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To: John Vosilla who wrote (12981)9/8/2011 9:54:10 PM
From: Yogizuna
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It amazes me that people living near rivers and in low lying areas invest money in fixing up their basements. No common sense.

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To: Yogizuna who wrote (12984)9/8/2011 10:05:23 PM
From: John Vosilla
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I am amazed to see how widespread the areas now are where the streets are so flooded from central PA all the way up to Binghampton, many parts of NJ plus southern VT. The longer this keeps up more chance of not only being condemned but eventually bulldozed. Do you think most of these areas have already had serious floodings due to their locations in the past 40-50 years? I have seen reports that it is chronic like right along the Passaic River. Never was aware it was a problem before up in places like the Catskills..

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To: Stan who wrote (12977)9/8/2011 11:33:02 PM
From: Drygulch Dan
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Nice question, I'll give it a shot. I believe most of the moisture is Gulf sourced with very little evaporative processes contributing along the way. It took a lot of energy just to raise it to altitude over the Gulf. Some of the clouds go extremely high and they are thick with moisture. Its all about heat energy stored in the oceans being transfered to the atmosphere and scattered eventually to the North of the source. The moisture content is immense, the heat involved and energy involved are immense. Getting specifics to document this will take a more developed and detailed study. Resources beyond my skills.

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To: Drygulch Dan who wrote (12986)9/9/2011 12:35:45 AM
From: Stan
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The moisture content is immense, the heat involved and energy involved are immense.

Dan, thanks for weighing in on my question. It's making more sense to me that hurricanes are closed systems dispensing what they collected at their source until they're spent, without contributions along the way. Astounding scales of matter and energy. Thank God Katia is offshore because there is another day or two before flood waters peak in our region and I can't imagine what another hit right now would be like around here. Locally, we're not affected by the flooding; but I can't help but feel the misery it's causing.

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To: Stan who wrote (12987)9/9/2011 12:38:37 AM
From: Oblivious
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I agree with Dan. In 2004, I was hit every two weeks in a major hurricane. I live in Fort Myers.

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To: Stan who wrote (12987)9/9/2011 6:16:17 AM
From: Drygulch Dan
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What is it about late night posting by NHC veteran Avila who adds this comment to the Katia discussion this morning that I find humorous or perhaps its those darn Europeans:

NO 96-HOUR POINT IS BEING GIVEN BECAUSE FORECAST POINTS IN THE
EASTERN HEMISPHERE BREAK A LOT OF SOFTWARE.

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From: Ron9/9/2011 7:45:51 AM
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Maria could be a trouble maker


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To: Oblivious who wrote (12988)9/9/2011 8:25:06 AM
From: MoneyPenny
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I'm in Fort Misery as well. 2004 and 5 were horrific years for us. Are you the chap that lives (or lived) in GHCC? I had 4 separate times in 2004 and 5 that I was without power for anywhere from 5 to 14 days. Replaced refrigerator contents each time. Have a generator now but haven't had to use it yet. MP

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To: Ron who wrote (12990)9/9/2011 8:39:30 AM
From: Road Walker
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Maria is getting big this morning, if not well organized. If she gets her act together she could be just what the NE doesn't need.

ssd.noaa.gov

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To: Drygulch Dan who wrote (12989)9/9/2011 9:03:08 AM
From: Drygulch Dan
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Current NWS forecast for Saturday evening in the neighborhood of my boat:

Saturday Night:Tropical storm conditions possible. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 81. North northeast wind 37 to 47 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.


I expect the wind numbers to rise somewhat. Hopefully, I will get there just before the wind pipes up. Maybe enough time to drop another anchor, and make a few changes to my mooring attachment.

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