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starting to get buzy here

Bahahurican • 4 years ago

Someone posted a couple of days ago that this is going to be the Bahamas' Katrina. I fear they are going to be proved right .... along with the 5 confirmed deaths, I have heard anecdotal reports of at least 7 other people having been found dead in their roofs, two of them in Grand Bahama. I'm sure we will hear more as the hours progress, but Bahamas Defense Force Officers are struggling with the sights they are encountering. This is going to be a grim week for Bahamians.

Zoomiami • 4 years ago

I'm so glad you are ok, and heart broken for all who had to go through that storm. It's almost beyond comprehension.

impekabl • 4 years ago

Looks more like the Fukushima tsunami than Katrina.

Ron Sutherland • 4 years ago

yes it is like a tsunami mixed with a large tornado - wish that was an exaggeration!

Hi-N-Dry • 4 years ago

from what I understand they're collecting bodies in trucks.

Bahahurican • 4 years ago


Flyover of the Marsh Harbour area.
Notice the amount of water still standing in lowlying areas. The Defense minister says they expect the death toll to climb, and that the previously reported 5 deaths include children.

stormchick • 4 years ago

Omg! my heart is broken for them. 😞 I am a hurricane Andrew survivor and knowing what we went through in Homestead, during Andrew...I just can't imagine what they went through ... πŸ˜žπŸ˜žπŸ˜žπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Utah Skier • 4 years ago

This is very sad. So very sad.

SunriseMama • 4 years ago


dogsgomoo • 4 years ago

That middle photo looks like the KFC https://goo.gl/maps/7uVGTmk... 26Β°32'20.6"N 77Β°03'39.8"W. In the same area. Lots of little shanty, small, low income houses. :\ I hope those people were in designated shelters.

M. le Cyril • 4 years ago

Judging from the radio I heard before first landfall, - they were appealing to the last die-hards to see sense. Purely subjective of course but I've the impression almost everyone was in shelters.

Did all the shelters survive intact?

ShanSFL • 4 years ago

Dear God that is just horrible!

S Baldwin • 4 years ago

I'm so sorry. This is huge tragedy

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Bahahurican • 4 years ago

The death toll is going to be unlike anything we've seen here since the 1920s ...

Bob • 4 years ago

Sumter County, Florida. Steady breeze, raining with intermittent periods of sunshine.

art • 4 years ago
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micatnight • 4 years ago

Nimrod High School and Twits With Sticks?

weblackey • 4 years ago

πŸ™„ 😏

fyrebyrd042 • 4 years ago

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FloridaSun • 4 years ago

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skicarib • 4 years ago

NHS and TWS?

FloridaSun • 4 years ago

oh yeah,,NHC and TWC

Robert • 4 years ago

Bahamas Persons SEARCH | Hurricane Dorian https://docs.google.com/doc...

Jeff Masters • 4 years ago

There is a new post.

Mug • 4 years ago

Thank you. Y’all are the best.

skicarib • 4 years ago

thx doc

miamitransplant • 4 years ago

Grand Bahama aftermath

Jerry Anchin • 4 years ago


Very favorable MJO for late September early October

skicarib • 4 years ago

more discussion now w Dr Knabb re trend in slow/stalling storms, and given how sad the devastation is in the Bahamas, that had it tracked/stalled 70-80 miles further East, what an extensive destruction event that would have been - and that this will be a challenge in forecasting in the future as this new trend evolves

Cyclone2016 • 4 years ago
SamuelHydesky • 4 years ago

I know itz radar and can play tricks but looks like its going g a tad west

Cyclone2016 • 4 years ago

agreed..... seems to be taking a wnw jog.

Monsoon Madness • 4 years ago

Yes it does

Guest • 4 years ago
Cyclone2016 • 4 years ago

thankfully.... they cannot bear any more.

Guest • 4 years ago
Cyclone2016 • 4 years ago

exactly.... really reorganzing itself.... thinking the upwelling had more to do with its rapid weakening than the EWRC

FloridaSun • 4 years ago

I see more west movement than north...??? What ya think?

skicarib • 4 years ago

NW at 3mph in new advisory

envoirment • 4 years ago

It'll be interesting to see how Dorian reacts to warmer waters later tonight. Whilst he may not strengthen much per say via max winds, warmer waters could help continue to expand his windfield and increase rainfall.

jimbino • 4 years ago

"much per say" ???

Ellie Remembers Hugo • 4 years ago

I'd love a smart person to comment on whether the warmer water is the main reason the storm is supposed to keep hurricane strength so long.

Two things drive a cyclone. First: the difference in the temperature between the air entering the eye and the temperature at the top of the eye drives the updraft. Warmer water warms the air coming into the bottom. The updraft causes the low pressure system and that pulls in the winds.

Second, the CDO is strengthened by the heat released when water vapor precipitates as water. The availability of water vapor is crucial to holding a storm together and strengthening the winds. The amount of water in the air increases by about 7% for each 1Β°C increase in SST below.

The Caribbean is very warm and water from the caribbean moves north of Cuba and then east of Florida through the Florida Straits. The water then curves north to form the Gulf Stream. Even while Dorian was over Grand Bahama, it was sucking warm moist air from the Caribbean Flow (the flow through the Florida Straits).

jiiski • 4 years ago

Thanks, Reed!

Dan • 4 years ago

Hurricanes use up a lot of energy, they get a lot of their energy from the warm waters. Typically when they go over cooler water they tend to stop strengthening or outright weaken. Lots of elements at play though but in general an already formed storm with a strong core will be good at turning that warm water into power

Mostly correct. Check above.

CynthiaD • 4 years ago

I've heard the stationary position caused it to churn up the cooler deep waters. As it goes north with warmer waters, does that mean it will regain force?