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TheOtherRick
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Re: Invest 97L Forecast Lounge [Re: watchinout]
      #91829 - Wed Aug 24 2011 11:18 PM

The models diverge rapidly starting now. If the BAMMs have a clue, (and I ain't betting on them), we should know by the morning, it should start turning east any time.

The 11pm NHC data has it turning/wobbling west instead...

Needs to wobble real hard in the east direction by the morning or BAMM is right for the moment.

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It's been west of the NHC prediction for the last 4 data points, not just the radical wobble to the west in the 11pm one.

http://flhurricane.com/googlemap.php?2011s9#

Perhaps it being west of predicted is related to the models shifting west in some mysterious way.

Edited by TheOtherRick (Wed Aug 24 2011 11:25 PM)


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TheOtherRick
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Re: Invest 97L Forecast Lounge [Re: TheOtherRick]
      #91832 - Wed Aug 24 2011 11:54 PM

And the NHC shifted a little to the west, but just a hair, and now, to end up with such a similar prediction, after not turning to the east at all, takes a rapid turn/wobble to the east, starting now.

No sign of it yet.


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Ed DunhamAdministrator
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Admin Note [Re: TheOtherRick]
      #91833 - Thu Aug 25 2011 12:55 AM

In response to many questions, here is a link where you can learn about the various models:

NHC Model Descriptions

When you get there, click on HTML.

The BAM suite are early models - first out, quickly computed and they are simplistic models. They are good for a first blush look at a developing new system, like an Invest. As the storm develops and intensifies they are just about useless because they are replaced by highly complex global models that have a much higher degree of accuracy. For a hurricane, look at models like the GFS, GFDL, HWRF, ECMWF, NGM, NOGAPS and CMC. Some of these will perform well for a particular storm and not so good for the next (or previous) storm. Meteorologists at NHC (and elsewhere) use model trends to determine the best models for each storm - and the good ones then adjust the track based on their individual experience and knowledge of atmospherics.

As I will usually state about two or three times each season, the model is NOT the forecast - it is an aid to assist in developing the forecast.
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ED


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Bev
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Abaco [Re: Ed Dunham]
      #91835 - Thu Aug 25 2011 01:39 AM

On its current predicted track it looks like the island of Abaco will take a direct hit. If it maintains its current heading and speed, how long before they begin to feel H3 effects? I'm in communication with friends there and they aren't getting good detail data from official Bahamian sources. We have a home in Casuarina and friends there and in Marsh Harbour.

Thank you for any assistance.
Bev
(Long time fan since riding out Charley at cat 4 under a staircase)


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MikeCAdministrator
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Re: Abaco [Re: Bev]
      #91839 - Thu Aug 25 2011 06:37 AM

Quote:

On its current predicted track it looks like the island of Abaco will take a direct hit. If it maintains its current heading and speed, how long before they begin to feel H3 effects? I'm in communication with friends there and they aren't getting good detail data from official Bahamian sources. We have a home in Casuarina and friends there and in Marsh Harbour.

Thank you for any assistance.
Bev
(Long time fan since riding out Charley at cat 4 under a staircase)




It will get progressively worse there today, in waves, with the worst probably around 2 - 4PM this afternoon.


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MikeCAdministrator
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Re: Irene Conditions/Observations in Your Area [Re: weathernet]
      #91846 - Thu Aug 25 2011 08:43 AM

The GFDL model is indicating the wield field may expand west to east quite drastically as it approaches North Carolina, strong winds may be felt quite far inland there and north if this occurs.

GFDL Animation

Note those winds are at the 700mb level, they will be less at the ground, but it means more tropical storm force area.

It also trended west at the 6Z model and now takes in inland and over DC and rides up through New York and up along the Northeastern Coast.


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mcgowanmc
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Re: Invest 97L Forecast Lounge [Re: TheOtherRick]
      #91851 - Thu Aug 25 2011 10:18 AM

Irene has been tracking the 'line' of Bahama Islands.

It's some kind of land interaction.

Kinda like the Fujiwhara Effect, people still deny that hurricanes,
will 'track' coastlines...

And not one Talking Head will utter the statement that you can NOT
evac 25 million.

The eye tracks anywhere near the Statue of Liberty and 13 ft of water all the way to
Canal St and the Holland Tunnel...

With Western LI getting hammered.

The area is already 8 plus inches over Avg for August.


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scottsvb
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Re: Irene Forecast Lounge [Re: scottsvb]
      #91860 - Thu Aug 25 2011 12:07 PM


Post deleted - the purpose of the site is to provide good information. If you pat yourself on the back, I'll pat your post elsewhere!
ED

Edited by Ed Dunham (Thu Aug 25 2011 06:32 PM)


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mcgowanmc
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Re: Invest 97L Forecast Lounge [Re: mcgowanmc]
      #91861 - Thu Aug 25 2011 12:09 PM


Hurricane Floyd - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Floyd - CachedSimilar Floyd struck The Bahamas at peak strength, causing heavy damage. ... In total, Floyd was responsible for 57 fatalities and $4.5 billion (1999 USD; $5.93 billion ...

Floyd is the nearest we can get to Irene. Floyd was a TS went it Passed by New Jersey.


Wiki:

At this point, Hurricane Floyd was just east of the Bahamas. Floyd weakened slightly as it moved into the islands, striking Eleuthera Island and later making landfall on Abaco Island on September 14 while at the low end of the Category 4 range. Floyd turned north and paralleled the coast of Florida until making landfall near Cape Fear as a Category 2 storm on September 16. It returned to the ocean near Norfolk, Virginia, and traveled up the coasts of the Delmarva Peninsula and New Jersey as a tropical storm. It passed over Long Island and into New England.[32] Floyd caused record rainfall across the east coast, with Wilmington, North Carolina, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, setting 24-hour rainfall records of 15 in (380 mm) and 6.63 in (168 mm) in respectively. Portions of New England had rainfall totals nearing 11 in (280 mm). Floyd generated 9 to 10 ft (2.7 to 3.0 m) storm surges across North Carolina. There are 57 deaths directly blamed on Floyd, 56 in the United States and one on Grand Bahama. Most of the deaths were due to freshwater flooding in North Carolina. Floyd was one of the costliest hurricanes on record, with an estimated $4.5 billion (1999 USD; $5.93 billion 2011 USD) in damage.[32]

IF Irene goes over the Statue of Liberty at Cat 2....

$100 Billion...;}


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ralphfl
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Re: Irene Forecast Lounge [Re: scottsvb]
      #91864 - Thu Aug 25 2011 12:28 PM

Hey me too so far but i can only be 100% right if the storm does not make landfall.I said it would skirt but not make a landfall and i still will go with what i said back then also that it will skirt the easy coast but i still think it will not make a landfall as a hurricane on the US mainland.

Again just IMO always follow the NHC not what we say this is just what I/WE think


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cooper13
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Re: Invest 97L Forecast Lounge [Re: watchinout]
      #91867 - Thu Aug 25 2011 01:30 PM

Quote:

http://flhurricane.bamffl.com/images/2011/sbstorm9/sbplot20110824-2059.gif
This is as of 8pm if you look at the past trck I assume that yellow is BAMS green is BAMD and the orangish color is a mix between BAMS and the UKMET model
This is what me and THEOTHERRICK are looking at and if you look back over the last couple of days it shows the colors of the models that were most accurately followed. Even as a CAT 1,2 and 3 storm or are we reading this wrong? IT just seems as of lately that it is startin to follow the UKMET model as you can see here.




Actually, I believe you are reading it wrong. The past track is not color coded the same as the model tracks. The past track is coded to show the measured strength of the storm. So in this case, the green is when it was a tropical storm, yellow is Cat 1, orange is Cat 2, red is Cat 3, etc. See this table for comparison:
Irene history


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MikeCAdministrator
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Re: Invest 97L Forecast Lounge [Re: cooper13]
      #91868 - Thu Aug 25 2011 02:56 PM

Midday Globals, GFS takes it along into the outer banks and along the coast into western Long island Sunday afternoon. Euro pretty much the same (but more up the Hudson River). GFDL more the same.

There is more than the usual confidence in the NHCs forecast track of Irene, please plan appropriately.


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berrywr
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Re: Irene Forecast Lounge [Re: ralphfl]
      #91869 - Thu Aug 25 2011 02:58 PM

I haven't looked at everything but what I have looked at I think a nudging back to the west is justified. The Bermuda subtropical upper ridge has built to back over 594 decameters and the Mid-Continental subtropical upper ridge has slightly weakened over the past 24 hours to 595 decameters and shifted north and west. SW winds aloft along the east coast are indicative of the influence of the Bermuda ridge where inland winds veer sharply to the east under the influence of the Mid-C ridge. The upper low and longwave trough have retrograded westward in response to shortwaves moving across the US/Canadian border and into the trough. This shift and building of the Bermuda ridge will induce a south to north flow. I think our streak of hurricanes not making landfall will be over Saturday or Sunday. The NE USA has been wet all summer; despite a weaker hurricane it's impacts are likely to be more severe.

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WeatherNut
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Re: Invest 97L Forecast Lounge [Re: mcgowanmc]
      #91870 - Thu Aug 25 2011 03:09 PM

As far as comparisons...Hazel (54) and Gloria (85) might be better comparisons. The projected track of Irene, however, is much more devastating than either of those storms since the center could possibly be just west of NYC and the surge would be much greater if you were on the right side of the storm. There is a very good youtube video of TWC's (with the late John Hope) coverage of Gloria (which is the best comparison so far). It is 5 parts but worth watching

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-19c4USwM_E

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Edited by WeatherNut (Thu Aug 25 2011 03:18 PM)


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doug
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Re: Irene Forecast Lounge [Re: berrywr]
      #91872 - Thu Aug 25 2011 03:17 PM

Have I missed something? I just watched a 40 minute radar loop (Miami) and the center did not move. At 14 MPH I would have expected about ten miles and that would have been clearly detectable on the radar loop???

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WeatherNut
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Re: Irene Forecast Lounge [Re: doug]
      #91873 - Thu Aug 25 2011 03:19 PM

I doesn't look like it is moving much to me either.

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MikeCAdministrator
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Re: Irene Forecast Lounge [Re: WeatherNut]
      #91874 - Thu Aug 25 2011 03:40 PM

Here's a map with Irene, Floyd, Bob, Hazel, and Gloria map link plotted. These have come up before.

Irene is still struggling with multiple eyewalls but it still seems to be moving Long term radar may help.


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k___g
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Re: Irene Forecast Lounge [Re: weathernet]
      #91886 - Thu Aug 25 2011 07:32 PM

Based on the long range radar it appears that Irene is moving more WNW than forecast. If this continues, major changes are about to occur.

Post moved to more appropriate forum.

Edited by cieldumort (Thu Aug 25 2011 11:23 PM)


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Wingwiper
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Re: Irene Forecast Lounge [Re: MikeC]
      #91887 - Thu Aug 25 2011 07:46 PM

If it's moving, it isn't by much...

This link is a bit off, but you can drag the image; then start the loop - Fast speed is best, but it isn't very fast:
Intellicast Radar Loop


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Re: Irene Forecast Lounge *Killed -- Sent to Graveyard* [Re: Wingwiper]
      #91889 - Thu Aug 25 2011 08:11 PM

This post was sent to the Hurricane Graveyard

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