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    If you live in the mid-Western plains of the U.S., it's tornadoes, usually around the April-June timeframe. If you live up north, it's blizzards and ice storms. If you live in Saudi Arabia, I suppose some of the desert areas are prone to dust storms. Not sure what extreme weather exists in continental Europe.

    But here in the Caribbean, it's those damn hurricanes. Which over in the Pacific they're called typhoons.

    Damn these things are pesky and insistent.

    Just had the poor people in SE Texas suffer through one of their worst natural disasters on record with Hurricane Harvey. The damn thing stalled over that area and dumped upwards of 30 feet of rain on those poor people. Places like Port Arthur are underwater, and the pictures coming out of Houston are unbelievable. It's like new lakes have been created. The economic impact is colossal, to say nothing of the lives that have been lost. It's like Katrina in New Orleans all over again.

    Now there's soon-to-become Hurricane Irma meandering its way from the west coast of Africa across the Atlantic. Great. It's predicted that high pressure systems will keep the system bearing SW, which of course puts it right on target to smack into the Caribbean and after that probably the SE United States. Hopefully it won't go into the Gulf of Mexico, as the poor folks in Texas can't afford any more storms.

    This is a bitch, having to worry about hurricane season every year. September is usually the worst month, and this year appears to be shaping up no different.

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    Is it because of global warming? I remember when it snowed here every year when I was a child and now it is very rare for it to snow here.
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    Climate is cyclic, although I can't say whether the cycles themselves are shifting in some way. This is such a hot topic, though, with the deniers and the believers doing nothing but hurling insults at each other. Some things are difficult to deny, IMO. Then we observe things such as what you've observed. Who's going to argue with that?

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    30 FEET of rain? 30 inches maybe and that is PLENTY!

    Here in NC we get both twisters and hurricanes and every so often a mini earthquake maybe a forest fire as well. I'm pretty ok with anything under a category 3 hurricane depending on where I am in the state above that it's like Ron White said "It's not THAT the wind is blowing it's WHAT the wind is blowing". Flooding isn't as bad in North Carolina unless we get prolonged rain...Texas is flat and there's worse flash flooding.

    I do find it heartening to see humanity at it's best in these times even if on the Internet it's always st it's worst. JJ Watt has been amazing, Joel Osteen has been a typical scumbag, and the average person red black white brown yellow they've stepped up and helped their neighbors in need, I hope VC and his family are safe (not sure if they are near the area but I do know they're in Texas) and I hope going forward in real life we all appreciate each other just a little more.


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    Irma inbound. Big truck coming! It either nails me or family in neighboring States. They talk Northern turn but simple trajectory and speed makes that highly unlikely I believe. Forget the spaghetti models and currents and fronts. After a while you can watch a system rotate and travel..you just know. Friends in Cuba watch your six! Everyone stay safe. I fookn hate these things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spicoli View Post
    Irma inbound. Big truck coming! It either nails me or family in neighboring States. They talk Northern turn but simple trajectory and speed makes that highly unlikely I believe. Forget the spaghetti models and currents and fronts. After a while you can watch a system rotate and travel..you just know. Friends in Cuba watch your six! Everyone stay safe. I fookn hate these things.


    Me too. Been boarding up my own house and family houses all day. F*cking monster is Cat 5 with 185 mph winds. It's gonna skim my town up in the NE corner of Puerto Rico, so we're preparing for the worst. Not since Hugo in '89 are people so apprehensive about an approaching hurricane. Safety is of utmost importance, of course. But I'll be bummed about being without power, maybe for weeks after that.... we'll see. Should be passing by tomorrow afternoon into the night.

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