September 15th, 2003

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Stolen from linguaphiles and possibly not a real study, but still:

"Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, olny taht the frist and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pcleas. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by ilstef, but the wrod as a wlohe."
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Hurricane Isabel info!

National Weather Service graphical products
Accuweather's forecast movement, with links to other maps
For those of you who swear by The Weather Channel, or the most easily remembered URL...

The National Hurricane Center issues bulletins on the position, movement, and strength of tropical systems every 6 hours, and the updates don't get more frequent until very near landfall. All of these maps, by the NWC and by others, are based on these bulletins. Therefore, for Isabel, the best times to check for updates are near 5am, 11am, 5pm, and 11pm EDT.

The most dangerous part of a hurricane is the storm surge. Catastrophic damage tends to occur only on coastlines, and the rare times that happens north of Florida, it is nearly always a south- or southeast-facing coastline that gets hit with the worst.