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Old 10-17-2005   #61 (permalink)
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Going throught the channel is a real possibility, it's the dying out part that I am probably pipe dreaming about.

I wouldn't want to see anything bad happen to Joisey but the above scenario would give you free passage to visit royalty again.
HA! Good one! Guess you have a point. I so do miss dear Charles.
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Old 10-18-2005   #62 (permalink)
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Just a question.... Is anyone arriving on Friday 10-21-05 on United Airlines Flight 971 to Cancun airport. If so has anyone heard of any cancellations or anything?
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(fingers crossed the storm will go away!!!)
We are in the same predicament as you...our flight is to arrive in Cancun at 11:20 on Saturday. We will be hanging by a thread to see if we will have to cancel the trip and postpone it for another time. I am hoping by Wednesday that we'll have a little better idea of the track it will take.

Either way, I don't know, but I would think the water would be pretty stirred up even if Cancun/Cozumel didn't take a direct hit...wouldn't that affect snorkeling, etc?
Hope it goes away from the area!!!
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I feel much better about life in general this morning... whew!

(Not that it still couldn't change, but, when the computer models mostly agree...)

I'm SORRY, Florida!
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Is anyone changing travel plans yet? We are to arrive Sat. for 5 days...I am thinking of postponing so we don't have to worry about bad weather while we are there. Don't want to spen all that money and have rotten weather. Plus, I figure the waters will be pretty churned up and not be good snorkeling conditions. Any thoughts? Hard decision to make.
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Is anyone changing travel plans yet? We are to arrive Sat. for 5 days...I am thinking of postponing so we don't have to worry about bad weather while we are there. Don't want to spen all that money and have rotten weather. Plus, I figure the waters will be pretty churned up and not be good snorkeling conditions. Any thoughts? Hard decision to make.
no change at all here. We're still arriving Sunday.
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Personally I don't think I would cancel at this time and I am pretty conservative with storms. When the hurricane was barreling towards Playa a couple months ago I was one of the few saying that "a day in a hurricane in playa is better than a day at home" is false (people were saying this!). Maybe snorkeling is affected? Maybe you can go a little further south?. If snorkeling is affected then I would have to say that a day in playa after tropical winds have passed is better than a day at home. Still I would give projections another day or two to make sure.

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Is anyone changing travel plans yet? We are to arrive Sat. for 5 days...I am thinking of postponing so we don't have to worry about bad weather while we are there. Don't want to spen all that money and have rotten weather. Plus, I figure the waters will be pretty churned up and not be good snorkeling conditions. Any thoughts? Hard decision to make.
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I guess if I had my choice between two evils, I'd pick a hurricane headed toward me than a forest fire.
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I guess if I had my choice between two evils, I'd pick a hurricane headed toward me than a forest fire.
I think they are both horrible. IMO...it is the aftermath of each that is usually the worst part.
Right now in SoCal, we are in our Rainy Season or shall I say, Rain/Mudslide/Flashflood Season. (We have seasons: Fire, Wind, Rain/Mudslide/Flash Floods, June Gloom, and Sun Seasons). This is when we get 1-2 inches of rain on top of burned mountain material in less than 1 hour. The result is freeway, highway, mountain road and street closures; and subsequent loss of homes, life (due to mudslides and rain-related traffic accidents), income, etc...
As the song says: 'It never rains in Southern California...it pours... man it pours.'
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Boy, this bad boy strengthened over night. Good luck to all in its path. Fortunately for Playa most of the forecasts have it missing Playa by a little. I would imagine some strong winds would still reach you guys though, maybe 50 mph if it does miss to the east by 50+ miles? The report just heard had Hurricane winds only 25 miles from the center? That seems unbelievable that a cat 4-5 would have winds in the 170+ range but less than 80 just 25 miles out. Good news i guess.
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Wilma is a compact with a V8.
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Okay all you hurricane watchers out there. Your advice please, based on current reports, of course. I'm in Cancun at present, taking my car in this morning to get the AC RE-repaired. Do I forget the AC, head straight home, batten down the hatches, pack up the tracker, and hit the road with the kitties? Do I get the AC fixed (as long as they can do it today), go home this evening, and wait and see what happens? Or do I just run around in circles screaming and pulling my hair out and frothing at the mouth? Which, at the moment, may be what I'm most inclined to do. Not really. I'm perfectly calm. Mostly.
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Okay all you hurricane watchers out there. Your advice please, based on current reports, of course. I'm in Cancun at present, taking my car in this morning to get the AC RE-repaired. Do I forget the AC, head straight home, batten down the hatches, pack up the tracker, and hit the road with the kitties? Do I get the AC fixed (as long as they can do it today), go home this evening, and wait and see what happens? Or do I just run around in circles screaming and pulling my hair out and frothing at the mouth? Which, at the moment, may be what I'm most inclined to do. Not really. I'm perfectly calm. Mostly.
Here is what Jeff Masters says

There has never been a hurricane like Wilma before. With an unbelievable round of intensification that saw the pressure drop 85 mb in just 12 hours, Wilma smashed the all-time record for lowest pressure in an Atlantic hurricane this morning. The 4 am hurricane hunter report put the pressure at 884 mb from a dropsonde, and the meteorologist reported an even lower 881 mb pressure extrapolated from 10,000 feet flight altitude. This easily bests the previous record of 888 mb set in Hurricane Gilbert of 1988. The eye of Wilma during this round of intense deepening oscillated between 2 and 4 nautical miles, and the area of hurricane force winds only covered an area up to 15 miles from the center. This is an incredibly compact, amazingly intense hurricane, the likes of which has never been seen. The Hurricane Season of 2005 keeps topping itself with new firsts, and now boasts three of the five most intense hurricanes of all time--Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.

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I would like it if you left town and headed far away. Don't tease Wilma, she looks angry.

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I think you should probably get the kitties and go inland. Even if she brushes us, it could be pretty bad.
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She is one nasty b****! The movement still shows WNW at 8mph. The jet stream is SUPPOSE to steer it to the east but as always they are not sure when that is going to happen! I say better safe than sorry!!! Thinking about everyone out there!!!!
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It does look bad for the whole area. I wouldn't take the chance.

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