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  1. that will be a huge issue, also mosquito borne illness, vermin, mold
  2. totally agree on this point, some of the stuff they put evacuees through just to fill air time was a freakin' disgrace. lend them a hand (without a camera please) or get out of the way
  3. it took my husband 3 1/2 hrs to get home from work, due to Rita evac mess - it's a straight 15 mi ride out Hwy 290. After Rita, Houston did develop a comprehensive evac plan for surge, based on zip code & proximity to surge related flooding hazard. It's very detailed & requires a very syncopatic cooperation of all involved managers & gov'ts & emergency personnel - maybe not everyone on the same page but they better have at least read the damn book. How to do one on the fly with no page let alone a book? How should they have picked who to make evac 1st? I would bet my last $ that anyone complaining about poor "no evac" response a) doesn't live in Greater Houston and even if they do, didn't evacuate... just a side note, Bill Read, former NHC Director had over 3 ft of water in League City, didn't evac... go scold him, would ya?

    regarding GFS upgrade & NHC's displeasure for Atlantic forecasting: http://mashable.com/2017/03/10/hurricane-forecasts-suffer-gfs-model-upgrade/?utm_cid=hp-r-1#K3XptrNy6mq9 " In short, their argument is that no upgrade is better than a bad upgrade, and that if the upgrade goes forward as planned, forecasts will suffer. This could put millions of coastal residents in the path of a hurricane at risk, depending on the forecast error. " Testing and evaluation of the GFS 2017 http://www.emc.ncep.noaa.gov/gmb/noor/GFS2017/GFS2017.htm
  5. MN got nailed https://twitter.com/NWSduluth/with_replies https://twitter.com/cityofduluth https://twitter.com/duluthnews https://twitter.com/wdiowirt https://twitter.com/KQDS_FOX21 https://twitter.com/KBJR6news https://twitter.com/LCPCoop https://twitter.com/mnpower
  6. wicked line, looks like it's not going away any time soon http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/?type=North_Dakota-rad-1-48&checked=&prodDim=100&overDim=100
  7. April 24-30th Severe Potential

    http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/reports/ (over 300 at post time)
  8. 2016 Atlantic Hurricane season

    ftp://ftp.nhc.noaa.gov/atcf/btk/bal012016.dat AL, 01, 2016011412, , BEST, 0, 308N, 287W, 75, 981, HU, 34, NEQ, 120, 130, 100, 30, 1012, 300, 15, 90, 0, L, 0, , 0, 0, ALEX, D, AL, 01, 2016011412, , BEST, 0, 308N, 287W, 75, 981, HU, 50, NEQ, 30, 30, 0, 0, 1012, 300, 15, 90, 0, L, 0, , 0, 0, ALEX, D, AL, 01, 2016011412, , BEST, 0, 308N, 287W, 75, 981, HU, 64, NEQ, 20, 20, 0, 0, 1012, 300, 15, 90, 0, L, 0, , 0, 0, ALEX, D,
  9. iCyclone & Patricia

    cool, tks - he spoke with them twice, they asked him to hold while they did a commercial - he said he was calling from a private residence's landline. said they would venture out to explore areas of "possibly worse damage" than the area they were in
  10. iCyclone & Patricia

    not quite sure, he lost internet, satellite, etc... saw a bit of blue sky, but can't say with certainty if it was dry slot or edge of eastern wall - can't remember what his lowest pressure was, but not indicative of a center reading, imo - take that with whatever grain of salt needed as this is not an expert's opinion, but mine. very good to hear they're ok & the story of huddling in the "safe room" with others during the worst winds (after his last contact with TWC yesterday)
  11. iCyclone & Patricia

    just heard Josh live on TWC, harrowing experience, but they're ok - so good to hear from them !
  12. Cat 5 Major Hurricane Patricia

    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Storm_pages/patricia2015/ https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/2015/10/23/doppler-radar-quick-looks-from-1100-am-p-3-flight-into-hurricane-patricia-22-october-2015/ It's a NASA plane: http://jsc-aircraft-ops.jsc.nasa.gov/wb57/index.html out of Houston, Ellington: https://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/WB57https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KEFD on a Tropical Cyclone Intensity Experiment mission, such as this one: http://catalog.eol.ucar.edu/tci/report/67/1127/139040/49637912
  13. Cat 5 Major Hurricane Patricia

    CDT is Z-5hrs, not 6 http://www.worldtimebuddy.com/?pl=1&lid=100,6,3991328&h=100 CST starts Nov 1st
  14. anyone with input on the severe potential for MN, please chime in. I have family/friends at a NHRA event at Brainerd International Raceway this weekend & was wondering if I'm being too hyper-nervous about severe potential for that area. There's a lot of campers there in tents, RVs, etc & drinking, etc... http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/exper/enhtstm/ http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/day1otlk.html many thanks in advance