Hurricane Irene to East Coast, good luck bros!

Myhairygrundle

Screw you guys, I'm going home.
#1
Buy your water and ammo now before the young people start to flash mob your towns.

Seriously...do it.



 

maz

TRueWDTer
#4
Got plenty of water and ammo

Might need some gas for the lawnmower though
 
#5
New York is going to get lucky this time.

The colder water in the Atlantic will dissipate this down to a Cat. 2 or 1 by the time it gets the the Northeast. Plus there's is no way that a projected hurricane path prediction set for Saturday will strike there 100%.

Anything is possible, but it seems like it'll be a miss this time.
 
#6
Oh Jesus, please don't let this hit New York. We'll never hear the end of it, despite the certainty that no one will get hurt and property damage will rank somewhere between when the Yankees win the World Series and Puerto Rican Day Parade.
 

CM Mark

The East is Ours!
#7
Oh Jesus, please don't let this hit New York. We'll never hear the end of it, despite the certainty that no one will get hurt and property damage will rank somewhere between when the Yankees win the World Series and Puerto Rican Day Parade.
Probably closer to PR Day Parade. That's usually the higher value
 
#9
Oh Jesus, please don't let this hit New York. We'll never hear the end of it, despite the certainty that no one will get hurt and property damage will rank somewhere between when the Yankees win the World Series and Puerto Rican Day Parade.
An actual hurricane hitting New York City would produce a surge of about 30ft. in Queens and about 18 at the battery. The water would have no where to go but into the harbor.

Hurricanes of 1893 and 1938 were good examples.
 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
#10
One thing is pretty certain, it doesn't look like it's going out to sea...there's a very good chance it'll make landfall. It could still jog a bit east and only brush Hatteras, but it would still likely hit Long Island/CT/RI/MA as a pretty nasty category 1 storm.

The current track is probably the worst scenario because it'll just have the storm off the coast of Jersey and near some heavily populated areas. But first, it would change the landscape of Hatteras for sure. That would be as a category 4, which going by history, these storms do tend to weaken a bit before reaching OBX. Still, it could be a powerful cat 3 making landfall around Topsail Beach then exiting back into the Atlantic around Nags Head. It then stays just offshore, with the eyewall brushing the Jersey shore and making landfall around Nassau/Suffolk county line. That would be an absolute mess..especially if it ticks a mere 20-30 miles west near NYC.

But it could also jog just a little more to the west and make landfall around Wilmington and basically stay just to the east of I-95. That would weaken it to the point that you've got a nasty tropical storm in Maryland, Delaware, NJ, NY, and the rest of the northeast.
 

Mother Shucker

I'm over here now.
#12
I do NOT want. If it hits L.I. as a three or even a strong two, it would suck balls. Gloria had me without electricity for 10 fucking days, and I was nowhere near as reliant on it as I am now.
 

CM Mark

The East is Ours!
#13
I just read here that it will likely hit LI or Manhatten as a STRONG category 2 storm.
 

mr. sin

Registered User
#14
hot off the press!


Video shot from Paradise Island / Nassau, Bahamas hours before Hurricane Irene makes her closest approach to the island. This is just a quick shot while it was still dark outside. Look for Part 2 with the daytime video with even stronger winds....

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#15

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
Donator
#16
Yep. A high pressure out at sea will keep it on the coast.

We're all gonna die.
 

mascan42

Registered User
#17
Better stock up on the essentials. The Navy's tracking model is pointing this thing pretty much directly at my house.
 

Mags

LDAR, bitch.
Donator
#18
Candles, water, tuna, Double-0 buck.
 

Ballbuster1

In The Danger Zone...
Wackbag Staff
#19
Yeah and that one last year was gonna be terrible too.

Kicked us out of the OBX for fucking nothing.

I'll believe it when it happens.
 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
#23
Not enough fearmongering in here...

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:nervous:

It is interesting that a storm of this magnitude tends to happen every 70-90 years...and we're now into year 73 since the Long Island Express barreled into NY/NJ and the northeast. That was a category 3 that made landfall around Bayport in Suffolk County. This "could" be a cat 1-2 hitting about 10-20 miles east.
 
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