Omar near hurricane strength; TD 16 slowly strengthening

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 19:59 GMT le 14 octobre 2008

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Tropical Storm Omar is steadily strengthening as it continues to lash northern Colombia, northern Venezuela, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao with heavy rains. The latest Hurricane Hunter center fix at 3:06 pm EDT found the pressure had dropped significantly, to 986 mb. The crew reported that heavy thunderstorms were beginning to wrap around the center, which had taken on a better-defined circular shape. Omar is beginning to form an eyewall, and could be a hurricane by morning. Indeed, surface winds reported by the Hurricane Hunters were 70 mph--very close to hurricane strength. Radar from the Netherlands Antilles shows that the rain has organized into spiral bands, but heavy thunderstorm activity is missing on the northwest side of the storm. Satellite loops show the amount of heavy thunderstorm activity continues to increase and organize. Wind shear has fallen to a moderate 10 knots, allowing this increased organization to occur.


Figure 1. Current satellite image of Omar.

The forecast for Omar
The storm is expected to turn northeastward tonight as an upper-level trough of low pressure digs far enough south to pull the storm towards the Virgin Islands and northern Lesser Antilles Islands. Wind shear is expected to remain in the moderate 10-15 knot range over the next three days, and waters will remain warm, 29°C. This should allow Omar to intensify into a hurricane before it moves through the Virgin Islands and northernmost Lesser Antilles Wednesday night. I expect Omar will remain near its current intensity until it completes building an eyewall, which it should happen between 12 am and 6 am EDT Wednesday. At that time, the potential for rapid intensification into a Category 3 hurricane exists. The latest SHIPS model is forecasting that Omar will rapidly intensify over the next 24 hours, arriving in the Virgin Islands Wednesday evening as a borderline Category 2 or 3 hurricane with 110-115 mph winds. The GFDL and HWRF are much less aggressive. They forecast higher shear affecting Omar, and 70-75 mph winds at landfall. Given Omar's current appearance and rather low pressure, landfall Wednesday evening as a Category 2 hurricane looks like a reasonable intensity forecast. I give Omar a 30% chance of being a major Category 3 hurricane at landfall.

Omar's storm surge
If Omar does become a hurricane, wind damage is likely to be the greatest threat from the storm. Storm surge is usually not a problem in the Virgin Islands and northern Lesser Antilles, since these islands are surrounded by deep water, and the surge tends to flow around the islands, rather than be forced up onto the islands. As seen in Figure 2, the maximum storm tide from a mid-strength Category 3 hurricane with 120-125 mph winds is generally in the 3-4 foot range in the Virgin Islands. St. Thomas and Anedega Islands can get a slightly higher surge of 5-6 feet, due to their convex shape facing southwest, which will tend to trap the surge from a northeastward moving hurricane. The down side of having deep water close to shore is that the waves will be high, and the Virgin Islands and northern Lesser Antilles Islands can expect considerable coastal erosion and damage to coastal structure due to high battering waves.


Figure 2. Expected maximum storm tide (storm surge plus a correction for the storm hitting at high tide) for a Category 3 hurricane moving northeast at 12 mph through the Virgin Islands. This is NOT the surge expected from a particular storm, but rather the maximum computed storm tide (Maximum Envelope of Waters, or MEOW) from eleven different simulated hurricanes (with tracks shown in black with arrows). The simulations were done using NOAA's SLOSH model.

Heavy rains from an outer rain band are just south of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and will move into the islands over the next few hours. This rain should only last a few hours, and the bulk of Omar's rain will not arrive until Wednesday afternoon. Omar should bring heavy rains of 3-6 inches to the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic on Wednesday, but the rest of Hispaniola should escape heavy rains. All of the Leeward Islands are at risk of total rainfall of 5-10 inches from Omar. Martinique radar shows heavy rains affecting all of the islands north of Martinique.

Links to follow
Puerto Rico radar
Eastern Caribbean buoy 42059
San Juan, Puerto Rico weather
St. Croix, Virgin Islands weather
Martinique radar

Tropical Depression 16 off the coast of Honduras
Tropical Depression 16, near the Honduras/Nicaragua border, continues to slowly organize. The region is under low wind shear, 5-10 knots. Satellite loops show a modest amount of heavy thunderstorms spread out over a large portion of the Western Caribbean. Heavy rains are affecting extreme northeast Nicaragua and northeastern Honduras, and will be pushing into Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula this evening. So far, rainfall rates in the heaviest thunderstorms over land have been near 1/2 inch per hour (Figure 3). These rains will steadily increase in coverage and intensity as TD 16 continues to organize. This afternoon's Hurricane Hunter mission found 30-35 mph winds and a central pressure of 1004 mb.

The forecast for TD 16
Conditions are favorable for TD 16 to intensify into a tropical storm. The system is expected to track very coast to the coast of Honduras, and this proximity to land should limit intensification potential. A west-southwesterly motion into the northern coast of Honduras is not expected, since the latest set of model runs keeps TD 16 just offshore. However, it would not take much of a deviation in track for TD 16 to make landfall in northern Honduras. Wind shear is forecast to remain low, 5-10 knots, for the rest of the week. As long as the center remains over water within 50 miles of land, slow intensification should occur, and the GFDL and HWRF models are expecting TD 16 to make landfall Thursday morning in Belize as a 50-55 mph tropical storm. If TD 16 manages to move farther from land, more significant intensification could occur, but that doesn't appear likely at this time.

Links to follow
Puerto Lempira, Honduras weather


Figure 3. Estimated rainfall rates from TD 16 at 9:43 am EDT Tuesday, October 13, 2008. Image credit: Navy Research Lab, Monterey.

Nana and the child of Nana
Tropical Depression Nana has been torn apart by wind shear of 30-40 knots. Regeneration is unlikely due to the continued high wind shear expected along its path. The small area of disturbed weather south-southeast of Nana (90L), has also been disrupted by high wind shear, although latest satelite loops show a small amount of heavy thunderstorm activity still clinging to the east side. The shear should prevent either system from redeveloping.

Hurricane Ike relief efforts: Monday 10/13/08 update
From StormJunkie's blog today: Portlight.org is currently preparing the next push of supplies to head to the forgotten populations and disabilities community along the Texas Gulf Coast. Due to the exceptional pricing that U-haul has given us on trucks we have found the cheapest way to transport these goods is to continue to utilize our U-haul deal to transport these goods. We will be delivering many items to these outlying communities early to mid next week. Look for updates on this trip as it happens!

Some of the supplies that are being delivered include 50 manual wheel chairs that were specifically requested by the Houston Mayor of Disabilities. We have also received items from Coleman and Dick's Sporting goods which will be on the truck. A pallet of tents has also been donated by an anonymous person. Some quantity of socks has also been donated. As we receive and secure more items we will continue to update. In the mean time, if any have connections that may be able to help us acquire some of the following items; your timely help is greatly appreciated.


Figure 4. Chief Dickie Uzzle of the Bridge City Fire Department opening supplies sent by Portlight. Supplies were not only needed but also greatly appreciated.

Contributions to the portlight.org charity fund are fully tax-deductible, and will go to provide relief supplies for those smaller communities typically bypassed by the traditional relief efforts. More details can be found at StormJunkie's blog.

I'll have an update Wednesday morning.

Jeff Masters

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795. Neverseensnow
17:51 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting hurrizone:
Im just looking at the 200nm P.R radar and looks that the eye of Omar is strinking in the last frames. Maybe is in a rapid intensification stage.


Strinking?
794. hurrizone
16:01 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Im just looking at the 200nm P.R radar and looks that the eye of Omar is strinking in the last frames. Maybe is in a rapid intensification stage.
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793. tanman63
14:28 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting Cotillion:
Another trivia question...

How many seasons have had *both* a pre-season and a post-season storm?


I would have to guess 5, but I also want to guess 9. Close?
792. capefearspt
14:26 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
new blog
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791. Cotillion
14:24 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Another trivia question...

How many seasons have had *both* a pre-season and a post-season storm?
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790. Orcasystems
14:22 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Refreshed
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789. Abacosurf
14:21 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting leftovers:
seems wierd to me that only 1000 miles away from the us people in nicaragua live in grass shacks no power bare necessities. they have had there share of disasters the past 50yrs. war huge earthquake (flattened mananqua)and terrible hurricanes. the average joe make $5. a day. next time someone complains about the stock mkt think of it.


Just got back from Nica.... I think the country is nicer than Costa Rica.

Less crime and drugs. CR has become a cess pit of prostitution and drugs and now human smuggling.

Caught some unbelievable surf.


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788. pottery
14:21 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
True, we will never know. He is probably still up there .....
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787. TheTracker08
14:20 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Its wobbling alot as well. ,ight this trough not have such a large hold on omar?! and i see now that models are predicting a paloma clone in the gulf going from east to west?!?!?! well well well
786. Cotillion
14:19 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Yes, 1943. :)

And on account of a dare, if that story is correct.



1970s?

1960s, perhaps?

Nope.

1946.
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785. Cotillion
14:18 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting pottery:
Cotillion. By airplane ?
The mind boggles, trying to think of other options. Balloon, kite, whirlygig, etc. Great ...... LOL


Well, just in case someone thought it'd be a good idea to say something along those lines. ;)

Though someone may have wanted the Darwin Award in the early 1900s and hand-glided into one...

We'll never know...
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784. TheTracker08
14:18 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
If this thing is moving so slow, doesnt the trough have a chance to retreat, and therefore cause omar to move in a west to nw motion? jmo
783. tigerfanintexas
14:17 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting Cotillion:
Trivia:

Which year was the first ever flight into a cyclone (via airplane)?

I think it was 1943, or somewhere close to that
782. tanman63
14:16 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
I know it was a dare at first...a fighter pilot took his plane into one in the GOM back around 42' right?
781. pottery
14:15 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Cotillion. By airplane ?
The mind boggles, trying to think of other options. Balloon, kite, whirlygig, etc. Great ...... LOL
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780. pottery
14:12 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
People have been extremely lucky, that Omar did not stall out like this, for a week, with intense rain, over land. Imagine if this was sitting over PR, DR., Haiti, Anywhere, for a week...........
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779. Cotillion
14:11 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Trivia:

Which year was the first ever flight into a cyclone (via airplane)?
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778. theshepherd
14:10 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting benirica:
Random question.
What time is it?
My computer, cellphone, tv say 9:51... weather channel says 9:41.
lol
Trust your cell phone.
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777. Relix
14:07 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting benirica:
De acuerdo con el meteorólogo Félix Castro, del SNM, “a las 8:00 a.m. (el huracán) se movió un poquito más al norte y eso es malo porque si lo sigue haciendo (la trayectoria) podría estar más cerca de Puerto Rico... podría moverse más al oeste”.

First time I hear gov. official mentioning the possibility.
That is a quote from the newspapers site, it is of the national weather service's meteorologist... he said
"at 8:00am (the hurricane) moved more to the north, and that is bad because if it keeps doing that it could bring it (the forecast track) closer to Puerto Rico... it could be more to the west."


Guess I had been calling it right all along. Now let's see how it goes, I am tired of Omar and just want him to get over with this =P
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776. TropicalGenesis
14:07 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
10:00 AM observation in San Juan: Mostly cloudy skies giving way from high clouds to lower thickening clouds from the south east with light variable winds. We have to see what the 11:00 AM advisory holds. The upper level low well to the north seems to be doing its job keeping Omar well away from PR. Question: if the low were to weaken before Omar picks up significant forward speed could it move mover west before 20N?
Meaning could it create it's own steering if it continues to strengthen?
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775. btwntx08
14:06 GMT le 15 octobre 2008

wow!
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774. UPRM1CIMA
14:05 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Hello Guiness,

Greetings from far western PR. I guess you know now why they say plan ahead! Anyway, you don't have to use the wingnuts, regular nuts are fine and can be tightened by hand if you have some sort of lubricant. Easier with a wrench, though. Also, your neighbors may have some extra wingnuts. Good chance to meet them if you haven't already. Good luck and stay safe.


Quoting Guiness:


Yep! Or at least to pass 10 - 20 miles either side, so the island is on full alert. I hope soggy dollar still stands afterwards..
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773. tanman63
14:02 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Hurricane - We posted at about the same time. I see the same thing with the Canadian model. Unfortunately, hasn't been totally reliable, and fortunately, it's the only model, at this time anyway, to forecast that. Wait and see what the 12Z run brings, and also if any other models hint at this. Another model actually suggests that by 5 days time, TD 16 will split apart and we'll have another east-west mover in the Caribbean. So, just to early to tell.

You know, looking at Omar on wv, there is a lot of wobbling, PR people need to be prepared in advance, he could just as easily meander on up to the east coast there.
772. benirica
14:00 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
De acuerdo con el meteorólogo Félix Castro, del SNM, “a las 8:00 a.m. (el huracán) se movió un poquito más al norte y eso es malo porque si lo sigue haciendo (la trayectoria) podría estar más cerca de Puerto Rico... podría moverse más al oeste”.

First time I hear gov. official mentioning the possibility.
That is a quote from the newspapers site, it is of the national weather service's meteorologist... he said
"at 8:00am (the hurricane) moved more to the north, and that is bad because if it keeps doing that it could bring it (the forecast track) closer to Puerto Rico... it could be more to the west."
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771. Guiness
13:55 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting saintsfan06:
Guiness, You all stay safe. Just logged on, is NHC forcasting a direct hit for you guys?? We sail the BVI every other year. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world!! Avatar from White Bay.


Yep! Or at least to pass 10 - 20 miles either side, so the island is on full alert. I hope soggy dollar still stands afterwards..
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770. Beta
13:54 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Does anyone think that TD 16 will ever become Tropical Storm Paloma?
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769. benirica
13:53 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
lol... wonder how that messes up their carefully planned schedule to repeat the same thing at the same time each hour....
oh boy!
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768. benirica
13:52 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting btwntx08:
i can see the center of omar on the pr radar
Link


yep. been visible all morning
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767. Cotillion
13:52 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting benirica:
Random question.
What time is it?
My computer, cellphone, tv say 9:51... weather channel says 9:41.
lol


TWC is wrong.

No change there then.
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766. btwntx08
13:51 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
i can see the center of omar on the pr radar
Link
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765. benirica
13:51 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Random question.
What time is it?
My computer, cellphone, tv say 9:51... weather channel says 9:41.
lol
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764. saintsfan06
13:50 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Guiness, You all stay safe. Just logged on, is NHC forcasting a direct hit for you guys?? We sail the BVI every other year. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world!! Avatar from White Bay.
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763. ReppinDeSKB
13:48 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Hi - 1st post here from St. Kitts...anxiously waiting for Omar.

Anyone know when updated info will come out?

Also if Omar tracks as projected what should I be expecting here on the "fringe" of the storm in St. Kitts?

Thx.
762. RickWPB
13:46 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting Guiness:
Hi from Tortola. I echo what STT says..first hurricane, clearing potential 'missiles' from the garden. I've just started with the hurricane shutters for two sets of double glass patio doors (the windows should be fine, they are small with good thick frames). The landlord use galvanized wingnuts for the system, which are now corroded, useless and falling to bits. We are VERY exposed, south facing and looking at a direct hit. What would people suggest regarding the hurricane shutters??

Thanks.
Guiness,

Plywood is a good option to cover windows... that is if you can get any at this time.

See this helpful link:
Do-It-Yourself Shutters
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761. surfmom
13:40 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Hi Stillwater, did not see any bait fish on sunday when I paddled - late afternoon - but that was a few days ago. Think we are clear of the red tide--least at "our" spot. got work and errands to do this AM otherwise I'd be tempted to go out fishing... bummer these responsibilities.

reading kman's line "slow moving storm" --doesn't please me-- the carib is my favorite place on earth -- I love those islands and really, really hoping they will not be hurt badly by Omar. When I think about the mess TX is, 4 weeks after Ike, --- to imagine the lovely islands hurting is more salt on the wounds. thankfully they will not have the surge issue, but what's concerning instead is the flooding - specially if Omar is a slow-poke
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760. tanman63
13:40 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Good morning...Omar is a nasty one. Looks like the 'explosion' in intensity yesterday has been hindered, but still lots and lots of convection associated with it. Still waiting for Omar to show his eye on visible.
On another note, Canadian model for 0Z run shows TD 16 reforming and as a TS in the GOM on day 6...all models seemed confused with it.
Island peoples! Still got you in prayers, doesn't matter where Omar hits, I think the wind field has some catching up to do, and by this afternoon we'll have a much larger wind field for both tropical storm and hurricane strength winds.
759. Relix
13:40 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting benirica:


over as in on track or over as in north


North of the forecast points, AKA more to the west.
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758. junie1
13:38 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Hay from downtown in st.thomas overcast and calm were iam just waiting to see what comes later on tonight any one here from stcroix?
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757. Hurricane1956
13:38 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Hello everybody!,the latest CMC run shows TD-16 going up the Yucantan Peninsula,and intesifying as it's reach the Yucantan channel.Please see link below,any comments?? on this development any other reliable model is showing this shift to the North.
http://moe.met.fsu.edu/cgi-bin/cmctc2.cgi?time=2008101500&field=Sea+Level+Pressure&hour=Animation
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756. theshepherd
13:32 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
740 STT
If you can find a Radio Shack style 150Watt DC/AC inverter, you should buy one. $25 max.
I bring my truck battery and boat batteries inside during blackouts and have plenty of TV/Computer power for days.
Even gives the frig style cooler a boost.
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755. benirica
13:31 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting Relix:
It's definitely over forecast points:

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/flt/t2/loop-avn.html


over as in on track or over as in north
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754. pottery
13:30 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Guiness, can you use plywood ( preferably marine grade ), and screw or bolt it to the walls ?
Marine grade will allow you to re-use the ply later. Std. grade is no good if it gets wet.
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753. Relix
13:29 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
It's definitely over forecast points:

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/flt/t2/loop-avn.html
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752. benirica
13:28 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Quoting Guiness:
Hi from Tortola. I echo what STT says..first hurricane, clearing potential 'missiles' from the garden. I've just started with the hurricane shutters for two sets of double glass patio doors (the windows should be fine, they are small with good thick frames). The landlord use galvanized wingnuts for the system, which are now corroded, useless and falling to bits. We are VERY exposed, south facing and looking at a direct hit. What would people suggest regarding the hurricane shutters??

Thanks.


Ah I LOVE Tortola.
Well to clear the myths...
DONT:
1. put tape on the windows
2. open windows to let the wind "flow"

DO:
1. put up shutters if you have them. if not put some plywood on your windows
2. remember your doors! sometimes they are as vulnerable as windows
3. better to leave garage doors down (in my opinion wind manages to get inbetween the door and the wall if they are risen and rip it down
4. pick up anything that is loose around your house
5. fill the tub with water
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751. Dar9598
13:27 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
It forecast to landfall in St Croix east point tomorrow at 02 A.M as a strong Cat 2 with 105/110 MPH winds with 965 MB.
OMAR still grow in size.
750. RMM34667
13:26 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
anyone have a link to the forcast track that is zoomed in? The islands are so small and I don't know the layout. I'd like to get a better idea of exactly where Omar will have an impact. thanks
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749. kmanislander
13:25 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Good morning all

Not a lot one can say about Omar. All the signs of an intensifying slow mover.

TD 16 appears to be close to stationary near 15N 83.2W or just near the coast on the border between Nic. and Hon.

I know this position is SE of the NHC coordinates but based on the shortwave loop that is what it looks like to me. Hopefully we will finally get a clean pass from Quikscat.

Back later
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748. 19N81W
13:25 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Has anyone had a look at the models going forward? What can we expect for the remainder of the the season? It seems as if this is going to be the last surge of activity for the season....
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747. benirica
13:25 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
I have a question...
being the center where it is according to the track over the satellite loop...
How can Tropical Storm winds extend so much to the east when the heaviest thunderstorms seem to be to the west of the center.
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746. Guiness
13:25 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Hi from Tortola. I echo what STT says..first hurricane, clearing potential 'missiles' from the garden. I've just started with the hurricane shutters for two sets of double glass patio doors (the windows should be fine, they are small with good thick frames). The landlord use galvanized wingnuts for the system, which are now corroded, useless and falling to bits. We are VERY exposed, south facing and looking at a direct hit. What would people suggest regarding the hurricane shutters??

Thanks.
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745. LostTomorrows
13:24 GMT le 15 octobre 2008
Is 16 splitting apart?
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