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Paul Fielder
08-29-2008, 12:21 PM
OK Gang,

I'll admit I'm glad he's not coming this way, cuz we could not handle it. Been raining 10 days straight and before that Dolly....we're saturated.

I'm getting worried about my friends off to the NW.

Anyone getting ready??

pf
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Louis Boyd
08-29-2008, 12:53 PM
[QUOTE=Paul Fielder;442809]Anyone getting ready??/QUOTE]

I was expecting a discussion of Gustav firearms.

No getting ready for me. I live on a mountain in Arizona. I don't have much sympathy for people who build homes near coasts barely above sea level. What do they expect?

Paul Fielder
08-29-2008, 01:00 PM
[QUOTE=Paul Fielder;442809]Anyone getting ready??/QUOTE]

I was expecting a discussion of Gustav firearms.

No getting ready for me. I live on a mountain in Arizona. I don't have much sympathy for people who build homes near coasts barely above sea level. What do they expect?

I'm embarrased...I didn't know there was a Gustav gun!!

I'm sure they will handle things a bit different this time. This bad boy could turn ugly and affect lots of folks a good ways inland too. I'm guessing a strong 4.

Yikes!!

pf
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Louis Boyd
08-29-2008, 01:35 PM
Carl Gustav was a Swedish Prince. An anti-tank rifle was named after him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustav_recoilless_rifle

artabr
08-29-2008, 02:25 PM
[QUOTE=Paul Fielder;442809]Anyone getting ready??/QUOTE]

I was expecting a discussion of Gustav firearms.

No getting ready for me. I live on a mountain in Arizona. I don't have much sympathy for people who build homes near coasts barely above sea level. What do they expect?

Maybe those of us that live along the coast that supply you with the fuel you need to take care of you daily life should just shut the valve and move to the mountains too. :rolleyes: :mad:

Art

Paul Fielder
08-29-2008, 03:30 PM
Carl Gustav was a Swedish Prince. An anti-tank rifle was named after him:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustav_recoilless_rifle

...that this could be a killer storm.

Yep, it could hurt many an offshore platform:-(

Not good.

pf

rhaney2
08-29-2008, 08:42 PM
...that this could be a killer storm.

Yep, it could hurt many an offshore platform:-(

Not good.

pf

Yep,and people could be killed and lose their homes,jobs and just a bad thing.
We got almost 7 inches of rain here in Reidsville ,NC and did some damage to out gun club,we don't need either Hanna or Gustaf coming up here,Faye did enough.

Yote
08-29-2008, 08:48 PM
Yep,and people could be killed and lose their homes,jobs and just a bad thing.
We got almost 7 inches of rain here in Reidsville ,NC and did some damage to out gun club,we don't need either Hanna or Gustaf coming up here,Faye did enough.

Paul, I don't care where he goes as long as it stays away from deep south Georgia. There is no way we could handle another storm this soon. The ground is saturated now and the rivers just crested well above flood stage on Tuesday.

Rhaney, sounds like Fay had a long reach. She came in on us last Friday afternoon and left us Sunday after dropping 22" of rain on us. We had a royal mess here. School was suspended till yesterday(Thursday) cause people were without power and roads were washed out.

John Kielly
08-29-2008, 08:49 PM
Carl Gustav was a Swedish Prince. An anti-tank rifle was named after him:

I think you'll find that a whole arsenal bears his name. Among other firearms, the Swedish 6.5x55 military bolt guns will be branded either Husqvarna or Garl Gustav depending on the factory.

jackie schmidt
08-29-2008, 08:55 PM
It looks like we might be right where this storm is headed.

We have been through countless hurricanes, it is one of the things you have to put up with if you are going to live on the Gulf Coast, work, and supply the rest of the country with needed energy.

It will come, blow some roofs off, topple some trees, and flood some property. We will clean up, and get back to living.........jackie

Paul Fielder
08-29-2008, 09:04 PM
It looks like we might be right where this storm is headed.

We have been through countless hurricanes, it is one of the things you have to put up with if you are going to live on the Gulf Coast, work, and supply the rest of the country with needed energy.

It will come, blow some roofs off, topple some trees, and flood some property. We will clean up, and get back to living.........jackie

..I haven't been spooked about one in a while. This one has me worried for some reason, plus all the other activity going on. My guts rumblin w/ this one.

What a strange year...maybe I'm just used to the droughts or the name has me riled up??

pf
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Fred J
08-29-2008, 09:06 PM
First mention of it entering the Gulf, and Gas Stations here in San Antonio, raised their gas prices an average of 15 cents per gallon. That could also happen because it's a weekend and Labor Day Holiday all rolled into one.

Paul Fielder
08-29-2008, 09:15 PM
First mention of it entering the Gulf, and Gas Stations here in San Antonio, raised their gas prices an average of 15 cents per gallon. That could also happen because it's a weekend and Labor Day Holiday all rolled into one.

No matter where she goes....there will be some messed up rigs.

I do some offshore fishing and am amazed how smart some people are to get these boogers set up. Lots of $$$$ waiting to get sucker punched.

These are from a trip a while back out of Mansfield.

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Roger T
08-30-2008, 12:06 PM
First mention of it entering the Gulf, and Gas Stations here in San Antonio, raised their gas prices an average of 15 cents per gallon. That could also happen because it's a weekend and Labor Day Holiday all rolled into one.

a gallon up north here. Wasn't Gustov also the name of the Rail Gun used on Sevastopol twin to Anzio Annie

artabr
08-30-2008, 02:42 PM
My home is about 8 miles inland of where the predicted eyewall landfall will be. I just received a evac notice phone call as I was typing this. It ain't going to be pretty. I will be staying behind as I'll be working search and rescue with my local sheriff dept.

Art

Yote
08-30-2008, 02:59 PM
Art, keep your head down buddy. Godspeed to you, your family, and your property. A cat3 will cause some serious damage but I know you already know that...........

Paul Fielder
08-30-2008, 02:59 PM
My home is about 8 miles inland of where the predicted eyewall landfall will be. I just received a evac notice phone call as I was typing this. It ain't going to be pretty. I will be staying behind as I'll be working search and rescue with my local sheriff dept.

Art

This is one bad boy...already a 4!!

He's still a ways out so let's hope for the best. Keep me posted on how the evac is wrapping up....when are you expecting to see bands??

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artabr
08-30-2008, 03:19 PM
I'll keep ya'll posted. The National Guard has been on the road since 8 am Thursday. It looks like everybodys evacing. Even those that shouldn't be, which takes the rooms from those that need them.
Just for once I'd like to see a daytime storm. Just about every storm I've been through has been a nighttime storm, which really sucks.

I'll keep in touch as long as I can.

Edit: The lower southeastern part of Louisiana should start to feel Hurricane force winds at about 9am Monday. The eye should cross at about midnite Mon.-Tues. Whats bad is this storm will skirt the coast, and then move inland.
this is what Rita did. Storm surge could be as high as 18' to 20' above normal high tide.

The wierd thing is that all the models have come together with the storm being that far out.

Here's a link to the models. I have another site put out by F.S.U. but it will not link.

http://www.wunderground.com/auto/klfy/tropical/tracking/at200807_model.html


Art

brad541thb
08-30-2008, 03:34 PM
Guys,

This thing is possibly going to make Katrina look small.

I'm no hurricane expert, but this baby went from a category 1 to a category 4 in like 24hrs.

Gustav is heading right toward the Loop Current in the gulf which is a small patch of warm deep water that's easy to miss.

You can read all about it here.

I believe this will be one of the worst.

I would get out on this one if I were in its path.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26459330/

brad541thb
08-30-2008, 03:39 PM
I believe you can see the Loop Current here and track what the storm trackers are predicting Gustav to go.

The Loop Current I believe is the small patch of darker blue water.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26295161/

brad541thb
08-30-2008, 06:23 PM
Here's the latest.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26425142

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26451955/

jackie schmidt
08-30-2008, 08:38 PM
The worst for us in Houston is that the storm looks like it will take that northern path above us.
That means, it will dump untold inches of rain up in the East Texas Area. Guess where all of that water will be coming down too.

If it keeps it's current path, New Orleans will be on what we call the "dirty side", ie the North East Quadrant. Remember, Katrina never actually hit New Orleans, in fact, New Orleans was on the clean side. It was only untill Lake Ponchentrane (sp) could not contain the water and the levees failed did the disaster occur.

This time, the hurricane its self might do the city in.

This could get really bad.........jackie

vinny
08-30-2008, 09:29 PM
Good luck to all. We'll be praying for ya.
vinny

Yote
08-30-2008, 09:44 PM
Just heard on the weather channel that it's already taken 80 lives.

Better pay attention to this one and take heed to the warnings.

TWC says all inbound lanes to NO will become outbound lanes at 4am Sunday morning.

Reported 2 million people below I-10 will be evacuating.

artabr
08-30-2008, 11:37 PM
Paul, I just read the 2nd e-mail. Thanks, friend.
Jackie, you can breath a little easier for a little while.
The tracking models have shifted a smige to the east. Better for me, worse for New Orleans. Now they say landfall will be around Houma /Thibodeaux area. Lots of low ground, bad news for storm surge.

Heres a link to the storm tract models:

http://www.wunderground.com/auto/klfy/tropical/tracking/at200807_model.html

Art

Yote
08-31-2008, 08:13 AM
Gustav has a long reach. Woke this morning to see outer clouds coming out of the east at a high rate of speed and we've got sustained winds at 10mph with gusts a little higher. Sky is a deep blue to the south and we're over 400 miles away. This should be as much as we feel unless something drastic happens.

Hope they are leaving La's low country in droves.

brad541thb
08-31-2008, 04:17 PM
CNN just said that Gustav is 400 miles wide. That's as big as Katrina. It's a category 3 right now, but it is believed to strengthen some. How strong will it be once it hits land is the bigger question as well as where will it be centered when it hits.

hecksf
08-31-2008, 06:21 PM
Art
Just make sure they aren't searching and rescuing you.
Ted

hecksf
08-31-2008, 06:23 PM
Just heard on the weather channel that it's already taken 80 lives.

Better pay attention to this one and take heed to the warnings.

TWC says all inbound lanes to NO will become outbound lanes at 4am Sunday morning.

Reported 2 million people below I-10 will be evacuating.

That doesn't include those that were killed in CUBA. The cubans were hit hard but they are being tight lipped about the number of dead
Ted.

langenc
09-01-2008, 02:24 PM
Wish Michigan could get 6" of rain out of your way.

I have had less than 1" in about 45 days.

jackie schmidt
09-01-2008, 08:47 PM
The storm never took that Westward jog, heck, all we have had is some stiff breeze.
But, the projection is for the system to head straight up into North Texas.

This is weird. The people in Dallas will probably have a lot more grief out of this than we in Houston.......jackie

rhaney2
09-01-2008, 08:51 PM
The storm never took that Westward jog, heck, all we have had is some stiff breeze.
But, the projection is for the system to head straight up into North Texas.

This is weird. The people in Dallas will probably have a lot more grief out of this than we in Houston.......jackie


Jackie,i m Glad it wasn't as bad as it looked a few days ago,i hope there was no lost of life.
We got to watch Hanna,it is projected to head for North Carolina.
We can use some more rain but not all at one time.