Friday, August 31, 2012

Kirk & Leslie No Problem...

As I try to recover my voice, I just wanted to let everyone know we do not have to worry about any of the new storms out there.  In fact, the MJO will be heading into the unfavorable (sinking air) phase and wouldn't that be nice to see the Atlantic basin shut down for the rest of this year ? We actually only have about 4-5 weeks to worry as once we get beyond the 1st week in October, no major hurricane has crossed the Louisiana coastline.  

As we look back at Isaac, one thing I learned is that the "angle of attack" that a storm approaches our coast makes a HUGE different on who sees the highest water levels.   I learned that the state of Louisiana needs to take immediate action to correct the problem of storm surge from Lake P. from blocking a major evacuation route (I-10) plus getting into  & beyond the neighborhoods around LaPlace.  If we wait for the Corps of Engineers to act we're talking years(studies, more studies, asking Congress for money etc).  We need to fix the problem now & expand the levees farther west so that our main access route in & out are not restricted.  I learned I must be even more forceful in my evacuation statements...telling you I evacuated my wife seemed not to motivate enough of you to leave.   Yes, we all should have learned a lesson from Isaac...that he is just a Cat. 1.   Wow, He was just a Cat. 1...what happens when a Cat. 4 or 5 finally comes?   Please tell me you won't be around to find out.  Stay tuned!

10 comments:

kyle llorente said...

I'm on the north shore in holden and thankfully we did t deal with a storm surge but we have lots of flooding and the rain off and on isn't helping.just wana say I followed u the whole storm and always will.

Bonnie said...

Was it JUST a Cat 1 ?

The unfortunate thing is that people were having to evacuate in places that are normally safe and coastal warnings are still coming across this morning.

Wake me up in October

Bonnie said...

Was it just a Cat 1 ? The sad part on Isaac is that people were having to leave their homes in places that are normally safe.

Wake me up in October, I don't want to hear anymore "warnings"

Popcorn said...

Let's talk about your strong belief Isaac was going to explode into a cat 3 or even 4. Maybe now you will get off the NHC back with their intensity forecasts.

Bourbon St. Blues said...

I think the biggest thing I learned is the effects of a slow moving storm. For Katrina, I originally went to Jackson, MS and the next day Katrina hit there, for Isaac the next day the storm was just north of Baton Rouge.

While I was too young to remember Betsy, but Isaac took a similar path, Issac was similar in that it put us on the wet/strong side of the storm and we felt it...

Water wise this certainly didnt feel like a Cat.1. and even the winds were quite damaging. The tree on my property split in two. One half went in my pool, the other over into my neighbors yard. Luckily it did not hit my house...so I am fortunate...also I feel so lucky I didnt lose electricity, phone or cable/internet...

Hopefully this is our only storm of the season....like they said it only takes one storm no matter how active the season is...

Thanks again for the extended coverage...your station truly did and excellent job...

Tom on the Northshore said...

Bob, you're the Man!

You explain the whys and hows so it is very easy to understand. If you say to leave I'm gone.

Bob Breck said...

It's obvious Popcorn you would prefer no other opinions than the NHC. I suggest you stay with their site. Remember, with all their computer models & technology, they kept saying Debby would go west while FOX 8's VIPIR model was NE from the get go. None of the models really did well with Isaac. I would say, and many would agree, that Isaac did strengthen as he approached the coast with Cat. 1 winds and Cat.2-3 storm surge,

HundredOaks said...

Weren't, though, most of the forecasts for Isaac along the lines that it was going to become a hurricane a lot more quickly -- around the same latitude as Tampa -- than it did? And, if indeed it had done that would it not probably have made landfall in a different place (didn't GFS model keep it as a weaker storm and wasn't that particular model "out in front" of the others in terms of the storm making landfall west of 90 degrees longitude?)?

AlbanySnowMaker said...

I don't remember Bob ever saying this storm would be a cat 3 or 4... He was concerned that it could, but keep in mind we've seen plenty of storms blow up into intense canes without the NHC predicting that to happen... I do believe that if Isaac wasn't affected by the dry air so much AND if he didn't have such a huge wind field, he probably would have been a bigger problem for LA than he was... Prayers change a lot more than you think! And I believe New Orleans was spared once more... But for how long will New Orleans be spared? If a cat 5 took the path that Isaac took, what would be left of SE Louisiana? Just thoughts running through my head.... Bob, you're awesome don't change a bit!! I learn so much from you and I believe you are the best meteorologist around the Gulf Coast...

Popcorn said...

No I enjoy your opinions but the constant push to find errors with the NHC gets old. Hard to eat crow I see.