TS Dolly

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Wow! Take a weekend off, and the tropics fill with storms! Yipes is right!! How're you doing, AngelSong?

Quoting:

WTNT34 KNHC 211800
TCPAT4
BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM DOLLY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 5A
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042008
100 PM CDT MON JUL 21 2008

...DOLLY MOVING QUICKLY NORTHWESTWARD OVER THE SOUTHERN GULF...

A HURRICANE WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM RIO SAN FERNANDO MEXICO
NORTHWARD...ACROSS THE BORDER BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED
STATES...AND ALONG THE TEXAS COAST TO PORT O'CONNOR. A HURRICANE
WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST OF MEXICO FROM LA
PESCA NORTHWARD TO SOUTH OF RIO SAN FERNANDO...AND FOR THE TEXAS
COAST FROM NORTH OF PORT O'CONNOR TO SAN LUIS PASS. A TROPICAL
STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
WITHIN THE WATCH AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

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Victoria, TX(Zone 9b)

I'm trying to manage my workgroup in my boss's absence (about 57 people) - a workgroup that is taking a "couldn't care less" attitude. We're beginning our Alert status work, anchoring down things that could move easily, and relocating blowable stuffs to indoors. We're all trying to get serious, because if it heads Hurricane, and aims this-a-way, we won't have much time to prepare & run.

Currently, the NOAA "off the books" word we're hearing is Brownsville to Port Mansfield, 30-40mph winds near Seadrift (work).

My colleagues tell me I'm far enough inland that it'll seem like "a bad storm with some wind", but nothing more.

Victoria, TX(Zone 9b)

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT4+shtml/221200.shtml

She's strengthening, and aiming a bit further south, towards Brownsville.

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

Well, Hello Dolly! She's now at hurricane status and expected to strengthen as she slows forward speed... BIG storm, lots of rain.

Clinton, CT(Zone 6b)

AngelSong...well you won't have to worry about the storm surge but your co-workers are downplaying the danger to property. I live in CT because of Hurricane Wilma.

Wilma hit Cozumel as a CAT 5 (winds of 150mph) then hit the west coast of Florida as a CAT 3 and was still a CAT 3 when it came over us on the other side of the state a mile from the beach in northern Palm Beach County. The year before we had the eye of two CAT 3's come over us from the Atlantic. My house survived those but did not survive Wilma which had travelled at least 100 miles over land (that storm had a huge eye...it took almost an hour for it to pass over, the backside was the worst..that is when I could hear my roof peeling off).

Victoria, TX(Zone 9b)

Bring on the Rain. First wave of storms hit our area around 4:30am. More to come, I'm sure.

I'll dig up the NOAA update shortly.

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