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Poe
Sep 15th, 2003, 07:49 PM
I'm surprised there's no threads about this (maybe I missed it?)

It's just below category 5 now and they said on CTV it's not expected to weaken before it hits North Carolina.

They also said it might be the first hurricane to hit ontario since Hazel 50 years ago.

The projected path is here:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics/AT13/refresh/AL1303W5+GIF/151458W5.gif

It will reach ontario by around Friday this week. It's really exciting and scary at the same time. Though I'm sure it's just plain scary for the people in North Carolina.. .Do we have any posters from around there? They must really be preparing for this.

"Clearly it's a big one. It is in fact likely to be a catastrophic kind of storm," Phillips told CTV News.

Mase
Sep 15th, 2003, 07:49 PM
Im in Central VA babe....... going to be CRAZY :eek: :eek: :kiss:

AjdeNate!
Sep 15th, 2003, 07:50 PM
Ah, Masey - be careful, babe!

Poe
Sep 15th, 2003, 07:53 PM
Im in Central VA babe....... going to be CRAZY :eek: :eek: :kiss:


are they doing much to prepare? Are you gonna board up your windows and stuff like that? It's pretty scary that it's not expected to weaken before it hits land.

Where I am, it may still be classified as a hurricane when it gets here but it will have gone over land for so long that it will be a lot weaker. But it should still be a hell of a storm.

AjdeNate!
Sep 15th, 2003, 07:54 PM
That .gif looks *HUGE*... Connecticut to Indiana is mostly covered. Yikes!!

Mase
Sep 15th, 2003, 07:56 PM
Well they havent done much yet, its not supposed to land till Thursday so I think everyone is still waiting...... I know regardless were going to atleast have some nasty winds and will loose our power so Im going to go out and buy some stuff, just incase..

Im actually semi freaked out because they are saying its going to land, this is as of right now, at Virginia Beach, which is all of an hour or so from my house... But again Im not going to worry too much until Wednesday when they KNOW whats going to happen..

I may not have internet access for a day or so though, what WILL I DO?!?!?!!?! LOL!!!

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:12 PM
hmm, well knowing the way hurricanes love to back dat thing up and hit directly over Wilmington, NC we are keeping an eye on it, too. I'm in the outskirts on the border between NC/SC near the coast and everytime they say the hurricane is barely going to miss us it backs up and hits us dead on.

I'm just glad that we have had a very dry two weeks because if this storm had come along a month earlier we would be in big do do. I mean all the trees would've come down and thats for sure.

Last big one brought a tree down on my sister's car and flattened it.

Mase
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:20 PM
hmm, well knowing the way hurricanes love to back dat thing up and hit directly over Wilmington, NC we are keeping an eye on it, too. I'm in the outskirts on the border between NC/SC near the coast and everytime they say the hurricane is barely going to miss us it backs up and hits us dead on.

I'm just glad that we have had a very dry two weeks because if this storm had come along a month earlier we would be in big do do. I mean all the trees would've come down and thats for sure.

Last big one brought a tree down on my sister's car and flattened it.

:sad: :sad:

Be safe Rocketta!

King Satan
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:27 PM
rocketta...you and mase please be safe. and prepare for the worst no matter what just in case. we'll all be thinking of you two and looking forward to you guys getting back online to let us know you're ok. :)
exactly :)

I'm glad we don't have hurricanes in cali. It must be pretty damn scary to wait for one of those :sad:

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:38 PM
Thanks Mace, DueceDiva, King Satan! I will. I feel for the stray cats outside my house (well their tame but live outside but we feed them).. One just had kittens. We'll have to bring in the dog and put him on the porch or the laundry room. That's the part I hate.

Believe it or not, we pretty much don't sweat it until we know for sure. We get so many. I think I've been through 5. I remember one time we were off of school cause they thought it was going to hit, it didn't. So we went back to school the next day. Well it changed its mind and backed up decided to hit. So we had to leave school early. Hmm, I was living way out in the country and we didn't have electricity for a week, I think. I live in the middle of town now and I doubt my lights will be off that long, if it hits here.

decemberlove
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:41 PM
i live right on the shore... the middle of the long island along the shore is my home... we usually flood really easy. im thinking of going inland to my parents for the days when were getting hit. dont feel like getting stuck on the island, yknow?

ys
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:46 PM
I've heard from my windsurfing friends in VA, they are very excited over there in anticipation..

decemberlove
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:47 PM
rockie, you guys dont take the doggie inside with you when the storm hits?

ys
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:51 PM
i live right on the shore... the middle of the long island along the shore is my home... we usually flood really easy. im thinking of going inland to my parents for the days when were getting hit. dont feel like getting stuck on the island, yknow?

Long Beach? It will be scary.. But as long as you have walls around you, someone warm nearby an1d something to drink, it will also be fun..

Mase
Sep 15th, 2003, 08:55 PM
Where are you located YS?

ys
Sep 15th, 2003, 09:18 PM
Central Jersey. Ugly place, if you ask me.

decemberlove
Sep 15th, 2003, 09:20 PM
Long Beach? It will be scary.. But as long as you have walls around you, someone warm nearby an1d something to drink, it will also be fun..

yep, LBI.

central jersey... are you in a city or near the beach?

the best thing about jersey is its in the middle of everything. mild weather, not too far from mountains, not far from the city or the beach, etc

ys
Sep 15th, 2003, 10:10 PM
yep, LBI.

central jersey... are you in a city or near the beach?



You would not call it a city..:) It's rather a village. In Middlesex county, not far from New Brunswick.


the best thing about jersey is its in the middle of everything. mild weather, not too far from mountains, not far from the city or the beach, etc

Perfectly put.. It's crap but perfectly situated, everything is so close.
The worst about NJ is summer humidity. You on the shore probably do not have that..

Chris_Martin's_woman
Sep 15th, 2003, 10:13 PM
hmm, well knowing the way hurricanes love to back dat thing up and hit directly over Wilmington, NC we are keeping an eye on it, too. I'm in the outskirts on the border between NC/SC near the coast and everytime they say the hurricane is barely going to miss us it backs up and hits us dead on.

I'm just glad that we have had a very dry two weeks because if this storm had come along a month earlier we would be in big do do. I mean all the trees would've come down and thats for sure.

Last big one brought a tree down on my sister's car and flattened it.

yeah, poor Wilmington gets it bad!! But, um, im right next to the Outer Banks and the projected path they have predicted goes straight across us........yikes!:rolleyes:

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2003, 10:41 PM
yeah, poor Wilmington gets it bad!! But, um, im right next to the Outer Banks and the projected path they have predicted goes straight across us........yikes!:rolleyes:

Yes, I see that is the projected path but honestly it can change before hitting land. :sad:

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2003, 10:50 PM
rockie, you guys dont take the doggie inside with you when the storm hits?

Hey, the doggie is a stray that we rescued that lives outside in a fenced pen. If the storm hits us (which looking at the newest radar it might miss me completely :bounce: ) we will bring him in on the porch (which is screened in) or put him in the laundry room. The problem with bringing the dog in is that we have a chihuahua in the house and 3 cats. That dog loves to chase and bark at the cats outside (of course since she is in a pen they don't pay her any attention).

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2003, 10:51 PM
yeah, poor Wilmington gets it bad!! But, um, im right next to the Outer Banks and the projected path they have predicted goes straight across us........yikes!:rolleyes:

Hopefully the storm will keep moving north before hitting land until it never hits land and just goes out to sea...;)

Julian
Sep 15th, 2003, 11:01 PM
I live in Jacksonville Florida and I must say we have been so damn lucky these past years. There have been hurricanes coming straight torwards us but then the hurricane curves and always goes to North Carolina and around that region. I used to live in North Carolina and even when we didnt get hit directly head on, the effects were terrible with floods coming in all the time. I pray that you guys are safe.

Rocketta
Sep 15th, 2003, 11:06 PM
Julian you are right, Hurricanes love the NC. :hearts:

ys
Sep 15th, 2003, 11:28 PM
Isabel, such a beautiful name. I want Isabel.

Dava
Sep 15th, 2003, 11:34 PM
Thats such a sweet name for a hurricane.

decemberlove
Sep 16th, 2003, 12:33 AM
You would not call it a city..:) It's rather a village. In Middlesex county, not far from New Brunswick.



Perfectly put.. It's crap but perfectly situated, everything is so close.
The worst about NJ is summer humidity. You on the shore probably do not have that..

oh we still get the humidity... and yes, its definitely the worst part of nj. that and the ridiculously overpriced auto insurance.

the shore doesnt get it so bad, esp when theres a nice breeze off the ocean, but my parents live 10 miles inland and it would be absolutely disgusting out. in fact, yesterday and eariler today was pretty humid as well.

decemberlove
Sep 16th, 2003, 12:39 AM
Hey, the doggie is a stray that we rescued that lives outside in a fenced pen. If the storm hits us (which looking at the newest radar it might miss me completely :bounce: ) we will bring him in on the porch (which is screened in) or put him in the laundry room. The problem with bringing the dog in is that we have a chihuahua in the house and 3 cats. That dog loves to chase and bark at the cats outside (of course since she is in a pen they don't pay her any attention).

aww how sweet :)

but you have a chihuahua? arent those mean?? i dont think ive ever met a nice one before.

yeah, nc does get some nasty hurricanes. i remember even my cousins and aunts down there would get hit and theyre inland, west near hickory... granite falls i think its called.

Zvonerevian
Sep 16th, 2003, 06:42 AM
:prays classes are cancelled:

Anyway, about NJ, it is the most diverse state in terms of population, and I think the people make the state, which is why I love it here.

narcissus boy
Sep 16th, 2003, 06:53 AM
i hope every1 is safe!!:)

Mase
Sep 16th, 2003, 01:37 PM
Here's updated article for everyone!

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WEATHER/09/15/hurricane.isabel/index.html

Rocketta
Sep 16th, 2003, 03:50 PM
a quote from the article
Three of the four costliest storms in U.S. history made landfall in the Carolinas.

I tole you hurricanes love the NC....:(

Bacardi
Sep 16th, 2003, 04:05 PM
My cousin who's living in SC, is probably going to have to pack up and go to a hotel while this is going on. That's gotta suck.
Hope it's not a major one, and I hope it blows over before it reaches landfall.

andylover_16
Sep 16th, 2003, 04:07 PM
i live about 30 minutes from hatteras/outerbanks area:help:......its down to a 3 but they said that it is probably going to increase at least 10to15mph once it makes its way towards nc!.....its suppose to sit right on virgina and nc coastline!:scared:

Richie77
Sep 16th, 2003, 06:37 PM
Mase, Rocketta, CMW, andylover, et al. Please stay safe!!! We need you on the boards! :kiss:

Oh, and make sure you heed all the warnings! Too much preparation for a hurricane can never be made!

andylover_16
Sep 16th, 2003, 06:43 PM
thank you very much richie:wavey:......i will make sure to take your advice:)

Richie77
Sep 16th, 2003, 06:43 PM
Here's a link to the U.S. Hurricane Center forecasting site:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

andylover_16
Sep 16th, 2003, 06:51 PM
i'll check the webbie out :D

Rocketta
Sep 16th, 2003, 07:02 PM
Thanks Richie77! :hearts:

Here are the probabilities

WTNT73 KNHC 161444
SPFAT3
HURRICANE ISABEL PROBABILITIES NUMBER 42
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
11 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2003

PROBABILITIES FOR GUIDANCE IN HURRICANE PROTECTION
PLANNING BY GOVERNMENT AND DISASTER OFFICIALS

AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...THE CENTER OF ISABEL WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 27.4 NORTH...LONGITUDE 71.2 WEST

CHANCES OF CENTER OF THE HURRICANE PASSING WITHIN 65 NAUTICAL MILES
OF LISTED LOCATIONS THROUGH 8AM EDT FRI SEP 19 2003

LOCATION A B C D E LOCATION A B C D E

29.9N 72.6W 51 X X X 51 CAPE HATTERAS NC X 4 11 3 18
31.7N 73.9W 18 11 X X 29 NORFOLK VA X X 8 7 15
33.8N 75.6W X 15 5 1 21 OCEAN CITY MD X X 2 9 11
SAVANNAH GA X X 1 3 4 ATLANTIC CITY NJ X X X 8 8
CHARLESTON SC X 1 4 4 9 NEW YORK CITY NY X X X 5 5
MYRTLE BEACH SC X 3 8 3 14 MONTAUK POINT NY X X X 3 3
WILMINGTON NC X 5 10 2 17 PROVIDENCE RI X X X 2 2
MOREHEAD CITY NC X 6 11 2 19

COLUMN DEFINITION PROBABILITIES IN PERCENT
A IS PROBABILITY FROM NOW TO 8AM WED
FOLLOWING ARE ADDITIONAL PROBABILITIES
B FROM 8AM WED TO 8PM WED
C FROM 8PM WED TO 8AM THU
D FROM 8AM THU TO 8AM FRI
E IS TOTAL PROBABILITY FROM NOW TO 8AM FRI
X MEANS LESS THAN ONE PERCENT

FORECASTER FRANKLIN


basically they don't know where the hurricane's going to hit in NC?? Look there is only a two percent difference between Moorehead city, Cape Hatteras (outer banks and nothern NC) and Wilmington (southern part of NC where I'm at) :sad: :sad:

Richie77
Sep 16th, 2003, 07:05 PM
Thanks Rocketta :kiss:
Here's one of the local statements, out of Wakefield, VA. It contains some good advice

HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT...CORRECTED TO ADD SOUTHERN COASTAL ZONE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
1130 AM EDT TUE SEP 16 2003

...HURRICANE ISABEL APPROACHING THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...
...HURRICANE WATCH IN EFFECT...

...AREAS AFFECTED...
A HURRICANE WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES OR
INDEPENDENT CITIES IN MARYLAND...SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA AND NORTHEAST
NORTH CAROLINA:

IN MARYLAND...
WICOMICO...DORCHESTER...SOMERSET.

IN NORTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA...
CAMDEN...PASQUOTANK...PERQUIMANS...CHOWAN...BERTIE ...CURRITUCK.

IN VIRGINIA...
ESSEX...RICHMOND...NORTHUMBERLAND...MIDDLESEX...GL OUCESTER...SURRY...
ISLE OF WIGHT...SUFFOLK...CHESAPEAKE...WESTMORELAND...ACCO MACK...
LANCASTER...NORTHAMPTON...MATHEWS...VIRGINIA BEACH...JAMES CITY...
NEWPORT NEWS/HAMPTON...YORK AND NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH.

A MANDATORY EVACUATION HAS BEEN ORDERED FOR NOON TODAY...SEPTEMBER
16TH...FOR THE CURRITUCK OUTER BANKS TO INCLUDE COROLLA...COROVA
BEACH...NORTH SWAN BEACH...AND SWAN BEACH. ONLY THOSE EVACUATING
FROM THE COROVA AREA MAY LEAVE FROM THE FALSE CAPE ACCESS. ACCESS AT
THE NORTH BEACH ACCESS HAS BEEN CLOSED TO EVERYONE EXCEPT PROPERTY
OWNERS NEEDING ACCESS TO SECURE THEIR HOMES.

...WATCHES AND WARNINGS...
AT 11 AM EDT...1500Z...A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LITTLE
RIVER INLET SOUTH CAROLINA TO CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINIA...INCLUDING THE
PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS...ALL OF CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF NORTH
BEACH MARYLAND...AND THE TIDAL POTOMAC. A HURRICANE WATCH MEANS
THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS. HURRICANE WARNINGS MAY BE REQUIRED
LATER TODAY OR TONIGHT.

AT 11 AM EDT...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ISABEL WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 27.4 NORTH... LONGITUDE 71.2 WEST OR ABOUT 600 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.

ISABEL IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH AND THIS
MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE DECREASED AND ARE NOW NEAR 105
MPH...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. THIS MAKES ISABEL A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE
ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. ESTIMATED CENTRAL PRESSURE
WAS 959 MB...OR 28.32 INCHES OF MERCURY. WHILE SOME FURTHER
WEAKENING IS EXPECTED TODAY...CONDITIONS COULD BECOME FAVORABLE FOR
RESTRENGTHENING PRIOR TO LANDFALL.

RESIDENTS IN THE HURRICANE WATCH AREA MUST TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO
PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND OTHER LOCAL
GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN CURRITUCK COUNTY HAVE ORDERED AN EMERGENCY
EVACUATION OF FLOOD PRONE AREAS. AREA RESIDENTS ARE URGED TO STAY
TUNED SHOULD OTHER JURISDICTIONS ISSUE EVACUATION INSTRUCTIONS.

...PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
PERSONS LOCATED IN AND NEAR THE POSTED WATCH AREA SHOULD PREPARE FOR
HIGH WINDS AND SIGNIFICANT COASTAL FLOODING.

...EVERY HOUSEHOLD SHOULD HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION WHEN A HURRICANE
THREATENS. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE...NOW IS THE TIME TO FORMULATE ONE.
A PLAN ALLOWS YOU TO ACT INSTEAD OF REACT WHEN AN EMERGENCY ARISES.

RESIDENTS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST SHOULD PREPARE TO RELOCATE
FURTHER INLAND...PREFERABLY TO HOMES OF FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. DO NOT
BE ALONE DURING THE HURRICANE.

WHEN MAKING YOUR PLAN...GIVE FULL CONSIDERATION TO WHETHER YOU SHOULD
LEAVE OR STAY IF A WARNING IS ISSUED FOR YOUR LOCATION.

IF YOU LIVE ON A BEACH OR BARRIER ISLAND...OR HAVE TO TRAVEL ACROSS
TIDAL FLATS TO SAFETY...PLAN TO LEAVE.

IF YOU LIVE IN A MOBILE HOME...PLAN TO LEAVE.

IF YOU LIVE IN AN AREA WHICH HAS A HISTORY OF FLOODING...PLAN TO
LEAVE.

IF YOU LIVE ON HIGH GROUND AWAY FROM THE BEACHES AND TIDAL MARSHES...
AND LIVE IN A STURDY HOME BUILT TO CODES...CONSIDER STAYING IN YOUR
HOME.

...PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION...

FILL AUTOMOBILE GAS TANKS.

ASSUME POWER AND WATER MAY BE OFF FOR SEVERAL DAYS TO SEVERAL WEEKS
AFTER THE HURRICANE PASSES.

FILL CLEAN CONTAINERS WITH WATER. PLAN ON AT LEAST ONE GALLON OF
CLEAN WATER PER PERSON PER DAY FOR DRINKING...IN ADDITION TO WATER
NECESSARY FOR COOKING...CLEANING...AND FLUSHING TOILETS.

STOCK UP ON CANNED FOOD...ESPECIALLY FOOD THAT CAN BE EATEN WITHOUT
COOKING OR HEATING.

CHECK FOR ADEQUATE SUPPLIES OF PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.

HAVE WORKABLE FLASHLIGHTS OR PORTABLE LANTERNS AND A BATTERY-POWERED
RADIO. HAVE A SUPPLY OF SPARE BATTERIES. USE BATTERY-POWERED LIGHTS
INSTEAD OF CANDLES SINCE FIRE FIGHTERS AND EMERGENCY PERSONNEL MAY
NOT BE ABLE TO REACH YOU DURING THE HURRICANE.

PREPARE TO BOARD UP WINDOWS. STORE OR SECURE LAWN FURNITURE...
BARBECUE GRILLS...GARBAGE CANS...AND OTHER LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

...ACTIONS FOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS...

NURSING HOMES AND HOSPITALS SHOULD ACTIVATE THEIR HURRICANE PLAN OF
ACTION. THOSE LOCATED ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREAS SHOULD MAKE
PLANS FOR THE RELOCATION OF PATIENTS IF IT IS REQUESTED. ACT EARLY...
EMS AND RESCUE TEAMS MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ASSIST YOU LATER AS THE
HURRICANE APPROACHES.

PET OWNERS SHOULD HAVE A PREARRANGED PLACE FOR THEIR PETS TO STAY.
MOST EMERGENCY SHELTERS DO NOT ALLOW PETS. OWNERS SHOULD KEEP A
SUPPLY OF PET FOOD...MEDICATIONS...AND CERTIFICATES OF VACCINATION
WITH THEIR PETS.

BOAT OWNERS SHOULD TAKE ACTION NOW TO REMOVE THEIR BOATS FROM THE
WATER OR SECURE THEM FOR HURRICANE CONDITIONS. IF POSSIBLE...BOATS
SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE WATER AND MOVED TO A SECURE LOCATION.
LIGHT BOATS LEFT ON A TRAILER OUTSIDE SHOULD HAVE THEIR SPRINGS
CHOCKED WITH WOOD BLOCKS AND THE BOATS SHOULD BE PARTIALLY FILLED
WITH WATER TO WEIGH THEM DOWN AND KEEP THEM FROM BLOWING AWAY.

AVIATION INTERESTS...BEGIN PREPARATIONS NOW FOR RELOCATING AIRCRAFT
SHOULD A WARNING BE ISSUED.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON HURRICANE ISABEL CAN BE FOUND
IN ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER...PUBLIC
INFORMATION STATEMENTS (WBCPNSAKQ) AND SHORT TERM FORECASTS
(WBCNOWAKQ) ISSUED BY THIS OFFICE.

RESIDENTS IN THE AFFECTED AREA SHOULD MONITOR NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND
THE MEDIA FOR UPDATES ON HURRICANE ISABEL. INFORMATION IS ALSO
AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.ERH.NOAA.GOV/ER/AKQ.

THE NEXT SCHEDULED HURRICANE LOCAL STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AT
3 PM EDT UNLESS CONDITIONS WARRANT EARLIER RELEASES.

$$

REILLY

Rocketta
Sep 16th, 2003, 07:11 PM
Thanks Richie77

Look how huge the Hurricane watch area is at the moment!!

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics/AT13/refresh/AL1303W+GIF/161458W.gif

Rocketta
Sep 16th, 2003, 07:12 PM
wow that pic is big! :eek: :eek:

:lol:

jbone_0307
Sep 16th, 2003, 09:34 PM
I already knew it wasnt goin to be a bad horrible storm. It weakening and i doubt it will cause any if some damage. I dont know why people are overeacting. Its gettin weaken by the minute. Yesterday it was a Cat 5, now its a Cat 2. I wish it would have maintained its strength because i love natural storms and stuff

Rocketta
Sep 16th, 2003, 10:17 PM
I already knew it wasnt goin to be a bad horrible storm. It weakening and i doubt it will cause any if some damage. I dont know why people are overeacting. Its gettin weaken by the minute. Yesterday it was a Cat 5, now its a Cat 2. I wish it would have maintained its strength because i love natural storms and stuff

Well that was a completely idiot thing to say! I wish it was a cat 5 so what people can drown and lose their homes, cars, crops?? :fiery:

Rocketta
Sep 16th, 2003, 10:40 PM
updated photo

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics/AT13/refresh/AL1303W+GIF/162058W.gif

is it just me or is the land fall point slowly moving south?

apoet29
Sep 16th, 2003, 11:31 PM
Christ! I had no idea that it would hit WV by Friday!

jbone_0307
Sep 16th, 2003, 11:58 PM
Well that was a completely idiot thing to say! I wish it was a cat 5 so what people can drown and lose their homes, cars, crops?? :fiery:


Hey its my opinion. Just like storm chasers. I plan to become a meteorologist so i would enjoy these kinds of things. I think this hurricane is soo overhyped. 105 mph winds?? WOW. People have had plenty of time to leave and if they were smart they would have been gone already. I dont want people to lose lives or things, i mean this is like once a year deal so i enjoy it. I love mother nature. Too bad ur soo edgy :fiery:

ys
Sep 16th, 2003, 11:59 PM
Christ! I had no idea that it would hit WV by Friday!

In which part of WV are you? I do not think it will really affect anything except for the Northeast part.

Rocketta
Sep 17th, 2003, 12:15 AM
Hey its my opinion. Just like storm chasers. I plan to become a meteorologist so i would enjoy these kinds of things. I think this hurricane is soo overhyped. 105 mph winds?? WOW. People have had plenty of time to leave and if they were smart they would have been gone already. I dont want people to lose lives or things, i mean this is like once a year deal so i enjoy it. I love mother nature. Too bad ur soo edgy :fiery:

Look, if storm chasers go around wishing tornadoes were worse than what they were then they are idiots because tornado's cost lives and livelihoods. Its not a cat 5 and everyone should be greatfull for that. The last cat 5 that came threw cost us 26.5 billion dollars in destruction. The last cat 3 that came through NC at least cost this country 3.5 Billion dollars.. Ohhh those cat 3's sure are boring...:rolleyes: Most states are struggling with budgets, the red cross is out of emergency fund money, we need to hope it never reaches shore..

Oh btw, one the storm is likely to stregthen before it hits land (hooray for you) and two a hurricane (no matter powerful or weak) is still a hurricane and acts as such so if you into following hurricanes what does it matter the category?

Rocketta
Sep 17th, 2003, 12:18 AM
much as i care for local residents and people i know there, i understand exactly what you mean, jbone. there's something so awesome about mother nature when she's in her angry state. i absolutely love it. so you're kind of caught between this knowledge that this thing could be deadly, and just an awesome respect/admiration for it all. like watching something really horrible. you don't want to completely look, but at the same time you can't for the life of you ignore it! i think storm chasers have the coolest jobs on earth.

Nobody has a problem with people who like to follow Hurricanes or think they are interesting and want to know how they tick. However, that is completely different than wishing one is worse than it already is. That's like wishing death and destruction on people and that's not right.

Bacardi
Sep 17th, 2003, 01:42 AM
it's missing me, althou i'm sure I'll get tons of rain and winds from it. seeing as I'm on the VA/KY/TN boarder I should be OK.... I hope.
Stay safe Mase and Andylover... and everyone else on the coast, please heed all the warnings... I'll be prayin for you :hug:

andylover_16
Sep 17th, 2003, 02:12 AM
thanks barcadi......you guys are so sweet:wavey:

decemberlove
Sep 17th, 2003, 03:04 AM
stay safe my girlies and boys :kiss:

decemberlove
Sep 17th, 2003, 03:30 AM
btw, the waves today were awesome.

makes me wish i was still surfing.

ys
Sep 17th, 2003, 03:38 AM
btw, the waves today were awesome.

makes me wish i was still surfing.

Are you surfing or Wind-surfing? My windsurfing friends say that tomorrow is going to be the most awesome day of 2003 for surfing between NC and Long-Island.

decemberlove
Sep 17th, 2003, 03:42 AM
surfing. i think im gonna get out there tomorrow after morning class.

always wanted to try windsurfing thou. maybe someday

ys
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:01 AM
surfing. i think im gonna get out there tomorrow after morning class.

always wanted to try windsurfing thou. maybe someday

It was always a dilemma for me - never could decide it for myself, which girls - surfing or windsurfing ones - look better in process of surfing.:)

andylover_16
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:08 AM
thanks december......have fun surfing tomorrow:wavey:.....i know i could never learn how:p

Carolina Girl
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:10 AM
well ya know what...we are under a hurricane warning right now..i'm in northeastern nc..and i'm worried about my cottage AT the beach

GBFH
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:18 AM
well ya know what...we are under a hurricane warning right now..i'm in northeastern nc..and i'm worried about my cottage AT the beach

howdy mandy!!

you can always rebuild the cottage...it's important that you're safe!

Carolina Girl
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:20 AM
yeah..i should go to someones house to help keep him sAfe during the hurricane:)

andylover_16
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:25 AM
amanda smith.....gabs friends?

Carolina Girl
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:28 AM
yeah

GBFH
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:32 AM
yeah..i should go to someones house to help keep him sAfe during the hurricane:)

haha!
you've got a funny idea about safety, girlie ;)

Carolina Girl
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:36 AM
:) hey..he might get scared..i'll be there to comfort him
btw u need to get on msn, cAuse i need to talk to ya

jbone_0307
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:40 AM
Nobody has a problem with people who like to follow Hurricanes or think they are interesting and want to know how they tick. However, that is completely different than wishing one is worse than it already is. That's like wishing death and destruction on people and that's not right.


And argueing with you is gonna get where?? Its my personal opinion and what I think. If i want it to get stronger than I do.

Carolina Girl
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:44 AM
in a WAy i sort of wanted that too, but since i live where it would impact first, and the most damage would be done there, i'm glad its not, cause i'm staying here at home cause its only a 2, but a 2 can still do a lot of damage...

Carolina Girl
Sep 17th, 2003, 04:57 AM
ok..if ya don't know what i'm talking about that post doesn't make much sense, but thats ok..cause i don't make since most of the time

Rocketta
Sep 17th, 2003, 05:12 AM
And argueing with you is gonna get where?? Its my personal opinion and what I think. If i want it to get stronger than I do.

yes it is your personal opinion and so is what I said in response to your opinion. I think it was an idiotic statement. That's an opinion and I explained why I think that. You can keep wishing whatever you want no one's stopping you.

ys
Sep 17th, 2003, 05:17 AM
I am still thinking, should I just wait until the point of impact is calculated more or less accurately and go south to see it? This could be a maghinificient thing to watch. Waves at the oceans will be beautiful, and they say there a potential for plenty of tornadoes..

Carolina Girl
Sep 17th, 2003, 05:24 AM
yes ys...:p come on south..have ya ever been in a hurricane before?

ys
Sep 17th, 2003, 05:32 AM
yes ys...:p come on south..have ya ever been in a hurricane before?

No, I haven't. I did experience the winds of hurricane strength, but that was in mountains. Hurricane should be more interesting. That's why I want to go and see it.

GBFH
Sep 17th, 2003, 05:36 AM
:) hey..he might get scared..i'll be there to comfort him
btw u need to get on msn, cAuse i need to talk to ya

holy crap mandy I'm sorry :sad: didn't see this until 11:30! I'll talk to you tomorrow!!

ys
Sep 17th, 2003, 06:18 PM
The thing is closing on us and it looks gorgeous.. Yet deadly..

http://image.weather.com/images/maps/seasonal/spec_seasonal12_600_en.jpg

CC
Sep 17th, 2003, 09:58 PM
I was watching the news this morning, and they had a feature on the Cape Hatteras area and the precautions people are taking. Some people had battened their windows and had written a note saying: "Isabel Have Mercy." It was a brief clip, but I found that image quite touching.

jbone_0307
Sep 18th, 2003, 09:46 PM
it really was the storm of the century :rolleyes: This has to be the lamest hurricane ive ever seen. There was no strong wind(as predicted), no huge storm surge(as predicted) and some rain. Sounds like a regular on Severe Thunderstorm here

Car Key Boi
Sep 18th, 2003, 10:11 PM
why do reporters stand out in the middle of a hurricane/storm/blah like a bunch of fucking morans?

do they think that we won't believe them unless we see TV images of them getting their asses blown off?

Rocketta
Sep 18th, 2003, 10:31 PM
why do reporters stand out in the middle of a hurricane/storm/blah like a bunch of fucking morans?

do they think that we won't believe them unless we see TV images of them getting their asses blown off?

well I think some of the posters in here thinks that's the pie job...;)

Martian Willow
Sep 18th, 2003, 11:14 PM
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