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A writer and a tropical muse. A funky Lubavitcher who enjoys watching the weather, hurricanes, listening to music while enjoying life with a sense of humor and trying to make sense of it all!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Matthew Moving Towards Florida. Watches Moved West ...

Looks impressive on many levels.
Matthew does well close to land.
Sitting on the North Coast of Cuba...
...the way it sat on the N coast of South America.

Let's just focus on the 3 day okay?
Good, we can worry on the circle later.

Watches and warnings have been extended West.
Across the state .. Tropical Storm Watches.

Discussion explains it is liable to go further West ...

Actually it doesn't say much.
Weak short discussion.

Avila tops it out at 130 MPH down the road.

A while back he topped it off at 115 MPH and it hit Cat 5.

History of hurricanes this year is they intensify close in.
This track for Matthew is as close as it gets.
So would expect some intensification.

That's the grid for who gets the most wind.
Looking close up we see this cuts across Miami Dade County

Act accordingly.

There's a great site I haven't looked at in a while.
I had a friend in Key West... was the only site he trusted.
Brings it down to street level almost.

Currently Matthew is interacting a bit with land.
Avila didn't mention that in his discussion

It will soon be in that triangle that hurricanes love.

I love this loop.

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Really shows it like it is...
Wouldn't it be nice if NHC did that?
You know like Tropical Tidbits does...

Discussion...'s the satellite that shows what we are saying.
Never dumb it down.
People know so much these days.
Kids know so much...

I'll be back in a bit and I'll be updating in live time.

Please read my thoughts below.
They are my own thoughts I'm sharing.

This blog post has been brought to you by a long hot shower and Guarana ;) something we take in Miami often. South American drink... herb... better than Red Bull in ways and not as dangerous. Anyways I'm writing this from Raleigh while my several of my kids are in Miami Dade and Broward County in the face of either Tropical Storm winds or Hurricane winds depending on which side of the county line they are on....

Sort of stupid if you ask me and I'm from that area. It's one huge area that blends into each other with no real boundaries unless you are the NHC and you can mark a warning at the county line for political and financial reasons. It's like saying the Snow will only fall in the Bronx not in Harlem. Yeah, like that happens...  But letting it go... Yes... I shook it off... But check out the graphic above with many colors cutting through Miami Dade County that only has a Tropical Storm Warning.

FPL on the move...

FPL is awesome.
They have restored my power, guarded my house.
Once a FPL truck called in a local fire.
They are like the Mounties ...
...they do a great job!

Speaking of the Mounties.
Canadian Map


Closest point where Matthew may make landfall...
Central Florida East Coast
A place that rarely gets direct hit.
Usually storms slide by.

Tropical Storm Gordon, an odd looping storm, made landfall

We were discussing Gordon earlier online.
I remembered it well.


Let's worry later on what Matthew does..
..and wonder on how close to the coast it will get.
Or if it will make Landfall

As Bryan Norcross just said on TWC.
It's wobbling about currently.
Makes it hard to be sure the direction it's going.

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Besos BobbiStorm
@bobbistorm on Twitter Live..


President Obama on Matthew:


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