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Newly Formed Atlantic Ocean Tropical Storm
Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 07:47 AM UTC
I check the NOAA site daily for hurricane activity. Yesterday a new tropical wave had formed off of Africa, and by today was upgraded to a Tropical storm on it's way to becoming another Hurricane.

And guess what it's name is? GABRIELLE I nearly fell of my computer chair when I saw that. At least the very early projected path is NNE and miss any major land masses. But how they can tell right now is beyond me.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019 - 01:59 PM UTC

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I check the NOAA site daily for hurricane activity. Yesterday a new tropical wave had formed off of Africa, and by today was upgraded to a Tropical storm on it's way to becoming another Hurricane.

And guess what it's name is? GABRIELLE I nearly fell of my computer chair when I saw that. At least the very early projected path is NNE and miss any major land masses. But how they can tell right now is beyond me.

Joel



Yes, it has the same boomerang shape and "place of birth" like the one just thrashed Bahamas. They can predict the trajectory by measuring the baric pressure. The large masses of colder, denser air rush to occupy the lesser density hot air areas. that creates a "snowball" effect, ans the moving air sucks even more colder air, pretty much like a turbo, if you like. Eventually, when the center of depression collapses, the 'eye' gets shape and the show begins...

however, the predictions are never 100% accurate. I went thru three major hurricanes.
Earl supposed to go north of us, but it changed trajectory just 36 hours and swept Sint Maarten.
Gonzalo supposed to hit as directly but as soon as it reached the land, spinned away. It was unbelievable to see that virtually obliterated the northern Atlantic harbor and the Caribbean Sea side of the island just got some flooding.
Irma just kept coming unabated. We were "sure' four days before it's going to hit as and it did. Straight in the face. The eye passed just above Down Beach area, where my workplace is and 3.5 miles away from where my house is. We took both eye walls (the strongest winds - so strong in fact that are forming a "wall"), after an hour and forty minutes deafening silence.

Gabriel
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, September 07, 2019 - 01:55 AM UTC

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I check the NOAA site daily for hurricane activity. Yesterday a new tropical wave had formed off of Africa, and by today was upgraded to a Tropical storm on it's way to becoming another Hurricane.

And guess what it's name is? GABRIELLE I nearly fell of my computer chair when I saw that. At least the very early projected path is NNE and miss any major land masses. But how they can tell right now is beyond me.

Joel



Yes, it has the same boomerang shape and "place of birth" like the one just thrashed Bahamas. They can predict the trajectory by measuring the baric pressure. The large masses of colder, denser air rush to occupy the lesser density hot air areas. that creates a "snowball" effect, ans the moving air sucks even more colder air, pretty much like a turbo, if you like. Eventually, when the center of depression collapses, the 'eye' gets shape and the show begins...

however, the predictions are never 100% accurate. I went thru three major hurricanes.
Earl supposed to go north of us, but it changed trajectory just 36 hours and swept Sint Maarten.
Gonzalo supposed to hit as directly but as soon as it reached the land, spinned away. It was unbelievable to see that virtually obliterated the northern Atlantic harbor and the Caribbean Sea side of the island just got some flooding.
Irma just kept coming unabated. We were "sure' four days before it's going to hit as and it did. Straight in the face. The eye passed just above Down Beach area, where my workplace is and 3.5 miles away from where my house is. We took both eye walls (the strongest winds - so strong in fact that are forming a "wall"), after an hour and forty minutes deafening silence.

Gabriel



Gabriel,
We lived through some Cat 4 storms here on LI, and Gloria put a 40 ft tree I had on the front lawn through the garage, but the house was still just fine.

I'm thinking that Dorian is pushing Gabrielle almost directly North as it runs into what's left of the storm wall. Still, thankfully it won't hit any USA land masses. But now there's two more Tropical depressions that just rolled off the African coast. I just hate Sept and the beginning of Oct when the hurricane season is in full swing.

I'm just so glad that Dorian missed you. those directly hit Bahama Islands are literally no longer fit for people to live there for years to come.

Joel