Sunday, August 19, 2007

Secured (Updated 06:50EST approx.)

I'm now ensconced in the aforementioned secure location (which I very much appreciate being made available to me).

Update (06:50EST approx.)
CAT's current forecast is for nearest approach of 101.2 miles at 07:48am EST.

Update (17:05EST approx.)
Closest approach tool (CAT) and US National Hurrican Center (NHC) now easy to reconcile. CAT's current forecast is for nearest approach of 78.3 miles at 11:18am EST.

Original Material (14:11EST approx.)
The closest approach tool's current forecast is for Hurricane Dean to be about 63.7 miles from Grand Cayman at 12:18pm EDT on Monday (so 11:18am local time - EST).

One way or another I'll get a post up after the storm passes.


Blogger IronJenny said...

I'll be praying for you... hold on tight to something!
p.s. - Is you bike in a safe place?

8/19/2007 03:00:00 pm  
Blogger Wendy said...

That approach tool is terrific. I tell you ... modern technology.

So, did you bring books? DVD's?

I have no doubt you'll stay safe and have stories to recount at IM Moo!

8/19/2007 03:33:00 pm  
Blogger Brent Buckner said...

Bike should be safe in my condo (on second floor of a three floor building), but that's not entirely assured.

Approach tool is great, but at the moment tough for me to reconcile with the NHC forecast that it uses as input.
Yes, books and DVDs on hand. Very little edifying material!

8/19/2007 03:52:00 pm  
Blogger Wendy said...

Brent, I hear you on the reconciliation issue. I have been NHC tracking from home. (Not quite IronMan Live, but ...)

Diversion is good! Hard to learn in the midst of that, I'm sure.

8/19/2007 04:31:00 pm  
Blogger Jenny Davidson said...

I like the list of triathlon-influenced foodstuffs! I must say, I have gotten so used to eating Clif products that I forget they are perhaps not as delicious as regular food--really a Clif bar is perfectly palatable--but I gave one to a friend of mine when we were traveling together and awkwardly missing a meal and she was only just polite enough not to spit out the first bite of it in horror! Hmmm... anyway, hope your weather scenario does not get worse, and that damage is minimized...

8/19/2007 04:34:00 pm  
Anonymous Nigel. said...

Hope you have some coconuts put away. My understanding is that after the storm, the professor will be able to make a radio out of them.

8/19/2007 05:00:00 pm  
Blogger Brent Buckner said...

Jenny: thanks - forecasts continue to improve. Clif bars have such good mental associations from replenishing that I'm sure by now I've been trained to find them delicious - an acquired taste!

Nigel: OK everybody, stir your coconuts!

8/19/2007 05:14:00 pm  
Blogger David Rotor said...


Glad you have a safe location to wait it out. Elaine and I spent several days in a shelter in Cancun during Katrina. If it's safe try to poke your head outside at some point. Quite the experience as long as it's not Cat 5 ...

8/19/2007 06:17:00 pm  
Blogger Cliff Tam said...


I hope you are ok.

8/19/2007 10:04:00 pm  
Blogger Coach Tammy said...

stay safe my friend!

8/19/2007 11:04:00 pm  
Blogger IronJenny said...

Ok, using the tool you provided, you're 3.8 away. Thinking of you! Hold on!

8/20/2007 04:53:00 am  
Blogger Wendy said...

For your sake I'm likin' that Dean's eye is staying southerly!

8/20/2007 09:17:00 am  
Blogger ShirleyPerly said...

Good time to rest and catch up on some reading and movies. You're lucky you won't have a yard to clean up after Dean goes through. Be safe!

8/20/2007 10:56:00 am  
Blogger Coach Tammy said...

This from the AP, "GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands - Hurricane Dean spared the Cayman Islands the worst of its fury on Monday as it headed for a collision course with Mexico's resort-dotted Caribbean coast, sending tourists fleeing for the airports and locals searching for higher ground."

Glad you were spared. I wonder when it will hit Texas?? Maybe I shouldn't take my bike... then again, if it's raining, it'll feel just like home ;)

8/20/2007 12:37:00 pm  
Blogger Andra Sue said...

Hope you made it through safely...keep us posted!

8/20/2007 12:45:00 pm  
Blogger Tony said...

I has been glued to the weather channel hoping Dean decides to turn around and leave you guys alne, although chances for that are pretty slim. I hope the worst is already behind you.

8/20/2007 01:07:00 pm  

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