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Message 1731176 - Posted: 2 Oct 2015, 15:31:17 UTC

Joaquin is a dilly of a storm. 130mph sustained winds. It is supposed to start heading northeast today and away from Florida and the rest of the east coast. Here's hoping the forecasters got it right.
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Message 1731230 - Posted: 2 Oct 2015, 18:56:47 UTC - in response to Message 1731176.  
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Joaquin is a dilly of a storm. 130mph sustained winds. It is supposed to start heading northeast today and away from Florida and the rest of the east coast. Here's hoping the forecasters got it right.

Ship with 33 aboard missing as Hurricane Joaquin slams Bahamas.
The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for a missing container ship with 33 crewmembers aboard Friday as a slow-moving Hurricane Joaquin continued to batter the Bahamas.
The 735-foot ship called El Faro was caught in the Category 4 storm Thursday, when it lost propulsion and began listing at 15 degrees near Crooked Island in the Bahamas, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2015/10/02/southeast-floods-flooding-hurricane-joaquin-bahamas/73196666/
We will see more of this when global warming starts to build up...

Yesterday we had orange clouds in the sky in the sunset.
Now thats is an indication for high winds to us sailors.
So now we have high winds today here as well!
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Message 1731231 - Posted: 2 Oct 2015, 19:09:22 UTC - in response to Message 1731230.  

The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for a missing container ship with 33 crewmembers aboard Friday as a slow-moving Hurricane Joaquin continued to batter the Bahamas.
The 735-foot ship called El Faro was caught in the Category 4 storm Thursday, when it lost propulsion and began listing at 15 degrees near Crooked Island in the Bahamas, the Coast Guard said in a statement.

That ship is in very bad trouble
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Message 1731403 - Posted: 3 Oct 2015, 5:55:21 UTC - in response to Message 1731231.  
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Maximum sustained winds remain at 125 mph, making Joaquin a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
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Message 1731436 - Posted: 3 Oct 2015, 9:04:44 UTC - in response to Message 1731403.  

Maximum sustained winds remain at 125 mph, making Joaquin a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Ahoy sailors.
125 mph?
Now thats is a very strange to read wind speeds.
There is a difference between miles and nautical miles.
Whatever. 125 mph is 35 meters per second.
That's what I call a real hurricane.
Never been to that...
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Message 1731449 - Posted: 3 Oct 2015, 10:12:13 UTC - in response to Message 1731436.  

NASA says 36 m/s, 80 mph, 129.6 kph.
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Message 1731465 - Posted: 3 Oct 2015, 11:57:29 UTC
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I remember this.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Gudrun
Sustained wind speeds of 126 km/h (78 mph) with wind gusts of 165 km/h (103 mph) were measured in Hanstholm, Denmark – the same strength as a Category 1 hurricane. At least 24 people died in the storm.
My "grand son" Lukas was born that day:)
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Message 1731579 - Posted: 3 Oct 2015, 18:35:03 UTC - in response to Message 1731465.  

Search continues for cargo ship missing in Hurricane Joaquin

The U.S. Coast Guard continued searching Saturday for a cargo ship that went missing near the Bahamas with 33 crewmembers aboard, hoping to get closer to the vessel's last known location after it was caught in Hurricane Joaquin.
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Message 1732082 - Posted: 5 Oct 2015, 16:22:17 UTC

Another ship lost in the Bermuda triangle.
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Message 1732087 - Posted: 5 Oct 2015, 16:34:57 UTC
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Charleston, South Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin!
Even though Hurricane Joaquin is tracking away from the United States, the torrential rainfall developed due to a combination of tropical moisture and a non-tropical system.
http://videowall.accuweather.com/detail/videos/trending-now/video/4529299000001/tidal-surge-pushes-water-into-charleston-neighborhoods?autoStart=true&utm_source=accuweather&utm_medium=accuweather&utm_campaign=awx_videowal_lin
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