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Rub
08-21-2011, 07:34 PM
Could be a wet, windy one. :rain::rockon:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/storm_graphics/AT09/refresh/AL0911W5_NL+gif/204412W5_NL_sm.gif

sitnfat
08-21-2011, 07:46 PM
Wonder if they are working on a back up plan. I can understand cooking in any weather but not that kind of weather.

Ron_L
08-21-2011, 07:53 PM
I wonder if a competition has ever been postponed by a tropical storm?

Mike - CSBBBQ
08-21-2011, 08:49 PM
Not going to be any fun for sure. Doubt it gets postponed. Good luck and stay safe to everyone competing. We will be just up the road at Amelia Island and worried ourselves :sad:

Rub
08-21-2011, 08:59 PM
We had the annual FBA Funcook cancelled one year because of a hurricane. The Grant contest on the FL east coast was also cancelled because of flooding and damage from the same one I believe. I cooked in one in Callahan FL with a tropical storm going by. Bands of wind and rain that lasted for 30 minutes, with an hour or two between them. An uncomfortable inconvenience but that was about it.

BKBBQ
08-21-2011, 09:11 PM
I'm thinking hurricane party.

SerialGriller
08-21-2011, 09:19 PM
I would think Sam's Club management would determine if it's a go or not, right?

Sledneck
08-21-2011, 10:00 PM
Maybe they can move Inside th store :)

glenntm
08-22-2011, 06:47 AM
Not going to be any fun for sure. Doubt it gets postponed. Good luck and stay safe to everyone competing. We will be just up the road at Amelia Island and worried ourselves :sad:

We'll be at Amelia Island too. I wonder what the plans are for the event.

Big Ugly's BBQ
08-22-2011, 07:09 AM
Couple of years ago, we cooked Pickin in the Panhandle (WV) during TS Hanna. Thankfully I had the high ground, and a nice moat around the site.

Be careful this weekend, those things are not something to fool around with.

Mike - CSBBBQ
08-22-2011, 12:28 PM
We'll be at Amelia Island too. I wonder what the plans are for the event.

Thinking I'll call tomorrow to see if they have any back up. My current plan is to arrive Thursday early evening. Might alter to try and arrive earlier. Praying the path runs out to the Atlantic or it falls off to just a storm...

They could move the Sam's to another store in the south. I'm sure it will upset folks but probably the right move if the path stays the same...

BKBBQ
08-22-2011, 12:38 PM
They can't move to another location. No time for permits and setup. As I was told by ron. They will make decision tomm. All teams should have received email from kcbs.

BKBBQ
08-22-2011, 12:40 PM
Can't move sams event. No idea about other event.

Mike - CSBBBQ
08-22-2011, 12:48 PM
Started a thread for Amelia Island so folks don't get confused as the week progresses...stay SAFE everyone!

Ron_L
08-22-2011, 12:58 PM
Is it my imagination or has the storm track in the first post changed since this morning? I could have sworn that the center of the cone was directly over central Florida. Now it shows more towards the atlantic side.

Mike - CSBBBQ
08-22-2011, 01:07 PM
You are correct Ron. This is as of 1:35 today. Hoping it keeps turning out to the Atlantic.

http://image.weather.com/images/maps/tropical/map_tropprjpath09_ltst_5nhato_enus_600x405.jpg

Rub
08-22-2011, 04:38 PM
Ron, the pic in my post updates twice a day.
You're not going crazy, at least in this regard :loco:

lcbateman3
08-22-2011, 05:09 PM
They Keep moving up the coast. When I left the house this morning it was south Florida. When I got up here to Richmond this afternoon it was southern S.C. Now it is about Wilmington, NC. I keep home it keeps moving till it is out to sea.

JD McGee
08-22-2011, 05:32 PM
I can assure you if a full blown hurricane is gonna make landfall within 50 miles of the comp site the local authorities will shut it down...period...especially in Disney World...:becky: Been through enough of them in my day to know when to come in out of the rain...play it safe folks! :thumb:

Mike - CSBBBQ
08-22-2011, 06:40 PM
Ron, the pic in my post updates twice a day.
You're not going crazy, at least in this regard :loco:


LOL was just comparing the current to what I posted and thought I was messed up :laugh: Pretty cool that it updates.

Scottie
08-23-2011, 11:33 AM
I wonder if a competition has ever been postponed by a tropical storm?



Isnt that what we had at Westmont this year? :tape:

Ron_L
08-23-2011, 11:51 AM
Ron, the pic in my post updates twice a day.
You're not going crazy, at least in this regard :loco:

Thanks for the verification of my sanity (or lack thereof) :becky:

Mrs. McFrankenboo
08-23-2011, 11:52 AM
Isnt that what we had at Westmont this year? :tape:

No, we had a little bit of rain and wind resulting in no judges and teams with no clue what was going on! Hopefully if changes are made to the events in FL this weekend that the reps/promoters will let the teams know what's going on well before turn ins!! :crazy:

Rub
08-23-2011, 05:36 PM
It's looking like we'll be OK for the contest. Sometimes we actually get beautiful weather in situations like this when the storm passes to the east, as it pulls down cooler air from the north.

Rub
08-23-2011, 08:05 PM
Just got the email from Troy, it's a go. :-D

ique
08-23-2011, 08:14 PM
Wouldnt want to be under an EZ-UP for this one, good luck!

WhiskeyBentBBQ
08-23-2011, 09:19 PM
Glad to get that email! See everyone on Friday!

BKBBQ
08-23-2011, 10:35 PM
We will be leaving tomm night and finding a place to camp closeby thurs night. Our first trip in my new bus. We are looking forward to driving some classic iron south. I may throw a harley in the baggage area we will see how froggy I feel tommorow at the shop. Who's taking us on the strip club tour.

Candy Sue
08-24-2011, 11:11 AM
Not going to be any fun for sure. Doubt it gets postponed. Good luck and stay safe to everyone competing. We will be just up the road at Amelia Island and worried ourselves :sad:

Hey, Mike!

Just made up my mind to head east this morning! See ya Friday.

Candy Sue