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(Wikipedia)   Scientists us as the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale to indicate the intensity of a storm. Everybody else uses the Waffle House index   (en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2021-09-13 4:41:58 PM  
There needs to be a new scale. Saffir-Simpson is inadequate in that it is based on one minute sustained winds. It does not address rainfall potential, especially inland.
I see a lot of people already saying Nicholas isn't going to be as bad as because the winds aren't going to be as strong.
That's going to get people killed.
 
2021-09-13 4:56:19 PM  

cretinbob: There needs to be a new scale. Saffir-Simpson is inadequate in that it is based on one minute sustained winds. It does not address rainfall potential, especially inland.
I see a lot of people already saying Nicholas isn't going to be as bad as because the winds aren't going to be as strong.
That's going to get people killed.


The Ida flooding in the northeast killed several folks and they barely had wind compared to Louisiana. You aren't wrong.

And while I like the Waffle House scale, it probably ought to be more "how much further than normal is the closest open Waffle House?" If I recall my college days when I had roommates working, corporate policy was you don't open a franchise more than a certain distance from an Interstate. That was a while ago, but "Is the Waffle open?" doesn't do much good for a town with no Waffle House.
 
2021-09-13 4:59:24 PM  
I can't parse that headline.
 
2021-09-13 5:08:12 PM  
Scientists us. What did we do? Us don't know
 
2021-09-13 5:12:26 PM  

casual disregard: Scientists us. What did we do? Us don't know


Talk to Feputer.  She know what do.

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2021-09-13 5:14:37 PM  
State: Waffle House now Spirit Halloween, Condition: FARK.
 
2021-09-13 5:16:04 PM  
So, hurricanes measured in d'ohs! ?
 
Al!
2021-09-13 5:21:52 PM  

cretinbob: There needs to be a new scale. Saffir-Simpson is inadequate in that it is based on one minute sustained winds. It does not address rainfall potential, especially inland.
I see a lot of people already saying Nicholas isn't going to be as bad as because the winds aren't going to be as strong.
That's going to get people killed.


The Saffir-Simpson scale is perfect for what it measures, but you're right that there should be a different scale to measure rainfall. This is especially important these days as tropical cyclones will generally have more and more rainfall associated with them as time passes due to warming ocean surface temperatures.

As far as Nicholas goes, the gulf is still very warm along its path, so intense rainfall should be expected inland. Ida took a slightly different path, but the surface temps seen in its path were slightly cooler than those in Nicholas' path, so there is the possibility that Nicholas could be worse than Ida for rainfall, despite being a lesser storm. I am expecting severe flooding from it.
 
2021-09-13 5:31:00 PM  
Have everybody in hurricane zones moved into underground safe zones.  Drill into the earth and make safe zones.  Let the hurricane zones return to nature.  Do the same with the drought areas and the fire area.  And the blizzard areas.  Move most of humanity underground.  For their safety.  This isnt about rights or freedom.  It is to keep people safe.  Let the few aboveground places that are safe be places our overmasters can go to blow off steam.  A garden of eden.
 
2021-09-13 5:54:59 PM  
It's how many pancakes that one dude eats after declaring, "im gonna ride this one out.  The last one east so bad."
 
2021-09-13 6:36:03 PM  
The winds have passed but conditions will continue to stay scattered and smothered for the next few days. . .back to you Bob.
 
2021-09-13 6:50:04 PM  
I was on the Mississippi Gulf Coast 1 year post-Katrina. At Biloxi, the Waffle House sign was up. At Gulfport, the sign posts were up, but not the sign. At Bay St. Louis, the parking lot still existed.
 
2021-09-13 6:51:56 PM  
Just put them on a point scale.

1 point for every 10mph of wind
1 point per foot of maximum storm surge
1 point for the max rainfall in inches forecasted

Example: Hurricane Katrina
Wind 175mph (18 points rounded)
Surge 14ft (14 points)
Rain 15in (15 points)

This would be a 47 pointer.
 
2021-09-13 6:56:41 PM  
I was in Ohio a couple weeks ago, picking up family from the airport around 11pm. They were hungry, and no place was open. I saw the sign from the freeway, and declared "Waffle House has to be open!"
It was not open. There was a small sign on the door decrying labor issues. So, I'm not sure the Waffle House scale is nearly as meaningful currently.
 
2021-09-13 7:36:35 PM  

casual disregard: Scientists us. What did we do? Us don't know


Has scientists really us as far even as decided to use even go want to do storm more like?
 
2021-09-13 8:09:10 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I can't parse that headline.


Translation: "Trump's fault."
 
2021-09-13 8:12:29 PM  

fasahd: The winds have passed but conditions will continue to stay scattered and smothered for the next few days. . .back to you Bob.


That is inconvenient.  We are going to have to memory hole that info and destroy the area and evacuate the survivors.  To a permanent underground bunker living situation.
 
2021-09-13 8:54:57 PM  
The saffron-Simpson scale?
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2021-09-13 9:15:16 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Have everybody in hurricane zones moved into underground safe zones.  Drill into the earth and make safe zones.  Let the hurricane zones return to nature.  Do the same with the drought areas and the fire area.  And the blizzard areas.  Move most of humanity underground.  For their safety.  This isnt about rights or freedom.  It is to keep people safe.  Let the few aboveground places that are safe be places our overmasters can go to blow off steam.  A garden of eden.


Pretty much the entire United States East of the Mississippi is a hurricane zone.
 
2021-09-13 9:20:05 PM  
If you get there and the Waffle House is closed? That's really bad...[2]
-Craig Fugate, Former Head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
I will never not chuckle at that.

palelizard: If I recall my college days when I had roommates working, corporate policy was you don't open a franchise more than a certain distance from an Interstate. That was a while ago, but "Is the Waffle open?" doesn't do much good for a town with no Waffle House.


What good is a town with no waffle haus?Why should it be spared, much less rebuilt?/has never been in an awefulhaus
 
2021-09-13 9:31:31 PM  

cretinbob: There needs to be a new scale. Saffir-Simpson is inadequate in that it is based on one minute sustained winds. It does not address rainfall potential, especially inland.
I see a lot of people already saying Nicholas isn't going to be as bad as because the winds aren't going to be as strong.
That's going to get people killed.


Wind breaks shiat. Water kills people.

/YMMV
 
2021-09-13 10:05:05 PM  

Unobtanium: I was on the Mississippi Gulf Coast 1 year post-Katrina. At Biloxi, the Waffle House sign was up. At Gulfport, the sign posts were up, but not the sign. At Bay St. Louis, the parking lot still existed.


I'm not sure anything in Bay St. Louis still existed post-Katrina.

Of course, I drive through there now on the regular and while you can still see damage, they've rebuilt sooo much. I think they're on the second castle sinking into the swamp part of the Grail scene.
 
2021-09-13 10:24:30 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Have everybody in hurricane zones moved into underground safe zones.  Drill into the earth and make safe zones.  Let the hurricane zones return to nature.  Do the same with the drought areas and the fire area.  And the blizzard areas.  Move most of humanity underground.  For their safety.  This isnt about rights or freedom.  It is to keep people safe.  Let the few aboveground places that are safe be places our overmasters can go to blow off steam.  A garden of eden.


I'm really happy that I learned long ago that you are one of our fark artists. Thank you, this one is especially funny.

Innagaddadavida baby!
 
2021-09-13 10:42:38 PM  

cretinbob: AmbassadorBooze: Have everybody in hurricane zones moved into underground safe zones.  Drill into the earth and make safe zones.  Let the hurricane zones return to nature.  Do the same with the drought areas and the fire area.  And the blizzard areas.  Move most of humanity underground.  For their safety.  This isnt about rights or freedom.  It is to keep people safe.  Let the few aboveground places that are safe be places our overmasters can go to blow off steam.  A garden of eden.

Pretty much the entire United States East of the Mississippi is a hurricane zone.


Put them all underground.

Problem solved.
 
2021-09-13 10:43:45 PM  

baxterdog: AmbassadorBooze: Have everybody in hurricane zones moved into underground safe zones.  Drill into the earth and make safe zones.  Let the hurricane zones return to nature.  Do the same with the drought areas and the fire area.  And the blizzard areas.  Move most of humanity underground.  For their safety.  This isnt about rights or freedom.  It is to keep people safe.  Let the few aboveground places that are safe be places our overmasters can go to blow off steam.  A garden of eden.

I'm really happy that I learned long ago that you are one of our fark artists. Thank you, this one is especially funny.

Innagaddadavida baby!


If by "artist" you mean "problem solver", I hope you have a great day.
 
2021-09-13 11:22:45 PM  
And when your hole in the ground floods?
Do you not understand how water works?
 
2021-09-13 11:31:31 PM  

cretinbob: And when your hole in the ground floods?
Do you not understand how water works?


After a bit, that hole never has any more deaths. Self-correcting issue, really.
 
2021-09-14 12:55:16 AM  
Mods please correct the headline. It says Us a as oppose to USE A.
 
2021-09-14 4:49:41 AM  
please, we all know Sharpies are both the cause of and the solution to all of these problems.
 
2021-09-14 8:22:58 AM  

AmbassadorBooze: cretinbob: AmbassadorBooze: Have everybody in hurricane zones moved into underground safe zones.  Drill into the earth and make safe zones.  Let the hurricane zones return to nature.  Do the same with the drought areas and the fire area.  And the blizzard areas.  Move most of humanity underground.  For their safety.  This isnt about rights or freedom.  It is to keep people safe.  Let the few aboveground places that are safe be places our overmasters can go to blow off steam.  A garden of eden.

Pretty much the entire United States East of the Mississippi is a hurricane zone.

Put them all underground.

Problem solved.


Covid is working on it!
 
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