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post Aug 25 2017, 11:26 PM
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Hurricane Harvey is a category 4 hurricane currently bearing down on Texas, US. It'll be the first major hurricane to make landfall in the US since 2005 and the first category 4 hurricane to make landfall in Texas since 1961.

Harvey will bring very heavy rain, strong winds, storm surge and tornadoes across large parts of Texas. The flood potential of Harvey is absolutely massive compared to a normal system as it's expected to stall over Texas for many days in a row.

This could be one of the most damaging tropical cyclones the US has faced.

It'll likely be mentioned a lot on the news tomorrow.

P.S: I wasn't too sure where to post a thread for this, so feel free to move it to the approriate forum.


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post Aug 26 2017, 12:09 AM
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Do you know where in Texas he's expected to make landfall?
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post Aug 26 2017, 12:23 AM
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QUOTE(Baytree @ Aug 26 2017, 01:09 AM) *
Do you know where in Texas he's expected to make landfall?


Between Aransas Pass and Rockport it looks like. Eye is currently just offshore and starting to make landfall now.
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post Aug 26 2017, 01:39 AM
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Always forget Texas is coastal and prone to storms too ohmy.gif
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The rainfall from Harvey is causing unprecedented flooding in Houston and lots of flooding across SE Texas. The rain is expected to keep coming over the next few days and rainfall totals as high as 50" in parts of Houston is possible. No words to describe how bad this is.

Here's a tweet for the NWS;

https://twitter.com/NWS/status/901832717070983169
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post Aug 27 2017, 05:06 PM
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This is sounding absolutely insane. Dreading to see what we're going to hear out of Houston over the next few days.
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post Aug 29 2017, 03:53 PM
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Houston we have a problem!

Where is Simon Cowell with his much needed charity record?
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post Aug 30 2017, 04:32 PM
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As of now, there's a town just east of Houston that's gotten more that 51 INCHES of rain, or 4 feet 3 inches or 329.016 centimeters of the wet stuff since Saturday 26 August....some are saying Houston will be dealing with flooding into October 2017 due to the sheer magnitude of all the water.... blink.gif blink.gif blink.gif

That 51 inch total is the single largest rain event EVER in recorded history in the continrntal US....


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post Aug 30 2017, 10:21 PM
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Where do they get these names from?, what next.... Hurricane Barbara?.
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QUOTE(LadyLea @ Aug 30 2017, 06:21 PM) *
Where do they get these names from?, what next.... Hurricane Barbara?.



IIRC, since the 1960's, they've used several different lists for hurricane names, and if a particular storm causes/d catastrophic damage totaling xx billions of USD, then that particular name is retired from ever being used again, like Andrew in 1992, Katrina in 2005.

As of now, there's Tropical Storm Irma several hundred miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, tracking west at about 14 mph, headed for the easternmost islands of the Caribbean...
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post Aug 30 2017, 10:47 PM
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It's now always an alternating gender alphabetical list on a six-year rotation system, so Harvey is the 8th storm of the season in the Atlantic, and as his name is sure to get retired, in six years, we'll have something like Hayden replacing it. Been following that part of it since 2012, pretty much after my namesake narrowly avoided its own retirement (in a similar part of the USA actually), as I find it really interesting (and looking at the tracks of the hurricanes over the surface of the planet is quite beautiful, especially when they stay out to sea).

Awful flooding for Houston but honestly, each time it's come up in conversation for me, it's with a note that places like Sri Lanka and India (indeed the very state in India where I'm going to in a month) are suffering far worse floods and deaths.
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post Aug 31 2017, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE(LadyLea @ Aug 30 2017, 11:21 PM) *
Where do they get these names from?, what next.... Hurricane Barbara?.

Are you trying to say something about the name 'Harvey' orr
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post Aug 31 2017, 11:50 AM
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Also, Barbara is a current East Pacific name that was last used for a hurricane that made landfall in El Salvador in 2013 magic.gif
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post Aug 31 2017, 12:19 PM
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I also have an interest in the Atlantic hurricane seasons, especially as I was born and lived in Bermuda up to 1991.

2005 was a record breaker year for it.
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post Aug 31 2017, 03:31 PM
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Hurricane Barbara I got from The Simpsons! laugh.gif

Is interesting how these names come up and how long ago its started. I have interest in various natural disasters from a geographical point of view, having studied Geography at GCSE and A Level.


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post Sep 1 2017, 12:16 AM
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Hope the flood waters have already subsided.
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post Sep 1 2017, 01:37 AM
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I have been hearing about this the last couple of days sad.gif
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