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Hurricane Harvey
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Sanford Manley
2017-08-24 17:30:55 UTC
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I know some of you are in Texas.

You are in danger from flooding and severe
hurricane winds and that is with the
conservative forecast. Some places may
get THIRTY inches of rain as the storm
stalls after crossing the coast.

You are going to lose electricity.
There is going to be serious flooding.
I have been through four major hurricanes.

I know what I am talking about.

Act NOW.
Sanford Manley
2017-08-24 18:19:27 UTC
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Post by Sanford Manley
I know some of you are in Texas.
You are in danger from flooding and severe
hurricane winds and that is with the
conservative forecast. Some places may
get THIRTY inches of rain as the storm
stalls after crossing the coast.
You are going to lose electricity.
There is going to be serious flooding.
I have been through four major hurricanes.
I know what I am talking about.
Act NOW.
http://imgur.com/gallery/jdCao
Sarah Ehrett
2017-08-24 18:48:17 UTC
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On Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:30:55 -0700 (PDT), Sanford Manley
Post by Sanford Manley
I know some of you are in Texas.
You are in danger from flooding and severe
hurricane winds and that is with the
conservative forecast. Some places may
get THIRTY inches of rain as the storm
stalls after crossing the coast.
You are going to lose electricity.
There is going to be serious flooding.
I have been through four major hurricanes.
Seven hurricanes for me including Donna in 1960 and one other while
living on Key Biscayne, Fla, three storms in RI, one in Maryland, and
now back in RI ...Hurricane Sandy aka Super Storm Sandy.
Post by Sanford Manley
I know what I am talking about.
Act NOW.
Good advice. Hope people heed the warnings.
Bryan Styble
2017-08-25 02:38:35 UTC
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Wow, Sarah, you've certainly seen more than your share of these often-terrifying storms!

But can you answer a question I've posed a bunch of folks, yet haven't received an answer that really explains it? It's at least a simple query on the surface, at least: what the heck is the difference between a hurricane--or HISicane, I suppose in the case of male-named storms--and a super storm?

I meteorologically await your enlightenment...

BRYAN STYBLE/[on the TSE 2017 Tour in] Paducah
Sanford Manley
2017-08-25 03:49:59 UTC
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Post by Bryan Styble
Wow, Sarah, you've certainly seen more than your share of these often-terrifying storms!
But can you answer a question I've posed a bunch of folks, yet haven't received an answer that really explains it? It's at least a simple query on the surface, at least: what the heck is the difference between a hurricane--or HISicane, I suppose in the case of male-named storms--and a super storm?
I meteorologically await your enlightenment...
BRYAN STYBLE/[on the TSE 2017 Tour in] Paducah
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstorm
Sarah Ehrett
2017-08-25 07:10:12 UTC
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On Thu, 24 Aug 2017 20:49:59 -0700 (PDT), Sanford Manley
Post by Sanford Manley
Post by Bryan Styble
Wow, Sarah, you've certainly seen more than your share of these often-terrifying storms!
But can you answer a question I've posed a bunch of folks, yet haven't received an answer that really explains it? It's at least a simple query on the surface, at least: what the heck is the difference between a hurricane--or HISicane, I suppose in the case of male-named storms--and a super storm?
I meteorologically await your enlightenment...
BRYAN STYBLE/[on the TSE 2017 Tour in] Paducah
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superstorm
This builds on Sanford's link.

http://www.wsfa.com/story/21807734/whats-in-a-name-sandy-hurricane-or-superstorm

Sandy dropped below sustained hurricane force winds just before
landfall so it was no longer a hurricane but a large strong storm or
Super Storm.

A winter Nor'easter [ up in New England ] is like a hurricane with
strong winds, pounding waves, beach erosion, and blowing and drifting
heavy wet snow in place of rain. A Nor'easter can have hurricane
force wind gusts but these are not sustained wind speeds.

That's all I have. :)
Sarah Ehrett
2017-08-28 12:14:33 UTC
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On Thu, 24 Aug 2017 19:38:35 -0700 (PDT), Bryan Styble
Post by Bryan Styble
Wow, Sarah, you've certainly seen more than your share of these often-terrifying storms!
But can you answer a question I've posed a bunch of folks, yet haven't received an answer that really explains it? It's at least a simple query on the surface, at least: what the heck is the difference between a hurricane--or HISicane, I suppose in the case of male-named storms--and a super storm?
I meteorologically await your enlightenment...
Since that is the case, I posted a response to you 3 days ago. Any
comments you'd care to share on my efforts?
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BRYAN STYBLE/[on the TSE 2017 Tour in] Paducah
David Carson
2017-08-24 19:16:48 UTC
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On Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:30:55 -0700 (PDT), Sanford Manley
Post by Sanford Manley
I know some of you are in Texas.
You are in danger from flooding and severe
hurricane winds and that is with the
conservative forecast. Some places may
get THIRTY inches of rain as the storm
stalls after crossing the coast.
You are going to lose electricity.
There is going to be serious flooding.
I have been through four major hurricanes.
I live less than thirty miles from the Gulf. I've been through
Hurricane Alicia, Tropical Storm Allison, Hurricane Rita, and
Hurricane Ike. I fell for the hype and evacuated for Rita, and it was
a mistake. Never again.

The storms always land west of where they are predicted to land.
Always. Two days ago, Harvey was forecast to go through Houston.
Yesterday, they moved it west to Freeport. As of now, the predicted
landfall is yet further west, in Victoria, but OMG Houston is still in
the "cone of uncertainty," and since it's worse to be on the "wet",
i.e. east, side of the storm, we aren't in the clear.

I think Harvey will land between Corpus Christi and Brownsville, which
is the least-populated part of the Texas coast. Corpus Christi will
get it pretty bad. Victoria, Port Lavaca, Rockport, etc. will flood,
as will Brownsville, Harlingen, and S. Padre. I don't think Houston
and Galveston will get much more than a good rain out of it.

I have a generator, chainsaw, 28-gallon water tank, wet vac, battery
backups, window A/C unit, propane, and plenty of food - for both
humans and cats. If it comes here, I'm ready. But I don't think it
will.

David Carson
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