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Old 16-09-2010, 07:38   #1
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Igor, the Ugly Command Performance in Bermuda

Getting ready for this one. Local forecast is for up to 90knot gusts for almost 36 hrs.
Put an extra mooring chain on Bluestocking, and all the storm shutters on the house.
We'll see what happens.
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I wish you the best of luck in this. It sounds ugly. Take care and be safe.
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Old 16-09-2010, 08:09   #3
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Blue Stocking, we left Bermuda yesterday as we had planned all summer. I hope the EMO is wrong that this is going to be as bad as Fabian. We left the house buttoned up and the runabout on the hard, at least I hope it is if the hauler has time to pull it. Where is your mooring? We used Michael Jones's hurricane mooring in Ferry Reach a couple of summers but in a real blow I think I would wnt more of a windbreak. Good luck.
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You might want to stock up on Goslings and ginger beer. Could be a dark and stormy couple of days.

Be safe and let us know how you, and the island, fare.
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I'll be there Monday, that is if the airport is open.

Hope all stay safe.
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Old 16-09-2010, 11:39   #6
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Yes, good luck to all in and around Bermuda.

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Our hearts are with you Blue Stocking.
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We breathed a sigh of relief here on Nevis when Igor finally turned NNW to miss the islands of the NE Caribbean. However, I certainly don't wish him on you folks on Bermuda!

Unfortunately, the models seem relentlessly consistent in their prediction that the hurricane will pass very close to Bermuda. Here's what Dr. Jeff Masters of the Weather Underground had to say in his blog this morning...
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Igor's impact on Bermuda
The track forecast for Igor remains unchanged. Igor is moving west-northwest, in response to the steering influence of a broad trough of low pressure moving across the Western Atlantic. This trough will steer Igor to the northwest and north over the next three days, bringing the core of the storm very close to Bermuda late Sunday night. Igor is a huge storm, and tropical storm force winds extend out 270 miles to the north of its center. As the hurricane moves north, it will expand in size, as it takes advantage of the extra spin available at higher latitudes due to Earth's rotation.

By Saturday night, Igor's tropical storm force winds are expected to extend outwards 310 miles from the center. Igor will be moving at about 11 - 13 mph during the final 24 hours of its approach to Bermuda, so that island can expect a period of 39+ mph tropical storm force winds to begin near midnight Saturday night--a full 24 hours before the core of Igor arrives. Igor will speed up to about 15 mph as it passes Bermuda near midnight Sunday night. Hurricane force winds will probably extend out about 60 miles from the center then, and the island can expect to be pounded by hurricane force winds for up to 6 - 8 hours if the core of the hurricane tracks over the island.

In all, Bermuda is likely to suffer a remarkably long 36-hour period of tropical storm force winds, with the potential for many hours of hurricane force winds. Long-duration poundings like this are very stressful for buildings, and there is the potential for significant damage on Bermuda.
Source: Wunder Blog : Weather Underground

It sounds like the island is in for a real hammering. Wishing you all the best--stay safe!
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Good luck! We will keep our fingers crossed for all ya in Bermuda!

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Blue Stocking, what are you seeing now?
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Hi Hannah,

Quiet right now, ENE 19knots, Barometer 29.80 unsteady. 30-40 G 60kts > midnight.
complete o/cast, no rain. Doppler shows straight, close bands from SE, across full 100 mile scale.
Latest thought is to go West of us and over the top, CPA 12 miles NW. Eye opened from 12 to 85 miles at about 4pm. Don't know if that remains as is. Thought is that should weaken the organisation. We will see.
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Delta airlines called today, my flight in on Monday was canceled. Surprise.

Hope everyone is okay up there.
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Here's the Bermuda Weather Service forecast as of 6 am local (0900 UTC) this morning (highlighting added).
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Hurricane Warning
Marine Synopsis -

Hurricane Igor will be a direct hit tonight. Current tropical storm force winds will increase to hurricane force in the late afternoon. High to very high seas are expected tonight along with storm surge of two to five feet above normal tide levels. Winds decrease to below hurricane force late tonight, then to below tropical storm force around noon Monday.

Today -

Winds east-northeasterly 30 to 45 knots gusts to 60 knots, veering easterly 40 to 50 knots gusts 65 knots late morning, then east-southeasterly 60 to 75 knots with gust 100 knots late afternoon... Widespread rain, squally showers and thunder, heavy at times, with poor to very poor visibility.... Seas increasing, inside the reef 4 to 7 ft... Outside the reef 20 to 30 ft... Sunrise: 7:05 am.
Tonight -

Winds east-southeasterly 60 to 75 knots gusts to 100 knots, easing variable in the eye around midnight, then veering west-southwesterly 60 to 70 knots with gusts to 95 knots... Widespread rain, squally showers and thunder, heavy at times, with fair to very poor visibility ... Seas inside the reef 4 to 7 ft... Outside the reef 25 to 45 ft... Sunset: 7:20 pm.
Monday -

Winds westerly 45 to 60 knots gusts to 80 knots, decreasing 20 to 30 knots gusts 45 knots during the afternoon, then north-northwesterly 15 to 25 knots overnight... Widespread squally showers and early risk of thunder with fair to poor visibility, becoming isolated overnight. Seas falling 15-25 feet in the evening with confused swell becoming northerly late night... Seas inside the reef 4 to 7 ft... Outside the reef 20 to 30 ft, decreasing... Sunrise: 7:05 am; Sunset: 7:18 pm.
And radar as of 8:33 am local.
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Getting ready for this one. Local forecast is for up to 90knot gusts for almost 36 hrs.
Put an extra mooring chain on Bluestocking, and all the storm shutters on the house.
We'll see what happens.
I hope the storm is not as bad as they say and all you people are safe and your boats Hugo was the last to hit us here in S.C. this is going to be a scary couple of days wish you the best Joey.
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Hmm, does look a little rough out there,

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