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1 Where is Gordon? on 9/4/2018, 8:22 pm

Still waiting for some action from this scary hurricane. Haven't seen hide nor hair of it yet.

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2 Re: Where is Gordon? on 9/4/2018, 9:55 pm

The folks tracking hurricanes by throwing darts at where they think it will make landfall......Bob hated when I said this.....he felt they were really doing a good job.......they are killing people. A false alarm is as bad as a direct hit because it will cause people to disregard the dart throwers when they might be accurate.

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3 Re: Where is Gordon? on 9/5/2018, 12:21 am

Gordon followed the path that was predicted. Did the news make it sensational... of course theydid! Newscasters don't report the news like journalist did in the past. They make it exciting.

Bob would have known all about the storm.

Heavy rain in GB with the usual street flooding. Sea walls, that I know of, were not broached... no residential flooding.

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4 Re: Where is Gordon? on 9/5/2018, 1:49 am

We've had tropical storm-like conditions on Santa Rosa Island, just as forecast.  (A hurricane was never predicted for NW FL.)    It was a wild and woolly day and evening starting after about 2 p.m., with dark and roiling skies, seemingly endless, torrential, wind-driven rain, and gusts that shook the house and roared through the palm trees.  Rte. 399 from Pensacola Beach to Navarre Beach  was closed due to washover.

Gordon is just now beginning to let up some (though we'll supposedly experience more rain and wind through Wednesday).  The storm came ashore a coupla hours back as a strong tropical storm two states west of here.  It just never ceases to amaze me, the power and fury of these storms even if not quite hurricane strength, and even if not directly on our doorstep.

I'll try to ignore Sea's remarks, as his deep ignorance of the scientific methodologies employed by today's National Hurricane Center knows no bounds.  Bob was absolutely right on this one.  And no, I won't be pulled into a discussion with Sea on the issue, as I value my normal blood pressure.

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5 Re: Where is Gordon? on 9/5/2018, 8:18 am

The brain trust of super computer dart room at NOAA......Panama City to Houston.....thanks for nothing.......learn to throw the darts BETTER.

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6 Re: Where is Gordon? on 9/5/2018, 7:38 pm

I think day to day forecasts are pretty correct, but hurricanes do whatever they want to do. They don't watch TV or read the internet.
My sister in Mobile said it was rough over there. We got very little wind at my house, just a lot of water. Didn't lose power, which is the way I grade my storms.

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7 Re: Where is Gordon? on 9/6/2018, 12:09 am

It was about as we expected ... so we didn't get too excited about it.  I sure didn't bother to board up the windows.  We stay somewhat prepped all the time and always have a plan, although I sold my old generator this year.  If a big one ever comes this way (and hasn't yet since we've lived here) our plan is to just bug out early.  We're retired so it's no big deal for us to take that precaution.

Radar apparently indicated a couple of tornadoes up here in Pace last night, neither apparently touched down.  We were ready to head to the designated closet though just in case.  Truthfully though, we went through tornado warnings a lot more often in Missouri and Texas than we've ever had to here.  (not to mention the hail and the ice storms!)

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