Sandy slams Cuba, intensifies over the Bahamas

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:39 PM GMT on October 25, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy shrugged off wind shear of 20 knots and passage over the southeastern tip of Jamaica yesterday afternoon, explosively deepening into a top-end Category 2 hurricane with 110 mph winds. Sandy made landfall in Southeastern Cuba around 1 am EDT this morning near Santiago de Cuba, which experienced sustained winds of 78 mph, gusting to 114 mph. Winds at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba peaked at 58 mph, gusting to 72 mph, at 3 am local time this morning, and the base received 3.51" of rain from Sandy as of 8 am EDT this morning. Punta Lucrecia, Cuba on the north coast of Cuba received 8.42" of rain from Sandy as of 8 am EDT. Cuban state media is reporting that one person was killed on Cuba, and damage was heavy, with thousands of homes damaged or destroyed. Damage was also substantial on Jamaica, where one person was killed, and power was knocked out for 70% of the island's residents. One death has been reported in Haiti due to flooding.

Sandy survived the crossing of Cuba's high mountains with its inner core relatively intact, and is now re-intensifying over the warm waters of the Central Bahama Islands. The latest 9:30 am center fix from the Hurricane Hunters found a central pressure of 965 mb, down 3 mb in 1.5 hours. The eye is intermittently visible on satellite loops, and Sandy appears to be holding its own against the high 30 knots of wind shear affecting it.


Figure 1. Hurricane Sandy approaching landfall in Southeast Cuba as seen by Cuban radar at 10:15 pm EDT Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Image credit: Cuban Institute of Meteorology.


Figure 2. Morning satellite image of Sandy.

Forecast for Sandy
Wind shear is expected to rise to 40 - 55 knots by Friday, as Sandy interacts with a trough of low pressure to its west. The high shear should disrupt Sandy's inner core and reduce the maximum winds. However, the trough will also inject energy into Sandy, and the hurricane's winds will spread out over a wider area of ocean, keeping the storm surge threat high. This large wind field will likely drive a storm surge of 5 - 8 feet in the Bahamas. Sandy will make its closest pass by Nassau around 8 am EDT Friday.

The latest set of 00Z (8 pm EDT) and 06Z (2 am EDT) computer model runs are in substantial agreement for the next 3 days, but Sandy's future is as clear as mud after that. Sandy will continue to punish the Bahamas today and Friday, as it tracks north to north-northwest. Sandy will probably come close enough to the Southeast U.S. on Saturday afternoon to spread heavy rains to the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina. However, the 4 - 6 day computer model forecasts for Sunday - Tuesday diverge widely. The GFS model, which has been one of our two top models for predicting hurricane tracks the past two years, has been very inconsistent with its handling of Sandy. Runs of the GFS model done 6 hours apart, at 8 pm last night and 2 am EDT this morning, were 300 miles apart in their position for Sandy on Tuesday, with the latest run predicting a landfall in Maine on Wednesday morning. On the other hand, the ECMWF model, our other top model for predicting hurricane tracks, has been very consistent in its handling of Sandy. The ECMWF model has Sandy hitting Delaware on Monday afternoon, the same forecast it has had for three consecutive runs. The other models tend to follow one extreme or the other, and NHC is picking a solution somewhere in the middle of these two extremes. An extra set of balloon-borne radiosondes is going to be launched at 2 pm EDT Thursday all across the U.S., which should help this evening's model runs. Extra radiosondes will be launched every 6 hours through Saturday afternoon.


Figure 3. This Maximum Water Depth storm surge image for the Bahamas shows the worst-case inundation scenarios for a Category 2 hurricane with 105 mph winds, as predicted using dozens of runs of NOAA's SLOSH model. For example, if you are inland at an elevation of ten feet above mean sea level, and the combined storm surge and tide (the "storm tide") is fifteen feet at your location, the water depth image will show five feet of inundation. No single storm will be able to cause the level of flooding depicted in this image. Sandy's maximum storm surge may reach levels portrayed in this image for some islands in the Bahamas. See wunderground's storm surge pages for more storm surge info.

The Northeast U.S. scenario
If Sandy makes landfall farther to the north near Maine and Nova Scotia, heavy rains will be the main threat, since the cold waters will weaken the storm significantly before landfall. The trees have fewer leaves farther to the north, which will reduce the amount of tree damage and power failures compared to a more southerly track. However, given that ocean temperatures along the Northeast U.S. coast are about 5°F above average, there will be an unusually large amount of water vapor available to make heavy rain. If the trough of low pressure approaching the East Coast taps into the large reservoir of cold air over Canada and pulls down a significant amount of Arctic air, the potential exists for the unusually moist air from Sandy to collide with this cold air from Canada and unleash the heaviest October rains ever recorded in the Northeast U.S., Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick. This Northeast U.S. scenario would probably cause damages near $100 million dollars.

The mid-Atlantic U.S. scenario
Landfall Monday along the mid-Atlantic coast on Monday, as predicted by the ECMWF and NOGAPS models, would likely be a billion-dollar disaster. In this scenario, Sandy would be able to bring sustained winds near hurricane force over a wide stretch of heavily populated coast, causing massive power outages, as trees still in leaf fall and take out power lines. Sandy is expected to have tropical storm-force winds that extend out more than 300 miles from the center, which will drive a much larger storm surge than its winds would ordinarily suggest. The full moon is on Monday, which means astronomical tides will be at their peak for the month, increasing potential storm surge flooding. Fresh water flooding from heavy rains would also be a huge concern. Given the ECMWF's consistent handling of Sandy, I believe this mid-Atlantic scenario has a higher probability of occurring than the Northeast U.S. scenario. However, it is likely that the models are overdoing the strength of Sandy at landfall. The models have trouble handling the transition from tropical storm to extratropical storm in these type of situations, and I expect that the 940 mb central pressure of Sandy predicted at landfall Monday in Delaware by the ECMWF model is substantially overdone.

Jeff Masters

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I just spoke with my relative in Santiago de Cuba and they said that the city has been seriously damage. Hundreds of houses are partially o completely destroyed. The city is almost without electricity. Neither Flora did so much damage. God help them.
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Quoting sunlinepr:


Hope this doesn't reprint the graphic. This graphic is awesome. I see how the systems could interact, sucking in all the northerly moisture and blending. I don't think I've ever seen such a scary picture. Thanks for posting it.
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They are playing "Til the Storm Passes Over" on the radio... the churchgoing people will know what I'm talking about... lol

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I'd have to say the ECMWF snow is very impressive, i suppose virginia and north carolina are the most populous areas to get snow.

The blizzard nd rain part is also VERY impressive, high winds in delaware maryland and virginia and surrounding areas, as this plows ashore with 940mb pressures.
Something tells me thats overdone.
The only thing different is the ECMWF kills this before the great lakes like a TC, and no other model does it that fast.
But then again no other model goes so straight into MD
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Quoting biff4ugo:
The way it is staggering and huge, Frankenstorm works well. I just hope it moves fast.

mojo, that is great advice.
Apart from sun lotion and bug spray, have just about got it. I don’t know what good advice there is for hurricanes where it snows, after the power goes out.



Actually, there are inexpensive heater attachments for propane bottles, generally available in the camping section of sporting goods stores. We have one of those in case the power ever goes out during freezing weather - which isn't really a concern here in NOLA, but still...
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Quoting ThatGuyAgain:


The AmericanWxForums posted on Facebook that they are restarting their server right now.

Thanks, I just saw that.
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Quoting air360:
Once sandy makes her NE turn in the next 24hrs and is heading in the direction of the SC coast is there the possibility she will not turn back to the NE as soon as everyone thinks? Seems to me once she is heading that way that every single mile she goes NW is that much closer to the NC and OBX coast once she makes that turn back N/NE

PS: Im not wishing/predicting/hoping or anything else. I am trying to learn the scientific reasoning why she is going to do what she is expected to do :)


Not really. When troughs and ridges are actors in the play, the NHC forecast can usually be relied upon. They've gotten very good with their track forecasts in recent years.

It's only really in situations where the steering currents are weak and the system is relatively undeveloped that they can get it wrong. SC is not going to get hit.
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Quoting zoomiami:


Moving in or moving out?


When you do one, don't you always do the other...unless you are homeless?

We talk about power outage, because power goes out for alot more people than get hit by the hurricane wind field. The folks inside don't get power either AND they have more damage.

I didn't know about the dog bites before or the walls.
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Currently where I am we are seeing thunderstorms and have been for hours.



The system that generated this complex is the one that is supposed to merge with Sandy.

The T-storms around here were pretty strong, so this system has quite a bit of energy to deliver to Sandy when they merge over NE.

NOW:



FUTURE:

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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
ECMWF has SIGNIFICANT snow for NC. WV. VA. KY. OH. TN. PA. MI. extreme NE GA. and extreme N SC

The only place garunteed to get heavy snow per the GFS and ECMWF is WV..Pennsylvania is your next best bet.

ECMWF targets mainly WV, NC, and VA

thats right NC included.

Hey, I'm in for snow early this year. But we would also be getting wind from Sandy. My local forecast on Sunday will be difficult in the short term.
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Quoting wxchaser97:

So I'm not the only one having trouble...


The AmericanWxForums posted on Facebook that they are restarting their server right now.
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Good list that mojofearless listed. To that I would add: make sure you are caught up on your laundry. Kinda hard to get it done once the power is out!
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Quoting yonzabam:


NHC are predicting a borderline 75 mph hurricane impacting NYC on Tuesday morning. However, it will be a huge tropical/nor'easter hybrid, will be pushing a large wall of water and will dump more rain (and even snow) than Irene.

Just the sort of freak weather event that has been predicted to occur in a globally warming world, in fact.



faster and faster


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Quoting TomballTXPride:
I must say for the sake of the Bahama residents, at least Sandy lost much of her structure and inner-core it seems. I'm sure this will come down by 5 PM but as always we'll have to wait until recon confirms anything new.

Not sure how much any fluctuation right now would have in the long run up the East Coast anyway because it just seems either way we are looking at a monster storm somewhere up the East coast whether it'd be the Mid-Atlantic or Northeast.
Winds are still around 100 mph with this storm, so it's much worse than Bahamians would have liked to have experienced...

The latest met office report said the worst has passed Acklins, Crooked Island, and Ragged Island, but they will continue to experience rain bands through the rest of the afternoon and evening. The forecaster is looking at the radar at the met office [not available on the internet ;o/, unfortunately] and saying they're seeing some strong echoes over Long Island, moving towards Rum Cay and Cat Island

Hmmm... wind shift reported in Central Long Island, along with serious damage to farms, sea flooding in the coastal roads, and high winds are still being experienced in the northern part of the island.
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Afternoon San Juan NWS discussion talking about that strong line in Mona Passage.


AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
304 PM AST THU OCT 25 2012

.SYNOPSIS...A SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WIND FLOW WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE
REGION FROM FRIDAY THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE
WILL ENCOMPASS THE REGION DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. UPPER LEVEL
RIDGE WILL CONTINUE OVER THE REGION THROUGH SUNDAY.

&&

.DISCUSSION...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS FLOW AT THE SURFACE WILL
ESTABLISH ACROSS THE REGION STARTING TONIGHT AND CONTINUING
THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. THIS FLOW WILL BRINGS TROPICAL MOISTURE
FROM THE DEEP TROPICS DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS. PW VALUES ARE
EXPECTED TO INCREASED AS HIGH AS 2.4 INCHES BY FRIDAY...WITH
700MB THETA-E VALUES REACHING 340K. IN ADDITION...TRAILING
MOISTURE...ASSOCIATED WITH THE CIRCULATION OF HURRICANE
SANDY...WHICH WAS LOCATED OVER THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS LATE THIS
AFTERNOON...PROMISE TO BRING A GOOD DEAL OF SHOWERS WITH
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE REGION THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY AFTERNOON.
SOME THUNDERSTORM COULD BE STRONG. THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME
FLOODING IS THERE...AS THIS ACTIVITY COULD PRODUCE HEAVY RAINFALL
IN SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. STAY TUNED FOR THE PRODUCTS ISSUE BY
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN.


&&

.AVIATION...LINE OF T-STORMS OVER THE MONA PASSAGE HAS BEEN MOVING
SLOWLY EWD AND IT APPEARS IT WILL HOLD TOGETHER. LATEST HI-RES NMM
SHOWS THE LINE ARRIVING INTO WRN PR TERMINALS AROUND 00Z AND MOVING
STEADILY EWD ACROSS THE REST OF PR DURING THE EVENING BEFORE
DISSIPATING AROUND 06Z. HAVE GONE WITH TEMPO AT JMZ AND JBQ WHERE
TSRA APPEARS LIKELY AND VCTS AT JPS AND JSJ WHERE TSRA SHOULD BE
MORE SCT AND NOT LIKELY. LLWS WILL BE CONCERN AT JBQ/JMZ AND JSJ
WHERE SFC WINDS ARE LIKELY TO DECOUPLE OVERNIGHT BUT LOW LEVEL FLOW
WILL REMAIN SOMEWHAT STRONG.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

It wa a typo. The discussion below said Cat. 2 even though the winds were incorrectly typed at 115 mph. It was quickly corrected.



Oh ok, I wasn't aware, thanks
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ECMWF has SIGNIFICANT snow for NC. WV. VA. KY. OH. TN. PA. MI. extreme NE GA. and extreme N SC

The only place garunteed to get heavy snow per the GFS and ECMWF is WV..Pennsylvania is your next best bet.

ECMWF targets mainly WV, NC, and VA

thats right NC included.

ECMWF still weakens this in Northern Virginia, much faster than any other model.
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Quoting floridastorm:
I don't see Sandy even moving an inch closer to Florida. When will the NNW to NW turn happen? I'm kind of beginning to think that we won't get much at all here in Florida...



Sandy has been bolting since Jamaica, moving 20mph now. That fast forward speed was not expected. I would not doubt your assessment however, The models listed on this page show it eventually getting back to where it was forecast to go yesterday. Seems the UKMET has been pretty spot on so far IMO, it was the only showing this exaggerated NE slide.

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nasty band heading toward Florida and where is the center?
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Very funny... lol....

One of the ladies I work with is a Zonicle... I guess that's her ancestral home... lol... never actually been to Cat Island... which is about the only Bahamian island tall enough to "deflect" a storm with its "mountainous" terrain... lol...

[The highest point in the Bahamas, Mount Alvernia, is on Cat Island....]



Weather has been deteriorating slowly throughout today here in Grand Bahama. How are you guys doing in Nassau?
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Quoting mojofearless:


Oh! That's an interesting one. I always just bring my potted plants inside so they don't become projectiles.


depends on how big those pots are ..lol
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
Is Allan's site down?

I heard about some doom on the EURO and GFDL again.

So I'm not the only one having trouble...
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Once sandy makes her NE turn in the next 24hrs and is heading in the direction of the SC coast is there the possibility she will not turn back to the NE as soon as everyone thinks? Seems to me once she is heading that way that every single mile she goes NW is that much closer to the NC and OBX coast once she makes that turn back N/NE

PS: Im not wishing/predicting/hoping or anything else. I am trying to learn the scientific reasoning why she is going to do what she is expected to do :)
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On the EURO map this is down to hitting Maryland on the delmarva peninsula and going up the Chesapeake Bay.

930-940mbs
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Sandy, if anything, proves why naming 'winter storms' with a set list of names is boring.
Now, I'm not confusing the naming of tropical storms and winter storms, I'm making a more general point. Because the storm is named Sandy, tropically. But when the storm transitions into a extra-tropical low pressure on the backside there might be a horrific snowstorm, which may prompt using the "A" name for this storm from the list developed by The Weather Channel.

However, the storm has been coined "Frankenstorm" due to it's proximity on the calendar to Halloween and due to the multifaceted nature of what type of weather one may experience with this storm (hurricane-like on one side/winter-like on the other).

This is part of the charm of following the weather (despite the destruction inherent to these storms), when these kinds of storms roll around and yield their own names through their characteristics.

This is the main reason why I object to TWC's winter storm naming. "Frankenstorm" is a memorable name, as is "The Superstorm," "The Perfect Storm," "Snowmaggedon" "Blizzard of '88" etc. We all know what storm we're talking about when we utter such names. This naming process robs creativity and plain ol' weather lure. Forty years hence, it would be much more fulfilling to tell my grandkids I lived through "Frankenstorm" rather than "Athena."

Anyone else feel me on this?
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Quoting ThatGuyAgain:
Hello everyone, first time poster but long-ish time lurker here, saying hello from Washington, DC. Kind of excited but nervous about Sandy and her effects here... I was also taken aback by the sheer size of her on the latest European run on the Wundermaps, a very big storm she is!


Hello ThatGuy... Sandy will remain a large storm and her impacts could be spread out over a large area.

Good afternoon everyone.
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Thanks Doc, excellent post today, as is your norm. Always talking weather in the house, with the kids often involved in the conversation. The BIG TOPIC this week is how will Halloween be affected. Difficult for a child to understand "Five days is difficult to forecast to say the least". Keeping our fingers crossed in Central NY.
P.S. Yes, I understand there are more serious concerns to millions of people in the next 5 days, but this is a concern to the little ones around here. Thanks everyone for all the info you all provide, love to cruise the blog daily. Have a good one everyone.
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Is Allan's site down?

I heard about some doom on the EURO and GFDL again.
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Quoting presslord:


and shrink wrap your potted shrubbery...


Oh! That's an interesting one. I always just bring my potted plants inside so they don't become projectiles.
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Quoting Jedkins01:
I don't know why many are just discussing "massive power outages". If some models are right, there will be more than just power outages, there will be significant structural damage too. I've seen just some silly gusty thunderstorms do structural damage up there. Hurricane force winds will rake parts of the region if we see a 930 to 940 mb storm. There will be significant wind damage in coastal areas, that I can almost assure you.

I'm still a bit confused by how the NHC handled Sandy last night though, it sounds like one forecaster concluded it should be upgraded to a major hurricane, while another came in and decided to be really conservative once again and cut the winds back to 110 officially. I really don't know why for sure, that's just speculation. Whatever the case, its strange.

I've honestly not seen the NHC behave that way with a hurricane like that before. They are usually ahead of the curve like with Charley and Wilma. I say this with caution, and I could be wrong, but at least from an outsider point of view, it seemed like they were being overly conservative and slow to react.


I won't continue to go on and on about it though. It's always easy to judge from the outside, therefore I will refrain from being too critical, because more than likely, I don't know what I'm talking about, I just couldn't help mention what it looks like to me.

It wa a typo. The discussion below said Cat. 2 even though the winds were incorrectly typed at 115 mph. It was quickly corrected.
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Quoting Broward:
Weather Channel was originally going to air this at 230PM today..

"New York City Hurricane Express" January 15, 2006
A category 3 hurricane is headed for New York City, what catastrophic damage would this cause? Examine the very real possibilities of this devastating act of nature.



NHC are predicting a borderline 75 mph hurricane impacting NYC on Tuesday morning. However, it will be a huge tropical/nor'easter hybrid, will be pushing a large wall of water and will dump more rain (and even snow) than Irene.

Just the sort of freak weather event that has been predicted to occur in a globally warming world, in fact.
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The way it is staggering and huge, Frankenstorm works well. I just hope it moves fast.

mojo, that is great advice.
Apart from sun lotion and bug spray, have just about got it. I don’t know what good advice there is for hurricanes where it snows, after the power goes out.

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Quoting sunlinepr:


The easterly path is more favorable.... if the GFS forecast is right, New York / Boston area should be doing serious preparations...
But the wind field is expanding rapidly!!! you can feel it here in Miami,and looking at the Satellite presentation,so will see how big this storm will be once it makes it close approach to South Florida.
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Quoting yonzabam:


Who's Tony?
A TS near the Azores
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510. DrewE
The Euro is showing snow as far south as northern NC and even up into Central VA. This is going to be quite interesting...am I wrong in saying that the general concensus is that this is going to make landfall in northern NJ instead of the Delmarva?
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I don't know why many are just discussing "massive power outages". If some models are right, there will be more than just power outages, there will be structural damage too. I've seen just some silly gusty thunderstorms do structural damage up there. Hurricane force winds will rake parts of the region if we see a 930 to 940 mb storm. There will be significant wind damage in coastal areas, that I can almost assure you.

I'm still a bit confused by how the NHC handled Sandy last night though, it sounds like one forecaster concluded it should be upgraded to a major hurricane, while another came in and decided to be really conservative once again and cut the winds back to 110 officially. I really don't know why for sure, that's just speculation. Whatever the case, its strange.

I've honestly not seen the NHC behave that way with a hurricane like that before. They are usually ahead of the curve like with Charley and Wilma. I say this with caution, and I could be wrong, but at least from an outsider point of view, it seemed like they were being overly conservative and slow to react.


I won't continue to go on and on about it though. It's always easy to judge from the outside, therefore I will refrain from being too critical, because more than likely, I don't know what I'm talking about, I just couldn't help mention what it looks like to me.
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Hello everyone, first time poster but long-ish time lurker here, saying hello from Washington, DC. Kind of excited but nervous about Sandy and her effects here... I was also taken aback by the sheer size of her on the latest European run on the Wundermaps, a very big storm she is!

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Quoting AllStar17:


Sandy better start turning NNW soon or it will be a good bit east of the forecast cone.


The easterly path is more favorable.... if the GFS forecast is right, New York / Boston area should be doing serious preparations...

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Quoting aspectre:
Look at what the CAT drug in...

...by the Zonicles, wouldn'tcha know

The top line is a forward straightline projection of Sandy's heading thru its 2 most recent position
Very funny... lol....

One of the ladies I work with is a Zonicle... I guess that's her ancestral home... lol... never actually been to Cat Island... which is about the only Bahamian island tall enough to "deflect" a storm with its "mountainous" terrain... lol...

[The highest point in the Bahamas, Mount Alvernia, is on Cat Island....]
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Weather Channel was originally going to air this at 230PM today..It Could Happen Tomorrow

"New York City Hurricane Express"
A category 3 hurricane is headed for New York City, what catastrophic damage would this cause? Examine the very real possibilities of this devastating act of nature.

Hurricane Hunters is on till 4pm instead



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Quoting sunlinepr:


Sandy better start turning NNW soon or it will be a good bit east of the forecast cone.
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Hey guys ..I'm on my phone and checking in quick..how is nc looking for the 12z runs
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Murjan has made landfall on Somalia.



From what I recall this is either the 3rd or 2nd time this has ever happened.
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Quoting bahamacast:
Wind down to 50mph n/w on Exuma.
I hope you guys stay safe... looks like the eye is passing u right now...

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