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Charleston -Edisto Buoy reporting 29.2 ft waves
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Our marina in Oriental NC.... Quite a few of us will be on our boats when Dorian passes through. It’s


I really don't think that's a good idea.

I have stayed a few days in Oriental and if there's on place that sux big time for both wind, wind driven water and storm surge it's gotta be there.

Not only is the marina a funnel, but, if there is a storm surge there isn't anywhere to run as the land behind it is flat, isn't it? You could run to the supermaket half a mile away and still be trapped.

I was in Newhaven marina during Matthew and the water was well over the docks... And the water ingress up the highway inland was phenomenal.

With hurican force winds and only a few outer bank sand bars for protection Oriental could have 10 foot waves rolling into it.

I could well be wrong because I am not a local, but I get the feeling that marina is death.

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A friend of mine who worked in the broadcast news business quoted a Control Room producer who said: "Weather is the new Porn" meaning it brings in the ratings.
No doubt that's why they began naming winter storms a few years back. Totally sensational.
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I really don't think that's a good idea.

I have stayed a few days in Oriental and if there's on place that sux big time for both wind, wind driven water and storm surge it's gotta be there.

Not only is the marina a funnel, but, if there is a storm surge there isn't anywhere to run as the land behind it is flat, isn't it? You could run to the supermaket half a mile away and still be trapped.

I was in Newhaven marina during Matthew and the water was well over the docks... And the water ingress up the highway inland was phenomenal.

With hurican force winds and only a few outer bank sand bars for protection Oriental could have 10 foot waves rolling into it.

I could well be wrong because I am not a local, but I get the feeling that marina is death.

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I rode out a Nor'Easter on my mooring. Waves only one to two feet in the harbor but, got bounced around pretty good and I was glad when it stopped. With Dorian boats in North Carolina will be dealing with wind, waves and surge. Not going to be a fun ride.
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Re: Dorian taking aim at us here on East coast of Florida

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At several times tracks showed gulf coast, of course hitting nawlins.
Very fluid at that time.
Is this a political thing?
Oh, there was a weird development of bad forecasting this week.

As we’ve been discussing here, there’s a big problem of storms getting over-hyped. Some of that came from the White House.

On Sunday the president tweeted “South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, will most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.” Of course Alabama should not have been on that list, on Sunday we knew the track was going up the coast.

This could cause a lot of confusion and unnecessary action in Alabama, so the National Weather Service issued a notification saying Alabama was not in danger. However the White House never corrected or retracted the original incorrect tweet.

The president claimed he had been working with out-of-date data, but the data would have had to have been many days out of date, and it was never part of an official cone of uncertainty forecast.

Then yesterday, rather bizarrely, the president went on TV with a crudely altered map. It was the cone of uncertainty map from last Thursday with what looked like a black sharpie addition to include part of Alabama.

So anyway. We can add the president's Twitter account to the list of sources that should not be trusted for hurricane info.
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I could well be wrong because I am not a local, but I get the feeling that marina is death.

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you are probably thinking about the town marina which is very exposed indeed but we are inside one of the relatively well protected creeks. There are several marinas in Oriental and this one is pretty decent. Locals have been through several hurricanes here, last one just a year ago. My boat is on the ground which is about four feet above usual water level. Winds are gusting to 40 mph now and rain is falling pretty solid.
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Oh, there was a weird development of bad forecasting this week.

As we’ve been discussing here, there’s a big problem of storms getting over-hyped. Some of that came from the White House.

Far be it if anyone was to pillory me for every little mistake I've made. I'd get violent.

The peanut media by exacerbating and lying to improve their ratings will, one day, have blood on their hands.

Whilst the media dredge the bottom of the sewer pit good people in the Bahamas were losing everything. Absolutely everything.


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you are probably thinking about the town marina which is very exposed indeed but we are inside one of the relatively well protected creeks. There are several marinas in Oriental and this one is pretty decent. Locals have been through several hurricanes here, last one just a year ago. My boat is on the ground which is about four feet above usual water level. Winds are gusting to 40 mph now and rain is falling pretty solid.

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Charleston -Edisto Buoy reporting 29.2 ft waves
Looks like the eye moved past Edisto buoy about 11 am, an hour or so earlier than forecast. Winds now picking up in the opposite direction.
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Looks like the eye moved past Edisto buoy about 11 am, an hour or so earlier than forecast. Winds now picking up in the opposite direction.


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