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  1. I mean, I get it. They don't want yahoos out there killing themselves, hampering cleanup efforts, putting EMTs lives in danger, etc.....plus it seems as though they have the legal basis for it. It still just feels very wrong to me to be standing on public land and being told I would arrested if I don't leave. I've personally had this happen to me on a public beach.
  2. Huh, that is interesting. I mean I do get the public safety argument. But it just feels a bit too far. Essentially, Hurricane chasing is illegal in this country. I wonder how Josh bypasses that law. Would be interesting to find out. Because it now seems like a common practice that if a Hurricane is coming to somewhere, it suddenly becomes illegal to so much as be there. You can't get a hotel, they close it. You can't hang out in a car, they will knock on your window and tell you to leave or else. Basically the only way is if you actually own property on location, even then, they are going to highly encourage you to get out. It just seems like a bit of a stretch to me to be able to arrest someone for such reasons. Feels like the government might be coming close to violating constitutional rights.
  3. I am not sure why, but its an issue that just really gets me so angry. Don't tell me I can't walk on public property. If you want to tell me that I am on my own and no rescue help will be available, that's totally fine, but law enforcement telling someone they can't peacefully assemble on public property is a huge rights violation.
  4. Another can of worms, these "curfews" where it is illegal to assemble on public property. They are unconstitutional. Government has been using them more and more. They literally closed an entire barrier island and the people who remained would be ticketed for leaving their house. Sorry. Not legal.
  5. They fire people on a dime there, so I suspect it was top brass who put him up to that stuff.
  6. I would have toned it down. Yes, preparation is great, but leading the governor in NC to say its the storm of a lifetime is a problem. Why? because people who weren't that effected will stay next time. I think the NHC should know by now that model intensities are terrible. Need to tread lightly. The stall and crawl and just climo in general argued heavily against a CAT 4 or even a CAT 3 coming in. I'd even say a CAT 2 was a stretch. But people on here even started whispers of a CAT 5. THE NHC put out that people should expect winds of up to 120MPH. They forecasted a CAT 4 moving in at one point. That was overkill IMO. Again, there needs to be a balance. People need to take it seriously, but they get too carried away with the hype and ignore climo.
  7. Mdecoy

    2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Its going to be impossible to get area wide huge rain totals with a rotting storm that is accelerating out.
  8. I guess I just don't understand why people can't bring themselves to admit where there was screw ups. Its a fact that this didn't hit the strength that it was forecasted to hit. Thats all. And thats huge. It is something we should have learned from last year with Irma. In most professions, when there are screwups, people get fired. The least that could be offered is , here is what went wrong, here is how we plan to learn from that in the future.
  9. I don't think this even begins to touch the flooding of Harvey, but maybe the final chapter hasn't been written, so I don't want to speak that soon. If this ends up competing with Harvey in terms of flooding, then yes, we could say its a once in a lifetime thing. A higher end storm would have made a huge different. Take a look at Hurricane Bertha from 1996, which kind of sorta had a similar landfall area. It hit as a Cat 2, and I can tell you now, damage was far more extensive to the shoreline. I was there a week after it hit. The surge just isn't the same. That is with a Cat 2. If we saw a 3 or 4 as forecast, the storm surge would have obliterated thousands and thousands of homes that are in relatively okay condition with the Cat 1. To me that is a big difference.
  10. Yes.... hence why I said there is no question the storm is bad. But the flooding was in the forecast already the cat 3 or 4 at landfall was a blown forecast and that makes a huge huge difference. Instead of looking at entire shorelines of houses totally gone we are looking at just dune erosion( in most situations)
  11. Storm was bad no question about it. But it wasn’t the “storm of a lifetime” nor “ the strongest to ever hit the east coast”. As media liked to hype pre storm. It all came down to blown intensity forecasts. Big difference between cat 4 and cat 1’s no matter how you slice it.
  12. Mdecoy

    2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Looks like the GFS is coming around to the idea too. I think expectations should be set fairly low. It may end up being nothing more than a line of T Storms that moves in and out. At that point its not even really "florence" just some leftover energy.
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    2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Bogue inlet Pier on Emerald Isle.
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    2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Anyone who was watching the pier cam last night. It sustained damage, but overall, not so bad all things considered. Built well. Power is out, trees down, some structural wind damage, sound flooding. But waves did not reach houses on beach. All in all, they will recover.
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    2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Thread

    Piercam went out at about 630pm last night (the one I posted). I would be shocked if the pier survived. Low tide was at 445pm and waves were almost reaching the deck. Would have been interested to see high tide, but the good stuff always seems to happen under the cover of darkness or when the cam is gone.