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Old 09-14-2018, 06:39am   #1
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I’ve been channel surfing coverage of the hurricane this morning. If an academy award existed for “most drama during a weather event”, FN would win hands down. Frankly, it’s embarrassing to watch their guy in the field overdramatize the event.

WTF are we doing?
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I was sick of their hurricane coverage yesterday. I can only imagine it's gotten worse this morning.
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Drama sells...
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The wind won't be a huge problem, and the storm surge, while it will cause problems for property owners on the front line, won't be a major catastrophe. What will happen is, a whole lot of people will have their houses and businesses flooded, making it another super expensive disaster.

This won't be a people killer, or a catastrophe where everything is just blown away, just a shitload of flooded buildings and cars.
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If you want drama reporting, try watching the Weather Channel. Those storm nerds literally live for these type of events.
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If you want drama reporting, try watching the Weather Channel. Those storm nerds literally live for these type of events.
Upon further review, it appears I Warren Beatty’d the award announcement. Cantore must not have been out of bed yet when I announced the winner.

OMG! Quick, somebody...find a clogged sewer drain that I can stand in and drag a downed tree branch next to it. Now we have a morning show!
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What's really pissing me off is this is the hyping of the whole "Cat 4 " hurricane thing for days then it dwindles out to a cat 1.

What will happen when they have a real monster storm coming the people will just laugh and say "That's what they said the last two times". The over hyping is going to destroy thier credibility.
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It has the moisture of a cat 4 (or even a 5) storm.

Most of the property damage and loss of life are due to the flooding and storm surge, which is still there in the storm even though the winds died down.

Vite, those folks are going to get such an ass-raping from this storm they won't ever have the problem you mentioned.
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It has the moisture of a cat 4 (or even a 5) storm.

Most of the property damage and loss of life are due to the flooding and storm surge, which is still there in the storm even though the winds died down.

Vite, those folks are going to get such an ass-raping from this storm they won't ever have the problem you mentioned.
Kinda begs the question: What determines category and is it sufficient?

Wind speed alone is not enough apparently. Cat 1 winds but moving slower than molasses. So rain, surge, etc come into play.

Maybe they need to reconsider the hurricane severity based on multiple factors. This one is a HUGE storm and moving slowly. Water damage will be huge but wind damage may be less than expected.
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Kinda begs the question: What determines category and is it sufficient?

Wind speed alone is not enough apparently. Cat 1 winds but moving slower than molasses. So rain, surge, etc come into play.

Maybe they need to reconsider the hurricane severity based on multiple factors. This one is a HUGE storm and moving slowly. Water damage will be huge but wind damage may be less than expected.
The true question is-Would the damage be less with people around to mitigate ? I guess we'll never know.
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It'd be less if people stopped building on barrier island and on the beach.
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It has the moisture of a cat 4 (or even a 5) storm.

Most of the property damage and loss of life are due to the flooding and storm surge, which is still there in the storm even though the winds died down.

Vite, those folks are going to get such an ass-raping from this storm they won't ever have the problem you mentioned.
The average person will only remember the Cat 4 and catastrophic warnings of Armageddon and will ignore future warning.

Most people are idiots.
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I stopped watching Fox Business because it's pure shit and when they're not covering a Hurricane CNN style, they're screeching about politics 24/7 instead of business.

CNBC all the way now.

And I do enjoy the occasional storm carnage watching. I follow Jeff Piatrowski on Twitter and Periscope. Watched a BP gas station awning get demolished by 85mph+ winds last night.
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The average person will only remember the Cat 4 and catastrophic warnings of Armageddon and will ignore future warning.

Most people are idiots.
The average person in that area will never forget the ass raping the storm is going to give them, is my point.
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Kinda begs the question: What determines category and is it sufficient?

Wind speed alone is not enough apparently. Cat 1 winds but moving slower than molasses. So rain, surge, etc come into play.

Maybe they need to reconsider the hurricane severity based on multiple factors. This one is a HUGE storm and moving slowly. Water damage will be huge but wind damage may be less than expected.
The Saffir Simpson scale is for wind only.

It only categorizes a storm by the predicted wind damage. Other damage such as storm surge and flooding have more to do with moisture than wind. Once a storm hits category 4 and 5, the amount of moisture the storm picks up is much greater than that of a cat 1 or 2. The problem is, that moisture does not dissipate as the winds dissipate.

The storm is still carrying the equivalent of a cat 4 storm in terms of moisture. and rainfall.
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I stopped watching Fox Business because it's pure shit and when they're not covering a Hurricane CNN style, they're screeching about politics 24/7 instead of business.

CNBC all the way now.

And I do enjoy the occasional storm carnage watching. I follow Jeff Piatrowski on Twitter and Periscope. Watched a BP gas station awning get demolished by 85mph+ winds last night.
I like One America News better than all the others.
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The average person in that area will never forget the ass raping the storm is going to give them, is my point.
Exactly. Texas went through this very thing, this year, with Harvey. It wasn't the wind or the storm surge that caused the vast swaths of damage, it was the flooding. Hell, two years ago, we had what we euphemistically call the "Tax Day Flood," which wasn't even a tropical system....it just rained, and devastated large swaths of Houston. Flooding probably isn't as glamorous for the news channels as buildings being knocked down, but even an inch of water in a home or business is devastating.
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