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Re: TS Joaquin
[QUOTE=eherlihy;3055865] I'm no expert, but I find it hard to believe that it will pull that sudden 120+º (from 240º to 000º) hook to starboard.QUOTE]
I've seen them do fish hooks, circles and double circles!
Go west instead of the predicted north east and had one cat 3 disappear entirely in the Old Bahama Channel just hours from tearing into the Keys, a complete shocker to all. One Ivan was misforecast by nearly 200 miles some years back; we all got that one way wrong.
The NWS/NHC have a lot of 'cry wolf' rules that hamper their ability to tell the public what they 'think' will happen, so be prepared for the worst (over and over again) and that one time when it is your turn, you'll be OK.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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