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Topic: Hurricane Harvey

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utee94

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Hurricane Harvey
« on: August 24, 2017, 11:43:00 AM »
...could now be Cat3 or worse when it makes landfall, and as it strengthens it could also shift further east.


Erin and anyone else in Houston, thinking about y'all right now.


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847badgerfan

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Re: Tropical Storm Harvey
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 12:13:20 PM »
Yeah, y'all get out of harm's way. This looks like a very bad one.
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utee94

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Re: Tropical Storm Harvey
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 12:53:48 PM »
Getting worse with every update.

The winds themselves are going to be a big enough problem, but it's the possibility of it making landfall, and then just hanging out for a few days, that make the potential rain totals so scary and potentially devastating.




utee94

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 01:06:24 PM »
Just upgraded to a hurricane, winds up to 80 mph.




longhorn320

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 02:20:24 PM »
Right now I dont look for Houston to get much more then 40 MPH winds but the rain is another matter


When Allison hit in 2001 my block got 16 inches of rain in about 12 hours but the water didnt really threaten my house


Not sure what will happen if we get that much again


Hopefully it wont get in the house


We were a lot luckier then east Houston where some folks got 40 inches


I guess if I had a choice between high winds or lots of rain Id pick the rain



They won't let me give blood anymore. The burnt orange color scares the hell out of the doctors.

utee94

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2017, 02:56:50 PM »
Good luck lh320, I wasn't sure if you were in Houston or elsewhere.

Looks like Matagorda is probably going to take the direct hit.  I was there camping a couple weeks ago.


I was also there two years ago and left the day before Tropical Storm Bill flooded the whole place, but it bounced back quickly.  Might take a little longer this time.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 03:28:25 PM »
I miss Austin, when I didn't have to deal with this crap every year.  Looks like my parish is right outside the projected areas concerned with flooding, but hurricanes are unpredictable and we just took a beating with flooding last year when some idgits controlled the Toledo Bend dam incorrectly.  We're supposed to get a crap-ton of rain, haven't heard anything about winds in my area yet. 

Haven't heard anything from my Houston family on what they're expecting.  Stay safe, all you Houstonians. 

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 03:34:58 PM »
good luck y'all.... on the carolina coast, it's always a concern here too... been a while, though.  keep your heads low and stock up on what you need early.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 03:55:25 PM »
read somewhere they're expecting upwards of 25"+ of rain in several places.  :a102:

utee94

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2017, 03:58:16 PM »
Yeah, could be that much around Houston, which is so flat (and so concrete-y) that any significant amount of rainfall can cause major flooding.

Several of the models have it stalling and lingering in one spot right over SE Texas, which is the real big rain threat.  And some of those models also have it getting pushed back to sea, re-intensifying, and coming back in, either further east in Texas, or along the Louisiana coastline.

Can't say I've ever seen a storm quite like this one.

longhorn320

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2017, 06:23:54 PM »
utee I saw a prediction that Austin might get as much as 20 inches of rain


so thanks for taking some of it from us in Houston
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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2017, 08:48:40 PM »
We're desperate for the rain so no worries there, my friend.  Y'all stay safe.

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 12:16:22 PM »
Yeah, could be that much around Houston, which is so flat (and so concrete-y) that any significant amount of rainfall can cause major flooding.

Several of the models have it stalling and lingering in one spot right over SE Texas, which is the real big rain threat.  And some of those models also have it getting pushed back to sea, re-intensifying, and coming back in, either further east in Texas, or along the Louisiana coastline.

Can't say I've ever seen a storm quite like this one.


I hope not.  Right now it's expected to linger here, but I hope it doesn't move back and regroup for round 2.  I'm not really getting much info on expected wind here.  Just that it's gonna start raining this afternoon and not stop for several days.  The coastal parishes here have issued evacs, but I'm one parish up, and no evac warning has been given.  My particular little town has never been much of a flood risk, though flash flood rains will make the roads unusable.  But we do get stranded....several of the surrounding towns and highways leading to them do get flooded.  Last year you could only leave here north, and if you wanted to cross to Texas you had to go more than halfway up to Shreveport to find a road across the river that wasn't flooded.  Ugh. 

The Texans and Louisianans along the Sabine just had their worlds turned upside down last year.  They sure don't need this again. 

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Re: Hurricane Harvey
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 12:34:51 PM »
if it does as projected when it gets to Louisiana top winds will be about 45 mph


its the rain that will be a challenge
They won't let me give blood anymore. The burnt orange color scares the hell out of the doctors.

 

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