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

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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!

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1192. AztecCe
Quoting Pipewhale:


Nope. Vague commentary about rain and storms on Saturday. This is out of Raleigh and Fayetteville so it's a little further inland.
I havent checked the map in a while but isnt that area supposed to get at least a few inches of rain? like 1-5 or something?
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Wind Direction (WDIR): ENE ( 60 deg true )
Wind Speed (WSPD): 35.0 kts
Wind Gust (GST): 44.7 kts
Wave Height (WVHT): 23.9 ft
Dominant Wave Period (DPD): 13 sec
Average Period (APD): 8.5 sec
Atmospheric Pressure (PRES): 29.58 in
Pressure Tendency (PTDY): -0.01 in ( Falling )
Air Temperature (ATMP): 74.5 °F
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Wind Speed at 10 meters (WSPD10M): 38.9 kts
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1190. LargoFl
Quoting indianrivguy:


Its been kinda interesting, I pay attention to your posts and have read your comments about needing some rain. Me, I've been crying since Isaac as the management of water here strongly favors sugar, and not the citizens nor ecosystems. You need rain, and we have ecosystem killing amounts, and the distance between the two can be traveled by car in 30 minutes.
yeah thats so weird, like its raining on one block and on the next the sun is out..well anyway i wish you folks the best over there and i hope the dry season begins for you too..cold front coming is supposed to dry everyone out later next week..good luck
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1189. yoboi
Quoting goosegirl1:


Yep, I know exactly what a nor'easter can do. And I am well prepared to lose power for as long as takes to get it back. We found that out this summer after the super derecho :) But no one can prepare for this kind of storm, for which we have no known record. You can only be ready to be on your own for quite some time. Many in the north east are just not equipped for that, and will deny that any storm could cause all those problems. I sincerely hope they are correct... but I have visions of the aftermath of Katrina in my head.


don't think it be as bad as katrina
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Quoting indianrivguy:


and I hope you get your wish... and that it falls nowhere else. The Kissimmee River Valley, Okeechobee Lake, and the Florida Everglades are already inundated.. our estuary is DEAD because of unnatural fresh water discharges, we WISH we had your brown lawn.


Sorry to hear about the effects of the excess rain there. I would not want the drought to come back though, with the stress on wildlife and the aquifer depletion. Plus, Florida is a much prettier place with regular rains.

Here in Orlando, we received a couple brief showers from Sandy on Wednesday and a few good squalls with heavy rains yesterday. This was the first rain at my house in more than 2 weeks. Not that much wind.
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Quoting AztecCe:
you're right but are they at least telling people there will be heavy rain and possible flash flooding?


Nope. Vague commentary about rain and storms on Saturday. This is out of Raleigh and Fayetteville so it's a little further inland.
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Strange morning here in Lake Worth area...all night last night and all morning the news was saying expect sustained winds of 30 mph gusting up to 50 or so. I've barely seen the trees move at all. When it has rained, it has been coming straight down. Very odd.
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1185. LargoFl
Quoting DrewE:
The most memorable hurricane I can river that I've been through was Isabel, which just wiped central VA off the map. I believe I was without power for two weeks, but who knows, that was 10 years ago.
whew, last night i watched some fema expert saying how bad he thought the power outages were going to be in a Huge area, he was clueless on how long repairs would take..i can tell you this...he looked extremely worried, said crews would be on standby, ready to go as soon as it was safe..but now seeing the storm will be hanging around for a few days..you get the picture..long lasting blackouts and loss of power
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Quoting Neapolitan:
By this point, it would take a pretty out-of-touch person to not be aware that something may be coming. For instance, the front page of today's Washington Post makes it hard to miss:

WP

There'll always be people coming out of the woodwork after any event to claim they knew nothing of it. But, generally-speaking, very few people in the area who have access to a newspaper, radio, TV, computer, or telephone--or know someone who does--can honestly exclaim, "What was that?!"
Some didn't know about it until this morning and people are still confused about a hurricane coming for them.Some forget it as soon as they hear it.Some co-workers of mine as soon as they get off of work...will be having or joining hurricane parties this weekend.Looks like they took notes from you southerners.
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1183. AztecCe
Quoting Pipewhale:


I was just thinking the same thing. And listening to the weather this morning I noticed they left out Saturday night and Sunday. Normally we get 3-4 days of forecast on NPR, so it's clear there's some uncertainty and they don't want to say the degree of the weather and be wrong.
you're right but are they at least telling people there will be heavy rain and possible flash flooding?
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1182. guygee
Cocoa Beach/Patrick Air Force Base (KCOF) 08:55 winds N 33 G 40
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1181. yoboi
Quoting ncstorm:
this is from NWS, Wilmington, NC..well this is comforting..

.SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 3 AM FRIDAY...SANDY TO START MAKING ITS MOVE OUT OF THE
BAHAMAS ON SATURDAY BY ACCELERATING TO THE N AND THEN NE. THE SYSTEM
HAS SOME REGENERATION TO DO BETWEEN NOW AND THEN AS AN UPPER LOW HAS
SHEARED CONVECTION OFF OF THE ENTIRE SOUTHERN SEMICIRCLE AT THIS
TIME. NO DOUBT SOME WOBBLES ARE IN STORE DURING THE NEAR TERM WHICH
SHOULD GIVE RISE TO MINOR TRACK ADJUSTMENTS-BUT AT OUR LATITUDE
MODEL THE OFFICIAL TRACK IS CLOSEST TO THE VERY CONSISTENT ECMWF AND
SANDY IS EXPECTED TO PASS ABOUT 280NM TO OUR SOUTH AND EAST, ROUGHLY
PARALLELING THE COAST...AND MAKING ITS CLOSEST APPROACH SATURDAY
EVENING/NIGHT. TRACK UNCERTAINTIES RATHER MINOR AT THIS POINT...THE
MAIN FACTORS YET TO BE IRONED OUT THAT WILL HAVE THE BIGGEST LOCAL
EFFECTS WILL BE WHETHER OR NOT SANDY WILL BE DEEPENING AND/OR
GROWING IN PHYSICAL SIZE. RIGHT NOW BOTH SEEM TO BE LIKELY
. A VERY
LARGE COASTAL VS INLAND GRADIENT IN RAINFALL POTENTIAL SEEMS TO BE
SHAPING WITH CAPE FEAR REGION MOST FAVORED FOR HEAVIEST
AMOUNTS...BUT THOSE AMOUNTS HIGHLY HINGING UPON AFOREMENTIONED
FACTORS. CURRENT STORM TOTAL FORECAST RANGING FROM JUST A FEW TENTHS

OVER FAR WESTERN ZONES TO 3 INCHES ALONG CAPE FEAR. WIND FORECAST
NOT CHANGED AT THIS TIME AS WOULD PREFER TO WAIT TIL AFTER
CONFERRING WITH NHC AT 4 AM...SAME FOR ANY POSSIBLE CHANGES FOR
WATCHES/WARNINGS.


sounds like they don't have a clue
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Quoting LargoFl:
yes you folks have been getting awesome rains for some time now,been watching that..should be lessening as the storm moves away and cleanup begins, hope not too much flooding over there.


Its been kinda interesting, I pay attention to your posts and have read your comments about needing some rain. Me, I've been crying since Isaac as the management of water here strongly favors sugar, and not the citizens nor ecosystems. You need rain, and we have ecosystem killing amounts, and the distance between the two can be traveled by car in 30 minutes.
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1179. DrewE
The most memorable hurricane I can river that I've been through was Isabel, which just wiped central VA off the map. I believe I was without power for two weeks, but who knows, that was 10 years ago.
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1178. LargoFl
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Quoting AztecCe:
Already starting to get overcast in NC


I was just thinking the same thing. And listening to the weather this morning I noticed they left out Saturday night and Sunday. Normally we get 3-4 days of forecast on NPR, so it's clear there's some uncertainty and they don't want to say the degree of the weather and be wrong.
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1176. guygee
Patiently waiting on the E.Central Florida space coast for the trough kicker, but that turn back to the N and NNE has not happened yet...
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big winds here in dade county
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The thing that worries me most is that neither the models nor experts seem to have experience with this setup. The only thing I'm sure of is that Mother Nature is infinitely more powerful and significantly less predictable than me.

I'm watching from the tip of Southern MD with the Potomac on one side, the Patuxent on another, and the Chesapeake Bay on another.

Be safe all.
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1173. LargoFl
Quoting FLWeatherFreak91:
is it breezy in Pinellas already?? I haven't had one gust over 5 at my location lol. NWS mentioned an inversion...
yes breezy but not bad at all.feels good actually by me, just saw bay news 9 say its gusting by me 23 mph
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1172. AztecCe
Already starting to get overcast in NC
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1171. ncstorm
this is from NWS, Wilmington, NC..well this is comforting..

.SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 3 AM FRIDAY...SANDY TO START MAKING ITS MOVE OUT OF THE
BAHAMAS ON SATURDAY BY ACCELERATING TO THE N AND THEN NE. THE SYSTEM
HAS SOME REGENERATION TO DO BETWEEN NOW AND THEN AS AN UPPER LOW HAS
SHEARED CONVECTION OFF OF THE ENTIRE SOUTHERN SEMICIRCLE AT THIS
TIME. NO DOUBT SOME WOBBLES ARE IN STORE DURING THE NEAR TERM WHICH
SHOULD GIVE RISE TO MINOR TRACK ADJUSTMENTS-BUT AT OUR LATITUDE
MODEL THE OFFICIAL TRACK IS CLOSEST TO THE VERY CONSISTENT ECMWF AND
SANDY IS EXPECTED TO PASS ABOUT 280NM TO OUR SOUTH AND EAST, ROUGHLY
PARALLELING THE COAST...AND MAKING ITS CLOSEST APPROACH SATURDAY
EVENING/NIGHT. TRACK UNCERTAINTIES RATHER MINOR AT THIS POINT...THE
MAIN FACTORS YET TO BE IRONED OUT THAT WILL HAVE THE BIGGEST LOCAL
EFFECTS WILL BE WHETHER OR NOT SANDY WILL BE DEEPENING AND/OR
GROWING IN PHYSICAL SIZE. RIGHT NOW BOTH SEEM TO BE LIKELY
. A VERY
LARGE COASTAL VS INLAND GRADIENT IN RAINFALL POTENTIAL SEEMS TO BE
SHAPING WITH CAPE FEAR REGION MOST FAVORED FOR HEAVIEST
AMOUNTS...BUT THOSE AMOUNTS HIGHLY HINGING UPON AFOREMENTIONED
FACTORS. CURRENT STORM TOTAL FORECAST RANGING FROM JUST A FEW TENTHS

OVER FAR WESTERN ZONES TO 3 INCHES ALONG CAPE FEAR. WIND FORECAST
NOT CHANGED AT THIS TIME AS WOULD PREFER TO WAIT TIL AFTER
CONFERRING WITH NHC AT 4 AM...SAME FOR ANY POSSIBLE CHANGES FOR
WATCHES/WARNINGS.
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Quoting LargoFl:
is it breezy in Pinellas already?? I haven't had one gust over 5 at my location lol. NWS mentioned an inversion...
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Getting dry air pumped into the core at 40 knots of shear.. Don't see it recovering from this. Strong TS at best.
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Quoting luvthetropics:
Just wondering about the election and how it would be handled if so many are still without power a week later.


Actually, what COULD happen is that one side will insist on extending the voting for a few days, saying that not everyone got a chance to vote. The other side will scream bloody murder, of course, and then things will go down hill from there.
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1167. LargoFl
Quoting Kittykatz:


And after last year when a tropical storm came through (the one after Irene, I think) and flooded places I didn't know could flood (been here in DC area for 25+ yrs), I have and will be watching this very carefully. I hope I don't have to do my 50 mi. commute for a couple days and thus avoid the traffic jams that occur when so much as a dark cloud on the horizon is seen.

I don't post often but I'll do as much as I can during this period.
yes please do that ok, and i hope you and yours come thru this safely, my daughter is also there and im worried as well what could happen there
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Good morning all. Wind and rain in Port St. Lucie, FL. Big gusts every now and then. Standing outside on my front porch, I can hear the roar of the wind coming before the gusts hit my house. The rain is not heavy, just steady. Glad Sandy is offshore and not making a direct hit. Went through Francis, Jeanne and Wilma, so this is a piece of cake! LOL
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1165. bappit
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Don't get why they're calling it 'Frankenstorm' as per the latest NHC forecast, Sandy is going to be still a hurricane when it hits the coast, with 80mph winds.

From the HPC discussion originating the term:

THE LION'S SHARE OF GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT THE CIRCULATION ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE SANDY WILL PASS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE AMPLIFYING POLAR TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES TO BECOME INCORPORATED INTO
A HYBRID VORTEX OVER THE MID ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST NEXT TUESDAY. THE HIGH DEGREE OF BLOCKING FROM EASTERN NORTH AMERICA ACROSS THE ENTIRE ATLANTIC BASIN IS EXPECTED TO ALLOW THIS UNUSUAL MERGER TO
TAKE PLACE, AND ONCE THE COMBINED GYRE MATERIALIZES, IT SHOULD SETTLE BACK TOWARD THE INTERIOR NORTHEAST THROUGH HALLOWEEN, INVITING PERHAPS A GHOULISH NICKNAME FOR THE CYCLONE ALONG THE LINES OF "FRANKENSTORM", AN ALLUSION TO MARY SHELLEY'S GOTHIC CREATURE OF SYNTHESIZED ELEMENTS.
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1164. Grothar
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Don't get why they're calling it 'Frankenstorm' as per the latest NHC forecast, Sandy is going to be still a hurricane when it hits the coast, with 80mph winds.


Teddy, Frankenstein was the name of the Doctor, not the monster. He didn't have a name, much like winter storms. :)
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1163. LargoFl
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Quoting LargoFl:
yes i saw that, and last night i saw the hurricane pushing the sea inland, but at the same time that HIGH up by canada border was also pushing the water into the coastline, so BOTH add to the flooding..wow, this is going to be bad, and if you have ever been to DC you know there are alot of inlets there, almost surrounded by water..which is why in summer itsso humid there..flooding is going to be really bad..i really hope this does not happen but....


And after last year when a tropical storm came through (the one after Irene, I think) and flooded places I didn't know could flood (been here in DC area for 25+ yrs), I have and will be watching this very carefully. I hope I don't have to do my 50 mi. commute for a couple days and thus avoid the traffic jams that occur when so much as a dark cloud on the horizon is seen.

I don't post often but I'll do as much as I can during this period.
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Quoting Dsntslp:
When you sit in your boarded up house and listen to what sounds like roofers up on the roof nailing nails with a nail gun - and then realize it is your roof nails popping up - and spend the next couple of hours praying that your roof holds - while wind driven rain is being pushed straight in the soffits and down your walls and into your home - and you have your family hunkered in two bathrooms for hours listening and watching the water in the toilet get sucked down the drain from a storm - it changes your life.

When FEMA comes out and checks your roof and then says "Come here, we want to show you something" and they take you in the attic and show you that all of the nails that are supposed to be nailed into the trusses are now sitting right next to the trusses just as pretty as can be - and you are told that with about ten more minutes of sustained winds your roof would have blown off even though almost every shingle is still intact - it changes your life.

When you spend 3 weeks with no power and two weeks with water that is not potable - it changes your life.

I have literally been through more hurricanes than I can count but Frances and Jeanne changed my life and my attitude toward storms. Prepare for the worst and pray for the best. But by GOD please prepare.


Eloquent and realistic. Well said.
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For those who think that Sandy falling apart means that it will be less weather, that's not the case. As the hurricane begins to fall apart, the weather will spread out. When there is a hybrid system, the worst weather is actually further away from the center, and creates more problems than if it was a tightly wound core that keeps the weather in a tighter pattern.
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1159. LargoFl
Quoting indianrivguy:


and I hope you get your wish... and that it falls nowhere else. The Kissimmee River Valley, Okeechobee Lake, and the Florida Everglades are already inundated.. our estuary is DEAD because of unnatural fresh water discharges, we WISH we had your brown lawn.
yes you folks have been getting awesome rains for some time now,been watching that..should be lessening as the storm moves away and cleanup begins, hope not too much flooding over there.
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Ive noticed that the GFS doesnt push the storm inland at NYC, it does a loop before going north again, straight up through CT and MA.

The HWRF and GFDL do the samething, looping this after landfall on the Delmarva Peninsula, only after the loop, Sandy goes south in to VA and NC, rather than continuing to go north. The Euro goes in west towards the great lakes, but kills the storm very quickly, unlike any other model.
The best route for snow, would be a blend between the ECMWF and the GFDL/HWRF which would allow for snow to fall as the storm plows WNW inland towards the canadian cold air, and spills it south.
If it stays strong inland, it can pull the cold air better, leading to snow across the ohio valley and mid atlantic.
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Also they are calling it Frankenstorm because its coming and hitting the mid atlantic and northeast, on Halloween week. You know, monsters etc!
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1156. guygee
Quoting dader:

...Maybe people up here just deal with things with a bit less panic than Floridians.
Tourists might panic, but Floridians know that it means a lot of extra work getting ready for a big storm.
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Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
For West Palm Beach...



Good morning:

How is the weather up by you? Driving up your way this afternoon.
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1154. AztecCe
Quoting ncstorm:
insane..

tellme about it. We're going to get drenched
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Quoting air360:


I lived in the greenbrier area of Chesapeake for 6 months a few years back...real nice placed..i liked it a lot


I'm in one of the old neighborhoods (Norfolk Highlands) not too far from Greenbrier. Luckily, we don't have flooding issues here, but there are tons of old trees in our neighborhood.
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Quoting weatherbeginner:



Newbie from Southport, NC here.

Will the expanding storm mean a smaller core and lower storm surge when she finally makes landfall?



Depending on the wind decrease it can, but in this case if the current forecast holds, no it may in fact increase the surge (see IKE).
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Quoting floridastorm:
What can I expect from Sandy today on the east coast of Florida? Is the worst over? It's still a bit breezy outside



Winds will pick up soon, so should the rain as Sandy changes her structure today. As of 5am the TS wind field was just offshore.




Center is clearly visible here, just east of the Abacos.

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Quoting TomballTXPride:

Link

You're right. I had to see it for myself. Wow. Not even a hazardous weather outlook. Okay, well then, brace for a big storm. And please stay safe.


Yep. That's the scary part. The models are showing a direct hit and the NWS is saying, "Nothing to see here, folks, just a little rain." People don't take me seriously when I say, "But, see, there's this weather blog and they're saying..."

The comments on the Capital Weather Gang blog - Link - are terrible. Half are mocking the possibility of anything serious, about 40% are making random political jokes, and maybe 10% are taking this seriously.
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Quoting LargoFl:
well anyway today is florida's day, hope i can get some rain..


and I hope you get your wish... and that it falls nowhere else. The Kissimmee River Valley, Okeechobee Lake, and the Florida Everglades are already inundated.. our estuary is DEAD because of unnatural fresh water discharges, we WISH we had your brown lawn.
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1148. LargoFl
Quoting floridastorm:
What can I expect from Sandy today on the east coast of Florida? Is the worst over? It's still a bit breezy outside
today is probably the last day, think i saw rain and gusts up to 50 mph, yeah those lines will come in then a break then another line comes in..but by tomorrow things will get better for you
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Hello All. Long time no see.

Around about mid to late September I went into my normal winter hibernation. While its been a busy season, work is ever busier, especially at this time of year, so I typically take the rest of the season off unless I see something very serious heading this way (FYI, once more, I live in Galveston TX).


That said, this storm has my interest. The so called "six day frankenstorm" scenario that is currently being put forward is somewhat plausible, and presents a pretty serious threat, especially considering where and when its occurring.

Lets not forget we have a major national election set to occur right around the same time as this weather event. Could be quite interesting.


In any event, going to be following the rest of this storm to its conclusion and will see what happens. To those of you in the cone I suggest you pay attention, if this scenario comes true it will be something new.
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Quoting air360:


Sorry, I was typing it out before I refreshed it again...lol...of course you can be added to the coverage team! haha :)



Newbie from Southport, NC here.

Will the expanding storm mean a smaller core and lower storm surge when she finally makes landfall?
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Quoting yonzabam:


Um . . I think it's meant to imply that Sandy will become a monster.


Franky wasn't a monster! he was just misunderstood!
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Quoting Dsntslp:
When you sit in your boarded up house and listen to what sounds like roofers up on the roof nailing nails with a nail gun - and then realize it is your roof nails popping up - and spend the next couple of hours praying that your roof holds - while wind driven rain is being pushed straight in the soffits and down your walls and into your home - and you have your family hunkered in two bathrooms for hours listening and watching the water in the toilet get sucked down the drain from a storm - it changes your life.

When FEMA comes out and checks your roof and then says "Come here, we want to show you something" and they take you in the attic and show you that all of the nails that are supposed to be nailed into the trusses are now sitting right next to the trusses just as pretty as can be - and you are told that with about ten more minutes of sustained winds your roof would have blown off even though almost every shingle is still intact - it changes your life.

When you spend 3 weeks with no power and two weeks with water that is not potable - it changes your life.

I have literally been through more hurricanes than I can count but Frances and Jeanne changed my life and my attitude toward storms. Prepare for the worst and pray for the best. But by GOD please prepare.



I truly hope to not experience that- but I hope people listen to you.
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1142. bwat
Quoting GGNC:


Morehead City, next to the Atlantic Beach bridge here.
Was just there not a month ago replacing that blasted T-Dock next to DMF. It has more steel and bracing in it than anything we have ever installed, I'm interested to see how it fairs Sandy.
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