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Hurricane Flossie

I had the following conversation Sunday afternoon:

Lady we met on the beach: "So as an astronomer, have you been keeping track of the weather lately?"
Me: "Huh?"
Lady: "There's a hurricane coming this way."
Me: "Really? A hurricane?!"

Then I got this email:

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

At the Director's orders IfA Hawaii (Big Island) facilities will be
evacuated for 24-hours starting 0700 14-Aug-2007 to ensure the safety of our employees and their families. While we expect to return to normal operations Wednesday 15-August-2007 in
the event that major damage is sustained please call the Manoa main office 808-956-8312 for further information. We will also use local radio stations KWXX 94.7 FM Hilo and KUPA 670 AM Hilo as needed.


Yup, Hurricane Flossie hit the Big Island about an hour ago. Flossie. What kind of a hurricane name is that?! It's windy here in Oahu, but no rain tonight. However, it's a very different story a couple islands over.

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In the future all hurricanes will be named "LOOK-OUT-IT'S-COMIN'-RIGHT-FOR-US!!!"

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