Hurricane Irene...

By: Zachary Labe , 11:48 PM GMT on August 25, 2011

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I don't get how this is news. The transmitter goes out every time there's a thunderstorm over Harrisburg let alone a hurricane.

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Also I stopped receiving warnings at about 4am, not the 10am they state in the article.
Member Since: August 5, 2010 Posts: 0 Comments: 588
Quoting wunderstorm87:
Wow! Bradford got down to 38F this morning. Fall is just around the corner.

Down around 47-48F here in Ithaca this morning! It was marvelous!
Member Since: December 14, 2007 Posts: 285 Comments: 15140
Wow! Bradford got down to 38F this morning. Fall is just around the corner.
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Good morning, everyone! I'm happy to be back online. Power out for a long time; half a foot of water in the basement. But no trees fell, which was my main concern. There were a couple of tornados near here; that was interesting hearing the warnings and reports on a radio in the dark. Now I'm wanting sun for Labor Day weekend . . .
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Pretty large amount of trees down and power outages back home in Linglestown with rainfall at 2.38in for my house making the yearly total at 49in!!!
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Statement just released by PPL:

"With high winds and significant rain, Hurricane Irene has caused storm-related power outages and extensive damage throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania. Based on the number of customers reporting interruptions, Hurricane Irene ranks as the second worst storm to hit our service area in the company's history."
Member Since: August 5, 2010 Posts: 0 Comments: 588
Around a dozen schools are already closed for tomorrow around here (mainly to the east). I don't anticipate having any issues tomorrow because only around 100 people are out in our district. Schools in central & southern Dauphin county are in much worse shape with around 2-4k without power in their districts.

I feel like it's the middle of winter looking for school closings not the first day of school in August.
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Quoting wunderstorm87:

My internet has been going off and on all day as well but I have Comcast. It makes you wonder just how much worse communications and infrastructure could have been damaged if it was stronger. It's a good "stress test" for some of these systems and hopefully they will make some improvements before the next, possibly bigger storm.
I'm right outside of the Camp Hill area (Lower Allen township) but on a completely different grid. We kept power (flickered a few times but never down) and our Comcast had no issues other than some speed fluctuations. However, in the Camp Hill area comcast was generally down more than up, Verizon Fios seemed completely down as was DSL (my store was down for the most part as well) and even Verizon cell service in the morning was TERRIBLE according to coworkers.

It was very, very isolated in scope however. Other areas 5-10miles away had no problems. I think alot of it had to do with the fact that Verizon has a central drop in camp hill (S 27-30th st cant remember exactly) that has a backbone for that area that obviously would be affected with the power outage. Also in the CH area almost everything is running on the same poles/lines and it doesnt take much there to bring stuff down especially since the current boro admin is much less strong on trimming trees and making sure things are done properly
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Anybody find any information on the storm surges around New York City and Long Island? I am interested to see how forecasts verified.
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Quoting anduril:
Just got off the phone with my father in Camp Hill. They've been without power all day and he was told by one of the fire police people to not expect it for the next three days. Apparently a ton of the wires and lines are down in that area.

Our store had power but massive network issues with Verizon who provides our Ethernet drop. What a nightmare.

My internet has been going off and on all day as well but I have Comcast. It makes you wonder just how much worse communications and infrastructure could have been damaged if it was stronger. It's a good "stress test" for some of these systems and hopefully they will make some improvements before the next, possibly bigger storm.
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Just got off the phone with my father in Camp Hill. They've been without power all day and he was told by one of the fire police people to not expect it for the next three days. Apparently a ton of the wires and lines are down in that area.

Our store had power but massive network issues with Verizon who provides our Ethernet drop. What a nightmare.
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Quoting wunderstorm87:
Already hearing the media hyping up this wave that came off of Africa as "Irene 2". Come on...really?

Wow, give me a break.
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Still over 10,000 without power in Lower Paxton Township according to PPL. Any reports of damage back home blizz?
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Quoting MariettaMoon:
A good deal of creeks & streams in this area (central NJ & southeast PA) are top-3 flood levels with a few at record levels. Sporadic & isolated trees & branches down with scattered power outages. In one case, I passed a car on a road that had a tree & wire fallen onto it while it was driving, turn signal still flashing with no one in it.

I also did an interview with Fox-29 Philadelphia where major flooding was occuring on the Neshaminy Creek near Langhorne, PA. They said they were gonna try and get it on the 6:00pm news. If you see a guy with a red shirt on that sais "Neshaminy Football", that's me! There was also a water rescue just before I got there. I often head down to that spot because my uncle lives on Bridle Dr, about 20 feet from the Neshaminy Creek in Langhorne.

I have 47 new pictures posted of the storm damage & crazy flooding that I took near the creek on facebook. 3rd highest stage on record there. Records date back to at least 1933.

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The strongest wind gust I had at my house was 33mph.

For the month I have received 11.53" of rain. Amazing.

Impressive pictures
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A good deal of creeks & streams in this area (central NJ & southeast PA) are top-3 flood levels with a few at record levels. Sporadic & isolated trees & branches down with scattered power outages. In one case, I passed a car on a road that had a tree & wire fallen onto it while it was driving, turn signal still flashing with no one in it.

I also did an interview with Fox-29 Philadelphia where major flooding was occuring on the Neshaminy Creek near Langhorne, PA. They said they were gonna try and get it on the 6:00pm news. If you see a guy with a red shirt on that sais "Neshaminy Football", that's me! There was also a water rescue just before I got there. I often head down to that spot because my uncle lives on Bridle Dr, about 20 feet from the Neshaminy Creek in Langhorne.

I have 47 new pictures posted of the storm damage & crazy flooding that I took near the creek on facebook. 3rd highest stage on record there. Records date back to at least 1933.

Link
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Already hearing the media hyping up this wave that came off of Africa as "Irene 2". Come on...really?
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Quoting CambridgeSpotter:
Even though the rain has been little more then a hard mist for the last several hours, the winds have been quite tenacious, continuing to gust into the low 50mph range until about an hour ago.
My son and I drove around town to survey the substantial tree damage and flooded roads when we noticed an SUV partialy submerged. The road was very obviously flooded out, but a young woman decided not to follow the "Turn Around, Don't Drown" mantra. My son noticed it long before I did; she was holding a small child out of the drivers side window! The SUV was over half submerged, swept off the road and into a deep ditch. He jumped out and, with water up to his waist, took the baby, then went back to help her out. She was so busy talking to 911 dispatch he had to TAKE the phone to get her out. Luckily they were both uninjured. Personally I have had enough excitement to easily last until the next blizzard...whenever that might be.
We are just now going to get some sleep after a long exciting night.

Wow, what a story!
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Even though the rain has been little more then a hard mist for the last several hours, the winds have been quite tenacious, continuing to gust into the low 50mph range until about an hour ago.
My son and I drove around town to survey the substantial tree damage and flooded roads when we noticed an SUV partialy submerged. The road was very obviously flooded out, but a young woman decided not to follow the "Turn Around, Don't Drown" mantra. My son noticed it long before I did; she was holding a small child out of the drivers side window! The SUV was over half submerged, swept off the road and into a deep ditch. He jumped out and, with water up to his waist, took the baby, then went back to help her out. She was so busy talking to 911 dispatch he had to TAKE the phone to get her out. Luckily they were both uninjured. Personally I have had enough excitement to easily last until the next blizzard...whenever that might be.
We are just now going to get some sleep after a long exciting night.
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Power has been in and out all morning. Just got power after 50 mins. The longest outage so far
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Power just flickered at KMDT.
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Rain for my area (from a few different sources due to wind):
My gauge: 2.28"
CCX Radar: 2.4"
LWX Radar: 3"
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Looks like the best we did in Carlisle was a sustained 29, gusting to 35. This is according to the official (maybe state-installed?) weather station at the public works department. There are others in the area, but many are unreliable and inconsistent so this one is my go-to. No word on precip totals yet, but I don't think we got too much. No debris down (unless leaves count). Any word on how Philly and NYC are faring?
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Morning! Getting the heavy rain here this morning in Ithaca although winds are pretty calm. Precipitation shield definitely came farther west than forecast by about 50mi. Looks like Irene won't quite live up to some expectations, which is good!
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Airport still has power. Curious to see about it when I get home. Gust of 46mph here now at KMDT.
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For Blizz...Lower Paxton township has over 14,000 homes in the dark alone.
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Quoting P451:
Six days of Irene, wv imagery, 90 minutes between frames.



BONUS!!

You can also watch the upper low spawn from Irene build down to the surface to become Tropical Storm Jose.
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Gusts are easily to tropical storm force north of Harrisburg. I lost power for almost 3 hours but it just came back. Pressure bottomed out at 29.20".

PPL is reporting over 33,000 people without power in Dauphin county right now.
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Mostly Wind Advisories + High Wind Warnings along with a few Tropical Storm Warnings along with Flood Warnings were probably needed. Hurricane Warnings unecessary. While maximum sustained hurricane conditions exist / existed only a few thousand feet overhead, they never really mixed down to the surface, not really even in the North Carolina area.

Northeast maximum sustained wind - maximum gust

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston: 34mph - 41mph

RHODE ISLAND
Providence: 33mph - 47mph

CONNECTICUT
Bridgeport: 40mph - 59mph
Hartford: 21mph - 43mph

NEW YORK
N. Queens (LAG): 41mph - 64mph
Islip: 45mph - 62mph
Manhattan (NY): 24mph - 60mph
S. Queens (JFK): 43mph - 58mph

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia: 40mph - 52mph
Reading: 30mph - 44mph
Harrisburg: 29mph - 39mph
Allentown: 24mph - 39mph
Mount Pocono: 26mph - 37mph

NEW JERSEY
Atlantic City (10 mi inland): 38mph - 55mph
Trenton: 35mph - 52mph
Newark: 33mph - 50mph

DELAWARE
Georgetown: 41mph - 59mph
Wilmington: 38mph - 56mph

MARYLAND
Baltimore: 33mph - 51mph
Annapolis: 33mph - 47mph

VIRGINIA
Richmond: 46mph - 70mph
Arlington (DC): 45mph - 59mph
Norfolk: 45mph - 56mph
Dulles: 32mph - 45mph
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August 28, 2011 07:20 AM
40N,74W Some amazing video on our local cable channel NEWS12 at the Belmar Fishing Club Looks like 10 15- ft plunging waves that die out at the seaward edge of the pier. No power since about 0200 Z, trees down lots of damage to boardwalks. Marching to high tide. Old Mill Dam breached some time ago.
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