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 Hurricane Harvey- August, 2017 
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harvey /mod

Harvey v1.0
(c)2017 Mother Nature

mod>add waves
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Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:33 am
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Chemical company Arkema losses refrigeration on heat sensitive chemical stock

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Richard Rowe, who is chief executive of the company's North America unit, told reporters the company expects chemicals on site to catch fire or explode within the next six days. He said the company has no way to prevent a fire or potential explosion near the plant that is swamped by about six feet (1.83 m) of water. (Reporting by David Shepardson in Washington)


Brilliant.


Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:50 am
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GTFO. Kidding me?

Ark ema?


Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:34 am
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On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, Tropical Storm Irma forms; U.S. impact unknown
Published 12:38 p.m. ET Aug. 30, 2017

Tropical Storm Irma has formed in the central Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said. It poses no immediate threat to land, and it's too early to know its track, forecasters said. As of 5 p.m. ET, Irma had 60-mph winds. It was located about 2,000 miles east of the Leeward Islands and about 3,000 miles southeast of Miami. Irma was moving to the west at 13 mph. The storm is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane Thursday or Friday, with winds estimated at 75 mph. A tropical storm becomes a hurricane when its sustained winds reach 74 mph.

WeatherBell meteorologist Ryan Maue said Irma will likely become an intense hurricane, with Category 4 or 5 strength, near the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean.Possibilities range from a landfall on the Leeward Islands in the northeastern Caribbean to the Carolinas and the island nation of Bermuda — and everything in between, he said.

Yet another storm could spin up in the Gulf of Mexico by the weekend. If this system does develop, it could bring additional rainfall to portions of the Texas and Louisiana coasts.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/ ... 616055001/


Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:38 am
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27 trillion gallons of rain.


Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:05 pm
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Arkema plant materials meltdown.

This is what happens when engineers design areas for back up generators below ground in a flood area.


Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:07 pm
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We built this city then we let it flood.


Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:15 pm
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Texas impact area

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If it were southern California

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Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:50 pm
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Arkema plant materials meltdown.

This is what happens when engineers design areas for back up generators below ground in a flood area.



Somebody went cheap.


Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:32 am
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Pigeon wrote:
We built this city then we let it flood.


The storm stalled, and moved 3-6mph in perfect position over the coast. Don't think any forecaster could of predicted biblical levels of rain without risking their entire reputation.

A good article about it on Ars Technica. Here's an excerpt:


This is probably the worst US flood storm ever, and I’ll never be the same
ERIC BERGER - 8/30/2017, 5:00 AM

The atmospheric physics behind Harvey's prodigious rainmaking ability are pretty simple. A big low pressure system moves into the Texas coast, dragging a bunch of moisture with it. Usually, when big tropical systems achieve hurricane status, they have some capacity to forge their own steering currents. But when Hurricane Harvey made landfall, it ran into a ridge of high pressure over the southwestern United States. This blocked further movement.

Once inland Friday night, Harvey was essentially a marble on a flat table, wobbling around. This is a particularly bad thing for people nearby such a storm, since it essentially becomes a conveyor belt for moisture from the Gulf to coastal areas. You've got this counter-clockwise circulation hoovering up moisture from the Gulf at lower levels of the atmosphere, creating a funnel of rising air. And when warm, moist air rises, it rains. And when a storm doesn't move far from the coast, it just keeps raining—and never really stops.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/08 ... -the-same/


The author also provides a blog on Weather called a hype-free forecast named "Space City Weather."
https://spacecityweather.com/ Currently they are talking about Irma:


Yellow blob near Texas
When we see low pressure systems in the Gulf at this time of year, normally we’re pretty nervous. However a cold front seems likely to move into Texas next week (reaching Houston perhaps by Thursday), and this should keep any tropical mischief south of the upper Texas coast. At this time we do not have major concerns about heavy rainfall next week, although we’ll continue to monitor the forecast. What we are doing is starting to get excited about the season’s first cold front, arriving about two weeks early (if it does in fact make it through).


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