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Posted: 9/21/2005 2:57:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 1:22:23 PM EDT by twonami]
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 3:38:03 AM EDT
Up to a Cat 4 now.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 3:53:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:04:55 AM EDT
Shit, nothing good can come of this.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:10:06 AM EDT
Well, I feel better that my safe is now in a second floor apartment rather than in my old ground level storage shed!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:11:12 AM EDT
Rita will be a Cat 5 by the end of this day if not earlier
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:20:50 AM EDT
Well my parents are getting ready to evacuate today. Talked to Dad this morning, he was up late last night filling the new RV with every valuable/photo/firearm/painting/antique that couldn't be replaced easily. That and attaching the family car via car dolly.

SO, if you see at overloaded, new RV towing a silver Dodge Intrepid heading north on I-69, give a friendly honk And watch out because that old man can't drive for shit... j/k

EPOCH
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:21:30 AM EDT
Why can't the damn thing turn south and nail Mexico. Frigging weather patterns.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 4:30:31 AM EDT
I hear it's Cat 4 now.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:00:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By nationwide:
Well, I feel better that my safe is now in a second floor apartment rather than in my old ground level storage shed!




I feel good that I have a bunch if extra dehydrated food at my house!


TXL
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:03:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Why can't the damn thing turn south and nail Mexico. Frigging weather patterns.



I'd rather spend relief and recovery money in my own country. Keep Americans in a job for a change.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:05:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 5:06:29 AM EDT by NYPatriot]

Rita is a cat 3


Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:09:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 5:12:36 AM EDT by EPOCH96]

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:

Rita is a cat 3


img385.imageshack.us/img385/5989/threecats3xa.jpg



So you guys get alot of sustained 111–130 mph winds and 9-12 foot storm surges in NY?

EPOCH

ETA: Interesting side note - Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

The initial scale was developed by Saffir while on commission from the United Nations to study low-cost housing in hurricane-prone areas. While performing the study, Saffir realized there was no simple scale for describing the likely effects of a hurricane. Knowing the utility of the Richter magnitude scale in describing earthquakes, he devised a 1–5 scale based on wind speed that showed expected damage to structures. Saffir gave the scale to the NHC, and Simpson added in the effects of storm surge and flooding. It does not take into account rainfall or location, which means a Category 3 hurricane that hits a major city will likely do far more damage than a Category 5 hurricane that hits a remote area.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:10:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:12:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 5:13:51 AM EDT by NYPatriot]

Originally Posted By EPOCH96:

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:

Rita is a cat 3


img385.imageshack.us/img385/5989/threecats3xa.jpg



So you guys get alot of sustained 111–130 mph winds and 9-12 foot storm surges in NY?

EPOCH



No... just a lot of shedding & litter strewn about.

BTW, good luck to the Texas crew!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:15:43 AM EDT
Moving to fast. High pressure up north will have minimal effect. Look at Palacios. Corpus weather dead calm record high temp today seawater at 91 and thats a record water temp. Not good. I have seen mornings like this, bad omen. Shit I only have 100 rounds of 5.56 bad very bad.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:16:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:22:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By jcncc:
Moving to fast. High pressure up north will have minimal effect. Look at Palacios. Corpus weather dead calm record high temp today seawater at 91 and thats a record water temp. Not good. I have seen mornings like this, bad omen. Shit I only have 100 rounds of 5.56 bad very bad.

Do hurricanes bring zombies with them?



Only in New Orleans so far.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:32:33 AM EDT
Cat 4 now -- it looks like a monster.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:40:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed: Do hurricanes bring zombies with them?


I'm sure they do. Where's Tyler Texas? My cousin lives there with her 4 kids. Patty
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:41:18 AM EDT
I am sure this storm will continue to strenghten.

I am wouldn't to be in the path of this bitch.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:44:21 AM EDT
I heard it was a DOG 9 already!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:46:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:46:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ClayP:

Rita will be a Cat 5 by the end of this day if not earlier




HANG ON TO YOUR WALLETS!!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 5:59:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed:

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

Originally Posted By DoubleFeed: Do hurricanes bring zombies with them?


I'm sure they do. Where's Tyler Texas? My cousin lives there with her 4 kids. Patty

It is halfway between Dallas and the East Texas state line. Looks like she's within an hour of Hurricane Creek Recreational Area.



Well she's smart and can take care of herself. Hopefully nothing bad will happen. Patty
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:15:21 AM EDT
Not sure what to think about this just yet. Here in Dallas, people are becoming aware, and gas prices are starting to inflate themselves again. Will be filling up the tank (again), have plenty of ammo, but will stock up on water, batteries, and food stuffs.

Not yanking the emergency brake just yet, but gotta get prepared none the less...

My sister forwarded this msg from a city official this morning.....
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Good Morning!

Hurricane Rita is now a Cat 4 (131-155). The models used to track hurricanes show that the probable impact will be near Matagorda. With this being the general location of landfall, the strongest side of the storm will severely impact the greater Harris County (Houston) with destructive winds, very heavy rains, and tornadoes.

After landfall, the track of the storm is projected to move over Dallas - Fort Worth area. If the storms reach land at a Cat 4, by the time it reaches DFW, it should be a
CAT 1. We will experience wind gusts at time greater than 50 mph up to 74 mph. The Metroplex will experience the affects of Hurricane Rita by Saturday afternoon. We can expect periods of heavy rains and possible tornadic event associated with the rain bands. I would suggest that you stock up on batteries and potable waters. Fuel up your vehicles.

I strongly suggest you monitor the weather channel or your news station for the latest information in this changing event.

s/George

George O. Grant, Program Coordinator
Office of Emergency Management/Homeland Security
City of Richardson
972-744-xxxx (Bus)
9720744-xxxx (Fax)
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Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:18:14 AM EDT
Just heard last time Galveston,TX was hit by a Cat4 they lost 8000, but this was around 1902 without warnings.

Time to get out, and don't forget the family pets.
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:21:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 6:23:32 AM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
There is a tacked link at the top of this forum for any Texas members who may need some info regarding preparations to take before landfall of Rita.


www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=391837

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 6:31:05 AM EDT
Bad girl, bad girl...Cat.4.

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 1:09:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/21/2005 1:13:20 PM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By ClayP:
Rita will be a Cat 5 by the end of this day if not earlier


turned into a cat 5 as of 4pm eastern

www.weather.com/newscenter/tropical/?from=lap_newslinker
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 1:15:37 PM EDT
If I heard correctly earlier, it is going through warmer water but will hit cooler water closer to the land where it will slow down some?
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 1:26:59 PM EDT
Hopefully the people of TX are not as stupid as the idiots in NOLA.
If they are they deserve to get their ass kicked
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 1:29:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Luxan:
If I heard correctly earlier, it is going through warmer water but will hit cooler water closer to the land where it will slow down some?




I would think the shallower water closer to shore would be warmer.......
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