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Mon Nov 21, 2016, 05:18 PM

Just Named - Tropical Storm now Hurricane Otto - the season's last lick??

Last edited Tue Nov 22, 2016, 05:13 PM - Edit history (1)

https://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2016/Tropical-Storm-Otto

He's been stationary for ages



from NOAA
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on
recently upgraded Tropical Storm Otto, located a few hundred
miles east of the coast of Nicaragua.

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Reply Just Named - Tropical Storm now Hurricane Otto - the season's last lick?? (Original post)
malaise Nov 2016 OP
csziggy Nov 2016 #1
malaise Nov 2016 #2
csziggy Nov 2016 #3
malaise Nov 2016 #4
malaise Nov 2016 #5
csziggy Nov 2016 #6
Archae Nov 2016 #7
malaise Nov 2016 #8

Response to malaise (Original post)

Mon Nov 21, 2016, 05:29 PM

1. Oh man - you just gave me flash backs

1985 Hurricane Kate hit this area (Tallahassee, Florida) as a Cat 1 storm just a few days before Thanksgiving (night of November 21).

We had no power for a week and even though we had stockpiled water for the horses and for the house we ran out on the fifth day. With over twenty horses on the farm, that was a serious problem!

I loaded a bunch of 55 gallon drums into the horse trailer, drove to a friend's house where they had power, and filled all those drums. Drove back to the farm, filled the water troughs, backed the trailer next to the house so we could dip water for the toilets out, and took a break. Just as I sat down the power came back on.

I've got to handle it to the power company, they have some great timing.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 21, 2016, 05:31 PM

2. Word is this is heading back to Central America

I fear for the flooding and land slides but some states have been facing severe drought.

By the way DR in particular and Puerto Rica to a lesser extent had some very serious flooding. Folks died in DR.

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 21, 2016, 05:36 PM

3. Yeah - I checked WeatherUnderground

The projections are reassuring for this area. On the other hand, the areas likely to be hit don't need more grief. Even if they have a drought, the kind of rain you get from a hurricane will only wash away soil and not saturate the ground like they need.

Maybe it will fall apart, and provide needed rain in a softer way.

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Response to csziggy (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 05:07 PM

4. Now Hurricane Otto

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Response to csziggy (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 05:53 PM

5. If Otto lands in Costa Rico it will be the first hurricane on record to achieve that feat

Can you believe this?

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 08:30 PM

6. These days I can believe just about anything

The world has gone crazy - climate and humans. I am so glad I had no children to contribute to the insanity.

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Response to malaise (Original post)

Tue Nov 22, 2016, 08:56 PM

7. I hate this, my first name *IS* Otto!

Honest!

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Response to Archae (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 23, 2016, 04:47 AM

8. LOL

You may just become famous

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