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Old 10-17-2005   #31 (permalink)
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Too early to worry about this one. Look how different the models are.
Very true. Those who know seem to be saying they don't know yet.

Quoting Steve Gregory off the Weather Underground Blog:

"But the bottom line, it would not be surprising to see this storm become a Major Storm that hits the Florida Panhandle next weekend, or a weak minimal tropical storm that crosses the Yucatan and then maybe turns northeast
as a weak tropical low or storm that might affect southern Florida in 10 days! WAY out in the future for forecasting hurricane tracks - especially in mid fall."

Let's wait and see before we go running to the hills.
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Old 10-17-2005   #32 (permalink)
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Not fer nothing, and I agree that things don't look the best for Playa but...they came through a Cat 4 hurricane in July with flying colors. That town was back up to speed so fast, I could barely believe it. This baby is much weaker and even if it develops a bit more, it doesn't resemble Emily. Yes, some of the AI resorts took a giant hit from Emily and some are STILL in the process of coming back, but I think Playa proper will again make it through this OK. They just know how to bounce...and get things up and running again quickly. Hope for the best, and just hang on to your hats and pray that it doesn't get any bigger or stronger than it is expected to be. I for one, and not even LIVING there, do NOT want to go through another Emily nightmare so soon. Heck, the little girl across the street is named Emily and I can barely look at her without thinking back to 100+ hour work weeks and dealing with some very disappointed clients!

Wilma...do us all a favor and fizzle out please!
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Old 10-17-2005   #34 (permalink)
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I am hoping she does not materialize. My lovely wife and I are to arrive on the 30th for our first vacation in 5 years. I was depressed when Emily hit the area thinking our vacation would be postponed. However, due to the great people of Playa, they got themselves back up and running in a very short time. Let's all just hope the models are wrong.
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Right now its pretty much stalled....It almost looks like its building to the SW instead of NW....

Use the drop down box where you see six and change it to 25 and hit animate image below when you click on the link.....

http://www.ghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/goeseastconusir.html

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Old 10-17-2005   #36 (permalink)
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Not to worry yet. We had been in PDC about 3 weeks when Emily arrived, it was a bit scary, but most things were up and running in a few days. Penny will be back in Georgia and miss this one, but most of the best bets are on easterly low now out west pushing this one more toward Cuba and mostly missing us. We should know a lot more by Wed. but I can say without question if it was stronger than Emily I'll board up and get out nf town, but I dont anticape that I am an optamist.
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Crap, we are suppost to arrive on Sat!
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Crap, we are suppost to arrive on Sat!
Dont worry about it....It is not going to have time to build that much before it would pass over the area....Maybe will last a day then you will see the sun...Get a boogie board and enjoy....
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How come noone has said this yet???

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Wilma??????......I love her to death!!!

She's my wife of 22 years. You can see her right over there to the left.

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I think Wilma could've done better than Fred. But Pebbles IS a cutie!!
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I will agree that Playa proper survived Emily quite well. However, the same cannot be said about the rest of the coast. We are still putting ourselves back together here where I live and I can pretty well say that Emily ruined the summer, perhaps even the year, as it took away the most peaceful time of our existence here. Granted, it IS hot, but there's typically nearly no one here in summers, and after Emily, most of the snowbird owners returned, hired scores of workers to repair their places, and the rest of the summer was a cacaphony of chain saws and hammers and trucks without mufflers, not to mention the increased population.

Not only that, but it just isn't the paradise it was before... yet. The path next to my place used to be overhung by stalks of beautiful flowering plantings; the trees were thick and lush and green; we were not bombarded by bees and flies and (to a lesser extent) mosquitos - and now, the opposite is true. My niece who stayed at my place for a couple days while I was in Ohio 2 weeks ago said she didn't even want to be in Paamul during her visit because it was so depressing for her. And that's even AFTER most repairs have been made and trees are filling in and some flowers are blooming!

Okay, yes, I'm whining. I know it could have been MUCH, much worse. But I sure don't want to have to go through this again. Not that there's much I can do about it besides pray that this one a) putters out before it gets here, or b) goes somewhere else (which I'm not quite selfish enough to wish for), or c) doesn't have much of a punch when it does arrive.

Personally, now that I've experienced one, I will never be one who thinks hurricanes are no big deal, no matter where they hit. Even if you don't get wiped out, the effects are farther-reaching than you'd ever imagine.

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I will never be one who thinks hurricanes are no big deal, no matter where they hit. Even if you don't get wiped out, the effects are farther-reaching than you'd ever imagine.
Got to say I agree with you.

I have been through a lot of them and you can never really tell how bad they will be.
You can also never completely judge a Hurricane based on the cat size....
Some times a large sized cat one Hurricane will do more damage (rain/storm surge) than a larger cat Hurricane.

Best defense is to be prepared.
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