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Colleen A.
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Re: izzy
      Thu Sep 19 2002 12:44 PM

It's so hard to look at a satellite picture and actually see just how big or small a storm is...I remember when Floyd came barreling down the pike (or maybe I should say up?) the closer it got the bigger it looked. I also remember looking at Floyd 24-36 hours before it brushed the Florida coastline and thinking, "Holy Sheet!"
By looking at Izzy, I noticed that when it was near Jamaica it looked as though it was 2x the size of that country. I don't know how big Jamaica is, so I can't give an estimate as to how much area the actual system covers.

However, having looked back the Public Advisories I see that yesterday's 11AM Advisory said that the Tropical Storm Force winds extended outward up to 85miles from the center of Isidore. At 5pm they changed it 70 miles; at 11PM and 2AM they were back to 85 miles outward; then at 5AM and 8AM it was 115 miles out, and the new advisory says the TS Force winds extend out 140 miles from the center. I'm sure you can all do your math, but it has pretty much doubled as far as how far out those winds extend in only 24 hours and if that's any indication of how big the storm actually is, well you can draw your own conclusions. That is also very important because it will determine how much Izzy will affect Florida's weather once it gets close. We all know what would happen with a direct hit so I don't need to go into that..but say the storm is only 100 miles offshore someone is gonna feel it. Notice also that the strongest winds were to the north and east of the center....that will make a huge difference on what the Florida coastline will feel depending on how close it gets. When Allison came ashore last year in TX, I was driving back home from GA and I got to Valdosta and had to stop. The feeder bands from Allison were directly over Valdosta, and given the fact that she was not even that strong of a storm, it was a very bad weather situation. Sometimes we got as much as 4" of rain/hour. Not to mention tornadoes, thunderstorms and all the other good stuff that comes with those feeder bands. At one point it rained so much that the water was coming into my hotel room. Not to mention that while I was in the shower the power went off. That was scary also...all I could think of was the movie "Pyscho".

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* Isidore Nearing Hurricane Strength CFHCAdministrator Thu Sep 19 2002 12:44 PM
. * * We have and EYE.... Cocoa Beach   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:11 PM
. * * Eye does seem to be forming Cocoa beach   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:46 PM
. * * I am thinking......... SirCane   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:02 PM
. * * Re: Isidore Nearing Hurricane Strength MikeCAdministrator   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:31 PM
. * * Re: Isidore Nearing Hurricane Strength Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:41 PM
. * * Re: Isidore Nearing Hurricane Strength Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:21 PM
. * * Re: Isidore Nearing Hurricane Strength PaulyAce2002   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:53 PM
. * * Re: CLimatology... Sir Cane Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:41 PM
. * * haha..sir cane u always were adorable Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:41 PM
. * * Re: Isidore Nearing Hurricane Strength Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:31 PM
. * * Round and Round he goes... Cocoa Beach   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:46 AM
. * * WOW - 99 people on line... Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:01 PM
. * * Re: WOW - 99 people on line... PaulyAce2002   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:07 PM
. * * May go anywhere Cycloneye   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:17 PM
. * * Re: Round and Round he goes... andy1tom   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:58 AM
. * * Re: Round and Round he goes... PaulyAce2002   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:13 PM
. * * Re: Round and Round he goes... Rasvar   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:49 PM
. * * Re: Round and Round he goes... scottsvb   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:20 PM
. * * Re: Round and Round he goes... scottsvb   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:24 PM
. * * Re: Round and Round he goes... doug   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:42 PM
. * * Hey Doug... Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:08 PM
. * * Re: Hey Doug... Justin in Miami   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:14 PM
. * * Where else? Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:32 PM
. * * What are the upper influences doing? Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:42 PM
. * * Steve ShawnS   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:46 PM
. * * well... Brett   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:58 PM
. * * Re: well... Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:22 PM
. * * Subtle key Rasvar   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:29 PM
. * * Re: well... scottsvb   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:11 PM
. * * East of Youth??? Cocoa Beach   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:32 PM
. * * Re: East of Youth??? scottsvb   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:36 PM
. * * Re: East of Youth??? Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:42 PM
. * * Re: East of Youth??? Kimster   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:33 PM
. * * Re: East of Youth??? Marktropic   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:52 PM
. * * Re: East of Youth??? Joe   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:05 PM
. * * Catching up/morning thoughts... wxman007   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:29 PM
. * * Re: East of Youth??? Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:10 PM
. * * NWS Miami Colleen A.   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:02 PM
. * * Re: NWS Miami Marktropic   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:43 PM
. * * Re: NWS Miami ShawnS   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:06 PM
. * * Re: NWS Miami Volusia Mike   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:12 PM
. * * Re: NWS Miami Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:19 PM
. * * track and intensity Rickoshade   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:30 PM
. * * Thanks Rick... Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:35 PM
. * * Just for Kicks the 12Z NOGAPS Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:29 PM
. * * Thanks Jason for the vortex info Cycloneye   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:37 PM
. * * Re: Thanks Rick... andy1tom   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:28 PM
. * * LOL... Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:39 PM
. * * Re: LOL... andy1tom   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:56 PM
. * * Re: LOL... andy1tom   Thu Sep 19 2002 05:04 PM
. * * Re: New user LadyStorm   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:36 PM
. * * Re: Thanks Rick... Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:03 PM
. * * This could be anyone's storm.... Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:17 PM
. * * I dunno Brett   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:37 PM
. * * Re: I dunno VolusiaMike   Thu Sep 19 2002 07:34 PM
. * * This could be anyone's storm was by me. Kevin   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:20 PM
. * * NHC's Thoughts from 5AM Discussion Yesterday...... Colleen A.   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:48 PM
. * * Re: NHC's Thoughts from 5AM Discussion Yesterday...... andy1tom   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:07 PM
. * * Steve Rickoshade   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:48 PM
. * * Steve Rickoshade   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:47 PM
. * * Rick Colleen A.   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:51 PM
. * * Re: NWS Miami ShawnS   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:19 PM
. * * An interesting off the record note from a chief met friend in SC... Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:12 PM
. * * Let's take a look at the overall movements since 11pm last night Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:28 PM
. * * Re: Let's take a look at the overall movements since 11pm last night Joe   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:32 PM
. * * Re: Let's take a look at the overall movements since 11pm last night andy1tom   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:44 PM
. * * Vortex message : HUH? Rasvar   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:49 PM
. * * Re: Vortex message : HUH? Joe   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:50 PM
. * * Re: Vortex message : HUH? Colleen A.   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:55 PM
. * * IFR Sat. Marktropic   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:12 PM
. * * you know.. HanKFranK   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:39 PM
. * * Re: you know../We have a cane... wxman007   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:42 PM
. * * Model info... wxman007   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:55 PM
. * * Re: you know.. BabyCat   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:41 PM
. * * Re: IFR Sat. Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:17 PM
. * * New Recon...Pressure drops and higher winds... wxman007   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:20 PM
. * * Re: New Recon...Pressure drops and higher winds... Rasvar   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:23 PM
. * * Major league convective burst! Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:00 PM
. * * Re: Vortex message : HUH? wxman007   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:59 PM
. * * Re: Vortex message : HUH? Rasvar   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:10 PM
. * * Re: Vortex message : HUH? caneman   Thu Sep 19 2002 04:03 PM
. * * Re: Let's take a look at the overall movements since 11pm last night Joe   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:47 PM
. * * Re: NWS Miami andy1tom   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:11 PM
. * * Re: NWS Miami scottsvb   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:10 PM
. * * Re: East of Youth??? andy1tom   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:58 PM
. * * Test Colleen A.   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:04 PM
. * * Re: Test Cocoa Beach   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:09 PM
. * * Re: well... Anonymousnickd   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:29 PM
. * * Re: well... scottsvb   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:29 PM
. * * Re: well... Colleen A.   Thu Sep 19 2002 03:23 PM
. * * Re: well... Anonymousnickd   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:36 PM
. * * Re: well... Anonymousnickd   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:38 PM
. * * Re: Hey Doug... scottsvb   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:26 PM
. * * Models are going to be a problem.... Rasvar   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:14 PM
. * * Re: Isidore Nearing Hurricane Strength andy1tom   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:14 AM
. * * Re: Isidore Nearing Hurricane Strength Rasvar   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:31 AM
. * * izzy rick in mobile   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:26 AM
. * * Re: izzy FlaRebel   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:29 AM
. * * Re: izzy Colleen A.   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:44 PM
. * * Re: izzy bsnyder   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:04 PM
. * * bsnyder StormHound   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:25 PM
. * * Re: Brett StormHound   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:30 PM
. * * Re: izzy Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:51 PM
. * * Re: izzy JustMe   Thu Sep 19 2002 02:07 PM
. * * Re: izzy Colleen A.   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:40 PM
. * * Re: izzy Anonymous   Thu Sep 19 2002 01:11 PM
. * * I don't see Cat 5 StormHound   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:41 AM
. * * Re: I don't see Cat 5 doug   Thu Sep 19 2002 12:12 PM
. * * Re: izzy Steve   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:35 AM
. * * Izzy Southern4sure   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:28 AM
. * * Re: Isidore Nearing Hurricane Strength tom5r   Thu Sep 19 2002 11:13 AM

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