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Gulf Coast Eggers: Ida

This storm has a very high probability of changing lives forever.  I hope not, but there's really not much stopping it from being a "perfect storm".  The gulf is hot AF, like bathwater. 

There's a sh!t-ton of energy available, and really nothing to attenuate it once it gets moving in the gulf.  Where it hits, and the angle, is to be determined, although from my perspective, looks like I'll be on the bad side of it.

Everyone in the path take care, batten down the hatches.  Make plans, potentially for an extended time.
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  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 4,335
    Yeah, this one may get ugly.
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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,487
    Ditto, has shifted slight E of my original landfall pic. Ain’t looking forward to it
  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,731
    Charge those drone batteries.
    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
  • CornfedMACornfedMA Posts: 447
    @nolaegghead Which side of the storm do you consider the bad side? The late models had us 50-60 miles east of Henry’s track last week. So we were getting ready to see some pretty good wind and storm surge. Generally speaking, I prefer to be on the wetter west side, but like most things, that has its obvious downsides 
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,502
    Stay safe, all. 
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  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,538
    CornfedMA said:
    @nolaegghead Which side of the storm do you consider the bad side? The late models had us 50-60 miles east of Henry’s track last week. So we were getting ready to see some pretty good wind and storm surge. Generally speaking, I prefer to be on the wetter west side, but like most things, that has its obvious downsides 

    Generally the east side is the bad side, with both winds and rain, but that can vary based on a ton of variables.
    NOLA
  • xfire_ATXxfire_ATX Posts: 984
    Ive been through the middle of two, the NW side of Harvey, and just missed to the west of one.  The one that missed to the West made it hotter, drier and windier than any place Ive ever been.  Stupid Harvey Im 170 miles from Houston and got 18" of rain.

    @nolaegghead- good luck on this one its always a crap shoot.
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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,487
    4pm track has drifted it further to the E making landfall south of Morgan City Sunday at 2pm as a Category 2. 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,511
    About 6 I am going to go and roll the Egg into the shed for the storm. Tomorrow I am going to have to invent a barricade for the south facing French door and large picture window. Don't know why the house builder didn't stick to standard windows and doors all around, it was build 3 years after Camille. No real time to do much more preparation wise. 
  • Thinking about you guys. I hate hurricanes. 
  • texaswigtexaswig Posts: 2,559
    I'm really hoping it doesn't get too bad. 

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    scott 
    Greenville Tx
  • BarBar Posts: 166
    East of the eye is referred to as the dirty side and is always worse.
  • bella21bella21 Posts: 25
    Stay safe all. Wouldn't mind seeing some 1st hand pics of how ya'll are sheltering and the weather when everything is happening if you can. All I normally get are news updates. Curious to see how the locals are managing. 
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 15,666
    We've been keeping an eye on this, too. Be safe, LA.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,166
    I told my neighbors they might be able to pick up a generator if they go right now, earlier today.  They farted around for a couple hours and went to HF - the remaining generators were claimed.   Anyway, no worries there, we always hook up immediate neighbors with power from our big generator.

    Two of my small inverter generators are going to friends.  I have another than runs great but no power. 

    I think this storm, at a minimum, will knock power out all over south LA.  Straight line wind damage will be pretty bad.  Hopefully the levees hold, that's my main concern.  We should get a better picture of the storm in the next 24 hours.
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  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,511
    edited August 27
    Louisiana took a pasting last year. Not that I am volunteering my state as the bullseye.
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 21,030
    Hoping it turns out to be manageable for everyone down there.   
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,351
    Stay safe out there.  Any hurricane brings the whole bag regardless of where you are relative to the eye.  
    Mother nature is a -itch.  
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,166
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 38,166
    Looks like it shifted west, landfall at New Iberia, LA.  And upgraded from 2 to 3.

    That's great news for us, not so great for everyone west of us.

    I suspect the intensity forecast may go up significantly in the coming days.  The track will shift around also, but with time the cone of uncertainty will close (unless someone expands via Sharpie).
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  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,487
    Looks like it shifted west, landfall at New Iberia, LA.  And upgraded from 2 to 3.

    That's great news for us, not so great for everyone west of us.

    I suspect the intensity forecast may go up significantly in the coming days.  The track will shift around also, but with time the cone of uncertainty will close (unless someone expands via Sharpie).


    Awaiting a 4am update, but the 10pm actually put it making landfall S of Houma as a 2, which is E of where it had been yesterday afternoon 
  • GulfcoastguyGulfcoastguy Posts: 4,511
    Looks like a lot of work come daylight.
  • BigreenGregBigreenGreg Posts: 349
    I see Mike’s weather page is projecting 10”-15” of rain at landing spot, brutal after all this seasonal rain.
    LBGE, 36" Blackstone, Anova Pro
    Charleston, SC
  • ColbyLangColbyLang Posts: 1,487
    10am update has landfall as a Cat 3 splitting Houma and Morgan City. It’s gonna get ugly gents
  • BarBar Posts: 166
    edited August 27
    Mandatory evacuations in some areas have begun.
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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,731
    Damn.  Stay safe.
    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,738
    i would take 3 feet of snow any day to one of these. stay safe down there.
    100% yes

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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