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August 24th, 2011, 11:36 am

Well the earthquake was interesting yesterday, but the best is yet to come!Hurricane Irene regaining Cat 2 strength and heads for the East Coast (US) - Washington Post August 24This means I have quite a lot of work to do -Batten down the hatches, as they say, here she comes!
 
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August 24th, 2011, 12:13 pm

LOL! Eastcoasters sure get worked up by a little shaking and blowing. I was in Boston many years back when some former hurricane blew through and they acted as though the world was ending.
 
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August 24th, 2011, 12:21 pm

If you lived in a grove of pine trees, you would take some precautions too.
 
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August 24th, 2011, 12:44 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: trackstarWell the earthquake was interesting yesterday, but the best is yet to come!Hurricane Irene regaining Cat 2 strength and heads for the East Coast (US) - Washington Post August 24This means I have quite a lot of work to do -Batten down the hatches, as they say, here she comes!i have to rush to the pain clinic right now and stock up certain pills, before irene strikes
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August 24th, 2011, 12:50 pm

All of you misunderstand me. I like storms - hurricanes, blizzards, nor'easters. (Not so fond of Tornados - call me a sissy, but have you ever been near one? And by "near" I mean within a mile.)In any case, all extreme weather events do require some advance planning.There are safer places and definitely unsafe places to park my vehicles for example.Under a huge 100 year old pine tree that has a substantial lean already is not one of the safer places.But of course maybe you believe in total randomness and you could be right.Perhaps the 25 year old birch tree is the one that will fall and break my windshield instead.Only the godesses of hurricanes know for sure!
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August 24th, 2011, 12:55 pm

Irene will be as a typical Parisian girl. Very promissing when she comes, very noisy and dangerous when she is here and almost forgot 1 day after she left Even if there a 0.0000000000000000000001% chance that there is a Parisian girl reading (the fat tail event) that I apologize it was a mean joke
 
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August 24th, 2011, 1:02 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXIrene will be as a typical Parisian girl. hot and wet ?
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August 24th, 2011, 1:05 pm

Well not at 4 PM in the afternoon at work !
 
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August 24th, 2011, 1:10 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXWell not at 4 PM in the afternoon at work ! i infer the typical parisian girl doesn't work on Rue Saint-Denis ! lol
 
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August 24th, 2011, 1:11 pm

How are your ag futures doing there, boyo?
 
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August 24th, 2011, 1:15 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: frenchXEven if there a 0.0000000000000000000001% chance that there is a Parisian girl reading (the fat tail event) that I apologize it was a mean joke Are you saying Parisian girls have fat tails?!?!?
 
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August 24th, 2011, 1:18 pm

I'm just saying that there is a higher probability of doing Megan Fox during a bikini contest in Alaska rather than to find what I called a "Parisian type girl, pub saturday night style" here.
 
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August 24th, 2011, 1:22 pm

It might be time for a public service announcement from the National Weather Bureau, what do you say, Alpha, old boy?
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August 24th, 2011, 1:30 pm

Well are you jealous and bored of the Parisian girls? Tu sais que tu es UNIQUE Trackstar LOL !!!
 
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August 24th, 2011, 1:33 pm

For your education:The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale This scale was developed in the early 1970s by Herbert Saffir, a consulting engineer in Coral Gables, Florida, and Dr. Robert Simpson, then director of the National Hurricane Center. The scale is based primarily on wind speeds and includes estimates of barometric pressure and storm surge associated with each of the five categories. It is used to give an estimate of the potential property damage and flooding expected along the coast from a hurricane landfall. Category Winds Surge Central Pressure 1 - Minimal 74 - 95 mph or 64 - 82 kts 4 - 5 feet greater than 980 mb or 28.94 in 2 - Moderate 96 - 110 mph or 83 - 95 kts 6 - 8 feet 965 - 979 mb or 28.50 - 28.91 in 3 - Extensive 111 - 130 mph or 96 - 113 kts 9 - 12 feet 945 - 964 mb or 27.91 - 28.47 in 4 - Extreme 131 - 155 mph or 114 - 135 kts 13 - 18 feet 920 - 944 mb or 27.17 - 27.88 in 5 - Catastrophic greater than 155 mph or 135 kts greater than 18 feet less than 920 mb or 27.17 in Category 1 - Minimal Damage primarily restricted to shrubbery, trees, and unanchored mobile homes; no substantial damage to other structures; some damage to poorly constructed signs. Some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage. Category 2 - Moderate Considerable damage to shrubbery and tree foliage, some trees blown down; major damage to exposed mobile homes; extensive damage to poorly constructed signs and some damage to windows, doors and roofing materials of buildings, but no major destruction to buildings. Coastal roads and low-lying escape routes inland cut off by rising water about two to four hours before landfall; considerable damage to piers, marinas flooded; small craft in protected anchorage torn from moorings. Category 3 - Extensive Foliage torn from trees; large trees blown down; poorly constructed signs blown down; some damage to roofing, windows, and doors; some structural damage to small buildings; mobile homes destroyed. Serious flooding along the coast; many small structures near the coast destroyed; larger coastal structures damaged by battering waves and floating debris. Low-lying escape routes inland cut off by rising water about three to five hours before landfall; flat terrain 5 feet or less above sea level flooded up to 8 or more miles inland. Evacuation of low-lying residences within several blocks of shoreline may be required. Category 4 - Extreme Shrubs, trees, and all signs blown down; extensive damage to roofs, windows, and doors, with complete failure of roofs on many smaller residences; mobile homes demolished. Flat terrain 10 feet or less above sea level flooded inland as far as 6 miles; flooding and battering by waves and floating debris cause major damage to lower floors of structures near the shore; low-lying escape routes inland cut off by rising water about three to five hours before landfall; major erosion of beaches Massive evacuation of inland residences as far inland as 6 miles may be required. Category 5 - Catastrophic Trees, shrubs, and all signs blown down; considerable damage to roofs of buildings, with very severe and extensive damage to windows and doors; complete failure on many roofs of residences and industrial buildings; extensive shattering of glass in windows and doors; complete buildings destroyed; small building overturned or blown away; mobile homes demolished. Major damage to lower floors of all structures less than 15 feet above sea level within 1500 feet of the shore. Low-lying escape routes inland cut off by rising water about three to five hours before landfall; major erosion of beaches. Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground as far inland as 10 miles may be required. Information from The National Hurricane Center***Now if someone clever could adapt these categories to the male perspective on females as hurricanes, we would be much obliged. Remember, the key components of the Saffir-Simpson Scale are: wind speed, barometric pressure, and storm surge. Have fun!
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