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Old 08-18-2008, 09:59 AM
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Thanks! Don't worry, I won't be a nuisance...and if your in the area, you may get a free lunch/dinner out of it...

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Old 08-18-2008, 11:42 AM
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Looks like it is getting organized slightly. You can make out what looks like an eye wall forming around a center of rotation below Marathon. Feeder bands are dragging up from across Cuba to the east as it develops the characteristic counter clockwise rotation. It is interacting with the Mainland, Keys and Florida Bay and may loose some organization. The eyewall seems to collapse as it comes close to the lower Keys and what may be another is forming below it to the south. Noticed the lower Keys are seeing sustained winds to 44 mph, may build.



And, it looks like it is tracking to the NNW as they have been saying. The west coast may well be in for some wind as they have been predicting.
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Old 08-18-2008, 05:00 PM
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HEAD'S UP -

Just heard from Lloyd, Channel 4 is supposed to show footage of a kiter being lofted into a building around Las Olas Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale today in squall gusts. It should be on in a few minutes in the 6 pm news I would guess. I am not sure if my cable even has Channel 4 anymore, I would appreciate if someone could tape it. Lloyd thinks the kiter survived the impact. Let's hope so.

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Old 08-18-2008, 05:16 PM
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It's on Channel 4's website:

HERE


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Old 08-18-2008, 06:19 PM
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This brings me back to another post, I believe it was yours, Rick.

LET GO OF THE BAR. Yes, ladies and gents, his hands never left the bar.

I just hope he survives to kite another day.:shock:
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holy crap... my heart stopped completely. Wow! Any word on the rider?
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:33 PM
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i just saw the guy on the news get lofted and hit a van or something it looked like tiki beach ?
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I saw it on WINK news and was completely taken back... still in shock at how fast that happened. He was naturally hanging on for dear life.
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:42 PM
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I saw on a later segment one kite flying loose through the air and another kiter trying to land his kite also get into trouble, surf and kiteboards were also according to the reporter blowing dangerously across the beach, he also commented that the authorities are getting concerned with these activities. As I said on kiteforum ,I really hope the guy that got lofted recovers completely but there are no excuses for anyone been out in those conditions, any look at a radar or sattelite image should have been warning enough, that and the fact that for at least the last 24hrs, there has been almost nonstop coverage of the storm on all local TV and radio stations.

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Old 08-18-2008, 06:44 PM
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Wow, I hope that kiter pulls through. It's amazing that some people are willing to make a life or death decision, when the circumstances would lead one to believe that the only outcome is DEATH! How many guys rode today and were lucky enough to escape harm? I hope that many Florida kiters see this, and then think twice about going out. With kiters making these kinds of decisions, city/county officials can easily make their decision to ban the sport on the beaches. Let's live to kite another day. It's almost fall!!!
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