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Tropical Cyclone General Discussion:

We don't seem to have a thread discussing Tropical cyclones, so I thought I'd make one.

This thread is for discussing any tropical cyclones currently ongoing in any basin, any historical tropical cyclones, and any updates in the field of tropical cyclone tracking and predicting, and anything else related to said storms.

The start of the Atlantic Hurricane season has been pretty active at least around North America. The Northern Atlantic has seen 4 tropical cyclones; two developing before the season even officially began, and Debby currently in the Gulf of Mexico bringing rain to Florida.

The Eastern Pacific basin has had three storms, and I'm not sure about the northwestern and southwestern Pacific basins (does Australia even get Cyclones at this time of the year?) and Indian Ocean basin.


I should make a point of telling the truth here, I live on the upper Texas gulf coast, and Debby is making me worry, considering the current official forecast from the NHC. Although, my worry has dissipated somewhat after finding the actual models from a website which show that the models are all over the place.
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 2 Sgt Ricko, Sun, 24th Jun '12 10:32:40 AM from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
They're usually not that big of a deal where I'm living, unless you're one of those stupi- I mean poor souls who build their houses out of tin or wood. The biggest "threat" there is of the floor of your house getting flooded or any unfastened objects getting flung into your windows - but even then, wooden planks or metal shutters (which is what I have equipped) can prevent that issue.

Food is simply a matter of stocking up on Spam and water, filling up the bathtub to use for the toilet, and eating all the spoilables first until the roads are cleared and the convience stores open up again, which only takes a few days.
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 3 Barkey, Sun, 24th Jun '12 12:02:07 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Thankfully I don't have to worry about this sort of thing, living on the beach in southern california. my home also has a sort of natural barrier, as there is a large artificial reef to calm the surf inside the port, so it's sort of like I'm living inside of a big cradle of wave protection.

Also, the Channel Islands are pretty much directly between the beach and any sort of shit coming our way. The Sendai Earthquake had a few different west coast cities worried. We just got a slight ripple and some really good waves.
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 4 Ira The Squire, Sun, 24th Jun '12 3:40:06 PM from No idea. Measuring speed
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After living in Hong Kong for half my life, I'm always surprised how devastating typhoons are in other places, when I'm used to the typhoons = extra holiday mentality.
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 5 Sgt Ricko, Wed, 27th Jun '12 2:42:45 AM from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
What seems to make typhoons so lethal in other places compared to the three of us is that they either hit areas where people are living in nothing but weak make-shift houses or in low-lying areas which are prone to flooding. The only other significant issue is the windspeed: if strong enough, that one can prove to be incredibly destructive. The worst storm we had in recent years was a Cat-5 Typhoon named Paka, which had winds over 120 mph and managed to overturns trucks, buses, and even pick up and slam those large metal trash dumpsters into houses!
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 6 pvtnum 11, Wed, 27th Jun '12 11:07:04 AM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Oooh, a Quamanian. Aloha from Hawaii, where we haven't had a decent Tropical Storm since Iniki... Would you believe that Kaua'i still hasn't recovered from that?

I have the Central Pacific Hurricane website in my Favorites bar for a reason.
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 7 Ira The Squire, Wed, 27th Jun '12 6:22:30 PM from No idea. Measuring speed
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I'm not sure if Hong Kong has been hit by cat 5, though I remember several cases where the eye of the storm literally passed straight through.

The peopke's response? Extra holiday...
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 8 Sgt Ricko, Wed, 27th Jun '12 8:35:08 PM from Guam, USA Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
[up][up]What the heck is a Quamanian?!
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 9 pvtnum 11, Mon, 9th Jul '12 12:52:24 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Oh, spelled that wrong. Guamanian. I know a few guys from Guam, they jokingly refer to themselves as that. The G is mostly silent, so it sounds kinda like "Wahmanian". They also claim to be from "Wahm".

So, we got two hurricanes tracking in the East Pacific right now. The remains of Daniel might make dump some rain and wind on us later on this week, and it will be entering the Central Pacific (140W) late Tuesday. Emilia is a bit far off to predict, but if the last twenty years are an indicator, it will peter out before reaching the Central Pacific and eventually die.
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Gett ready NE US tropers. Sandy is heading your way, and forecasters are expecting her to be a Nor'easter by the time she hits, and definitely worse than Irene.
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 11 pvtnum 11, Thu, 25th Oct '12 2:37:18 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Just got back from Virginia, so I missed all the potential fun.
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 12 Kostya, Thu, 25th Oct '12 4:07:59 PM from Everywhere
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[up][up]I'm not too concerned. Irene just made it rain a lot where I live.

 13 Fighteer, Fri, 26th Oct '12 1:02:07 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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I live in eastern Pennsylvania, which is smack dab in the predicted path of Sandy. Last year Irene flooded my house and cut off road access to my neighborhood for a good 24 hours. Other places in the area got it worse. If I believed in intercession (which I do not), now would be the time to start praying for it.

edited 26th Oct '12 1:08:00 PM by Fighteer

 14 pvtnum 11, Fri, 26th Oct '12 1:59:24 PM from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
I'll keep you and yours in mind for the next few days, Fighteer.
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Necroing this thread:

Sandy retired from list of Hurricane names, and is being replaced by "Sara" in 2018.

According to the other wiki, all predictions for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season have predicted an above-average season with an above-average chance of an landfall in America.
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 16 Fighteer, Thu, 18th Apr '13 12:36:25 PM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
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Old thread is old, but this topic is still relevant. I completely forgot to post after Sandy — it didn't cause any flooding in my area but it did knock power out all over the damn place, as was so publicly in the news. We were out for three days and a lot of people had it worse.

We're hoping to move this year out of a flood zone.

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center predicts an active northern Atlantic hurricane season.

  • 70% chance of
  • 13 to 20 named storms
  • 7 to 11 to become hurricanes
  • 3 to 6 major hurricanes

Climate factors factoring into this prediction:

  • A continuation of the atmospheric climate pattern, which includes a strong west African monsoon, that is responsible for the ongoing era of high activity for Atlantic hurricanes that began in 1995;
  • Warmer-than-average water temperatures in the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea; and
  • El Niņo is not expected to develop and suppress hurricane formation.


On the other hand, the Eastern and Central Northern Pacific basins are predicted to have below-normal seasons.

edited 27th May '13 8:24:37 PM by tclittle

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Double post: Chantel forms over the Central Tropical Atlantic.

TS Warnings and Watches posted for many of the Lesser Antilles.
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 19 Septimus Heap, Mon, 8th Jul '13 12:19:43 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Isn't it a bit early for hurricane season? Or am I misremembering the dates?

 20 Morgikit, Mon, 8th Jul '13 8:53:41 AM from Lavender Town Relationship Status: In season
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I think it's May to November.
  • North Atlantic: June 1st - November 30th
  • Eastern North Pacific: May 15th - November 30th
  • Central North Pacific: June 1st - November 30th
  • Western North Pacific: Year round
  • South-Western Indian Ocean: November 17th - April 20th
  • North Indian Ocean: Year round
  • Australian-region: November 1st - April 30th
  • South Pacific: November 1st - April 30th

Also, remember that most of these dates are median dates and storms can form outside of these dates.

Also, the Australian-regions dates I came up with after looking at a couple of seasons since Australia looks at storms on a yearly basis and don't have official season dates.
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