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Old 10-08-2018, 07:42 AM
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Tropical storm Michael is now moving between Key West and Cancun, headed into the northern Gulf and is predicted to reach land somewhere along the Florida panhandle. Forecasters say it could strengthen into a category 1 or 2 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on Wednesday or Thursday.

11am - edit: Weather forecasters just upgraded storm to a Cat 1 hurricane, and predicted that it will become a Cat 2 or 3 hurricane.

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Old 10-08-2018, 02:11 PM
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Here is a good site for tracking Mike's Weather Page... powered by Sparks Energy!. Assuming everything clears out by this weekend is the offshore bite typically good after a hurricane?
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Post storm fishing is typically excellent
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Post storm fishing is typically excellent
I hope so. We are headed to PCB on Thursday.
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Originally Posted by wareagle5.0 View Post
I hope so. We are headed to PCB on Thursday.
Keep an eye on your destination. Near PCB is in the direct path of the eye. That area may not have power available that soon after the storm.
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hold on to your butts Panama City and East in the Big Bend area you guys stay same. hope that cold front knocks the intensity down as it gets loser that thing in BLOWING UP tonight down to 970MB already
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Well shite.
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Originally Posted by wareagle5.0 View Post
I hope so. We are headed to PCB on Thursday.
You probably wont be able to get near PCB Thursday.
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I caught the biggest trout of my life right before Alberto came. The fish were going nuts.
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We have a mobile home a few miles from the beach inland as our "fishing camp". My dad headed down there yesterday to ride out the storm with a neighbor. I don't have a good feeling about it.
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Originally Posted by MattyB4x4 View Post
We have a mobile home a few miles from the beach inland as our "fishing camp". My dad headed down there yesterday to ride out the storm with a neighbor. I don't have a good feeling about it.
storm surge isnt to be trifled with
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Originally Posted by MattyB4x4 View Post
We have a mobile home a few miles from the beach inland as our "fishing camp". My dad headed down there yesterday to ride out the storm with a neighbor. I don't have a good feeling about it.
That is just a damn dumb decision. What does he think he's going to accomplish?
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Originally Posted by MattyB4x4 View Post
We have a mobile home a few miles from the beach inland as our "fishing camp". My dad headed down there yesterday to ride out the storm with a neighbor. I don't have a good feeling about it.
Where is it?
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Where is it?
Near the Bay Point golf course. I think it'll be ok from surge.
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That is just a damn dumb decision. What does he think he's going to accomplish?
I think some people are looking for an adventure. That anticipated adrenaline rush may skew rational thought into a contorted brain pretzel that allows one to conclude that the best course of action is to ride out a hurricane in a mobile home. Maybe some extra duct tape on joists and seams will help keep it together. Those are the kind of things that throw off the death statistics. Did the hurricane kill someone, or did their planning cause their demise.

That being said, I'll toast to his health and that he has a heck of a hurricane party.
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Originally Posted by MattyB4x4 View Post
Near the Bay Point golf course. I think it'll be ok from surge.
OK, PCB is Panama City Beach, got it now.

Ground zero, Cat3, in a mobile home.

Incredibly bad decision. No way, no how.
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Originally Posted by trout25red View Post
I think some people are looking for an adventure. That anticipated adrenaline rush may skew rational thought into a contorted brain pretzel that allows one to conclude that the best course of action is to ride out a hurricane in a mobile home. Maybe some extra duct tape on joists and seams will help keep it together. Those are the kind of things that throw off the death statistics. Did the hurricane kill someone, or did their planning cause their demise.

That being said, I'll toast to his health and that he has a heck of a hurricane party.
Thanks. I think he's an idiot for doing it - but his neighbor does have a brick and mortar house that he can retreat to. Either way, an unnecessary risk, but - my dad is 72 and I think he's just looking for an excuse to visit a drinking buddy.
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Originally Posted by MattyB4x4 View Post
Thanks. I think he's an idiot for doing it - but his neighbor does have a brick and mortar house that he can retreat to. Either way, an unnecessary risk, but - my dad is 72 and I think he's just looking for an excuse to visit a drinking buddy.
So if you agree it's a bad decision, this is where you step up as his son and dont let him go. Reassure him what he means to you and your family and how stupid of a decision this really is. The older we as humans get the more stubborn and crazy things we do. To ride out a Cat 3 at ground zero near the coast IN A MOBILE HOME is asking for serious trouble. When SHTF how will he make it to the neighbors in 100mph winds? Now if he were to spend the entire duration at his buddies house while just keeping an eye out I wouldnt mind so much. But my father means too much to my family to let him tempt fate alone in a mobile home in a Cat 3, as I'm sure yours does too, especially at 72...
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The tide in Bay St. Louis MS. is crazy high just from the east wind.
This can’t be good the further east you go.
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This thread is getting like the Maury Povich show.
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