I have been worried about these kind of things and it was business as usual the next day and not too concerned to only be devastated. This thing does not look good at all for anyone in this state at the moment. It is going to be a slow mover. if it runs up the center and that is the worst possible scenario for me if it shoots across that is awful for LDi.
I can only try to out think this thing and fortify where i can but i know when your in it you realize how foolish your thinking was but here we go again!!!
Enjoy your Labor day weekend everyone..i am going to try!...I wonder if we could just Nuke this storm , has any one ever thought of that
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Much more info than NHC on one/two pages, even live monitoring of hunter flights with live flight/wx data.
In my 40 years of seagoing experience, much of it US Gulf/East coastwise tanker trade avoiding hurricanes. Most of the East coast storms either followed Gulf Stream up coast or bee-lined across FL into Gulf of Mexico. I've never seen one hug along actual coastline like the current prediction. This happens in GOM, however frequently when TS stalls out in fwd. motion. I've been stuck in port many times in Jax, Savannah or Charleston awaiting for offshore TS to move north.
If you look at the models, they are all shifting to right over time and I find this frequently happens. Such is the case with many GOM hurricanes. Ike first predicted for Corpus Christi, but models shifted to right to Houston/Bmt.
We were enroute in Atlantic from Groton, CT to USVI ahead of Andrew. Even though hundreds of miles from storm, large swells had us slowdown (in ballast) to avoid damage to hull. (were on right/front quadrant side) Andrew made a hard left turn and went straight across FL peninsula S. of Miami then, as I recall made 2nd landfall in central Louisiana.
Worst area for mariners avoiding Tropical storms is west coast off central America (enroute to/from US west coast from Panama Canal) In 90's on same ship, we were hove to only 15 miles off coastline while H/C Calvin beat us up. On west coast there is no place to run to avoid storms, as they do regularly hug coastlines there, but also head NW, so it's a gamble.
Best wishes to DT members in harms way.
(Remember to drink the Vodka AFTER storm passes, LD!