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Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 28, 2012 04:35PM
And not the guy from the TV show. All forumistas in the path-get the hell out of there! Long duration of heavy rain and high winds. I am really fearing that it could be worse than Katrina. Also, TWC just reported that they think a second eye is forming in the main eyewall; a very rare event and an indication of strengthening winds.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 28, 2012 04:50PM
First and foremost, don't watch TWC. They're not a news/information channel, they're a scare tactics channel.

For news, watch a station that's been covering hurricanes since the 50s: [www.wwltv.com]

And here's a radio station that's been covering them longer: [www.wwl.com]

For technical aspects, check out Skeetobite: [skeetobiteweather.com]

But not The Weather Channel. They're there to get ratings, not report the weather.



YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)
TETO (To Each Their Own)

(BTW, it's spelled < y'all >.)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/28/2012 04:53PM by Zoidberg.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 28, 2012 04:56PM
Maybe-I know they've become MSNBC with a, "Oh, by the way, here's a weather forecast", but they do have some knowledgeable meteorologists other than the beautiful talking heads. This is all over local station forecasts too and the storm cannot be underestimated.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: August 28, 2012 05:02PM
There's always the National Hurricane Center.

[www.nhc.noaa.gov]

...ISAAC GETTING BETTER ORGANIZED AS IT NEARS SOUTHEASTERN
LOUISIANA...FLOODING FROM STORM SURGE AND RAINFALL EXPECTED..
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: archipirata
Date: August 28, 2012 05:31PM
Up to an inch of rain an hour for 16 hours on top of the wind and storm surge. I can not even imagine. Hope everyone stays safe.



Athens, OH



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/28/2012 05:31PM by archipirata.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 28, 2012 05:58PM
Yeah, that's a lot of rain!!!



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 28, 2012 05:58PM
Most of us are, as they apparently say down here, "hunkered down."

Pretty much my entire street decided to stay, so at least I'm in good company.




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 28, 2012 06:03PM
Take care, Peter. And take some of the bite out of it before you guys send it up north towards Little Rock, if you don't mind.



YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)
TETO (To Each Their Own)

(BTW, it's spelled < y'all >.)
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: dmann
Date: August 28, 2012 06:09PM
Stay safe and check in when you can.

DM
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 28, 2012 06:18PM
Well, somebody has to do this. It might as well be me. devil smiley



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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 28, 2012 06:20PM
Thanks ... I actually have a couple of wireless cams set up, but no idea how I would stream the video...




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 28, 2012 06:23PM
Gahhhh... just lost power. OK folks, you may not be hearing from me for awhile...




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: August 28, 2012 06:26PM
According to WWLTV, this is a live feed from the lakefront, but all I'm seeing is a lot of commercials: [www.wwltv.com]

Still shots, Causeway (Metairie side of Lake): [www.thecauseway.us]

Bourbon Street: [tropicalisle.com]

Wind speed indicator @ Causeway Bridge: [www.thecauseway.us]



YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary)
TETO (To Each Their Own)

(BTW, it's spelled < y'all >.)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/28/2012 06:27PM by Zoidberg.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 28, 2012 06:27PM
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PeterB
Gahhhh... just lost power. OK folks, you may not be hearing from me for awhile...

Good luck! Report back ASAP.
Our local weather forecast has what's left of Isaac getting to lower Michigan maybe Sunday...
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 28, 2012 06:48PM
I'm back, at least for the moment. grinning smiley

It was actually good this happened ... tested me for how things are set up in case of power outage. I should actually be getting more time on my UPS than what I currently have it set for, and I'm going to crank up the AC super-high, under the assumption that it'll go out at any time.




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: August 28, 2012 07:03PM
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PeterB
Gahhhh... just lost power. OK folks, you may not be hearing from me for awhile...

For some reason, I expected more from you...get a bunch of those little guys going, and you should be off the grid! :-)

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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 28, 2012 07:17PM
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DP
I am really fearing that it could be worse than Katrina.

Not likely, considering that at her strongest Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane. She was "only" a Category 3 by the time she hit NOLA - Isaac is currently classified as a Category 1 storm.



It is what it is.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 28, 2012 08:02PM
I'm following the coverage on WWLTV right now.

Thanks for the link, Zoidberg.

It might be a good time for you guys in the area of the storm to come and collect your Happy Birthday Margaritas at El Torito in Dana Point Harbor.

As I've said, the invitation comes with a raincheck and this is definitely worthy of a raincheck.

Stay safe!

GeneL





gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 28, 2012 08:07PM
Hey GeneL !

As it turns out -- I tried taking a modafinil [Provigil] for the first time today. Bizarre, but I didn't really notice much of anything in the way of effect, other than a slight headache, which I might well have gotten even if I didn't take it. Maybe I'm one of those people who supposedly if they have a certain mutation, it doesn't work for them...




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: flareslow
Date: August 28, 2012 08:20PM
I think I'm about 35 miles N of PeterB. We have had gusty winds and occasional showers until just recently, when a more steady light wind driven rain started falling. Like PeterB, we just had a power hiccup a few minutes ago. I'm not looking forward to the next 15 hrs. It would be nice if the power stays on for a while.

Tired & wet in LA.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: Sam3
Date: August 28, 2012 08:27PM
Speaking of N.O. and the Mississippi coast, whatever happened to Rain? Does he still pop up here? I always liked his music.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 28, 2012 09:07PM
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Sam3
Speaking of N.O. and the Mississippi coast, whatever happened to Rain? Does he still pop up here? I always liked his music.

[forums.macresource.com]




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: GeneL
Date: August 28, 2012 09:07PM
Hey, PeterB!

It's okay, you're probably smart enough, already.

btw, are hamsters good swimmers?



I did like SDGuy's idea about harnessing the output from hamster wheels to augment your electric power.

Perhaps this might help, as well…





gl @ Dana Point, CA
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: Sam3
Date: August 28, 2012 09:10PM
Thanks Peter!

be safe.
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: PeterB
Date: August 28, 2012 09:27PM
The hammies will NOT be swimming. They're all clean, comfy, and well-hydrated and -fed. I took care of all that this past weekend in anticipation of either an evac or staying here. They are a bit cold though... I've cranked the AC all the way up, in case the power goes again... but they deal with cold far better than they do heat.

By the way ... one of the best/simplest prep tips I got from someone online down here ... take several large ziploc freezer bags (the type that have a double-seal), mostly fill with water, lay flat in the freezer, voila! The next day, you will have massive blocks of ice that can keep the freezer cold for quite awhile... and if necessary, you can also always drink the water. I was skeptical, but it worked like a charm!




Freya says, 'Hello from NOLA, baby!' (Laissez bon temps rouler!)
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: freeradical
Date: August 29, 2012 12:06AM
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PeterB
The hammies will NOT be swimming. They're all clean, comfy, and well-hydrated and -fed. I took care of all that this past weekend in anticipation of either an evac or staying here. They are a bit cold though... I've cranked the AC all the way up, in case the power goes again... but they deal with cold far better than they do heat.

By the way ... one of the best/simplest prep tips I got from someone online down here ... take several large ziploc freezer bags (the type that have a double-seal), mostly fill with water, lay flat in the freezer, voila! The next day, you will have massive blocks of ice that can keep the freezer cold for quite awhile... and if necessary, you can also always drink the water. I was skeptical, but it worked like a charm!

Two words:

Dry Ice...
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: Jimmypoo
Date: August 29, 2012 12:17AM
two words: hamster hibernation
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Re: Isaac will be ugly...
Posted by: DP
Date: August 29, 2012 06:22AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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DP
I am really fearing that it could be worse than Katrina.

Not likely, considering that at her strongest Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane. She was "only" a Category 3 by the time she hit NOLA - Isaac is currently classified as a Category 1 storm.

It will be over the same area for a long period of time. The levees can only take so much continuous beating. Plus, the serious weather hasn't gotten to NO yet.
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