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« Reply #60 on: Sep 10, 2017, 02:28PM »

As I say,  a special talent.
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« Reply #61 on: Sep 10, 2017, 02:37PM »

As I say,  a special talent.
The hurricane has a special talent.   Got it. Thank you.
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« Reply #62 on: Sep 10, 2017, 02:46PM »

I'm sure if the first Hurricane Hunter got downed back in the 1950s we'd be looking at something else.  But they work and work well.  Back in the days before satellites it was the only way to get information about hurricanes (which have been around forever).
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« Reply #63 on: Sep 10, 2017, 04:34PM »

Ronky is back and an argument ensues. A special talent.

I would say snarkiness ensues  Yeah, RIGHT.
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« Reply #64 on: Sep 10, 2017, 05:25PM »

I beg to differ.

https://youtu.be/kQFKtI6gn9Y
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« Reply #65 on: Sep 10, 2017, 05:45PM »

Latest reports say that 90% of Central and South Florida are now without power.

I hope our friends in Florida can check in when they are back up.  Including our vendors, Bill Hamilton (Warburton) and Bruce Lee (Esconndido, Facet Mutes).

Let us know where you are and how you fared.  We are concerned about you.
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« Reply #66 on: Sep 10, 2017, 06:39PM »

I would say snarkiness ensues  Yeah, RIGHT.
Right. Hurricane. Remember? You’re a mod. Pay attention to the rules.
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« Reply #67 on: Sep 10, 2017, 06:40PM »

Nice. Right on topic.
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« Reply #68 on: Sep 10, 2017, 07:14PM »

Topic cop?
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« Reply #69 on: Sep 10, 2017, 07:51PM »

Hey!  Stop bickering.  We were discussing the efficacy of Hurricane Hunter aircraft and you guys started sniping at each other.

Anybody in Florida on line?  Hello, is this thing on? (tap, tap) :)
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« Reply #70 on: Sep 10, 2017, 08:29PM »

Is it better or worse that the eye has veered on land?

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« Reply #71 on: Sep 10, 2017, 10:14PM »

The problem with Harvey was that it parked half over land and half over water.  This means it sorta pumps water from the ocean to the land. 

When the eye is over land the storm tends to weaken.  Having it east of Tampa is a benefit.  It will probably be a tropical depression by the time it gets to northern Florida and is expected to dissipate to nothing by Wednesday.
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« Reply #72 on: Sep 18, 2017, 04:48AM »

Well, that was certainly no fun. Our community survived without too much major damage, but most of the county was without electricity for most of a week. We were lucky the storm veered inland and much of its energy drained before it got to us. Still, we had sustained gale force, or higher, winds for over 24 hours, with true hurricane level winds for 4-6 . Personally, we had a tree down across our driveway that kept us from being able to get our cars out from Sat to Sat. I have a small Honda generator that was adequate to run the fridge all day and a couple of fans at night, but we're on a well so we had no running water. I can attest that a bathtub full of water is sufficient to flush toilets for 2 people for a week. The temp index after the storm was in the 100 degree range. We spent a lot of time in the pool. My wife called it "glamping". Other than trees down we have no significant damage, but we may get a new roof out of it for all the shingles we lost. We were truly blessed. There are a whole lot of folks in this state, especially in the Keys, who lost everything they own. This is going to take longer to recover from that even Harvey just a couple weeks before.
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« Reply #73 on: Sep 18, 2017, 06:47AM »

Glad you're OK, Russ.  Also glad you didn't have too much damage.  A tree across the driveway can be a real problem.  We had one a few winters ago.  Landed on my wife's car and while it didn't do a lot of damage, it destroyed her sun roof.  I managed to find a guy to cut it up and we had insurance cover the replacement glass.  I was lucky.  It missed my car and I was not trapped by it.  I did need to cut a path from the fallen tree branches to get to it, though.
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« Reply #74 on: Sep 18, 2017, 06:53AM »

Our driveway is a quarter of a mile long, the tree was close to the far end and wrapped in power lines or I would have cut it up myself and gotten us out. Firefighting 101, "there is no such thing as a dead power line". Someone asked about Bill Hamilton. I believe he is playing on a cruise ship tour. I haven't heard about his house. I'll check in with him and get back to you.

Here is a hint of what those in the Keys have to deal with.........

https://www.facebook.com/tvswe/videos/10154845596258309/
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« Reply #75 on: Oct 05, 2017, 07:15PM »

Not to start another thread...We may have another. This fellow is the best I've seen in a while for follow through and explanation for the TV.

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This guy is pretty darn good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vecXrOv78M
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« Reply #76 on: Oct 05, 2017, 08:06PM »

This one seems to be moving pretty fast.  Will hit on the Louisiana-Mississippi border and barrel through the east.  We'll get it on Tuesday.
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