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It's has taken a while for power to be restored and proper wifi connectivity here in Antigua, but we're now back to normal.  Looking back at some posts on here and also the local 3 hourly Irma fo

Seems Global Warming was in effect in the early 20th Century as well. The 1900 Galveston Hurricane being one of the worst but also 3 Miami Strikes in years 1926, 1928 and 1935 Link to the worst a

It would appear that trumps resort on the smaller islands already impacted is devastated and now his beloved Mar a lago id in line for a pretty strong hit. It would be the irony of ironies if he

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10 minutes ago, Kawaii said:

Can someone explain why the sea has disappeared? Apparently this was taken on Sam Smith Long Island, Bahamas.

Original video came from Facebook https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10211816020014053&id=1176352023&ref=bookmarks 

Storm surge under Irma causes a bulge in sea levels owing to low barometric pressure under the storm system, so sucks in water from outside ,similar  thing happens with tsunamis .

 

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  • Location: St. Helens
  • Location: St. Helens
    2 minutes ago, crimsone said:

    Well, there's two possibilities for that.

    Either the shallow shelf has been cleared of water by the force of the hurricane, and what was once water there is now storm surge elsewhere... 

    ... or we won't be hearing from her again because she failed to recognise the first sign of an incoming tsunami.

    Potentially, elements of both.

    Luckily the sea is rolling back in, albeit very slowly. She'll live!

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand
    Just now, chiffer said:

    Luckily the sea is rolling back in, albeit very slowly. She'll live!

    She knows that the worst of the storm surge follows ~behind~ the storm, right?

     

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  • Location: St. Helens
  • Location: St. Helens
    Just now, crimsone said:

    She knows that the worst of the storm surge follows ~behind~ the storm, right?

     

    Fingers crossed she's had enough info apart from "sending prayers" to realise that it's time to go back.

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  • Location: Coastal West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Humid & stormy
  • Location: Coastal West Sussex
    29 minutes ago, Kawaii said:

    Can someone explain why the sea has disappeared? Apparently this was taken on Long Island, Bahamas.

    Original video came from Facebook https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10211816020014053&id=1176352023&ref=bookmarks 

    either the wind direction pushing water out or meteotsunami from intense air pressure, most likeley to do with storm surge and winds, interesting video

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  • Location: St rads Dover
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, T Storms.
  • Location: St rads Dover
    11 minutes ago, Kawaii said:

    Can someone explain why the sea has disappeared? Apparently this was taken on Sam Smith Long Island, Bahamas.

    Original video came from Facebook https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10211816020014053&id=1176352023&ref=bookmarks 

    Was that before or after surge?

    What i'm thinking is tge water was else where because of the wind probably pushing away. Surges are big movemenrs of water, it can't really rise somewhere without leaving somewhere else.

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  • Location: St rads Dover
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, T Storms.
  • Location: St rads Dover
    11 minutes ago, crimsone said:

    I note that I can't reach the webcam now (service unavailable)

    Oh, hope it comes back.

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  • Location: St rads Dover
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, T Storms.
  • Location: St rads Dover
    12 minutes ago, Mokidugway said:

    Lol, for a minute I thought you meant the sea :rofl:

    I willing the sea to stay away from everyone who decided to stay. Just trying tk favem why they stayed. Thinking past false alarms, but this time the surge will happen.

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand
    8 hours ago, Polar Maritime said:

    Live webcam from Key West, Should make for interesting viewing later.

    Beginning to see some white caps on the waves here. The occasional person wandering along the pier with no idea that they're probably about to die (unless they're getting far far away from the Keys soon. They should probably be aware of the few "shelters of last resort" that the state has just opened for them on the Keys. 

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  • Location: St rads Dover
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, T Storms.
  • Location: St rads Dover
    1 minute ago, knocker said:

    This evening's ecm has gusts in the 100-120kt range as Irma runs up the east coast Monday 00-06

    I wonder which way it will go east or west. Still not nailed down.

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  • Location: Colchester, Essex, UK (33m ASL)
  • Location: Colchester, Essex, UK (33m ASL)

    Well, question was asked where the water went from that beach.

    This is a weather station in the Keys showing observed water levels against predicted. Currently running 1' above predicted so I guess some is there instead of on that beach!

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/waterlevels.html?id=8724580

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand
    1 minute ago, SnowBear said:

    Well, question was asked where the water went from that beach.

    This is a weather station in the Keys showing observed water levels against predicted. Currently running 1' above predicted so I guess some is there instead of on that beach!

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/waterlevels.html?id=8724580

    Ta, Snow Bear. I was just looking for something like that!

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  • Location: St rads Dover
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, T Storms.
  • Location: St rads Dover
    1 minute ago, SnowBear said:

    Well, question was asked where the water went from that beach.

    This is a weather station in the Keys showing observed water levels against predicted. Currently running 1' above predicted so I guess some is there instead of on that beach!

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/waterlevels.html?id=8724580

    Already starting.

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne
    5 minutes ago, alexisj9 said:

    I wonder which way it will go east or west. Still not nailed down.

    The HWRF runs it up the west coast same the ecm

    hwrf_mslp_wind_11L_13.thumb.png.2b5df6a3bfe952c19a8b582493a9a988.png

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  • Location: Liversedge, West Yorkshire ASL : 74m
  • Location: Liversedge, West Yorkshire ASL : 74m
    42 minutes ago, alexisj9 said:

    If that's now surely once the real rough stuff comes along those people have no where to go. Why did people on the islands stay.

    Yes, the time capture suggests 630pm UK time so the storm hasn't really got going yet and it's already washing up and over the sea wall.

    The link below provides an indication of Key West elevation. It's basically b****r all.

    http://www.cityofkeywest-fl.gov/topic/subtopic.php?topicid=82

    http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewer.html?webmap=b856157008e74621b519ae55b72b38a3&extent=-81.8146,24.5418,-81.7304,24.5842

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  • Location: New Zealand
  • Location: New Zealand

    Pressure of 939 found at 18:30z.

    (As a point of interest, that's the first time, that I've noticed, that the sonde measurement has been lowed than the estimated surface preassure in the HDObs.. and by a few milibars at that.)

    closed concentric eyewalls at 15 and 30 miles wide.

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  • Location: St rads Dover
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, T Storms.
  • Location: St rads Dover
    6 minutes ago, knocker said:

    The HWRF runs it up the west coast same the ecm

    hwrf_mslp_wind_11L_13.thumb.png.2b5df6a3bfe952c19a8b582493a9a988.png

    Oh you confused me when you said east coast, don't know why though as the whole of florida will have high gusts, think i thought you meant the eye.

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne
    1 minute ago, alexisj9 said:

    Oh you confused me when you said east coast, don't know why though as the whole of florida will have high gusts, think i thought you meant the eye.

    I did but I was having a senior moment and put east instead of west. :shok: Now changed

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