2021 Hurricane Season

FGRSK8

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The latest advisory form the Hurricane Center points to a very active season from here on out With above normal number of storms expected.

The Atlantic has been quiet now for the last few weeks, too quiet for my liking.

Most likely in the next week to 10 days the activity will begin again and I would not be surprised to see 2 to 4 hurricanes or tropical storms occurring at the same time.

For those of us living on the east coast from Florida to Maine, we should be aware once the activity begins. The favored track this year is along the east coast.

The hits just keep on coming…….
 

FGRSK8

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This is for all you folks who live in the northeastern US.

The latest models are all beginning to come together to bring the tropical system named Henri over the southeastern portion of New England late Sunday night into Monday morning. Right now the strength would be a very strong tropical storm or a Cat 1 hurricane.

I should hasten to add this is 5 days out so things could change, but over the past few days the models have been nudging the track closer to New England.
 
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Jimena

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We've had two storms go south of us already this year. We've been lucky that we only got rain. August and September are nerve-racking in the Caribbean.
 

FGRSK8

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Henri will likely strike the Newport, RI area around 2-4pm with winds of 90 mph. The storm will continue north to the Framingham area of MA by 4am then slowly turn northeast to the Portland,ME by midnight Tuesday morning and to Nova Scotia by late Tuesday.

Parts of southeastern New England will see rains of biblical proportions and after the 2-4” of rain yesterday, there will be flooding. The storm surge up Narragansett Bay will cause widespread coastal flooding.

Unless something changes between now and Sunday, this ain’t going to be pretty………
 

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I guess the good news so far in the Atlantic hurricane season is that we're several letters of the alphabet behind where we were last year.
 

FGRSK8

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Henri is coming ashore over central LI Sunday morning and head for western MA and eventually die out over Vermont by Monday.

The story will be the torrential rains western MA, western CT, southeastern NY, and possibly northern NJ. Since we have had a lot of rain in these areas, there could be floods of biblical proportions, I am talking Old Testament, in some of these areas.
 

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I am just southwest of Hartford Connecticut. This past Thurs am we got 5 inches in about 3-4 hours. So many floods and the ground is saturated. Even last night driving on some roads, there were still some detours. Also CT has so many trees - power company said to expect 50% without power, but have folks/trucks in every town in the state.
I live in a new construction townhome complex (build 2005-10) and all power lines are below ground and the transmittor is next to our property. We never lost power like others did for up to 2 or more weeks back in 2011 (blizzard) and 2012 (Hurricane Sandy). Might have lost it for 30 minutes.
My boss has already told us to work remotely from home on Monday. I just have to log into our server and download files.

I needed gas yesterday and usually Fridays after work are a bad day to get gas, but got out of work early and went to Costco gas station before 3pm and it was the longest line I have ever seen there (note to self - get gas on way to work in am - never a line).
I had not done my weekly grocery shopping yet - so went this am about 6:30 to avoid the crowds. The bagged lettuce section was practically empty, and the water and beer aisles were sparse.
 

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Hurricane Ida will make landfall near Houma, LA sometime late Sunday afternoon as a cat 3. There is still time for adjustments to the track which means a shift east will bring New Orleans into the cross hairs….
 

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Hurricane Ida will make landfall near Houma, LA sometime late Sunday afternoon as a cat 3. There is still time for adjustments to the track which means a shift east will bring New Orleans into the cross hairs….
Thank you for posting this. I wish Ida was landing east of New Orleans. Yesterday, it was also showing a possibility of landing near Lake Charles. If Ida landed west of Lake Charles, then there would have been a possibility of heavy wind and rain where I'm located. There more than likely wouldn't be anything left of Lake Charles if Ida landed near it. Lake Charles is still in ruins from Laura. :(

Praying for everyone in Louisiana that's in the path of Ida.
 

FGRSK8

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The hurricane will come ashore and heads towards Lafayette, LA. Landfall winds speeds of 140-150 mph likely.

The storm will be traveling over portions of the gulf where water temperatures are near 90 degrees.

If this thing looks like it could be a cat 5, may Have to have a separate thread for Ida as this could be really, really bad…aka Katrina bad…
 

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The hurricane will come ashore and heads towards Lafayette, LA. Landfall winds speeds of 140-150 mph likely.

The storm will be traveling over portions of the gulf where water temperatures are near 90 degrees.

If this thing looks like it could be a cat 5, may Have to have a separate thread for Ida as this could be really, really bad…aka Katrina bad…

I have never heard of water temperatures being 90 degrees.

Landfall wind speeds of 140-150 seem unreal, but they could be.

Nothing to say, but oh WOW seems appropriate.
 
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Simone411

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I have never heard of water temperatures being 90 degrees.

Landfall wind speeds of 140-150 seem unreal, but they could be.

Nothing to say, but oh WOW seems appropriate.
I can believe that the water temperatures in the gulf are that warm because from the beginning of August, the temperatures in Louisiana alone have reached the 90's and above with heat indexes of 105F and higher. In my area, we have had temperatures from 92F to 100F each and every day. With it being that hot especially on Louisiana's gulf coast, it's also caused the gulf waters to be that hot.
 

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Thank you for posting this. I wish Ida was landing east of New Orleans. Yesterday, it was also showing a possibility of landing near Lake Charles. If Ida landed west of Lake Charles, then there would have been a possibility of heavy wind and rain where I'm located. There more than likely wouldn't be anything left of Lake Charles if Ida landed near it. Lake Charles is still in ruins from Laura. :(

Praying for everyone in Louisiana that's in the path of Ida.
My husband is from Lake Charles, and it is a mess. First Laura, then they had another storm that flooded the city, with so many homes still covered with blue tarps, etc. We are hoping that Lake Charles is spared this time, or else it will destroy the town. Also, from Louisiana across to Florida the ********* hospitalizations are already freezing up the hospitals. If a major storm happens there may not be hospitals available to treat victims of the storm. This could be a huge public health disaster.
 

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I can believe that the water temperatures in the gulf are that warm because from the beginning of August, the temperatures in Louisiana alone have reached the 90's and above with heat indexes of 105F and higher. In my area, we have had temperatures from 92F to 100F each and every day. With it being that hot especially on Louisiana's gulf coast, it's also caused the gulf waters to be that hot.
I believe @Figureskates saying the water there is that hot and I get the damage that can cause, it’s just that in New England’s waters off of the Cape I don’t think our water is anywhere near that, maybe 70’s.

Stay safe you guys in LA, and get out now if they tell you to leave
 

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A friend from high school is keeping a running commentary on her Facebook page. They are bouncing around/predicting winds of 150 mph making it a Cat 4.
She is very prepared, keeps gas in her car, extra batteries, extra dog food/treats on hand at all times.
Gas stations are reportedly out of gas around the ares.
 

Simone411

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I posted this in another thread, but I want to share it here also. I'm afraid it may become a problem with as many that are getting gas further north.

My brother and his friend was at the Eagle Truck Stop this morning which is right off of I-49 at the Carmel exit. It's not very far from where my brother lives on Highway 509.

He told me there were so many people getting gas that had evacuated before they headed toward Shreveport. The owner of the truck stop told my brother that it wouldn't be much longer until they ran out of gas.

The local news just showed several people driving down the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway that were leaving New Orleans. I hope they're able to find gas stations that haven't run out of gas by the time they reach our area. :(
 

FGRSK8

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The models are trying to spin up something in the gulf around the 6th and 7th, moving it towards Louisiana.

To be honest I don’t have any idea whether this is real or a figment of the models imagination. I want to see what tomorrow morning’s run indicates.
 

Simone411

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Well, I'm afraid there's no getting around it this time. Tropical Storm Nicholas is head toward Port O'Connor, TX. The local meteorologist has said to expect a lot of rain in my area along with flash flooding. I don't believe there will be any strong wind, but this time there will be heavy rain since my location (northwest Louisiana) is will be in its path.

Praying for everyone in the path (Texas & Louisiana) of Nicholas.

 

Amy L

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Well, we've been without power for 13 hours now. Nicholas knocked down the fence between our house and our neighbors. Luckily our neighbor has a generator and he let us piggyback one extension cord off it. I forgot to plug my phone in to give it a good charge before the storm came in last night. :duh: Now my phone has some life back and the food in the fridge will be saved!
 

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I cannot believe Louisiana is in the way of another hurricane already!
 

Amy L

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We just got our power back about 45 minutes ago. The router is still out so I'm still bored out of my damn mind. Other than our fence, we didn't have a lot of debris from trees. The rest of the neighborhood is a mess though. The house across the street had a huge tree fall in their front yard, it's now just a stump with some splinters sticking out of it. The local Sonics had their whole awning thing collapse on top of all their order screens, so I guess they'll be closed for a while...

I didn't hear anything about flooding in the area so we were still pretty lucky.
 

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Its depressing here, with dead brown branches and trash piled up everywhere. Grocery stores are still a mess and I stood in line at Walgreens that is only opened to 6pm behind people that were up from Houma. So they had to drive an hour just to find an open drug store that had the medicine they needed. People still don't know that a flashing red light means treat the intersection as four way stop sign so I nearly got in an accident on the way home when some moron blasted right through. Glad I'm a cautious driver. And now the feeder bands from Nicholas are making it rain, the last thing our little state needs. So that's my pity party for the evening.
 

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