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Old 08-27-2011, 05:44 AM
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Then you have opinions like this in which its all a bunch of media hype to drive a story and distract our attention from the economy.
https://www.gplus.com/Topic/Hurricanes

Be interesting to see how right this guy is. He says it will be nothing more than strong gusts by Delaware.
stay off those silly websites ~ you don't need no wind to do calamitous damage
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:25 AM
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Supposed to hit us late tonight early tomorrow. Hopefully it dies before it gets here.
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:35 AM
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I,m in Murrells Inlet SC and we got a lot of rain and the winds are still howling. Lots of limbs down in my yard and in the streets. Don't see any structural damage and the electric stayed on. If this wind dies down I have a ton of clean up to do. We were on the fringes but I can tell you this is a strong storm. Stay safe.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:08 AM
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stay off those silly websites ~ you don't need no wind to do calamitous damage
If I did that I wouldn't be here either. Do not let diverse opinions scare you boots. Im watching closely the results and if the guy is wrong his credibility will take a huge hit just like those who touted the stimulus plan have lost much of their credibility.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:33 AM
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If I did that I wouldn't be here either. Do not let diverse opinions scare you boots. Im watching closely the results and if the guy is wrong his credibility will take a huge hit just like those who touted the stimulus plan have lost much of their credibility.
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Dude, your link was worthless - it did not bring up an article. A string of disconnected comments is meaningless.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:36 AM
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Disconnected comments are meaningless??? Cr@p where does that put us.....
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:39 AM
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Disconnected comments are meaningless??? Cr@p where does that put us.....
Right where you belong ..... a bunch of meaningless has beens.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:41 AM
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pot meet kettle
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:46 AM
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For discussion sake this is what the guy said. If the storm damage is in the billion area then he may have made a good call. If not then he sux.

"The storm cannot master its own strength."
Dr. Simon Atkins Dr. Simon Atkins CEO, Advanced Forecasting Corporation [AFC]

Dr. Simon Atkins Dr. Simon Atkins CEO, Advanced Forecasting Corporation [AFC]
August 26, 2011
The hype over Hurricane Irene is overblown, predicts the CEO of Advanced Forecasting Corporation.

"North of Delaware, most hurricane force winds will very likely be gusts, not sustained winds."

o The demise of Irene has already begun. There is no visible eye. The storm intensity is down to 99 mph. This would be a low-end category 2 or a strong category 1 storm, while 36 hours ago some predicted a catastrophic category 4 storm. Air Force Reserve aircraft have found that Irene's eyewall has collapsed, and the central pressure has risen -- rising pressure means a weakening storm.

o The reduction in storm intensity likely confirms that this storm is not going to be as monstrous as it has been publicly forecast to be.

o Yes, it will be windy. However, north of Delaware most hurricane force winds will very likely be gusts, not sustained winds.

o At Advanced Forecasting Corporation, we are concentrating on the surging waters which typically cause over 85% of the loss of life in hurricanes. We have modeled the following predictions:

1) There will be wind damage over eastern-most North Carolina as well as some storm surge flooding up the Pamlico Sound. Some houses in the Hamptons will be flooded and destroyed. Flooding might occur in New York's Battery Park Subway station and on the FDR Drive since the city could get up to 8 inches of rain. There may be some New England neighborhoods submerged due to rivers overflowing.

2) With 90% confidence, we predict a total damage bill below $1 billion. Unless there is an unexpected secondary or tertiary event, this is not going to be a huge-loss storm.

o Our internal modeling uses genetic algorithms to emphasize the weaknesses of storms. Remember that storms are energy. Just like people, they all have their own personalities. From the get-go, Irene was not a power storm. Her goal was to become wide, not internally powerful. Personified further, the storm became too big too quickly and it cannot master its own strength.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:59 AM
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Hurricane Agnes wasn't a wind event, and lives and billions were still lost.
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