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  1. 1 hour ago, Scott747 said:


    So Josh has been placed on a sort of missing/unaccounted for type of list. Somebody imo has jumped the gun and it makes it look more dire than it could be. After the unsubstantiated claim earlier by what appears to be some Twitter troll I'm guessing out of an abundance of caution somebody added him to the list.

    Again his mo has generally been to be quiet for a few days before checking in. With a longer than normal duration event it shouldn't be surprising that it might take a little longer to reconnect.

    I was texting with him about 30 min or so after his last tweet and giving him the latest recon data. Nothing to that point indicated any problems other than what he already posted and he seemed confident in the structure. He knew what was coming at him.

    There is just quite a bit of unsubstantiated claims popping up. I'm guessing as the conditions alleviate as Dorian finally moves away that he will hopefully check in soon.

    Mods feel free to move to the banter thread if needed.

    I’m pretty confident that I speak for everyone, including moderators, when I say that there’s no way this is “banter” worthy. Josh is someone we all respect and care about, and info regarding his safety and whereabouts belong on THIS thread! 

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  2. 1 minute ago, hawkeye_wx said:

    The chasers in Marsh Harbour are going to get the experience of their lives... and some incredible footage.

    Some people in St Thomas were stuck for a month or more after Irma. The runway of the airport morgerman flew into yesterday will be peeled away today. 

    Wonder how long it’ll be before the footage becomes available?! 

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  3. 17 hours ago, ncforecaster89 said:

    So sorry I was unable to post in this thread during my most recent hurricane intercept.  

    Ended up documenting this indescribable event from ground zero in Mexico Beach, FL.  Most fortunate to be able to, but lost my car, phone, and some clothes in the process.    

    Got a lot of incredible video, but will take some time to edit and upload to my YouTube channel.  That said, I did share some of it with a news crew down from Jacksonville, who posted it online.  Can be viewed on my Twitter account @tbrite89.  

    Hope all are doing well and I'll post more and share more video in the near future.   

    I'm now a follower :)

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  4. 1 hour ago, flotownsc said:

    I believe this is going to go back South. Landfall between Georgetown SC and Wilmington, NC.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

    I was almost 9 when Hugo hit. I can’t imagine the effects now with the population and building that  has taken place since...

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  5. Hello.  In the past, I had a small wireless thermometer that would cause our home alarm to give false calls to the alarm company.  It was the strangest thing, as it would happen numerous times, and I could never figure out what was going on.  Finally our alarm company came out, and luckily the technician had seen this problem before with somebody else, and was able to diagnose the issue for me.  Once I turned off the thermometer, it's never happened since (3+ years ago).  

    My question is, I'd like to get a good weather station (wireless) for personal use at home.  I'd like one with a good anemometer.  Can anyone recommend a good weather station that wouldn't cause that interference?  I've noticed that a lot of them run on 433mhz, which is the main reason I need some advice...because unfortunately that's what our home alarm runs on as well :-/

    Thank you in advance!

  6. 5 minutes ago, bluewave said:


    #Irma has now had winds of 185 mph for 33 hrs - no other TC around the globe has been this strong for so long in satellite era (since 1966).pic.twitter.com/RKorceW6nS
    Previous record was 24 hr set by Supertyphoon Haiyan in 2013.


    I would think Irma would have been "retired" just for this fact alone.  After what we're seeing from the islands yesterday, it's a given now.  That St. Maarten video someone shared about an hour ago on here is just tearing me up.  Such a beautiful island...damn you Irma! :(

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  7. 33 minutes ago, Stebo said:

    Maybe older ones, but that is 28 years ago, a generation ago.

    I'm 36 now...I remember it vividly! Surfside/Garden City looked like Hiroshima. The forest where the eye hit was nothing but 25-30' tall sticks. 


     It's what took my interest in extreme weather from being intrigued  to becoming a full blown fanatic! heh 


  8. 3 minutes ago, SnowGoose69 said:

    You wonder why they couldnt have waited another day to evacuate the Keys.  If this ends to slamming into Cuba as long as the Euro shows hypothetically it probably comes out as a Cat 1 and you have another dangerous what if one really does happen one day and people don't evacuate 

    Simply put, time. You will potentially have the southern third of Florida evacuating in the next 3-4 days 

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  9. 2 hours ago, vinylfreak89 said:

    that's really irresponsible and immature for you to tell anyone you are out of or not out of the woods. The final outcome is still far from decided and a lot can change. Anywhere from FL to Canadian maritimes to ots is still very much at play at these leads 

    maybe premature.  Immature is a bit much...

  10. 3 hours ago, BlunderStorm said:

    I take the following view on hurricanes, if a hurricane is approaching the eastern sea board or really anywhere honestly, I am of course fully aware of the disaster that follows, I am merely impressed by the force of nature. Admittedly there will always be a disconnect between those who reside near the coast and those well inland shielded from most violent weather events as I am. I along with the majority of others look at hurricanes with a sense of dreadful anticipation. When a hurricane lands it of course loses it's intensity and at that point, I hope the system comes over me just as with any weather event. Of course I do re-call the 2011 Super Outbreak as being one of the few weather events that actually made me fear for my life and significant damage occurred from hail with a few tornadoes in the region. I hate to open the moral conundrum this creates. I hope a hurricane goes out to sea if at all possible but if fate has ordained it make landfall and it has hit than so be it let it come over me. Does it make me a bad person? I mean when thinking of the losses caused due to the event that I could not control I cannot help but feel guilty when it does come over. Today for example the remnants of Harvey swept through my area giving some rather pleasant wind gusts with some refreshing rainfall. I do sincerely apologize if I have angered you.

    I get it. Living 3-4 miles from the coast in Myrtle Beach, some of these models aren't what I want to see.


    On the the other hand, my complete fascination by them after seeing what Hugo did as an 8 year old, I can't help but want to experience the power of one. But priorities change and doing crazy things like storm chasing or "riding out" a cat 4 go to the back burner when you have a family. When I was single I would've in a heartbeat!