Longhornmaniac
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Name This Atlantic Tropical System...

Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:10 am

This may be a shot in the dark, but I remember reading about an Atlantic tropical system (can't remember hurricane vs. tropical storm) some time ago that made one pass at the Southeastern United States (don't remember where landfall was made), and nearly dissipated. The NHC stopped issuing advisories on it and all that jazz, but the disturbance made it back to the Atlantic, where it ultimately regained tropical characteristics. IIRC, because it was the same system, the NHC renamed it with the name of the original storm, because the system was distinctly traceable all the way back.

Anyone know what his or her name was?

Thanks!

Cheers,
Cameron

P.S. Also, for anyone else interested in hurricanes, feel free to turn this into a game of sorts, posting details of the storm, and letting other people guess. Seems kinda fun. I've always been completely fascinated by Mother Nature's worst. They have a kind of beauty and grace about them.
Cheers,
Cameron
 
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RE: Name This Atlantic Tropical System...

Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:52 am

That description kind of sounds the the perfect storm of 1991. although the pefect storm never really effected the southeastern US that much.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Halloween_Nor%27easter

I remember that storm very well. We lost power for 2 days here on Long Island.
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RE: Name This Atlantic Tropical System...

Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:48 am

 
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RE: Name This Atlantic Tropical System...

Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:00 pm



Quoting Longhornmaniac (Thread starter):
P.S. Also, for anyone else interested in hurricanes, feel free to turn this into a game of sorts, posting details of the storm, and letting other people guess. Seems kinda fun. I've always been completely fascinated by Mother Nature's worst. They have a kind of beauty and grace about them.

Hurricanes have always amazed me, have you ever been in one? I was in Playa Del Carmen for Emily in 2005. 36 hours in a hurricane shelter isn't the best way to spend a vacation, but it was an amazing storm to see when I could get outside.
More amazing than the actual storm was the people preparing for it. For 3 days there were a few hundred guys working around the clock filling sandbags, boarding up windows, tying things down, and going through all the other preparations. I was amazed at how hard they were working even when they were worried about their families at home. Luckily when it came through not many people were injured because of the preparations they had made. It was really impressive to see how hard everyone worked to keep the guests safe.
 
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RE: Name This Atlantic Tropical System...

Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:36 pm



Quoting Dragon-wings (Reply 1):

Wow, that's a really fascinating storm. I didn't know that it was the one connected with the book and movie.

Quoting Max550 (Reply 2):

This is the one I was looking for, thanks!

Quoting Max550 (Reply 3):
have you ever been in one?

I haven't. Living in Austin, on very rare occasions we'll get the remnants of a storm, but nothing major. The closest thing I've come to it was about 50 miles from the "eye" of the remnants of Tropical Storm Alison, and a few rain bands associated with Hurricane Ike last year.

Having been in Cancun a few months after Wilma, I've certainly seen the damage first hand, though. The preparation they do down there is indeed amazing.

Thanks again!

Cheers,
Cameron
Cheers,
Cameron
 
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RE: Name This Atlantic Tropical System...

Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:16 am



Quoting Max550 (Reply 3):
I was in Playa Del Carmen for Emily in 2005. 36 hours in a hurricane shelter isn't the best way to spend a vacation, but it was an amazing storm to see when I could get outside.

I went through the same storm Big grin Except I was in Cancun when it hit. It was interesting seeing all the tourists standing near the beach as it came in while all the locals/people from other parts of Mexico were inside the hotel. Then security came and shooed us away and into the hotel... I have video of some guy trying to surf in it. The eye was supposed to hit Cancun but it crossed the Cayman Islands and went south. I was kinda disappointed at the time lol. Keep in mind I was only 14.

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RE: Name This Atlantic Tropical System...

Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:33 am



Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 5):
Except I was in Cancun when it hit. It was interesting seeing all the tourists standing near the beach as it came in while all the locals/people from other parts of Mexico were inside the hotel. Then security came and shooed us away and into the hotel... I have video of some guy trying to surf in it. The eye was supposed to hit Cancun but it crossed the Cayman Islands and went south.

The tourists were pretty funny, either pissed that their vacation was being ruined or acting like nothing was happening. I was actually pretty impressed that they managed to get everyone into safe places.
Cancun somehow avoided most of it, we flew out of there the next day. The drive up there was the craziest taxi ride I've had in my life, trees everywhere, upside-down trucks in the road, but somehow we got there on time.

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 5):
I was kinda disappointed at the time lol. Keep in mind I was only 14.

I was disappointed I didn't get to see more of it, when will I ever get the chance again? I had just turned 21 though so I was more upset that they wouldn't allow drinking 24 hours before the storm.

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