A moderate-strength Nor'easter on Wednesday looking increasingly likely

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 7:38 PM GMT on November 03, 2012

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Storm-weary U.S. residents pounded by Superstorm Sandy may have a new storm to contend with on Wednesday: an early-season Nor'easter is expected to impact the mid-Atlantic and New England with strong winds and heavy rain. Our two top models, the European (ECMWF) and GFS (run by the U.S. National Weather Service), are now in agreement on both the track and intensity of the storm. The storm will move off the coast of South Carolina/Georgia on Tuesday evening. Once over the warm waters off the coast, the low will intensify, spreading heavy rains of 2 - 3" over coastal North Carolina on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The storm will accelerate to the north-northeast on Wednesday and pull in cold air from Canada, intensifying into a medium-strength Nor'easter with a central pressure of 984 mb by Wednesday evening. The European model, which did an exemplary job forecasting Hurricane Sandy, is slower, predicting the Nor'easter's highest winds will begin affecting New Jersey on Wednesday night. The GFS model is about 12 hours faster, predicting the strongest winds will arrive on Wednesday morning. A 12-hour period of strong winds of 40 - 45 mph will likely affect the coast from Maryland to Massachusetts, accompanied by a swath of 2 - 3" of rain. The heaviest rains will likely fall over Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The storm also has the potential to bring more than a foot of snow to mountain areas of New England. The storm is still four days away, and four-day forecasts of the path and intensity of Nor'easters usually have large errors. Nevertheless, residents and relief workers in the region hit by Sandy should anticipate the possibility of the arrival on Wednesday of a moderate-strength Nor'easter with heavy rain, accompanied by high winds capable of driving a 1 - 2 foot storm surge with battering waves. The surge and waves will potentially cause moderate to severe erosion on New Jersey coast, where Hurricane Sandy pulverized the protective beach dunes.


Figure 1. Predicted wind speed for Thursday morning, November 8, 2012, from the ECMWF model (left) and predicted wind speed for 2 pm EST on Wednesday, November 7, from the GFS model (right). Both models runs were done beginning at 12Z (8 am EDT) on November 3, 2012. Winds tropical storm-force (39+ mph) are predicted to extend from coastal Virginia to Massachusetts. The GFS model brings the Nor'easter to a point off the New Jersey coast about 12 hours faster than the ECMWF model.


Figure 2. Forecast track error for four of our top models used to predict Hurricane Sandy. The GFS model performed the best for 1 - 3 day forecasts, but the European (ECMWF) model far out-performed all models at longer-range 4 - 5 day forecasts. This may be due to the fact the model was able to successfully predict the timing of the arrival of a trough of low pressure over the Eastern U.S. that acted to steer Sandy to the north and then northwest. Image credit: Morris Bender, NOAA/GFDL.

Charities mobilize for Sandy
Sandy's death toll of 109 in the U.S. makes it the 25th deadliest hurricane in U.S. history, and the 2nd deadliest since 1972, when Hurricane Agnes killed 122 in the Northeast U.S. The main owners of The Weather Channel have agreed to match donations of up to $1 million to the American Red Cross, with all donations to benefit people in the hard-hit areas of the U.S. To have your donation matched, please visit www.redcross.org/sandy, or text SANDY to 90999. I also recommend my favorite disaster relief charity, Portlight.org. They are focusing their response efforts exclusively on the post-Sandy needs of people with disabilities.Check out the Portlight blog to see what they're up to. Sandy's greatest devastation occurred in Haiti, where rains of up to 20 inches in 24 hours unleashed rampaging flood waters that killed at least 54, left 200,000 homeless, wiped out thousand of acres of crops, and killed massive numbers of livestock. For impoverished families in Haiti still struggling to recover from the earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Isaac in August, Sandy was devastating. These crops are the very essence of rural Haitian’s livelihoods, and there are fears widespread starvation will result. A disaster relief charity in Haiti that I've contributed to for many years, The Lambi Fund of Haiti, is seeking donations to help farmers purchase local seeds so that they can replant their crops in the wake of this latest terrible Haitian catastrophe.

I'll have an update Monday, unless there's some major change in the model forecasts for the coming Nor'easter.

Jeff Masters

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432. odinslightning 1:01 AM GMT on November 05, 2012 +0
hey guys i have a few questions for you. I am being deployed for Hurricane Sandy (as many of you know I am a catastrophe property field adjuster)....

1st question....What does it look like for the Nor'Easter coming this week? I haven't left for NJ yet but I have been told to get up there as soon as possible....However with this incoming storm I fear getting on the highway and being trapped in the Virginia Mountains in a blizzard without a hotel room....

2nd question....For all of you up in NJ what is the current situation on the ground? I am going to be working Southern NJ from Ocean City to the communities north of AC and inland from there...so basically Southern Jersey..... Are there hotel rooms? Is there a shortage of gas? I have heard of state-mandated gas rationing based on even and odd numbered NJ license plates but how are they dealing with us with out of state license plates? My plates are from Mobile Alabama so it starts with a "2"....


Thanks in advance for any info you have. I need as much info as possible before I get out of here....Down here in Mobile it looks like the Nor'Easter is setting up as it is very cold, rainy, and it looks like the low pressure is gaining water and energy....Got darker and darker all day with more and more rain.....

hey guys i have a few questions for you. I am being deployed for Hurricane Sandy (as many of you know I am a catastrophe property field adjuster)....


All I can say. I am confused. You are a catastrophe field adjuster?
Would not someone in this field have all the pertinent info that it requires to do what you do, before you even go to that specific area. It just seems odd..Actually, very Odd that you are asking these questions for something you are supposed to be specializing in. Not being mean, but just seems like you would be clued in already for what you are dealing with. that is all, and tks for your work
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Quoting Bielle:

Isn't that where the snow from Sandy has closed down some areas?




Only on the western slopes of the Apps- the eastern slope took the brunt of rain and wind, but very little snow.
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444. etxwx
Posted on SpaceWeather.com...this is phenomena is being attributed to Sandy.

Image credit and copyright: David Hathaway/NASA/MSFC

AMAZING ICE HALO DISPLAY: On Oct. 30th, sky watchers around the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, witnessed something amazing: A complex network of luminous arcs and rings surrounded the afternoon sun. "I've never seen anything quite like it," says eyewitness Bill Cooke, head of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

The apparition is almost certainly connected to hurricane Sandy. The core of the storm swept well north of Alabama, but Sandy's outer bands did pass over the area, leaving behind a thin haze of ice crystals in cirrus clouds. Sunlight shining through the crystals produced an unusually rich variety of ice halos.

"By my count, there are two sun dogs, a 22o halo, a parahelic circle, an upper tangent arc, and a parry arc," says Chris Brightwell, who also photographed the display. "It was amazing."

"Very impressive," agreed onlooker Kyle Winkleman. "This was a once-in-a-decade event for our area."

It might not be necessary to wait another decade for a repeat performance. Some researchers believe that superstorms will become more common in the years ahead as a result of climate change, creating new things both terrible and beautiful to see overhead. Sky watchers in the storm zone should remain alert for the unusual.

UPDATE: Atmospheric optics expert Les Cowley comments on the Sandy-ice halo link: "Over the last few days there have been spectacular halo displays around the edge of Sandy from New England to Alabama. Hathaway's image like many others shows several very rare halo arcs, an upper Lowitz, helic and Parry supralateral."
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Post # 437, when exactly are you driving up to NJ? The precip shouldn't start there until some time on Wed. And yes inland in PA ,in the mountains, you might hit some snow. I think the gas rationing depends on the last number on your plate.
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Quoting odinslightning:
hey guys i have a few questions for you. I am being deployed for Hurricane Sandy (as many of you know I am a catastrophe property field adjuster)....

1st question....What does it look like for the Nor'Easter coming this week? I haven't left for NJ yet but I have been told to get up there as soon as possible....However with this incoming storm I fear getting on the highway and being trapped in the Virginia Mountains in a blizzard without a hotel room....

2nd question....For all of you up in NJ what is the current situation on the ground? I am going to be working Southern NJ from Ocean City to the communities north of AC and inland from there...so basically Southern Jersey..... Are there hotel rooms? Is there a shortage of gas? I have heard of state-mandated gas rationing based on even and odd numbered NJ license plates but how are they dealing with us with out of state license plates? My plates are from Mobile Alabama so it starts with a "2"....


Thanks in advance for any info you have. I need as much info as possible before I get out of here....Down here in Mobile it looks like the Nor'Easter is setting up as it is very cold, rainy, and it looks like the low pressure is gaining water and energy....Got darker and darker all day with more and more rain.....




For the first question- the blizzard was mainly on the western slopes of the mountains, so I 81 was not affected in the storm. I 95 is close enough to the coast
that the developing storm will probably hamper travel in that area. My bet would be head up I 81 ASAP to Hagerstown Md then turn east towards Baltimore and head north on 95 from there. But make sure you get east of the Hagerstown area before the storm really gets going.
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416 Jedkins01: Mother Nature isn't a being?

Lighten up. "Feedback from Earth's natural systems in response to...blah...blan...blah..." is a bit much to type once, let alone over and over and over and... over again and again and again and... when MotherNature is a perfectly understandable metaphor.
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Quoting odinslightning:


ok ty for the update. i have been calling around for hotel rooms but none of the hotels are answering the phones. i will keep calling.


anyone know what the forecast is for the nor'easter....is it going to affect the traffic on Interstate 81? That is how I get from Knoxville to New Jersey.....It runs right along the mountain ridges of VA and W. VA.....

Isn't that where the snow from Sandy has closed down some areas?
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Quoting NJcat3cane:
STill lots of sand in the roads near the ocean. Tons of hotel rooms everyehere in this area.. NO shortage on gas here either. NO rationing or anything like that atleast.. Beaches are ruined esp. north of AC. Nor'Easter might be pretty bad for us considering the state of the beaches, dunes, and bulkheads


ok ty for the update. i have been calling around for hotel rooms but none of the hotels are answering the phones. i will keep calling.


anyone know what the forecast is for the nor'easter....is it going to affect the traffic on Interstate 81? That is how I get from Knoxville to New Jersey.....It runs right along the mountain ridges of VA and W. VA.....
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Here it comes....

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435. etxwx
Pressure builds for better oil spill clean-up technology

By Chris Wickham
LONDON | Fri Nov 2, 2012 9:01am EDT

Excerpt: (Reuters) - With oil becoming scarcer and more expensive, the economics of the industry may finally tip in favor of one of the most neglected areas of its business - the technology for cleaning up oil spills.

Despite efforts by scientists to find new and more effective ways to deal with spilt oil, there has been little fundamental change in the technology in the two decades since the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster that spilled 750,000 barrels of oil into Prince William Sound in Alaska.

But as oil companies push into the environmentally pristine Arctic and deeper waters elsewhere, the pressure on them to demonstrate they can quickly mop up spilt oil will increase.


More about this issue here.
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Quoting odinslightning:
hey guys i have a few questions for you. I am being deployed for Hurricane Sandy (as many of you know I am a catastrophe property field adjuster)....

1st question....What does it look like for the Nor'Easter coming this week? I haven't left for NJ yet but I have been told to get up there as soon as possible....However with this incoming storm I fear getting on the highway and being trapped in the Virginia Mountains in a blizzard without a hotel room....

2nd question....For all of you up in NJ what is the current situation on the ground? I am going to be working Southern NJ from Ocean City to the communities north of AC and inland from there...so basically Southern Jersey..... Are there hotel rooms? Is there a shortage of gas? I have heard of state-mandated gas rationing based on even and odd numbered NJ license plates but how are they dealing with us with out of state license plates? My plates are from Mobile Alabama so it starts with a "2"....


Thanks in advance for any info you have. I need as much info as possible before I get out of here....Down here in Mobile it looks like the Nor'Easter is setting up as it is very cold, rainy, and it looks like the low pressure is gaining water and energy....Got darker and darker all day with more and more rain.....
STill lots of sand in the roads near the ocean. Tons of hotel rooms everyehere in this area.. NO shortage on gas here either. NO rationing or anything like that atleast.. Beaches are ruined esp. north of AC. Nor'Easter might be pretty bad for us considering the state of the beaches, dunes, and bulkheads
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Hello all, 6 days without power and we just came back up tonight. no damage here but lots all around. theres a lot of rebuilding to do. I cant even talk about all the beloved places I grew up that simply do not exist any more. But we are alive and glad to be back. on a more personal note thanks to Pat and others on here who always post advice on preparation and survival, me and my 78 year old mom came through thanks to your advice and I owe you big time for it. Living through the storm was strange was ok, 6 days without power was stranger but you guys prepared me for it, thanks you all so much.
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hey guys i have a few questions for you. I am being deployed for Hurricane Sandy (as many of you know I am a catastrophe property field adjuster)....

1st question....What does it look like for the Nor'Easter coming this week? I haven't left for NJ yet but I have been told to get up there as soon as possible....However with this incoming storm I fear getting on the highway and being trapped in the Virginia Mountains in a blizzard without a hotel room....

2nd question....For all of you up in NJ what is the current situation on the ground? I am going to be working Southern NJ from Ocean City to the communities north of AC and inland from there...so basically Southern Jersey..... Are there hotel rooms? Is there a shortage of gas? I have heard of state-mandated gas rationing based on even and odd numbered NJ license plates but how are they dealing with us with out of state license plates? My plates are from Mobile Alabama so it starts with a "2"....


Thanks in advance for any info you have. I need as much info as possible before I get out of here....Down here in Mobile it looks like the Nor'Easter is setting up as it is very cold, rainy, and it looks like the low pressure is gaining water and energy....Got darker and darker all day with more and more rain.....
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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:
Between 30,000 and 40,000 people could need housing in New York City alone, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday. Officials are working on coming up with a solution, he said, but they haven't yet.

via CNN.com


And yet they have found housing for 50,000 marathon runners.

I'm guessing a whole bunch of hotel rooms freed up this morning. Take those and line up about 6 - 8 cruise ships and Bob's Your Uncle.

Not a long term solution but it will hold for a few weeks.





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We were just in boots and coats on Sat and today you could have worn flip flops and its thundering right now. Wednesday we could be facing either a tropical system or a noreaster....thats weather for ya!
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NYU hospital outpatients back Monday; ER closed

By Sinead Carew, Reuters

NEW YORK - New York University's Langone Medical Center plans to reopen its doctors' offices and out-patient procedure and testing sites on Monday but its emergency department remains closed after the hospital lost power due to Hurricane Sandy. 

The hospital, which was forced to evacuate its patients on Monday night, said on Sunday that it had no update yet on when it would be able to start taking in over-night patients again or when its emergency department would be back up and running.

via vitals.nbcnews.com
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427. wxmod
SMOG SMUGGERED PACIFIC OCEAN TODAY. MODIS SATELLITE PHOTO

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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
400 PM PST SUN NOV 4 2012

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..

THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER HAS ISSUED ITS FINAL ADVISORY ON
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE ROSA...LOCATED ABOUT 1045 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO.

1. A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED ABOUT 340 MILES SOUTHWEST OF
MANZANILLO MEXICO IS PRODUCING A LARGE AREA OF CLOUDINESS AND
THUNDERSTORMS NEAR THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF MEXICO. THIS SYSTEM IS
BECOMING LESS ORGANIZED DUE TO STRONG UPPER-LEVEL WINDS...AND IT
HAS A LOW CHANCE...10 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE
DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD.
REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT...LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE
ALONG PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST COAST OF MEXICO DURING THE NEXT DAY
OR SO.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER PASCH
NNNN
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Quoting slinkyredfoot:
Its funny, but i would have guessed(bet the farm in fact) that "LargoFl" was a woman. yet hes a Man. odd....


i always thought he was a man
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424. etxwx
On a local note, I just went out to check my herb plants and found that this guy (gal?) and thirteen of its hungry little friends are munching their merry way across my parsley plant. But I'll sacrifice the foliage...these caterpillars will turn into Black Swallowtail butterflies.


An image of the full grown butterfly can be viewed here.
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Its funny, but i would have guessed(bet the farm in fact) that "LargoFl" was a woman. yet hes a Man. odd....
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Referring to post 414 my husband asked me if cuomo and bloomberg have contacted any of their counterparts in hurricane states. Houston put all those Katrina evacuees in the astrodome and hotels. Other cities put people up. Other cities have evacuated large numbers of people before. The former mayor of Galveston even went to Cuba to study what they do and share what we do. Granted u can't force people to leave like Cuba but come up with something. Hotels with power, city buildings with power. Houston can come up with cooling centers in a heatwave.
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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:
via AP

Hurricane Sandy is now responsible for 180 deaths,
including 111 lives that were taken in the United States.



According to officials 48 people have died in New York, 24 in New Jersey and 11 in Maryland. Also dead are six in West Virginia, four in Connecticut, two in Virginia, one in North Carolina, one in New Hampshire and one aboard famed ship the HMS Bounty.

The coroners office has also reported at least 13 deaths in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania only 7 of the 13 deaths have been confirmed to be storm related.

Superstorm Sandy%u2019s effects were also felt outside of the United States with two deaths reported in Canada and 67 more reported in the Caribbean.



Definitly, we will never see the name Sandy again.
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via AP

Hurricane Sandy is now responsible for 180 deaths,
including 111 lives that were taken in the United States.



According to officials 48 people have died in New York, 24 in New Jersey and 11 in Maryland. Also dead are six in West Virginia, four in Connecticut, two in Virginia, one in North Carolina, one in New Hampshire and one aboard famed ship the HMS Bounty.

The coroners office has also reported at least 13 deaths in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania only 7 of the 13 deaths have been confirmed to be storm related.

Superstorm Sandy’s effects were also felt outside of the United States with two deaths reported in Canada and 67 more reported in the Caribbean.

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419. etxwx
Well done runners!

Disappointed NYC marathoners run in aid of Sandy victims

By Liana B. Baker
NEW YORK | Sun Nov 4, 2012 4:33pm EST

Excerpt: (Reuters) - Hundreds of runners in New York City are refusing to let a canceled marathon spoil their Sunday plans and are channeling months of preparation into informal runs intended to benefit victims of superstorm Sandy.

Amid criticism from victims of Monday's storm that the race would divert resources from efforts to help flood-ravaged parts of the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday canceled the marathon. The event, scheduled for Sunday, had been expected to draw more than 40,000 runners to the city.

Early Sunday, more than 1,000 people, many of whom had planned to run the race, crowded onto two Staten Island Ferry boats, headed to the stricken borough with relief supplies ranging from food to plastic bags to help residents store belongings from damaged or destroyed homes.

At the home of Ruth Silverberg on New Dorp Lane in Staten Island, a group of 15 marathon runners formed an assembly line and cleared a basement with seven air conditioners and other debris that had flooded with 4-1/2 feet of water.

"I'm awed," said Silverberg, 59, her voice choking, as she thought it would take two weeks of work and the runners took two hours.

One of the runners was Samantha Somach, a 29-year-old from Manhattan who feared a backlash from Staten Island's residents.

"I was a little afraid we wouldn't be welcomed," said Somach, an event manager for NASCAR. "But people were so grateful. Some people wanted to pay us."

Manhattan's Central Park also was crowded with runners near what would have been the marathon's finish line, scores of them shivering in the lingering overnight cold. A group called run4allcauses was collecting donations for Sandy's victims.


More on this story here.
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Rockaway residents in Queens borough, lights of NYC in background.
Getty Photo
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Quoting weatherh98:


Hurricane and Massive winter storm within a 2 week span. good luck up there!


Oh please it isn't massive.
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Quoting NJcat3cane:
I dont know what us in Jersey did to Mother Nature but it seems like we pissed her off BIG time and shes trying to whipe us off the map completely. At this rate its almost a lock that theres gonna be atleast one or two more coastal storms this winter and even if they are weak its just gonna keep taking beach away more and more until the next big one. East coast hurricanes seems to hit in bunches threwout a couple year span. I wouldent be surprised if another one hit next year.. Make it three years in a row if that happened.. Been in Boths Irene and Sandys Eye now.



Mother nature isn't a being?...
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Quoting NJcat3cane:
I dont know what us in Jersey did to Mother Nature but it seems like we pissed her off BIG time and shes trying to whipe us off the map completely. At this rate its almost a lock that theres gonna be atleast one or two more coastal storms this winter and even if they are weak its just gonna keep taking beach away more and more until the next big one. East coast hurricanes seems to hit in bunches threwout a couple year span. I wouldent be surprised if another one hit next year.. Make it three years in a row if that happened.. Been in Boths Irene and Sandys Eye now.


Hurricane and Massive winter storm within a 2 week span. good luck up there!
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Officials say thousands of New Yorkers left without heat after Superstorm Sandy hit may need to leave their homes as temperatures plummet, but it's not clear where they'll go.

Between 30,000 and 40,000 people could need housing in New York City alone, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday. Officials are working on coming up with a solution, he said, but they haven't yet.

"I don't know that anyone has ever taken this many people and found housing for them overnight," he said.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described it as a "massive housing problem."

"People are in homes that are uninhabitable," Cuomo told reporters. "It's going to become increasingly clear that they're uninhabitable when the temperature drops and the heat doesn't come on."

In Long Island's Nassau County, where 266,000 customers were still without power Sunday, some people have died while trying to heat their homes with propane grills and other improvised methods, County Administrator Edward Mangano said Sunday.

via CNN.com
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I dont know what us in Jersey did to Mother Nature but it seems like we pissed her off BIG time and shes trying to whipe us off the map completely. At this rate its almost a lock that theres gonna be atleast one or two more coastal storms this winter and even if they are weak its just gonna keep taking beach away more and more until the next big one. East coast hurricanes seems to hit in bunches threwout a couple year span. I wouldent be surprised if another one hit next year.. Make it three years in a row if that happened.. Been in Boths Irene and Sandys Eye now.
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well this is the 1st for me olny one storm wish is in CA on the 20th of NOV and the rest of the USA is dry not one drop of rain any where past CA


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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Yeah..

Kind of, sorta.

Not really.


not at all
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Very close to Jersey on the 18z GFS today with 979.
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Interesting:
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
18z GFS came in west of the 12z run, but also a bit weaker:




Actually I would disagree. The time when it passes next to Jersey it is a bit stronger and closer to the coast. Near MA there is a bit of weakening but after all Jersey is most problematic now so that should be more of a concern with no dunes
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406. whitewabit (Mod)
Quoting AussieStorm:
Poll:
Should a more comprehensive scale be developed rather than just a hurricane wind scale?

A) Yes
B) No


Even if a new scale was developed would it really do any good as far a human life lost in a storm ?? People simply don't think its going to be that bad and its not going to happen to them, and with that attitude they won't evacuate!

Along the east coast people were told what the winds would be and that flooding because of the surge would occur and yet with this warning being put out days in advance they refused to move to a safer location!
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Yeah..

Kind of, sorta.

Not really.


Well I sure am glad that's cleared up! :>|
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
Was the chat situation ever resolved?
to those who were involved?

Yeah..

Kind of, sorta.

Not really.
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Was the chat situation ever resolved?
to those who were involved?
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Poll:
Should a more comprehensive scale be developed rather than just a hurricane wind scale?

A) Yes
B) No
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18z GFS came in west of the 12z run, but also a bit weaker:

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376 aspectre: ...Sandy has already knocked down or punched holes through shoreline defenses...So I would not count on a smaller storm surge to produce less flooding (than Sandy) in the affected shore communities.
380 NJcat3cane: Ya don't got remind me that.. I survived Sandy's surge in NJ

And I 'plus'ed all of your commentary. On the other hand...
...ifn I had had a handy-dandy teleporter, ya'd have also been pelted with a buncha rotten tomatoes.
It's one thing for reporters to risk their lives (to be WAY overpaid for being hams) and another altogether for regular folks to ignore "Evacuate or Die" warnings.
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396. N3EG
Quoting txag91met:
Weather enthusiasts need to join CoCoRaHS.

Link

Easy to set up...just get a $25-$28 rain gauge, and go out in the morning everyday and check it. If it doesn't rain, you don't need to check it everyday.


I automatically send data to WxUnderground, CWOP (via APRSWXNET) and my own web site, but they don't have a way to use that data in their map. I don't have time to manually input data. Maybe they could put together some sort of agreement with someone to import that data or have it sent directly to them.

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