The 2008 Hurricane Forecast... - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 05-22-2008 Thread Starter
1987 Pearson 27
 
Joel73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 1,581
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
The 2008 Hurricane Forecast...

Just thought i'd post this as a reminder that the 2008 Hurricane season is almost upon us. Looks like a busier than normal season. Here is what they are saying: Forecast: Up to 9 Atlantic hurricanes in 2008 :: WRAL.com

Also, an excellent thread that CruisingDad posted last year on Hurricane preparation: http://www.sailnet.com/forums/genera...eparation.html

Quote:
"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." - Albert Einstein

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Joel73 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 05-22-2008
Member
 
Banshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
I thought it hilarious during a news report the other day how accurate they said the previous (last) years estimation was..............now I know for a fact they had to revise the numbers down at least twice I guess it is all in how you define "accurate" I've lived in Florida and on or near the water all but 2 1/2 years of my life (the remaining were on the east coast of US as well) and I have a hard time taking these peoples predictions seriously when they can't even predict tomorrows weather. I guess there may be a few who will become aware and prepare even though most will not, so it has at least that redeeming factor.

These very inaccurate predictions which seem to be pushing an agenda rather than making any reasonable predictions will eventually lead to even less preparedness among new comers to the areas at highest risk.

1976 Chrysler 22 "CinJam"
Banshi is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 7 Old 05-22-2008
Senior Member
 
Boasun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 3,070
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
I can predict tomorrow's Weather! It is easy to do.
Follow these steps:
Tomorrow Look out the window.
Is it cloudy or clear.
Clear? Sunny day
Cloudy? Chance of rain.
Then put hand out the window.
feels warm? It will be a warm day
Feels cold? it will b e a cold day
feels wet? It is raining.
feels ice cold and wet? it is snowing
Look again out the window.
Can see down the block? Good visibility.
Can't see down the block? It is foggy or you need to clean your glasses.

There I predicted the weather for you.
This weather report was brought to you with a touch of humor and sarcasm.

1600 Ton Master, 2nd Mate Unlimited Tonnage

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Maritime Instructor
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

S/V Rapture
Boasun is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 7 Old 05-22-2008 Thread Starter
1987 Pearson 27
 
Joel73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 1,581
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 11
     
OK you smart a$$es! (g) I meant this thread to be a wakeup call for us boat owners... not a discussion on forecast accuracy. Sheesh...

Quote:
"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth." - Albert Einstein

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Joel73; 05-22-2008 at 05:27 PM.
Joel73 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 7 Old 05-22-2008
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
LOL... what, you expected different from us here at sailnet... damn... does jayme know that you're that dumb???

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 7 Old 05-22-2008
Senior Member
 
teshannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 2,713
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
     
joel,
We've already had a wicked Nor'easter here in NJ and it got my attention. I'm already thinking about where I'll go if it gets bad this season. Thanks for the heads up.
teshannon is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 7 Old 05-22-2008
Wandering Aimlessly
 
PBzeer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Cruising
Posts: 21,250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 94 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 15
     
I think she said something about it's cute Dawg

Joel, it is rather hard to not comment on accuracy whenever Hurricane forecasts are mentioned, since they've been so off the past two years.

John
Ontario 32 - Aria

Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
JCP


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
- Website & Blog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
PBzeer is online now  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Science of Hurricanes Michael Carr Seamanship Articles 0 07-10-2003 08:00 PM
Hurricane Warning Ralph Doolin Seamanship Articles 0 08-03-2000 08:00 PM
Hurricane Warning Ralph Doolin Cruising Articles 0 08-03-2000 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome