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South Shore of Long Island about 20 miles east of NYC
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25 Jun 2008
As we all watched in misery as storm after storm either went out to sea or brought us rain this winter its still amazing to see how powerful some of these storms were. The picture below was taken on March 19th In PUERTO RICO.. not Maui, not Mavericks, not Todos. I'm not sure if anyone else is familiar with Atlantic waves, but this made my Jaw hit the floor. 35 foot waves basically do not happen. pretty amazing stuff. I linked the full article if anyone is interested..
7 May 2008
After going through that Aug 8th rain storm that the article speaks of, I would be concerned about using the subways. Officials would have to warn people well in advance and I just wonder if people would actually heed the warnings or wait until its too late. Remember, Hurricanes often pick up tremendous forward speed when they reach this latitude. A storm could be upon the city before the majority of people would be convinced it would hit.
2 May 2008
After hearing paps story on the other thread about experiencing Hurricane Hugo in 1989, I thought I would open up a thread to discuss our own personal tropical 'storm stories.' Since the season still has a month before it is underway, I think this would be a good thread to get some traffic over to the tropical board..
I have been through 3 storms of note..
1. Hurricane Gloria on Long Island in August of 1985. Ok so I was only 9 months old, but I like to think this is the reason I became fascinated with tropical weather. The eye of the storm literally went over my house and my parents remember taking me outside in the calm eye and all the neighbors came out quickly to check on one another before the backside of the storm came through. I think overall that storm spared the Island. Gloria weakened to a Cat 1 (although with fast forward motion it is still considered a Cat 2) and came in at low tide.
2. Hurricane Bob, Long Island in August 1991. I was still fairly young but remeber the rain blowing down my block in giant sheets all afternoon. Afterwards, my town was a mess with tree limbs down on nearly every other block. However, this storm actually only brought tropical storm force winds to my area while eastern LI and RI took the direct hit.
3. Hurricane Charlie, Florida August 2004. I was actually on the EAST coast of Florida and thankfully not on the west coast where the storm came in from the Gulf. Even still, the strom was still quite strong for having trekked the entire state of Florida. I recall watching transformers explode from the window of my hotel. It would come in spurts of 3 or 4 and looked like bombs going off in the distance. The next day we drove to Orlando which was much harder hit. Trees along the roadways were snapped everywhere you looked. Debris was laying across homes and in the streets (even in Disney!). And gaint billboards were torn to shreds along the major roads.
please share your experience!
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Hey HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope it's awesome!!!
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