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post #1197 of Old 12-09-2012
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Re: HMS Bounty in trouble...

In Walbridge's comments about chasing hurricanes, he stated that he went for close to the eye of the storm and to the southeast quadrant. From what I understand, having listened to many reports from such storms, and experienced a good number (on shore), the highest winds are near the center, and winds generally lessen the further you get away from the center. Even seeking the southeast quadrant is not best...southwest quadrant is a better place, and heading for the eye is going to make the situation worse. And, given the eratic nature of hurricanes, any sudden change of movement direction, even a small one, by the hurricane could put you on the wrong side of the hurricane eye and into the deadly northeast quadrant. He also stated that you didn't want to be in front of the hurricane, but that's exactly where he was for Sandy.
That comment regarding being close to the eye is really puzzling to me.

Last edited by NCC320; 12-10-2012 at 09:36 AM. Reason: correct quadrant to best in southwest
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