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Postby gottmoore » Tue Aug 31, 2004 8:28 am

As of today, Hurricane Frances'
NOAA tracking coordinates for Friday
put it about a mile from my house :-?

Now its still early, and it can change
but it does not look good for me
and people within about 70 miles of me
thats a lot of people on here alone
there hasnt been a big storm
hit right here since 1979

the worst part
waiting..............and watching
while life goes on
deadlines and commitments

The lighter side :lol:
I can just see Jim Cantore
Mr. Weather channel,
looking like a flag
hanging on a pole for dear life
right down the street

Dare I ask him if he wants to try kiting again?

Hey Jim......
there may be enough wind this time,
you can use my sons 1 meter Peter Lynn
its the safest kite out there....

hey I'll even shorten them lines up to 5 meters
thats what I hear is really working
these wont break like in Maui
its just straight spectra leaders
right to the kite

and I've hooked you up with
a nice twin tip skate deck
59 cm and finless too
check out the mean stickers

the downside is
you may be the human highlight reel

for NASA

the real question is..........
Can I be convicted for my part in this if he goes along?
Have I just implicated all of you too?

hey y'all watch this

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Postby oceanplay » Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:01 pm

f*** I’m with you on this

Even worse I’m getting married on a cruse to the Bahamas on Friday with over 50 people flying in from Rhode island and Chicago. Have a large construction site to get ready my home, parents home and boats. Have to think what is insured most cause there is no way I will be able to get them all done.

Oh and listen to her freak out the biggest task of them all.

All I can think about is the wind and swell I'll miss.

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Postby Toby » Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:35 pm

sorry to hear this guys.

Good luck that it won't hit that hard!


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Postby ryansurf1 » Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:42 pm

Tick tock....tick tock.....tick tock......

Yeah not looking so good. Frances is a knockn'.....

Wind, waves, swell, rain......maybe a new home! :x

Webhiker....wanna stay with me this weekend. :o

OP.....Best of luck :thumb:

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Postby RickI » Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:45 pm

Good luck to everyone along the east coast, not just Florida either. We are all pretty much in the shooting gallery in eastern Florida on this one. Those last minute course changes can be real shockers.


Best thing to do is to assume a nearby hit, get prepared as much as feasible and hope you are wrong. Think of those folks in SW Florida, concluding Charley was going to hit Tampa and not here. Then they spend the night in the bathtub under a mattress as the roof got ripped off the house. In Andrew, it was to hit Ft. Lauderdale but shifted and came ashore 60 miles to the south over Florida City.

For those that might conclude SE Florida is the only hurricane-prone area you might checkout:


Further info on this plot is given at:

Here is another view. Hey, is it windy out in Kansas? Damn, they've got tornados, keep looking

I wonder what the plots for the Pacific and Indian Ocean areas look like?

Anyway, good luck to everyone during this and all cyclonic storm events. It would be great if Francis just got bumped out into the central Atlantic but it doesn't look like that is going to happen this time.
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Postby Wetstuff » Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:58 pm

O'play: Congrads on your nuptials. IF it's good luck to get married in the rain, then the two of you will give birth to the next Einstein, win the big national lottery and look forward to turning off the lights 20 years from now.'s your Father-in-law who's about to stroke out. He's still on the hook for the tab.


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Postby mikeysfl » Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:01 pm

I have an uneasy feeling about this storm. Better stock up on some whisky.

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Postby BigR » Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:05 pm


still too early to tell exact track.

On the bright side, 3 weeks ago I thought
I had seen my house for the last time since it
is right on the water @ Tampa Bay.

Charley took a last minute turn and so can Frances.


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Postby DrM » Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:25 pm

the downside is
you may be the human highlight reel
:lol: [/quote]

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