at the federal, state, and private level. We're about to see if the same corrupt federal, state, and private powers that be succeeded in protecting their investments this time around.

As for the has a major city been struck by a hurricane same day in different years? I don't think that matters, really. We're having the same cities taking multiple hurricanes per year now, and for the rest of our lives at least.


At this moment the Gulf of Mexico is 88 degrees F right on the Louisiana coastline.
 
2021-08-29 9:41:59 AM  

wxboy: Candygram4Mongo: Coco LaFemme: Jim Cantore didn't get the nickname "The Angel of Death" without cause. It doesn't matter if it's hurricane season or blizzard season. If you see him in your city/town...get the hell out. Something is following him.

New Orleans is one of the worst-situated cities in the United States. Yes, let's build a thriving metropolis in the bottom of a soup bowl, surrounded on three sides by water. The Gulf of Mexico this time of year has temperatures in the 90s, which for hurricanes is like high-octane gasoline. Katrina nearly wiped it off the map, and they were on the good side of that storm. They're going to be on the bad side of Ida. God only knows what the city will look like tomorrow. Hopefully, many lessons were learned in the past 16 years.

August 29 needs to be retired as a day in New Orleans. Two massive, destructive hurricanes slamming into the city on the same day, 16 years apart? What are the odds of that? No, seriously. Has a major city ever been struck by a hurricane on the same day in different years?

If we estimate a hurricane season to be 100 days, then for any future storm arriving there, it would have 100 days to choose from. Which would suggest the chances of the next storm arriving on a day that once had a storm in the same location... hmmm. 1 out of 100?

Just guessing. Doesn't mean I'm wrong, though.

/ Hurricane season, however, is longer than 100 days
// but you get the idea

The odds of a strong hurricane striking an area are not equal across the whole season. August 29 is approaching the season peak, when the odds of a landfalling strong hurricane will be higher.  So it's not pure chance.


Agreed. Just saying, there are only so many days in the year. So it's not really astronomical odds of a certain type of weather event happening on, for example, August 29th of different years. Though it seems as if it would be astronomical odds.
 
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