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Old 08-26-2019, 09:26 AM
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Whose watching?

I'm heading out today to get some basic supplies that I know I'll use (water, canned food, rice, etc). We all know the news stations are gonna hype everything up out of proportion and south florida might go nuts again

this is a good excuse for me to fire up the generator, chain saw, etc and make sure everything is up to snuff - haven't used any of it since Irma...

this way if shit does go down and a storm rolls though, i'll be drinking a few brews Thursday / Friday while the entire state goes crazy - if a nothingbuger - I got water / beer for a month or two and my equipment gets a tuneup

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/gra...?cone#contents

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I guess we better be planning those labor day activities on Saturday!
Old 08-26-2019, 09:41 AM
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Better start filling gas cans too, the way they’re building it up.
Old 08-26-2019, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by back at it View Post
Better start filling gas cans too, the way they’re building it up.
Yup - if its looks bad i'll fill up the boat with 77 gallons and my 15 gallon portable tank late tomorrow night or early tomorrow morning.

My honda eu2000I doesn't use much gas - 100 gallons and I can last for over a month.

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Forecasts are for it to only be a ts
Old 08-26-2019, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by SHE GONE View Post
Forecasts are for it to only be a ts
for now - before we know it it could be a LABOR DAY MONSTER HURRICANE (Que hyped up news music)

but in all seriousness, sustained 65 MPH winds aint no walk in the park.
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Originally Posted by mskin314 View Post
for now

but sustained 65 MPH winds aint no walk in the park.
That would make it a walk in a windy park...
Old 08-26-2019, 09:53 AM
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It'll have 65 mph winds when it hits pr, most models have it as a depression when/if it makes it to FL. I'm hoping it doesn't mess up snook season opening
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Had shutters installed in January, have a Honda i7000 in the garage, bring it.
Old 08-26-2019, 11:19 AM
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just came back from BJ's in homestead, fl and people were already loading up on water, BJS was bringing out pallets of water via forklifts to the front , and I saw a buncha people filling up gas cans

it has begun.
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Originally Posted by Bernie1951 View Post
Had shutters installed in January, have a Honda i7000 in the garage, bring it.
Us too. Also had a 22KW Generac put in. I'm ready for a party.
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ECMWF Model (European, very accurate because of Super Computers supposedly) had it brushing Florida's East Coast and then going back out to sea and brushing North Carolina coast as a possible Category 1!!

This afternoon's run, however has it brushing Florida's East Coast and then staying out at sea for a while and then slowing down off the coast of southern North Carolina as a Tropical Storm or a weak Category 1.

Most of the other models had it going across Florida into the gulf on this morning's model run and had it weakening significantly over Hispaniola and being a tropical depression or less when it came across Florida.

In other words, there is divergent opinions AND it is still pretty far out AND it bears careful monitoring because it has the potential to have significant impact for Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
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Here's an interesting path as it shows it making landfall on the 1st then going back out to sea.

https://www.windy.com/?37.090,-77.520,3
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My source of tropical forecasting.....

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Que the Imperial march music we are in the cone of death the media will have an orgasm

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Florida is in the cone of impending doom, can I panic? No. Ok.
Just a big wet pain in the ass.
The potential sucks though if it turns into something, I have to pick up the boat and rv from the keys. 5 hrs each way x2. Keeping an eye on it.
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Too far away and too early to know anything. Forecast will change a dozen times in the next 10 days.

Been through this so many times. Always have a plan

Be ready and safe
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I heard they were going to bomb the storms to steer them clear of certain areas of us.
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Originally Posted by 54bullwinkle View Post
Too far away and too early to know anything. Forecast will change a dozen times in the next 10 days.

Been through this so many times. Always have a plan

Be ready and safe

I'm with you - but this thing could be hitting Florida this Saturday. Excluding today - thats only 5 days away......

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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
I heard they were going to bomb the storms to steer them clear of certain areas of us.
God, I love THT!

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