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  1. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Definitely, this is the most full-package storm that the US has seen since Hugo. It's just classic.
  2. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Something that isn't mentioned a lot, but I've always found interesting: The people who survive this are still in for potentially years of psychological effects. I can't find it anymore, but I read a research paper one time about survivors of Hugo and Andrew's eyewalls developing full-fledged PTSD. (The end of this page mentions a Hurricane Janet survivor still waking up with nightmares 20 years later: http://www.canebeard.com/andrew.html)
  3. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    His phone died, he just said so on another stream. Edit: Now that I think about it, it might have been a fake. I don't know how he would be telling the chat his phone died if his phone was dead.
  4. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Jeff went from yawning to laughing to yelling within about thirty seconds. It's like we're watching a time lapse of the five stages of grief.
  5. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Cool polygonal eyewall.
  6. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Hopefully they didn't use that as a shelter. If it really is "Leveled" it probably got hit with a mini-swirl.
  7. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    You mean when the ahwol was tearing the roof off of the carwarsh?
  8. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Stream might have just crashed for good?
  9. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Please tell me it's possible to watch this Interscope stream later. This is indescribable.
  10. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    I'll have to remember to send a thank you note to that mic.
  11. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    The AVN scan looks better than ever. Red starting to wrap around the eye. Land friction, maybe?
  12. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Oh man. Unless it miraculously weakens, this will be the most impressive-looking US landfall since Charley.
  13. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    The ERC is pretty much over. What you are seeing is remnant cloud debris breaking down inside the new eyewall. That should continue to clear out as long as convection doesn't refire with that old lingering cell. Thanks. Sorry for clogging up the thread with false info; I would have sworn that was an ERC.
  14. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Looks to be undergoing yet another ERC.
  15. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Yeah, but that was on a northern trend (like Audrey), so I don't know if that really counts. I guess Beulah and Carla were either slightly weakening or were steady-state.
  16. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    This is true, it's certainly not impossible for it to fall apart before landfall--I don't remember anyone expecting a storm like Patricia to collapse as drastically as she did, either. But, like you said, this isn't the northern gulf. TX hurricanes actually seem more prone than most to strengthen up to landfall; the only ones I can think of off the top of my head that were on a weakening trend were Rita and Bret.
  17. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    The eye that was forming on the floater I posted looked tiny, but you're right, it's still just clearing out.
  18. Tater Tot

    Harvey - Main Thread

    Pinhole poking out.
  19. Tater Tot

    2017 Severe Thread

    aka it's La Plata'ing.
  20. Tater Tot

    2017 Severe Thread

    Words cannot express how much I loathe the new weather.com layout.
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    Tropical Season 2017

    What scares me about another potential 1938 is that NE'ers now think Sandy was the nightmare scenario. I can't picture them taking the warnings seriously. In the times that I've mentioned NE hurricanes in conversations with people, they immediately jump to power outages, like that's really the worst that can happen.
  22. Tater Tot

    2017 Severe Thread

    So would this be an outbreak from Cindy remnants or is it unrelated? I got bored tracking Cindy because she was moving too slow.
  23. Tater Tot

    The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Thread

    I know! I hope we get a cat5 this year within good range of it to look at in full GOES-16 glory. Or even just a RI'ing cat 4 with lots of eyewall lightning captured by the GLM.
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    The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Thread

    inb4 we all get trolled by 2013 2.0
  25. Tater Tot

    2017 Severe Thread

    lol of course it's headed toward La Plata.
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