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The Meteorology Thread: Hector Lives

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Tropics are putting on a big show in the Pacific. Hector is near Cat 5 and will brush Hawaii (shouldn't be too bad);

 

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(satellite resolution is bad because GOES-16 is at a pretty high angle, it's meant for storms further east)

 

 

Meanwhile, John is rapidly intensifying and murdering Ileana;

 

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Also, per NHC, stations onshore are starting to report sustained hurricane force winds.

 



...700 PM POSITION UPDATE... ...SUSTAINED HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS OCCURRING AT CAPE LOOKOUT NORTH CAROLINA... A NOAA observing site at Cape Lookout, North Carolina, recently reported a sustained wind of 82 mph (131 km/h) and a gust to 97 mph (156 km/h).

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I'm currently in the middle of North Carolina. Most of the immediate concern here is the flooding. Aside from simply swamping things with water, the other big issue is that our sandy soil doesn't absorb water well, meaning that things like trees and telephone poles have tendency to become loose and then fall.

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