• nicholas update: storm has slowed down, strengthened, rainfall est uppe

    From MrPostingRobot@kymhorsell.com@21:1/5 to All on Tue Sep 14 11:01:38 2021
    XPost: alt.global-warming

    Nicholas is around 135 km from CC and less than 50 km from the nearest
    TX port town. It has slowed down over the last few hrs and delayed
    landfall to early evening local time.

    The floats within 100 mi of the center are now reading 6m+ waves.
    Given they were averaging around 0.5m a couple days back it seems
    there will be a bit of a strom surge and maybe the NHC estimated peak
    surge will be an under-estimate.

    Some mets are putting rainfall at 20" also over the NHC current
    warnings of "only" upto 10".

    Tropical Storm Nicholas could cause up to 20 inches of rain in Gulf ...
    NBC News, 14 Sep 2021 00:34Z
    Tropical Storm Nicholas on Mon afternoon had maximum sustained winds
    of 65 mph and was located over the Gulf of Mexico. The storm was 70 miles
    south of...

    As usual, the s/w continues to update the data from the nearby ocean
    floats every few hrs at <kymhorsell.com/NICHOLAS>.
    (Next update will start in ~20 mins).

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    8 Oct NOAA Billion-Dollar Disasters Q3 update

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    The Weather Channel, 13 Sep 2021 16:52Z
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    heavy rain...

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    Gizmodo, 13 Sep 2021 14:08Z
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    TX and bring even more rain ,,,

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    KPRC Click2Houston, 13 Sep 2021 11:15Z

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    Orlando Sentinel on MSN.com, 12 Sep 2021 21:53Z
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    morning, is expected to strengthen as it moves ...

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    Houston Chronicle, 12 Sep 2021 19:41Z

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