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Hurricane Iota <--- TS Iota <--- Invest 31L <---OMG

Feb 14, 2014
Hunter 430 Waveland, MS
Hopefully the last of the season, but it will probably become TD IOTA.
They say is it pronounced "EEE OH TAH". But my mother, who was always right, said it "Eye OH TAH".
We will see who wins... My Mother versus New Cycle.;)


Lets hope it does not follow Hurricane ETA.
Jan 11, 2014
Sabre 362 113 Fair Haven, NY
Here's what Google Translate says:

Remember, we're talking about the a Greek letter of the alphabet which is different from the word that means a small amount, iota. :):beer:
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Jan 22, 2008
Tartan 37 Pensacola Shipyard, FL
I spent most of my (mis-spent) youth in Texas, so can still speak a little Suthern! Y'all got that? :beer:
I am still mis-spending my youth (well, old age now) in Texas. In the part of Texas where "The Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise" means something. In the five years we've been in the Hill Country, we've seen three bridges washed away by flash floods in creeks that you can normally walk across without getting your ankles wet.
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Mar 20, 2014
Hunter 31 828 Shoreacres, TX
I spent most of my (mis-spent) youth in Texas, so can still speak a little Suthern! Y'all got that? :beer:
The proper use of y’all in this sense, since you are addressing a large group of people. Is “all y’all “ this is the “pluraler” (ha!) form of the plural y’all as in “All y’all got that?” Now I’m fixin to get some breakfast. Have a good day!
Dec 14, 2003
Hunter 34 Lake of Two Mountains, QC, Can
” Now I’m fixin to get some breakfast.
Lived in Mississippi for a couple of years and ''tat thar'' sentence meant going to get it somewhere. If doing it yourself then ''You're fixin to fix breakfast''. :biggrin:
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Feb 14, 2014
Hunter 430 Waveland, MS
Tropical Storm IOTA is going to make it to Hurricane Status.

It appears to hitting Central America repeating what Hurricane Eta did about 5 weeks ago.


Most model do not show that it will enter the Gulf of Mexico, like ETA did.
Monday will tell the Story of direction.


PS: Per my favorite Tropical Tidbits site owner, Levi Cowan, the correct pronunciation proved my Mother's way was correct!
"Eye OH TAH" :clap:

PSS: They corrected the Invest number also, to 31L.
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Feb 14, 2014
Hunter 430 Waveland, MS
Hurricane Iota grew to sustained winds of 120 mph.

Hurricane Eta at 150 mph that hit same area Nov 3rd.


Hurricane Iota is not going to move into the Gulf of Mexico.

PS: Kappa is warming up in the Caribbean "Bull Pen" :facepalm: