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Tropical storm Alberto running thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    According to TTE (which uses the hurricane center's data), sustained winds at the center of the storm are now 69mph. The satellite pics are showing an eye finally forming.

    Well, this is just fucking peachy.

    All the original models had upper-level winds shearing off the cloud tops and keeping Alberto weak. :-\
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    I'm waiting for the day I log on to the NHC site and read the discussion and it just says this:

    "Look folks, we really don't fucking know what's going to happen with this one."
  3. leo1

    leo1 Active Member

    this sucks for the west coast of florida, but as a resident of the east coast of florida, i'm glad alberto will be missing us.
  4. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    Saw the thread title and thought, How do you write play-by-play for a tropical storm?
  5. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Central Florida is a prime area for tornadoes, so don't relax too much out there.

    I just experienced a terrific squall. It nearly had me in hysterics. The hurricane coverage here is spectacular, but you're shit out of luck if a tornado develops.

    Back in the Midwest, the weatherman popped on all of the network channels with maps and radars showing just where tornadoes would be most likely to develop. These were down-to-the-minute reports that actually reported where cloud rotations were. Then we had tornado watchers and warning sirens to help us out. In Florida, I don't know what they have. I've never heard a single siren, and the weather reporters don't seem to have a clue if there's any rotation in the clouds.
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Has The Weather Channel brought Jim Cantore out of storage yet?
  7. FuerteJ

    FuerteJ Active Member

    TS Alberto...just another illegal immigrant fighting his way into the country.

    Oh wait. I'm on the wrong thread.

    I read a blog last night that called for Alberto having only a 10% chance of making it to hurricane status. Looks like the guy has a different idea. Unbelievable.
  8. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    If you're seriously bored, look at the archived discussions for Hurricane Epsilon and Tropical Storm Zeta from last year. They kept saying "weaken and dissapate in 48 hours" for both, even a week after the initial forecast. When Epsilon, in an area of high shear and 72-degree water, went from 70 to 85 mph, the forecaster said something like "I have no idea why this storm is stronger and I'm not about to try to figure it out". They threw their hands up in similar fashion as Zeta kept defying predictions of imminent doom.
  9. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    They have the same Doppler radar they do where you came from, but Florida tornados tend to be smaller and more sudden.
  10. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Just like the men of Florida.
  11. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Do they still have the warning they issued the Sunday before Katrina hit? The one that talked about human calamity and suffering, and sounded like it had been written by Steinbeck?
  12. HeinekenMan

    HeinekenMan Active Member

    Thanks for the clarification. I guess one hit about five miles to the south of me today. But I heard on the tube that hurricanes primarily spit out F1 tornadoes, so that's, um, comforting.

    We got our last band about an hour ago. They said it was pretty rough near Orlando. It's calm now, and I just hate to look at the radar. It's sort of the same as turning your head when someone yells head's up and getting immediately conked in the noggin.
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