Hurricane Irene -Who willl win - Americans or Europeans?

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Sleeve_meet_Heart, Aug 22, 2011.


Europeans versus GFS in weather modeling Irene; Model will be correct?

  1. European - Irene strikes west in Georgia, South Carolina or possibly SE North Carolina Coast

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  2. The American GFS - Irene striking Eastern North Carolina up east coast through New England

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  3. They will be equally correct or incorrect; both completely wrong or a compromise.

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  1. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    Tried to post some images, I don't see them.

    Hurricane Irene will be plowing ashore the U.S. coastline within five tol seven days, roughly.

    What an economic blow...true.

    Disasters aside..

    American and European models are very different right now ( the two major ones that the majority of forecasters rely upon for accurate middle-range forecasting )

    Take a guess if you wish of which inter-national powerhouse is more correct, or not.

    (Five day forecast, extremely difficult and a crapshoot)
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2011
  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    I have found that your predictions are more reliable than the local news.
    How close will Irene be coming to me ?
    Should I plan on taking the boat and lobster traps out on Sunday ?
    (ps. it a rotten lobster season )
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I think it will hit the Carolinas and then turn out to sea.
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I think y'all should consult Special Klein! He's the gloom & doom predictor!
  5. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    I would take them out if you're going to do so anyway within the next couple weeks. I'd say 30-50kt and 6-10 ft seas is a reasonably good bet, at least. probably a 50-50 chance of that.

    Storm likely won't miss entirely, but it's not impossible it hits the Carolinas, stalls and weakens enough we don't get much.
  6. Backlasher

    Backlasher Stronger, Faster, Browner

    Remember, Forest Gump hit a gold mine going out against the storm 4 shrimp.

    Go 4 it and bring a wild army vet.
  7. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Was planning to stay in the water until Oct 1st.
    Last year I waited until Nov., but I think 5 months is enough this year.