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Hurricanes Bonnie & Charlie?

  1. Aug 13, 2004 #1

    Integral

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    Hurricanes Bonnie & Charlie?????

    Didn't they miss a bet here? Why Charlie, and not Clyde?
     
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  3. Aug 13, 2004 #2

    arildno

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    Dearly Missed

    Because they are nice and law-abiding hurricanes
     
  4. Aug 13, 2004 #3

    Gokul43201

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    You don't want to be inviting a statewide shoot-out, all over Folrida, do you ? :tongue2:

    The National Hurricane Center doesn't have a sense of humor. :frown:
     
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  5. Aug 13, 2004 #4
    My parents are glued to the Weather channel. We live near Orlando, right in Charlie's path. I'll let you know if we live through it. :wink:
     
  6. Aug 13, 2004 #5

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    http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/9396272.htm?1c

    You know it's serious news when they skip all the fluff, quotes, interpretations, exaggerations, and can fill an entire page with just facts and information.

    I have to take a look at the weather maps. We're getting some weird, crappy (cold and gray) weather here in Ohio, and I want to see if it's part of the larger hurricane system spinning weird weather out here, or if this is a cold front moving West to East (like weather patterns normally move). If it's an entirely separate storm front, I wouldn't want to be on the East coast when those two hurricanes move northward and this weather we have here moves eastward all due about the same day.
     
  7. Aug 13, 2004 #6

    chroot

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    Thankfully all I have to contend with out here is blue sky and an occasional tremble... I hope you folks out on the east coast make it through these storms unharmed! :frown:

    - Warren
     
  8. Aug 13, 2004 #7

    Gokul43201

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    Nah, it's just a low pressure trough sucking some cold air down from Canada - it's the remnant of a cold front that passed by a few days ago, heading south-east across the valley.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2004 #8
    Pretty quiet on my end even though the storm came dangerously close. Initial forecasts were expected to hit my area in full force, but the storm ended up turning north-northeast and made landfall in Punto Gorda. Category 4 with 145 mph winds. My house is on the outer fringe of one of Charlie's rain belts on the north-west corner and most of the damage is located an hour-to-hour-and-a-half drive away.

    Right now im just waiting for the mandatory evacs to lift up in the area, they still remain in effect (probably later tonight). On TV there was nothing but hurricane info, not sure what happened elsewhere in the world.
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2004 #9

    Gokul43201

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    Very True ! I couldn't find a darned thing about the Olympics on the news !! :eek:
     
  11. Aug 13, 2004 #10

    Gokul43201

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    Each year, chronologically, they appear in alphabetical order. Until 1979, they were all women, but since then they are alternately men and women. They repeat every 6 years.

    Who ?
     
  12. Aug 13, 2004 #11

    Moonbear

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    Well, gosh, they only just had the opening ceremony televised tonight. I just get annoyed that NBC has exclusive rights to televising the Olympics in the US. I miss the good old days of all the networks covering it so you could get different events on different channels or different perspectives of the same event. Now I just get to see the "popular" competitions, which aren't the ones I like, or the ones I like are televised at times of the day when I'm not home to watch.


    Glad to hear the folks here weathered the storm fairly unscathed.
     
  13. Aug 14, 2004 #12

    Integral

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    If you are not familiar with Bonny&Clyde you must live at the bottom of a quantum well! google is your friend!

    Good luck to all in the path of these storms!
     
  14. Aug 14, 2004 #13

    Gokul43201

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    I'm confused now, Integral. How did I give the impression that I'm unaware of Bonnie and Clyde (see post #3) ? In fact, I'm reasonably familiar with B&C having watched the movie once or twice - the 60s version with Warren Beatty.

    "They're young...they're in love...and they kill people" - used to be a time when I was getting into movie trivia, but that's far behind me now.

    Clearly, my question - which you quoted - was about the nomenclature of Tropical Storms by the National Hurricane Center. This list of names was later adopted by the World Meteorological Organization. It was just a bit of harmless trivia, or so I'd imagined !

    PS : It's Bonnie, not Bonny !
     
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  15. Aug 14, 2004 #14

    Integral

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    It was the "who?" that led me down that path,... sorry!
     
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