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kjntgr
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Eye wall of cat 3 or higher.

Has anyone one on ot ever been through the eyewall of at cat 3or four at landfall? My few experiences have been away from coastline. Top winds were probably in 90-100. Eyewall at landfall is something I never want to experience.


Jim Rockford
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I've been through a cat 1 and I don't want any more of that smoke.


Buzz Lightbeer
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I would nope the frick out so fast if anything higher than a 2 was bearing down on me.


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Bestbank Tiger
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One of the ones in 2020. It got upgraded posthumously when they reviewed the readings from Waveland.

Windy for a short time, then stopped and we didn't get anything from the back end.


ThePoo
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Sat in the northeastern eye wall of IDA for hours at my dads house pushing against the the metal front doors anchored into the ground to keep them from blowing in

Thing was crawling and each shift it made kept us in the wall even longer
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JackieTreehorn
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Hurricane Opal. Never again.


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YungBuck
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Ida last year when it went up I55.

Worst hour of my life, especially since it was at like 11pm/12am

Multiple trees went through our front porch. Chair I was sitting in 30 minutes earlier was a foot from being crushed
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kjntgr
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Let me remind everyone, I meant directly on coast or close proximity (3-5) miles from coast. I think it is a big difference.


Aldo
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Katrina eye wall was bad in Waveland


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ThePoo
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I meant directly on coast or close proximity (3-5) miles from coast
I can promise you you did not need to be within 3-5 miles of the louisiana coast to have sustained 150mph winds from IDA's eye wall


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Tarpon08
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Eye of Zeta passed over my house in 2020. Good thing that fricker was moving fast or there would have been nothing left in South Lafourche for Ida to destroy a year later.

Learned my lesson and GTFO when the next one put a bullseye on us.
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Teddy Ruxpin
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I've been through a cat 1 and I don't want any more of that smoke


Ya went through Georges and Cindy (2005). The latter was pretty gnarly for a bit. The house I was in was a few hundred feet from the ocean. Totally demolished weeks later by Katrina.


m57
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Not a 3 but the eye of Zeta also went directly over my house (Harahan/River Ridge area). Had a neighbor go outside and start clearing debris and had to yell at them to get back inside.

The eerie and calm atmosphere is something I'll always remember.
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SilvergunSuperman
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I passed Zeta at my dad’s house on “the back road”. It got rough for a while but was cruising through. Thankfully after eye the backside wasn’t much of anything other than a few strong gust every now and then.


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TDsngumbo
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The eye wall of Ida when it was a 2 inland was more than enough for me.


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Geuxmedic was in Houma as Ida's eyewall raked for hours. I don't think they ever got the eye as Ida had slowed to a crawl and started its turn to the Northeast.


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Basura Blanco
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. and the damage they can do it even "low" levels.

The biggest misnomer in hurricane reporting is ground level winds as it relates to upper level winds. I am not suggesting there is a better method of reporting, but when people hear CAT-3 hurricane and 125 mph winds, they don't realize those are upper level wind readings they are using for classification (Someone with more knowledge may correct me on this, but I believe it to be the case). And when that CAT-3 hits an area and the damage is bad but not catastrophic, I don't think they realize that a lot of that damage was during ground level winds of 60-70 mph. They then become jaded when they look at their weather app for the next storm and see "only" 60 mph winds forecast for their area and don't take even that amount of wind serious enough.

If you have ever tried to stand, or just watch from behind a protected structure as it happens, during sustained 60 mph wind, you quickly realize its no joke.


horsesandbulls
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Prior to Sally, I was a “I’ll think about it at cat 3 and leave for direct hits for upper end of 4 and 5” kinda guy.

Sally sat over mobile bay and fricked up pensacola. I’m in Destin and the most severe of the outer bands just sat over our house for 4 hours. The walls were shaking the earth was quaking. Thought the windows were gonna come in.

Now I’m a “we’re leaving for anything over cat 1” kinda guy.
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SouthEndzoneTiger
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Early 80s, Pineville, LA, the eye passed directly over us. It was a weird experience. Bad weather, then completely clear skies with the sun shining for a little while, then bad weather again. But obviously it wasn't as strong by the time it got to Ellick. That's all I got.


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