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kwag 08-29-2004 05:15 PM

Hurricane too close!
 
:? 8O 8O :roll:

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rds_correia 08-29-2004 05:25 PM

Hya,
Now Karl, you'll have to excuse me but I don't really understand weather charts :roll:.
So does that mean that you are still in danger of seeing a cyclone at PR or it means it was very close
but thankfully it's already gone :?:
Hope it's the second one ;-)
Cheers

kwag 08-29-2004 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by rds_correia
Hya,
Now Karl, you'll have to excuse me but I don't really understand weather charts :roll:.

:lol:
Quote:

So does that mean that you are still in danger of seeing a cyclone at PR or it means it was very close
but thankfully it's already gone :?:
Hope it's the second one ;-)
Cheers
Actually, the hurricane is EAST of us right now :!:
And the direction is west/west north west 8O
Look at the red arrow, and the projected path.
If it does continue that path, it will pass around 175 miles north of Puerto Rico .
If you look at the bottom satellite picture, Puerto Rico is on the right, and to the left you see Dominican Republic, followed by Cuba.
And you already can see the outer clouds of the hurricane on the right :?

-kwag

rds_correia 08-29-2004 06:33 PM

God damn :(
Let's hope it changes it's direction to South/ South East.
Man, I hate bad weather and I hate tornados/hurricanes (not that I get to see much here in Ptg :roll:).
I promisse I'll keep my fingers crossed for you guys.
Cheers

Zyphon 08-30-2004 07:45 AM

Yes indeed that is very scary indeed I hope it does pass you by and away from you and that you avoid this horrific looking storm.

rds_correia 08-30-2004 10:46 AM

Wow, that's a huge MF!!!
And it's getting closer to the lesser antilles, already.
How's the weather like Karl?
You still can't see/feel it, can you.
Hope you're feeling better today.
Cheers

kwag 08-30-2004 12:51 PM

Hi Rui,

The weather here is just a little clowdy, but it's fine.
I assume in the next 24 hours or so, we'll start seeing some degradation on the weather, and maybe some rain from the outer bands flying away from the hurricane.
It's still far, but as you say, it's a big "Motha F*"!!!! :lol:
Look at the eye of that thing :!: The more round, the faster it's going :!:
As you can see, the satellite JPG image link I posted here updates almost every hour, so you'll be able to see where it's headed.

-kwag

rds_correia 08-30-2004 06:27 PM

Hi,
How's it going big K?
Still no word from "Frances", the big Motha F*, I hope.
Is it me or is it even closer than it was when I woke up?
BTW did you write me something on TS2?
I didn't catch it 'cause I was kicked from it and I can't rejoin.
Cheers buddy

kwag 08-30-2004 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by rds_correia
Hi,
How's it going big K?

Still hanging :lol:
Quote:

Still no word from "Frances", the big Motha F*, I hope.
Is it me or is it even closer than it was when I woke up?
Yes, it is closer 8O
But it looks like it's going to pass about 180 to 200 miles north of us.
Anyway, the tropical storm winds extend outwards 180 miles, so it seems we'll get some mild winds and maybe a lot of rain.
Here' s the latest report: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh.../301746.shtml?
Quote:

BTW did you write me something on TS2?
I didn't catch it 'cause I was kicked from it and I can't rejoin.
Cheers buddy
The TS server crashed :!:
I just restarted it.

-kwag

rhino 08-30-2004 09:22 PM

PR has certianly been dodging a few bullets during this year's hurricane season. TS Gaston has just left the Carolina's and it got a bit wet here.

Its going to be interesting with Hurricane Frances. Last prediction was it will be a class 4 when it goes over the island's and then hits land.

Stay safe!

kwag 08-30-2004 11:21 PM

Thanks rhino :!:

DAMN :!:
The thing is still far away, and it's already raining like hell, with some wind gusts of maybe 20 Mph 8O

-kwag

Boulder 08-31-2004 12:36 AM

I have to say that the satellite picture looks pretty damn impressive..I sure wouldn't want to be under that bastard on any of those small Caribbean islands 8O Thank God we only have the occasional blizzards in the winter here.

And who said that playing computer games isn't educational - I remember a lot of names and places from playing Pirates! a long time ago :lol:

kwag 08-31-2004 01:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Boulder
And who said that playing computer games isn't educational - I remember a lot of names and places from playing Pirates! a long time ago :lol:

Hey, I remember a lot of names and places too, just because of playing "Cooks Tours" when I was a kid :lol:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/3747
And that was a very Loooooong time ago :lol: :beard:
No computers for me at that time :mrgreen:

-kwag

jorel 08-31-2004 07:40 AM

oh my GOD! 8O it' a "worrycame"...
yesterday later(12 hours ago) i could not open the pages on the forum(sometimes open but so slow)....the "worrycame" was giving that problems too?

rds_correia 08-31-2004 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
Still hanging :lol:

Well I meant to ask if you were better from the headaches :lol:
Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
Yes, it is closer 8O
But it looks like it's going to pass about 180 to 200 miles north of us.
Anyway, the tropical storm winds extend outwards 180 miles, so it seems we'll get some mild winds and maybe a lot of rain.

A little bit of rain shouldn't be worriying.
Let's see if the "little" SOB stays away.
Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
The TS server crashed :!:
I just restarted it.

That should teach you not to run critical applications under M$ OSes :mrgreen:.
What do you want the BSD machine for :lol: :?:
Cheers

kwag 08-31-2004 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jorel
oh my GOD! 8O it' a "worrycame"...
yesterday later(12 hours ago) i could not open the pages on the forum(sometimes open but so slow)....the "worrycame" was giving that problems too?

Hi Jorel,

Yes, the forum went down twice yesterday :!:
Maybe kvcd.net is just "too much" for the new hosting provider :lol:
Anyway, I'm keeping a log of all the faults, and I'm also reporting in their help desk all of these happenings.
They offer a 30 day customer satisfaction guarantee, and if in a three week time we get a lot of problems in this hosting, they have to return the money, and we will simply move to another hosting provider.
Hopefully, this won't happen, as it's quite a mess every time I have to move the forum :roll:

-kwag

kwag 08-31-2004 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by rds_correia
Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
Still hanging :lol:

Well I meant to ask if you were better from the headaches :lol:

I'm fine now :mrgreen:
Quote:

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
Yes, it is closer 8O
But it looks like it's going to pass about 180 to 200 miles north of us.
Anyway, the tropical storm winds extend outwards 180 miles, so it seems we'll get some mild winds and maybe a lot of rain.

A little bit of rain shouldn't be worriying.
Let's see if the "little" SOB stays away.
I think it's more of a BIG SOB :!: :lol:
Quote:

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwag
The TS server crashed :!:
I just restarted it.

That should teach you not to run critical applications under M$ OSes :mrgreen:.
What do you want the BSD machine for :lol: :?:
Cheers
I had problems running the server version on FreeBSD.
I'm waiting for the final release of FreeBSD 5.3 in the next few days, and then I'll try it again.
Then it should never crash :cool: ( at least the server :lol: )

-kwag

jorel 08-31-2004 10:01 PM

@ Kwag
only informations.....in the last hour trying to came to forum i got:
Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /forum/index.php on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Apache/2.0.48 (Fedora) Server at www.kvcd.net Port 80

:!:

kwag 08-31-2004 10:04 PM

Hi jorel,

Seems our new provider is not what we thought it would be :x
Stay tuned, and always check www.kvcd.net for news, if the forum goes down.

-kwag

totonho03 08-31-2004 11:05 PM

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Hello Karl:

I am getting a run time error, and it is asking me if I would like to debug. But I choose NO and the link connects. This happens everytime I try to read a post or change from one subject to another. This error only happens in this forum.

I am glad to know that the hurricane did not affect you at all.

Regards

Otto

kwag 08-31-2004 11:12 PM

Hi Otto,

Don't worry. I've had it with this provider :!:
kvcd.net is being transfered to another provider as we speak.
I'm currently uploading the full site to the new provider, and I'll be closing the forum later so I can backup the database.
I don't have a time schedule yet, but I don't think it will be tonight.
But tomorrow, for sure I'll lock the forum so I can backup the database, and upload it to the new provider.
Stay tuned at www.kvcd.net for the latest news, if you see that the forum crashes again.
It's been 3 days in hell, since we moved to this provider :!:

-kwag

jorel 09-02-2004 06:37 PM

thanks Kwag!
the forum is back and faster to open the pages. :D
...only one detail: after i read a new post (new posts icon in golden color) it still golden and don't change the color...then, i need to log out and login again to wait the news (clicking F5 each minute)!

hey,the "worrycame" still too big! 8O

kwag 09-02-2004 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by jorel
thanks Kwag!
the forum is back and faster to open the pages. :D

Yes, it's a rocket :D :D
Quote:

...only one detail: after i read a new post (new posts icon in golden color) it still golden and don't change the color!
Yes, that happens because the domain name KVCD.Net is still not set as the host name for the machine. It's a "cookies" issue.
I still have a hard link to 209.63.57.146
Hopefully, late tonight I can make the final change, and then when you read a post, it will change color ;)

BTW, the server where KVCD.Net is now hosted, is a FOUR P4 processor machine :D
So it Kicks A** :lol:


-kwag

jorel 09-02-2004 06:56 PM

4 P4? 8O
yeah...it's a rocket ! :P

kwag 09-05-2004 11:05 PM

Anybody wanna come to the caribbean this season :?: 8O 8O

Here we go again :!:

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rds_correia 09-06-2004 11:50 AM

Hi Karl,
Damn 8O , good luck with this one, too.
Seems like it's headed straight to Jamaica right?
Hopefully, just a little rain again :)
Cheers

black prince 09-07-2004 04:24 PM

Frances caused between 5 to 16 billion dollars to Florida now, mostly flooding.
5 million people have lost their homes and flooding has destroyed
buildings like hospitals, schools, business, etc. and 10 people died.
With Ivan coming so soon behind Frances, the destruction will cause more
lives. :(

-BP

rds_correia 09-07-2004 05:16 PM

Those are indeed very sad figures you gave us BP :(
But the saddest thing was the lost of 10 lives.
Hopefully this won't happen with Ivan.
Good luck and get shelter.
Cheers

rhino 09-09-2004 10:44 AM

Kwag,

did Ivan miss you on the low side? Looks like this will be a bad one for anything that gets in its path,

Colin.

kwag 09-09-2004 10:47 AM

Hi rhino,

Ivan passed WAY south of us. About ~500 miles, so we didn't feel anything.
That monster looks like it's headed towards Jamaica, and then who knows where :!:

-kwag

rhino 09-09-2004 10:50 AM

Our neighbour is from Jamaica and so most of her family is still there. Worrying times for her,

kwag 09-13-2004 06:31 PM

DAMN :!: :x :x

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rhino 09-13-2004 09:02 PM

Heck Kwag PR had a good run, hopefully it will be nothing more than a tropical storm - anyway you and the family keep your heads down,

cheers,

jorel 09-13-2004 09:28 PM

Kwag,

i don't know the power of that stormy cos i never saw it, here it never happen.....more summer than winter like paradice ! 8)

cool option to forced vacation:
take your wife and kids, close the doors and "windows" and came to my house in Brasil until it all pass !

.....and don't forget the beers! :wink:

kwag 09-13-2004 09:30 PM

Thanks rhino :)

This season is really wild :!:
By tomorrow, we'll know for sure if it will go right over us.
But looking at the projected track, it seems it will. 8O
Even if it's a tropical storm with winds at ~40Mph, it will still bring a lot of rain, and that's not very good.
If wind forecasts by tomorrow are in the range of 50+ miles per hour, then I'll have to climb on the roof and take down my satellite dishes :x

-kwag

kwag 09-13-2004 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jorel

cool option to forced vacation:
take your wife and kids, close the doors and "windows" and came to my house in Brasil until it all pass !

.....and don't forget the beers! :wink:

Hey thanks Jorge :D
That would be very cool :cool:
Hopefully we will make it one day ;)

-kwag

kwag 09-14-2004 09:19 PM

Well, seems we're about to get hit in the next 8 hours or so, and that means no power once the wind blows away power lines (hopefully not!), and of course, no internet connection either :x
:x

See'ya later :!:

http://www.wunderground.com/tropical...00411_sat.html
http://www.wunderground.com/tropical.../at200411.html

-kwag

totonho03 09-14-2004 10:25 PM

Hello Karl:

Wish you lots of luck, take care of yourself and let us know how you fare the storm......

Otto

kwag 09-14-2004 10:44 PM

Thanks Otto :)

Everything is too quiet here 8O
The damn storm slowed down to 8MPH, and that's BAD :!:
That's bad because it could increase to hurricane strength by tomorrow, and that makes things worse.
Already it's bad enough as it is, because the forecast is that it will be about 12 hours of tropical storm winds ( at least ~50+ MPH ) over us, and that means MANY inches of rain, on top of the nasty winds.
We are supposed to start feeling the effects in the early morning hours.

-kwag

kwag 09-14-2004 11:16 PM

Hey Otto, maybe you'd like to come down here now, so you can do some surfing (real surfing, not web surfing ) :mrgreen:

Take a look at the tide info (in bold) 8O

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COASTAL FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR 850 PM AST TUE SEP 14 2004

... THE COASTAL FLOOD WATCH ISSUED EARLIER NOW INCLUDES A HIGH SURF ADVISORY AND IS EXPANDED TO INCLUDE ALL COASTLINES OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... EFFECTIVE THROUGH 10 AM THURSDAY MORNING...

... A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF PUERTO RICO AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS...

SWELL AND INCREASING WAVES ASSOCIATED WITH TROPICAL STORM JEANNE WILL BEGIN TO AFFECT THE COASTS OF THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... VIEQUES AND CULEBRA TONIGHT AND PUERTO RICO IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS WEDNESDAY. AS JEANNE CONTINUES TO APPROACH AND PASS OVER THE LOCAL COASTAL WATERS... 12 FOOT SEAS ARE EXPECTED OVER A 50 NAUTICAL MILE RADIUS IN ALL QUADRANTS SURROUNDING THE STORM. ELSEWHERE... SEAS FROM 8 TO 10 FEET ARE POSSIBLE AS A RAPIDLY CHANGING WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH THE TROPICAL STORM PASSES OVER THE LOCAL WATERS. AS A RESULT... LARGE BREAKING WAVES RANGING FROM 10 TO 15 FEET... OR HIGHER... ARE POSSIBLE ALONG LOCAL BEACHES AND REEFS. ON TOP OF THESE CONDITIONS ASTRONOMICAL TIDES NEAR EASTERN PUERTO RICO WILL BE NEAR THE HIGHEST VALUES OF THE MONTH.

THE BREAKING WAVES WILL GENERATE STRONG AND DANGEROUS CURRENTS WITHIN THE SURF ZONE... CALLED RIP CURRENTS. THESE NARROW OUTWARD FLOWING CURRENTS CAN CARRY PEOPLE AND ANIMALS AWAY FROM THE COAST LINE AND OUT TO SEA. IF YOU BECOME CAUGHT IN A RIP CURRENT... DO NOT PANIC. CALMLY... REMAIN AFLOAT... GATHER YOUR BEARINGS RELATIVE TO THE BEACH... AND SWIM PARALLEL TO THE BEACH. YOU WILL EVENTUALLY LEAVE THE GRIP OF THIS NARROW CURRENT... AND BE ABLE TO SAFELY SWIM TO SHORE.

LOCAL BEACH GOERS... AND INEXPERIENCED SURFERS AND SWIMMERS ARE URGED TO STAY OUT OF THE WATER UNTIL THESE HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS SUBSIDE. PERSONS ON THE BEACH SHOULD BE VIGILANT FOR LARGE BREAKING WAVES SURGING UPON THE SHORE... WHICH CAN CARRY PEOPLE OF ALL SIZES INTO THE OCEAN. YOU SHOULD AVOID BEING NEAR THE SHORE LINE AND STAY OFF OF ROCK FORMATIONS.

THESE SURGING WAVES WILL CREATE THE MOST POTENTIAL FOR COASTAL FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION DURING TIMES OF HIGH TIDE.

THE TIMES AND HEIGHTS OF THE HIGH TIDE FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS ARE:

PLAYA FAJARDO IN PUERTO RICO 1.6 FEET 913 AM AST WEDNESDAY 1.6 FEET 927 PM AST WEDNESDAY LIME TREEE BAY IN ST. CROIX 0.7 FEET 711 AM AST WEDNESDAY MORNING 0.7 FEET 826 PM AST WEDNESDAY

MEGANS BAY IN ST. THOMAS 1.2 FEET 848 AM AST WEDNESDAY 1.4 FEET 858 PM AST WEDNESDAY

PERSONS IN THE LOWEST AREAS ALONG THE COAST SHOULD PREPARE FOR POSSIBLE HIGHER WATER LEVELS NOW WHILE CONDITIONS ARE STILL FAVORABLE.

STAY TUNED FOR ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS... WATCHES OR WARNINGS FROM YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN SAN JUAN.



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