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Re: Tropical Depression 2 Forms, Cat 2 Hurricane Alex Approaches [Re: javlin]
      #17582 - Tue Aug 03 2004 04:58 PM

I agree Javlin...If you look at the history of storms over the last 15 years only a couple of paths take that hard turn North. That is....storms that were born in the lower latitudes like TD2. I think this one will move westerly for some time and maybe even get as far west as 90 Longitude. An example of one storm in August that didn't turn north and came from the same neighborhood about this time of year was Andrew in '92. The next 36 to 48 hours will obviously make or break the models. Many conditions factor in as always.

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Re: good post :) [Re: Rabbit]
      #17583 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:09 PM

The eye is beginning to become quite distinctive on visible satellite. The NHC have Alex peaking at 105mph, but you can never be sure with this storm. Thanks for the definition Rabbit.

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Re: good post :) [Re: James88]
      #17584 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:10 PM

in a 1 pm advisory the pressure is down to 970mb

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Re: Tropical Depression 2 Forms, Cat 2 Hurricane Alex Approaches [Re: MikeC]
      #17585 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:11 PM

Taking big chance; took one yesterday with regard to this new TD when I said the trough would not dig deeply on its southern end to allow this system to feel it, and I'm sticking to it. Why, and i'm not basing this on anything except trying to discern the progression of the trough toward the east coast: I see the makings of an ULL in the central GOM. If that happens then I don't see the southern part of the trough reaching far enough east to pull the system north.
There is however the remants of last week's trough ahead of it which seems to have a sw-ne axis directly over Hispanola, and that could be why the models pull it abruptly to the north in a couple of days. But as for now it is not as far north as originally thought, due to its speed I think, and the projectd path is already left of where the current runs place it.
Maybe somebody can explain the science in the development of the "wide trough" over the East coast that the NHC is discussing as the influence on the system in 3-4 days. Don't see it so far.

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Hatteras is getting hit [Re: hurricane_run]
      #17586 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:13 PM

from the 1 pm advisory "AN UNOFFICIAL REPORT OF SUSTAINED WINDS OF 50 MPH...WITH A GUST TO
83 MPH...WAS RECENTLY REPORTED FROM OKRACOKE ISLAND. ANOTHER UNOFFICIAL REPORT WAS RECEIVED FROM HATTERAS VILLAGE OF 65 MPH SUSTAINED WINDS WITH A GUST TO 86 MPH."


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Re: Hatteras is getting hit [Re: hurricane_run]
      #17587 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:17 PM

the position advisories seem to be comming in every hour

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Re: Hatteras is getting hit [Re: Rabbit]
      #17588 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:20 PM

it was an actual advisory. the next one come at 3pm instead of 2. there was a 12 pm position estimate if thats what you mean.

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Re: Hatteras is getting hit [Re: Rabbit]
      #17589 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:21 PM

Check out the radar - Hatteras now looks like it is just sticking out into the eye:-

Alex's eye


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Re: Hatteras is getting hit [Re: James88]
      #17590 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:24 PM

Is there some debate on whether or not this qualifies as a land falling storm?

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This close [Re: doug]
      #17591 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:31 PM

Is the eye just clipping Hattaras? I'll report, you decide:

Alex at Landfall?

And, as for Bonnie, anyone agree with this track:

Bonnie

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Re: This close [Re: LI Phil]
      #17592 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:41 PM

URNT12 KNHC 031708
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
A. 03/1708Z
B. 35 DEG 08 MIN N
75 DEG 27 MIN W
C. 700 MB 2834 M
D. N/A
E. N/A
F. 123 DEG 79 KT
G. 030 DEG 016 NM
H. 972 MB
I. 10 C/ 3134 M
J. 19 C/ 3143 M
K. 13 C/ NA
L. CLOSED
M. C25
N. 12345/7
O. 0.1/ 2 NM
P. AF966 0801A ALEX OB 32
MAX FL WIND 98 KT SE QUAD 1614Z.

Notice that Alex's pressure has gone up by two Mb, so any significant intensification looks a little less likely.


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Re: Hatteras is getting hit [Re: Rabbit]
      #17593 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:41 PM

Here is an example of what I think that Rabbit was referencing:

HURRICANE ALEX POSITION ESTIMATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
12 PM EDT TUE AUG 03 2004

AT 12 PM EDT THE CENTER OF HURRICANE ALEX WAS ESTIMATED NEAR
LATITUDE 34.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 75.6 WEST OR ABOUT 25 MILES SOUTH
OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA.

FORECASTER FRANKLIN

They are issued during the hours when an Advisory is not being issued and the storm is close to land. Data source is normally radar.

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Re: This close [Re: James88]
      #17594 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:42 PM

remember yesterday that the pressure around midday rose a few millibars

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Re: This close [Re: Rabbit]
      #17595 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:47 PM

I suppose so. Whatever the case, Alex sure looks impressive at the moment on visible satelite. If ever there was a storm that caught us off guard, it was Alex. Perhaps it will intensify slightly, and it's only 15mph away from major hurricane status.

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Re: This close [Re: LI Phil]
      #17596 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:47 PM

From the radar images I am looking at, which was from Moorehead City between around 17:10 and 17:40 UTC, the eye seemed to have expanded to include just the tip of Cape Hatteras, almost like Alex was stretching out just to touch land. And right now it looks like Alex is wobbling and the center might go back over land.

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Re: Hatteras is getting hit [Re: doug]
      #17597 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:50 PM

Doug:

Use to be my understanding it was concerned a land fall when the center of the eye hit land. Guess we need to see what NHC calls it.

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Video of Alex [Re: Old Sailor]
      #17598 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:55 PM

Anyone interested in seeing some Alex video should check it out here...

http://www.hurricanetrack.com/

As we speak, they have some footage in the can and are moving to a new location, so check back often...

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Re: This close [Re: James88]
      #17599 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:57 PM

i thought it was 11mph away. but that eye is devloping.

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Re: Video of Alex [Re: LI Phil]
      #17600 - Tue Aug 03 2004 05:59 PM

i've been there all morning but cant get the hirt update. says widows media cant connect.

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Re: Video of Alex [Re: LI Phil]
      #17601 - Tue Aug 03 2004 06:03 PM

Thanks for the great link Phil!

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