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Title: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Khaldun on September 10, 2018, 08:19:28 PM
This should be interesting. Anybody in the Carolinas? This is looking pretty bad.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: 01101010 on September 10, 2018, 08:29:26 PM
This should be interesting. Anybody in the Carolinas? This is looking pretty bad.


My friend from college is inland a bit in Darlington (1 hour west of Myrtle). She's a bit concerned with flooding in her garage, but that's about it.

My boss has property on Hatteras. *shrug*


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: schild on September 10, 2018, 09:03:44 PM
One of my friends lives in a county that will soon not exist (she's in kill devil hills)

my neighbors son is in charlotte

anyway, blue wave, amirite


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Signe on September 10, 2018, 09:26:16 PM
Good luck you lot who live around there.  Be careful.  Don't die.  PLEASE!   :heart:


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 11, 2018, 01:12:22 AM
CNN said there was a mandatory evacuation order, so hopefully all the fake news shitheads ignore it and drown.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Cyrrex on September 11, 2018, 01:20:31 AM
anyway, blue wave, amirite

For the record....lol.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Mandella on September 11, 2018, 11:22:41 AM
I've got a buddy just north of the evacuation line (at the moment), who reports to me that due to the emergency all liquor sales in the counties south of him have been suspended, so sounds like they are taking it seriously!!


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on September 11, 2018, 11:32:32 AM
My mother-in-law got her mandatory evacuation notice this weekend, I think it was.  She's in Carolina Shores, which is a blip on the map about 5 miles inland between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington.  Her house is on high enough ground that flooding won't get to it, but the streets will be flooded and access cut off.  She rode out a cat 1 once and refuses to even entertain staying (because she has a brain) and will be temporarily relocating to the Greensboro area where her sister lives.

Besides watching Florence trying to wipe the Carolinas off the map, the most amusing thing will be the updates about my MiL staying with her sister, because their mother currently lives with the sister and MiL and sister have (mildly) clashed over taking care of mom.  MiL has visited to give sister some caregiver relief, but she's always had the out of being able to leave and go back home.  Being forced to stay until everything is over... can't wait for the updates when the husband talks to her.  :uhrr:


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 11, 2018, 01:17:11 PM
Great excuse to work on some non-impacting projects.

This one could be very bad.  Slow-moving means it will stay over water longer, meaning it will retain retard-strength for longer.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Hammond on September 11, 2018, 01:23:30 PM
My brother is in Norfolk and is hunkering down, they are expecting 20 inches of rain which should be fun since Norfolk is built on a swamp. My aunt and uncle used to have a place in Kill Devil Hills but they sold it and recently sold their last piece of property there.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Chimpy on September 11, 2018, 03:05:56 PM
My mother-in-law got her mandatory evacuation notice this weekend, I think it was.  She's in Carolina Shores, which is a blip on the map about 5 miles inland between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington.  Her house is on high enough ground that flooding won't get to it, but the streets will be flooded and access cut off.  She rode out a cat 1 once and refuses to even entertain staying (because she has a brain) and will be temporarily relocating to the Greensboro area where her sister lives.

Besides watching Florence trying to wipe the Carolinas off the map, the most amusing thing will be the updates about my MiL staying with her sister, because their mother currently lives with the sister and MiL and sister have (mildly) clashed over taking care of mom.  MiL has visited to give sister some caregiver relief, but she's always had the out of being able to leave and go back home.  Being forced to stay until everything is over... can't wait for the updates when the husband talks to her.  :uhrr:

Unless she is on top of a 35 foot hill, there is no guarantee on “should be safe” as they are predicting over 20’ storm tide.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on September 11, 2018, 03:32:20 PM
My mother-in-law got her mandatory evacuation notice this weekend, I think it was.  She's in Carolina Shores, which is a blip on the map about 5 miles inland between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington.  Her house is on high enough ground that flooding won't get to it, but the streets will be flooded and access cut off.  She rode out a cat 1 once and refuses to even entertain staying (because she has a brain) and will be temporarily relocating to the Greensboro area where her sister lives.

Besides watching Florence trying to wipe the Carolinas off the map, the most amusing thing will be the updates about my MiL staying with her sister, because their mother currently lives with the sister and MiL and sister have (mildly) clashed over taking care of mom.  MiL has visited to give sister some caregiver relief, but she's always had the out of being able to leave and go back home.  Being forced to stay until everything is over... can't wait for the updates when the husband talks to her.  :uhrr:

Unless she is on top of a 35 foot hill, there is no guarantee on “should be safe” as they are predicting over 20’ storm tide.

No, she's not on a hill like that, but her house is on higher ground compared to everything else around her.  Plus, she's five miles inland.  And she's not sticking around to see how things go.

Frankly, I'd be more worried about the trees coming down from the winds than any water damage.  All those pine trees look like overgrown toothpicks just waiting for something to knock them over.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Abagadro on September 11, 2018, 09:17:36 PM
From the activations I'm seeing in the FEMA system this is going to be a bad one.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Khaldun on September 11, 2018, 09:18:43 PM
They seem pretty convinced it's a super bad storm. Mostly because of the stall in the rain, I think.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Soln on September 11, 2018, 10:00:32 PM
Disturbing piece on NPR about large numbers of unprotected waste pools on hog farms.  Toxic effluent for miles.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Morat20 on September 11, 2018, 10:17:56 PM
From the activations I'm seeing in the FEMA system this is going to be a bad one.
Yeah, I think they're saying it's gonna combine a huge storm surge, high winds, and the heavy and sustained rainfall of Allison or Harvey. Probably not as bad as each of them individually, but they're getting all three at once.

So...I wouldn't stay within at least 30 miles from the major coastline. I mean best case, you're not gonna have power for a week or two.



Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: TheWalrus on September 12, 2018, 01:18:15 AM
Somebody on Twitter pointed out that Trump thinks he did a fine job in Puerto Rico and 3k people died. So. Get the fuck out while you can or die.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 12, 2018, 08:26:43 AM
Yes, everyone please base their decision on whether to obey evac orders from Trump. :uhrr:


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 12, 2018, 08:30:16 AM
On a positive note, we are getting some great test cases for a new consumer tropical product.

On a less positive note, please get out of the storm track.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Teleku on September 12, 2018, 08:32:03 AM
In other news on the exact opposite side of the world, a super Typhoon is heading straight for Hong Kong.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 12, 2018, 08:41:10 AM
Obviously I know about that, but it's not something US citizens are worried about.  As for Mangkhut (and TS Olivia), it does appear on the front page if you scroll down.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on September 12, 2018, 09:02:54 AM
Sorta related - https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/rare-event-atlantic-pacific-churn-storms-same-time-n907826

I guess I never realized that if the Atlantic is active with hurricanes, then the Pacific is quiet(er) for them.  The US never hears as much about the Pacific storms unless it's like Hurricane Lane, which was heading towards Hawaii or if it's a really historic storm of some sort.

Post I found that article link at had this image in it, which is what caught my eye.
(https://i.imgur.com/8Pbz9iL.jpg)


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: TheWalrus on September 12, 2018, 02:13:31 PM
I'm sure relief efforts will be top notch.

https://www.bustle.com/p/water-bottles-in-puerto-rico-for-hurricane-maria-relief-were-reportedly-never-distributed-11883364


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: schild on September 12, 2018, 02:58:12 PM
boy NC is getting further fucked by the goddamn minute


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Khaldun on September 12, 2018, 03:05:07 PM
Maybe we should change the topic heading to Here Comes Florence and Mangkhut, because Mangkhut looks like a really bad storm on a really bad track.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 12, 2018, 03:27:32 PM
boy NC is getting further fucked by the goddamn minute


That ship sailed a couple of hundred years ago.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: TheWalrus on September 12, 2018, 03:41:34 PM
 :awesome_for_real:


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on September 12, 2018, 03:52:29 PM
Maybe we should change the topic heading to Here Comes Florence and Mangkhut, because Mangkhut looks like a really bad storm on a really bad track.


"Rock you like a hurricane - the F13 mix"


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Sir T on September 12, 2018, 03:56:10 PM
Heeeeerrreeee's FLORANCE!

(https://cdn.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES16/ABI/GIFS/GOES16-EUS-GEOCOLOR-1000x1000.gif)


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 12, 2018, 04:08:13 PM
That is a big fucker for sure.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Sir T on September 12, 2018, 07:09:17 PM
Huh didnt realise that gif was bieng updated over time when I posted it. Thats actually pretty cool.

Anyway, the storm track isnt getting any better.

(https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT06/refresh/AL062018_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind+png/152637_5day_cone_no_line_and_wind.png)


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Samwise on September 12, 2018, 07:46:35 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/paBgKBRYRDdPq/giphy.gif)


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Chimpy on September 12, 2018, 08:32:44 PM
So the winds have apparently died down considerably and they expect it to possibly be down to Cat 2 by landfall. But the amount of rain and storm surge predicted has increased because the storm's size has grown.

Still only about 3/4 the size of Katrina.

Chinese hoax, folks. Chinese hoax.

Someone page Arthur Parker for proof!


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: schild on September 12, 2018, 10:01:57 PM
"considerably" to a place not fortified for 100mph let alone 125mph winds is like

ya know

it's still horrifying


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Strazos on September 12, 2018, 10:13:07 PM
Look at that fucking thing - I didn't know hurricanes liked to take Sunday strolls along the beach.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Sir T on September 13, 2018, 12:39:53 AM
Be sure to check your local Waffle house for Storm severity updates.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/waffle-house-index-hurricane-severity-2018-9?r=US&IR=T

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People are keeping a close eye on Waffle House as Hurricane Florence churns toward the East Coast — and there's a weird reason why

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has an unusual way to track the severity of a natural disaster, and it involves Waffle House restaurants.

The chain, whose restaurants are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, is famous for staying open during many natural disasters. When it closes, that suggests an event was especially bad and likely to have devastating effects on the economy.

Because of this, FEMA internally uses an unofficial "Waffle House Index" to track potentially dangerous events.

"If a Waffle House store is open and offering a full menu, the index is green," a 2011 article in the magazine EHS Today says. "If it is open but serving from a limited menu, it's yellow. When the location has been forced to close, the index is red."


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: schild on September 13, 2018, 01:06:12 AM
Yea, the WHI is not fucking around. It's a serious metric.

Also Waffle House fucking rules, so.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Cyrrex on September 13, 2018, 02:11:23 AM
Pat Robertson has invoked the name of Jesus to forbid it from making landfall, so you'll all have him to thank when it suddenly shoots northeast.  As long as there are enough donations believers, that is.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 13, 2018, 09:32:46 AM
Florence wrecked a buoy, causing nonsensical weather data and "bad" maps.  This is why none of us get time off during WxSuperbowl.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Brolan on September 13, 2018, 10:35:13 AM
The forward path is slowing down, looking like another Harvey.   Jesus, hasn't that area already been plagued by flooding this summer?  The weather is truly insane lately.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 13, 2018, 11:04:33 AM
For those in SE Asia: http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Brolan on September 13, 2018, 01:39:53 PM
I’m watching CNN coverage on a beach where the reporters are badgering the people there about not evacuating. I would like one of them to say: “Right back at you buddy.  I’m not going to be the idiot doing a stand up in 50 mph winds later.”


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 13, 2018, 03:05:30 PM
That's how meteorologists make them dollars, yo.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: 01101010 on September 13, 2018, 03:18:29 PM
Jim Cantore was my hero in the early days of the Weather Channel. If I was able to take a different career path, I would have been chasing storms.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Cyrrex on September 14, 2018, 06:51:14 AM
There are already stories of people on their rooftops needing rescue.  Now, I don't know the facts of those particular cases, but generally speaking...if people are given a clear evac order and do not follow it and refuse to seek the other options they are given, can we not let Darwin decide their fate instead of sending FEMA responders?  Seriously, let these retards die.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on September 14, 2018, 08:25:42 AM
Local news this morning was (still) preempted by the round-the-clock Florence coverage which.. is a bit ridiculous.  I get it, huge storm sitting off the shore of NC taking a break, but while waiting for the hurricane to actually make landfall and then wander off, we don't really need constant talking heads coverage of it.  The idiots who didn't evacuate aren't watching TV and those who did don't need constant never ending reminders of what's going on over their houses.  Updates are fine, this starts to verge on disaster porn, IMO. 

Although, the more we see about the track onto land, it's going to take a watery shit pretty much on top of my MiL's house.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Khaldun on September 14, 2018, 09:16:10 AM
Looks like most of the house rescues are from one town that's near the mouth of the Neuse River--storm surge filled the entire first floor of houses in much of the town in a matter of minutes. Probably doesn't help that around 2 feet of rain have fallen near that town in the last 24 hours.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Hammond on September 14, 2018, 09:25:58 AM
Looks like Norfolk is on the edge of this one. Brothers house should be fine.

Man the Weather channel is doing some bonkers augmented reality stuff these days. I wonder how long it takes for them to get this stuff created.

 Twitter animation (https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/1040305773664980993)


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: schild on September 14, 2018, 09:41:05 AM
Hurricane season is TWCs Superbowl. So yeah, they pull out all the tricks.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: HaemishM on September 14, 2018, 10:06:25 AM
There are already stories of people on their rooftops needing rescue.  Now, I don't know the facts of those particular cases, but generally speaking...if people are given a clear evac order and do not follow it and refuse to seek the other options they are given, can we not let Darwin decide their fate instead of sending FEMA responders?  Seriously, let these retards die.

Not to get all "defending dumb actions" on you here, but the truth is some people cannot afford a hotel, or sometimes even the gas to get far enough the fuck out of town to be safe. So they make what is ultimately a dumb decision.

This was also part of why there were so many poor people trapped in New Orleans during Katrina.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Khaldun on September 14, 2018, 10:09:34 AM
Yes. People don't necessarily have anywhere to go or the resources to get there.

TWC's augmented reality thing showing what a 9' storm surge actually means from a human perspective was pretty fantastic. It really got the point across for anyone who couldn't fully imagine why 9' of sea and fresh water rolling across a flat landscape is a major catastrophe.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Teleku on September 14, 2018, 10:20:02 AM
Hurricane season is TWCs Superbowl. So yeah, they pull out all the tricks.
Companies should start competing for who has the funniest commercials on TWC everytime a major disaster happens.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: IainC on September 14, 2018, 10:36:07 AM
Here's a very stable genius on Fox telling you what those liberal elites don't want you to know (http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/09/13/hurricane-florence-heres-why-im-not-evacuating.html).

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The other reason I plan to wait out this hurricane is to remain close to my home and look after my property if Florence crushes it. You see, if you flee it can be very hard to return because of the flooding and storm damage. So if your house gets a massive hole in it while you are displaced, then it will get rained on for two weeks and be raided by wildlife. You got to defend your home. As my friend Mark put it while we were sitting in Waterline Brewery drinking Mango Kolschs yesterday, "Death before Dishonor."



Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 10:40:04 AM
Looks like Norfolk is on the edge of this one. Brothers house should be fine.

Man the Weather channel is doing some bonkers augmented reality stuff these days. I wonder how long it takes for them to get this stuff created.

 Twitter animation (https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/1040305773664980993)

I know one of the guys who does this.  There are about four or five people on that team.  Won awards.

Hurricane season is TWCs Superbowl. So yeah, they pull out all the tricks.

We actually do this sort of thing all the time, but who watches TWC unless there's a hurricane?


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 10:41:54 AM
In the vein of whoring, if you want to mail in a video: hurricaneflorence@weather.com


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: 01101010 on September 14, 2018, 10:42:31 AM
We actually do this sort of thing all the time, but who watches TWC unless there's a hurricane?

People on vacation?  :why_so_serious:

...but mildly serious since when I used to go on vacations, this was constantly on. Of course that was prior to smart phones ...


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 10:44:38 AM
This is fine, we sell ads there too.  New app, in fact.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 10:48:32 AM
About the flood graphics, someone said it was created using UnReal Engine Immersive Mixed Reality (IMR).


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 14, 2018, 11:35:11 AM
Here's a very stable genius on Fox telling you what those liberal elites don't want you to know (http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/09/13/hurricane-florence-heres-why-im-not-evacuating.html).

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The other reason I plan to wait out this hurricane is to remain close to my home and look after my property if Florence crushes it. You see, if you flee it can be very hard to return because of the flooding and storm damage. So if your house gets a massive hole in it while you are displaced, then it will get rained on for two weeks and be raided by wildlife. You got to defend your home. As my friend Mark put it while we were sitting in Waterline Brewery drinking Mango Kolschs yesterday, "Death before Dishonor."


So what happens when the hurricane puts a massive hole in you?

(http://i.imgur.com/lmOgWHq.jpg) (https://imgur.com/lmOgWHq)


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: schild on September 14, 2018, 11:45:11 AM
We actually do this sort of thing all the time, but who watches TWC unless there's a hurricane?

i mean

that's the superbowl comment, yes


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Trippy on September 14, 2018, 01:27:28 PM
Looks like Norfolk is on the edge of this one. Brothers house should be fine.

Man the Weather channel is doing some bonkers augmented reality stuff these days. I wonder how long it takes for them to get this stuff created.

 Twitter animation (https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/1040305773664980993)
I know one of the guys who does this.  There are about four or five people on that team.  Won awards.
Wired article on how they did the animation: https://www.wired.com/story/weather-channel-hurricane-florence-storm-surge-graphic/
Quote
I wonder how long it takes for them to get this stuff created.
90 minutes from the time they got the data.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 02:48:14 PM
More on TWC and the graphics:
https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/the-weather-channel-taps-the-future-group-to-provide-revolutionary-mixed-reality-capabilities


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 02:59:07 PM
Thanks to Slack, Florence, and our awesome team, I was just made aware of my new favorite TWC feedback.

Quote
Your videos are bullshit. You recently posted a video on "the largest recorded blast on planet Earth" and said that it was the Tunguska event in Russia. It was not: that explosion had an estimated explosion of 10-15 megatons of TNT. The Tsar Bomba (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba) had an estimated explosion of 25 megatons of TNT. You guys have horrible ads, horrible videos, and your shit is on the verge of fake news. I fucking hate your guts. The weather is always wrong. Get your goddamn facts straight you good-for-nothing cunts. If you don't I hope you all burn in fucking hell with your families for providing BULLSHIT NONSENSE to the public just like the rest of the goddamn internet. Fuck you in the mouth and the asshole, hope you bleed out your asshole to death you fucking shitstorm fuck ball shit bitches.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Hammond on September 14, 2018, 03:40:12 PM
More on TWC and the graphics:
https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/the-weather-channel-taps-the-future-group-to-provide-revolutionary-mixed-reality-capabilities

Thanks for the link! Gives me a place to start looking up technology that I am curious out.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Fraeg on September 14, 2018, 03:44:17 PM
A work thingy:

https://stn.wim.usgs.gov/FEV/#FlorenceSep2018

a lot of prep and energy goes into collecting data and I have some good friends who worked their asses off getting things deployed.



Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 03:45:51 PM
Nice.  I'll give the mets the link.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 03:52:54 PM
Did some more casual reading and WIM is suspiciously advanced for a government project.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: WayAbvPar on September 14, 2018, 04:03:50 PM
Thanks to Slack, Florence, and our awesome team, I was just made aware of my new favorite TWC feedback.

Quote
Your videos are bullshit. You recently posted a video on "the largest recorded blast on planet Earth" and said that it was the Tunguska event in Russia. It was not: that explosion had an estimated explosion of 10-15 megatons of TNT. The Tsar Bomba (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba) had an estimated explosion of 25 megatons of TNT. You guys have horrible ads, horrible videos, and your shit is on the verge of fake news. I fucking hate your guts. The weather is always wrong. Get your goddamn facts straight you good-for-nothing cunts. If you don't I hope you all burn in fucking hell with your families for providing BULLSHIT NONSENSE to the public just like the rest of the goddamn internet. Fuck you in the mouth and the asshole, hope you bleed out your asshole to death you fucking shitstorm fuck ball shit bitches.
:awesome_for_real:

This reminds me of my high school days. I worked for the communications center for Godfather's Pizza, and one of the things we did was sort through comment cards. One was similar to this...we ended up photocopying it and showing everyone. Mentioned fleas swarming in the salad bar, and ended 'your mother sucks shit-coated demon cocks in Hell!'. I am not sure I ever laughed that hard while on the clock. Pizza is SRS BIZNESS.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 04:05:10 PM
Got a FB post from the team with them all standing in the neighborhood flood circle from the TWC video.  They should get some (more) awards for this.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on September 14, 2018, 04:23:12 PM
5pm govt alert: FLORENCE NOW PRODUCING TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WIND GUSTS IN FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: 01101010 on September 14, 2018, 04:25:26 PM
5pm govt alert: FLORENCE NOW PRODUCING TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WIND GUSTS IN FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA

That's my friend's area (Darlington). I should text her and see what's up


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: MisterNoisy on September 14, 2018, 08:09:07 PM
Looks like Norfolk is on the edge of this one. Brothers house should be fine.

Man the Weather channel is doing some bonkers augmented reality stuff these days. I wonder how long it takes for them to get this stuff created.

 Twitter animation (https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/1040305773664980993)

Meanwhile, there are other forms of augmented reality around this storm... (https://twitter.com/gourdnibler/status/1040678572262916096/video/1)


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Teleku on September 14, 2018, 08:26:50 PM
Got a FB post from the team with them all standing in the neighborhood flood circle from the TWC video.  They should get some (more) awards for this.
Please edit the street sign in that to say “BUT HER EMAILS”.  Thanks.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: schild on September 14, 2018, 08:34:24 PM
5pm govt alert: FLORENCE NOW PRODUCING TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WIND GUSTS IN FLORENCE SOUTH CAROLINA

WaPo Alert: Irony not dead, but gasping.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Morat20 on September 14, 2018, 10:48:13 PM
Look at that fucking thing - I didn't know hurricanes liked to take Sunday strolls along the beach.
Have you met my friend Harvey? Or his girl Allison?


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Strazos on September 15, 2018, 04:32:37 PM
Wow, that one projection has Florence taking a fucking Mario Kart-like slide turn around DC.  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: calapine on September 15, 2018, 04:50:58 PM
As a sort of PSA:

Here you can download delineation maps produced for FEMA

(https://i.imgur.com/xiD80Ki.png)

http://emergency.copernicus.eu/mapping/list-of-components/EMSR311



Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Teleku on October 10, 2018, 10:14:01 AM
I think we need an official storm thread or something.  So I'll just bump this one.

So yeah, Michael.  The Weather business seems good lately Yeg!


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on October 10, 2018, 11:38:39 AM
Ad revenue is nice but the real money is in business contracts.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on October 10, 2018, 11:40:39 AM
New storm is preventing me from going to Savannah again.  I'm going to wait it out and see if we can drive to Hilton Head on Thursday.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Chimpy on October 10, 2018, 01:11:25 PM
New storm is preventing me from going to Savannah again.  I'm going to wait it out and see if we can drive to Hilton Head on Thursday.

I just need the airport in Atlanta to be running normally on Friday afternoon since I am connecting through there to London.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Khaldun on October 10, 2018, 03:07:57 PM
Looks like it probably will be?


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Chimpy on October 10, 2018, 03:12:13 PM
Looks like it probably will be?

By the forecasts it looks like the tropical storm force stuff will skirt just south of ATL. Which should mean everything will be fine by then.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: WayAbvPar on October 11, 2018, 06:43:02 PM
Saw a tweet that mentioned how curious it was that a major storm hit the most conservative part of Florida so soon after the SC appointment, and so close to a major a election. Really made me think  :uhrr:


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Khaldun on October 11, 2018, 08:34:06 PM
Leaving God out of it, but climate change in, welcome to the future. This motherfucker intensified out of almost nothing because of super-high sea-surface temperatures. And it pretty much wiped some communities from the map. Which will probably be complaining about why science didn't protect them when three weeks ago they were mostly complaining about why science keeps bitching about light bulbs and shit.

The latest report that says we have a decade or so to mitigate climate change? They might as well have issued a report titled, "Welcome to fucking hell, you dumb shits." Ten years, right, when we have the Prince of Nothing in power for two years at least and likely his spawn to contend with for decades. Life is not an RPG: you can beat the boss and still be dealing with shit for a long time.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Cyrrex on October 12, 2018, 12:13:31 AM
Or maybe it is an RPG, it's just the need/greed system is all out of whack.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: schild on October 12, 2018, 01:10:29 AM
Leaving God out of it, but climate change in, welcome to the future. This motherfucker intensified out of almost nothing because of super-high sea-surface temperatures. And it pretty much wiped some communities from the map. Which will probably be complaining about why science didn't protect them when three weeks ago they were mostly complaining about why science keeps bitching about light bulbs and shit.

The latest report that says we have a decade or so to mitigate climate change? They might as well have issued a report titled, "Welcome to fucking hell, you dumb shits." Ten years, right, when we have the Prince of Nothing in power for two years at least and likely his spawn to contend with for decades. Life is not an RPG: you can beat the boss and still be dealing with shit for a long time.

Ok ok but hear me out

what if four out of every five major storms hit shitholes


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Cyrrex on October 12, 2018, 01:24:25 AM
Leaving God out of it, but climate change in, welcome to the future. This motherfucker intensified out of almost nothing because of super-high sea-surface temperatures. And it pretty much wiped some communities from the map. Which will probably be complaining about why science didn't protect them when three weeks ago they were mostly complaining about why science keeps bitching about light bulbs and shit.

The latest report that says we have a decade or so to mitigate climate change? They might as well have issued a report titled, "Welcome to fucking hell, you dumb shits." Ten years, right, when we have the Prince of Nothing in power for two years at least and likely his spawn to contend with for decades. Life is not an RPG: you can beat the boss and still be dealing with shit for a long time.

Ok ok but hear me out

what if four out of every five major storms hit shitholes

I support this message.  Only we need to figure out how to either A) make the storms stronger, or B) spread misinformation so that the deplorables choose not to evacuate when the storms come.

Haha, who am I kidding they never evacuate.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: HaemishM on October 12, 2018, 10:29:42 AM
I'm going to laugh cruelly when a lot of these morons decide "I'M GOING TO REBUILD" and realize their insurance company is allowed to give them the middle finger when they expect to be able to get insurance they can afford. Because I am heartless.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Brolan on October 13, 2018, 12:14:55 AM
Now that you all have so indelicately broached the subject, I've been thinking it is devilishly appropriate that the new onslaught of hurricanes and tornadoes mostly blast the Red states.   Darwin at his finest.

I wondered if they would eventually wise up and admit global warming is real, but then realized they were too stupid to believe what was happening right in front of the their faces.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: calapine on October 13, 2018, 10:56:28 AM
Now that you all have so indelicately broached the subject, I've been thinking it is devilishly appropriate that the new onslaught of hurricanes and tornadoes mostly blast the Red states.   Darwin at his finest.

I wondered if they would eventually wise up and admit global warming is real, but then realized they were too stupid to believe what was happening right in front of the their faces.

Funny, I saw something regarding this topic just half an hour ago:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DpY-rPkX4AYkOtV.jpg)
Link to study (https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/here-s-how-much-climate-change-going-cost-your-county)
Economic damage from climate change. Negative values of damage are actually gains.

(ELI5: Blue = good, Red = bad)


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Hawkbit on October 13, 2018, 12:16:17 PM
To be transparent about that data, those are projections for period 2080-2100 and are based on simulations. It's a very powerful chart and I would love to see the mapped differential to registered party status by county 2016.

It might seem heartless, but I have a hard time feeling anything for a population that continually votes against its own best interests.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Yegolev on October 16, 2018, 02:23:03 PM
Working with weather prediction so closely, I call bullshit on anything predicted more than seven days from now.


Title: Re: Here Comes Florence
Post by: Count Nerfedalot on October 16, 2018, 07:10:54 PM
To be transparent about that data, those are projections for period 2080-2100 and are based on simulations. It's a very powerful chart and I would love to see the mapped differential to registered party status by county 2016.

It might seem heartless, but I have a hard time feeling anything for a population that continually votes against its own best interests.

I hear you and agree in principal. But don't forget that roughly 51% of the 58% who actually bothered their ass to vote, voted against the stupidity.  It rains (or not) on everyone no matter how you voted, karma and schadenfreude notwithstanding.