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1 hour ago, clskinsfan said:

I think the oil rig that is loose was over a billion dollars to build itself. Dont think its going to reach Katrina's numbers. But it is still going to be expensive.  

IIRC, that report turned out to be unsubstantiated and was retracted.

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1 hour ago, Wmsptwx said:

Lol why am I getting weenied for sharing opinion/somewhat good news in the banter thread. I’m leaving actual thread for experts.

It has a lot to do with you downplaying this constantly…first you said it wouldn’t get below 960, now you are claims NOLA is out of the woods. 
 

I don’t like weenies that root for destruction but what you’re doing is the opposite end of the spectrum. 

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1 minute ago, Maestrobjwa said:

Pew...will someone please throw out those "won't get there" posts from yesterday? They're stinkin' up the joint...lol

There are a couple embarrassing predictions in the forecast thread…though a weenie I give a pass too but not a pro. 

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11 minutes ago, wxeyeNH said:

As of 545pm east time I still have not seen any storm chaser video that is showing true high end Cat 3 conditions.  I am just comparing some of the Youtube videos of past major storms.  Maybe no ones position if directly under the worst of the eyewall.  Reed Timmers video in Houma definitely has not shown true near white out conditions as we saw many times with Michael.  Ida's radar and satellite presentation is so impressive so chasers must be just missing the inner eyewall.

Didn’t take long lol.

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South Louisiana is unnatural, and while the reasons were good, the unexpected affects, bad.  The Mississippi changes its main channel to the Gulf every few hundred years.  It would have about a century ago but they built a structure to limit flow down the Atchafalaya, where the river was about to switch to, from the main channel to protect shipping in BTR and MSY/NOLA.  They also build many flood levees.  Now each year, during Spring rain and snowmelt, sediment gets carried to the very tip of the river to extend the delta, and soft sediment compacting a cm or more a year are not getting new sediment.  Reduced annual flow, but at a cost.  Similar for Galliano and Golden Meadow, Bayou Lafourche is a distributary of the Mississippi, a flood control structure was built to stop annual floods along the bayou.  Those towns don't flood anymore, which means new sediment doesn't keep ground levels even as the soft sediment beneath compacts.  

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Oil companies built canals in the swamplands to get drilling barges in, that messed up the fresh water/sea water mix.  The nutria, brought for fur, eats marsh grasses, and the logical predator to keep them in check, the alligator, doesn't seem to have a taste for nutria.    A lot of 'land' South of NOLA is open water, not even swamp.  One reason Ida is slow to spin down just inland.

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5 hours ago, Wmsptwx said:

Yeah, much much smaller communities in path of worst of storm. New Orleans looks to make out good with just outer bands.

 

5 hours ago, Wmsptwx said:

All those takes last night of it going east we’re premature.

You sweating yet? I know you’re reading all the posts about catastrophic power failures…

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4 minutes ago, OSUmetstud said:

I don't think those equivalent to Laura in insured losses calls are looking good right now either...

this could sneak into the top 5 when all I said and done

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Just now, Akeem the African Dream said:

About time we get a storm that has been able to get decent on land wind obs

 

Yeah big change from Laura when obs were scarce  and meh outside of a few spots. 

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Just now, ldub23 said:

Reminds  me  of the  1992 season and Andrew. It was a  1 storm season. Right  now we  have  2 other tropical systems and they are both in horrid  conditions.

It is really early to call it a one storm season and compare it that way when we are not even in September yet. Also the US had another devastating hurricane that year:  Iniki.

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