News Storms a brewin’ in the Atlantic

EPCOT-O.G.

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So with the dropping numbers and our local school district’s decision to go remote learning, we worked up enough courage to do a quick trip to visit in less than two weeks. Refundable airfare booked (yay SWA!) and was about to pull the trigger on a room but now see there’s a series of developing storms meteorologists are tracking. We’ve done trips to the region in the past (we flew around a hurricane once en route to our honeymoon in the Virgin Islands) but what’s the read on the ground in FL / central FL for these storm systems?
 

techgeek

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So with the dropping numbers and our local school district’s decision to go remote learning, we worked up enough courage to do a quick trip to visit in less than two weeks. Refundable airfare booked (yay SWA!) and was about to pull the trigger on a room but now see there’s a series of developing storms meteorologists are tracking. We’ve done trips to the region in the past (we flew around a hurricane once en route to our honeymoon in the Virgin Islands) but what’s the read on the ground in FL / central FL for these storm systems?

As of now, no center of circulation has yet developed with either of these systems. Our forecasting models have come a long way in the last few years, but still have trouble predicting in even broad terms what’s going to happen with a storm that hasn’t actually formed yet.

So for now, all we can really do is keep a wary eye on them and see which way things spin up. One of those systems is almost certain to develop into something significant, NHC is giving it a 90% chance of development which is almost a guarantee it gets a name in the next 48 hours or so. Once that happens the picture should get a little clearer.
 
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Clamman73

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The invest 97 storm looks like it’ll be a Gulf of Mexico storm, it’s the 98 storm to look out for...it looks like it skirts Puerto Rico, DR, Cuba and then something with Florida.
 

Lilofan

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The invest 97 storm looks like it’ll be a Gulf of Mexico storm, it’s the 98 storm to look out for...it looks like it skirts Puerto Rico, DR, Cuba and then something with Florida.
Deland FL which is about an hour north of Orlando got slammed with a cyclone tornado the other day. Multiple homes and buildings were destroyed. Sixteen years ago was Hurricane Charley that wrecked many parts of Orlando and Kissimmee with a Cat 3 Hurricane.
 
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JoeCamel

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So with the dropping numbers and our local school district’s decision to go remote learning, we worked up enough courage to do a quick trip to visit in less than two weeks. Refundable airfare booked (yay SWA!) and was about to pull the trigger on a room but now see there’s a series of developing storms meteorologists are tracking. We’ve done trips to the region in the past (we flew around a hurricane once en route to our honeymoon in the Virgin Islands) but what’s the read on the ground in FL / central FL for these storm systems?
I'm on the west coast (FL) and don't really see anything to be concerned about, they are poorly organized and not likely to get much stronger.
With that said anything can change as it is not a certain forecast but after having been here 20 years I'm not stocking up on TP and water yet. Just keep an eye out for the one still in Africa, that is two weeks from now.
 

deeevo

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I'm on the west coast (FL) and don't really see anything to be concerned about, they are poorly organized and not likely to get much stronger.
With that said anything can change as it is not a certain forecast but after having been here 20 years I'm not stocking up on TP and water yet. Just keep an eye out for the one still in Africa, that is two weeks from now.

It's 2020... Invest 98 will be Charlie part 2 and smack us in the mouth.
 

Crazydisneyfanluke

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So with the dropping numbers and our local school district’s decision to go remote learning, we worked up enough courage to do a quick trip to visit in less than two weeks. Refundable airfare booked (yay SWA!) and was about to pull the trigger on a room but now see there’s a series of developing storms meteorologists are tracking. We’ve done trips to the region in the past (we flew around a hurricane once en route to our honeymoon in the Virgin Islands) but what’s the read on the ground in FL / central FL for these storm systems?
The one developing in the Caribbean most likely will turn to the north and hit somewhere in the Gulf.

The one coming from the Atlantic and moving over the Caribbean will most likely turn north before reaching Florida, but that depends if there is a high over the state pushing everything off the coast.

Just keep an eye on it and if there will be a high over Florida or not. Those are your best factors to consider.
 

Lilofan

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The one developing in the Caribbean most likely will turn to the north and hit somewhere in the Gulf.

The one coming from the Atlantic and moving over the Caribbean will most likely turn north before reaching Florida, but that depends if there is a high over the state pushing everything off the coast.

Just keep an eye on it and if there will be a high over Florida or not. Those are your best factors to consider.
If any direct hits are predicted there are many financially that cannot even purchase hurricane supplies to protect their own real estate.
 

Lilofan

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Word of advice - take what people say on a forum (any forum) with a pinch of salt when it comes to hurrican season. If you go back and look at the threads for previous years you'll soon see why.
If you have never prepared ( including the panic before the storm ) and experienced living through one, especially hiding in your walking in closet and the winds feel like the house will explode, it could be a different story.
 
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