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South Florida in the cone for it's first Tropical Storm this season.

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Capt J, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Pascal

    Pascal Senior Member

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    Not a single buoy or weather station reporting over 45 kts tonight.
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    I have a feeling Mr Herbert Saffir and Mr Robert Simpson are spinning in their graves faster than a Tibetan monk facing a Chinese invasion...

    the Saffir-Simpson scale is supposed to use sustained winds based on 1 minute average. NOT AN OCCASIONAL GUST READING.
  3. Capt Ralph

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    A 2145 eastern time;

    Georgetown Wind NW 22 kts

    Pawleys island NW 20 kts

    Murrells inlet Wind NW less than 2 kts

    Myrtle Beach Wind SE 19 kts

    North Myrtle Beach Wind ESE 30 kts

    Carolina Shores Wind E 30 kts

    You can guess where the eye currently is.

    Storm surge?? Where??
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    I'm waiting on a member at Murrells inlet to e-mail me back. It's not worth a late phone call.

    Our storm surge -4". More drifted out normally than in.
  5. Capt Ralph

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    I can not find any sustained winds past a lil squall. Where is NWS/NHC/NOAA getting their data from? Not even the recon plane measured much.
    US Navy sites has near stopped reporting the path except for the Charleston base. Soon that will discontinue since it's long past.
    Winds at NSA Charleston currently WNW @ 17kts
  6. olderboater

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    It's from the National Weather Service and other choices. You must be behind
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    Correction, NAV STA Norfolk will keep updating the storm for the navy.
  8. Pascal

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    Can you post a link to actual observations?
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    NHC is reporting @ 2100;

    9:00 PM EDT Mon Aug 3
    Location: 33.1°N 78.8°W
    Moving: NNE at 18 mph
    Min pressure: 988 mb
    Max sustained: 85 mph

    https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
    Not a clue where they get their data from (out of a hat).
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  10. Capt Ralph

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    https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/radial_search.php?storm=at4

    Currently just north east of the eye is 47.2 kts.
    No other high winds recorded anywhere off shore.

    With this lil screen, you can go back in time and see what was.
    There was NO 85mph (74kts) constant winds off the Ga, SC or NC banks.
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  11. olderboater

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    Just made landfall at Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Still winds of 85 mph, moving very fast which should reduce flooding.
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    3rd highest tide in history for Myrtle Beach. No damage I'm aware of. Measured at Springmaid Pier which was taken out by Matthew. The new pier is quite a bit taller than the old.
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    Isaias may not have impressed with strength but perseverance and speed and variety it has. Over 20 Tornadoes from NC to NJ. 8.42" rain in Prince Frederick, MD. Flooding in many states. Over 3 million without power. Wind gusts to 60 and 70 mph in NYC (top at 78). Moving at 35 mph. Fires in NC. 4.5' surge in Myrtle Beach. Before it hit the Bahamas, it did drop 13" of rain on the Dominican Republic and cause damage there and in Puerto Rico. For a storm that wasn't expected to ever reach hurricane stage and only hit CAT 1 for a short time and a storm that didn't make US landfall until NC, it's still created more than it's share of havoc.

    I-95 in NC...

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  14. olderboater

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    I have no idea why 2 photos.

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  15. rtrafford

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    Double take out the window?
  16. leeky

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    BOGO.
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    That's a fake photo. I hope you were joking. If you're not, come on people. Really.

    Google "fake hurricane Harvey shark"
  18. rtrafford

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    No doubt. Can't believe you'd find one shark swimming alone in the carpool lane...
  19. Pascal

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    A strong and wet TS can cause massive damage. No doubt about this especially because of tornadoes embedded in the outer bands.

    also because it never got organized the wind field remained very large even though it was well below hurricane level. Then when it get ashore the circulation is so large it takes forever to wind down.

    And no, gusts in A squall away from center, as damaging as it can be, doesnt make it a hurricane.
  20. olderboater

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    It was briefly a hurricane a couple of times in it's trek. And yes, I realize the photo is photoshopped. I'm sure a lot of people won't realize that though as it was on Weather.com I believe.