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September 1st, 2019, 14:19
Well, we probably might as well have a general thread for this.

Good luck to all those in the firing line of Hurricane Dorian. I hope the damage is not too severe.
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September 1st, 2019, 14:34
I see it's now category 5 - that's pretty scary. Good luck to those in the path….
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September 1st, 2019, 15:45
Yup, right now I'm just wondering when I'll actually lose power. When that happens, I'll be living on my porch!!
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September 3rd, 2019, 05:21
That could be… a tad windy.

Cat 4 now but bigger. I wonder if that's because it's moving so slow? All those clouds will cool down the water eventually.

The northern Bahamas have had this hurricane sitting on them for two days now!!
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September 3rd, 2019, 07:33
Lucky for me, I'm on the opposite coast of Florida. We're still getting a ton of extra rain as a side effect though. I've got a small moat around my property right now.
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September 3rd, 2019, 15:37
The rain certainly comes and goes. It can look lovely outside, skies are blue and clear. and five minutes later a pour commences. So we've had plenty of wind and rain to date, but that's the worse of what we've had to endure so far.
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September 3rd, 2019, 18:12
I could be mistaken but I think that is the typical pattern; as it passes over the baha it tends to drops off a little; depending on path if it hits florida it will rapidly die down to a tropical storm or if it heads back out to sea it might regain strength. No clue what this storm is going to do but I think we have to acknowledge this is the new norm and new construction is will need to be designed to handle 200+mph wind (or expect to be frequently rebuilt).
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Originally Posted by Zloth View Post
That could be… a tad windy.

Cat 4 now but bigger. I wonder if that's because it's moving so slow? All those clouds will cool down the water eventually.

The northern Bahamas have had this hurricane sitting on them for two days now!!
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September 3rd, 2019, 19:02
Grand Bahama island looks to be toast after the hurricane stalled right on top of it for 24 hours. Large chunks of the island are underwater. Yeesh.
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September 4th, 2019, 02:36
Originally Posted by rjshae View Post
Grand Bahama island looks to be toast after the hurricane stalled right on top of it for 24 hours. Large chunks of the island are underwater. Yeesh.
Plus many hours as it came in, plus many hours as it left. The wind must have been like having small tornadoes sitting on everybody's driveway for the day!
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September 4th, 2019, 03:30
Heat release from a hurricane is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuke going off every 20 minutes. Nature can still kick our butts.
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September 4th, 2019, 03:33
Originally Posted by Carnifex View Post
The rain certainly comes and goes. It can look lovely outside, skies are blue and clear.
Basically central florida, year-round an inch of rain, 20 minutes at a time.
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September 4th, 2019, 16:14
The wind has been pretty rough for the last forty hours or so, but if that's the worse my area gets, we'll consider ourselves lucky.
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