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boucharda
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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: sasasal]
      #1742429 - 09/03/17 08:27 AM (196.52.10.15)

Yup...not nice. 110mph..moving W/SW. Looks like late Tuesday into Wednesday morning



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PKwx
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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: sasasal]
      #1742431 - 09/03/17 08:50 AM (69.249.242.189)

This is not the time for conjecture from arm chair meteorologists. At some point a single model or even a single model run is going to display a disaster scenario at sometime for someone. The forecast put out the the NHC are based on many model runs and model types, model performance history and the lasted data. A team of Hurricane meteorologists and scientists deliberate and come to consensus on the forecast because lives and economies are at stake based on their forecasts. There is reason why their forecast only goes out 5-days and they draw an uncertainty cone. They are not media weather announcers or meteorologist looking to say I got the location of the landfall right before anybody else.

Just read the technical forecast discussion that goes into the forecast http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT1+shtml/030849.shtml?

Yes, it looks ominous for St Martin and preparation is advised. But still a lot of uncertainty as to the radius of effect as its such a compact storm. The East Coast, the odds the US is in play verses going out to sea are increasing. Its the peak of Hurricane season, we should be prepared, plan and have a Plan B but not panic.


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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: PKwx]
      #1742434 - 09/03/17 09:15 AM (107.77.253.3)

I don't blame anyone who owns property on the island, or anyone who cares deeply about the island or it's people, for being pretty freaked right now. People can only prepare as best as they can and hope and pray this thing passes them by.

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irina
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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1742450 - 09/03/17 10:58 AM (136.28.35.128)

It's pretty bad on island. Nerves are frayed. Preparations are moving along quite briskly.
Trees are being trimmed, boats in dry dock etc.
Fingers crossed.


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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: irina]
      #1742451 - 09/03/17 11:11 AM (107.77.253.3)

Yes keep fingers crossed. The next 72 hours should determine a lot of things, based on the 11am NHC information.

From the NHC:
Quote:

A strong high pressure ridge over the central Atlantic is steering
Irma west-southwestward or 255/12 kt. This general motion with
some reduction in forward speed is expected during the next day or
so. After that time, Irma is forecast to turn westward, then
west-northwestward in about 72 hours as it approaches the western
portion of the ridge.




and

Quote:

While Irma is currently a small hurricane, the guidance suggests it
should grow in size during the next 72 h. This will affect how soon
watches may be issued for portions of the Leeward and Virgin
Islands, and interests on those islands should continue to monitor
Irma's progress.




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sail2wind
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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1742454 - 09/03/17 11:58 AM (184.166.21.62)

I can tell you the boating community is seriously gearing up. The SXM Facebook boating page is all lit up.

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soualigacapt
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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: sasasal]
      #1742455 - 09/03/17 12:05 PM (190.102.4.213)

Don't forget what happened with Gonzalo. It's any one's guess about when and how strong it will be. 1 Hour before passing it can change direction and either pass us or make a direct hit. Always be prepared, not like so may did not for Gonzolo.

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Jim_Laraine
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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: soualigacapt]
      #1742458 - 09/03/17 12:29 PM (137.103.86.8)

Island 92 radio does a tropical weather update at 9am, 11am and 5pm daily which can be listened to live. Probably not much new meteorological info here but you do get an idea of the mood on the island, obviously through the opinion of the announcer.

http://island92.com/


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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: sail2wind]
      #1742459 - 09/03/17 12:30 PM (107.77.253.3)

Makes perfect sense, and we will not even talk about that little thing that has come off africa. <img src="http://65.246.19.145/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" />

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jerber160
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Re: Moring Stuff About Irma's Position [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1742461 - 09/03/17 12:33 PM (76.125.190.133)

I praying everyone will be safe. I'm also wondering about the market ladies and how they're gearing up or battening down.

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