: Texas > Florida



urbanski
08-16-07, 08:15 PM
I heard some of you Florida boys are worried about Dean.
Well.....Dean is headed my way now :D

http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/313/strm4strike720x48616127op9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)



Erin's eye is over my house currently.

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/2972/radar640x48016111325lm2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Erin decided to dump 5" in 2 hours and 8" so far today.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6461611513455805455

My V decided to play submarine....entering my driveway
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7686147940861756343


So you Floridians....you got nothing on me this year :p

Playdrv4me
08-16-07, 08:23 PM
I dont think Dean has ever been mentioned as a threat to Florida (though its got along way to go still), but man I have alot of friends in S.A. and you guys are just not getting a frieken break from the rain this summer!

I asked my buddy if the I-35 underpass downtown had flooded yet and he said most definitely so. If Dean manages to make landfall in Texas, San Antonio is just going to float away.

It's all the same here... Tampa never sees major hurricanes, even being smack dab in the middle of the damn state, ON THE GULF!

urbanski
08-16-07, 08:48 PM
I asked my buddy if the I-35 underpass downtown had flooded yet and he said most definitely so. If Dean manages to make landfall in Texas, San Antonio is just going to float away.

It's all the same here... Tampa never sees major hurricanes, even being smack dab in the middle of the damn state, ON THE GULF!

10 was closed at 1604 out east.
1604 was closed northwest from bandera to babcock and at 281
35 was closed both lanes at 410S
90 west of 410 was closed.
410 was closed at airport.
you name it, it was closed. lots of dead people who tried to cross things

RightTurn
08-16-07, 08:52 PM
Oooooooh, the "cone of uncertainty." :alchi:

Krashed989
08-16-07, 08:58 PM
I gotta hand it to ya... That's 200x worse than Hurricane Flossie ever was. lol.... Nice V btw!

Lord Cadillac
08-16-07, 09:02 PM
I think Florida still has a possibility of getting this storm. These hurricanes are so unpredictable.. But, this IS a VERY strong Hurricane. It will be a 3 or 4 by the time it hits land.. You're probably safe being inland, but the coast will be a disaster area...

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-16-07, 09:16 PM
Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/americas/04/us_election/campaign_blunders/img/8.jpg

Destroyer
08-16-07, 09:31 PM
I think Florida still has a possibility of getting this storm. These hurricanes are so unpredictable.. But, this IS a VERY strong Hurricane. It will be a 3 or 4 by the time it hits land.. You're probably safe being inland, but the coast will be a disaster area...

Yeah yeah, its always gonna be a category 3 or 4 until it actually hits and is just a tropical depression. The media loves the thought though and Home Depot will be selling a crap load of generators until then.

dkozloski
08-16-07, 09:46 PM
What's your total rainfall so far for the year in San Antonio?

Playdrv4me
08-16-07, 09:53 PM
Yeah yeah, its always gonna be a category 3 or 4 until it actually hits and is just a tropical depression. The media loves the thought though and Home Depot will be selling a crap load of generators until then.

You took the words *RIGHT* out of my mouth. Statistically speaking, hurricanes that gain immense strength during their travel way out in the gulf, conk out by the time they hit land. If not, the coasts would be absolutely uninhabitable. Even Katrina was a high 3/low 4 by the time she made landfall, and just like in S.A., her damage had little to do with her wind, and more her immense amount of rainfall and the waves of water brought in from the gulf.

Strangely, some of the most disastrous hurricanes have gained their intensity in their last few hours before landfall... The ultimate case-in point is of course, Andrew; who was written off as a low category blip on the radar screen until it ROARED ashore completely without warning.

Jesda
08-16-07, 09:57 PM
WE'RE GONNA GO TO CUBA, FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND OKLAHOMA! YEARGHHHH!

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-16-07, 10:09 PM
WE'RE GONNA GO TO CUBA, FLORIDA, TEXAS, AND OKLAHOMA! YEARGHHHH!

Hahaha it looks like someone got my Hurricane Howard Dean joke.

nikon
08-16-07, 10:18 PM
you took the V out with all that standing water!!!

either way, we're getting prepared just in case in comes our way...My parents just moved into a new house..so that means new generator! Just ordered a 16kw today..should be a fun install.

urbanski
08-17-07, 06:31 AM
What's your total rainfall so far for the year in San Antonio?

depends on your exact location
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/html/cli/2007coopmonrain.htm
according to that chart I had 29" through May.

Jan-July was our wettest ever with 38" "officially"
but if you use that first chart, add 20" for June-July, I may be at 49"
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/html/wxevent/2007/jul2007.htm


add the 7" i got yesterday (in addition to whatever august rainfall) means I'm pushing 60" so far.

average annual is 28" haha

Jonas McFeely
08-17-07, 11:43 AM
Hahaha it looks like someone got my Hurricane Howard Dean joke.

Best post of the week.


I for one, welcome and embrace this hurricane. Hurricanes are your friend. You just have to look at them the right way.

Lord Cadillac
08-17-07, 11:49 AM
The reason why hurricanes weaken before hitting Texas is because the water is cooler.

PanAnna
08-17-07, 03:50 PM
I think Florida still has a possibility of getting this storm. These hurricanes are so unpredictable.. But, this IS a VERY strong Hurricane. It will be a 3 or 4 by the time it hits land.. You're probably safe being inland, but the coast will be a disaster area...

I'll throw my 2 cents in. I agree. I think Florida has a chance for this hurricane as well. The GFDL model has been progressively hooking further and further north and east.

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/tracking/at200704_model.html

I started my preliminary hurricane supply shopping today.

Of course I also have a vested interest in the Cancun area and don't want it to hit there. Mr Pan and I have a 15th anniversary vacation set up for December in Cancun.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-17-07, 06:07 PM
I wish Minnesota would get a hurricane. All we get are snowrnadoes.

Destroyer
08-17-07, 10:30 PM
I'll throw my 2 cents in. I agree. I think Florida has a chance for this hurricane as well. The GFDL model has been progressively hooking further and further north and east.


BRING IT!!!!!

The Tony Show
08-18-07, 12:23 AM
Based solely on the title of this thread, I was going to come in here and tell you to bite me. Then I saw it was about the hurricane, and having lived through Ivan, Charlie, etc, I can't joke about hurricanes.

Also:

Dean's path has been updated HERE (http://hurricanedeanpath.ytmnd.com/)

Krashed989
08-18-07, 05:46 AM
Dean's path has been updated HERE (http://hurricanedeanpath.ytmnd.com/)

LMAO That was AWESOME!!! Hahahahahaha!

urbanski
08-18-07, 08:18 AM
Omg Tts

PanAnna
08-18-07, 12:12 PM
Then I saw it was about the hurricane, and having lived through Ivan, Charlie, etc, I can't joke about hurricanes.


Where were you located that both Charley and Ivan affected you? They hit almost complete opposite ends of the state.

urbanski
08-18-07, 02:57 PM
tony is a large person

The Tony Show
08-18-07, 04:21 PM
Yeah, I'm big in Japan. :D

I didn't mean that I personally got hit by both, but I got hit by one, then my folks took the brunt of the other one. Basically, I used my chainsaw and cleaned up a lot of tree branches and shingles during that period, not to mention being without power and driving through some nearby areas that got decimated.

urbanski
08-18-07, 06:36 PM
dean = mexico

http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/803/at200704model1af94cdpd6.png (http://imageshack.us)

PanAnna
08-19-07, 08:04 AM
Yep, definitely looks to have minimal impact on the States. Good for us. I just hope it doesn't kill Cancun.

Tony, I really wasn't trying to get you on the Charley-Ivan thing. We took a pretty good beating with Ivan in 2004 (north of Destin and FWB) and I was just curious if you were from up this way (panhandle of FL) as I have seen tons of members here from south FL but no mention from anyone about the panhandle.

Jesda
08-19-07, 08:17 AM
You can plan for a hurricane.

Tornadoes have a fun element of surprise!

PanAnna
08-19-07, 09:03 AM
Um no. Been there and done that...alone during the day...a month to the day after Ivan hit (2004 was a stellar weather year).

It was weird seeing pine needles sticking straight out the side of my house after the fact. And this was a baby tornado, not like those huge things out in the midwest. That was enough for me.

I'll take a hurricane anyday (preferably the Pat O'Brien's type).

ShadowLvr400
08-20-07, 01:15 PM
Bah, hurricanes. When Andrew hit south Florida, I was out golfing. You ever tried to tee off with 60 mph gusts?
When Charlie, Ivan and whats her face all went through Orlando, my roomate and I were sitting in our Florida room, watching the storms and playing our computers. And btw, any hurricane under a cat 3 is just a thunderstorm. 4 and 5, I'll head up to my mother's house and hang out in the barn.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-20-07, 05:48 PM
You can plan for a hurricane.

Tornadoes have a fun element of surprise!


Just like headgasket issues on a Northstar! Ohhhh disss!!!

HITMONEY
08-20-07, 06:47 PM
I don't ever trust these computer models and their rat's ass predictions.

I was in miami for Wilma in 05. They told us to brace for a Cat 1 storm. she hit the everglades and strengthened to a high 2 and some say a 3. I was in a condo on the 27th floor on Miami Beach... I thought the world was coming to an end. That was it for me and Hurricanes. This place ever gets a direct hit from a 3 or better and Miami Beach will be nothing more than a sandbar.

This is why I am planning on getting a Z71 4wd Suburban and making it into a survival vehical to get me out of here when it happens. I will park my sled in the tallest parking structure I can find, then motor off to Tampa or Atlanta if need be for A/C and hot showers. I'll come back after Miami drains back into the Atlantic. Don't worry about most of the people in Miami/Dade.... most of them are skilled at staying afloat for long periods of time.