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VirtualAce
09-09-2004, 07:46 AM
WTNT61 KNHC 091040
TCUAT
BULLETIN
HURRICANE IVAN UPDATE
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
635 AM AST THU SEP 9 2004

AN AIR FORCE RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT INVESTIGATING IVAN
THIS MORNING RECENTLY REPORTED...AT 614 AM AST OR 1014Z...A
FLIGHT-LEVEL WIND OF 154 KT IN THE NORTHEAST QUADRANT. THEY ALSO
REPORTED A LOWER CENTRAL PRESSURE OF 920 MB...SUGGESTING THAT IVAN
MAY CONTAIN SURFACE WINDS A LITTLE STRONGER THAN THE 160 MPH
INDICATED IN THE 5 AM AST ADVISORY. DROPSONDE WIND REPORTS ALSO
INDICATED WINDS OF NEAR 210 MPH AT AN ALTITUDE OF ABOUT 350 FEET
ABOVE THE OCEAN SURFACE.

FORECASTER STEWART

$$
This was taken from www.intellicast.com (http://www.intellicast.com/). 210 mph winds in a non-tornadic storm is simply unreal. Nothing will stand up to those winds. Tornado rooms for houses are rated to about 350 to 400....but most houses and structures will fail above 180 mph.

Hope it weakens before it hits Florida, or wherever it is headed.

BTW 1 knot is approx 1.15 mph.

GanglyLamb
09-09-2004, 08:13 AM
Anybody in for windsurfing this weekend :D ?

pianorain
09-09-2004, 08:26 AM
That would be funny if I didn't have friends in Florida that had already been hit by two hurricanes. I guess you can only hope that this one misses.

FillYourBrain
09-09-2004, 10:14 AM
it would be funnier if I didn't live in florida. my roof got torn up by charley. Not much damage from frances. But this will suck if it hits

abyssphobia
09-09-2004, 10:30 AM
At GanglyLamb its no good and never ever will be good to make fun of the pains of others , that hurricane it's not a game, people die in this cases, and several people of my country emigrate to florida, they gonna be helpless without home. And I still didn't found it fun.

FillYourBrain
09-09-2004, 10:50 AM
no, its no big deal. He was just messin.

GanglyLamb
09-09-2004, 11:45 AM
Yeah i was just messin sry if this was misinterpreted i know a hurricane is not funny and that the only thing it does is destroy everything what comes on his way...Ive not experienced it myself ( and i dont want to, to be honest ) but ive seen enough films about it on national geographic to know that this is NOT something funny.

kermi3
09-09-2004, 12:37 PM
I'm from Louisiana, and I originally thought Ivan was headed there. To tell you the truth, I would almost rather it hit home than smack Florida again. Enough is enough.

Vicious
09-09-2004, 01:28 PM
Can you imagine, 210mph wind speeds. That is crazy...

Thantos
09-09-2004, 01:39 PM
I went through over 20 typhoons during my time in Okinawa, I found them quite fun. Granted even that island wouldn't stand 200+ mph substained winds but the 120 mph ones did hardly any damage. It is weird that there have been so many strong storms this season and in such a short amount of time.

Brian
09-09-2004, 02:52 PM
I wouldn't like to be in that reconnaissance aircraft

GanglyLamb
09-09-2004, 02:53 PM
It is weird that there have been so many strong storms this season and in such a short amount of time.
Well those scientist about the global warming are maybe right after all, this world is changing and rapidly too rapidly to be good, although some say things like all these recent floodings and strange weathers appeared as well millions years ago.
They say its all like a loop which continues...

Vicious
09-09-2004, 03:42 PM
I dont think that warmer weather would actually cause more storms, but, warmer waters would definately give them more fuel.