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Offline JayCee

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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #30 on: October 28, 2020, 03:58:17 PM »
shocked this thing is strengthening to almost a possible cat 3 with water temperatures the way they are

Me too.  All the models showed a weakening storm by now, or just maintaining itself.  Water temps are only in the upper 70's in the northern Gulf.  Despite some shear approaching and luke-warm water, Zeta is beating the odds and has up to 110 mph winds.

I know we keep saying "only in 2020."  But yeah.  I'll be glad to close the chapter on this year and pray 2021 is boring as heck. 
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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2020, 04:27:40 PM »
110MPH landfall in Cocodrie, LA. 

We have an overachiever here. 

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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2020, 07:47:04 PM »
mu uncle lives in talledega county alabama....in the bullseye for 60-70mph gusts

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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2020, 08:13:38 PM »
I checked in with my grandmother-in-law earlier. She lives in Lockport, LA. She said she had the front door open and sat there watching the wind come through. I just had to laugh. She's a tough old woman who's lived her whole life down. Nothing phases her anymore, not even a surprise Cat 2/3.

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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2020, 08:47:13 PM »
There are a lot of really impressive wind obs coming from LA and MS. I suspect this will be retroactively upgraded to a cat 3. The interaction with the front is really helping hold it together also. Not great news for those just to my south. I wouldn’t want to be between Atlanta and Chattanooga tonight.
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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2020, 10:46:30 PM »
Justo for fun and a side note to Zeta...Amarillo TX basically reporting blizzard conditions, possible thunder snow , and 8 to 10 inch snow amounts in localized areas. Bizarre.

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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #36 on: October 29, 2020, 01:00:20 AM »
CHA might need a better heads up on the high winds this morning. MRX once again going too conservative for our area, I think.

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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2020, 03:53:30 AM »
Still a 60MPH storm as it is moving into Northwest Georgia.   

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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2020, 07:15:11 AM »
Thankfully both wind and rain were less than forecast here. Only gusted to 35 mph and had under 3” rain total. Over a million people are without power in Georgia today.
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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2020, 07:22:17 AM »
Woke up to 1.65" of rain--the least of any tropical system that has tracked over my area this fall.  I'm sure the speed of the system had something to do with that.  While it's still raining this morning, the heaviest of it has moved on.

Wind was a non-event, thankfully.  Some models showed a brief period of near 40 mph winds as the core passed by.  As I type this, the wind is about 10mph with an occasional gust, but nothing over 20mph.  I checked surrounding stations.  TYS and KCHA had gusts into the 30mph range.  The highest I could find at KAVL were gusts into the 20's, but there seemed to be missing data in the history between 2 am, and daybreak. 

I'm grateful that the winds turned out to be far less than what some models showed.  Most of us have enough on our mental plates these days. 
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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2020, 08:30:44 AM »
I thought winds are/were supposed to increase later in the morning / afternoon?

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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2020, 08:58:41 AM »
I thought winds are/were supposed to increase later in the morning / afternoon?
The hourly forecasts for Knoxville are showing it picking up to around 15mph by 3:00 but then it starts backing down around 6:00. So we'll be a bit breezy but it doesn't look like there will be much in the way of high wind for us in the valley.

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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #42 on: October 29, 2020, 11:25:24 AM »
The hourly forecasts for Knoxville are showing it picking up to around 15mph by 3:00 but then it starts backing down around 6:00. So we'll be a bit breezy but it doesn't look like there will be much in the way of high wind for us in the valley.

We are getting stronger gusts now than during the night.  I believe it's due to the sun peaking out from time to time, mixing down winds from higher up in the atmosphere.  The clouds are flying by overhead, so winds just above the ground are strong.
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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #43 on: October 29, 2020, 12:05:57 PM »
Skies have nearly cleared, and winds are gusting to 30mph here easily.  It sounds like continuous gunshots going off as acorns and hickory nuts hit the metal roofs on the homes nearby, and the sky is full of leaves.  I also hear some cracking and popping in the woods across the street.  Hopefully, whole trees don't come down after the heavy rains.

Despite the wind, it's a nice day.  Very warm and humid.  Feels more like late April. 
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Re: Hurricane Zeta
« Reply #44 on: October 29, 2020, 07:17:19 PM »
From MRX:

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...Gusty winds tonight and Friday...

Gusty winds will develop tonight and continue on Friday morning with
northwesterly winds of 10 to 20 mph and gusts to 35 mph. Gusty
winds could blow around unsecured objects. With wet soil, downed
trees and localized power outages will be possible. People should
avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and
branches.

 

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