Florence is dissapointing...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Slackinoff, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Slackinoff

    Slackinoff Bathed in lavender and gasoline

    Messages:
    3,895
    Likes Received:
    7,395
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Location:
    Texas
    the weather guys. I have been watching the weather channel all week and they seem dissatisfied now that it's downgraded to a 2.

    The one guy out in the rain right now is holding the microphone about 2 feet from his face to make the wind sound exaggerated. Acting like he can barely stand.....it looks about 20mph at the moment.
     
    orangejeep06, First shot and Ramjet38 like this.
  2. PBCounty

    PBCounty

    Messages:
    21,190
    Likes Received:
    21,040
    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Location:
    Palm Beach County, FL
    As I said in another thread, my local news people were clearly disappointed with the downgrade this morning. The could not conceal it in their voices.
     

  3. PBCounty

    PBCounty

    Messages:
    21,190
    Likes Received:
    21,040
    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Location:
    Palm Beach County, FL
    Do the studio weather guys up there have their ties loosened and their sleeves rolled up yet?
     
  4. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

    Messages:
    7,632
    Likes Received:
    17,020
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Location:
    KS
  5. PhotoFeller

    PhotoFeller A swamp dude

    Messages:
    10,712
    Likes Received:
    10,420
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Location:
    SW Florida
    I suspect the on-camera guys are coached to make the storm scene appear as ominous as possible to attract viewers. Its all about viewer ratings to satisfy sponsors.

    The positive benefit of dramatizing storm effects is that some people might be frightened into evacuating or, at least, getting in emergency supplies.
     
  6. Slackinoff

    Slackinoff Bathed in lavender and gasoline

    Messages:
    3,895
    Likes Received:
    7,395
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Location:
    Texas
    Now he's perched out on a floating doc. He wants to get knocked over so bad.
     
    Fred Hansen likes this.
  7. Slackinoff

    Slackinoff Bathed in lavender and gasoline

    Messages:
    3,895
    Likes Received:
    7,395
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Location:
    Texas
    double
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
  8. Slackinoff

    Slackinoff Bathed in lavender and gasoline

    Messages:
    3,895
    Likes Received:
    7,395
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2011
    Location:
    Texas
    That "FRYING PAN" is so cool! Thanks for sharing.
     
    Fred Hansen likes this.
  9. scattershot

    scattershot

    Messages:
    3,156
    Likes Received:
    5,922
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2010
    Location:
    Communist occupied Denver, CO
    Lotta hype, but the storm seems to be dissipating. I think the news talking heads were actually hoping for a disaster.
     
    Fred Hansen, Ghost doctor and dudel like this.
  10. czsmithGT

    czsmithGT

    Messages:
    20,026
    Likes Received:
    14,316
    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2004
    I doubt the people whose homes are in the path of a nine foot storm surge and 30 inches of rain would agree.
     
  11. Grabbrass

    Grabbrass

    Messages:
    14,436
    Likes Received:
    29,345
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2001
    Location:
    Almost Heaven
    I can think of a few words to describe Florence, but 'disappointing' ain't one of them.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

    Messages:
    7,632
    Likes Received:
    17,020
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2011
    Location:
    KS
    You're welcome!
     
  13. PBCounty

    PBCounty

    Messages:
    21,190
    Likes Received:
    21,040
    Joined:
    May 11, 2005
    Location:
    Palm Beach County, FL
    And don't they both have only one eye?
     
    Fred Hansen and Grabbrass like this.
  14. norton

    norton

    Messages:
    13,208
    Likes Received:
    12,795
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Location:
    East of Eden
    In my State the weather and news paper are always breathless when we have "other then sunny and mild" weather.
    you can see the excitement in their eyes when they have bad weather to forecast. Its especially funny in the winter, when the "white death" as my nephew likes to call it is forecast. 3" of snow sounds like Armageddon on TV.
     
  15. Grabbrass

    Grabbrass

    Messages:
    14,436
    Likes Received:
    29,345
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2001
    Location:
    Almost Heaven

    Good one, but ewwww.
     
    Fred Hansen likes this.
  16. M7425

    M7425

    Messages:
    821
    Likes Received:
    1,179
    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2015
    Regurgitating what I read on a weather blog earlier today- the storm is evolving. An eye wall replacement cycle has taken place; this leads to transient weakening but an increase in size. The storm is approaching warmer sea surface temps then 24 hrs ago and wind shear has decreased. These conditions favor strengthening, not weakening. The storm chaser summarized that Flo is behaving, in her opinion, more like a Cat 3 than a Cat 2. My experience reading and learning from her analytical forecasts is that she is very accurate.
     
  17. MikeLadner

    MikeLadner

    Messages:
    1,589
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2001
    There's nothing to consider there, they absolutely were, and still are.
     
    Glockworks likes this.
  18. Dragline

    Dragline

    Messages:
    8,814
    Likes Received:
    14,337
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2003
    Location:
    Coastal SC
    Don't forget where this storm is affecting.

    The national media basically doesn't care what happens to straight, white people living in the Carolina's.
     
  19. OXMYX

    OXMYX

    Messages:
    6,257
    Likes Received:
    9,309
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    A slow Cat 1-2 will bring down the power lines.
    Most folks don't prune every year and even the cities and power companies get lazy. Then it's too late.
    I do a light pruning every other year and heavy pruning in between.
    Folks get killed by falling trees and power lines, that'll be on the 6 o'clock news.

    Home Depot and Lowes stock down 1.5%
     
    Glockworks likes this.
  20. ModGlock17

    ModGlock17

    Messages:
    10,210
    Likes Received:
    10,847
    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2010
    Location:
    DisneyWorld
    I can remember similar disappointment back in Nov-2016 election night.