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Next Hurricane headed for.....ARIZONA on Sunday (ARZ vs NE)

Postby hammerwx » Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:48 pm

That's right, it's time for Arizona to get in on the action. Hurricane Javier in the Pacific expected to weaken to a tropical storm/depression by Sunday as it passes near Phoenix.

Heavy rain and flooding possible in Arizona on Saturday night or Sunday

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics/EP ... 2128W5.gif


Could impact NE passing game
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Re: Next Hurricane headed for.....ARIZONA on Sunday (ARZ vs NE)

Postby Chopper » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:06 pm

hammerwx wrote:That's right, it's time for Arizona to get in on the action. Hurricane Javier in the Pacific expected to weaken to a tropical storm/depression by Sunday as it passes near Phoenix.

Heavy rain and flooding possible in Arizona on Saturday night or Sunday

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ftp/graphics/EP ... 2128W5.gif


Could impact NE passing game

I thought the big storms on the Left Coast were Typhoons? Or is that only in the Western Pacific?
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Postby sleeper » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:11 pm

"Hurricane" and "typhoon" are two names for the same thing, namely, a tropical cyclone with winds of 65 knots (75 m.p.h.) or more. When these storms occur in the Western Hemisphere (in the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico), we call them hurricanes. When they occur in the North Pacific Ocean west of the International Date Line, we call them typhoons. Names of Pacific hurricanes, Atlantic hurricanes, and typhoons are all derived from separate lists.
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Postby Chopper » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:14 pm

Well, whatever they call it, I think its cool that AZ gets to have one. Hopefully nobody gets hurt, it just sounds a bit weird.
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Postby hammerwx » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:24 pm

AZ wont get much wind, so no threat of the type of damage that has occured in FLA. Main problem would be flooding.

Can't rule out a weak tornado or two.

Does anyone know how Sun Devil Stadium turf handles rain?

NE is a bad weather team, so this might hurt ARZ more than the Patriots.
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Postby hawksfan896 » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:40 pm

Chopper wrote:Well, whatever they call it, I think its cool that AZ gets to have one. Hopefully nobody gets hurt, it just sounds a bit weird.


LOL, I have absolutely no idea what to make from that statement. AZ is a bit left out in the natural disasters department though.
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Postby hawksfan896 » Fri Sep 17, 2004 6:42 pm

Oh BTW, I think this might be BS, considering I live right in the affected area and have heard absolutely zilch about a hurricane, potential or otherwise.
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Postby BMadd » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:01 pm

It's legit, but will not affect the game. The weather won't be an issue in AZ until Monday, if at all. I have become somewhat of an expert by default. I live in the heart of the action this year.
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Postby hammerwx » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:03 pm

it's no hoax.


Direct link to the NWS Tropical Prediction Center.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/index.shtml

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphic ... 2248.shtml?



It is unusual, but not unheard of for a tropical system to ride up into the desert SW. Most of the weather people in Phoenix are not true meteorologists, and are asleep at the wheel.

Believe me, you will be hearing about this real soon....


---------------------------------------------------------------------------
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
258 PM MST FRI SEP 17 2004

AZZ021>024-026>028-181100-
GREATER PHOENIX AREA-NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
NORTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-SOUTHERN GILA/TONTO NF FOOTHILLS-
SOUTHWEST DESERTS-SOUTHWEST MARICOPA COUNTY-WEST CENTRAL DESERTS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...APACHE JUNCTION...AVONDALE...BUCKEYE...
CASA GRANDE...CASHION...CHANDLER...CIRCLE CITY...COOLIDGE...
EL MIRAGE...FLORENCE...FLORENCE JUNCTION...FOUNTAIN HILLS...
GILA BEND...GILBERT...GLENDALE...GLOBE...GOODYEAR...GUADALUPE...
LAVEEN...MESA...NEW RIVER...PARADISE VALLEY...PEORIA...PHOENIX...
ROOSEVELT...SCOTTSDALE...SUN CITY...SUN CITY WEST...SUN LAKES...
SUPERIOR...SURPRISE...TEMPE...TOLLESON...TONOPAH...WADDELL...
WICKENBURG...WITTMANN AND YOUNGTOWN
258 PM MST FRI SEP 17 2004

...TROPICAL MOISTURE WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN THIS
WEEKEND...

A CHANGE TOWARD WET WEATHER IS EXPECTED SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH A
CHANCE FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN. THE COMBINATION OF A COLD FRONT
MOVING THROUGH THE WESTERN STATES...AND THE ENTRAINMENT OF
SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE FROM HURRICANE JAVIER...WILL RESULT IN AN
INCREASING CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA.

THE ENTRAINMENT OF TROPICAL MOISTURE AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT IS AN
UNUSUAL WEATHER EVENT...AND THOSE CONCERNED SHOULD CONTINUE TO
MONITOR WEATHER FORECASTS IN CASE WEATHER WATCHES...WARNINGS...OR
ADVISORIES ARE NEEDED.

PERSONS WITH OUTDOOR INTERESTS THIS WEEKEND...INCLUDING BOATERS...
CAMPERS AND HIKERS...SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE UPCOMING CHANGE AND THE
POSSIBILITY OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR LATER STATEMENTS REGARDING THIS
WEATHER CHANGE.
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Postby hawksfan896 » Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:23 pm

OK, looks legit. However, having lived in the SW the better part of a decade, I can tell you, I've never seen a storm bad enough to screw up a football game for any length of time. Unless this happens to be the storm of the century and the news just failed to report it, I would have no concerns about weather being a factor for this game.
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