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Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« on: August 24, 2017, 07:39:06 AM »
Looks like Harvey is making a beeline for me.  Got a high pressure system in Nevada and a low pressure system in Florida.  Hopefully that combo will deflect Harvey to a more northerly landfall.

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 03:20:55 PM »
Saw that in the paper this morning (still catching up on the news after the travels due to the eclipse!). I opened this forum today intending to find the Weather Cater in "Aransas, TX"! I guess you're ahead of me in the "news" department! cmu:-) [goofy] Hope you've got time to get the furniture up on boxes! :o Hope the area can cope with the rain which will probably be worse than the wind.

Just be safe! And maybe bring in the Wx station?!

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 09:28:07 PM »
Nope.  Gonna let the station ride it out. I have another.  (it's a $40 WS-2316)  We live in a wooded section an we are on the crest of the peninsula, so all should be good.  Thanks

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 10:10:23 PM »
Sounds like the latest forecasts are adding much stronger winds to the mix while saying the storm may stall it's northern movement and just 'inspect' the whole coast! Time to hire some new weathermen!!

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2017, 02:24:34 AM »
The weather, including hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes and HUMIDITY drove us out of Texas after 30 wonderful years in the Lone Star State. Best of luck to all y'all in the path of Harvey (dumb name for a hurricane).
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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 09:16:53 AM »
Just now getting hit by the first band of rain.

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 02:26:52 PM »
This map doesn't look good for getting the 'rabbit' moving to the east. Thanks to the massive High pressure ridge to the north and east of you. Maybe the puny one to your northwest will drop south and grow. Hang in there. Let us know if you lose Internet... oh, wait... [banghead]

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2017, 02:15:07 PM »
Hope the 'monkey' made it through the hurricane OK. The storm became much stronger much faster than predicted. Worse, the rain may continue for several days.

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2017, 03:42:13 PM »
I'm assuming his electric is out. Hoping for the best!

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 03:43:32 PM »
Two of our children live in Houston. Both reported lots of rain overnight (more than 5 inches (~13 cm) with an additional 40-50 inches (102-127 cm) forecast over the next few days. That is a devastating amount of rain, but the electric mains are still on this morning. Way too early to know how this is going to turn out.
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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2017, 02:33:07 PM »
Hard to believe t'Harvey' is still centered about half way between Victoria and San Antonio. That puts the whole eastern part of Texas (Lufkin to College Station south to the coast) in the northerly part of the storm sucking in moisture from the Gulf. The high pressure ridge, from Colorado up through Canada, even to their Pacific coast, simply seems stuck in the Rockies. [banghead] Only good news is that Corpus Christie/Aransas area is now out of the rains, hopefully allowing repairs to the severely damaged infrastructure.

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2017, 06:06:23 PM »
Looking at the radar as it moves inland, definitely heading eventually toward Oklahoma.   It would be great if it would move higher and get into the weather pattern that controls Iowa, but I am afraid it will head southerly into Missouri and points eastward that already have had a lot of rain.

It is dry here in Iowa.  Most of the rain is either far North or South,   Definitely could use the moisture here. 

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2017, 09:28:59 PM »
I like the consolidated radar map from Wunderground, with animation ON. While it does not show actual cloud cover, it does provide a good indication of where rain (as well as thunderstorms) are. The current map (Centered on San Antonio) shows the center of rotation finally moving east. While there is some minor activity near Little Rock, I think the forecasters are getting pretty close to their initial path projections, they just really missed the strength increase. My wife and some friends are probably going to be upset when they get to FL next Friday, however!
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TechnoMonkey's station still down (Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit))
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2017, 11:43:13 PM »
Dear Steve, Blick, X-Air, Weatheraardvark, and members of WeatherCat community,

I'm assuming his electric is out. Hoping for the best!

TechnoMonkey's station is still down for the count.  Here is the link so you can monitor it for yourself:

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KTXARANS6

This was an old La Crosse WS-2315, so it is certainly possible that only the station failed during the storm.  I'll feel better though when TechnoMonkey finally is able to get back on the forum.

Oh well, . . . . . . Edouard

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Re: Harvey (and it ain't no rabbit)
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2017, 12:06:28 AM »
Reports I heard noted that the electricity was out not only due to downed lines but due to downed poles! [banghead] That kind of damage really slows down recovery efforts... assuming roads become usable again.