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#220795 - 09/12/08 09:11 AM Ike: Members in Houston?
PeterChenoweth Offline
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Do we have anyone here that lives in the greater Houston area that will be affected by Ike? If so, good luck! My thoughts, prayers, and general good-will to you. I hope you,your family, and your Axioms pull through safely. \:\)

Seems to be a monster of a storm. As a weather-nut, I'm in awe of the projected path of wind & rain from that bad boy. Absolutely wild that serious tropical-storm force winds could extend all the way to Oklahoma. And it may dump as much as 4 or 5 inches of rain on *me*, in Illinois, by the time it's all said-and-done.

Wow. \:o


I don't know how those of you who live in hurricane-prone areas deal with it!

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#220798 - 09/12/08 09:36 AM Re: Ike: Members in Houston? [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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Not to draw attention away from sympathy, prayers and thoughts, for those in Ike's path, but whew! -- it looks like it'll miss Virginia entirely.
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#220800 - 09/12/08 09:55 AM Re: Ike: Members in Houston? [Re: pmbuko]
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Keep in mind that the map is just rainfall totals through Monday.

All of that moisture will drift to the east. I'm sure that most of the east cost will get some sort of rain rain early next week as the remains of Ike, combined with the front stalled out here now, move over you.

Just rain though. Not like what Texas has to deal with...
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#220804 - 09/12/08 11:09 AM Re: Ike: Members in Houston? [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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Awesome graphic. I share your enthusiasm for that kind of data. Really fascinating.

The swath of this storm is huge, they say. If I ever move to the beach, I'm thinking SC or NC, where they don't get as many hurricanes.

Or northern CA, southern OR seem like good options for me. Tom, what say - should I relocate to the west coast? Maybe I'll let a coin flip decide it. Javier Bardem can toss it.
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#220812 - 09/12/08 12:45 PM Re: Ike: Members in Houston? [Re: medic8r]
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My thoughts and prayers for anyone in Ike's path.
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#220813 - 09/12/08 12:53 PM Re: Ike: Members in Houston? [Re: DaveG]
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i'm in kansas and IKE has caused such a pressure change that its starting to rain like crazy here. Roads are floodded, schools are closed. As long as the power stays on and I can watch movies we will be fine.

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#220818 - 09/12/08 01:06 PM Re: Ike: Members in Houston? [Re: jwright350]
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We're actually supposed to get rain all weekend, though I'm not sure this is related to Ike. It's been overcast for the last two days.
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#220824 - 09/12/08 02:01 PM Re: Ike: Members in Houston? [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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 Originally Posted By: PeterChenoweth

I don't know how those of you who live in hurricane-prone areas deal with it!


Sometimes not too well. That's what drugs are for. Legal, of course. Katrina put lots of folks on a variety of things and after almost 3 years of feeling safe(er), Gustov comes along and rattles our cages. Close on it's heals now is Ike and there are lots of us that have said we can't keep going thru this. It's not so much the thought of losing our stuff again - it's just stuff. It's the hassle and BS of dealing with the aftermath. Insurance, mortgage companies, contractors, etc. For us the absolute worst part was our morgage company as they held the insurance proceeds and doled them out a dime at a time. What a pain.

Speaking of which, I've got to evacuate work of I won't get home. The water level is so high the roads are being shut down left and right. I'm just outside of Pearlington, MS. More later...
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#220825 - 09/12/08 02:01 PM Re: Ike: Members in Houston? [Re: jwright350]
PeterChenoweth Offline
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 Originally Posted By: jwright350
i'm in kansas and IKE has caused such a pressure change that its starting to rain like crazy here. Roads are floodded, schools are closed. As long as the power stays on and I can watch movies we will be fine.


To be completely accurate, Ike didn't cause the rain that you and I are experiencing today. The rain is from a somewhat stalled front that's been working across the US. You're on the backside or in the front, and I'm on the other side.

But over the next 12-24 hours, the extremely humid & warm tropical moisture that is Ike will slam into that front. As Ike looses energy over land, the moisture and energy of Ike will be drawn into and pushed north-east up and along the front. That's where the heavy rainfall map comes from.

It's going to be torrential for you in Kansas and pretty messy for me. Saturday/Sunday for you & Sunday for me.
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#220832 - 09/12/08 02:35 PM Re: Ike: Members in Houston? [Re: PeterChenoweth]
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Good luck to all and God bless.
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