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Keep an eye on this slow-developing storm, East Coast folks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Johnny Dangerously, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member


    Wind: 30 MPH — Location: 29.3 74.3W — Movement: E
    This area of disturbed weather has the potential for tropical development.

    (from Weather Underground)

    Low pressure off of the Georgia- Florida Coast has the potential to acquire tropical or subtropical characteristics over the next couple of days.

    The system appears to be gaining organization, however, at the moment, northwesterly shear is still inhibiting the disturbance from rapid development. This upper level shear is forecast to subside during the next two days. An Air Force Recon aircraft will investigate this suspect area tomorrow afternoon if necessary. All interests along the US East Coast should keep a close eye on the situation.

    (From The Weather Channel)
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    Intriguing. Based on where that sucker is, it seems like a sure bet to come up here.

  3. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Have the folks at The Weather Channel taken Jim Cantore out of storage yet?
  4. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    I remember one like that two years ago. The sucker came within 45 miles of the Daytona Beach coast and just spun for a day or two and then headed north and pounded North Carolina. It stayed stationary for so long that the waves caused lots of beach erosion in some areas that were hard hit in '04.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the only thing it'll stir up is a bunch of fish.

    But the ones who may need to watch this are the Bermudans.
  6. Chef

    Chef Active Member

    Yep...Our boy Jim is in Belize watching it get the piss hit out of it.

    If you see him in your town.......head for the hills.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    The system's moving east, or is supposed to start, but the consensus is that it'll move to the southwest and west, and depending on which model you go with, everyone from Florida to Rhode Island could be hit.

    It's been a while since the East Coast north of Florida got a landfalling hurricane. Ophelia brought hurricane conditions to the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2005, but the eye stayed offshore. Gaston in 2004 was upgraded to a hurricane at the end of the season, Charley made a secondary landfall as a minimal hurricane that year, so Isabel and Juan were the last hurricanes with winds of more than 100 mph at time of landfall to affect the EC.

    In other words, we're kind of overdue.
  8. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    We haven't had much rain here in Connecticut all summer & Mother Nature has a funny way of making things even out.
  9. crimsonace

    crimsonace Well-Known Member

    Are there many people in the world with worse jobs than Jim Cantore?

    You get to stand in the middle of every hurricane, tornado, snowstorm in the Western Hemisphere.

    That might be down there with sewage cleaner.
  10. GuessWho

    GuessWho Active Member

    He wants to be Dan Rather.
  11. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member

    Any word on if Atlantic Canada is supposed to get this? More importantly, will I be able to get out of here for New York on Friday?
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    You should be fine for Friday. The storm's going to take its time getting its act together and wandering around the South Atlantic (I could think of worse things to do with my life, honestly). Any threat wouldn't likely materialize until early next week.
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