Tropical Storm Nichole Also Headed Towards The East Coast!

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  1. Yvonne Smith

    Yvonne Smith Very Well-Known Member
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    We have another strengthing storm coming in across the Atlantic. At this point there is a fairly good certainty that it could turn into a hurricane, too. If it keeps on the current course, it looks like it could collide with hurricane Matthew as that storm comes up the Eastern Seabord.
    Not good , if that happens !
    We never know which way the storms will go, or whether they will get stronger or weaken; so it is too early to even guess what will happen yet; but this is something we should be keeping an eye on, too.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at4+shtml/213945.shtml?tswind120#contents
     
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    This is where my baby sister and her husband, Matthew have their vacation condo...in fact it's one of the ones in this picture. They're not there now because kids are in school but they do sometimes rent it out. Hope she has someone boarding up her windows if necessary....I'll have to ask her what she heard. I've been there a few times and I don't think since they've owned it that's it's ever had to evacuate!

    https://www.facebook.com/singerislandfl/


    Oops, I meant post this on the other hurricane thread. Oh well.
     
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    Pardon me but I am not being sarcastic nor sadistic but I feel slight gladness upon reading or hearing the news of weather problems in other countries particularly typhoon and flooding. We have been free of floods and strong typhoon since last year and until now, at least here in our area. And I am hoping that we be spared until the end of the year. The worst that hit us was in 2009, 2012 and 2014, the last was typhoon Glenda which toppled our mango tree.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith - heard this on the news, wishing it will just be a strong gale and all will be well
     
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    It's hard to know what to do when you're facing something like this. I remember a lot of people evacuated East when Hurricane Rita was bearing down on this area, and we escaped the brunt of it (that was the nightmare evacuation I've posted about being stuck in), but it ended up hitting East of here, so many who evacuated in that direction ended up getting hit. Sometimes it's difficult to know whether to stay or go. I hope it fizzles out and no one is affected.
     
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    They do downgrade and fizzle out a lot thankfully but this one seems pretty bad, hoping the same though.
    something I've never experienced and can only imagine.
     
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    Were concerned this time in Southwest Fl. not for it hitting Eastern Seaboard, but the turn it's going to make in North Carolina, if it interacts with Tropical Storm Nicole that phenomenon is called a "Fujiwara" named after a Japanese meteorologist. That is one speculation, and it happen to us when Hurricane Wilma 2005 "absorbed" Tropical Storm Alpha after making landfall in South Fl. Southwest Fl. (Naples).
    We were hit hard from this. I watched the roof of my carport roll up and tossed in a corner of my backyard. Other hurricanes that would skirt the Eastern Seaboard and fizzle out in Nova Scotia. Actually were going to be really watching everything, but mostly when it makes it's turn.:eek:
     
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    When is the worst of it supposed to be over?

    I don't follow it everyday, just in general or what I read here. Thankfully nobody I know personally is affected by it, except maybe my sister's vacation property but she's in NJ and not there now.

    I'm not saying I don't care about anybody else but I watch it less carefully than if my kids were there or something.

    I did read that 35 have died now in Haiti!! :(
     
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    The newest report is that Nichole has now upgraded to hurricane force also, and is still moving slowly in a northwest direction. The hurricane has been traveling at about 7 miles per hour, whereas, Hurricane Matthew is going at about 13 miles per hour.
    It still looks to me like they could combine somewhere around North Carolina or maybe Virginia in a few more days. This would put a really bad storm very close to Washington DC, if that happens and it continues north as a hurricane, or even as a severe storm.
    Here is the latest from NOAA.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gtwo.php?basin=atlc&fdays=2
     
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    It's hard to tell when it will end. I've lived in Naples Fl. 32 yrs. and have seen back to back hurricanes. And when the power goes off you fill the washing machine with bags of ice, for cold drinks and some perishables, like weenies, and stuff. Filling the bathtub full of water.Guess I'm seasoned. :rolleyes: Hurricane Ivan the bouncy one that hit Louisiana 3 times, then came down to South/Southwest Fl. hit us 2 times.:)
     
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    It sounds like you know what you are doing when it comes to being prepared for the hurricanes, @Marilyn Pahl . Are you getting any bad weather where you are right now ?
    It looks like you are the farthest away from where the hurricane is headed; but the map they are showing on the television make it look like about all of Florida is having a bad storm.
    Please keep us updated on how you are doing down there ! !
     
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    :mad:
    Thanks that was interesting...Boy #2 Jake and his family live in Washington DC. They have been calling and texing us. Me and Pip went to Walmarts the one I use to work at. The place was jammed, we have our tourists here plus the parking lot was full of cars who came over from the East Coast. Never seen Subway's so busy inside our Walmart. Seen an older associate I worked with. She was telling me they ran out of bottled water last night. Walmart is out of water. Our store manager is trying to get water from the Pepsi company. All of the Wamarts on the East Coast are shut down. We stood awhile at the TV in Subway's, an announcement came on, there were a few cases of price gouging in the Tampa/St. Pete area. Some were charging $9.00 a gallon for gas. Disgusting...:(
     
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    No it's calm with very light rain, we seem to look at it as a rainmaker and also outlook for tornadoes,when it hits Miami /West Palm Beach in the next couple of hours. Our biggest concern is when it hits North Carolina and makes it's turn and (praying on this it doesn't happen). If it connects with Tropical Storm Nicole and heads back to South/Southwest Florida then will have a problem. That turn will be another few days or maybe next week.Pip and his friends knew how to track a hurricane on a hurricane map. Map tacks, and colored thread on cork board.There were at that time enough seniors that were born in Florida, who took a special interest in the kids. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well Hurricane Nicole sure isn't a lady and doesn't know how to leave a room. As of right now it's steering up winds 120 miles this hour in the Bahamas.:eek:
     
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    Hurricane Nicole is no longer a threat to anyone.
     
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    Yep seen it leave a minute ago.. on FOX news:)
     
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    Yes, as far as I knew it was really only a threat to Bermuda. We get alot of hurricane hype around here, but usually what happens is pretty minor. There have been a few storms that have caused massive damage though, and people worry when they hear the word hurricane. YOu can never be too careful.
     
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