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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Hurricane Dorian is lashing the northeast coast of Florida and will soon begin its siege of storm surge flooding, high winds and flooding rain from Georgia to South Carolina, North Carolina and southeast Virginia. Dorian's maximum winds have backed off from Sunday's peak, currently a Category 2 hurricane. Regardless, Dorian will have significant, damaging impacts near and along the Southeast coast through Friday. Dorian's wind field has now grown larger, despite its somewhat lower winds. Tropical-storm-force winds (39-plus mph) now extend up to 175 miles from the eye, while hurricane-force winds (74-plus mph) extend up to 60 miles from the eye.



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The people of the Bahamas suffered tremendously, here in S. Florida it was like there was no hurricane at all.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-09-04 09:22 AM | Reply

Haulover inlet looked rough but it's been a lot worse.

#2 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-09-04 09:33 AM | Reply

Is Alabama still in danger?
--orange-skinned weather expert

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2019-09-04 09:39 AM | Reply

Jacksonville is experiencing hurricane Borian right now and I am grateful. I'm donating my hurricane prep (water, batteries, wet ones, beach, canned goods, ect) to the Bahama relief groups. 72 Hours of waiting for Borian is 1000 times better than 72 hours of Dorian over me.

#4 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2019-09-04 10:04 AM | Reply


#5 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-04 10:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

All huff, no puff.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-04 10:20 AM | Reply

Almost exactly following the forecast track.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-09-04 10:43 AM | Reply

I'm in Mobile and I can report 2 things. 1 - the skies are blue, 2 - trump is a cat 5 idiot.

#8 | Posted by kudzu at 2019-09-04 10:46 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

--Almost exactly following the forecast track.

Not hard to make a forecast 5 minutes ahead. Don't need a computer model for that, just look outside.

#9 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-04 10:51 AM | Reply

Starting to rain here in Savannah. No wind yet. Worst here is supposed to be early Thursday morning.

I'm prepared. I tested the generator and have extension cords on the floor snaking through the house to critical devices. I have duct tape Xed over the windows and sliding glass doors.

They got my dad's wife out on a medical transport very early this morning and took her to Tallahassee. So I'm all alone except for the dog, a small dachsund, that is freaked out and hiding.

So it's just sit around and wait for me.

#10 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-04 10:54 AM | Reply



Is this hurricane worthy of a paper towel toss?

#11 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-04 10:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Not hard to make a forecast 5 minutes ahead.

It's been the same track for 5 days.

Didn't someone day it was going to go up the Mississippi? That was accurate.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-09-04 10:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#10 Best wishes and best of luck, Goat.

#13 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-04 10:56 AM | Reply

#13 Thanks, Jeff

I kind of wish it would hit here in the daytime. My dad has a lot of trees around his house. It would suck to have to deal with a tree on the roof at night.

#14 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-04 10:58 AM | Reply

Good luck Goat, and I think Avigdore is also in the "new" path.

Stay safe.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-04 11:14 AM | Reply

Stay safe Goat!

My dad left Palm Bay today and is evacuating south to the Hard Rock Casino in Ft Lauderdale. hahaha

#16 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-04 11:53 AM | Reply

Does this mean we're still on for blasting Mara-Lardo off the map!?! If that happens, we're all in debt to Her Noodliness, and you may thank me for my imprecations!

#17 | Posted by john47 at 2019-09-04 11:53 AM | Reply

Progressive prayers went unanswered on Mara-Lago.

#18 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-09-04 12:06 PM | Reply

Insurance companies breath a sigh of relief and celebrate.

Though if the past is prologue the Con in Chief (CIC) will probably still file a claim for damages anyway.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-09-04 12:25 PM | Reply

"Stay safe Goat!"

Yes. You definitely need him to stay safe.

He completes you.

#20 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-09-04 12:27 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Dorian wore itself out beating the crap out of Bermuda.

Rogers is out surfing in it's wake right now.


#21 | Posted by Corky at 2019-09-04 01:09 PM | Reply

The air was perfectly still when I got up this morning. I noticed short periods of small winds off and on which have since become steady, but still light. They are now about 8-10 MPH and steady, slightly higher gusts. It's starting to rain off and on, but lightly.

I'm guessing this slow increase in winds and rain will continue throughout the day and into the evening.

#22 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-04 01:18 PM | Reply

Trump displays hurricane forecast altered with a Sharpie in attempt to prove he's not an idiot

President Trump on Wednesday displayed a map that he said reflected Hurricane Dorian's original path, but the image appeared to be manually altered with a marker to show the storm's trajectory continuing toward Alabama.

"We got lucky in Florida. Very, very lucky indeed," Trump told reporters. "We had actually, our original chart was that it was going to be hitting Florida directly.

Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan then pulled up the chart and displayed it on the Resolute Desk. The map featured what appeared to be a marker-drawn addition to the end of the Dorian's previously expected path, extending it toward the Gulf of Mexico and the southern edge of Alabama.

Reporters and observers on social media quickly noted the alteration to the map, and observed that the National Hurricane Center's own projections did not feature a similar shift in the storm's path.

Dennis Mersereau, a Forbes contributor who writes about the weather, tweeted that it's illegal to falsify a forecast.

The Hill

#23 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-09-04 03:42 PM | Reply

"#23 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR AT 2019-09-04 03:42 PM "

There is a thread all about this story


#24 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-04 04:00 PM | Reply

My father lives right at the edge of a large marsh that goes all the way to the sea. His house is literally less than 6 feet above sea level. The reeds are almost always above it. They temper the tide, so by the time high tide is reached, it is going out again before it can reach the edge of the marsh.

I now see the reeds are covered by a lot more water than I have ever seen. In fact, they are almost submerged. I presume this is part of the storm surge of the hurricane. It's kind of interesting.

Still not much wind here yet -- sustained about 12 MPH and light rain. But we are still 12 hours away from Dorian's predicted closest to Savannah.

#25 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-04 04:05 PM | Reply

Update from Savannah: Water from storm surge and/or tide continued to rise in the marsh in my dad's back yard until at least dark. I can't see it now. Winds have picked up. Probably about 18-20 MPH now. Raining, but not down pour.

We are still 7 hours from when we are closest to the eye.

#26 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-04 09:41 PM | Reply

The lights went out in Georgia -- at least in this part of Savannah -- about two hours ago. Generator is running.

#27 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-04 10:36 PM | Reply

Things are starting to get real:


#28 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 12:49 AM | Reply

Hang in there Goat. Shoot at any movement. even if you just think you saw something.

#29 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-05 12:55 AM | Reply

"Hang in there Goat. Shoot at any movement. even if you just think you saw something.


I do that. Unfortunately the dog is dead now and there is a .44 slug in the wood floor I'll have to explain to my dad tomorrow.

#30 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 01:00 AM | Reply

Spoiler alert: If TMI offends you, read no further.

When I lived in the country, I loved to get nekkid and enjoy a Texas summer ---- storm coming down on me. They are short lived, but great.

I think I'll go do the same right now with Dorian and get me a 70 MPH--------. Yeah, sounds like fun and safer that the Texas ---- storms since I have seen no lighting at all. Plus, I need respite from the roar of the generator.

#31 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 01:28 AM | Reply

Dorian is mostly past Savannah. Just getting the tail end. Lucky, not much damage here. Just some limbs down, everything covered with leaves, twigs, and Spanish moss. No property damage at all.

I would not want to be on the outer banks today!

#32 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-05 07:48 AM | Reply

When I lived in the country, I loved to get nekkid and enjoy a Texas summer ---- storm coming down on me. They are short lived, but great.

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#33 | Posted by Pegasus at 2019-09-05 08:03 AM | Reply


#34 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-09-05 12:46 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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