Atlantic Hurricane Season - Ian over Tampa Edition

Ian has quickly become better organized overnight. Banding has increased in all quadrants of the storm, and the eye has become much better defined in radar data.

In addition to the development of an inner core, the upper-level outflow over the storm has expanded overnight. Ian will be traversing the warm waters (30 C) of the northwestern Caribbean and remain within very low shear conditions today. These very conducive environmental factors along with the improved structure of the storm are likely to result in rapid intensification today, and Ian is forecast to be a major hurricane when it moves near or over western Cuba tonight. Around 60 hours, a sharp increase in southwesterly vertical wind shear and a drier mid-level environment to the northwest of Ian is likely to induce some weakening. Despite the reduction in intensity, Ian is likely to have an expanding wind field and will be slowing down by that time, which will have the potential to produce significant wind and storm surge impacts along the west coast of Florida.

There is still significant uncertainty in the track of Ian, especially in the 3-5 day time frame.

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It’s absolutely infuriating that people are still living in coastal areas after everything we’ve been through with hurricanes. Every year, we see the same thing happening: a hurricane approaches, people evacuate, and then the hurricane makes landfall. And every year, people lose their homes, their belongings, and sometimes even their lives. Yet somehow, people still haven’t learned their lesson. They still insist on living in hurricane-prone areas, and they still refuse to evacuate when a storm is approaching. It’s absolutely irresponsible, and it puts an unnecessary strain on first responders who are already working around the clock to keep people safe. I can only hope that everyone has evacuated by the time this hurricane makes landfall. But if history is any indication, there will still be people stuck in harm’s way.

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The real problem is the looting and other forms of lawlessness that takes place after the storm hits. The scumbags who are taking advantage of the chaos to steal and vandalize are the real problem, not living in coastal areas or the storm itself. These criminal scumbags make a bad situation even worse, and they need to be dealt with swiftly. I wouldn’t be opposed to a shoot-on-sight decree.

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Hey - don’t judge. Homey needs to grab dat wet flat screen for da crib.

Yeah, that’s the real problem.

:joy: :laughing: Good Lord.

:clown_face: :joy:

What do you think there real problem is @PunkyDaisy111

Climate change?!?? :rofl:


More stupid shit from the cum dumpster . :rofl: :rofl: :clown_face: :clown_face: :clown_face: :clown_face:

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Watching National media coverage, Fox News every few minutes reporting on the storm. MSNBC not one second dedicated to warning the MSNBC viewers in Florida of the storm. It’s like they want they to be destroyed.

Gee! We had no idea our living along the coast lines would trigger you so much. For those who live in Florida, we evacuate when we are told to go. Some of us get the hell out of the state if we see a storm coming, even if there is no indication of where it will land.
Things could be a lot worse, but we have a brilliant governor (DeSantis) who already had the power trucks available to roll, once the winds died down. However you ought to know that Orlando is currently under a hurricane warning, since this storm is going to slice through the state. It will exit the Atlantic side, head north and make landfall in maybe Georgia, the Carolinas, maybe even Virginia or further north.
They are about to upgrade this storm to Category Five status.
Oh, and that every year crap just doesn’t fly. Hurricane Irma threatened this state in 2017. We evacuated for that one and we were lucky it didn’t cause as much damage.
The hurricane season isn’t over yet, so when Cabo Verde vomits a powerful cyclone that travels up to Martha’s Vineyard, I’m assuming you’ll wag your Karen finger at the Obama idiots who choose to live on the coast as well.
Did you wag your finger at the idiots in New Orleans, who had a WEEK to evacuate from Katrina and sat on their fat asses?

Florida has something like that. It’s called the Second Amendment to the Constitution. Our Republican government recognizes the Constitution and the protections it affords us. Places like Polk County are very heavily armed. And their Sheriff Grady Judd promotes gun use and shoot on sight. He warns outsiders not to try mugging, car jacking or home invasion in his county.

Have you been slapped in the head with too many big black cocks lately? :rofl: :rofl: :joy:

Soon to be President DeSantis !!! :star_struck: :star_struck: :star_struck: :star_struck:

Watching the live coverage of Hurricane Ian, it struck me that hurricane preparedness is incredibly important but only seems to take place as a hurricane is incoming. I don’t live in a coastal area, but this makes no sense to me.

Hurricanes are some of the most destructive natural disasters that can occur. They can damage or destroy homes, disrupt utilities, and cause extensive flooding. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), hurricanes claim an average of 500 lives each year in the United States alone.

While there is no absolutely guaranteed way to protect yourself and your property from hurricane damage, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk. That’s why it’s so important to have a hurricane preparedness plan in place. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the most important things to consider when putting together your hurricane preparedness plan.

Create an evacuation plan.
If you live in an area that is vulnerable to hurricanes, you need to have an evacuation route planned out in advance. This route should be based on the recommendations of local officials. You should also have a plan for where you will stay if you need to evacuate; this could be with family or friends who live outside the hurricane zone, or at a hotel or other type of shelter. Make sure everyone in your family knows the evacuation route and where they should go in the event of an evacuation order.

Stock up on supplies.
One of the most important aspects of hurricane preparedness is stocking up on supplies ahead of time. This includes food, water, medications, batteries, flashlights, and first-aid supplies. You should also have cash on hand, as ATMs and credit card machines may not be working after a hurricane hits. It’s a good idea to keep these supplies in a designated area so that you can grab them quickly if you need to evacuate.

Prepare your home.
There are several things you can do to prepare your home for a hurricane, such as securing loose objects outside, boarding up windows, and stockpiling sandbags. These steps can help minimize the amount of damage sustained by your home if a hurricane does hit. However, it’s important to remember that no matter how well you prepare, there is always a chance that your home could sustain major damage or even be destroyed during a hurricane.

Hurricanes can cause extensive damage and disruption; that’s why it’s so important to have a hurricane preparedness plan in place. Some of the most important things to consider when preparing for a hurricane include creating an evacuation plan, stocking up on supplies, and preparing your home as much as possible. By taking these steps ahead of time, you’ll be better prepared if a hurricane does hit your area.

Thanks for writing down what is effectively common sense.


The execs at PMSNBC should be fired. They are allowing that network’s ratings to tank.

When is this thing gonna make landfall already?

It’s close and things are getting messy. I don’t know if it will be as bad as the media says it’s going to be, but it will be interesting to watch nonetheless.

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3:05 PM EDT landfall. Really? It hadn’t landed yet? I guess not.

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