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#284806 - 06/19/17 08:09 AM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
I put the boat's HurCon checklist to work today for the storm off of the Yucatan Peninsula. We'll possibly set HurCon 4 after lunch today.

ATT, this storm is predicted to provide 60-70mph winds and 7-8" of rain to the NOLA area which is where we are now and will be Thursday when it hits.

It looks my sked crew change may have multiple plot complications....


Edited by wildman800 (06/19/17 08:11 AM)
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#284807 - 06/19/17 05:17 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
We're holding at HurCon 5 for at least another day or until predicted landfall is 72 hrs away.


Edited by wildman800 (06/19/17 10:29 PM)
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#284808 - 06/19/17 10:30 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
Based on the latest from the National Hurricane Center, we've assumed HurCon 4.

We'll assume HurCon 2 by tomorrow after Lunch.


Edited by wildman800 (06/19/17 11:05 PM)
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#284809 - 06/20/17 05:38 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
We are now in HurCon 1 and getting wind speeds up to 35 kts.

The rain bands have already started passing through the NOLA area.
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#284810 - 06/20/17 06:39 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 1999
Loc: Great Plains
Good luck! I'm sure you've got the hatches battened down already but be safe.
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#284812 - 06/20/17 08:59 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
This isn't really much of a storm unless it spawns tornadoes. This is an excellent live fire exercise to train the crew for what will most likely be Hurricane Brett in the next 10 days.
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#284813 - 06/20/17 09:09 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
Phaedrus Offline
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 1999
Loc: Great Plains
In MN and SD 35 knots is a storm! grin
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#284819 - 06/22/17 05:56 AM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
We got out of the fleet, built tow, and sailed in stormy weather. An hour later, the clouds started parting, the sun started shining but the wind kept blowing.

We finally got onto the dock and have now set HurCon 5.
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#285027 - 07/18/17 10:14 AM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
The NHC predicts TS Don will come into the Carribean Sea just north of South America in the next couple of days.
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#285031 - 07/18/17 12:57 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1469
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
it's been super hot down here... Gulf of Mexico pretty warm... not good conditions... rain cell at the range last Wed had at least 50mph gusts, and flag changed directions at least 5 times... must have been on the edge of circulation

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