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Windows 7: Lookout Texas

28 Jul 2011   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Come on poor excuse for a hurricane. We need the rain. Heck, I grew up around Corpus and we have no fear of hurricanes, but do have a healthy respect for strong ones.
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29 Jul 2011   #12
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
Fri 4pm Update

Don is a mainly a rain maker and the center is heading for land fall at Baffin Bay but most of the rain is South of the center. Some scattered rain in Louisiana and Texas. The white circle is the area of tropical storm winds (39-50mph).

Lookout Texas-don-last.png


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29 Jul 2011   #13

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

That is different. Most tropical systems the strongest weather is in the N/E quadrant.
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29 Jul 2011   #14

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Heard the local weather people say that there's an exceptionally strong high pressure area NE of Don which is pushing the majority of wind and rain to the SW. Don't really understand all that good stuff except to know we got cheated on some much needed rain again.
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29 Jul 2011   #15

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Dinky Don has fizzled out before making landfall. It was nothing but a Tropical Storm to begin with. Latest has us getting scattered showers. It was looking pretty good earlier in the week and we were hoping to get 4-6" of rain out of it. The Gulf is hot enough but the high pressure to the North just wouldn't let it build.

But, just in case, we've all installed the new and improved South Texas Rain Gauge.

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29 Jul 2011   #16

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

You might have another chance, I was told there is another right behind it.
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29 Jul 2011   #17

Windows 7 Pro-x64

I think that one is about 2,000 miles right behind. A lot can happen before it makes the Gulf. I think everyone down here would put up with a large storm to get some rain. The Coastal Bend area may not agree but we sure need the water.
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29 Jul 2011   #18

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

I sure hope you get some rain. But, I also hope we don't. We haven't recovered from Ivan completely.
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29 Jul 2011   #19
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

Here are the next two that are being watched. The Yellow one is moving West and is expected to dissipate over Central America. The orange one needs to be watched as it may develop into something.

Lookout Texas-lastest.png

Lookout Texas-new.png

Some models show it reaching Hurricane strength in 3 or 4 days. It may miss the US but the Islands may get hit hard.

I'm going to marked this thread Solved and open a new one if anything else develops.


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29 Jul 2011   #20

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

This thread reminds me of when I was a pilot based at Houston Hobby, back in the 80s, when a hurricane was approaching the coast and expected to hit houston in ~ an hour. I was standing outside of the FBO, when a friend ran by, heading for his King Air, and asked if I wasn't leaving. To my surprise, I said "why? it's not coming here." Half of me believed that, but the other half was as shocked as he was.

Nevertheless, I stayed behind, and from that moment the hurricane began a counter-clockwise circle and headed for Louisiana. By the time that I got home ~ an hour later, it had made landfall and tore a path across that area. Needless to say, my friend never quite looked at me the same after that.

On the other hand, my father's grand mother was terrified of tornadoes, and was the primary reason that they moved from Stigler, Oklahoma to Mesa, Arizona back in the 30s... tornadoes were almost unknown in that area. I'm not exactly sure when, but a few years later, my grand parents house, in which my great grand mother lived, was struck by a tornado and demolished. She was killed, and everything she owned was destroyed. My grand mother survived, due to being covered by a door, and most of what she and my grand father owned was not destroyed.

The moral of these stories is that what we believe does have an effect on the world around us...even the weather.
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