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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
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 1852
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]
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Registered: 11/09/06
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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]
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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
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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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