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  1. I'll agree there. We need better data at longer and longer lead times (for the more populous areas) to make the best decisions.
  2. No, not saying this was a miss, I'm referring to the situation that causes people to question evacuating in the future. I'm just asking folks to acknowledge that needless evacuations end up hurting too. They cause distrust in those making the evacuation decision and may ultimately save lives in this storm and cost them in another.
  3. This is true, but we can't stick our heads in the sand and ignore the flip side - why do people let there guard down? Is it because they evacuated the last storm or two or three and the forecasts were wrong? Do they get desensitized to the hype and then swing too far the other direction? When there is a mandatory evacuation, people lose time at work and then incur the burden of the cost of the evacuation. Most families can't afford it, but make it happen because the government says so. When the storm is over and it wasn't a near miss, but a huge miss, people second guess the next time.
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    Major Hurricane Florence: STORM MODE THREAD

    Looks like a little southerly shear at the moment.
  5. Looks like he actually joined in 2010, so maybe he does read more and post less?? He may be bitter due to the missed flight and all, but it shouldn't erase the validity of one of his points...desensitizing of the public after many "cry wolf" situations. A coworker of mine who telecommutes from the area evacuated as requested on Tuesday at 12 noon. After seeing some irresponsible social media posts AND official media dubbing this the "storm of a lifetime," they decided to move even farther inland. I urged them to follow the NHC and their recommendations rather than watch the sensational news stories. And from the fact that a normal 4 hour trip took them 10 hours, I'm guessing many others did the same. If they go back home next week after losing time from work and spending money on a one week hotel stay only to find nothing happened, they'll be more hesitant to act the next time. I have family living in Beaufort that began packing as soon as the governor ordered their evacuation. They got on the road early to beat the traffic only to find out that the evacuation was cancelled the next morning. They then had to immediately turn around to get back to work. I wonder if they'll hesitate the next time an evacuation order is issued. Most of us posting on this forum understand the difficulties in forecasting this stuff and know that when "storm of a lifetime" was thrown around on Tuesday, that it could very well be that or not. The general public is too trusting of the media who frequently leave out pertinent info so that the viewer will draw the most sensational conclusion. As the population of these coastlines continues to increase, it makes the decisions even harder for authorities. Our current technology doesn't allow us to pinpoint with confidence until about 24-36 hours out, but with the population increasing, that isn't enough time to get everyone out of harm's way. We're between a rock and a hard place and the sensationalizing media rarely helps.
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Observations

    Another pic of the storm in Greene County yesterday.
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    Spring/Summer 2018 Observations

    I don't know if the attached video will be viewable, but current radar is interesting to me- west to east motion on the plateau with south to north motion in the Apps. Screen Record 04 (Converted).mov
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    Winter Banter 2017/18

    Can we just axe the term "bomb cyclone"? The media uses this to sensationalize things. --End of Rant--
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    2017-2018 Winter Observations

    Downsloping much? One spotter reporting temps of 80 at his home in this area.
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    Winter Banter 2017/18

    I am grateful for the info that both you and Carver's (and others too) consistently deliver to this forum. I have nothing but respect for the both of you and am glad I'll be seeing you both continue to post.
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    Winter Banter 2017/18

    I have been excited about this all evening. I even got my wife to watch a replay while I explained the significance of this launch. We can finally be excited about space exploration again.
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    Winter Banter 2017/18

    No kidding, I thought the exact same thing.
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    January 15-16 Arctic Boundary Obs

    Fine snow falling in downtown Knoxville now.
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    January 15-16 Arctic Boundary Event

    15Z surface map moved the frontal boundary backwards from the TN/NC border to the central valley and made it a stationary front. Does that have any significance?
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    January 15-16 Arctic Boundary Event

    A nice band is developing just northeast of Dayton - looks like that one will get west Knox county.