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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2017, 08:42:18 pm »
Jorge and I are going to bail out of the RWTW.  We would be riding into the storm on our way back on Sunday or Monday with the very bad winds.  I was so looking forward to this weekend.  I'll have to wait for next year.   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #26 on: September 06, 2017, 09:31:04 pm »
Over here in Brevard County, things are getting hectic.  I guess the roll down shutters installed in June will get their 1st test.  Got our Generator and switch over sub panel ready, and got storm supplies last week.....  bottled water never goes to waste round here.  I have to find a place to fill 2 propane tanks, and we're ready for Irma.  Ready as we'll ever be anyway.  Connie is holding about 8 hours of electric in her tank!  She's a blessing in disguise!

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #27 on: September 06, 2017, 09:56:24 pm »
Looks like we picked a bad time to move. Now have a house in FL AND one in SC to worry about!  Great timing, Eddie!  :-\

Ditto, buddy. Ditto!

I will be at RWTW regardless, but thoughts and worries about friends and family will dominate my days.

Be safe y'all,
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #28 on: September 06, 2017, 10:04:49 pm »
 

                                             I agree with Mike.... on the part of...... thoughts and worries of my friends/....

                                                                        Wish The NW area could take some of that rain away from you and bring it here!!

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #29 on: September 06, 2017, 10:56:31 pm »
As bad as it looks in Fl, we are hearing that some here in SC will not sell the generators they have on hand to the people here because the are going to ship them all to Fl. Sad times.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2017, 01:38:47 am »
Me and Mrs lather flew into Key West Sunday for a week vacation.  By Monday night I knew we had to cut it short. Only flight out I could get was  Thursday. Tuesday they announced mandatory tourist evac effective Wed am. Went to airport and could not get any flight out or seat on a bus or rental car. Told me airport would cease operations wed at 10:am. Used my Uber app on phone and driver showed up 3 minutes later. By now it was 7 pm tuesday. drove us to Motel in Miami. There we were able to rent a car and we are in Tallahassee for the night out of danger. I miss my risky dangerous motorcycle. Vacations on that killer machine are sooo much less stressful ;)

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2017, 02:40:17 am »
Jorge and I are going to bail out of the RWTW.  We would be riding into the storm on our way back on Sunday or Monday with the very bad winds.  I was so looking forward to this weekend.  I'll have to wait for next year.   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

But it would likely be a tail wind. ;)
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #32 on: September 08, 2017, 12:13:41 am »
Jorge and I are going to bail out of the RWTW.  We would be riding into the storm on our way back on Sunday or Monday with the very bad winds.  I was so looking forward to this weekend.  I'll have to wait for next year.   :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

But it would likely be a tail wind. ;)

Did a weatherman tell you that?   :hee20hee20hee:
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #33 on: September 08, 2017, 12:57:37 am »
It would be a tail wind. Hurricanes are intense low pressure systems. As such they rotate Counter-clockwise (high pressure systems rotate clockwise). A hurricane along the Atlantic coast would then be generating winds coming from the North-Northeast.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2017, 01:15:20 am »
if the eye goes over you, then you get the wind from both directions.  :-[ Steve
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2017, 01:34:11 am »
True. While in the eye though you'll pretty decent riding though. :rotflmao:
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #36 on: September 08, 2017, 10:27:29 am »
It would be a tail wind. Hurricanes are intense low pressure systems. As such they rotate Counter-clockwise (high pressure systems rotate clockwise). A hurricane along the Atlantic coast would then be generating winds coming from the North-Northeast.

In the Northern Hemisphere only.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #37 on: September 08, 2017, 12:32:55 pm »
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2017, 02:29:51 pm »
I've been prepping for 3 days now. My stress is through the roof, and I would expect the same of everyone else. Let's get on with it  :nananana: ::). Steve
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2017, 03:52:35 pm »
Stress? what stress?

Fixing to leave Tuesday for the Spider with maybe a day at Barber on the way. Rico may join up for that. That's assuming my place isn't all torn up.

The latest on weather underground has knocked back the strength a bit and Cuba could help us out even more.

A swing and a miss or maybe a foul ball pop up would be really cool.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2017, 04:29:42 pm »
Stress? what stress?

Fixing to leave Tuesday for the Spider with maybe a day at Barber on the way. Rico may join up for that. That's assuming my place isn't all torn up.

The latest on weather underground has knocked back the strength a bit and Cuba could help us out even more.

A swing and a miss or maybe a foul ball pop up would be really cool.

Your Minnesota up bringing is ringing through.

You all be safe down there. Thoughts and prayers be with you.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2017, 04:54:34 pm »
Looks like we picked a bad time to move. Now have a house in FL AND one in SC to worry about!  Great timing, Eddie!  :-\

Ditto, buddy. Ditto!

I will be at RWTW regardless, but thoughts and worries about friends and family will dominate my days.

Be safe y'all,
Mike

I hear you! At least, on the currently forecast track, South Carolina should be OK. One less thing on the plate!
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2017, 06:28:21 pm »
Stress? what stress?

Fixing to leave Tuesday for the Spider with maybe a day at Barber on the way. Rico may join up for that. That's assuming my place isn't all torn up.

The latest on weather underground has knocked back the strength a bit and Cuba could help us out even more.

A swing and a miss or maybe a foul ball pop up would be really cool.

Your Minnesota up bringing is ringing through.

You all be safe down there. Thoughts and prayers be with you.

Thanx. A coupla youbechas back at ya. Hope to see y'all next week.

Later.
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #43 on: September 08, 2017, 11:12:33 pm »
Safe travels for those traveling and safe hunkerin' for those hunkering down!!

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2017, 12:29:58 am »
Has anyone heard if Sailor_chic hunkered down, or bugged out?
Haven't seen any posts from her recently...

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #45 on: September 09, 2017, 12:51:54 am »
     Staying tuned to what's happening.    Take Care People.       Alan in S. Fl

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2017, 12:55:15 am »
I fergot to mention the others in Florida:
      Alan / Steve / Steve / Steve / Steve / Steve / Paulie / Eddie / Jorge / others,, what's your plans?

Hunkerred down or bugged out??

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2017, 01:10:08 am »
I fergot to mention the others in Florida:
      Alan / Steve / Steve / Steve / Steve / Steve / Paulie / Eddie / Jorge / others,, what's your plans?

Hunkerred down or bugged out??

Ride safe, Ted

Florida has apparently been hording Steve(s)......

Perhaps we could take some here in TN or TX?

As well as....... Alan / Paulie / Eddie / Jorge / others,,
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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2017, 02:19:34 am »
Can we suggest which ones to take?

As of now, I think we're going to stay.
If the latest storm track comes true (big "IF"), by the time it gets to us in Jax, it should lose a lot of its energy. If it's considerably stronger, we'll be ready. Suburban gas tank is full, and we're staging necessities for a quick loading.

Roman, Tom, Doug, Wendy, SISF, and few others are likely to get a harder punch because they are closer to shore, and further South. Keep them, and us as well, in your prayers for safety.

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Re: Hurricane Irma
« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2017, 02:36:08 am »
Our wind forecast has gone from the low 70's to about 90 with the westward shift of the track. We're hunkering down but we do have the shelter option in case it gets worse.
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