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    ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    As the famous Michael Buffer would say.....

    LADIE-E-E-ES AND GENTLEMEN!!

    Welcome to the 2011 Hurricane Information Thread!

    In this corner, posting out of the Great Lake State of Michigan, a self pronounced weather geek and one who firmly believes that if at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking 'til you do succeed.....CaptnKirk!!

    And in the opposing corner, coming out of the Atlantic Basin, closely watched, monitored and tattled on by the Captn...those no good ('cept for the awesome waves), masters of destruction...Hurricanes!!

    The season has begun...soooo......LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

    Hi all! I hope everyone is having an awesome season so far! Whew...the past couple days have been real scorchers here..90+ degrees with indexes in the 100's. That's unusual forchigan this early in the year. But if that's any indication of the summer to come..everyone's going to be riding!

    Alright, let's get to it..here's this season's hurricane outlook...

    The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service.

    Across the entire Atlantic Basin for the six-month season, which begins June 1, NOAA is predicting the following ranges this year:

    •12 to 18 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which:


    •6 to 10 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including:


    •3 to 6 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher)
    Each of these ranges has a 70 percent likelihood, and indicate that activity will exceed the seasonal average of 11 named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.

    “The United States was fortunate last year. Winds steered most of the season’s tropical storms and all hurricanes away from our coastlines,” said Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “However we can’t count on luck to get us through this season. We need to be prepared, especially with this above-normal outlook.”

    Climate factors considered for this outlook are:

    •The continuing high activity era. Since 1995, the tropical multi-decadal signal has brought ocean and atmospheric conditions conducive for development in sync, leading to more active Atlantic hurricane seasons.
    •Warm Atlantic Ocean water. Sea surface temperatures where storms often develop and move across the Atlantic are up to two degrees Fahrenheit warmer-than-average.
    •La Niña, which continues to weaken in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, is expected to dissipate later this month or in June, but its impacts such as reduced wind shear are expected to continue into the hurricane season.
    “In addition to multiple climate factors, seasonal climate models also indicate an above-normal season is likely, and even suggest we could see activity comparable to some of the active seasons since 1995,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.
    As usual I'll only be posting information about storms in the event they are predicted to make landfall anywhere along the American coastline or if there may be colateral damage due to a near strike.

    Have a fun and safe riding season!

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    Re: ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    Damnit !
    i thought this was a thread was gonna be about getting KipNasty to spend more time on here.

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    Re: ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    He died.

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    Re: ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    ***** Tropical Storm DON *****

    summary of watches and warnings in effect...

    A tropical storm warning is in effect for...
    * texas coast from port mansfield to san luis pass

    a tropical storm watch is in effect for...
    * texas coast south of port mansfield to the mouth of the rio grande

    a tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are
    expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours.

    A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are
    possible within the watch area...generally within 48 hours.

    For storm information specific to your area in the united
    states...including possible inland watches and warnings...please
    monitor products issued by your local national weather service
    forecast office.

    At 700 pm cdt...0000 utc...the center of tropical storm don was
    estimated near latitude 24.7 north...longitude 91.8 west. Data from
    a noaa hurricane hunter plane indicate that don has jogged westward
    over the past few hours but the storm should resume a
    west-northwest to northwest track near 16 mph...26 km/h...tonight.
    A general northwestward to west-northwestward motion is forecast
    during the next 36 to 48 hours. On the forecast track...the center
    of don should approach the texas coast on friday...and then make
    landfall along the texas coast friday night or early saturday
    morning.

    Maximum sustained winds remain near 45 mph...75 km/h...with higher
    gusts. Some slow strengthening is possible before the center makes
    landfall.

    Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 85 miles...140 km
    from the center.

    Estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb...29.65 inches.


    Hazards affecting land
    ----------------------
    wind...tropical storm conditions are expected within the warning
    area by late friday. Tropical storm conditions are possible in the
    watch area by late friday.

    Storm surge...a storm surge will raise water levels by as much as
    1 to 2 feet above ground level...mainly along the immediate coast
    near and to the northeast of where the center makes landfall. Near
    the coast...the surge will be accompanied by large and damaging
    waves.

    Rainfall...don is expected to produce total rain accumulations of
    3 to 5 inches from the central texas coast westward into south
    central texas...with possible isolated maximum amounts of 7 inches.
    Last edited by CaptnKirk; 07-28-2011 at 10:14 PM.
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    Re: ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    Do we have a dedicated thread for those who would want to get together to ride in said hurricane's?

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    Re: ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    ***** hurricane irene *****

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    hurricane irene advisory number 18
    nws national hurricane center miami fl al092011
    500 pm edt wed aug 24 2011

    ...dangerous hurricane irene hitting the southeastern
    bahamas hard...


    Summary of 500 pm edt...2100 utc...information
    ----------------------------------------------
    location...23.1n 74.7w
    about 30 mi...45 km ese of long island
    about 215 mi...345 km se of nassau
    maximum sustained winds...120 mph...195 km/h
    present movement...nw or 310 degrees at 12 mph...19 km/h
    minimum central pressure...954 mb...28.17 inches


    watches and warnings
    --------------------
    changes in watches and warnings with this advisory...

    None

    summary of watches and warnings in effect...

    A hurricane warning is in effect for...
    * the southeastern...central...and northwestern bahamas

    a tropical storm warning is in effect for...
    * the turks and caicos islands

    interests from the carolinas northward through new england should
    monitor the progress of irene.

    For storm information specific to your area...please monitor
    products issued by your national meteorological service.
    discussion and 48-hour outlook
    ------------------------------
    at 500 pm edt...2100 utc...the center of hurricane irene was located
    near latitude 23.1 north...longitude 74.7 west. Irene is moving
    toward the northwest near 12 mph...19 km/h...and this general motion
    is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the
    north-northwest and then north are expected thursday and thursday
    night. On the forecast track...the core of irene will move across
    the southeastern and central bahamas tonight and over the
    northwestern bahamas on thursday.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph...195 km/h...with higher
    gusts. Irene is a category three hurricane on the saffir-simpson
    scale. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next
    day or so and irene could become a category four hurricane by
    thursday.

    Irene is a large tropical cyclone. Hurricane force winds extend
    outward up to 60 miles...95 km...from the center...and tropical
    storm force winds extend outward up to 230 miles...370 km. A wind
    gust to 60 mph...95 km/h was recently reported at great exuma in
    the bahamas.
    hazards affecting land
    ----------------------
    wind...hurricane conditions are occurring over portions of the
    southeastern bahamas. Tropical storm conditions will continue to
    spread over the central bahamas...with hurricane conditions
    expected by tonight. Tropical storm conditions are expected in the
    northwestern bahamas by late tonight...with hurricane conditions
    expected on thursday.

    Storm surge...in areas of onshore winds near the center of
    irene...an extremely dangerous storm surge will raise water levels
    by as much as 7 to 11 feet above normal tide levels over the
    bahamas. Near the coast...the surge will be accompanied by large
    and dangerous waves.

    Rainfall...irene is expected to produce additional rainfall
    accumulations of 1 to 3 inches across hispaniola with isolated
    maximum storm total amounts of 15 inches possible. These rains
    could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides in areas
    of steep terrain. Rainfall accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are
    expected in the bahamas and the turks and caicos islands.

    Surf...swells generated by irene will begin affecting portions of
    the coast of the southeastern united states on thursday. These
    swells are expected to cause life-threatening surf and rip current
    conditions. Please consult products from your local weather
    office.
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    Re: ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    ***** HURRICANE IRENE *****

    Here is a NOAA GOES-Floater RGB image of Hurricane Irene as of 24 AUG 2011 2245 UTC....the southern tip of Florida can be seen in the left upper grid.

    Last edited by CaptnKirk; 08-24-2011 at 08:50 PM.
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    Re: ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    ***** hurricane irene *****

    summary of 500 pm edt...2100 utc...information
    ----------------------------------------------
    location...27.0n 77.3w
    about 575 mi...930 km s of cape hatteras north carolina
    maximum sustained winds...115 mph...185 km/h
    present movement...nnw or 335 degrees at 14 mph...22 km/h
    minimum central pressure...950 mb...28.05 inches


    watches and warnings
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    changes in watches and warnings with this advisory...

    The government of the bahamas has discontinued the hurricane warning
    for the central bahamas.

    A tropical storm warning has been issued for the coast of south
    carolina from edisto beach northward to little river inlet.

    A hurricane warning has been issued for the coast of north carolina
    from little river inlet northward to the virginia border...
    Including the pamlico...albemarle...and currituck sounds

    a hurricane watch has been issued for the east coast of the united
    states from the virginia/north carolina border northward to sandy
    hook new jersey...including delaware bay...and the chesapeake
    bay south of smith point.

    A tropical storm watch has been issued for the chesapeake bay from
    smith point northward and the tidal potomac.
    at 500 pm edt...2100 utc...the center of hurricane irene was located
    near latitude 27.0 north...longitude 77.3 west. Irene is moving
    toward the north-northwest near 14 mph...22 km/h. This motion is
    expected to continue through tonight with a turn toward the north
    by early friday. On the forecast track...the core of the
    hurricane will move north of the northwestern bahamas tonight...and
    pass well offshore of the east coast of central and north florida
    tonight and early friday. The hurricane is forecast to approach
    the coast of north carolina on saturday.

    Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph...185 km/h...with higher
    gusts. Irene is a category three hurricane on the saffir-simpson
    hurricane wind scale. Some strengthening is possible tonight and
    friday.

    Irene is a large tropical cyclone. Hurricane force winds extend
    outward up to 80 miles...130 km...from the center...and tropical
    storm force winds extend outward up to 290 miles...465 km.

    The latest minimum central pressure reported by reconnaissance
    aircraft is 950 mb...28.05 inches.


    Hazards affecting land
    ----------------------
    wind...hurricane and tropical storm conditions are occurring over
    portions of the northwestern bahamas...but should begin to diminish
    overnight. Tropical storm force winds are expected within the
    southern portion of the warning area along the united states east
    coast by late friday. Hurricane force winds are expected to first
    reach the hurricane warning area by saturday.

    Storm surge...in the northwestern bahamas in areas of onshore winds
    near the center of irene...an extremely dangerous storm surge will
    raise water levels by as much as 7 to 11 feet above normal tide
    levels over the northwestern bahamas. Water levels will gradually
    subside over the central bahamas tonight. Near the coast...the
    surge will be accompanied by large and dangerous waves.

    Storm surge...along the eastern coast of the united states...an
    extremely dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by as much
    as 5 to 10 feet above ground level within the hurricane warning
    area including the ablemarle and pamlico sounds. Near the
    coast...the surge will be accompanied by large...destructive... And
    life-threatening waves. Irene also has the potential to produce
    significant storm surge flooding within the hurricane watch area
    including portions of the chesapeake bay...tributaries...and the
    eastern shore.

    Rainfall...irene is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 6
    to 12 inches over the northern bahamas. Storm total rainfall
    amounts of 6 to 10 inches with isolated maximum amounts of 15
    inches is expected over portions of eastern north carolina and in
    the mid-atlantic states along the path of irene.

    Surf...swells generated by irene are affecting portions of the coast
    of the southeastern united states. These swells will cause
    life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.
    Skipper: Kowalski, analysis.
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    Re: ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    ***** HURRICANE IRENE *****

    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS LOCATED
    NEAR LATITUDE 30.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 77.3 WEST. IRENE IS MOVING
    TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 14 MPH...22 KM/H...AND THIS MOTION IS
    EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. A GRADUAL TURN
    TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST SHOULD BEGIN THEREAFTER. ON THE
    FORECAST TRACK...THE CORE OF THE HURRICANE WILL PASS WELL OFF THE
    COAST OF NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA TODAY...APPROACH THE COAST OF NORTH
    CAROLINA TONIGHT...AND PASS NEAR OR OVER THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST
    SATURDAY. THE HURRICANE IS FORECAST TO MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE
    MID-ATLANTIC COAST SATURDAY NIGHT.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 110 MPH...175 KM/H...WITH
    HIGHER GUSTS. IRENE IS A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE ON THE
    SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SOME RE-INTENSIFICATION IS
    POSSIBLE TODAY...AND IRENE IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR THE THRESHOLD
    BETWEEN CATEGORY TWO AND THREE AS IT REACHES THE NORTH CAROLINA
    COAST.

    IRENE IS A LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND
    OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES...150 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL
    STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 290 MILES...465 KM.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE ESTIMATED FROM HURRICANE HUNTER
    AIRCRAFT DATA IS 945 MB...27.91 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...WINDS WILL SUBSIDE OVER THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS THIS
    MORNING. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITHIN THE
    SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE WARNING AREA ALONG THE UNITED STATES EAST
    COAST BY LATE TODAY. HURRICANE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO FIRST
    REACH THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA TONIGHT OR SATURDAY MORNING...AND
    THEN SPREAD NORTHWARD IN THE WARNING AREA THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

    STORM SURGE...AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER
    LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 6 TO 11 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL IN THE
    HURRICANE WARNING AREA IN NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE ALBEMARLE
    AND PAMLICO SOUNDS. STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH
    AS 4 TO 8 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL OVER SOUTHERN POTIONS OF THE
    CHESAPEAKE BAY...INCLUDING TRIBUTARIES...AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF
    THE DELMARVA PENINSULA. STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS
    MUCH AS 3 TO 6 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL ALONG THE JERSEY SHORE.
    NEAR THE COAST...THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY LARGE...
    DESTRUCTIVE...AND LIFE-THREATENING WAVES.

    RAINFALL...IRENE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF
    6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES...FROM
    EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA INTO SOUTHEASTERN VIRGINA...EASTERN
    MARYLAND... DELAWARE...EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA...NEW JERSEY...
    SOUTHEASTERN NEW YORK...LONG ISLAND...WESTERN CONNECTICUT...AND
    WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS THROUGH MONDAY MORNING. THESE RAINS COULD
    CAUSE WIDESPREAD FLOODING AND LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS.

    SURF...LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY IRENE ARE AFFECTING PORTIONS
    OF THE COAST OF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES. THESE SWELLS WILL
    CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS.
    Be careful out there!
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    Re: ***** 2011 Hurricane Information Thread *****

    ***** HURRICANE IRENE *****

    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
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    CHANGES IN WATCHES AND WARNINGS WITH THIS ADVISORY...

    THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING SOUTH OF LITTLE RIVER INLET HAS BEEN
    DISCONTINUED.

    THE TROPICAL STORM WATCH HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH A TROPICAL STORM
    WARNING FOR THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND FROM MERRIMACK RIVER NORTHWARD
    TO EASTPORT MAINE.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

    A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * LITTLE RIVER INLET NORTH CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO SAGAMORE BEACH
    MASSACHUSETTS...INCLUDING THE PAMLICO...ALBEMARLE...AND CURRITUCK
    SOUNDS...DELAWARE BAY...CHESAPEAKE BAY SOUTH OF DRUM POINT...NEW
    YORK CITY...LONG ISLAND...LONG ISLAND SOUND...COASTAL CONNECTICUT
    AND RHODE ISLAND...BLOCK ISLAND...MARTHAS VINEYARD AND NANTUCKET

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
    * CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT NORTHWARD AND THE TIDAL POTOMAC
    * NORTH OF SAGAMORE BEACH TO EASTPORT MAINE

    INTERESTS IN EASTERN CANADA SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF IRENE.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
    STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
    MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
    FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
    THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
    METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.
    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ------------------------------
    AT 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE IRENE WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 35.2 NORTH...LONGITUDE 76.4 WEST. IRENE IS
    MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/H...AND THIS
    GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. ON
    THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF IRENE WILL MOVE ACROSS
    NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA THIS AFTERNOON. THE HURRICANE IS
    FORECAST TO MOVE NEAR OR OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST TONIGHT AND
    MOVE OVER SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND ON SUNDAY.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 85 MPH...140 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. IRENE IS A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE ON THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON
    HURRICANE WIND SCALE. SLIGHT WEAKENING IS FORECAST AS IRENE CROSSES
    EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...BUT IRENE IS FORECAST TO REMAIN NEAR
    HURRICANE STRENGTH AS IT MOVES NEAR OR OVER THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES
    AND APPROACHES NEW ENGLAND.

    IRENE IS A LARGE TROPICAL CYCLONE. HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND
    OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES...150 KM...FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-
    STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 260 MILES...415 KM. A WIND
    GUST TO 87 MPH WAS RECENTLY MEASURED AT CAPE HATTERAS NORTH
    CAROLINA. NORFOLK NAVAL AIR STATION RECENTLY REPORTED A WIND
    GUST TO 63 MPH.

    ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE IS 952 MB...28.11 INCHES.


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    WIND...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS WILL SPREAD NORTHWARD ALONG THE
    MID-ATLANTIC COAST TODAY WITH HURRICANE CONDITIONS EXPECTED BY THIS
    AFTERNOON. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH
    SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATE THIS EVENING WITH HURRICANE CONDITIONS
    EXPECTED BY SUNDAY MORNING. WINDS AFFECTING THE UPPER FLOORS OF
    HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY STRONGER THAN THOSE NEAR
    GROUND-LEVEL.

    STORM SURGE...AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM TIDE WILL RAISE WATER
    LEVELS BY AS MUCH AS 5 TO 9 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL IN THE
    HURRICANE WARNING AREA IN NORTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE ALBEMARLE
    AND PAMLICO SOUNDS. STORM SURGE WILL RAISE WATER LEVELS BY AS MUCH
    AS 4 TO 8 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL WITHIN THE HURRICANE WARNING AREA
    FROM THE NORTH CAROLINA/VIRGINIA BORDER NORTHWARD TO CAPE COD
    INCLUDING SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY AND ITS
    TRIBUTARIES. NEAR THE COAST...THE SURGE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY
    LARGE...DESTRUCTIVE...AND LIFE-THREATENING WAVES. STORM SURGE
    VALUES ARE VERY LOCATION-SPECIFIC...AND USERS ARE URGED TO CONSULT
    PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THEIR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES.

    RAINFALL...IRENE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF
    6 TO 10 INCHES...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES...FROM
    EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA NORTHWARD THROUGH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES
    INTO EASTERN NEW YORK AND INTERIOR NEW ENGLAND. THESE RAINS...
    COMBINED WITH HEAVY RAINS OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS...COULD CAUSE
    WIDESPREAD FLOODING...LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS...AND
    SIGNIFICANT UPROOTING OF TREES DUE TO RAIN-SOFTENED GROUNDS.

    SURF...LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY IRENE ARE AFFECTING MUCH OF THE
    COAST OF THE UNITED STATES. THESE SWELLS WILL CAUSE
    LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS.

    TORNADOES...ISOLATED TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER SOUTHEASTERN
    VIRGINIA...EASTERN MARYLAND...DELAWARE...AND SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
    THROUGH THIS EVENING.
    Last edited by CaptnKirk; 08-27-2011 at 03:00 PM.
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