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MilesAhead

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irma-geadon
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:49 PM »
Third day after Irma.  I am mostly worn out from humidity but otherwise OK.  I hope all DCers  made it through alright.  I will post again when the college opens.  Most likely that will be next Monday.

Until then ...

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 05:58 PM »
Good to hear you survived it!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 09:14 PM »
Do you have electric power? I have read that a lot of Florida doesn't.

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Re: irma-geadon - @MilesAhead was lucky.
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 02:13 AM »
@MilesAhead: Well, it seem that you may be statistically relatively lucky if you've been relatively unharmed by Irma.
I say that because it seems that Irma 2017 Cat.5 was potentially quite a bit worse than Harvey 2017 Cat.4 - having a much lower air pressure (giving it greater potential energy).
Irma is thus tied 7th in the league table (with a 1928 hurricane) and Harvey tied 18th (with two other hurricanes, one in 1898 and one in 1954).
You are probably also statistically unlucky in that you happened to be in one of the only two US landfall areas hit by hurricanes so far this year - Irma and Harvey look as though they broke the 12-year hurricane quiet period since 2005 (Rita and Katrina, both Cat.3).

I only realised this after seeing this recent tweet from Philip Klotzbach - a meteorologist at CSU specializing in Atlantic basin seasonal hurricane forecasts. (I learned to keep a weather eye on my barometer and meteorological forecasters some years back, whilst working on computerised data-driven weather forecasting mathematical models in the UK.)

Copied from: Philip Klotzbach on Twitter:
"Table of all hurricanes with landfall pressures <= 940 mb at time of U.S. landfall. #Irma was 929 mb and #Harvey was 938 mb. https://t.co/suhreEDMr3"

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 03:04 AM »
MilesAhead, great news, best of luck with everything!
« Last Edit: September 14, 2017, 03:12 AM by tomos »

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 01:14 PM »
Interesting look-back: Surviving Irma - The Lessons Learned Post (Sep. 13, 2017)

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 02:14 PM »
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I am mostly worn out from humidity but otherwise OK.

Good to hear from you!
 

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 08:23 PM »
Do you have electric power? I have read that a lot of Florida doesn't.

I am living outside.  But the college had electric and even WiFi on the grounds.  Ice cream machine was all there was for food.

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2017, 08:30 PM »
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I am mostly worn out from humidity but otherwise OK.

Good to hear from you!
 

Thanks.  Right across the street a crane on a building under construction got twisted.  The remains od the head section are hanging directly over the MetroMover station.  I guess they need abother crane to get it down.  They will not run any of those trains until that is dealt with.  I would take a pic but I am too tired out to carry through on it.  I finally got a shower this morning when the motel reopened.   I smelled really gross for a ccouple of days.    :)

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2017, 08:32 PM »
MilesAhead, great news, best of luck with everything!

Thanks.  Nice to read that.   :D

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2017, 12:29 PM »
Hay Miles glad you made it! I had a thread started looking for you before the storm hit ... But I like the title of yours better..

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2017, 05:22 AM »
Third day after Irma.  I am mostly worn out from humidity but otherwise OK.  I hope all DCers  made it through alright.  I will post again when the college opens.  Most likely that will be next Monday.

Until then ...
Miles, do you play guitar ?

In the photo I think you are with a guitar...

I am not sure. Are you singing in the avatar ?

Do you play drum ?



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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2017, 11:08 AM »
Miles, do you play guitar ?

In the photo I think you are with a guitar...

I am not sure. Are you singing in the avatar ?

Do you play drum ?

that's Miles Davis in the avatar :D

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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2017, 03:31 PM »
Miles, do you play guitar ?

In the photo I think you are with a guitar...

I am not sure. Are you singing in the avatar ?

Do you play drum ?

that's Miles Davis in the avatar :D
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Re: irma-geadon
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2017, 03:33 PM »
^ well there's no shame in not knowing that -- I only knew it because it was mentioned at some stage