Are we in for it?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by mexsurfer, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. mexsurfer

    mexsurfer Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2008
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2010
  2. ywctroy76

    ywctroy76 Member

    Aug 28, 2010

    I read that the NHC is doing a conference call and may move the track further south, just a rumor but they could do it.

  3. ywctroy76

    ywctroy76 Member

    Aug 28, 2010
  4. capesurfer

    capesurfer Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    wrong thread lol

    that is pretty legit. i think we'll see earl updated to cat 1 by tomorrow
  5. ywctroy76

    ywctroy76 Member

    Aug 28, 2010
    Hurricane Watches


    sorry for caps, thats from NWS text
  6. bushwood

    bushwood Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2010
    all i know is

    Mex surfer, all i know is I would not want to be in town when /all the tourist get freaked out and leave early. Also if this thing goes cat 2 or 3 by thrusday and goes on its current path i believe you will see sick surf in town, no need to go over the bridge south. Surflines forecast is alcalling it 12 foot double overhead for Friday for spots that can hold that much swell. I have been out in somehting similar about 5 yeras ago, it was about 4 foot overhead steep powerful pits in Salvo and its the closest i have ever been to drowning. If it does what the forecast shows your going ot have alot of fun come weds and sunday but in between who knows what spots will be abvle hold the swelll and with the NE winds that will be on the west side of that storm it may get washed out.
  7. windswellsucks

    windswellsucks Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2007

    "Upper level winds are forecast to remain pretty much conducive, and this area should slowly become better organized. Based on the wind shear forecast map, starting with runs from yesterday, a series of upper level anticyclones is forecast to develop, in series, off the African coast, at around the same latitude that tropical waves should exit into the Atlantic. In other words, upper level winds look conducive enough during the next 10-14 days, that we could see a flurry of activity. Though the forecast period is 10-14 days, I am not willing to rule out this scenario right now."
  8. ND081

    ND081 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    I live on the bay in LBI... Should I be worried?
  9. ywctroy76

    ywctroy76 Member

    Aug 28, 2010
    You shouldn't be worried. The only places I'm worried about is Hatteras, Nantucket/Cape Cod, and eastern Maine.
  10. ND081

    ND081 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    eh arent we always worried about Hatteras?
  11. glassjaw

    glassjaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2010

    Thing is though, if the Hatteras area suffers a direct hit from a category 4 hurricane, the whole place is going to change. The last time a hurricane that hard hit, whole towns were wiped out and new inlets were formed when the island was washed out in places.

    If a storm like that hits now, in 2010, **** is going to get ****ed up. Bad.
  12. ND081

    ND081 Well-Known Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    ya, earl hitting Hatteras would not be good for anyone
  13. Ripcurl058

    Ripcurl058 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    24 ft @ 16 seconds with 50+ mph winds... not looking too good
  14. ocripcurrent

    ocripcurrent Well-Known Member

    Feb 27, 2008
    NC is used to it and people there should probably heed warnings, which Im sure most people don't play games with hurricane threats. Im worried about Delmarvans not being prepared or careless about the real threat of a Cat 1-3 hitting this coast.
  15. glassjaw

    glassjaw Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2010
    Maybe some of them, but I don't think you realize the impact of a direct hit. There hasn't been a direct hit in almost 20 years. Look up the 1991 storm, and the 1962 storm. They decimated the place. If a storm like the 1962 storm hit now, which was actually a nor'easter, I couldn't even begin to imagine the property damage. Thing is, it's imminent. It's just never happened with the place as populated as it is.
  16. wallysurfr

    wallysurfr Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Oh man! Anyone know what the storm surge will be?
  17. Double Over-toe

    Double Over-toe Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2009
    i was just watching the weather channel and they were saying that earl is supposed to nail us (VB and upper carolina) on friday
  18. getswole

    getswole Active Member

    Aug 20, 2009
    Looks like lat wed into the first half of thursday looks epic in vah beach
  19. sccrmic09

    sccrmic09 Active Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    A direct hit from a category 4 anywhere along the east coast, especially the outer banks will be catastrophic, even though NC is the best prepared (evacuation plans etc.) We should be less worried about what kind of swell we are getting, and more worried about where this thing is gonna hit.