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Posted: 9/21/2005 8:12:06 PM EDT
Just curious if it's possible to have a CAT 6 hurricane.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:12:50 PM EDT
The scale only goes up to 5
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:13:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Luxan:
Just curious if it's possible to have a CAT 6 hurricane.



No.

The Saffir/SImpson scale only goes to Cat.5..when the approach the wind speeds and pressures that Rita is showing they are called super-hurricanes.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:13:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 8:14:24 PM EDT by Lockedon]
wait just a decade or two. Maybe.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:15:50 PM EDT
give rita another day and a half and she might as well be classified as 1
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:15:56 PM EDT
Not yet. Bush hasn't finished tweaking his hurricane generator yet.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:16:31 PM EDT
No. They just mean the world is going to end, is all.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:17:02 PM EDT
ahh ok. I had not heard of a CAT 6 before and was wondering if we just never had one here :)
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:18:09 PM EDT
after a cat 5 hurricane there is one more level.called a OF Hurricane.



OF=OH FUCK!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:18:14 PM EDT
175 MPH, HOLY SHIT BATMAN !!!!!!

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:25:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 8:28:00 PM EDT by Painter]

Originally Posted By lokt:
Not yet. Bush hasn't finished tweaking his hurricane generator yet.




The Halliburton Hurricane Generator V2.0 will go up to 11
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:27:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Painter:

Originally Posted By lokt:
Not yet. Bush hasn't finished tweaking his hurricane generator yet.



The Halliburton Hurricane Generator V2.0 will go up to 11
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Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:30:02 PM EDT
Looking at that picture, if we'd rotate cuba about 90 degrees CCW and move it about...200 miles NW, it would close off the gulf most of the way and probably stop/deflect all of these hurricanes.

Leave enough around the ends to get big ships through of course.

I mean, we have what is for all intents and purposes a Magical Hurricane Power Booster and Catcher's Mitt
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:30:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 8:30:24 PM EDT by Tango7]
Yes there is... it's when the hookers of the "hookers and blow" stockpiled in advance of the hurricane get busy and tag-team you during the storm...

Well, let's just say if you're getting blown while getting blown...



It's a Category 6 baby...
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:31:08 PM EDT
You Texans just had to steal our thunder
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:31:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lazer80:
give rita another day and a half and she might as well be classified as 1



Yeah but she'll be 200 miles inland by that point.

You guys need to be doing the duck and cover thing.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:49:27 PM EDT
I feel left out in WI :(
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:55:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Luxan:
I feel left out in WI :(



Shit, I feel left out in west texas. At least you guys get snow storms up there, we don't get anything here. No hurricanes, no tornadoes, not earthquakes, no natural disasters at all. Just boring heat. Weeks and weeks of hundred degree weather.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:57:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By LArifleMAN:
You Texans just had to steal our thunder



Everyone else's scale goes to 5. This, however, is Texas. Our scale goes to 6. Everything's bigger in Texas.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:58:32 PM EDT
Is there a level 5 spell to stop this?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:05:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Is there a level 5 spell to stop this?



I have a +4 broad sword for use against storms.. I need to get some uuber haxx0rz so I can pow3rl3v3l to +5 then I'll take that btich on!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:06:37 PM EDT
I saw a movie where they stopped a huge hurricane with a nuclear weapon. Has anyone heard this rumor on tv yet? lol
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:07:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Is there a level 5 spell to stop this?



I have a +4 broad sword for use against storms.. I need to get some uuber haxx0rz so I can pow3rl3v3l to +5 then I'll take that btich on!



Hell no. My Saw of Deadening will take care of this one!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:07:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tango7:
Yes there is... it's when the hookers of the "hookers and blow" stockpiled in advance of the hurricane get busy and tag-team you during the storm...

Well, let's just say if you're getting blown while getting blown...



It's a Category 6 baby...



Patty
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 9:13:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 9:15:20 PM EDT by Az_Redneck]

Originally Posted By Dukota:

Originally Posted By Luxan:
I feel left out in WI :(



Shit, I feel left out in west texas. At least you guys get snow storms up there, we don't get anything here. No hurricanes, no tornadoes, not earthquakes, no natural disasters at all. Just boring heat. Weeks and weeks of hundred degree weather.



Yes you do! Just like us here in AZ. you get the man-made disaster of illegal aliens..
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:54:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By purplecheese:

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Is there a level 5 spell to stop this?



I have a +4 broad sword for use against storms.. I need to get some uuber haxx0rz so I can pow3rl3v3l to +5 then I'll take that btich on!



Hell no. My Saw of Deadening will take care of this one!



I lost my Saw of Dead, all me & the clique mob have left is the Hammer of Dead...

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:11:18 PM EDT
I heard the weather people call it a "cat 5 plus"

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:18:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 11:21:21 PM EDT by soowah]

Originally Posted By rara1141:
I heard the weather people call it a "cat 5 plus ++"




fixed it for ya.

while (int i=0; i<6; i++)
int Rita = i;

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:38:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By OBird:

Originally Posted By purplecheese:

Originally Posted By leelaw:

Originally Posted By Max_Mike:
Is there a level 5 spell to stop this?



I have a +4 broad sword for use against storms.. I need to get some uuber haxx0rz so I can pow3rl3v3l to +5 then I'll take that btich on!



Hell no. My Saw of Deadening will take care of this one!



I lost my Saw of Dead, all me & the clique mob have left is the Hammer of Dead...




Thank you for the rebait.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:42:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 11:42:31 PM EDT by Jack_Of_Some_Trades]

Originally Posted By soowah:

Originally Posted By rara1141:
I heard the weather people call it a "cat 5 plus ++"




fixed it for ya.



Actually, it should be cat 5 +P
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:46:53 PM EDT
Ask one of the news stations or call Geraldo.. Ill bet they WISH there was one..
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:52:52 PM EDT
A Cat 6 will dead you twice times !!

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:54:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 11:57:40 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
No need.


Cat 5 = near total destruction.



Cat 6 would be meaningless - like getting 2 death sentances

The scale is based on destruction, so if we built everything to withstand 200 mph winds, we'd have to reindex the scale to reflect that.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 11:57:48 PM EDT
Ummm, total destruction


Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
No need.


Cat 5 = near total destruction.



How do you get higher than total?

Link Posted: 9/22/2005 12:42:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Luxan:
I saw a movie where they stopped a huge hurricane with a nuclear weapon. Has anyone heard this rumor on tv yet? lol



radioactive rain. yippee!
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:05:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KS_Physicist:
Looking at that picture, if we'd rotate cuba about 90 degrees CCW and move it about...200 miles NW, it would close off the gulf most of the way and probably stop/deflect all of these hurricanes.

Leave enough around the ends to get big ships through of course.

I mean, we have what is for all intents and purposes a Magical Hurricane Power Booster and Catcher's Mitt



You know, I think he's onto something. But where are we going to get such a big swivel?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:15:27 AM EDT
Category One Hurricane:
Winds 74-95 mph (64-82 kt or 119-153 km/hr). Storm surge generally 4-5 ft above normal. No real damage to building structures. Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees. Some damage to poorly constructed signs. Also, some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage. Hurricane Lili of 2002 made landfall on the Louisiana coast as a Category One hurricane. Hurricane Gaston of 2004 was a Category One hurricane that made landfall along the central South Carolina coast.


Category Two Hurricane:
Winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt or 154-177 km/hr). Storm surge generally 6-8 feet above normal. Some roofing material, door, and window damage of buildings. Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some trees blown down. Considerable damage to mobile homes, poorly constructed signs, and piers. Coastal and low-lying escape routes flood 2-4 hours before arrival of the hurricane center. Small craft in unprotected anchorages break moorings. Hurricane Frances of 2004 made landfall over the southern end of Hutchinson Island, Florida as a Category Two hurricane. Hurricane Isabel of 2003 made landfall near Drum Inlet on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane.


Category Three Hurricane:
Winds 111-130 mph (96-113 kt or 178-209 km/hr). Storm surge generally 9-12 ft above normal. Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings with a minor amount of curtainwall failures. Damage to shrubbery and trees with foliage blown off trees and large trees blown down. Mobile homes and poorly constructed signs are destroyed. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Flooding near the coast destroys smaller structures with larger structures damaged by battering from floating debris. Terrain continuously lower than 5 ft above mean sea level may be flooded inland 8 miles (13 km) or more. Evacuation of low-lying residences with several blocks of the shoreline may be required. Hurricanes Jeanne and Ivan of 2004 were Category Three hurricanes when they made landfall in Florida and in Alabama, respectively.


Category Four Hurricane:
Winds 131-155 mph (114-135 kt or 210-249 km/hr). Storm surge generally 13-18 ft above normal. More extensive curtainwall failures with some complete roof structure failures on small residences. Shrubs, trees, and all signs are blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Extensive damage to doors and windows. Low-lying escape routes may be cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Major damage to lower floors of structures near the shore. Terrain lower than 10 ft above sea level may be flooded requiring massive evacuation of residential areas as far inland as 6 miles (10 km). Hurricane Charley of 2004 was a Category Four hurricane made landfall in Charlotte County, Florida with winds of 150 mph. Hurricane Dennis of 2005 struck the island of Cuba as a Category Four hurricane.


Category Five Hurricane:
Winds greater than 155 mph (135 kt or 249 km/hr). Storm surge generally greater than 18 ft above normal. Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. All shrubs, trees, and signs blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Severe and extensive window and door damage. Low-lying escape routes are cut by rising water 3-5 hours before arrival of the center of the hurricane. Major damage to lower floors of all structures located less than 15 ft above sea level and within 500 yards of the shoreline. Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5-10 miles (8-16 km) of the shoreline may be required. Only 3 Category Five Hurricanes have made landfall in the United States since records began: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935, Hurricane Camille (1969), and Hurricane Andrew in August, 1992. The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane struck the Florida Keys with a minimum pressure of 892 mb--the lowest pressure ever observed in the United States. Hurricane Camille struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast causing a 25-foot storm surge, which inundated Pass Christian. Hurricane Andrew of 1992 made landfall over southern Miami-Dade County, Florida causing 26.5 billion dollars in losses--the costliest hurricane on record. In addition, Hurricane Gilbert of 1988 was a Category Five hurricane at peak intensity and is the strongest Atlantic tropical cyclone on record with a minimum pressure of 888 mb.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:20:56 AM EDT
The pilot on the tube tonight who flew into Rita for NOAA said that hurricanes max out at 185 mph
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:24:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Jack_Of_Some_Trades:

Originally Posted By soowah:

Originally Posted By rara1141:
I heard the weather people call it a "cat 5 plus ++"




fixed it for ya.



Actually, it should be cat 5 +P



heh, I prefer the +P+ myself
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:18:21 AM EDT
Be very glad that a sci-fi book I read hasn't yet come to pass. Called "Mother of Storms" by John Barnes. In it, the UN, using some nukes, takes out some renegade nuke sites under the Arctic ice. Problem is, they manage to disrupt and heat up a huge area of methane hydrates on the sea floor. This releases a huge amount of methane, grossly increasing the water/air temps over the world's oceans. A massive Pacific storm ensues, spawning daughter hurricanes. These suckers are way larger than normal, and because the sea is so much warmer, move back and forth across the Pacific building up strength. 300-400 mile per hour winds become commonplace, as does unimaginable flooding. Most of Asia is wiped out, couple billion people gone.

Then you get a daughter hurricane heading into the Gulf of Mexico after overrunning Central America, and it grows enough to have supersonic velocity winds (700mph+). East Coast of the US is more or less wiped out, and it wanders over to bash Western Europe.

A bullshit scenario? Don't know, but it sure seems a plausible consequence of a massive hydrate release.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:51:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By soowah:

Originally Posted By Jack_Of_Some_Trades:

Originally Posted By soowah:

Originally Posted By rara1141:
I heard the weather people call it a "cat 5 plus ++"




fixed it for ya.



Actually, it should be cat 5 +P



heh, I prefer the +P+ myself


Just to be geeky, hurricanes are low pressure systems so Rita would be a -P-.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:01:09 AM EDT
Killjoy.... j/k
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 3:02:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Luxan:
Just curious if it's possible to have a CAT 6 hurricane.



Sure... all you need to do is start a CAT5 hurricane thread, and when someone +1's it, you got your 6.
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