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    Oil and Hurricanes dont mix

    So, in a few months, when Hurricane season hits, isn't the real problem for the Southeast and the Gulf Coast going to be all of the problems that will be a result of the spill when the hurricanes roll in?

    I am no scientist, but wont the tropical storms basically suck up the water and oil, and then rain it back down over the entire wouthern coastline?

    That will, in effect be acid rain. Basically. Right? If a hurricane races over a body of water that is part water, part oil, that is an equation that will result in really, really bad sh**.

    Raining oil???? Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    So, in a few months, when Hurricane season hits, isn't the real problem for the Southeast and the Gulf Coast going to be all of the problems that will be a result of the spill when the hurricanes roll in?

    I am no scientist, but wont the tropical storms basically suck up the water and oil, and then rain it back down over the entire wouthern coastline?

    That will, in effect be acid rain. Basically. Right? If a hurricane races over a body of water that is part water, part oil, that is an equation that will result in really, really bad sh**.

    Raining oil???? Yikes.


    acid rain from oil? i wouldnt think so. my guess is the oil is too heavy to get picked up but who knows. never thought about the possible ****storm tho

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    It'd be mother natures way of cleaning up this $#!+ of a mess tho...screw bp and obama for not doing too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pvjumper05 View Post
    acid rain from oil? i wouldnt think so. my guess is the oil is too heavy to get picked up but who knows. never thought about the possible ****storm tho
    I meant "toxic" rain. Acid rain was an old 90s buzz word that had a literal meaning. Whatever partially contaminated rain water would be labeled is what i meant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    I meant "toxic" rain. Acid rain was an old 90s buzz word that had a literal meaning. Whatever partially contaminated rain water would be labeled is what i meant.

    yeah i figured. whatever's gonna happen its gonna be bad

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    just splitting hairs here, but it's worth noting that hurricane season technically begins june 1...3 days from now...& the gulf tends to be the first part of the atlantic basin to get cranking. if it's going to be a busy hurricane season, we'll see it there first.

    so, if the "top kill" thing hasn't succeeded yet, they've got 2 more days before the $#!t hits the fan for sure...& what an utter mess the gulf will be if a serious hurricane pushes thru there before any real "clean up" efforts can make some headway. never considered the possibility of the oil being sucked up into the clouds, tho. while an oil/water combo rain would be devastating, i wonder if the oil wouldn't have a dampening effect on the development of storms, since it creates a film over the surface of the water, making it difficult for the water molecules to pass thru & evaporate into the air.

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    This is just such a disaster. Its now worse than the Exxon spill and the top killing remedy isn't looking successful. Bad f*cking news man.

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    They talked about this on the news the other day. The problem is going to be storm surge pushing the oil and water inland. If the storm is big enough it would cause huge areas of the southeast to covered in oil. Most of the things in oil do not evaporate and will most likely not cause a problem.

    They also talked about what njsurfer said about oil having a dampening affect on hurricane development. The theory is oil would prevent evaporation of water if the oil was sitting on the surface and reduce the chance of development or reduce the intensity of a storm. But it probably doesn't matter since the oil spill is still relatively small in relation to the rest of the gulf of mexico.

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    dont even get me started. i hate BP and i will never go there again. its rediculous