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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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  • Location: Coastal West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Humid & stormy
  • Location: Coastal West Sussex

    seeing how this is a catergory 4 currently surely the wind should be way higher now than this, confusing?

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  • Location: Benson, Oxfordshire
  • Location: Benson, Oxfordshire
    50 minutes ago, Cleeve Hill said:

    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 forecasts Antigua was so so lucky. We were following the latitude plots every bulletin and when it got to 17.2 with 5 hours before its nearest point we thought the storm was going to go north of Antigua. Antigua is 17.1 and at its closest point it was 17.4 so we had sustained winds of 85mph and gusts in excess of 100mph for about 2 hours between 1.00 - 3.00 am. The noise of the wind is amazing as it's hit the metal roofs. 

    Barbuda however is 35 miles away and took the eye of Irma at sustained winds of 185 mph ! And gusts to 200. In fact all of the wind instruments were destroyed. Barbuda was devastated and everyone has been evacuated to Antigua. 2000 people are now being housed in 2 large centres and sadly all they have is the clothes on their backs. 

    The rebuild of Barbuda will be possible but consider the logistics. 90% uninsured so who pays the costs of rebuild (government will need loans which it will struggle to repay), logistics of getting materials to the island. It's virtually impossible. 

    Then look at st Maarten, Anguilla & BVI. Talking to someone in the BVI they say yacht marina industry has been destroyed. 

    Hopefully that is it for 2017, but with 7/8 weeks to go I suspect there is more to come. 

     

    This is absolutely heartbreaking

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  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: severe storms,snow wind and ice
  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)

    Pretty blowy on Bart Comstock's live feed

    https://livestormchasing.com/map

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  • Location: st albans
  • Location: st albans
    3 minutes ago, JK1 said:

    seeing how this is a catergory 4 currently surely the wind should be way higher now than this, confusing?

    Measurement should be taken 10m above ground so yes, I'm also fairly unimpressed with the wind returns thus far 

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  • Location: East Mids
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder / lightning, Freezing rain, snow, ice and blizzards!
  • Location: East Mids

    Who is the Storm Chaser that Jeff was mentioning was stuck on Marco Island, he said that some of the waves were 2 storeys high,

    Not good obviously!

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  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snow -20 would be nice :)
  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
    17 minutes ago, Hurricane Debby said:

    Hurricane Charley....Remember it well

     

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=unV5KcSrY-I

    Great find....First time for me in seeing this, gives a great idea what it is like to experience the type of wind speeds you get and ferocity in the eye of the wall....Then boom!.... like the flip of a switch....Nothing!

     

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne
    11 minutes ago, Man With Beard said:

    Reporters in Miami trying to make out the danger of their 70mph gusts ... Bit OTT? We regularly get 80mph or more in the Solent - it's a bit dangerous but not on a major life-threatening scale??

    One could also try 100kt gusts on a Weather Ship whilst perched on a 70 foot wave.:shok:

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  • Location: Colchester, Essex, UK (33m ASL)
  • Location: Colchester, Essex, UK (33m ASL)
    9 minutes ago, JK1 said:

    seeing how this is a catergory 4 currently surely the wind should be way higher now than this, confusing?

    The eye has past that station now, barometric pressure has been rising for about the last 3 hours so wind speed will have dropped relatively quite a bit by now.

    https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/stationhome.html?id=8724580#obs 

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds
    11 minutes ago, JK1 said:

    seeing how this is a catergory 4 currently surely the wind should be way higher now than this, confusing?

    Doesn't make sense, does it?

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  • Location: Hastings, East Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme.....
  • Location: Hastings, East Sussex
    Just now, Dancerwithwings said:

    Great find....First time for me in seeing this, gives a great idea what it is like to experience the type of wind speeds you get and ferocity in the eye of the wall....Then boom!.... like the flip of a switch....Nothing!

    One of my all time favourite videos. Glad you enjoyed :D

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  • Location: Morley Leeds (West Yorkshire)
  • Location: Morley Leeds (West Yorkshire)
    8 minutes ago, chillyblast said:

    Who is the Storm Chaser that Jeff was mentioning was stuck on Marco Island, he said that some of the waves were 2 storeys high,

    Not good obviously!

     

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  • Location: Carnoustie Angus Scotland. (week days) Dundee (weekends)
  • Location: Carnoustie Angus Scotland. (week days) Dundee (weekends)

    Been watching this channel for the past 2 days....i have family in Fort Lauderdale  https://www.local10.com/live/watch-the-local-10-news

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  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: severe storms,snow wind and ice
  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
    10 minutes ago, Dancerwithwings said:

    Great find....First time for me in seeing this, gives a great idea what it is like to experience the type of wind speeds you get and ferocity in the eye of the wall....Then boom!.... like the flip of a switch....Nothing!

     

    Wow,first time i have watched it thanks.

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  • Location: Chessington, Surrey
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Hot and Sunny but not opressive
  • Location: Chessington, Surrey

    Two Guys on CNN just casually went past on there bicycles on Miami Beach past the reporter at Miami Beach , she was gobsmaked . 

    Edit - and another 2 lol

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  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: severe storms,snow wind and ice
  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: snow, heat, thunderstorms
  • Location: Leeds
    31 minutes ago, Man With Beard said:

    Reporters in Miami trying to make out the danger of their 70mph gusts ... Bit OTT? We regularly get 80mph or more in the Solent - it's a bit dangerous but not on a major life-threatening scale??

    If the forecast for Miami all along was gusts of  70mph then nobody would have been evacuated. There's a video of Hurricane Katrina making its first landfall near Miami in 2005 as a Cat 1 hurricane and cars were driving around like nothing was happening. Even some people were just walking around casually. It definitely isn't a big deal to them.

     

     

     

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  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snow -20 would be nice :)
  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
    1 minute ago, Mark wheeler said:

    Two Guys on CNN just casually went past on there bicycles on Miami Beach past the reporter at Miami Beach , she was gobsmaked . 

     

    And she's showing that she's hanging on to a rail for dear life and as you mentioned a couple of guy just casually cycle past, it just showed that she's milking it a a little :laugh:

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  • Location: st albans
  • Location: st albans
    15 minutes ago, Mark wheeler said:

    Two Guys on CNN just casually went past on there bicycles on Miami Beach past the reporter at Miami Beach , she was gobsmaked . 

    Edit - and another 2 lol

    I think it's the same two !

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  • Location: Coastal West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Humid & stormy
  • Location: Coastal West Sussex

    good stream

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  • Location: Chessington, Surrey
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Hot and Sunny but not opressive
  • Location: Chessington, Surrey
    2 minutes ago, bluearmy said:

    I think it's the same two !

    I think your right , Time Trail :laugh:

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    What a drama queen Pitroski is!! 125mph gusts he reckons as he is driving, pulls up and the palm tree is barely swaying with 35mph winds.

    Seen worse on the South Coast lol

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