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    Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on


    In case you've never seen how steel shutters are used to seal and protect a building,












    First thing the shutters out front are taken down and stored for the next hurricane.




    The lobby is open!






    And inside, we're working full speed ahead to get caught up with everyone's orders.







    Thank you everyone for your prayers and support for Autogeek and all our staff during the recent hurricane. We're all very thankful that the hurricane avoided a direct hit to land.


    Hurricane season runs from September through October and right up to November, so we're not out of the danger time zone yet.



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    Re: Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    Just have to wait for it to pass here. It really hasn’t been that bad. Much better than expected thankfully
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    It continues to amaze me how accurate atmospheric science has gotten. They just about nailed the forecast path of that thing.

    As a pilot in college it amazed me how good they were in the early to mid 80's. They've come a long way in 30 years.

    I continue to hope and pray for those still nervous with it's proximity along with our friends in the Bahamas who aren't sure what freakin' planet they're on but hopefully the worst is over.

    Until the next one...

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    Re: Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    Great news.

    Praying for those who felt the fury of this thing.


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    Re: Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A. View Post

    It continues to amaze me how accurate atmospheric science has gotten.

    They just about nailed the forecast path of that thing.

    Actually, the first 2-3 days every weather forecaster for all the channels I watched, (ABC, NBC, Weather Channel, CNN and FOX), everyone predicted it to make landfall.

    No one predicted it to stall out for days. According to this Wired article, Dorian stalled out for over 40 hours over the Bahamas.


    Second to last sentence in the last paragraph of the article.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wired

    By Tuesday afternoon, it had already spent 40 hours parked over Grand Bahama Island and dumped 24 inches of rain.

    All the weather forecasters CHANGED their predictions AFTER the hurricane did start moving and then did start moving North by Northwest. But originally they ALL predicted it to move West and making landfall.


    I for one noticed this as well as a lot of other people. I think the weather forecasters do the best they can with the information they have but the at least initially got it wrong.



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    Re: Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Actually, the first 2-3 days every weather forecaster for all the channels I watched, (ABC, NBC, Weather Channel, CNN and FOX), everyone predicted it to make landfall.

    No one predicted it to stall out for days. According to this Wired article, Dorian stalled out for over 40 hours over the Bahamas.


    Second to last sentence in the last paragraph of the article.




    All the weather forecasters CHANGED their predictions AFTER the hurricane did start moving and then did start moving North by Northwest. But originally they ALL predicted it to move West and making landfall.


    I for one noticed this as well as a lot of other people. I think the weather forecasters do the best they can with the information they have but the at least initially got it wrong.



    For a while there, the weather people on the NY newscasts said that they actually had no idea what the storm would do, or where it would go after it lost all steering currents/influences.

    Scary.
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    Re: Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    Same here. Thankfully briefly.
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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    Re: Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Phillips View Post
    Actually, the first 2-3 days every weather forecaster for all the channels I watched, (ABC, NBC, Weather Channel, CNN and FOX), everyone predicted it to make landfall.

    No one predicted it to stall out for days. According to this Wired article, Dorian stalled out for over 40 hours over the Bahamas.


    Second to last sentence in the last paragraph of the article.




    All the weather forecasters CHANGED their predictions AFTER the hurricane did start moving and then did start moving North by Northwest. But originally they ALL predicted it to move West and making landfall.


    I for one noticed this as well as a lot of other people. I think the weather forecasters do the best they can with the information they have but the at least initially got it wrong.



    In addition to that they never predicted it to get much over a minimal hurricane. In the end, mother nature has the final say.
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    Re: Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    I’m just glad everyone there is ok. Orders can wait... at least mine can.

    Some serious looking storm shutters there!
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    Re: Autogeek back to work! Hurricane Dorian has moved on

    Between tomorrow and the weekend I have the big task of taking mine down so I can get some light in my house
    Treat it like it's the only one in the world.

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