Tropical Depression FIVE Public Advisory Cayman Islands-gulf-Don't ignore this

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  1. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    A powerful tropical wave that has the potential to become a serious hurricane is sweeping through the southernmost Lesser Antilles Islands today,

    http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=477&tstamp=200608


    UPDATE
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT5+shtml/250253.shtml?

    1100 PM AST THU AUG 24 2006

    ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE STILL PRODUCING SHOWERS AND GUSTY WINDS
    ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE LESSER ANTILLES...

    AT 1100 PM AST...0300Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIVE WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 13.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 63.9 WEST OR ABOUT 390
    MILES...625 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO.

    THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 18 MPH...AND A WEST TO
    WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION...WITH SOME DECREASE IN FORWARD SPEED IS
    EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 35 MPH...55 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST AND THE DEPRESSION COULD
    BECOME A TROPICAL STORM ON FRIDAY.

    ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1007 MB...29.74 INCHES.

    ALTHOUGH THE CENTER OF THE DEPRESSION CONTINUES TO MOVE AWAY FROM
    THE WINDWARD ISLANDS...RAIN BANDS TRAILING THE CENTER WILL BE
    AFFECTING THE ISLANDS OVERNIGHT...WITH HEAVY RAINS AND WIND GUSTS
    TO TROPICAL STORM FORCE IN SQUALLS. ALL INTERESTS IN THE WINDWARD
    ISLANDS...AS WELL AS IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO...SHOULD EXERCISE
    CAUTION UNTIL WINDS AND SEAS SUBSIDE.

    RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED IN
    ASSOCIATION WITH THE DEPRESSION.

    REPEATING THE 1100 PM AST POSITION...13.2 N...63.9 W. MOVEMENT
    TOWARD...WEST NEAR 18 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...35 MPH.
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1007 MB.

    THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER AT
    500 AM AST.
     
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  3. Dark Knight

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  5. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    W ith my luck that "thing" will come up the Fl. coast and knock out my power just when all the news starts breaking abt Karr.:mad:
     
  6. deanws

    deanws Former Member

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    I hope you guys in Florida stay safe this year. :dance:
     
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    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    It's headed for NO isn't it.
     
  9. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    Link in above post seems to indicate that area.
     
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  11. poco

    poco A cat will blink when struck with a hammer.

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    So far so good this year for everyone........ hope it keeps up!
     
  12. Beyond Belief

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    http://www.wftv.com/weather/9732778/detail.html

    At 11 a.m. EDT, the depression that formed Thursday had maximum sustained winds near 35 mph, below tropical storm strength of 39 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported. It could become Tropical Storm Ernesto later Friday.


    "It's starting to have some of the signs of a tropical storm," said Eric Blake, hurricane specialist. "We have it passing pretty close to Jamaica in a couple of days and slowly intensifying. It could be a hurricane in the northwest Caribbean Sea."


    The depression was centered about 340 miles south of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Forecasters said it was moving west at about 15 mph
     
  13. Marthatex

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    I actually hope one will head this way; not a bad one but enough to bring badly needed rain.
     
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    Tropical Storm Ernesto now in Caribbean

    Tropical Storm Ernesto formed Friday over the Caribbean as it moved toward Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

    Ernesto, which posed no immediate threat to land, could develop next week into the first hurricane of the 2006 Atlantic season, the center said.

    The outer edges of the storm were expected to bring rain to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti over the next 24 hours.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/tropical_weather&printer=1

    Maybe the title of the thread could be updated to reflect the naming of this storm? Just a thought. :)


     
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    Ernesto is getting stronger by the day.....:waitasec:
    It sure looks like(if it becomes a hurricane) it will hit the states.....:doh:
    By Wed's or Thurs ppl should think of getting out of dodge...


    This map UPDATES ITSELF woow...The upper post was done yesterday...
    Tropical Storm ERNESTO
    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_at5+shtml/114506.shtml?5day

    Click image to zoom in [​IMG]
     
  18. luvbeaches

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    I hope this thing dies down...and goes away!!!

    We were in Grand Cayman this past January, and they've done a great job at cleaning up the George Town area (where the touristy things are and the ships anchor), but you wouldn't believe how damaged the other part of the island is. Over near Bodden Town, there are there huge homes that are just shells. And Lord knows, everyone in the Gulf area is sick of hurricanes.... :(
     
  19. Peter Hamilton

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    Ernesto is expected to be a 120 mph major storm by Wed--Once it gets in the Gulf,somebody is going to get it--either us or even mexico--A Gulf hurricane has never weakened back down to a tropical storm in recorded history,the Gulf waters being so warm--lets just hope that the strength forecast is wrong,and that it doesn't become any stronger than a minimal hurricane---Hurricane experts admit,that while their computer model track records are good,their forecasts on how strong a storm will become, leave much to be desired
     
  20. englishleigh

    englishleigh Authentic Southern Belle

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    Just on MSNBC: if the storm hits New Orleans as a Cat-3, the levees may not hold, according to the Army Corps of Engineers...and it may hit on or around the 1-year anniversary of Katrina. Here we go again....everyone pray. I'd take it here in Alabama to keep New Orleans and South MS. from taking it again.
     
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    englishleigh,that's a nice unselfish thought,but many in your area may not be so magnamious :)--Marthatex says Texas is still in a drought,so if it hits there,and its minimal,it could actually benefit the lone star state somewhat--they are roastng this year
     

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