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darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

September 3, 2004
3:15 PM

Post #1032957

Adding more insult to injury, Ivan now upgraded to a Tropical Storm. Will there ever be an end to this hurricane season?

[quote]11 AM AST FRI SEP 03 2004

...IVAN GRADUALLY STRENGTHENING OVER THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC...

AT 11 AM AST...1500Z...THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM IVAN WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 9.6 NORTH...LONGITUDE 32.9 WEST OR ABOUT 745 MILES...1200 KM...SOUTHWEST OF THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS.

IVAN IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/HR...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH... 75 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 60 MILES... 95 KM FROM THE CENTER.

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 1003 MB...29.62 INCHES. [/quote]


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imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2004
9:29 PM

Post #1033498

Uhhh, boy. Ivan seems to be starting out a little futher south. Heading for the gulf?
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


September 3, 2004
10:21 PM

Post #1033549

Yep, traditionally a storm heading through the Caribbean ends up in the Gulf...after it crosses Cuba. If it misses Cuba then it generally heads for TX or into Campeche Bay
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 3, 2004
10:29 PM

Post #1033561

Thankfully we are a long way from the coast!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2004
3:35 AM

Post #1033945

Latest forecast I heard is that Ivan is expected to be upgraded to a hurricane within 24 hours. Here's the latest track.

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LouisianaSweetPea
Mount Hermon, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 4, 2004
7:22 AM

Post #1034049

Oh, how our minds work!

I looked at the last picture and can see what most people see.

But in MY mind, this is what I see. LOL.

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justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 4, 2004
2:23 PM

Post #1034319

LSP, In my mind, that is what I fear also.

:0(

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2004
3:07 PM

Post #1034371

Jean, Lisa... that fear may keep you safe because you will prepare early.

Latest track shows it may cross Cuba.

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Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


September 4, 2004
3:11 PM

Post #1034376

One of our meteorologists is already calling this storm Ivan the Terrible and says there is every indication she will be a major storm. Here they aren't even guessing on projected path saying the projections are all over the map. Sigh...

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2004
3:33 PM

Post #1034396

That's because none of the various storm computer "models" agree. There seem to be many different universities and gov't models using a variety of collected data. Aren't you glad you have already anchored the travel trailer?

I just had an email from Dea calling it Ivan the Terrible, too, and she's in MD!
Floridian
Lutz, FL
(Zone 9b)


September 4, 2004
3:39 PM

Post #1034401

Yes the trailer will hopefully be safe. We still have lots to do. I'm always surprised by the number of potted plants we have but most are in. Still have a few trips around the property...there's always just one more thing to do! LOL It will be nice to finally be able to sit down and relax??? Ha!

darius

darius
So.App.Mtns.
United States
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2004
3:40 PM

Post #1034404

I think there is no relaxing unless you live in Nebraska, LOL.
judycooksey
Pocahontas, TN
(Zone 7b)

September 4, 2004
9:25 PM

Post #1034741

For those of you who may be in it's path, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Judy & Bob
MiniSchnuz
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2004
9:34 PM

Post #1034788

OH please.. hope it will go other way not to LA..

Our new house have no insurance! We are angry at those all insurances cause they won't cover it unless we finish the house!

imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 4, 2004
11:20 PM

Post #1034871

You better hurry!
justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2004
11:57 AM

Post #1035325

another problem,
they will not write any coverage as long as there are hurricanes or tropical depressions in the Gulf :0(
MiniSchnuz
New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

September 5, 2004
12:47 PM

Post #1035364

yes that what I think of.. sick of insurances!
Terre_
Golden, CO
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2004
7:39 PM

Post #1035792

It's no longer a TS, upgraded to hurricane status.
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

September 5, 2004
8:41 PM

Post #1035839

Terre, I'm glad all we have to complain about is a little 'early' snow. And it's 'UP' there on the mtns. In fact I'm going to go try pics. ~Blooms
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2004
8:44 PM

Post #1035844

The first snow thread? Yipee!
smooth
Belmont, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2004
8:54 PM

Post #1035850

I'm never going to get my DH to retire in FLA now!!

Hope that one peters out real quickly.

Jay (smooth)
Terre_
Golden, CO
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2004
8:57 PM

Post #1035856

Yeah, Blooms, I won't complain til we get another 4 footer or it dips to 20 below. Then I'll whine a bit. But its nothing in comparison to what Florida is going through.

imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2004
9:08 PM

Post #1035864

Ivan is catagory 3 now!
cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
12:48 AM

Post #1036055

I agree, I will deal with the snow and ice storms here than a hurricane !! bless those people in FL,, you all have been pounded way to many time this year,,,

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


September 6, 2004
2:49 AM

Post #1036187

It's a 4 now.
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
2:57 AM

Post #1036194

ruh roh
cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
2:58 AM

Post #1036196

I hope it fizzles out !!

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 6, 2004
3:13 AM

Post #1036207

Oh weeds! :( Is it the one that they think might enter the Gulf of Mexico?
cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
3:15 AM

Post #1036209

I have not found much about this one yet,,, but its another big one,,

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 6, 2004
3:18 AM

Post #1036214

I think I answered my own question looking at the map above...I hope it too runs into something like Frances did and sloooooooooooooooooows down!!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
3:20 AM

Post #1036216

Our local weather guy now says Ivan is headed for Florida!
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
12:22 PM

Post #1036434

When they get to a 4 I get scared so will be watching this one closely and will run real fast if it heads my way and I hope everyone else will too!
LouisianaSweetPea
Mount Hermon, LA
(Zone 8b)

September 6, 2004
12:39 PM

Post #1036447

Me too!!!

This one is giving me fits. Even the local meteorologists seem concerned.
smooth
Belmont, NC
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
12:48 PM

Post #1036453


Prayers for all of you that it suddnely fizzles out.
Jay
justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2004
12:52 PM

Post #1036457

weeds said " ruh roe"..
chuckle...chuckle...

reeds, roux much rooby roux? giggle
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
1:07 PM

Post #1036470

Hey Lisa...gotta get ready for dem hurricanes!
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 6, 2004
1:13 PM

Post #1036474

I am less than 20 miles from the Gulf. Close enough to start worry.
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
1:14 PM

Post #1036478

Trois, didn't realize you were so close to the wa wa! All I can say is RUN!

Edited to say: Just looked your town on the map..you can drive over to galveston and I will go to the beach and I bet we could see each other!!

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justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2004
1:22 PM

Post #1036490

i'mma gettin ready for dem hurricanes...watchin and waitin...and hopin' and prayin...just let the thing go 'poof'..off the face of the earth...
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
1:24 PM

Post #1036493

Does anybody wonder why South America never gets hit by a hurricane? Or does it and we just don't know about it?
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 6, 2004
1:36 PM

Post #1036510

Weeds, how close to the Gulf are you? Besides the Earth is round. Two people standing at the water's edge 6 miles apart could only see each other's heads with a good telescope.

We are 27 feet above Sea level.

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weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
1:42 PM

Post #1036518

20 mins and oh lordy you must be an engineer!
cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
1:44 PM

Post #1036519

weeds,,

I will have to see what I can find,, but I have not heard anything about that ..
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
1:46 PM

Post #1036520

cacolos, thanks, that would be interesting to know, I bet ursala could help us with that.
cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
1:48 PM

Post #1036523

I would think they have not been totally missed by some of them,, but I just dont think they report that stuff here...
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
1:51 PM

Post #1036527

I just noticed when they showed Ivan how close it was to SA but they always seem to turn up our way...I know, all those air currents and stuff but still...
cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
2:05 PM

Post #1036539

I just hope it fizzle out , or I think FL is not going to recover after 3 in a row...that is so sad...I feel so bad for everyone,,

20 trucks from here leaving tomorrow to come help out...
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
2:09 PM

Post #1036542

Wow, that is a long way to come and is it ever needed down in the penninsula! Thanks to all the folks that come and help...such devastation and it happens a lot lately.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
2:16 PM

Post #1036547

trois, weeds, get telescopic periscopes! :-)
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
2:17 PM

Post #1036548

im, there ya go! Your not as cumb as your name suggests!!LOL where is gordonville?
cherishlife
Pocola, OK
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2004
2:28 PM

Post #1036559

lol weeds, I been wantin' to say that ever since he joined us, just hadn't found the opportunity yet. You beat me to it.

imway2dumb, I must say that you do not live up (or is it down?) to your name. Love your sense of humor.
cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
2:35 PM

Post #1036569

sometimes peps names are way to funny,,, I wish I had come up with a cool name !!

yea each truck has 2 peps in it,, they are leaving in the am, so they have today to spend with thier familes,,,

red cross sent more people to,, and they are on the news asking for more $$ to help,,,

this is why I love the USA we all help in times of need !!!

cheryle
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
2:51 PM

Post #1036589

weeds, Gordonville is due north of Dallas/Ft. Worth on the border with Oklahoma near Lake Texoma. The name is actually John.
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 6, 2004
3:01 PM

Post #1036598

You must be near Fannin Park area. The worst mosquitos I have seen.
cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
3:03 PM

Post #1036599

how is TX right now?
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
3:11 PM

Post #1036610

Hey John! Nice to meet you!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
3:17 PM

Post #1036620

trois, Fannin County is one county to my east. It was a bad year for skeeters here, too, way2much rain.

cacolos, rained a little this am otherwise warm & humid.
Terre_
Golden, CO
(Zone 5b)

September 6, 2004
3:39 PM

Post #1036642

A couple of years ago the northern edge of SA was hit hard by hurricanes. I managed the travel agency that held the Dept of Interior contract and we sent a lot of geology expert types down to assist. Created massive floodiing, mudslides, a lot of loss of life. I'm thinking it was Columbia.
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 6, 2004
3:50 PM

Post #1036646

Weeds, I don't even have a train. How could I be an Engineer?
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
4:01 PM

Post #1036751

Here is a link that discusses S. A. hurricanes.

http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/educ/science/2001/10-12-00.htm
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
4:01 PM

Post #1036752

HA...you so funny!
eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2004
4:40 PM

Post #1036794

imway2dumb, that means you are about halfway between me and tarogers!! I'm 8 miles south of Whitesboro! Howdy, neighbor!!

"eyes"
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
4:47 PM

Post #1036804

John, thanks...that was very informative!
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
4:54 PM

Post #1036821

How do neighbor! I'm 13 mi. north of Whitesboro!! Lets see 13 + 8 = what? 20 something miles, I think.
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 6, 2004
5:05 PM

Post #1036840

Another Engineer?
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2004
5:06 PM

Post #1036842

Practically next door neighbors, especially for Texas - we've just learned how large Texas is... as big as Frances.
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
5:18 PM

Post #1036853

Nah, I don't have a train either. :-[
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 6, 2004
5:18 PM

Post #1036854

I live 100 miles from the Eastern border of Texas. When going to San Diago, El Paso is considered half way.
eyesoftexas
Toadsuck, TX
(Zone 7a)

September 6, 2004
5:19 PM

Post #1036855

21 miles right up 377 as the crow flies...hope to meet you sometime soon.

"eyes"
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
5:24 PM

Post #1036858

trois, if you traveled that distance (to San Diego) you'd only be halfway accross Alaska. Take that!!! :-)
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2004
5:36 PM

Post #1036866

Way2, you're not a native Texan are you? They never bring up Alaska. lol And Texans claim El Paso is the capitol of New Mexico, right?
imway2dumb
Gordonville, TX
(Zone 7b)

September 6, 2004
5:40 PM

Post #1036868

All that is true.
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
6:10 PM

Post #1036911

Hey...wait a minute I am lost! (need an engineer!) trois, i thought you were 30 miles from galveston? Lol Blooms to the size of frances...texas will from here forward be the size of frances to me.
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 6, 2004
6:27 PM

Post #1036927

20 miles from Galveston. In Galveston county.
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
6:38 PM

Post #1036936

but 100 miles from the est texas border? where might that be? And guess what! The monkster is on USA!
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2004
6:46 PM

Post #1036943

Weather channel shows Texas has a fair sized storm of its own hanging over the central part. And a tornado in one of the Carolinas, - here comes Frances.
trois
Santa Fe, TX
(Zone 9b)

September 6, 2004
6:49 PM

Post #1036947

Galveston is South of me, not East.
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
6:52 PM

Post #1036949

ahhh, you were trying to trick me...
Blooms, is frances readhing that far west?

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 6, 2004
7:00 PM

Post #1036967

weeds often when bad storms happen down there it pushes the gulf stream up and *even* we often get much warmer weather than had been predicted...we've been having the winter gulf stream all this summer (Alaskan Cold Front)...maybe your storms will allow our crops to come off!
weeds
Panhandle, FL
(Zone 8a)

September 6, 2004
7:10 PM

Post #1036993

Well that must be the silver lining! Go figure...weather.

Lilypon

Lilypon
Moose Jaw, SK
(Zone 3b)

September 6, 2004
7:38 PM

Post #1037033

Not for you peeps that's for sure...a much milder storm would have done the same!
BloomsWithaView
Moab, UT
(Zone 6b)

September 6, 2004
7:46 PM

Post #1037040

Nope. We got this one from Oregon via Idaho - major hot winds sucked up in front of it kept us at 85 the night before and then dropped like crazy with a delightful storm that hung here even after the rest of the front had moved on.
Feel blessed by any drop that falls. We haven't had a decent monsoon season in nearly ten years. This was a rare radar pic* as it is way more normal to have that same circle be the only clear spot in a storm. ~Blooms ed to add we got .32 inch rain here in the valley

*The storm circle on the Utah/Colorado border - is my reference. The streak from Arizona thru NMex and NE is the monsoon track at the moment.

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cacolos
Auburn Hills, MI
(Zone 6a)

September 6, 2004
11:26 PM

Post #1037278

http://www.weather.com/maps/news/atlstorm9/projectedpath_large.html?from=tropupd


here is the latest path of Ivan,, stay safe everyone,,

cheryle

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


September 7, 2004
1:16 AM

Post #1037407

It seems to be getting a little weaker...maybe it will fizzle out.

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