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Sadly it's going to stay that way (or get worse) until one of their reporters is killed. That's pretty much the only way the stupidity will be reined in.

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The Weather Channel can spin it any way they want, but it was nothing short of bullshiat reporting... end of story. It had nothing do with footing.. it had everything to do with a reporter trying to make conditions look worse than they were for ratings effect. Jim Cantore was noticeably bummed out on air Friday morning when the storm was downgraded.. I mean seriously dude, poker face it at least. All the Weather Channel vets know the only time they get watched is during storms... or if the hot meteorologists wear skimpy mini dresses.. which I base on the frequency of texts I get from my perv buddy saying I need to tune into the weather channel.

It reminds me of when the 2008 hurricane (I think Gustav) hit New Orleans... CNN had a reporter live along the Industrial Canal and he was showing how the water from the surge was overtaking the "levee" and it was going to be disastrous if the water got any higher... well, the "levee" was actually the closed metal doors from a loading dock along the industrial canal and of course water was spilling over and through it because.. they were metal fking doors, not a levee. Someone obviously called him on his bullshiat because 1) that reporter was not on the air again and 2) they stopped reporting the "imminent levee breach" again.
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JM, I vividly remember Cantore during one of the gulf hurricanes in the mid-2000s (maybe Ivan), they sent him to where expected landfall was going to be, but the storm turned and it was a light mist and slight breeze where he was... He literally did a report from the back of a moving pickup truck to increase the appearance of the wind. And was visibly disappointed that he had missed out. Meanwhile, some young cub reporter was in the belly of the beast, reporting from in a parking deck and screaming in fear as shrapnel flew by. I'm sure someone back at the base in Atlanta felt the wrath of Cantore once he returned for mistakenly sending him to the wrong place.

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well, I can see you are all concerned about my condition after the storm, so let me update you... there is flooding in my general area.. two routes into Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) are blocked off due to the water overtaking the bridges. Hopefully it will recede as the rain has stopped... they canceled all schools tomorrow... smart move actually because of the detours that are going to have to happen with the flooding.

This morning, we were trapped in our driveway by this downed.. well, I'm calling it a tree, but my wife said it was merely a branch and I should get my a99 out of the car and move it... I was able to do so without the chainsaw.. this time

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Johnny Mac wrote:well, I can see you are all concerned about my condition after the storm, so let me update you... there is flooding in my general area.. two routes into Mecklenburg County (Charlotte) are blocked off due to the water overtaking the bridges. Hopefully it will recede as the rain has stopped... they canceled all schools tomorrow... smart move actually because of the detours that are going to have to happen with the flooding.

This morning, we were trapped in our driveway by this downed.. well, I'm calling it a tree, but my wife said it was merely a branch and I should get my a99 out of the car and move it... I was able to do so without the chainsaw.. this time

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It has been raining up here in the Tri-Cities all day, probably will continue through a good part of tomorrow. My son has been complaining about the flash flood warning that are creeping across the bottom of the screen, thus affecting his ability to look at the various scoreboard components of Sunday Night Football. I think that we have dodged a bit of a bullet; the center was predicted to come over us, but now looks to be a bit east of us. Since we are over 8 inches above average for rain for the year, an extra 3-4 inches would be hard to go anywhere, even up here.
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No denying the TWC reporting has been a joke, but in all seriousness, glad y'all are okay.

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PeteRasche wrote:Sadly it's going to stay that way (or get worse) until one of their reporters is killed. That's pretty much the only way the stupidity will be reined in.
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This is some crap …
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Don't shoot the messenger, but the very skillful ECMWF ensemble is indicating that once #Florence exits the northeast coast, it could restrengthen, and loop back toward the Carolinas this weekend into early next week. Not too likely, but a realistic possibility.
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Disturbances -

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We might want to hope for some rain against Memphis. So far they've only looked vulnerable against Navy and that was in a rainstorm.

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they are listing that yellow x as 10% chance of formation into a tropical system over the next five days
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Revised outlook --

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Florence remnants -

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sr wrote:Florence remnants -

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according to the meteorologist here in Charlotte, that is incorrect
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I'm surprised 54 isn't battening down the hatches for Kirk yet. That's the one with the predicted path right into the Gulf.

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PeteRasche wrote:I'm surprised 54 isn't battening down the hatches for Kirk yet. That's the one with the predicted path right into the Gulf.
Probably trying to think of something other than juju our good vibrations for the thread title
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Kirk dissipated per the last advisory
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gerryb323 wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:I'm surprised 54 isn't battening down the hatches for Kirk yet. That's the one with the predicted path right into the Gulf.
Probably trying to think of something other than juju our good vibrations for the thread title
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gerryb323 wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:I'm surprised 54 isn't battening down the hatches for Kirk yet. That's the one with the predicted path right into the Gulf.
Probably trying to think of something other than juju our good vibrations for the thread title
wait...you're on to something...we don't need science to help protect us from hurricanes. we just need '54 to start posting good juju threads for the hurricane.

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Atlantic view - Kirk has reformed

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sr wrote:Atlantic view - Kirk has reformed

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the NHC doesn't think he's gonna last... they have him dwindling down to a minor depression headed for central America
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EURO/GFS models trying to sniff something tropical here --

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sr wrote:EURO/GFS models trying to sniff something tropical here --

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so there may or may not be anything and it could go anywhere?

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