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Posted: 9/16/2004 8:51:38 AM EST
Hey, I think Ivan just reached N Atlanta. Here's prayers and best wishes for everybody south of here who (already) caught the brunt of it.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:07:23 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:09:31 AM EST
What really sucks is Ive got a condo down in Panama City and they've already seen 5 tornadoes. Hope its still standing.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:15:43 AM EST
Yeah, we are waiting to hear about our(in-laws) vacation home in Destin...fingers crossed. We planned on going in Oct. Oh, and my sister lives(lived) in Mobile. Prayers sent to all!!


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:25:32 AM EST
What I want to know is what brilliant pencil-neck meteorologist thought it would be cool to name a hurricane "Ivan". That's just BEGGING for the storm to smack the shit out of you.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:30:21 AM EST

Originally Posted By the_reject:
What I want to know is what brilliant pencil-neck meteorologist thought it would be cool to name a hurricane "Ivan". That's just BEGGING for the storm to smack the shit out of you.



Well they cannot give them women's names now...what a crock of shit!


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:36:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:

Originally Posted By the_reject:
What I want to know is what brilliant pencil-neck meteorologist thought it would be cool to name a hurricane "Ivan". That's just BEGGING for the storm to smack the shit out of you.



Well they cannot give them women's names now...what a crock of shit!


ByteTheBullet (-:



How about Bonnie a few months ago and Jeanne that's on her way? Frances?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 9:45:05 AM EST
gay men?
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:01:20 AM EST
Transgenders.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:02:45 AM EST

Originally Posted By TeuffelHunden1775:

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:

Originally Posted By the_reject:
What I want to know is what brilliant pencil-neck meteorologist thought it would be cool to name a hurricane "Ivan". That's just BEGGING for the storm to smack the shit out of you.



Well they cannot give them women's names now...what a crock of shit!


ByteTheBullet (-:



How about Bonnie a few months ago and Jeanne that's on her way? Frances?



Hey, I don't make the rules, I just bitch about them.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:32:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 10:35:41 AM EST by thompsondd]

Originally Posted By ByteTheBullet:

Originally Posted By the_reject:
What I want to know is what brilliant pencil-neck meteorologist thought it would be cool to name a hurricane "Ivan". That's just BEGGING for the storm to smack the shit out of you.



Well they cannot give them women's names now...what a crock of shit!


ByteTheBullet (-:



Yes, they can, and do. The names alternate gender as they descend (or ascend) the alphabet.

LINK w/ names through 2009

Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Names

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Atlantic Names
2004
Alex
Bonnie
Charley
Danielle
­Earl
Frances
Gaston
Hermine
Ivan<­BR>Jeanne
Karl
Lisa
Matthew
Nicol­e
Otto
Paula
Richard
Shary
Tom­as
Virginie
Walter

Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive given names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error than the older more cumbersome latitude-longitude identification methods. These advantages are especially important in exchanging detailed storm information between hundreds of widely scattered stations, coastal bases, and ships at sea.

Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center and now maintained and updated by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization. The lists featured only women's names until 1979, when men's and women's names were alternated. Six lists are used in rotation. Thus, the 2004 list will be used again in 2010. Here is more information on the history of naming hurricanes.

The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity. If that occurs, then at an annual meeting by the WMO committee (called primarily to discuss many other issues) the offending name is stricken from the list and another name is selected to replace it.

Several names have been changed since the lists were last used. Four names from the 1995 list have been retired. On the 2001 list, Lorenzo has replaced Luis, Michelle has replaced Marilyn, Olga has replaced Opal, and Rebekah has replaced Roxanne. Three names from the 1996 list have been retired. On the 2002 list, Cristobal has replaced Cesar, Fay has replaced Fran, and Hanna has replaced Hortense. Two names from the 1998 list have been retired. On the 2004 list, Gaston has replaced Georges and Matthew has replaced Mitch. On the 2006 list, Kirk has replaced Keith. Here is more information on the retirement of hurricane names.

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 10:49:47 AM EST
It's getting nice and crazy up here in Smyrna. I went out to get a cig and was almost knocked down by the wind. ..............anyway, I got my bath for the day.

Accountant
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:42:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 11:43:19 AM EST by AR-9x19]
Got out of the office early and the drive still sucked! No rain at the moment here in Gwinnett.

Cannot wait for the commute in the morning
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:50:44 AM EST
It's getting shitty here.
My parents have already lost power.
Hopefully this is the worst of it.
Y'all hang in there.

ARH

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 11:53:02 AM EST
I can't wait for the 2007 Season

2007
Andrea hmmmm whose wife is that?
Barry
Chantal
Dean
Erin
­Felix
Gabrielle
Humberto
Ingrid
J­erry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
NoelOlga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Ta­nya
Van
Wendy

If it lasts long enough to get to the end of the list .....hinking.gif

Camper
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:17:47 PM EST
We're catching hell right now(central), high winds and tornada warnings out the ying yang.
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 12:38:39 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/16/2004 12:39:25 PM EST by ByteTheBullet]

Originally Posted By Camper17:

[sing]cuz every one knows it's WINDY[/sing]

Camper



Dude, no singing(if you can call it that) in the Hometown forum...


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:45:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By Camper17:
I can't wait for the 2007 Season

2007
Andrea hmmmm whose wife is that?

I have a psychobitch ex-GF named Andrea. You guys watch out for that one...
Link Posted: 9/16/2004 4:50:43 PM EST
If this helps your mood, it's also raining here in Seattle...

Link Posted: 9/16/2004 6:52:51 PM EST
it has been raining all day here and haveing some good winds up here in the SC.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:35:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rossi:
If this helps your mood, it's also raining here in Seattle...

It's always raining in Seattle.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 2:47:05 AM EST
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