Hurricane Sandy remains a Category 2, continues on its track toward the East Coast

By: Angela Fritz , 9:48 PM GMT on October 25, 2012

Share this Blog
50
+

Hurricane Sandy is tracking north through the Bahamas this afternoon as a Category 2 hurricane. Maximum wind speeds in the hurricane are 105 mph, with a minimum central pressure of 963 mb. Sandy's center is moving through the eastern Bahamas, about 100 miles southeast of Nassau. The hurricane's eye is still not apparent on satellite nor was it clear in the data from today's Hurricane Hunter mission. Gusts in Nassau have reached 39 mph so far today as the hurricane approaches from the south. Buoys west of Nassau have been recording surface winds up to 39 mph, as well. On Abaco Island, just over an inch of rain has fallen today, and almost an inch of rain has fallen in Miami, where rain started last night.

Sandy's appearance on satellite is a bit ragged this afternoon as it approaches very high wind shear (40-50 knots). The hurricane is obviously already undergoing structural changes this afternoon, caused in part by an upper level low over western Cuba. This low is prohibiting Sandy's outflow on the west side, and as a result, the storm appears asymmetrical with a large area of outflow and circulation to the north, and only a tail of circulation on the southeast of the hurricane. Visually, Sandy is a huge storm. Based on clouds alone, Sandy stretches from Jacksonville, Florida, east to Bermuda, and south to the southern Caribbean Sea. Sandy's radius of outer closed isobar is 350 miles, though tropical storm-force winds only extend around 200 miles from the center.


Figure 1. High resolution MODIS visible satellite imagery of Hurricane Sandy early this morning.

Forecast For Hurricane Sandy
As Sandy moves north, it will grow larger and the hurricane's energy will spread out even more, which will lead to a slight decrease in maximum wind speed. Models agree on this steady decrease in intensity over the next few days, though beyond that, the intensity forecast is still in question since Sandy could begin to gain non-tropical energy as it transitions into a non-tropical storm. The track through Saturday evening remains well understood by the models: Sandy will move north with a slight turn to the west before being yanked north-northeast again by the approaching mid-latitude trough. It's at this point in the forecast that the models diverge, though all but the HWRF are forecasting the unfortunate turn back to the west and into the Northeast U.S. Furthest south along the East Coast is the ECMWF, which forecasts a turn into Maryland/North Carolina on Monday. The GFS forecast is a bit further north than the ECMWF, pushing Sandy onshore near Long Island late Tuesday night. However, this represents a large shift south from earlier GFS runs, and puts the Mid-Atlantic into play more than it was in earlier forecasts. The forecast from the National Hurricane Center appears to be a compromise between the ECMWF and the GFS. The Center is forecasting Sandy to approach the New Jersey coast on Tuesday afternoon.

There are many questions surrounding this hurricane and its forecast, but I find it important to convey that Sandy's impacts will be widespread, no matter the location of "landfall." Risk to the Mid-Atlantic seems higher this afternoon, and as Jeff noted in his morning blog, Sandy will be a very large and possibly non-tropical storm as it approaches the coast, with gale-force winds extending up to 300 miles from its center. This increases the probability of storm surge extending far from the center of the storm, which, combined with the timing of a full moon tide, is a big concern, along with freshwater and river flooding from heavy, extended periods of rain.

Angela


Figure 2. Today's "extra" 18Z (2pm EDT) weather balloon launched from the Peachtree City office of the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service is launching extra weather balloons all over the country to improve the quality of forecasts as Sandy approaches. Thanks to NWS Meteorologist Alex Gibbs for snapping this shot just before launch!

Reader Comments

Comments will take a few seconds to appear.

Post Your Comments

Please sign in to post comments.

or Join

Not only will you be able to leave comments on this blog, but you'll also have the ability to upload and share your photos in our Wunder Photos section.

Display: 0, 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted

Viewing: 1392 - 1342

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31Blog Index

Quoting RitaEvac:
Hype?

Over the next 5 days a set of extraordinary meteorological factors will come together to potentially produce a hurricane impact on the NE US coast that has never before been experienced since the founding of this nation and the keeping of written weather records.



In response to this potential threat, all US weather balloon sounding stations are launching upper air balloons every 6 hours to incorporate the latest data into the forecast models in support of NHC and HPC forecasting operations…this has never happened before!



The following discussion will attempt to explain this complex set of parameters for what appears to be an increasing likely extremely high impact but never before seen event!



Yebbut, it's currently being torn up by 40kts of shear and going into 70 kts. These high values extend half the way up the coast. How come Sandy survives all that?
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting LargoFl:
THIS PART OF THE NEW YORK DISCUSSION NEEDS TO BE POSTED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.............THE DETERMINISTIC
GUIDANCE (PARTICULARLY THE 00 UTC ECMWF) SHOW PRESSURE SOLUTIONS
WELL BEYOND WHAT HAS EVER BEEN OBSERVED NEAR THE NEW JERSEY/NEW
YORK COAST (EVEN EXCEEDING THE 1938 LONG ISLAND EXPRESS HURRICANE).........FOLKS A STORM WITH LOW PRESSURES LIKE SANDY WILL HAVE..HAS never BEEN SEEN BEFORE IN THAT AREA..PLEASE..HEED YOUR LOCAL WARNINGS..STAY SAFE


In looking for that exact wording...I can't find it...
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Imagine if this thing indeed bombs out over NYC at 923MB as the GFDL advertises!!!
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
take a look'

Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Hype?

Over the next 5 days a set of extraordinary meteorological factors will come together to potentially produce a hurricane impact on the NE US coast that has never before been experienced since the founding of this nation and the keeping of written weather records.



In response to this potential threat, all US weather balloon sounding stations are launching upper air balloons every 6 hours to incorporate the latest data into the forecast models in support of NHC and HPC forecasting operations…this has never happened before!



The following discussion will attempt to explain this complex set of parameters for what appears to be an increasing likely extremely high impact but never before seen event!

Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Just wondering is this is it? for South Florida with this weird storm?,the Mets were calling for the worst day today for us,but so far light rain and windy at times,don't know if the storm is making the transiction from tropical to ex-Tropical or we are not getting the weather conditions that were forecasted because of the dry air?,or maybe I'm wrong and Sandy will grow-up in size and then we will feel more effect from it??,any comments?,thanks!!.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
1384. LargoFl
THIS PART OF THE NEW YORK DISCUSSION NEEDS TO BE POSTED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.............THE DETERMINISTIC
GUIDANCE (PARTICULARLY THE 00 UTC ECMWF) SHOW PRESSURE SOLUTIONS
WELL BEYOND WHAT HAS EVER BEEN OBSERVED NEAR THE NEW JERSEY/NEW
YORK COAST (EVEN EXCEEDING THE 1938 LONG ISLAND EXPRESS HURRICANE).........FOLKS A STORM WITH LOW PRESSURES LIKE SANDY WILL HAVE..HAS never BEEN SEEN BEFORE IN THAT AREA..PLEASE..HEED YOUR LOCAL WARNINGS..STAY SAFE
Member Since: August 6, 2011 Posts: 4 Comments: 40959
Quoting indianrivguy:


I agree, that dry air might even save some lives down the road. I'm certainly glad as it is (I think) reducing the precip dropped on Florida. Ingesting dry air has been the bane of a lot of storms this year.


If you look at this as just a tropical system then sure, however take in mind that this will be feeding off baroclinic sources, that is dry air and shear will play to it's advantage as a potentially powerful hybrid system.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Hello all, my first post ever!

I'm from Buffalo, NY and I can honestly say that no one I know has ever experienced a potential tropical storm coming this far into WNY before. I know there's a lot of time left and it may never happen, but it sure has me wondering.

I have a question- I've heard long-term forecasts predicting around 4-5 inches of rain, I've also heard that in the higher elevations they may get some wet snow, but as far as "strong winds", I wonder what they mean- strong sustained winds, or periodic strong gusts?

I know each case is different, but I am wondering about the experiences of those who have been in the perimeter of a tropical storm... what is it like?

And yesterday KBUF broke an all-time high at 79 degrees!
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting LargoFl:
your local NWS probably has that info

LOL - I live in the Cayman Islands
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
1380. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
Quoting Chicklit:
Sandy looks blown to smithereens
its doing every thing it is surpose to do sandy is secondary anyway prime is yet to come
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting Chicklit:
Sandy looks blown to smithereens
One could only hope..as far as the people up north are concerned..but on another note..wouldn't that mean there's nothing for the trough to "push" therfore it stay on the NNw track..bringing all that convection over fla?..Just hypoth..don't get excited folks....lol..
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Here in Brigantine they built a huge sea wall about 10 or so years ago on our north end. It used to have about 50+ yards of beach in front of it at all times even during storms there would be plenty of beach there but NOW during WEAK storms waves crash onto the walk way on it and over it. Even during low tide theres only a few muddy feet seperating the sea wall and the ocean.. During Irene Massive waves were crashing over it into the road but the sea level was still a good 3 feet or so below the top of the wall. If water makes it over that wall its pretty much certin the enitre island will fill up with water since we at sea level and under in some places
Member Since: August 4, 2008 Posts: 0 Comments: 50
1377. Skyepony (Mod)
24 hr MIMIC of Sandy.

Another squall just arrived.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting Chicklit:
Dry air and shear


I agree, that dry air might even save some lives down the road. I'm certainly glad as it is (I think) reducing the precip dropped on Florida. Ingesting dry air has been the bane of a lot of storms this year.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
So, when 'Frankenstorm', the movie, gets made, who plays the lead role? I think Jeff Bridges would be good in it, although he's maybe getting on a bit.

Could have him playing the role of a Katrina survivor with PTSD, who's moved up the east coast to escape the threat of another major.

After his house gets flattened by the storm surge, we could see him battling flash floods from rain, blizzards and baseball sized hail, with the odd tornado thrown in. Any budding scriptwriters out there?
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Hurricane Sandy may be unprecedented in East Coast storm history

Great article.

Except of what Bryan Norcross said.

You might ask yourself, aren’t hurricanes supposed to weaken as they head north? Why are these pressures so low? Or as the Weather Channel’s Bryan Norcross put it: “What the hell is going on?”

Norcross’ answer: “This is a beyond-strange situation. It’s unprecedented and bizarre.”

He then offers a hypothesis (which I agree with):

The upper-air steering pattern that is part of the puzzle is not all that unheard of. It happens when the atmosphere gets blocked over the Atlantic and the flow over the U.S. doubles back on itself. Sometimes big winter storms are involved.

The freak part is that a hurricane happens to be in the right place in the world to get sucked into this doubled-back channel of air and pulled inland from the coast.

And the double-freak part is that the upper level wind, instead of weakening the storm and simply absorbing the moisture - which would be annoying enough - is merging with the tropical system to create a monstrous hybrid vortex. A combination of a hurricane and a nor’easter.

A simpler explanation: the clash of the cold blast from the continental U.S. and the massive surge of warm, moist air from Hurricane Sandy will cause the storm to explode and the pressure to crash.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
1373. bwat
Quoting SSideBrac:
Has anyone got projected Wave and Surge heights for NY area associate with Sandy's approach?
Attached is the link you requested, unfortunately it is down at the moment, feel free to bookmark it for future reference. Link
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Member Since: May 23, 2012 Posts: 0 Comments: 4935
Accuweather is secretly happy that they are getting their doom and gloom east coast storm.
Member Since: August 14, 2010 Posts: 10 Comments: 17481
1369. sar2401
Quoting Bayside:
Sandy is being sheared quite a lot. How do the models do after a storm goes post or extra-tropical? So much of the models seems to depend on tropical characteristics, when those are lost, can the models be considered accurate? Is Sandy going to lose her center of circulation soon, what then?

TIA


Watch the NAM (North American Mesoscale) model once it makes the transition to extra-tropical. The NAM will actually begin to shine once that happens.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Absolutely massive system.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
PRELIMINARY EXTENDED FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
952 AM EDT FRI OCT 26 2012

VALID 12Z TUE OCT 30 2012 - 12Z FRI NOV 02 2012

...DANGEROUS HURRICANE/POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY IS LIKELY TO
SPREAD HIGH WINDS/HEAVY RAINS AND INTERIOR HEAVY SNOWS FROM THE
CAROLINAS AND CENTRAL APPALACHIANS NORTHWARD INTO CANADA...

GENERAL FLOW PATTERN
====================
A RETROGRADING POSITIVE ANOMALY MOVING FROM SOUTHERN GREENLAND
INTO NORTHERN QUEBEC FAVORS A QUASI-STATIONARY DEEP CYCLONE NEAR
THE NORTHEAST, IN THIS CASE HURRICANE SANDY AND ITS POST-TROPICAL
REMAINS. OTHERWISE...RIDGING IS GENERAL EXPECTED OUT
WEST...THOUGH FLOW ACROSS THE PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO SEND AMPLE
ENERGY/HEAVY PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE NORTHWEST. GUIDANCE IS IN
EXCELLENT AGREEMENT ON THE GENERAL FLOW PATTERN, THOUGH ISSUES
REMAIN WITH SANDY'S FUTURE COURSE AND STRENGTH.

MODEL PREFERENCE
================
THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER (NHC) TRACK NOW BEST RESEMBLES THE
00 UTC ECMWF ENSEMBLE MEAN. THE EXTRATROPICAL TRANSITION OF SANDY
MAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN BASED UPON RECENT SATELLITE IMAGERY...A
PROCESS EXPECTED TO COMPLETE TUESDAY PER NHC. THE DETERMINISTIC
GUIDANCE (PARTICULARLY THE 00 UTC ECMWF) SHOW PRESSURE SOLUTIONS
WELL BEYOND WHAT HAS EVER BEEN OBSERVED NEAR THE NEW JERSEY/NEW
YORK COAST (EVEN EXCEEDING THE 1938 LONG ISLAND EXPRESS HURRICANE)
EARLY IN THE MEDIUM RANGE PERIOD. THE DETERMINISTIC GUIDANCE
(CANADIAN, GFS, AND ECMWF INCLUDED) HAS SHOWN A VERY STRONG BIAS
WITH TROPICAL CYCLONES GAINING LATITUDE AND/OR TRANSITIONING INTO
NON-TROPICAL STORMS OVER THE PAST COUPLE YEARS... INCLUDING (BUT
NOT EXCLUSIVE TO) LESLIE 2012...ISAAC 2012...DEBBY 2012 IN THE
WESTERN SUBTROPICAL ATLANTIC IRENE 2011 AND IGOR 2010. PLEASE
REFER TO THE NHC FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON SANDY.

THE 00 UTC ECMWF ENSEMBLE MEAN ALSO DEPICTS AN OVERALL FLOW
PATTERN UPSTREAM ACROSS THE W-CENTRAL CONUS AND ERN PACIFIC THAT
IS ON THE MORE AMPLIFIED AND LESS PROGRESSIVE SIDE OF THE FULL
ENVELOPE OF GUIDANCE SOLUTIONS OVER THE NEXT WEEK. THIS SEEMS
QUITE REASONABLE CONSIDERING DOWNSTREAM BLOCKING.

WEATHER IMPACTS
===============
PER THIS SOLUTION FROM SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...WINDS AS HIGH AS
HURRICANE-FORCE ARE EXPECTED TO LASH EXPOSED AREAS OF THE
NORTHEAST/MID-ATLANTIC STATES (THE COAST AND TOPOGRAPHY)...LEADING
TO POTENTIALLY SERIOUS COASTAL EROSION AND COASTAL FLOODING. THE
TIMING OF THE FULL MOON AND THE BUILD-UP OF TIDES OVER MULTIPLE
TIDAL CYCLES SHOULD EXACERBATE THE SITUATION ALONG THE
COAST...PARTICULARLY IN CORNERS SUCH AS THE NEW YORK BIGHT. HEAVY
RAINS ARE EXPECTED TO FOCUS WITHIN SANDY'S WARM CONVEYOR BELT
CIRCULATION AS WELL AS ALONG ITS DRAPING WARM FRONT FROM THE
NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND INTO NEW ENG AND ERN
CANADA...WITH LOCAL AMOUNTS EXCEEDING 10 INCHES POSSIBLE. THIS
SOLUTION WOULD MEANWHILE ALLOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWS WITHIN ITS COMMA
HEAD PATTERN UNDER THE SUPPORTING/COOLING MID-UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
TO FALL AS CENTERED/FOCUSING OVER THE CENTRAL THEN NRN
APPALACHIANS AND VICINITY. LAKE EFFECT SNOWS ACROSS THE EASTERN
GREAT LAKES ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE PERIOD WITHIN THE CYCLONIC
FLOW IN THE SYSTEM'S COLD SECTOR. AS THE CYCLONE GRADUALLY WEAKENS
AS IT PULLS NORTHWARD THURSDAY INTO NEXT FRIDAY...WINDS SHOULD
SLACKEN AS SHOULD NERN US PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS/COVERAGE...BUT
EXPECT THAT AMOUNTS WILL REMAIN SIGNIFICANT CONSIDERING TROPICAL
ORIGIN OF THE LOW.



ROTH/SCHICHTEL

Member Since: April 29, 2009 Posts: 75 Comments: 14557
1366. guygee
Quoting indianrivguy:


Great album, I think Gro ran the mix on that one. My favorite track is "I saw Ke-mo sah-bee's mama kissing Santa Claus"

just sayin' :)

Yeah, Frankenstein's harmonies are superb on that one;-)
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
1365. LargoFl
Member Since: August 6, 2011 Posts: 4 Comments: 40959
All I can think of is hurricane issac earlier this year. Issac was stronger and better formed, but still has the potential to be a deadly storm. I live outside Philly and am taking this storm very serious whether it be a hurricane or a sub-tropical cyclone.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting aspectre:
All times in GMT. Derived from NHC_ATCF data for HurricaneSandy @ 26Oct.12pm

MHH-GreatAbaco :: GHB&RSD-Eleuthera :: CAT-CatIsland :: LGI-LongIsland

The southernmost dot on the longest line is H.Sandy's most recently reported ATCF position

The longest line is a straightline projection through H.Sandy's 2 most recent positions to its closest approach (within ~23miles or 37kilometres) to an inhabited coastline (then to the map's top)
26Oct.12am: H.Sandy had been headed for passage 10.9miles(17.5kilometres)ENEast of Eleuthera, then a passage 23.6miles(37.9kilometres)ENEast of ElbowCay (right of MarshHarbour-MHH)
(shown by the 2 unlabeled and unconnected dots right of the connected lines)
26Oct.06am: H.Sandy had been headed for passage directly over MarshHarbour
26Oct.12pm: H.Sandy's center had been headed for a 1:05pm passage over ElbowCay at southWhiteSound. MarshHarbour (MHH) would have felt the full brunt of Sandy's left half.

Sandy's travel speed has halved, and it appears that it's finally stopped curving westward.

Click this link to the GreatCircleMapper for a larger map with more info
And the previous mapping for comparison


But last week the straight line went into Nicaragua, even as the forecast called for a track to the north, pretty much along the lines where Sandy has gone. Seems like an awful lot of work putting together something that has so little value.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
1362. LargoFl
Quoting SSideBrac:
Has anyone got projected Wave and Surge heights for NY area associate with Sandy's approach?
your local NWS probably has that info
Member Since: August 6, 2011 Posts: 4 Comments: 40959
1360. DrewE
Quoting oracle28:


Weakening is a good thing. Maybe it will dissipate.


Weakening is almost certain, though RI is almost certain as well as it passes over the warm gulf stream waters right before it makes land fall.

Dissipation is a little far fetched. I for one would be pretty irritated after all of this time spend on prep and tracking.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting WhereIsTheStorm:


If you ignore user (both) you won't see these postings unless someone else decides to quote them and then you have to block that user.

Feel free to ignore me... No skin off my nose. I'm safe and sound here in Sydney Australia. I've survived being struck by lightning 25years ago. Being ignored on a blog is nothing in compare.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Has anyone got projected Wave and Surge heights for NY area associate with Sandy's approach?
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
1356. bwat
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
TWC is calling this historic...the all-time storm to come!
WTF??? we know it's bad..stop doing that

this is like propaganda of some sort
The potential is there, we can all take a guess how it will unfold, but no one really knows. I would not want to be a pro met at this hour. I respect the fact that they need to forecast what may be to the best of there ability, but in a pretty much unprecedented event, they have a tough job right now.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting LargoFl:
they are trying to wake up people to the dangers coming..we here know it..but there are thousands who dont, or worse..are not taking this danger seriously..i for one am glad they ARE doing that.


you are happy they are doing that...

overHYPING it is not the best way
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
The front comes across the US and pushes the ridge out of the way so Sandy can ride up the coast.

LinkWVLoopECONUS
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
1352. Inyo
Quoting listenerVT:
Inyo ~

Saw your good post about the gulls and sea air.
Please pop over to Sully's or Blizz's NE Weather Blog(s) and mention that.


Hi! Are you all on one blog again? I only have smartphone Internet today and don't have a way to find those blogs. Can you link me?
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
1351. LargoFl
OMG..23 foot high waves?..oh oh
Member Since: August 6, 2011 Posts: 4 Comments: 40959
Quoting Neapolitan:
Human nature being what it is, here's my own prediction:

--Some people in some places are going to get less rain and wind than predicted. Many of those people will spend the next several weeks complaining how the storm was hyped by broadcasters for TV ratings, and by the government to divert people's attention away from the upcoming election, and by forecasters to justify their jobs, and so on. They'll be wrong.

--Other people in other places are going to get more rain and wind that predicted. Many of those people will spend the next several weeks complaining how the storm was underplayed by broadcasters so they could air their own money-making shows, and by the government because they didn't wish to scare people in the face of the upcoming election, and by forecasters who didn't want to lose their jobs for "overhyping", and so on. They'll be wrong, too.

--Still other people in still other places are going to get precisely as much rain and wind as predicted. Many of those people will spend the next several weeks complaining how they don't understand all those complaining that the storm was hyper or underplayed, and that TV networks, the government, and forecasters are infallible and should never be questioned. They, too, will be wrong.

--There'll be claims from some that heavy snows on the west side of Frankensandy are proof that the planet isn't warming. They'll be wrong.

--There'll be claims from some that Frankensandy is absolute proof of global warming. There'll be claims from others that global warming has nothing to do with Frankensandy. They'll both be wrong.

--Gas prices will be artificially inflated for a time after the storm. Some will claim this was done intentionally to help the incumbent in the presidential race; others will claim it was done intentionally to hurt that incumbent. They'll also both be wrong.

--There'll be those (I've seen some already) who swear that the lack of landfalling hurricanes all year followed by the sudden appearance of one just a week before the election is surefire proof that the incumbent administration used HAARP to modify the weather so they can perhaps declare martial law and postpone the election. They'll be wrong.

--There'll be some who declare that such a storm striking at the end of November October is evidence that some supreme supernatural being is unhappy with Halloween celebrations. They'll be wrong.

Sigh...


Nea,
a thought just crossed my mind after reading this....
I could picture you and your warmist associates having a long debate about how hiring more teachers and investing in green technology is going to fix the economy and then going outside and start hugging trees.

Good post though, as usual!
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
1349. guygee
Quoting yoboi:


been thru hurricanes here in la and most times no water in the hose due to the water system down and good luck trying to get into a ocean or any waterway after a storm because rip current is bad with receeding water....there are more heat related deaths than people freezing to death every yr in the USA...
I've never lost my water in a hurricane, and I am lucky to have an artesian well anyways. I've gone into the ocean the day after a hurricane, the worst danger is the debris.

You may be right about more deaths from heat than cold, but a lot more of those heat-related deaths are preventable...people overexerting themselves in sports for example. The freezing deaths tend to be homeless folks, people getting lost in the storm. or little kids wandering away.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting AussieStorm:

Whatever you do, don't leave it to late to go, make sure if your going to stay your prepared if not, just go. Your life is worth more than a house.
Ya definitly. The ocean and bay are only a few blocks away in both directions and they have meet in the middle before in 1991 most recently(perfectstorm)
Member Since: August 4, 2008 Posts: 0 Comments: 50
1346. LargoFl
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
TWC is calling this historic...the all-time storm to come!
WTF??? we know it's bad..stop doing that

this is like propaganda of some sort
they are trying to wake up people to the dangers coming..we here know it..but there are thousands who dont, or worse..are not taking this danger seriously..i for one am glad they ARE doing that.
Member Since: August 6, 2011 Posts: 4 Comments: 40959
Quoting AussieStorm:

Never, they both like the sound of there own voices and won't give up until they are louder than the other.
Quoting AussieStorm:

Never, they both like the sound of there own voices and won't give up until they are louder than the other.


If you ignore user (both) you won't see these postings unless someone else decides to quote them and then you have to block that user.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
TWC is calling this historic...the all-time storm to come!
WTF??? we know it's bad..stop doing that

this is like propaganda of some sort

They gotta keep people watching.
Member Since: Posts: Comments:
Misty and overcast here.
Member Since: July 6, 2010 Posts: 113 Comments: 32524
1342. Bayside
Sandy is being sheared quite a lot. How do the models do after a storm goes post or extra-tropical? So much of the models seems to depend on tropical characteristics, when those are lost, can the models be considered accurate? Is Sandy going to lose her center of circulation soon, what then?

TIA
Member Since: Posts: Comments:

Viewing: 1392 - 1342

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31Blog Index

Top of Page

About

Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.