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Old 09-07-2017, 10:08 AM
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That Chinese hoax just keeps getting more and more elaborate.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:51 AM
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Just came across this, shows how big that thing really is.
HOLY COW!
Stay safe everybody down there!


Amazing photo-

Where did you pull it from ? NASA ? NOAA ?
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:58 AM
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Amazing photo-

Where did you pull it from ? NASA ? NOAA ?
Not sure if this is stating the obvious, but this is not a photo. Rather, it is a composite graphic generated from satellite images.

If you were just using 'photo' colloquially to mean 'image', sorry to be pedantic.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:08 AM
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Amazing photo-

Where did you pull it from ? NASA ? NOAA ?
It was on spiegel.de (German magazine), the picture... oops image is from a NOAA satellite called GOES 16.

Ps. Let's hope the Europeans have it wrong!!!

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Old 09-07-2017, 11:29 AM
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That Chinese hoax just keeps getting more and more elaborate.
They sure do know how to trump us yankees!
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:11 PM
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They sure do know how to trump us yankees!
A not insignificant fraction of our population would seem to agree with you...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.33cd0e46e821
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:26 PM
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Not sure if this is stating the obvious, but this is not a photo. Rather, it is a composite graphic generated from satellite images.

If you were just using 'photo' colloquially to mean 'image', sorry to be pedantic.
I understand that but was wondering where he got it.

It's very cool.

Yes, I hope the European model is wrong and that it moves further East. Either way it's a monster.
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:34 PM
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Old 09-07-2017, 12:52 PM
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A not insignificant fraction of our population would seem to agree with you...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.33cd0e46e821
takes a real 'special' kind of person to turn what's about to happen to Florida into a political discussion.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:21 PM
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Yes, I hope the European model is wrong and that it moves further East. Either way it's a monster.
The Euro model is showing this thing raking most of the north coast of Cuba. That might be pretty bad, hopefully not.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:42 PM
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i appreciate the discussion, timing/tact not withstanding

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takes a real 'special' kind of person to turn what's about to happen to Florida into a political discussion.
I wasn't aware some pundits are advising folks to not trust forecasts, which would thus delay prep/leaving= increased risk to life and limb. That is terrible. Like it or not, the preparedness for these things does depend on politics, since the budgets for preparedness at the local, state, and federal level are all dependent on politics, and if disregard for science and climate change is part of the politics, then it certainly affects what we all hope for, which is that everything possible is done to ensure the health and safety of those in harm's way.

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Old 09-07-2017, 01:54 PM
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Well I'm right smack in it's path here in S Fla - but- since the winds rotate directions as it passes I should be able to plan my ride so I have a helluva tailwind both ways!
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:10 PM
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lotta pinellas low lying areas mandatory evacuation friday a.m., fyi.

(have friends/family down there.)
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:14 PM
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takes a real 'special' kind of person to turn what's about to happen to Florida into a political discussion.
Some cant help it.
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Old 09-07-2017, 02:20 PM
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really hope all is better than expected

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Well I'm right smack in it's path here in S Fla - but- since the winds rotate directions as it passes I should be able to plan my ride so I have a helluva tailwind both ways!
I know that you were likely being tongue-in-cheek, but i went for a run when isabelle hit the DC area many years ago--just a big storm by then but a very large branch came down 15 feet from me--and i headed back home, was foolish to even go out, but i was training for something and thought that was important. Stay safe all.
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