Hurricane Bill

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A Hurricane named after Me Thanks to my friends at the Weather Channel
Hurricanes are  VERY scary to Florida Crackers who live a stone’s throw from the Bay & Tampa’s shipping channel & are surrounded by water on three sides.  The last hurricane named Bill I can remember was 1997.
Hurricane Bill is the first hurricane of the 2009 season, with a projected path headed towards the Southeast coast of the United States. As of 5 a.m. on August 17, 2009 the storm has a maximum sustained wind speed of 75 mph with gusts upwards of 90 mph and is moving WNW at 22 mph.
Hurrican Bill reached hurricane strength Monday morning in the Central Atlantic, and is now located about 1160 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. Bill currently has winds near 75 miles per hour.
Hurricane Bill is forecast to move west-northwest through the open tropical Atlantic over the next few days while steadily gaining strength.
A Hurricane named after Me Thanks to my friends at the Weather Channel
 Bill may be a major hurricane (category three or higher) by midweek these is one of the few times that a Higher Number is not better.  The current forecast track calls for Bill to miss the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico to the north. However, these areas should still monitor this systems progress over the next several days due to the uncertainty in forecasts farther out in time. Even if Bill does in fact miss the islands to the north, rough surf and dangerous rip currents will be possible along the beaches of these islands in the coming days.  Residents and visitors of Bermuda should also monitor the progress of Hurricane Bill very closely.  There's a good chance that rough surf may also impact the East Coast of the United States this weekend and early next week if Bill follows its current forecast path.
Thanks to my friends at the Weather Channel
  I have my fingers crossed that Hurricane BILL just stay away from land & does no damage. A Few Hurricane Facts
Hurricanes usually form in the tropical zones north and south of the equator, where warm waters offer ample fuel for storm formation. That's where you see convection, where warm air rises and forms clusters of thunderstorms. The Coriolis Effect, created by the Earth's spinning motion, may cause this cluster of storms to rotate (counter-clockwise above the equator, or clockwise below), but the system has to be a few hundred miles from the equator for the Coriolis force to exert an effect. If the system becomes organized and strong enough, with sustained winds of 39 miles per hour, it becomes a tropical storm. At 74 miles per hour or more, it becomes a hurricane.
Storm Surge scares the stuff out on me this was just a bad rain.
A hurricane can be hundreds of miles across. It's like a big engine, with upper-level winds acting as a vent, pulling the rising warm air away from the storm. Rain bands spiral around the center of the system. Air sinks in the clear center, or eye, which can be from 5 miles to more than 100 miles across.
Because the atmospheric pressure is so low in the eye, the water rises up there in a sort of mound. This contributes to the devastating storm surge (This is what scares me the most, I have had water almost up to the house before & it is a very helpless feeling) when a hurricane hits land, but most of the surge comes from winds pushing the sea water ahead of the storm, raising ocean levels by several feet.   When a hurricane hits land, it tends to weaken mostly because it has lost its source of energy - the warm ocean waters. Friction might slow down the surface wind, but it also can enhance turbulence and therefore gusts, scientists have found.
Nicole0801 says:
Congrats on the feature! :D
Posted on: Aug 22, 2009
RH122 says:
CoNgRaTs!
Posted on: Aug 20, 2009
pensacolapyro says:
Congrats on the feature. Hurricanes are FUN...haha. I Lived in Tampa when Hurricane Andrew came through and lived in Pensacola when Hurricane Ivan came through. The noise is crazy and you wonder if the roof is gonna fly off your house. And of course the "no power" for weeks...brings back old memories...lol
Posted on: Aug 20, 2009
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