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    Quote Originally Posted by WFMurphyPhD View Post
    1928 Southeast Florida/Lake Okeechobee Hurricane
    This gigantic Category 5 hurricane crushed Puerto Rico and only weakened slightly before hitting south Florida.
    The storm made landfall near West Palm Beach with winds of 145 mph.
    In the city, more than 1,711 homes were destroyed, but the impact was worse Lake Okeechobee.
    Storm surge caused the lake to overflow and put the surrounding area under 10 to 15 feet of water.
    Numerous houses and buildings were swept away in Belle Glade, Canal Point, Chosen, Pahokee and South Bay.
    At least 2,500 people drowned, but it's possible this number is as high as 3,000.
    While crossing Florida, the system weakened significantly.
    It curved and briefly re-emerged into the Atlantic and made another landfall near Edisto Island, South Carolina, with winds of 85 mph.
    (source: Weather Channel)

    The "Irma was the worst storm ever" is a silly and baseless claim.
    There's a bunch of ghost towns around the south and east shores of the lake, I've been to a few. IIRC, there was one town that was an island inside the lake, which was completely obliterated. It's now just a boggy area (unless ACOE decides to drain the lake ahead of a drought, again).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pship Destroyer View Post
    Barbuda (idiots right now are trying to figure out its location, just so they can cruise past it).

    Climate change and extreme hurricanes have basically forced humans off the island, as well as Key West.

    1 in 4 homes in Key West destroyed...time to wake up.

    For first time in 300 years, there’s not a single living person on the island of Barbuda
    I was doing voice to text at work and didn't correct it. I meant barbuda.

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    I'm putting this here to show some of the complexity involved in near-term climate (and hence weather) prediction, and the amount of data involved.

    ENSO is El NINO southern oscillation...

    Discussion of same...

    And hurricanes...oh my...
    Last edited by BKR; 9/20/2017 12:54pm at .
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