Hurricane Maria

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Hurricane Maria is a category 5 hurricane in the Caribbean with an aim on Puerto Rico.

    This storm has to potential to be heading near the east coast of the US. Or it could go out to sea.

    Location...15.3N 61.1W
    About 15 MI...25 KM ESE OF Dominica
    About 40 MI...70 KM N OF Martinique
    Maximun Sustained Winds...160 MPH...260 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...925 MB...27.32 INCHES

    The government of France has changed the Hurricane Warning to a
    Tropical Storm Warning for Martique.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:

    A Hurricane Warning is in effect for...
    * Guadeloupe
    * Dominica
    * St. Kitts, Nevis, and Montserrat
    * U.S. Virgin Islands
    * British Virgin Islands
    * Puerto Rico, Culebra, and Vieques

    A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for...
    * Antigua and Barbuda
    * Saba and St. Eustatius
    * St. Maarten
    * Anguilla
    * St. Lucia
    * Martinique

    A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...
    * Saba and St. Eustatius
    * St. Maarten
    * St. Martin and St. Barthelemy
    * Anguilla
    * Isla Saona to Puerto Plata

    A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...
    * St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    * West of Puerto Plata to the northern Dominican Republic-Haiti
    border
     
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  3. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    This is looking like a record year for Hurricanes, second cat 5 this season. And it's going to be making a landfall.
     
  4. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    Here's a NWS GOES16 Clean Window IR Band (prelim & non-op) shot of Maria, as it approaches Dominica.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Can't wait for GOES 16 to become fully operational this winter.
     
  6. Foggydog macrumors 6502

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    What it the GOES 16. I haven't heard of this.
    Thx
     
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    Right now it looks like it'll miss Florida. I won't be here anymore for it, but it would suck if my parents had to put up all the shutters themselves. Doesn't look like there is a very high chance it comes to the western coast of Florida though.
     
  9. RootBeerMan macrumors 65816

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    Apparently, the NWS is expecting Maria to hit Puerto Rico at Cat 5. While it is looking to avoid the mainland for the moment our citizens in PR are in for a helluva blow.
     
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    I sure hope you're right. I am not interested in being bored for 4 days again and stuck inside a house with no sunlight because of shutters.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 19, 2017 ---
    Wow! That reminds me of my ex-wife- a lot of noise and anger surrounding a hole of nothingness. Her name was Maria, too.
     
  13. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Pressure continues to drop and the winds keep increasing.
     
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    Here's the NWS/Hurricane Center alert for Maria, (as of an hour ago). Thankfully it looks to be turning North and heading away from the rest of the Caribbean and may just follow Jose and avoid the US.

    [​IMG]
     
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    That's a good question.
     
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  19. z970mp macrumors 65816

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    (Our) President Trump has donated to Texas and Florida due to the aftermath of Harvey and Irma. Meanwhile, we're just recovering from the latter. It is likely he'll spare a bit of change to Puerto Rico, considering it is part of the United States.

    So far, we've had 4 significant storms in 2017, and at least a few more are looking likely. This doesn't happen. Especially with the most controversial president in US history in office for his first year.

    I'm thinking geoengineering. Tell me somebody else is onto that.

    And PLEASE tell me it won't be too long before some reporter on a weather channel starts to wonder whether this is natural and brings that up. Shortly after, the entire Internet buzzes with the prospect of hurricane geoengineering, potentially for political purposes.
     
  20. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Has there been confirmation of him donating or is it just his spoken word?
     
  21. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Answer: Declared a disaster area, funds will be sent
     
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