mempho

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  1. I think you hit on it - the most logical reason to do it would be as a weapon of war. Weaponizing the weather effectively would be a regime change tool and it'd likely be one that worked best if very few knew you were doing it. I'd say that Katrina effectively ended the true power of the Bush presidency and - with it- the "legitimacy" of the Iraq war and the continuation of the WOT. Therefore, there were some that benefited from Katrina. Now, can it be done? I have no idea but- given enough time- someone will do it. It's a very similar concept to bioweapons. If you're an authoritarian leader and want regime change in a rival democratic regime, unleash a bioweapon. The authoritarian regime will survive (by its nature) while the democratic regime will have a change in leadership. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. Delta is a female name- such as Delta Burke or as in... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. Well, we just had a landfall in Portugal, so I think the question is legitimate. Is it part of the Atlantic for naming purposes or is it a separate basin? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. The Alpha always gets replaced one day. Just remember that kids. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. Is the Mediterranean not part of the Atlantic basin? Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. I do think that the fall and spring seasons seem highly delayed (and compressed) compared to what they used to be. The fall is the most noticeable because summer is hated where I live but I'm also aware that March and April have been below average as well. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. Fall has become a brief November thing of late, even for those north of I-40.
  8. Perhaps a layman's observation might help here. I do think that it did start with those seasons but there were some key differences. Apart from EWRCs, the key determinants appear to be: 1) The heat content of the continental shelf water (unless the system is moving really fast) because the width of the shelf along the northern Gulf tends to be very wide. The heat content of this water is typically less because it is shallow and thus, it cools more quickly under cloud cover and rain (storm conditions). It is also 100+ miles wide at many points (so that is typically worth 6 to 12 hours at typical storm motion velocities). 2) The nature of conditions in the southeast in general (inflow regions). How much this matters varies with storm size but both Michael and Laura encountered exceptionally moist environments in the southeast. Michael had the benefit of being in an environment that had literally not seen a cold front (with drier continental air) in months. Laura, OTOH, benefited from Marco's disappation. The moist, tropical air that pulled north in the days immediately preceding Laura was notable and contained exceptionally high dewpoints that would normally be relegated either to peninsular Florida or the warm sector in a spring storm system. In both systems, there was little in the way of dry air available to be pulled into the circulation. Add in some Gulf bathwater and low shear and the results not unheard of. I believe that the initial forecasts for Laura were probably underestimated because Marco was being overestimated. Ironically, shear may have helped Laura tremendously (but by decapitating Marco who abandoned a pool of tropical moisture). Just my (mostly empirical) thoughts...
  9. Lot of TORs flying to our south and west. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. Wind has picked up markedly past 90 minutes Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. Plz post pics and a building diagram [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. If I go live on Periscope in this Laura right now, how many viewers do you think I'll have? Wind is kicking up decent and I'm fairly sure I'm a better actor than that Mike Slidell from TWC (3 years of drama about to pay off). Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. Why would you not get in the vault? You have what is essentially a bomb-proof room there-- oh, I forgot, the money is there. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. Of course - you're an idiot if you stay in the path of a long - tracker. They just don't tell people to do that because - if everyone did that- there'd be so much traffic you'd die in your car. Now, if you only have a couple of minutes and don't have underground shelter and don't have time to make an intelligent decision - get the tire iron out of your trunk and pry up the manhole cover and - text someone not in the path what you're doing-but hop in the sewer as the absolute last resort. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. You're fairly savage... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk