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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    We're all praying for you folks. Good to hear updates from locals.

    I see the BP is now down to 950 millibars; winds up to 110 mph; projections of feet of rain;

    storm surge projections (with energy directly proportional to the SQUARE of the wave's amplitude); 5 foot waves giving 25 energy units---10 foot waves giving 100 energy units ;;
    For the Houston area, this is looking like an extreme rain event.
    Houston seems to be able to handle a lot of rain, but 20 or more inches in a 24 hour period will be a bit much.
    I Hope we keep getting waves with low rainfall between the waves.
    We have had a small one this morning, and radar says another is coming in an hour or so.

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    For the Houston area, this is looking like an extreme rain event.
    Houston seems to be able to handle a lot of rain, but 20 or more inches in a 24 hour period will be a bit much.
    I Hope we keep getting waves with low rainfall between the waves.
    We have had a small one this morning, and radar says another is coming in an hour or so.
    BP seems to be dropping 2 to 3 millibars an hour, with 13 or so hours to go for the counterclockwise surge of the evolving eye.

    Wind and surge will of course be much worse down at 920 than the current latest I saw on WC at 948 ...
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    BP seems to be dropping 2 to 3 millibars an hour, with 13 or so hours to go for the counterclockwise surge of the evolving eye.

    Wind and surge will of course be much worse down at 920 than the current latest I saw on WC at 948 ...
    This is going to be a bad one where it hits the coast, I would not be staying on the barrier islands in the path.

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Houston native here, and Ive lived through my share of Hurricanes and massive rain events and if youve never had to experience one, count yourself lucky

    Hurricanes are unique in the sense that your'e well aware days in advance that they is a massive swirling storm of death and destruction slowly marching accross the Gulf and that its coming to your City and there's not **** you can do about it.

    So you stock up and prepare and hope for the best knowing there's a real good chance that you'll spend the next 2 weeks without electrcity in a City thats known for its heat and humidity

    When Rita was heading our way the rising collective tension in this City boiled over into a near panic. ( no thanks to our local weather forecasters )

    Millions of people tried to evacuate all at once on roads and highways that were never designed for a mass exodus of that scale.

    People wound up riding the storm out in their vehicles, most of which had run out of fuel idling in traffic jams that never moved for hours and hours on end.

    I hope all of our new transplants who have never experienced a Hurricane take it seriously and prepare and stay safe

    dont know the overall plans but the video I saw showed there was no contraflow going on. it is now a cat 4

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    The weather channel is talking about tornados on top of it all. That is so darn scary.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Yeah. Looks like they're predicting huge rainfall totals.
    We live in the circle of doom. We live about 160 miles above Corpus. And the weather stations in our area say we could get up to 15 inches of rain. We live on a one way in and out rural road with 2 low water crossing that will flood and fill with debris so we expect to be cut off for several days. The county will eventually get here with road clearing equipment. But we stocked up with provisions. We are more fearful about the high winds more than the rain. High winds tend to cause power outages. We have well water so the pump stops. Our Internet will go and so will phone service. We can't get cell with the internet. So it's going to be an interesting over the next 48 hours.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

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    Good thoughts for you.

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    We live in the circle of doom. We live about 160 miles above Corpus. And the weather stations in our area say we could get up to 15 inches of rain. We live on a one way in and out rural road with 2 low water crossing that will flood and fill with debris so we expect to be cut off for several days. The county will eventually get here with road clearing equipment. But we stocked up with provisions. We are more fearful about the high winds more than the rain. High winds tend to cause power outages. We have well water so the pump stops. Our Internet will go and so will phone service. We can't get cell with the internet. So it's going to be an interesting over the next 48 hours.
    Yeah. You get so used to certain things (phone, internet) that it's weird to be without them. If you end up stuck for a few days at least you'll be able to keep up on your reading and maybe spend some quality time with the ol' lady.

    I did some training out near Bastrop a bunch of years ago and understand how the rain can make a mess. When a creek that normally runs 6" deep starts running 6' a LOT of stuff gets torn up.

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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Yeah. You get so used to certain things (phone, internet) that it's weird to be without them. If you end up stuck for a few days at least you'll be able to keep up on your reading and maybe spend some quality time with the ol' lady.

    I did some training out near Bastrop a bunch of years ago and understand how the rain can make a mess. When a creek that normally runs 6" deep starts running 6' a LOT of stuff gets torn up.
    The storm moved in about 3 hrs ago. The rain is coming down @ about 1 to 2 inches to per hour - and winds are gusting up to 35. It's supposed to get worse as time goes on.
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    Re: Hurricane Harvey

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Houston native here, and Ive lived through my share of Hurricanes and massive rain events and if youve never had to experience one, count yourself lucky

    Hurricanes are unique in the sense that your'e well aware days in advance that they is a massive swirling storm of death and destruction slowly marching accross the Gulf and that its coming to your City and there's not **** you can do about it.

    So you stock up and prepare and hope for the best knowing there's a real good chance that you'll spend the next 2 weeks without electrcity in a City thats known for its heat and humidity

    When Rita was heading our way the rising collective tension in this City boiled over into a near panic. ( no thanks to our local weather forecasters )

    Millions of people tried to evacuate all at once on roads and highways that were never designed for a mass exodus of that scale.

    People wound up riding the storm out in their vehicles, most of which had run out of fuel idling in traffic jams that never moved for hours and hours on end.

    I hope all of our new transplants who have never experienced a Hurricane take it seriously and prepare and stay safe
    I am in one of the areas hit by Katrina. While I did not evacuate, I did head for higher elevation. When I returned, I had roof damage, which resulted in my living room ceiling caving in a few days later when a rain storm came through. I hope Texas fares well in the aftermath of Harvey.
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