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#285563 - 08/23/17 06:05 PM TD HARVEY cometh
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
Tropical Depression/possible Cat 1 Hurricane, HARVEY is approaching. I'm currently in the Lake Charles, La area and we have set HurCon 4.
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#285573 - 08/24/17 02:03 AM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
LesSnyder Offline
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Registered: 07/11/10
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Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
Crown Weather is a subscription site for his analysis, but offers current National Weather Service maps and forecast updates... scroll through the entire report

http://crownweather.com/index.php/tropical/atlantic-tropical-weather-page/


Edited by LesSnyder (08/24/17 02:14 AM)

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#285578 - 08/24/17 05:53 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: LesSnyder]
hikermor Offline
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6292
Loc: southern Cal
Stay safe, Wildman! Looks like a lot of rain in the forecast....
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#285580 - 08/25/17 01:22 AM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
Pete Offline
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Registered: 02/20/09
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looks like this Hurricane picked up a 'full head of steam' in the last 24 hours.
Speaking figuratively. Major evacuations and flooding coming.


Edited by Pete (08/25/17 01:23 AM)

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#285582 - 08/25/17 01:39 AM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
Very true about "picking up steam"! I got home this afternoon and immediately started getting us to HurCon 3. Tomorrow is HurCon 2 and we're departing before evacuations are called for. I hear Missouri is nice this time of year....
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#285585 - 08/25/17 05:13 AM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
Pete Offline
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wildman

very best wishes for you and your family. agree with you that going north and getting completely out of Texas is smart. you could also try west, over to New Mexico. not so many people will go that way.

I listed to the FEMA Director on the radio tonight. he said that the predictions for the path of Harvey thru Galveston are pretty accurate. and a serious flooding emergency is expected. but what surprised the authorities was how fast the Hurricane has gathered strength. The scientific models did not predict that.

So I think that your strategy to get ahead of the crowd is very smart.

Pete

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#285591 - 08/25/17 03:49 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: Pete]
hikermor Offline
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Loc: southern Cal
He shouldn't have to go all the way to New Mexico, although the advice to get out of Texas is generally good guidance in any weather.

Has anyone heard from Blast? He is much closer to the storm...
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#285601 - 08/25/17 05:43 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
Blacktop Offline
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Registered: 06/29/05
Posts: 134
Loc: Cypress, TX
This one is shaping up to be a real flooder. After making landfall somewhere around Corpus Christi, it is projected to stall or reverse course slightly and then meander up the coastline here to the Houston area. I'm not terribly concerned about the wind, but the NWS is using the term "catastrophic flooding" and predicting 15 to 35 inches of rain for this area through Wednesday. Storm surge is never an issue for me as our house is well away from the coast at 140 feet above sea level but sheet flooding is a real possibility out here on the Katy Prairie. Houston is called the "Bayou City" and it doesn't take much to fill the bayous to overflowing and because it's so flat here, there's nowhere for the water to go. My prayers are with the people downstream from us as they are doomed if the predicted rainfall amounts occur. We've got flood insurance so we're covered.

I believe that Blast is on the north side of Houston up in the Piney Woods, so he'll have downed trees to deal with if the winds are high.
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#285603 - 08/25/17 05:52 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: hikermor]
AKSAR Offline
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Registered: 08/31/11
Posts: 1084
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: hikermor
....., although the advice to get out of Texas is generally good guidance in any weather.
Amen, bro! Opinions will differ, of course, but Texas just isn't my kind of place. Maybe that's why I ended up in Alaska? smile
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#285615 - 08/25/17 09:17 PM Re: TD HARVEY cometh [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
I'm in Louisiana. A westward bug out is out of the question. I am looking going north or east depending on what the storm does. It will eventually turn and head NE but that will be Tue or Wednesday.

We are now in HurCon 3 with most of the HurCon 2 preps already completed. The ball is now in Harvey's court. We'll sit tight and watch what he does next.
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