Hurricane Florence - Carolinas - 09/2018

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How The Weather Channel Made That Insane Storm Surge Animation

At a certain point, you think you have a good grasp of what to expect from weather graphics. A color-coded map, a five-day forecast with a sassy cloud. Which might be why the Weather Channel’s 3-D, room-encompassing depiction of the Hurricane Florence storm surge took so many by surprise. It doesn’t tell, it shows, more bracingly than you’d think would be possible on a meteorological update. Here’s how they did it.

If you haven’t seen the graphic yet, take a moment to watch the segment below. It starts normally enough, with a top-side view of the Eastern seaboard, showing the “reasonable worst-case scenario” of water levels. (The data comes from the National Hurricane Center.) But about 45 seconds in, a shift occurs. Meteorologist Erika Navarro stands not in a studio, but on a neighborhood street corner. And then the waters around her start to rise.



On one level, yes, the visualization literally just shows what three, six, and nine feet of water looks like. But it’s showing that in a context most people have never experienced. It fills in the gaps of your imagination, and hopefully underscores for anyone in a flood zone all the reasons they should not be.

A year ago, this wouldn’t have been possible. In fact, this specific demonstration wouldn’t have been possible a month ago. The Weather Channel only finished the new “green screen immersive studio” at its Atlanta headquarters this week. With peak hurricane season coming, it wanted to be prepared. “It was all hands on deck,” says Michael Potts, TWC’s vice president of design.

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https://www.wired.com/story/weather-cha ... e-graphic/



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Charlotte Observer (paywall is down throughout the storm):
Florence sweeps deeper into North Carolina, and days of flooding lie ahead
BY ANN DOSS HELMS
ahelms@charlotteobserver.com
September 15, 2018 11:39 AM Updated 7 hours 23 minutes ago

Darkness and danger spread across North Carolina on Saturday, as Florence blasted an ever-widening swath of the state with torrential rain and dangerous wind. At 3 p.m. Saturday, state officials warned that most of North Carolina will face flooding in the coming week and begged travelers to stay off the road. With stretches of interstate closed Saturday and a rolling wave of flash floods moving east to west, they said drivers could face major detours at best and life-threatening danger at worst.

“Powerful torrents of water are flooding homes, wiping out roads and sweeping away cars in North Carolina,” Gov. Roy Cooper said. “I’m here with an urgent travel warning: Stay off the roads in most parts of the state of North Carolina.”

“I’ve never seen flash flooding like this occur in our state,” said Transportation Secretary Jim Trogdon, a veteran of several hurricanes and storms in 27 years with the department. Officials urged everyone to check FIMAN.nc.gov for flash flood warnings and DriveNC.gov for road closures.

Eleven people in North Carolina and one in South Carolina had died from storm-related incidents as of Saturday evening, according to state officials. The fatalities illustrate the scope of hazards facing people in Florence’s broad path. The 12 deaths include a mother and baby killed by a tree falling on their home. One person was electrocuted while connecting extension cords in water, and one was blown over by wind while tending his dogs. Another succumbed to a heart attack while emergency workers coming to her aid were blocked by fallen trees.
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Post by TollandRCR » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:07 am

Mr. Simmons has named the kitten "Survivor." This may have something to do with the kitten's wild mother as well as with Florence.

In the first picture posted the kitten appears determined. In this one the kitten is relaxed. Mr. Simmns less so.



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Post by pipistrelle » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:36 am

On one level, yes, the visualization literally just shows what three, six, and nine feet of water looks like. But it’s showing that in a context most people have never experienced. It fills in the gaps of your imagination, and hopefully underscores for anyone in a flood zone all the reasons they should not be.
It's more than that — pool water is 3, 6, 9 feet deep. A pool isn't swift moving and filled with cars, trees, branches, debris, currents, and bacteria. And potentially bodies.

I was in a flooded town once, waters receding. I was shocked how far the river had encroached. The only way to get around the one side of town was by boat. And apparently this happens pretty frequently — the question is always how far into town it's going to get. Some buildings had high water marks.



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Post by TollandRCR » Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:51 am

There is a bar in Bonn to which my friends have taken me. It sits beside the Rhine and has a wonderful view of the major general American military station after WWII. Beethoven was known to visit the bar. It has standard sausages and good beer outside. I have never been inside. Having a trout would have been welcome.

There are marks on the exterior showing the height reached by several Rhine floods. Quite astonishing. There are also bullet holes.

I found it somewhat sad.


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Post by GreatGrey » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:29 am

Who knew there were so many peeps in North Carolina?

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Post by pipistrelle » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:37 am

GreatGrey wrote:
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Who knew there were so many peeps in North Carolina?

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pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:37 am
GreatGrey wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:29 am
Who knew there were so many peeps in North Carolina?

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It's the immigration thing, doncha know.
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Post by Bill_G » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:44 am

Kendra wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:03 am
pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:37 am
GreatGrey wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:29 am
Who knew there were so many peeps in North Carolina?

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It's the immigration thing, doncha know.
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Post by Kendra » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:05 am

DOTUS is still terribly quiet. If the weather is too wet for golf, what else does he have to do?



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Post by qbawl » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:36 am

pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:37 am
GreatGrey wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:29 am
Who knew there were so many peeps in North Carolina?

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It's the immigration thing, doncha know.
I bet most are illegal immigrants hired for the seashell harvest on the Outer Banks. 'Bild dat wahl'!



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Post by NMgirl » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:01 pm

qbawl wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:36 am
:snippity:
I bet most are illegal immigrants hired for the seashell harvest on the Outer Banks. 'Bild dat wahl'!
Any disaster in an area with a large number of undocumented workers is at least twice the disaster for those workers as it is for legal residents. North Carolina had an estimated 350k undocumented workers in 2014 (http://www.pewhispanic.org/interactives ... mmigrants/). This large section of the population is now afraid to use any kind of social services or even request rescue in life-threatening situations. They hide out, and who can blame them?

As a simple example, food banks in areas with lots of undocumented workers now often get lists from those in need and one or several documented workers will surreptitiously get food boxes to the undocumented. I don't want to get specific as to area, but one school district has seen a 60% drop in attendance of hispanic kids. They now have no access to healthcare; they don't get routine vaccinations; they live their lives in fear of that knock on the door, day and night. This is the reality of our country right now. It is no different in North Carolina than it is in California, or Texas, or other states where much of the labor force is undocumented workers.


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Our niece near Raleigh posted this on FB-

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Post by Volkonski » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:55 pm

Many tornado warning NW of Myrtle Beach SC right now.



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Most of the major roads SE of Fayetteville are closed

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0770348 ... authuser=0

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Post by Volkonski » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:04 pm

Long Island Weather: Hazardous Weather Outlook Issued
The remnants of Hurricane Florence may cause some issues in our area early next week. See the full forecast.


https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/s/ ... aign=alert
There is potential for heavy rainfall from Monday night into Tuesday night with the passage of the remains of Florence. There is still some uncertainty on the track of this remnant low, but there is increasing confidence in a swath of 1 to 2 plus inches of rain, and locally higher amounts of 5 or more inches are also possible in its track. Due to recent rain events, grounds are saturated and river and streams flows are running well above normal. If the heavy rain swath ends up over the local region, there will be potential for urban and poor drainage flooding as well as flooding along quick responding small rivers, streams, and creeks.


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Post by Volkonski » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:08 pm

UNCW's decision to close and evacuate is validated.



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Post by Volkonski » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:23 pm

Flooding and road closure map for NC-

http://www.arcgis.com/home/webmap/viewe ... 66,34.9181


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North Carolina is closed until further notice. :(

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