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    Worth a read

    http://www.weather.com/outlook/weath...0-07-14?page=2

    Interesting Read about Hurricane probability on the east and gulf coasts. This article points out the top 5 places that are "due for" and at "risk of" a huge Hurricane making landfall, possibly the center of a hurricane.... The list included names that I did not expect...

    #5, Atlantic City, NJ -

    #1, New York City, New York.

    Wow. Didn't see those two coming. I know that Jersey/OC MD and even VB are typically sheltered from landfalls because OBX takes the brunt of it.... But I geuss these guys are saying the combination of a deep swinging Southern Cane from the South could hit it directly, or a cane from the NE.... Interesting read... its all just a bunch of "maybe" and "what ifs"... But i expected places like Wilmington, NC. Hilton Head SC, the entire state of Florida... Not Jersey...

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    Dude, don't be worrying about our hurricanes on the East Coast. You better be praying your fancy ass gets out of California before those earthquakes tear the place up and the tsunamis roll in. The tremors are speaking to ya. That desert you live in won't be so sweat when power is out and the water supply goes to poop.

    The distribution maps show that the safest area on the East Coast is probably around Jacksonville through southern Georgia.
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    Not worried. Just intrigued. And as for the "tremors"... Not worried about those either. I've felt quakes out here since I moved here. Nothing new. Never any damage or injuries, nothing. And I witnessed the San Diego tsunami, that sent 2 foot waves crashing on our shores, along with 8 tide shifts in one hour. So, if 8 tide shifts is the result of tsunamis here, I don't think we will be wiped off the map anytime soon. June gloom sure was a b**** tho this year.

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    Edgar Cayce said that Virginia Beach will never have any major catastrophies, and that its protected by some kind of bubble of energy. And so far he has been right, a major hurricane has never done work on VB like it has in Florida or North Carolina. Just throwing it out there...

    However if were on this subject (natures fury) I suggest reading this. Its about an island in the Atlantic that is predicted to collapse into the ocean and send a 300 foot tsunami directly at the east coast. Basically if this happens were all dead... Read it, its interesting, and scary as hell... http://archives.cnn.com/2001/TECH/sc...29/tidal.wave/... I guess I should also point out that there are many other articles saying this won't happen...

    I guess I'll link to this too, just cause its interesting to me to read about 1000 foot waves... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatsunami

    P.S. I saw a thing about the Mega Tsunami in Alaska on the Discovery Channel (it was almost 2000 feet tall). In it they interviewed a guy that was on a boat in the bay at the time. According to his story he "surfed" the wave with his boat. That must have been one hell of a ride!!!!

    Edit: Oh man, I found the article where survivors talk about that tsunami... Definitly worth a read!!!

    http://www.sitnews.us/Kiffer/LituyaB...ituya_bay.html
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    ohh... and we have never had a water supply out here. That was an issue long before I got here. Its just part of life. If you can't afford 2,000 in rent and a lifetime supply of bottled water, you may as well not join the party. But this is nothing new. There was no water here in the 70s. It never stopped 3 million people from moving and living here. I actually heard that they are working on some crazy systems to remove salt from ocean water and begin using that. Should be interesting.

    The water issue is really an agricultural problem. You can't grow sh** here cause of lack of water. Thats about it.

    Its a fnuny thing. San Diego is not built for water. People always assume that rain etc is great for san diego. Rain is the absolute worst thing for the environement here, regardless of what time of year....

    If we had water supplies and rain, then every fall during fire season, there would be that much more vegitation to burn out ni the dessert. So all the people who say "Wow, we really needed that rain this winter" dont know what they are talking about. Water created more growth, and then the eventual, ineveitable death of all vegitation by the end of summer turns everything into a giant book of matches.... When there is no rain in the winter, there are no wildfires in the fall, because everything is still bare.... a bare, vegitationless socal is what was intended for this area. Human interaction and the use of water in the dessert has enhanced the dangers, because people developed homes and sh** out in the damn dessert. They need water and wanted to make everything pretty, now they wonder why it gets scorched off the earth every fall.

    So, ocean water and san diego mix well... Rain and fresh water have no business here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonerSurfs View Post

    P.S. I saw a thing about the Mega Tsunami in Alaska on the Discovery Channel (it was almost 2000 feet tall). In it they interviewed a guy that was on a boat in the bay at the time. According to his story he "surfed" the wave with his boat. That must have been one hell of a ride!!!!
    I saw that too. CRAZY. That was from like a glacier or an entire mountain side of ice fell into a small little lake like cove and the force from the initial drop lifted the water level up 2000 feet. Pretty nuts.

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    Here is a short paragraph about VB's geography and climate.... It explains kind of what you are talking about, with avoiding the catasophies. This is taken from the wiki entry about VB... The last few sentences are it.

    Climate
    The climate of Virginia Beach is humid subtropical, due to the moderating effect of the ocean. Winters are very mild, and snowfall is rare. Summers are hot and humid with warm evenings. The mean annual temperature is 73 F (23 C), with an average annual snowfall of 2.5 inches (64 mm) and an average annual rainfall of 45 inches (1,100 mm). The wettest seasons are the spring and summer, although rainfall is fairly constant all year round. The highest recorded temperature was 103 F (39 C) in August 1957, and the lowest recorded temperature was 4 F (−16 C) in January 1985.[20][21]

    Additionally, the geographic location of the city, with respect to the principal storm tracks, is especially favorable, as it is south of the average path of storms originating in the higher latitudes, and north of the usual tracks of hurricanes and other major tropical storms. With the exception of Hurricane Isabel in 2003[22]

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    http://www.weather.com/outlook/weath...0-07-14?page=2

    Interesting Read about Hurricane probability on the east and gulf coasts. This article points out the top 5 places that are "due for" and at "risk of" a huge Hurricane making landfall, possibly the center of a hurricane.... The list included names that I did not expect...

    #5, Atlantic City, NJ -

    #1, New York City, New York.

    Wow. Didn't see those two coming. I know that Jersey/OC MD and even VB are typically sheltered from landfalls because OBX takes the brunt of it.... But I geuss these guys are saying the combination of a deep swinging Southern Cane from the South could hit it directly, or a cane from the NE.... Interesting read... its all just a bunch of "maybe" and "what ifs"... But i expected places like Wilmington, NC. Hilton Head SC, the entire state of Florida... Not Jersey...
    jersey is really more of the "when" & "how bad" not "if" scenario. in fact, the worst-case that i can think of is if a slow moving larger storm were to slip up the chesapeake, then cross over the state from the west. the warm, shallow waters of the bay would keep the storm powerful & force a west-east storm surge out of the bays & marshes, which tends to be the more problematic for coastal nj. then, as the storm moves out to sea, it would kick up an oceanic storm surge, battering away at the dunes, beaches, etc...

    b/c of the way nj is situated, that's really the only way a full-on direct impact can occur in nj. anything else would really be a glancing blow, like gloria in '85 & bob in '91. the funny thing is, one of my earliest clear memories is my family evacuating & going inland for gloria. the next day, there were bits of roofing, sheds that looked like they'd been blown apart w/ bombs, trees laying across roads & allys. i was 6. it left an impression.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zach619 View Post
    Not worried. Just intrigued. And as for the "tremors"... Not worried about those either. I've felt quakes out here since I moved here. Nothing new. Never any damage or injuries, nothing. And I witnessed the San Diego tsunami, that sent 2 foot waves crashing on our shores, along with 8 tide shifts in one hour. So, if 8 tide shifts is the result of tsunamis here, I don't think we will be wiped off the map anytime soon. June gloom sure was a b**** tho this year.
    The man's famous last words... not worried about anything!

    P.S. June gloom of course... but, in mid-July? La Jolla should be beautiful right about now.

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    speaking of earthquakes...

    we had a 3.6 here in central MD this morning. At least according to FB, it woke people up from NOVA to Baltimore to Annapolis.

    While we may be safer here on the east coast from major natural disasters... there is always the looming threat of getting hit by a meteor. But then, that kind of sucks for everyone.