Laklak et al ...batten down the hatches

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#241  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 20, 2017 9:59 am

I am more worried about Mexico City. My sister lives there. Her last address was next to Col Condesa which has been badly hit. Although we dont speak to each other (a common feature in my family) I am still concerned about her. Telephones are down.
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#242  Postby Evolving » Sep 20, 2017 10:01 am

Hope she's all right; but the death toll, horrible as it is, is a tiny proportion of the population of that city.
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#243  Postby Agrippina » Sep 20, 2017 10:12 am

Just watching Maria smack Puerto Rico about. Wow! All the world's rain is falling in the Caribbean this month, we're not getting any.
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#244  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 20, 2017 10:13 am

Evolving wrote:Hope she's all right; but the death toll, horrible as it is, is a tiny proportion of the population of that city.


Yes quite amazing compared to 1985. The strict building regulations must have an effect which for Mexico is saying something.
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#245  Postby Pulsar » Sep 20, 2017 3:14 pm

Scot Dutchy wrote:Yes quite amazing compared to 1985. The strict building regulations must have an effect which for Mexico is saying something.

The 1985 earthquake was an 8.0, almost an order of magnitude larger than yesterday's quake. In terms of energy, that's a factor of more than 20. And the 1985 quake was much shallower: a depth of 20 km versus 51 km yesterday. As bad as this quake is, it's nothing compared to 1985.
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#246  Postby Macdoc » Sep 20, 2017 8:02 pm

It's heartbreaking with the school ....they are pretty sure children are a alive ....what a horror.

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How does AGW affect hurricanes???.....a hotter ocean allowed Maria to double in size and go from a Cat 1 to a Cat 5 in 15 hours !!!! :what: that's just insane acceleration for such a larger system.

and there are more lining up across the Atlantic :waah:
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#247  Postby The_Metatron » Sep 20, 2017 10:57 pm

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Never heard of bath geysers? In the 50's they were very common in Britain.


That pic looks insane. If the pilot light goes out, and the room is closed, the drain system will fill up with gas through the bath. If the plug is in, the bath will be full of gas, and someone walking into the bathroom smoking will be an explosion hazard.

The 50's were a long time ago. I have never seen a setup like that, though I have seen electric systems in bathrooms, both small on-demand shower units and tank systems.

No, the thermocouple will cool, causing the control valve to fail safe (shut).


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Re: Laklak et al ...batten down the hatches

#248  Postby zulumoose » Sep 21, 2017 6:32 am

No, the thermocouple will cool, causing the control valve to fail safe (shut).


Well that's the intention, I wouldn't know if all systems had that feature, but I wouldn't trust something that is open for months or years at a time with a flow through it to close gas-tight first time every time, that's just asking for trouble.
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#249  Postby Pulsar » Sep 21, 2017 8:29 pm

Dominica, after Hurricane Maria.

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#250  Postby Pulsar » Sep 21, 2017 8:58 pm

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#251  Postby The_Piper » Sep 22, 2017 3:56 am

That's absurd.
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#252  Postby crank » Sep 22, 2017 6:12 pm

That's always been a problem with reality.
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#253  Postby crank » Sep 22, 2017 6:29 pm

Speaking of which, I would love to see more high-quality videos of this stuff. Those weren't too bad but way below what could be had by a lot of phones today. And I mean that for the sound too, I know it's problematic to get good sound in high wind, but it's doable. I came across some really amazing videos of tornados recently that had the best viedeo and sound I've seen so far. Worth checking out:

This guy is great, he stops to rescue slamanders and ssnakes and turtles:






And this is just insane, it's the best tornado footage I've seen. The view you get of the vortex at the ground is stunning.
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#254  Postby chango369 » Sep 22, 2017 9:22 pm

Here's a nifty website for checking out weather in general, but it's especially useful for looking at wind currents.

https://www.ventusky.com
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#255  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 23, 2017 8:56 am

chango369 wrote:Here's a nifty website for checking out weather in general, but it's especially useful for looking at wind currents.

https://www.ventusky.com


I use it all the time but remember to choose the right model. I find GFS on that site seems to be the most accurate. It is a pity they dont give a greater choice.
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#256  Postby Pulsar » Oct 04, 2017 3:16 pm

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The NHC is predicting a future Hurricane Nate to make Landfall near the Florida panhandle.
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#257  Postby NamelessFaceless » Oct 04, 2017 6:56 pm

Looks like I'm up.

This one doesn't look like much to get excited about, though. At least not yet. :smug:
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#258  Postby laklak » Oct 05, 2017 2:27 pm

So far it's not too scary. I'm flying out of Sarasota on Saturday, so I should miss it. Hope I get out, anyway. Will bring a bit of rain, but we've finished the landscape grading and drainage work so we should be OK.
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#259  Postby Macdoc » Oct 06, 2017 10:28 pm

U.S. states declare emergency, people ordered to evacuate ahead of Tropical Storm Nate
Both Louisiana and Mississippi officials declared state of emergency and Louisiana ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands ahead of the storm that is likely to reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane, forecasters said.



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#260  Postby NamelessFaceless » Oct 07, 2017 4:29 am

It only just entered the Gulf oand it's already a Category 1. That escalated quickly. :wha:
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