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[RITA] Storm in the Atlantic to Watch for Texans

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  1. Xenon

    Xenon Contributing Member

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    wow..the 5-day forecast has it moving due west. s. texas/mexico.

    still too early, obviously.
     
  3. Jeff

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    Storm in the Atlantic to Watch for Texans

    There is aa newly formed tropical depression (#18) out near the Turks in the Atlantic and it bears watching. The models are pretty divergent in terms of direction, but they all have it moving westward across the Gulf of Mexico over the next 5 days. Two have it aiming directly at the upper Texas coast.

    The other two have it hading towards northern Mexico and the southern Texas coast. Given its distance and if it avoids direct contact with mountainous Cuba (something all but one of the models are forcasting), this could be a major hurricane by late next week and bearing down on our neck of the woods (assuming you live along the Texas gulf coast).

    Given what happened in NOLA and the lack of preparadness of many along the Gulf Coast during Katrina, caution would most definitely be in order on this one.

    For more info:

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
    http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
     
  4. Tdogg

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    Thanks for the heads up Jeff. BTW here is a link to a looping satellite image of the western Atlantic region. Put things into yet another perspective.

    http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/DATA/RT/watl-vis-loop.html
     
  5. DaDakota

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    Phillipe is out there, 18 is out there, and 19 is just behind them.....gonna be a busy next 2 weeks.

    DD
     
  6. Xenon

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    I posted about this threat about 5 hours ago in this thread. Guess you missed it, huh?
     
  7. Jeff

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    Yeah, didn't see it. I merged the two.
     
  8. Jeff

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    Just noticed that the storm track has shifted a little south. The NOGAPS computer model has been one of the more accurate all season and it has the storm in the south central Gulf in a couple days and eventually a gradual west-northwest turn towards the extreme southern coast of Texas and northern Mexico. Only the BAM has the storm moving more northwesterly and towards the upper Texas coast as all the others have adjusted southward.

    Anyone along the Texas coast needs to keep an eye on now Tropical Storm Rita.
     
  9. RIET

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    I thought this was a thread about our terrible pro football team.
     
  10. Rokkit

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    Well...that radar shot is appropriately frightening.
     
  11. Kam

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    There was a storm called the Steelers that hit the Texans pretty hard...
     
  12. Kam

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    I guess RIET beat me to it.
     
  13. Harrisment

    Harrisment i had suffice

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    About time to update that sig dont you think?
     
  14. Falcons Talon

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    Damn...this is geting old... :mad:
     
  15. Kam

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    I did change it a little bit. But the link is just a little reminder for myself.
     
  16. Kam

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    I love how the local weathermen are projecting Galveston as a target.
     
  17. Kam

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    my signature looks a little different.
     
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    Aransas National Wildlife Refuge - Port Lavaca
     
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    How will this affect the ACL festival this weekend?
     
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