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  1. 12 minutes ago, cheese007 said:

    Update on the folks I mentioned in League City in the main thread: they're refusing to leave as they're worried about traffic and their local was fine during previous storms. Def a hint of "media isn't hyping this so don't care" as well

    Yeah I just checked out the League City website and they haven't updated their info since yesterday afternoon. Do they understand that, for example, Ike was east of them, but this storm is west of them so they're on the storm surge side? They're under a storm surge warning for 4-7 feet. This website shows the difference in flooding if Ike had been west of Galveston Bay, instead of down the middle. https://www.texastribune.org/hell-and-high-water/

    I think part of the problem is they're not under a Hurricane warning, just Tropical Storm, and so that downplays the danger.

  2. Buoy 42020, which looks to be right in Harvey's path - http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=42020

    Conditions at 42020 as of
    (7:50 am CDT)
    1250 GMT on 08/25/2017:
    Unit of Measure:   English  Metric    Time Zone:  Station Local Time Greenwich Mean Time [GMT] British Summer Time [GMT+1] Eastern Greenland [GMT-1] Azores [GMT-2] Western Greenland [GMT-3] Atlantic Standard [GMT-4] US/Eastern Standard US/Central Standard US/Mountain Standard US/Pacific Standard Alaska Standard [GMT-9] Hawaii-Aleutian Standard [GMT-10] Samoa Standard [GMT-11] International Date Line West [GMT-12] Western European [GMT+0] Central European [GMT+1] Eastern European [GMT+2] Moscow [GMT+3] GMT+4 Pakistan Standard [GMT+5] GMT+6 Indochina Time [GMT+7] China Coast [GMT+8] Japan Standard [GMT+9] Guam Standard [GMT+10] GMT+11 International Date Line East [GMT+12]    

    Click on the graph icon in the table below to see a time series plot of the last five days of that observation.

    5-day plot - Wind Direction Wind Direction (WDIR): NNE ( 20 deg true )
    5-day plot - Wind Speed Wind Speed (WSPD): 31.1 kts
    5-day plot - Wind Gust Wind Gust (GST): 38.9 kts
    5-day plot - Wave Height Wave Height (WVHT): 19.7 ft
    5-day plot - Dominant Wave Period Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 12 sec
    5-day plot - Average Period Average Period (APD): 8.6 sec
    5-day plot - Mean Wave Direction Mean Wave Direction (MWD): SE ( 129 deg true )
    5-day plot - Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.46 in
    5-day plot - Pressure Tendency Pressure Tendency (PTDY): -0.07 in ( Falling )
    5-day plot - Air Temperature Air Temperature (ATMP): 80.2 °F
    5-day plot - Dew Point Dew Point (DEWP): 78.3 °F
    5-day plot - Heat Index Heat Index (HEAT): 86.9 °F
    5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 33.0 kts
    5-day plot - Wind Speed at 10 Meters Wind Speed at 20 meters (WSPD20M): 35.0 kts

  3. 28 minutes ago, LithiaWx said:

    My father in law is i. Ormond beach right now with some friends.  They are two blocks from the coast.  Can't talk him into going inland some.  I just don't get it.  Says they are going to ride it out.  I kept explaining that would normally be fine but you're on the damn beach.  I need to gather some maps and warning and text them to him I guess z

    My friends just moved to a block from the water in Stuart, FL and were going to ride it out. I found this photo montage from Hurricane Jeanne and it convinced them to move inland. Maybe it's worth a try? http://www.floridatoday.com/picture-gallery/weather/hurricanes/2014/09/03/photos-looking-back-hurricane-jeanne-10-years-later/15018577/