Hey, there! Log in / Register

Maybe whoa: We're in the cone of probability for a possible big storm over the weekend

Cone of probability for Tropical Depression 9

The S means possible winds of 39-73 mph.

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m. The storm now has a name: Hermine.

The National Hurricane Center reports there's a chance a storm in the Gulf of Mexico now known prosaically as Tropical Depression 9 could churn up the coast and smack us with heavy rains, high tides and strong winds by Monday.

The storm, which has been slowly meandering across the Atlantic for more than a week before finally ending up in the Gulf, might finally be getting better organized over the warm Gulf waters. A hurricane watch is already up for parts of Florida's northern Gulf coast.

Over at Weather Underground, meteorologist Jeff Daniels writes it doesn't look like the storm, which might eventually get named Hermine, will become a full-blown hurricane, but that it could still bring some much needed rain to New England - along with some much unneeded high winds - and that two forecasting models show it as a tropical storm sitting just south of New England late Sunday into Monday. He adds:

The uncertainties are high at this point, though - the diameter of NHC’s cone of uncertainty for their 5-day track forecast is about 550 miles.

Neighborhoods: 
Topics: 
Free tagging: 

Ad:
Like the job UHub is doing? Consider a contribution. Thanks!

Comments

Anybody know any good ones?

up
Voting closed 0

up
Voting closed 0

I'll be singing "What a Feeling" if this storm misses us and my BBQ isn't rained out.

up
Voting closed 0

Cultural appropriation now!

up
Voting closed 0

I was thinking more along the lines of bringing out the disco ball and turning on the bubble machine .. so, unless a straight woman playing "Its Raining Men" qualifies as cultural appropriation ...

(don't worry Cybah - we won't be turning this into a bachelorette party!)

Now, put your hands togetha and SING THE GOSPEL OF RAIN!

And, for slow dance time:

up
Voting closed 0

I upvoted Scratchie below on Roxy's take, but I always loved NY's versions of that song the best. So moving. Yeah, I'm that age where he's his own genre. Thanks for this :)

up
Voting closed 0

And I'm upvoting it for the best Violent Femmes album ever ("Hallowed Ground").

up
Voting closed 0

While we're at it, here's the version from the Midnight Special a couple of years before the album version.

up
Voting closed 0

You call that a Neil Young rendition of "Like a Hurricane"??

THIS is a Neil Young rendition of "Like a Hurricane"!

up
Voting closed 0

Singing in the Rain                                         Spring Rain

I Can't Stand the Rain                                    A Hurricane's Coming Tonight

Date With the Rain                                          It's Raining Men

up
Voting closed 0

up
Voting closed 0

The Rain Song by Led Zeppelin

Rain, The Beatles

Crying in the Rain, Everly Brothers

Blame it on the Rain, Milli Vanilli.

Especially that last one.

up
Voting closed 0

...and "It's Raining Again" by Supertramp.

up
Voting closed 0

Damn, nice Scratchie!
I had never heard this cover. It's brilliant.

Great Eurythmics song and video too.

up
Voting closed 0

I live to serve.

up
Voting closed 0

Who doesn't love Kristen and Dax?

up
Voting closed 0

Everyone go outside and chant "No Rain! No Rain!" wearing tie dye, if possible. Deluge should ensue.

up
Voting closed 0

up
Voting closed 0

And this one..

And this one..

And this one..

And finally

up
Voting closed 0

up
Voting closed 0

...after the storm

up
Voting closed 0

...and guarantee a driving rain storm!
I swear we should rent ourselves out to drought stricken areas.

up
Voting closed 0

There's a whole episode of the X Files about this.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rain_King

up
Voting closed 0

I could try leaving some steel tools outside, or a book on the patio table. That usually makes it rain.

up
Voting closed 0

/pours one out for Douglas Adams

up
Voting closed 0

or Rain Type 145?

up
Voting closed 0

That cone doesn't get to us till Monday!

up
Voting closed 0

Labor Day Weekend ends Monday night.

up
Voting closed 0

#ImWithHermine

up
Voting closed 0

up
Voting closed 0

The trump card of weather systems. They develop over the span of days, randomly wander and water and blow, and mosh other weather systems out of the way.

up
Voting closed 0

I'm just a fella, a fella with an umbrella,
Looking for a girl who saved her love for a rainy day.
I'm just a fella, a fella with an umbrella,
Glad to see the skies of blue have turned into skies of gray.
Raindrops have brought us together,
And that's what I long to see.
Maybe the break in the weather will prove to be a break for me.
So I'll be the fella, that fella with an umbrella,
If you'll be the girl who saved her love for a rainy day.
Oh, the raindrops have brought us together,
And that's what I long to see.
Maybe the break in the weather will prove to be a big break for me.
So I'll be the fella, the kid with the small umbrella,
If you'll be the girl who saved her love for a rainy day.
If you will be the girl, the girl who saved her love for a rainy day.

Irving Berlin

up
Voting closed 0

He's flying in today from California to spend a week on the Cape. Bad timing.

up
Voting closed 0

Not that it matters much since it now has a name, but this was Tropical Depression 9, not 8.

up
Voting closed 0

Thanks, fixed.

up
Voting closed 0

The National Hurricane Center's 4 p.m. report has the storm being more likely to hug the coast - it puts the possible center of the storm at 1 p.m. on Monday just to our south, rather than on a path that might miss us (yes, we're still several days out, anything can happen, etc., etc.):

Hermine
up
Voting closed 0

Looks like we're definitely getting soaked down here in Raleigh.

up
Voting closed 0

7PM updated "cone" shows more probability to hit MA..

keep those rain songs/dances comin'

up
Voting closed 0

up
Voting closed 0

IMAGE(http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT09/refresh/AL0916W5_NL+gif/213134W5_NL_sm.gif)

up
Voting closed 0