Post by hurricaner on Sept 15, 2017 12:19:21 GMT -6
96L is getting close NHC is stating should become a TD over the weekend and are talking about watches be posted for the Lesser Antilles 70/90%.
Showers and thunderstorms associated with a tropical wave located about 1100 miles east of the Windward Islands have become better organized since yesterday. Environmental conditions are conducive for development, and a tropical cyclone is expected to form over the weekend. Tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued for portions of the Lesser Antilles on Saturday, and interests in those islands should closely monitor the progress of this system. * Formation chance through 48 hours...high...70 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.
Post by heatherweather on Sept 15, 2017 13:47:19 GMT -6
Dear Mother Nature,
I know most of us on this planet are assholes and have been treating you very poorly for a long time, so you're using this hurricane season to send us a HUGE message. I get it, I really do. I'm with ya, sister! However, I'm exhausted and still recovering from following Irma since she reared her ugly head, including all weekend and the aftermath this week - and it didn't even come near me! I have AT&T U-verse, and one of our channels is a severe weather channel that is only active during severe weather events. It was pretty cool - no commercials - they just jumped from local broadcast to local broadcast all over Florida during Irma. I had it on all weekend. I followed this forum constantly. I watched every SnapChat and youtube video posted from Florida to watch everything I could, and now I'm still watching to see aftermath and rebuilding progress. I promise, I'm paying attention. And I know I'm not alone.
That being said, please spare the southern US from anymore direct hits this year. Between Harvey and Irma, I have been riding high on weather adrenaline for weeks now, and I need a break. For God's sake, you almost killed poor Dylan who is probably suffering from PTSD now. We just can't have that! Speaking on behalf of everyone on the Gulf, we beg you to please give us some peace and quiet for the rest of 2017. (Except for Washington DC. Go ahead and do what you need to do there to make any further points about climate change.) Those of us along the Gulf Coast and all of Florida would greatly appreciate the respite. Oh, and please leave the Caribbean alone as well. They've had more than their fair share.
If you really can't help yourself, you can send us a TD here and there - but nothing that registers on the SS scale, or comes even close.
Total severe weather nerd, starting with Hurricane Andrew! Follow me on Instagram @themagicalredhead. Please note that any excitement or disappointment displayed regarding severe weather events is strictly about experiencing the event itself from a meteorological standpoint (not the potential negative impacts to life and property).