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#61 Jackerbie

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 11:30 AM

^ It's also the width of a regulation NHL rink, for those of us that think in hockey


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#62 Bingo

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 12:23 PM

 

Note that 83 feet is about the height of the carillon outside the RBCM. 

 

Or those of 42 pirates including Long John Silver.



#63 AllseeingEye

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Posted 12 September 2018 - 10:07 PM

I'd say this headline from CNN sums up the "Florence" situation quite succinctly:

 

https://www.cnn.com/



#64 Gary H

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:43 AM

The LIVE stream from Frying Pan Tower, a decommissioned Coast Guard lighthouse that is 34 miles off the North Carolina coast:  https://www.cnn.com/...ls/live-video-3

 

It was bought in 2010 in the hopes of restoring it and turning it into a tourist attraction / B&B.  You can buy a fractional share ownership here: http://www.fptower.com/

 

About an hour ago the flag was intact.  The tower has weathered many hurricanes.  We'll see how long the live stream lasts.

 

 

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Edited by Gary H, 13 September 2018 - 10:52 AM.

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#65 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:50 AM

^Fascinating.

 

They should have several items of various levels of durability strung up there to better gauge the increasing winds, like a duvet, prom dress, kevlar vest etc.


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#66 Gary H

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 10:55 AM

Oh, I just noticed they can remotely move the webcam.  Hopefully they're doing it from the shore!



#67 Jason-L

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 12:59 PM

Jeebers, that flag is getting torn up ... and the sea is angry, my friend.


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#68 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:10 PM

Holy Moses, check out this simulation:

 

https://twitter.com/...337184581214209


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#69 Rob Randall

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 01:54 PM

Here is a wind map of that Frying Pan platform:

 

https://www.windfind...3.4662/-77.6665

 

That flag is worse for wear.


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#70 jonny

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 02:30 PM

I've ridden out a few tropical depressions and tropical storms, but never a hurricane. Nevertheless, the amount of water these storms can dump over the course of 24-48 hours is absolutely stunning. The rainfall is often measured in feet. 



#71 Gary H

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 03:41 PM

Here is a wind map of that Frying Pan platform:

 

https://www.windfind...3.4662/-77.6665

 

That flag is worse for wear.

 

About 64 mph at the tower.  The winds are about 20 mph stronger on the backside (eastern) side of the eye where the tighter lines are.

 

Fryiing Pan Tower winds.jpg


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#72 jonny

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:00 PM

The strongest winds are always just to the right of the eye of a hurricane.

#73 Bingo

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 08:39 PM

The strongest winds are always just to the right of the eye of a hurricane.

 

Never mind the wind, I would keep an eye on all their Olympic-sized pools that will become unfit for swimming.

 

Roughly 10 billion gallons of wet animal waste is produced annually in North Carolina, That's enough to fill 15,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. And Florence's floodwaters are coming for some of it.

https://www.cnn.com/...ards/index.html



#74 Rob Randall

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 06:55 PM

Trump's still really hung up on Maria:

 

“When Trump visited the island territory last October, OFFICIALS told him in a briefing 16 PEOPLE had died from Maria.” The Washington Post. This was long AFTER the hurricane took place. Over many months it went to 64 PEOPLE. Then, like magic, “3000 PEOPLE KILLED.” They hired GWU Research to tell them how many people had died in Puerto Rico (how would they not know this?). This method was never done with previous hurricanes because other jurisdictions know how many people were killed. FIFTY TIMES LAST ORIGINAL NUMBER - NO WAY!

 


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#75 lanforod

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Posted 14 September 2018 - 07:03 PM

The strongest winds are always just to the right of the eye of a hurricane.

 

Erm... that depends. For a northern hemisphere one, yes, and it's the right front quadrant based on direction it its moving, specifically, not just right side.


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#76 Bingo

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 06:48 AM

 

(CNN)The world's strongest storm this year, Typhoon Mangkhut, continued its path of destruction across Southeast Asia over the weekend, reaching mainland China on Sunday afternoon after pummeling Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines. The storm has carved a deadly trail across the region, killing at least 54 people in the Philippines,with many of these deaths caused by landslides, government officials said at a news conference Sunday. Winds of 173 kilometers per hour (107 miles per hour) and gusts of up to 223 kph (138 mph) were reported, stronger than Hurricane Florence that hit North Carolina over the weekend. There were no reported deaths in Hong Kong, a city well prepared for tropical cyclones.

https://www.cnn.com/...intl/index.html

 


#77 LJ

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 08:00 PM

^Yeah Hong Kong is well prepared for these events, my son was back at work this morning in HK, taking the MTR to work.

Funny enough it is the older buildings (pre-handover) that stand up best to these storms. Since China took over the building standards have slipped badly.


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#78 Bingo

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Posted Yesterday, 06:04 PM

Pig poop a concern in North Carolina flooding.   :mad:

https://www.cnn.com/...cern/index.html



 



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