Posted by: guinness222 | August 26, 2008

Ooooops,…there it is!

     All I think of here is :  “On Nooo, Mr. Bill!” But this is the latest 5 day projection, based on “prognostications” by the National Hurricane Center at 11 am today, Tuesday August 26th.

     I’ll let you know more as we progress, but currnet winds are a couple of mph below a Catagory two storm. Also below I’m adding a table showing the entire Saffir-Simpson scale which is how Hurricanes are measured.

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
Category Wind Speed Storm Surge
  mph
(km/h)
ft
(m)
5 ≥156
(≥250)
>18
(>5.5)
4 131–155
(210–249)
13–18
(4.0–5.5)
3 111–130
(178–209)
9–12
(2.7–3.7)
2 96–110
(154–177)
6–8
(1.8–2.4)
1 74–95
(119–153)
4–5
(1.2–1.5)
Additional Classifications
Tropical Storm 39–73
(63–117)
0–3
(0–0.9)
Tropical Depression 0–38
(0–62)
0
(0)

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a classification used for most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of “tropical depressions” and “tropical storms”, and thereby

   Just a little something for youto “chew on”

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Responses

  1. So!!??!! The bottom line…do ya think it will rain this weekend?


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