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    • #117099
      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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        Well here we are again, some of us anyhow. ;-)

        As you can see there are many possibilities and this is by know means certain where it’s going to hit if anywhere.

        Locally in my North Florida area many gas stations are already down to Premium Gas only. Diesel is still available.

        Bottled water is vanishing fast, since it’s the only alternative (dripping in sarcasm). Groceries are also disappearing, the three day supply doesn’t react well to panic buying.

        I had to fill two 5 gallon has cans yesterday as my only needed purchase. :yes: This joins the many other already filled cans.

        Many people are already getting weird. Those in potential affected areas need to increase awareness when out and about. As noted in the past, consider the Black Friday fights and how much more desperate those that don’t prepare can get.

        The weather geeks are doing there best to spread fear among the ignorant.

        As in the past let’s keep any updates we discover posted for our areas.

      • #117107
        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
        Moderator

        • #117109
          Joe (G.W.N.S.)
          Moderator

          • #117157
            Joe (G.W.N.S.)
            Moderator

              Note: Above charts auto update as new data becomes available.

            • #117298
              Joe (G.W.N.S.)
              Moderator

                Comparison between models a day apart.

                So things maybe changing somewhat, you never really know until it almost happens.

                Resupply of fuel is continuing, but is barely keeping up, of course that means it is available to those that don’t plan ahead.

                With 140+mph winds it is certainly dangerous, but the rain fall amounts area bigger danger for some due to flooding.

              • #117334
                Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                Moderator

                  Too early to let guard down, but things continue to look better for Florida, but increased threat to Georgia, South Carolina, and up the East Coast.

                  Those further North should be reviewing their preparations for possible use.

                • #117513
                  Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                  Moderator

                    The eye is over Abacos Islands with max winds of 185 mph, that’s over 200 mph.

                    Few have any reference point to truly understand winds that strong.

                    Comparable to a F3 Tornado…
                    Severe damage.
                    Roofs and some walls torn off well-constructed houses; trains overturned; most trees in forest uprooted; heavy cars lifted off the ground and thrown.

                    :wacko:

                  • #117515
                    Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                    Moderator

                      Eye passage, not a good idea to go out, but it’s hard not to!

                    • #117753
                      Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                      Moderator

                        Well finally have something to uodate. ;-)

                        Dorian is currently down to a Category 2 with winds at 110mph moving 325° at 5mph. Current models are encouraging, but keep an eye out if in potentially affected areas.

                        Above picture reminded me that those who have pets in flood prone areas should be prepared for movement with your animals. This could range from flotation vest/harness to flotation crates.

                        Consider the threat of wildlife such as Alligators in my area. A flotation vest on a dog could be the equivalent of baiting a gator. ;-)

                        Additionally those in Southern Texas need to watch Tropical Storm Fernand.

                      • #117769
                        Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                        Moderator

                          Talk about riding the edge of the coast!

                          …at least for now. ;-)

                        • #117772
                          Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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                          • #117855
                            Robert Henry
                            Participant

                              Hope your staying dry Joe!

                              It looks like it could have been worse with more of a direct hit. A little rain we can use though.

                              www.jrhenterprises.com

                              Lost my MVT class list- been here a time or two :)
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                            • #117862
                              Joe (G.W.N.S.)
                              Moderator

                                For me it’s been a complete miss! :yes:

                                Biggest potential problem will be the next hurrricane, many will not take it serious.

                                There is the potential for some isolated flooding, particularly late tonight/early tomorrow. Won’t be a issue for me.

                                Hope the Carolina’s and Virginia are as fortunate.

                              • #117899
                                rampantraptor
                                Participant

                                  https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/09/marianne-williamson-hurricane-dorian

                                  Looks like everyone used enough mind power to push Dorian out to sea, nice work folks.

                                  Too funny not to share.

                                • #118517
                                  Joe (G.W.N.S.)
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