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Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby dirtyharry » Mon 25 May 2020, 14:38:42

Newfie wrote:OUCH.

Midnight and still 35 Celsius today . No relief expected till 29th/30th May . This is hell .
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby Tuike » Wed 27 May 2020, 06:49:00

Cyclone Amphan – ‘We Didn’t Expect Devastation of Such a Scale’ -ipsnews

Cyclone Amphan made its landfall on Wednesday afternoon at Digha – a coastal town 187 km south of Kolkata city. During the four-hour long landfall, it created a long trail of devastation, including uprooting trees, destroying mud houses and electricity wires. Damages have also occurred in Odisha – another Indian coastal state where hundreds of mud houses have caved in due to the wind and heavy rainfall. Cities like the Odisha capital, Bhubaneshwar, are waterlogged with power outages all over Odisha and West Bengal, including Kolkata.

According to Banerjee, the overall impact on the state has been disastrous. “It might take us 10-12 days to assess it all, but there are damages worth millions. Houses, roads, river embankment – everything has been hit,” she said, before adding her own office building – “Nabanna” has been partially damaged by the wind. “We are shocked. We didn’t expect devastation of such a scale,” she said.
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 27 May 2020, 11:42:39

Thanks for that update, tuike.

Closer to the US:

Bertha became a tropical storm and made landfall in less than two hours

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/27/weather/ ... index.html

Since 1900 having two named storms before the official start of hurricane season -- June 1 -- has only happened five times...
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby Newfie » Wed 27 May 2020, 11:57:53

Which makes it roughly a 1 in 25 year event.
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 27 May 2020, 12:09:09

It does seem to be part of a long term trend though

"There is clearly a trend toward earlier storm formation over the past five decades..."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/ ... ne-season/

Be careful out there. Don't let one of these early, fast-forming devils sneak up on you unawares!!
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby dohboi » Tue 02 Jun 2020, 21:45:00

Cristobal forms in Gulf of Mexico as season’s third tropical storm

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/cristo ... cal-storm/
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Wed 03 Jun 2020, 00:37:39

dohboi - You have to be blind and deaf for one to sneak up on these days thanks to great satellite coverage we have today. Even Cristobal can't even though it has taken a short cut to the GOM. The big problem remains: some folks just roll the dice and won't get out of the way. Or oddly enough: evac northward to escape a typically north moving storm. Wife and I would just head a couple of hours east or west if we evac. Hurricanes look very big on the news but the truly destructive radius is just 100 miles or so. And even a fast moving blow is typically only moving 25 mph. And often only 10 mph. Easiest enough to get out of the way...as long as you time your departure right. Fortunately folks in Houston all leave to early. Last big blow heading our way the left 24+ hours to early. I left the next morning and passed tens of thousands cars that ran out of fuel in traffic that moved 10 mph or less on the highway. I was the only vehicle moving. And I didn't actually need to evac: storm changed course overnight and completely missed Houston. But I still had to drive to Austin for a meeting. Very lucky: if it had not changed course hundreds might have died exposed on the highways.

Of course next big blow a few years ago almost now evaced. And I'm sure you heard about the flood waters that did big damage here. And relatively speaking wasn't a very strong hurricane: very little wind damage. Just a shit load of rain. Had it been one of the very strong storm thousands would have died. Wife and I didn't evac since we live on top of one of the highest points of land for hundreds of miles on the Gulf Coast.
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby Newfie » Wed 03 Jun 2020, 09:49:39

Rock,

Since I have a passage coming up I’m watching pretty closely. I’ve engaged a weather router for my trip. Never did that before but We will be pretty exposed for a thousand miles or so. I have an Iridium and an SSB.

We ge been tracking that GOM storm for a few days.

Two tropical waves crossing the Atlantic now.

Which reminds me I need to check the am weather.
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby dohboi » Thu 04 Jun 2020, 17:01:05

R, yeah, I was mostly just kidding...I'm sure our dear Newf has all the latest gadget...

We do worry some about our intrepid mariner washing about on the endless sees

But then again, us landlubbers have some threats to worry about these days, too!! :)
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby dohboi » Sun 07 Jun 2020, 18:46:15

Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) 6/7/20, 8:09 AM
Looking pretty likely that Lake Superior will see its first post-tropical cyclone on record this week. (Data back to 1851)
#Cristobal


https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status ... 3488864258

Streets of Biloxi already flooding. Interstate 90 shut down
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby REAL Green » Tue 09 Jun 2020, 10:43:15

dohboi wrote:
Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) 6/7/20, 8:09 AM
Looking pretty likely that Lake Superior will see its first post-tropical cyclone on record this week. (Data back to 1851)
#Cristobal


https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status ... 3488864258

Streets of Biloxi already flooding. Interstate 90 shut down


He just dumped 2 inches on me. Its June so I am not complaining.
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby Tanada » Tue 09 Jun 2020, 11:41:03

She's getting closer by the hour...
No rain here but hot humid gulf air has been pushed up over us with a predicted high of 92 today. Nothing like a record but about 10 degrees above average for this week.

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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby Newfie » Tue 09 Jun 2020, 12:27:02

Yes, you can really feel the difference in the air. Sometimes smell it.

Speaking of smell I finally figured out a pervasive smell on the islands. Sometimes quite strong and sweet.

Bay leaf!

There is another small depression East of Bermuda, not expected to develop into anything.
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby dohboi » Tue 09 Jun 2020, 16:27:13

We're just getting a smattering of rain here so far. East of us, they are predicting 4 inches in some areas.
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Re: Cyclone, Hurricanes, Typhoons - 2020

Unread postby Tanada » Tue 09 Jun 2020, 20:50:02

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