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    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
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    Troutly durring the "perfect Storm" we were seeing wave heights up to 180 feet (bouy reports)!!!!! I think I would chit my drawers!!!

    Put your best foot forward!

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    Charter Member #232 Charter Member Audiofn's Avatar
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    Hey but ya know what the great lakes guys say. They have rougher water.......
    Put your best foot forward!

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    Hopefully everyone in it's path has time to prepare (the best they can for a Category 5 storm).

    Guess we should bring the big water props to the Miami race next Sunday. Residuals from something that big should still have things stirred up. SQ
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    I cant even imagine what an 85 foot wave would be like!

    Im glad I dont live near the ocean. We're too stupid to be afraid of waves, and boat in any kind of weather thinking its ok!

    One time me and a buddy were fishing off the coast of Florida. We were only 17 at the time. We got into a pretty bad storm about 50 miles out. We were making Gilligan Island jokes the whole time, and my buddys dad got really pissed and was telling us how people are lost at sea all the time! We finally started getting nervous when we seen about 3 sharks surface and seeminly going crazy!

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    Originally posted by Audiofn
    Hey but ya know what the great lakes guys say. They have rougher water.......
    Ask the crew on the Edmund Fitzgerald!

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    The following "Duiscussion" goes into a little more detail than the standard "Advisories." I've been following hurricanes for the past 20 years for my business, and found these to be more informative:

    By all idications, it looks like it will start a Northward turn......just don't know when.

    Hurricane Isabel Discussion Number 26

    Statement as of 11:00 am EDT on September 12, 2003

    Morning satellite imagery and microwave data from last night show
    that Isabel has completed a concentric eyewall cycle. It now has a
    well-defined 35 nm wide eye well embedded in the central dense
    overcast. The cirrus outflow is still good in the southeast and
    northwest quadrants...but is only fair to poor elsewhere and on the
    whole looks less good than yesterday. Satellite intensity estimates
    are all 140 that is the initial intensity. However...since
    the time of the estimates there has been some warming of the
    eyewall convective tops. NOAA and Air Force reserve hurricane
    hunter aircraft will investigate the hurricane this afternoon.

    The initial motion is 270/8. Isabel is currently south of a
    low/mid-level ridge...with an anticyclone center in water vapor
    imagery near 29n55w...and between large upper-level troughs along
    68w and 41w. In the short term...this should produce a westward to
    possibly west-northwestward motion. Further upstream...a deep
    layer cyclonic circulation is over the southeastern United States
    with a mid/upper-level ridge building over southeastern Canada.
    The evolution of these features...along with the westerlies over
    the central United States...will determine the long-range course of
    Isabel. NHC track guidance generally agrees on a westward to
    west-northwestward motion through 72 hr...and the official forecast
    track follows along the south edge of the guidance. Considerable
    divergence occurs after 72 hr. The UKMET calls for a gradual turn
    toward the northwest by 120 hr toward a weakness in ridge left by
    the deep-layer low as it lifts northward. On the other hand...the
    GFS...NOGAPS...GFDL... Canadian...and ecmwf models all call for an
    earlier and more northward motion. Since all models keep some deep
    layer ridging over the northwest Atlantic north and northeast of sharp of a turn looks a little dubious. Thus...the 3-5
    day official forecast will lean toward the UKMET at a slower
    forward speed.

    Isabel is forecast to remain in a warm-water low-shear environment
    for roughly the next 72 hr. During that time...the intensity
    should be controlled mainly by hard-to-forecast eyewall replacement
    cycles. The intensity forecast will thus call for a slow weakening
    through that time based on continuity from the previous forecasts
    and climatology. After 72 hr...the GFS and NOGAPS suggest that
    Isabel may move north of a 200 mb anticyclone and get exposed to
    some shear. The SHIPS model responds to this by forecasting 30 kt
    of southwesterly shear by 120 hr. Based on this...the intensity
    forecast will call for a somewhat faster weakening. It should be
    noted that the large-scale models all forecast Isabel to grow in
    size beyond 72 hr...which may be reflected in later wind radii
    Given the divergence of the models at 120 is still to early
    to even speculate which parts...if any...of eastern coast of the
    United States may get affected by Isabel.

    Forecaster Beven

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    I just downloaded the most most recent storm track. Doesn't look good!
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    Cord thats to funny lets hope we can laugh next week!

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    That was good, Cord!

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    DAMN YOU CORD!!!!!


    A few years ago there was one that something very similar to what you estimate. The hurricane crossed the state, went out over water, gained strength and looped back to cross the state again.

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