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    Uhhh, this is crazy. It's only a category 2 (which we've been through) before but it currently sounds like it's trying to rip our roof off. All the windows and doors in the house are creaking and popping under the pressure. It sounds like ice splitting. I don't see actual cracks or breaks in the windows but it must be the glass shifting in the frames as the pressure builds and drops. We're at 70 - 90 mph winds right now.

    Torrential rains... it's been pouring rain for about three hours with no break. We watched the power transformer near our house blow a couple hours ago so we're going to be without power for days now. The news is reporting that about half of the state has no power... 4 million accounts out of the 8 million.

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    That sounds horrifying. Do you have the windows boarded up or a windowless room in case the windows do break? I really hope this passes soon and that you all have plenty of non-perishable food to last until the power comes back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Uhhh, this is crazy. It's only a category 2 (which we've been through) before but it currently sounds like it's trying to rip our roof off. All the windows and doors in the house are creaking and popping under the pressure. It sounds like ice splitting. I don't see actual cracks or breaks in the windows but it must be the glass shifting in the frames as the pressure builds and drops. We're at 70 - 90 mph winds right now.

    Torrential rains... it's been pouring rain for about three hours with no break. We watched the power transformer near our house blow a couple hours ago so we're going to be without power for days now. The news is reporting that about half of the state has no power... 4 million accounts out of the 8 million.
    Jeebus!!!! When I last checked CNN it looked like what remained of the eye and the storm was headed right for the Orlando area. Hope you guys stay safe. Its crazy how the width of the storm is stretched across the entire width of the state.

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    Yay. We get to play the Hurricane Season game for the first time in 50 years or so. https://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp

    from: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWDAT.shtml
    Hurricane Ophelia was centered near 41.6N 16.0W at 15/1500 UTC about 550 nm ENE of the Azores, racing NE at 33 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb. Maximum sustained winds are 80 kt with gusts to 100 kt. Ophelia will be a powerful post-tropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds as it approaches Ireland on Monday. See the latest Forecast/Advisory under AWIPS/WMO headers MIATCMAT2/WTNT22 KNHC for more details.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ebby View Post
    Yay. We get to play the Hurricane Season game for the first time in 50 years or so. https://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp

    from: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWDAT.shtml





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    Stay safe.

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    Luckily it shifted course and will hit the south of the country full force, instead of the west, where I am. That was the initial forecast - that it would hit the west coast hardest. But we're still expecting hurricane force winds and the heavy rainfall joys.

    Helped my parents prep their house today as even a regular bad storm in winter will cause damage up on the hills, so they're likely to be worse affected than I will be. They're quite exposed to winds. But hopefully there won't be major damage.

    Last one was Hurricane Debbie in 1961, which killed 11 people in Ireland. This storm looks to be around the same strength, if not stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebby View Post
    Yay. We get to play the Hurricane Season game for the first time in 50 years or so. https://www.met.ie/nationalwarnings/default.asp

    from: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWDAT.shtml





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    I had no idea hurricanes could pose a threat to Ireland. Be safe.

    Oh, and those videos? Natalie >>>>>>> Fori

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    The one good thing is that it’s moving really quickly so it shouldn’t sit on top of you with the heavy winds and rain. The worst ones are the ones that are creeping along at a few mph, flooding everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kala View Post
    I had no idea hurricanes could pose a threat to Ireland. Be safe.
    They don't! This is pretty exceptional circumstances. We often get Atlantic storms that are remnants of hurricanes that hit the USA, but it's pretty rare for an actual hurricane to come this way.

    Ophelia has already made history as the furthest east an Atlantic hurricane has been. It's the strongest eastern Atlantic hurricane on record too

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