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Old July 31st, 2009, 02:14 AM
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Exclamation Tropical Storm Lana

This system is becoming a concern, or at least too close for comfort. News bulletins began their reports with confidence that it was heading in a steady westerly pattern. Now their report says its direction is west-northwest!!!

This screen capture of Tropical Storm Lana is of NOAA's satellite loop @ about 8:30pm Hawaii time, Thursday night, July 31st (tonight)...



And it indeed appears veering more in a northwesterly pattern.

NOAA current pacific-wide visible satellite loop here:
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/tpac/loop-vis.html

NOAA satellite master page here:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/satellite.shtml

NOAA National Hurricane Center here:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml?epac]

Please say your prayers (that it goes away!) and get your Hurricane Preparedness Kits ready just in case. Seriously.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 03:06 AM
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Default Re: Tropical Storm Lana

Two things come to mind:

1) They are using "L" for the storm names now? I didn't think that many storms got generated this year?

2) Damm and I got an event for this Sunday, I hope this storm doesn't hit the state.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 03:10 AM
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Most of the tropical storms that we hear about in Hawaii get started in the Eastern Pacific, off the Mexican coast. They typically run out of steam before they get all the way out to the Hawaiian Islands.

But Lana is a Central Pacific storm... just like Hurricane Iniki and Hurricane Iwa were. Central Pacific storms get started close to us, so they don't lose all their punch before they get here. In fact, Lana's track looks an awful lot like the first few days of Iniki's track back in 1992.

I agree with Pomai. We need to watch this one.
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Old July 31st, 2009, 03:12 AM
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Default Re: Tropical Storm Lana

Here's another good hurricane tracking website:

http://www.stormpulse.com/pacific/
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Old July 31st, 2009, 11:21 PM
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If you have the bandwidth then go to the satellite looper at
http://metocph.nmci.navy.mil/animator.php
and choose "Hawaii Area IR" in the upper left-hand corner.

In the lower left-hand corner replace the "10" with "50" images, then click on "Last". Wait for it to load the last 50 GOES IR satellite images and start looping them. Maybe go "Faster" to about 3 frames per second.

Thursday afternoon around 2-4 PM Hawaii time (0000-0200 UTC 31 July) the storm looked like it was developing an eye wall and spinning up to hurricane strength. Since then it's lost the eye while becoming bigger & mushier.

Latest prediction (Friday evening) is passing south this weekend at wind speeds of less than 40 knots. Sunday could be rainy on Oahu.
http://metocph.nmci.navy.mil/jtwc/warnings/ep0609.gif

And the south shore surf should be great!
http://www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl/pages/SRF.php
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Old August 7th, 2009, 03:56 PM
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1) They are using "L" for the storm names now? I didn't think that many storms got generated this year?
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Most of the tropical storms that we hear about in Hawaii get started in the Eastern Pacific, off the Mexican coast. They typically run out of steam before they get all the way out to the Hawaiian Islands.

But Lana is a Central Pacific storm.
Found out that list of storm names for the Central Pacific operate differently from the list of storm names for the Eastern Pacific. The Central Pacific list doesn't start from the letter A at the start of the season like it's done with the Eastern Pacific list.

In fact the storm before Lana, which is Kika happened in 2008.

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Old August 7th, 2009, 07:08 PM
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Please say your prayers (that it goes away!) and get your Hurricane Preparedness Kits ready just in case. Seriously.
Hurricane kit is ready for Felicia which automatically overlaps to Lana!!! Any ETA for Lana?
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Old August 7th, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Tropical Storm Lana was the name of the storm from last week which passed south of the state.

Enrique is the other storm that was next to Felicia, but Enrique has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression and it's 3 day track ends on Saturday.
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So I won't need that extra bottle of wine for Lana? Lana's pau already?!
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Old August 8th, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Lana's pau already?!
Forget pau Lana - drink the wine when pau hana!
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Old August 8th, 2009, 05:43 PM
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Forget pau Lana - drink the wine when pau hana!
Ok...it must be 5:00 somewhere in the world!
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Old August 8th, 2009, 06:01 PM
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As explained to the the topic starter. We don't get tropic storms but we do get gales and power cuts. Houses blacked out as are the roads. I keep a supply of food in mine and the family come down for an adventure.
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Ok...it must be 5:00 somewhere in the world!
HAHAHA.............that's always my thought on the weekend. It's 5:00 somewhere!
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