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HURRICANE FRANCES

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  1. Devia

    Devia Karting

    Mar 17, 2004
    92
    Orange, CA
    Full Name:
    Julie Sczesny
    For all from Florida to Virginia, please, please take action! I am concerned as they think Frances could hit a Cat 5.

    When evacuating, please do not forget to take your pets with you, board up your homes, protect/take your Exotics!

    Here's an update from NOAA:

    "HURRICANE FRANCES INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 33A
    NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
    2 AM AST THU SEP 02 2004

    ...DANGEROUS HURRICANE FRANCES BATTERING THE SOUTHEASTERN
    BAHAMAS...STRENGTHENS SLIGHTLY...

    A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF THE BAHAMAS AND
    FOR THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. A HURRICANE WARNING MEANS THAT
    HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE WARNING AREA WITHIN
    THE NEXT 24 HOURS. PREPARATIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY
    SHOULD BE RUSHED TO COMPLETION.

    A HURRICANE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE FLORIDA EAST COAST FROM
    FLORIDA CITY NORTHWARD TO FLAGLER BEACH...INCLUDING LAKE
    OKEECHOBEE. SOME OR ALL OF THE HURRICANE WATCH AREA WILL LIKELY BE
    UPGRADED TO A HURRICANE WARNING THURSDAY MORNING. A HURRICANE WATCH
    MEANS THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH
    AREA...GENERALLY WITHIN 36 HOURS.

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE MIDDLE AND UPPER
    FLORIDA KEYS FROM SOUTH OF FLORIDA CITY SOUTHWARD TO THE SEVEN MILE
    BRIDGE...INCLUDING FLORIDA BAY.

    AT 2 AM AST...0600Z...THE CENTER OF SEVERE HURRICANE FRANCES WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 22.7 NORTH...LONGITUDE 72.5 WEST OR ABOUT
    35 MILES...55 KM...NORTHEAST OF MAYAGUANA ISLAND IN THE BAHAMAS.
    THIS IS ALSO ABOUT 555 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF PALM BEACH FLORIDA.

    FRANCES IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/HR
    ...AND THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24
    HOURS. ON THIS TRACK...THE LARGE CORE OF HURRICANE FRANCES WILL BE
    MOVING NEAR OR OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS THIS MORNING...AND NEAR
    THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

    FRANCES REMAINS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
    HURRICANE SCALE. REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE RESERVE HURRICANE HUNTER
    AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO
    NEAR 145 MPH...235 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER GUSTS. FLUCTUATIONS IN
    INTENSITY ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

    HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80 MILES...130 KM...
    FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP
    TO 185 MILES...295 KM.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE JUST REPORTED BY THE HURRICANE HUNTER
    IS 937 MB...27.67 INCHES.

    RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES...LOCALLY HIGHER...ARE POSSIBLE
    IN ASSOCIATION WITH FRANCES.

    STORM SURGE FLOODING OF 6 TO 14 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS...
    ALONG WITH LARGE AND DANGEROUS BATTERING WAVES...CAN BE EXPECTED
    NEAR THE EYE OF FRANCES ON THE WEST SIDE OF ELEUTHRA ISLAND...AND
    ON THE NORTH SIDE OF GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND. STORM SURGE FLOODING OF
    4 TO 6 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TIDE LEVELS CAN BE EXPECTED ON THE WEST
    SIDE OF THE OTHER ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS.

    REPEATING THE 2 AM AST POSITION...22.7 N... 72.5 W. MOVEMENT
    TOWARD...WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 14 MPH. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
    WINDS...145 MPH. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE... 937 MB.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE MONITOR
    PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

    THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL
    HURRICANE CENTER AT 5 AM AST.

    FORECASTER BEVEN"
     
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  3. Devia

    Devia Karting

    Mar 17, 2004
    92
    Orange, CA
    Full Name:
    Julie Sczesny
    There are only 5 Categories to Hurricanes, 5 is the worst!

    I don't care if you post here or not, but please, please take care of yourselves!

    Emergency crews are already in place and waiting, but the less civilians they have to worry about, the better off everyone is!
     
  4. paulie_b

    paulie_b F1 Veteran
    Consultant Owner

    Jan 13, 2003
    6,792
    Jupiter, FL
    Full Name:
    Paul Bianco
    what hurricane?
     

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