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06-09-2017, 09:53 AM
RE: Hurricane Irma
(06-09-2017 08:44 AM)BikerDude Wrote:  
(06-09-2017 08:32 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  185 sustained winds. Gusts well into the fuck-you range.

Is that the unofficial term for "level 6"?

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Gusts to 225 mph. Puerto Rico is going Dorothy! Say hi to the Wizard for us!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/06/us/hurrica...index.html
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06-09-2017, 11:03 AM
RE: Hurricane Irma
Stay safe FC. And everyone in that monster's path.


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06-09-2017, 11:12 AM
RE: Hurricane Irma
My cousin's wife is from PR (she lives in MA though), she is so scared for her family there. Sad
It is passing RIGHT over.

She posted this just now:

They are hunkered up in San Juan. Culebra is starting to feel the storm.

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06-09-2017, 11:23 AM
RE: Hurricane Irma
(06-09-2017 09:53 AM)Gawdzilla Wrote:  Gusts to 225 mph. Puerto Rico is going Dorothy! Say hi to the Wizard for us!

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/06/us/hurrica...index.html

To put this in perspective. In 1934 winds of 231 MPH were recorded on Mt. Washington NH and it was the fastest wind gust ever recorded on the surface of the earth. A record that stood for nearly 62 years till Typhoon Olivia in 1996.
This is some crazy serious shit and if that hits any population center it is going to be a tragedy of epic proportions (to quote the movie the perfect storm)
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06-09-2017, 11:25 AM
RE: Hurricane Irma
Did I heard it might go to an unprecedented category 6 hurricane? Is this monster story being attributed to global warming?

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06-09-2017, 11:32 AM
RE: Hurricane Irma
(06-09-2017 11:25 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Did I heard it might go to an unprecedented category 6 hurricane? Is this monster story being attributed to global warming?

To quote

Quote:Should a "Category 6" be introduced?[edit]
After the series of powerful storm systems of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, a few newspaper columnists and scientists brought up the suggestion of introducing Category 6, and they have suggested pegging Category 6 to storms with winds greater than 174 or 180 mph (78 or 80 m/s; 151 or 156 kn; 280 or 290 km/h).[7][15] Only a few storms of this intensity have been recorded. Of the 32 hurricanes currently considered to have attained Category 5 status in the Atlantic, 17 had wind speeds at 175 mph (78 m/s; 152 kn; 282 km/h) or greater and only 7 had wind speeds at 180 mph (80 m/s; 160 kn; 290 km/h) or greater. Of the 15 hurricanes currently considered to have attained Category 5 status in the eastern Pacific, only five had wind speeds at 175 mph (78 m/s; 152 kn; 282 km/h) or greater (Patsy, John, Linda, Rick and Patricia), and only three had wind speeds at 180 mph (80 m/s; 160 kn; 290 km/h) or greater (Linda, Rick and Patricia). However, most storms which would be eligible for this category were typhoons in the western Pacific, most notably Typhoon Tip in 1979 with sustained winds of 190 mph (310 km/h) and typhoons Haiyan and Meranti in 2013 and 2016, respectively, with sustained winds of 195 mph (314 km/h).[16] As of September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma had sustained winds of 185 mph (298 km/h).[17]

According to Robert Simpson, there are no reasons for a Category 6 on the Saffir–Simpson Scale because it is designed to measure the potential damage of a hurricane to man-made structures. Simpson stated that "...when you get up into winds in excess of 155 mph (249 km/h) you have enough damage if that extreme wind sustains itself for as much as six seconds on a building it's going to cause rupturing damages that are serious no matter how well it's engineered."[3]

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06-09-2017, 11:32 AM (This post was last modified: 06-09-2017 11:38 AM by Full Circle.)
RE: Hurricane Irma
(06-09-2017 11:25 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Did I heard it might go to an unprecedented category 6 hurricane? Is this monster story being attributed to global warming?

No such thing this Cat 6 talk...

The categories are semi-exponential.
A Cat 2 has 10x the force of a Cat 1
A Cat 3 has 50x the force of a Cat 1
A Cat 4 has 250x the force of a Cat 1
A Cat 5 has 500x the force of a Cat 1

That's it.

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06-09-2017, 11:52 AM
RE: Hurricane Irma
(06-09-2017 11:12 AM)ShadowProject Wrote:  My cousin's wife is from PR (she lives in MA though), she is so scared for her family there. Sad
It is passing RIGHT over.

She posted this just now:

They are hunkered up in San Juan. Culebra is starting to feel the storm.

Scary Sad
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06-09-2017, 12:03 PM
RE: Hurricane Irma
(06-09-2017 11:25 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  Did I heard it might go to an unprecedented category 6 hurricane? Is this monster story being attributed to global warming?

No, some people are attributing it to "the gays."
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06-09-2017, 12:08 PM
RE: Hurricane Irma
This is a scary storm Sad I have so many friends in its path.

I hope TTA people stay safe!

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