'Noreaster Noel whips up high winds and huge waves

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:50 PM GMT on November 04, 2007

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'Noreaster Noel whipped past New England Saturday, bringing coastal flooding, heavy rains up to four inches, and numerous reports of downed trees and power lines. The top wind gust in the U.S. was 89 mph at Barnstable on Cape Cod. The highest sustained winds were measured on Nantucket Island--56 mph, gusting to 72. The highest wind gusts in Maine were 64 mph measured at Brooklin and Cutler. Acadia National Park had one of the highest rain fall totals, 4.2 inches, and up to three inches of snow was recorded in northwestern Maine. At the storm's peak, 43,000 people lost power in Massachusetts.

Huge waves up to 34 feet high were measured in Halifax Harbor in Nova Scotia, and waves up to 46 feet high were measured at the Georgian Bank buoy midway between Cape Cod and Nova Scotia. Top winds in Nova Scotia were 50 mph, gusting to 62 mph, measured at Brier Island between 4am and 6am this morning. The 'Noreaster is over the Gulf of St. Lawrence this morning, with a central pressure of 970 mb and sustained winds near 50 mph. The storm knocked out power to over 150,000 people in Nova Scotia.


Figure 1. Rainfall estimate for the six hours ending at 4am EST Sunday, 11/04/07. Rainfall amounts up to 3 inches (75 mm) were observed in extreme northeastern Nicaragua. Image credit: Navy Research Lab, Monterey.

Near-tropical depression hits Nicaragua and Honduras
A region of disturbed weather that was the southern portion of Hurricane Noel's rainy regime acquired a spin of its own, almost became a tropical depression, and has now moved inland near the Nicaragua/Honduras border. This disturbance (91L) is generating rains of up to three inches every six hours (Figure 1). Total rain rain amounts of 5-10 are possible in Nicaragua and Honduras along the path of 91L, which could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

I'll have an update Monday morning.

Jeff Masters

Noel's Beach Erosion (Skyepony)
No big hits this year but ended the season at a 19 year low for sand. Caught in the gradent between highs up north & 'canes down south, with a handfull of invests/depressions come through.
Noel's Beach Erosion
Shredded foresail (AuroraB)
The remnants of hurricane Noel passed just east of us this afternoon. Narragansett Bay experienced sustained winds over 40 mph with gusts over 60 mph. Most sailors got their boats to safe harbor, but some were not so fortunate. Five boats broke free of their moorings in Dutch Harbor. Four of them ended up on the rocks.
Shredded foresail
Broken free (AuroraB)
The remnants of hurricane Noel passed just east of us this afternoon. Narragansett Bay experienced sustained winds over 40 mph with gusts over 60 mph. Most sailors got their boats to safe harbor, but some were not so fortunate. Five boats broke free of their moorings in Dutch Harbor. Four of them ended up on the rocks. This one hit very hard
Broken free

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168. freeroam
10:52 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
Storm W - Thanks, better get my nickels out for her, no snow, so casino it is! LOL
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167. Skyepony (Mod)
10:44 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
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162. Floodman
10:46 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
Looks like you're right, Phillies...the temps shoud be right and there's a nice low sliding through
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159. freeroam
10:43 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
Storm W - OK, just wandering as I will be taking Mom again on a lil trip and last time she was so upset no snow! We are booked Dec 2 - 6th. Thanks again! You are the best!
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158. philliesrock
5:43 PM EST on November 04, 2007
Here floodman:

18z GFS

You should know that a lot of past runs have shown this too. When the GFS is consistent with their forecasts for 5-7 days, look out. It correctly predicted Hurricane Dean 10 days before it formed.
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155. Floodman
10:42 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
Phillies, pass me a link? Thnx
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152. philliesrock
5:35 PM EST on November 04, 2007
This is off-topic but the GFS finally shows some accumulating snow for the Northeast in about 5-6 days. So does the DGEX and GEM.
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147. ShenValleyFlyFish
5:17 PM EST on November 04, 2007
Anyone else notice that plume of colder water into the Pacific on the back side of Yucatan Mts. Water must just be rolling off them.
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142. NeverPanic
10:16 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
Peipah.....Now this is what you call a jog. Speed up a bit.

MIMIC


Comming out the other side soon if not already.
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141. weatherspirit
10:15 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
US Navy as an Aerographer's Mate for 7 1/2 years, got out in 2004, logistically supported Kosovo, was not in major combat, and I support anyone with a different opinion than mine...
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140. tiggeriffic
10:16 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
lol miami...was wondering what the link was for..he he he :0)
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139. Miamiweather
10:16 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
new update
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138. Miamiweather
10:15 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
Link
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131. yamil20
10:00 PM GMT on Noviembre 04, 2007
hello everyone. tahnks god everything is quiet again.down here in hialeah the weather is very good with cool temperatures
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124. ryang
5:39 PM AST on November 04, 2007
LOL... That's why the TWD, came out at 1:00 EST?
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123. Drakoen
9:39 PM GMT on November 04, 2007
thats what i was wondering JP LOL.
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