Tropical Storm (Hurricane) Michael

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by AndyMarquisLive, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    @Johali's turn.

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    Unfortunately it's gonna hit us too somehow. As much rain as we've had and all the debris still all over, this could be less than optimal here.
     
  2. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    @Johali , you got gen gas on hand and the extra beany wienies on the shelf?
     
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  3. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep. We should be on the west side if it doesn't twitch to the left. That way we shouldn't get much of a storm surge if any.
     
  4. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep. Went out and checked yesterday afternoon, cranked right up and is set on automatic if the power goes out. We have 50 gallons of gas and plenty of food.
     
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  5. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    Great, me to. Them there forecasts ain't always spot on ya know.
     
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  6. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    I keep forgetting ... Storm is gonna hit Florida not Alabama.
     
  7. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :mad::mad::mad::p
     
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  8. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    @Johali
    You staying or leaving, this looks like a ball buster. Be safe out there and good luck.
     
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  9. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    We're staying. We have higher ground here than the rest of the Florida Gulf Coast so water isn't our main concern, the wind is. Also It's supposed to make landfall far enough to the east that we shouldn't have any problems. What about you?
     
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  10. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    If it stays the current course, some rain and maybe strong breeze.
     
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  11. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Looks like a daytime landfall.
     
  12. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yep. A rarity but it does happen.
     
  13. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Had a fast-moving t'storm here about 11:30 this morning. By noon, it was about over.
    Dropped an inch of rain ---

    Keep a sharp weather eye, Johali. Don't need you washing away. Or blowing away, either.
     
  14. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    If I lose focus the wife will bonk me on the head so I'm good. :youliketh :D
     
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  15. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Alabama is gonna be fine.
     
  16. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    :bazooka::banned:
     
  17. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

  18. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Looks like it's going to hit as a 4, strong hurricane.
     
  19. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    @Johali , just catching up this am, now a Cat 4 and it looks like the really bad side will go east of you but you may get the west eye wall, in our prayers. This is a bad sum bitch.
     
  20. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Yeah It's a bad one but for now the tide surge will be minimal and the wind tolerable. We're inland a little at the office, which is two duplex's on higher ground. We also keep the boat, RV and Ram truck here. We have all of the comforts of home and usually stay here during storms. Stay safe bud.
     
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  21. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    sdj and Johali --- stay alert and stay safe. This one's nasty.
     
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  22. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Will do. The wife has her noggin bonker close at hand.
     
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  23. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Good for her.
     
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  24. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    Everyone in FL stay safe! You haven't seen anything like this one since the mid 50s.
    I will only get gusts of wind 30-50mph and a drenching in central Georgia.
     
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  25. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Will do, see posts 14 & 22. :D
     
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  26. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Prayers for everybody.
     
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  27. Bobw

    Bobw Team Owner

    My cousin lives just outside of Pensacola. She lost her husband last year and hasn't taken it well. Her brother, my needed killin' cuz', headed down and secured the house yesterday. Now they're on the way back to Texas.
     
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  28. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    On MSNBC, there was an idiot in a boat joyriding.

    This isn't the storm to **** with.
     
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  29. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    Andy, there's always someone that thinks they're invincible.
     
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  30. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Cantore is on Panama City Beach.

    I hope those people decided to run and hide.
     
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  31. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    150MPH It is almost a Cat 5
     
  32. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    919 mb, that's a record.

    May not be the strongest US landfall for wind but is for intensity.
     
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  33. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    It's a serious storm for sure. I hope everyone will be safe.
     
  34. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    155 mph winds at landfall. That's just shy of Cat. 5.
     
  35. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    MSNBC just noted the post analysis data might upgrade this to a category 5. Andrew was recorded as a 4 at landfall too.
     
  36. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    “To put it into perspective - there have only been 3 Cat 5 hurricanes to hit the US in history...‬”
     
  37. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Bill Karins is literally relating safety tips to the NBC News crews.
     
  38. Pat

    Pat Team Owner

    My brother has a house and a boat on the bay. It just went over his house. He put them up for sale a month or so ago but hasn't sold yet.. My SIL said they got back here in Georgia late last night so they are out of harm's way. They will have damage though.
     
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  39. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    It is a blessing in disguise as to the speed which the system is moving through. Unlike Irma, that came through very very slow. Prayers to all in the path.
     
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  40. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

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