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Kenneth becomes major hurricane in Pacific

By Associated Press


MIAMI » Forecasters say Hurricane Kenneth has strengthened even more into a Category 3 storm in the eastern Pacific, although there is no current threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Tuesday that Kenneth has become a major hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 125 mph. The storm was centered about 710 miles south-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, but was moving away from the coast.

It is moving west at 12 mph.

Kenneth could strengthen more before weakening on Wednesday. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

The eastern Pacific hurricane season ends Nov. 30.

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svache wrote:
"The eastern Pacific hurricane season ends Nov. 30." Hope the hurricane knows this too lol
on November 22,2011 | 01:40AM
false wrote:
No it does not. Dot 1959. Iwa 1982. Iniki 1991. All three hurricanes struck Kauai very hard. Seems there is a current of winds and ocean flow that funnels hurricanes to Kauai. I was 2 when Dot hit. I was in California when Iwa hit. I was in my home when Iniki hit in 1991, thinking, well this may be it, as I stood in the hallway of my home. When u look at the hurricane from up above via Satellite, it is monstrous like hundreds of times bigger than these Magnificent Hawaiian Islands (the white bearded papa Kimo Leahey is always on my mind for that quote). Anyway my Master's Thesis at UH was under the tutelage of Dr. Arthur N.L. Chiu, who all in the Civil Engineering community knows as MISTER WIND ENGINEER. He wrote his doctoral at The University of Florida in 1961, regarding Hurricanes and their effects on a free standing tower. I had an idea or a passion to pursue a Master's, so I go into his office at Keller 303, and I say to Dr. Chiu, ah, would u help me? Of course, why would I go into that buzzsaw which students referred to as a Slave Driver, to subject myself to that kind of a torture. Well anyway I was a paid Research Assistant, not a Teaching Assistant, that helped Dr. Chiu analyze data from NAVCOMMU Cutler, Maine. It became the basis for my MSCE thesis "Dynamic Response of a Tall Guyed Tower to Wind Effects". I really rewrote and rewrote that buggah. We are not as well advanced into Microsoft Word as we are now, so the thesis was typed on a sort of vellum paper, for the graduate division of the University of Hawaii as partial fulfilling of the MSCE. Dr. Chiu unfortunately passed a few years ago and I am glad I met him for lunch at Maple Garden just a few months, to at least spend some time with him. I had not seen him for maybe 15 years before I initiated that lunch meeting. LOL. Anyway, let us all HOPE AND PRAY THAT Kenneth will not be ANOTHER ONE.
on November 22,2011 | 02:05AM
tiki886 wrote:
I forgot the reason most hurricanes travel from east to west. The coriolis effect? Why do they sometimes travel from west to east and hit places like the Pacific side of Mexico? And it's the opposite south of the equator right? I'm a little dyslexic and I almost thought you wrote, "Dr. Ah Choo, would you help me?"
on November 22,2011 | 03:32AM
false wrote:
I donch know.
on November 22,2011 | 06:29AM
false wrote:
Students who knew Dr. Chiu well, would know that when he did not know an answer, he would not say I do not know. Somehow a German accent came out, perhaps wanting do disguise it. Like I donch know.
on November 22,2011 | 06:30AM
false wrote:
No really meteorology was not our concern as Structural Engineers, just the fact that the winds were STRONG.
on November 22,2011 | 06:31AM
bullturd wrote:
When Guy Hagi (channel 9 news) said on TV last night that hurricane season was over (I was waiting for the but) it came to my mind, I remember hurricanes Iwa and Iniki that struck our Islands on November 1982, and 1991. It aint over until God says it is.
on November 22,2011 | 03:25AM
false wrote:
God does not go by seconds. The first few days in December are still game.
on November 22,2011 | 12:01PM
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