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  •  From NOAA, expecting a busy hurricane season. (4+ / 0-)
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    mamamedusa, politik, gulfgal98, Yasuragi

       *  14 to 23 Named Storms (top winds of 39 mph or higher), including:
       * 8 to 14 Hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or higher), of which:
       * 3 to 7 could be Major Hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of at least 111 mph)

     Let's get this gusher stopped.

    •  NOAA also has a fact sheet and FAQ's in pdf (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Oh, CHERNOBYL%$^#. NOAA is lying/spinning. (4+ / 0-)
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        temptxan, Yasuragi, aoeu, DawnN
        Here's NOAA:

        What will the hurricane do to the oil slick in the Gulf?
        * The high winds and seas will mix and "weather" the oil which can help accelerate the biodegradation process.
        * The high winds may distribute oil over a wider area, but it is difficult to model exactly where the oil may be transported.
        * Movement of oil would depend greatly on the track of the hurricane.
        * Storms' surges may carry oil into the coastline and inland as far as the surge reaches. Debris resulting from the hurricane may be contaminated by oil from the Deepwater Horizon incident, but also from other oil releases that may occur during the storm.
        * A hurricane's winds rotate counter-clockwise. Thus, in VERY GENERAL TERMS:
        o A hurricane passing to the west of the oil slick could drive oil to the coast.
        o A hurricane passing to the east of the slick could drive the oil away from the coast.
        o However, the details of the evolution of the storm, the track, the wind speed, the size, the forward motion and the intensity are all unknowns at this point and may alter this general statement.

        Bullshit and cover up for the basic existential risk. Of course "details" and making a prediction for a specific storm's risk track are unknowable. Obviously.

        We do not know where the crude poison plume will be weeks and months from now. We do not know what storm tracks will develop.

        D'oh................. and irrelevant.

        We do know the risk areas for a poison crude surge. We also know what a poison crude surge can do -- poison the ground water:

        poisoned surge risk area

        Welcome to America's Chernobyl.

        The poisons are different. Lying is the same.

        Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + Career criminals + White Racists + Pro-Life Christians =EQ= The GOPer Base

        by vets74 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 06:04:27 AM PDT

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        •  So it looks like it is possible to be raining oil (2+ / 0-)
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          vets74, Yasuragi

          in the event that a hurricane goes over the spill.  Worst case scenario and all that.

          •  Hurricanes generate tornadoes. (0+ / 0-)

            Tornadoes suck up everything.

            Not exactly rain, but something similar. Oil from the sky.

            Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + Career criminals + White Racists + Pro-Life Christians =EQ= The GOPer Base

            by vets74 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 at 07:12:02 PM PDT

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