GQjock saidHmmm ... certain people
Didn't quite get the point of this OP
I didn't post this to dismiss the entire analysis and warning for the hurricane
This was posted for the wall to wall coverage of the New York City portion of the storm and only that portion of the storm
If there is ANY misunderstanding .... it's on your part and I apologize
People in NC and in New England died and to make fun of THAT is disrespectful and obnoxious
and I see that a certain someone is already making fun at a new storm projection
.... and all I can say is .... WTF Dude ?
Yeah, some really warped members here. Insofar as I got dragged into your thread (and not by you) I'll say again that I'm glad I posted early about Irene, when it was first projected as a direct threat to Florida. Some guys here said it wouldn't become a hurricane at all, others that it would miss Florida despite what the official storm tracks were showing.
I didn't know we had so many certified meteorologists who work for the National Hurricane Center on this site, that they could confidently challenge the experts. And it was official NHC charts I was posting here, not my own, with the innovation that they continuously updated themselves in that thread with time/date stamps, not static shots. So that guys could track the storm for themselves in real time, and see how it was developing, not reliant upon my interpretation or anyone else's but the experts.
Fortunately it did veer further out to sea, to the outer edge of the original cone projection, giving Florida merely some heavy rains and local surface flooding. But my message was to be on alert, because you can't wait until the storm's a day away to get ready. I realized as I prepared a list that we had at least 2 days prep ahead of us, and in case we had to evacuate as well, the day to begin was last Monday, the very next day after I made my first post about the storm. Not exactly a premature warning in order to get everyone's attention in time.
I know many guys would have needed as much or more time to prepare as we do. And a major hurricane did finally strike, with terrible aftermath flooding that's continuing even now. So that RJ members all along the East Coast saw a discussion here of precautions that might apply to them, that they might not have considered before.
Not the least of which is storm & flood insurance, which I also mentioned. I wonder how many people in hilly inland Vermont ever thought about flood insurance until now? I'm seeing towns up there on TV, where I spent my childhood summers at our family vacation home, experiencing severe flooding for the first time in memory.
So no, I'm glad about the constructive advice I posted. And let those who never post anything here themselves but destructive hate show their true selves in their personally abusive attacks on me. If another major storm threatens Florida, as it assuredly will, you'll see me posting about it here again.