Hurricane Hilary

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Hurricane Hilary
Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, August 18, 2023 12:02 AM

New threat to the SD&AE RR.  Hurricane shut it down previously.  As well the 2 southern transcons may get battered.



Maybe if turns a little east of present track Lake Mead will get an influx of water?  Is major cat 3 poaaile cat 4 Friday??  expected to transition to extra tropical by Sunday.  Still a lt of coastal flooding. Wonder if LOSSAN gets shut down again?  Probably not.

As of 2000 PDT Friday evening 8/2023 Hilary down to a CAT 2 rating.

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Posted by CMStPnP on Sunday, August 20, 2023 10:45 PM

I wonder if this will impact the Salton Sea?

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Posted by Erik_Mag on Monday, August 21, 2023 1:28 AM

The Salton Sea almost certainly got a bit of water from TS Hilary, but the heaviest rainfall near the sea was on Mount Laguna. The eye of the storm was pretty much folowing slightly west of the Coast Range, so the highest winds and heaviest rains were in the mountains.

Rain on the coast was around 2 inches and I don't think there were any tropical storm level sustained winds on the coast - the day was pretty calm along the coast with winds finally kicking up abut 5PM.

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Posted by 54light15 on Monday, August 21, 2023 9:24 AM

Here's a dumb question- I thought hurricanes were only in the Atlantic and in the Pacific it's a typhoon. Or does it depend on being north or south of the equator? I've never been sure. 

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Monday, August 21, 2023 9:58 AM

The hurricane designation is also used in the Eastern and Central Pacific Ocean, probably because most of these storms originate near the west coast of Mexico and since reporting responsibilities are under the National Hurricane Center.

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 5:56 PM

Hillary to the extreme Southwest

Harold to the Westsouth through Texas

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 11:26 PM

There are many US territories all the way past the international date line.  That is why US forecasters go so far west.  It is same for air travel FAA coverage.  Out of Oakland.

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