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T.S. Bonnie

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by DEJ/FL, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. DEJ/FL

    DEJ/FL Millennium Member

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    If you don't see any post from me, Pharoah, uncle bob or Don At PC for a day or two it will be due to the up coming visit from Tropical Storm/Hurricane Bonnie in the morning. I hope Bonnie loses her "wind" before she gets much closer!;Q

    Dan:cool:
     
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    You guys take care & be in touch when you can. Hope it passes "gently" and only results in having to cut the grass because of some rain! BE CAREFUL, my friends! Tony & Donna.
     

  3. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Sandwich!

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    I hope both storms fizzle out, good luck guys.
     
  4. DannyR

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    Hope and pray T.S. Bonnie is a wimp.
     
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    You beat me to the post. Good luck to all Florida panhandle GSSFer's with Bonnie and Charley. I heard on the news that this is the first time since 1906 2 hurricanes will come your way within 12 hours of each others. ;P
     
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    Shoulda called 'em Bonnie & Clyde. Prayers with you.
     
  7. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    Well right now Bonnies main problem is rain. Since we have already had about 6" in the last couple days and she is supposed to drop another 6"+ today as she comes ashore. Right now looks like she should make close to a direct hit here at Panama City about 11 a.m. today.

    Keep our friend Fireglock in your thoughts because he will have to contend with Hurricane Charlie tomorrow and it is much stronger.
     
  8. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    I'd be a lot happier if Charlie was a tropical storm. It looks like we're going to have trouble with him. :(
     
  9. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    Our thoughts are with you. Our brush with Bonnie will soon be over and looks to be generally uneventfull but you have a much stronger system to deal with. Hope this will be all of our Hurricane Season for the Gulf Storms.
     
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    And to think you laugh at me of getting lots and lots of SNOW :) RRRRRmattie batten down the hatches and hang tought like your Glocks. See yahall soon.

    Sniper
     
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    My fingers are officially crossed for ya'll! Good luck!




    ;?
     
  12. Pharaoh

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    Now it looks like Fireglock might catch part of Charlie. Hope it looses most of it's puch first.

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  13. DaleGribble

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    I was just reading the gov's 5 pm EDT hurricane warning announcement. Charlie is now a Category and may become a category three before it hits Florida.

    Stay safe guys.

    Here's the link.

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/122035.shtml?

    Here's the cut and paste.

    WTNT33 KNHC 122035
    TCPAT3
    BULLETIN
    HURRICANE CHARLEY ADVISORY NUMBER 14
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    5 PM EDT THU AUG 12 2004

    ...CHARLEY STRENGTHENING AS IT MOVES TOWARD WESTERN CUBA...

    AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE HURRICANE WARNING HAS BEEN EXTENDED
    NORTHWARD ALONG THE FLORIDA WEST COAST TO BAYPORT. A HURRICANE
    WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS FROM THE DRY TORTUGAS
    TO THE SEVEN MILE BRIDGE...AND FOR THE FLORIDA WEST COAST FROM EAST
    CAPE SABLE NORTHWARD TO BAYPORT. THE WARNING WILL LIKELY BE
    EXTENDED NORTHWARD LATER TONIGHT. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT
    HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA DURING
    THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

    THE HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE FLORIDA WEST COAST
    FROM NORTH OF BAYPORT NORTHWARD TO THE SUWANNEE RIVER. A HURRICANE
    WATCH MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
    AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE FLORIDA KEYS FROM
    THE SEVEN MILE BRIDGE TO OCEAN REEF...AND ALONG THE SOUTH FLORIDA
    MAINLAND FROM OCEAN REEF TO EAST CAPE SABLE...INCLUDING ALL OF
    FLORIDA BAY. AT 5 PM EDT...A TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED
    FOR PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA AND GEORGIA COASTS FROM JUPITER INLET
    NORTHWARD TO ALTAMAHA SOUND...INCLUDING LAKE OKEECHOBEE.

    A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING PROVINCES OF
    WESTERN CUBA...PINAR DEL RIO...LA HABANA...CIUDAD DE LA HABANA...
    MATANZAS...AND THE ISLE OF YOUTH. AT 5 PM...THE GOVERNMENT OF THE
    CAYMAN ISLANDS HAS DISCONTINUED ALL WARNINGS.

    AT 5 PM EDT...2100Z...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE CHARLEY WAS LOCATED
    NEAR LATITUDE 21.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 81.9 WEST OR ABOUT 140
    MILES... 230 KM...SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF HAVANA CUBA.

    CHARLEY IS NOW MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH
    ...30 KM/HR. A GRADUAL TURN TOWARD THE NORTH IS EXPECTED DURING
    THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...CHARLEY IS EXPECTED TO
    PASS NEAR THE ISLE OF YOUTH TONIGHT AND NEAR HAVANA CUBA FRIDAY
    MORNING. WEATHER CONDITIONS SHOULD BEGIN TO DETERIORATE OVER
    WESTERN CUBA DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 105 MPH...165 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. THIS MAKES CHARLEY A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE
    SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE SCALE. ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS
    FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND CHARLEY COULD BECOME A MAJOR
    HURRICANE LATER TONIGHT OR FRIDAY.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 30 MILES... 45 KM...
    FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
    TO 125 MILES...205 KM.

    THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 980 MB...28.94 INCHES.

    STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 10 TO 14 FEET CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE
    SOUTH COAST OF CUBA NEAR AND EAST OF WHERE THE CENTER MAKES
    LANDFALL. IN ADDITION...STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 2 TO 4 FEET...ALONG
    WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED IN THE
    FLORIDA KEYS. STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 10 TO 13 FEET IS ALSO
    POSSIBLE NEAR AND SOUTH OF THE WHERE THE CENTER CROSSES THE FLORIDA
    WEST COAST.

    RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE LIKELY IN ASSOCIATION WITH
    CHARLEY. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS.

    REPEATING THE 5 PM EDT POSITION...21.2 N... 81.9 W. MOVEMENT
    TOWARD...NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
    WINDS...105 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 980 MB.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
    PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

    AN INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
    HURRICANE CENTER AT 8 PM EDT FOLLOWED BY THE NEXT
    COMPLETE ADVISORY AT 11 PM EDT.

    FORECASTER STEWART
     
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    Good luck to my Florida Friends... keep your heads down and your chins up!
     
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    LASH DOWN THE TRAILER AND ANCHOR DEEP!!!!
     
  16. DEJ/FL

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    The "Target Trailer" spent last night and all day today safe and sound inside the shop!

    Dan:cool:
     
  17. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    I'm thinking Friday night and Saturday morning are going to be a little on the rough side. If it's not raining too hard tomorrow I'll move some more junk in. Oh well, watcha gonna do? :)
     
  18. Don At PC

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    Lets all keep our old friend Fireglock in our thoughts Fri. night and Sat. he is the one in emminent danger during that period. Ours is past but Charlie looks like maybe another "Opal 1995" that we went though and it aint fun.

    Good luck old buddy and keep us posted as you can. We here in the Panhandle will keep you in our thoughts.
     
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    Hey you guy's, keep your heads down and stay high dry and safe. Of course Dan, it would be a great weekend to practice under less then excellent conditions, but that's just me and I'm old so what could I know.;Q ;Q ;Q Remember use a Halo sight, their waterproof.
     
  20. DEJ/FL

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    Thanks old buddy! Are Halo's hurricane proof?????;Q Jerry's the one we need to keep in our thoughs......They are going to have a rough go!
    Dan:cool: