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  • Hurricane Matthew

    The latest model projects Matthew striking the Eastern Fla coast as a Cat 3 hurricane, and only reducing to Cat 2 by the time it hits Wilmington, NC. Time to batten down the hatches, guys.

    Lou and the other forum members that will be in the path, you will be in our thoughts and prayers this week...
    CA 9b "May you sit under your own fig tree..." This metaphor, in use since Solomon, is a wish for the receiver's spirit to know peace, for their family to be secure, and for their life to be fruitful.

  • #2
    Best of luck everyone. Stay safe.

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    • #3
      I was happy to see that the latest track pushed it back to the East s bit as they had been moving it more and more west.
      Cutting sales will start Tuesday Nov 1 at 9:00 eastern

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      • #4
        This website is useful:

        https://www.wunderground.com/hurrica...ricane-Matthew

        These storms always freak me out, being the midwesterner that I am. With a tornado it pops up and is gone within minutes. With a hurricane you watch as it slowly approaches over a period of days - plenty to time to worry about what could happen.
        Last edited by Rewton; 10-04-2016, 01:20 PM.
        Steve
        D-i-c-k-e-r-s-o-n, MD; zone 7a
        WL: Castillon, Fort Mill Dark, White Baca

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rewton View Post
          These storms always freak me out, being the midwesterner that I am. With a tornado it pops up and is gone within minutes. With a hurricane you watch is slowly approach over a period of days - plenty to time to worry about what could happen.
          I grew up in tornado alley, and felt tornados were common place too. I have been in and around dozens of tornados. Including one that demolished the other end of a building that I was in, and one that took off our roof when I was a kid.

          Now, after living along the Gulf Coast for close to 20 years and going though a number of large hurricans, I can tell you that you get used to them too. Although I stopped trying to ride them out in-place after Katrina.

          Oh, and don't forget the tornados that are spawned off from the hurricanes, just to keep everything even more interesting....

          Having said all that, I am very glad that we have had none in the Gulf this year. And I wish all those in the path of this one the best. Hope everyone, and their trees, come through it well.


          CliffH
          North East, OK - zone 7a/6b
          Wish List: WM #1, MBVS, LSU Hollier, Sodus Sicilian, Sweet Diane, Yellow Long Neck

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          • #6
            Stay safe everyone. Hope all your families and figs make it through the storm ok.
            Kevin (Eastern MA - Zone 5b/6a)

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            • #7
              Best wishes for everyone's safety. Here's hoping that the storms impact will be zero or as close as possible to it....
              Tony - Zone 6A
              WL- Good Health, a 60 lb Striped Bass, a Boone and Crockett Typical Buck, bushels of ripe Black Madeira figs, bushels of ripe Hachiya and other tasty Diospyros Kaki Persimmons

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              • #8
                I won't be be disappointed if the storm decides to split the space between Hatteras and Bermuda and just keep on booking it out to the North Atlantic. No fan of hurricanes.
                Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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                • #9
                  My apologies for your weather to come. Think smart when is arrived
                  Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                  1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ.
                  2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                  • fig pig
                    fig pig commented
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                    pig fig found easy way to get rid of squirrels -1 4ft piece of 3"pvc pipe, 3parts dried oatmeal,1 patt plaster of parris ,mix well slide mixture on a smaal open container into center of pipe so it doesn't get wet. they will sooner or later find it eat it and will not around for long.

                • #10
                  Stay safe everyone. I am from Dominican Republic and will be making calls to make sure they are ok. Glad to hear that it's moving away from some of you.
                  Zone 5B: Rotterdam, NY

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                  • #11
                    Stay safe my friends!

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                    • #12
                      May you and your loved ones be out of harms way and safe.
                      WL:1-Bass'FavFig 2-KaryasPrasina3ParatjalRimada
                      4-CDDPintada 5-Adriano's yellow w/red stripes
                      6-Luv aka Wolf,I'm really dreaming.

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                      • #13
                        The latest model depicts a much harsher impact on Florida. It's now showing a deeper inland path of Category 4 intensity. The projected arc will now spare the north-east though...
                        CA 9b "May you sit under your own fig tree..." This metaphor, in use since Solomon, is a wish for the receiver's spirit to know peace, for their family to be secure, and for their life to be fruitful.

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                        • #14
                          Oh brother........the newest European models which are historically the most accurate now show that Matthew could hit Florida, make a loop in the Atlantic and hit us again.........are you freaking kidding me?
                          Cutting sales will start Tuesday Nov 1 at 9:00 eastern

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                          • Fygmalion
                            Fygmalion commented
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                            So sorry to see this... hope they are all wrong! Stay safe!

                        • #15
                          If Matthew was bad enough,looks evil. Supposed to be real,untouched.
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                          WL:1-Bass'FavFig 2-KaryasPrasina3ParatjalRimada
                          4-CDDPintada 5-Adriano's yellow w/red stripes
                          6-Luv aka Wolf,I'm really dreaming.

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                          • BrooklynMatty
                            BrooklynMatty commented
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                            I surely don't look that evil in person. I swear.


                            Ghost rider baby!

                        • #16
                          Seen tis on news today. Mother Nature is a twisted woman
                          Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                          1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ.
                          2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                          • #17
                            Luckily, I am on the west coast, I really feel bad for my friends on the east coast - they are going to get hammered.

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                            • #18
                              This looks a scary one for florida, thinking about everyone down south. Be careful and batten down the hatches!
                              May the Figs be with you!
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                              • #19
                                Best wishes during this difficult time.

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                                • #20
                                  Wills was without power a few minutes ago. It's going to be a long night for so many. I pray all are safe through the night
                                  Nothing in the world takes the place of growing citrus till figs come along. Ray City, Ga. Zone 8 b.

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                                  • #21
                                    Stay safe, everyone!
                                    Bryant...Franklin County, VA...Zone 7a. Wish List: a 32 hour day....more sleep

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                                    • #22
                                      Wills told me yesterday that he prefers putting up with hurricanes as opposed to the snow that the folks up north deal with. I hope he still thinks so after the next day or two.

                                      One of my chestnut customers in South Carolina wrote me on Wednesday because her Post Office closed early and didn't delivery her mail and she was afraid that she wouldn't get them until Tuesday and wondered if I could do something about it. (??!!) Fortunately, I see they got delivered on Thursday. Hopefully she'll have some heat source to roast them while she hunkers down.

                                      Hope everyone stays safe and property damage is minimal.
                                      My fig photos <> My fig cuttings (starts late January) <> My Youtube Videos

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                                      • #23
                                        Is unfortunate Harvey for these storms. But I can promise you willsc will stay right where he is... couple of bad storms and otherwise nice warm hot weather 360 days a year.... no brainer... the cold and snow here when is bad... is deadly... and the snow stays on ground for months. Rain will dry up. People say " oh but the snow is so pretty" yeah yeah yeah maybe the very first big puffy flake snow of the winter. Is pretty for about 2 minute. Then by next day if it's anywhere near the streets or city it go from pretty white to nasty black filled with garbage and just nasty. It also breaks many trees and roof tops.
                                        Zone 5 Chicago IL Wish list:
                                        1) Rest peacfully Amico Bello Buddy πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ.
                                        2) This weeks ebay auctions.

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                                        • #24
                                          Its windy and rain but no worse than Hermine so far. Lost power for a few hours but back on now, I'm 100 miles from the east coast........people on that coast are getting pounded. Sure hope Olga is ok, she is taking a direct hit and she is in a flood prone area..
                                          Cutting sales will start Tuesday Nov 1 at 9:00 eastern

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                                          • #25
                                            WillsC,
                                            Great to hear your'all okay. I wonder about RyanC. Nice to everything is good,but what I have been reading there is going to be damage.
                                            WL:1-Bass'FavFig 2-KaryasPrasina3ParatjalRimada
                                            4-CDDPintada 5-Adriano's yellow w/red stripes
                                            6-Luv aka Wolf,I'm really dreaming.

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