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SUPERSTORM SANDY.... The horrible night of impact

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX, 12:48 AM GMT on October 30, 2013

The Northeast US Remembers Hurricane Sandy Today...a year later


Big Halloween Storm?

Expect some rough weather... rain and gusty winds.
Stating PA/NY area as midnight Thu-Fri. Expect the rain and winds on Thu west of PA/NY and then Friday east of PA/NY


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Sun rises on Monday Oct 29 after the nice weekend we had over in Norwalk, CT (my hometown after NYC).
I couldn't ignore every hour what was happening in the News. Especially the announcement NJ Gov. Chris Christie gave to the public on Saturday at 11:10 AM ET "Mandatory evacuation for widespread areas, a state of emergency declared".
So did NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo, CT Gov. Dannel Malloy and MA Gov. Deval Patrick signing the State of Emergency declaration to which many Obama approved.

I did begin to feel that anxiety, I wasn't in that that open-to-the-world kind of mood that Monday. Unlike any neighbors who only took simple measures to prepare to the storm, especially those living at the coast.

High Wind Warnings were in effect for my area calling for gusts ranging from 80 to 95 mph, hurricane force wind warnings for marine areas, rough surf and flash flood warnings.

We went outside, with some preparation done, just to look around... mom decided to but some more stuff at the store. We had enough water, canned food, candles, matches, blankets, cash, gasoline and charged batteries and phones.

We were talking about this storm all day long... nothing else could have been more important this day than Sandy, a hurricane to strike the Northeast.
I don't blame those who expected the "hurricane warnings", they needed that strong phrase in order to act but they never came... a big challenge from the storm

Norwalk was then placed under mandatory evacuations and travel bans were issued in the early afternoon for the entire state of Connecticut.

The day had been clear up to early afternoon, you would say that indeed the day was awesome with scattered clouds in the sky but that was a false and horrible sense of reality


It turned a bit breezy later in the early evening hours. By then not even mosquitoes were making noise. Everything was so quiet outside, nothing was going on. I decided to move away from the windows my computer, my bookcase, my bureau in which I threw in most of the stuff and papers I has on my desk.
In fact I took my computer to the living room. I was doing the blogging from there.

It was nearly 7 PM... Mom, sister and I didn't really feel like cooking...none of us, so we just had a noodle sup for each one. Winds were quite gusty by then.

Here is the turning point... we thought winds were to slowly pick up over the course of the night, that was highly underestimated. By 8-9 PM as we were talking about how school was going, we felt a big shake coming from the left side of the house then I looked at my cup with the wavy water. I knew something, a major change has taken place.

All our laughs, jokes and fun were over...

I went into my room, carefully looking ouside as I could not believe how the trees were bending, lots of leaves, branches and trash containers were just being ragged up (why trash containers?... they pick up the garbage on Thursdays in Norwalk but some people a just lazy to bring in back their trash cans 'til the week after...pathetic).

Then I run back to the kitchen to warn mom and sister... "At any minute we could be in big danger here, these windows could shatter blowing away everything" They were frighten as they now heard the howling hurricane gusts outside, we didn't finish eating our noodle sup btw.

I tried to move heavy things to place them covering the windows... like the big refrigerator, my book case, the TV cabinet..etc, a mistake we did, not covering windows.

My sister and I all tried to stay together in the master room with mom watching TV to try to get our mind distracted even though It was very difficult.
We live about a mile inland from the shore. How do you think people living next to the shore are?

It was nearly midnight now, obviously we could not sleep. I was feeling cold and a bit shaky even though I had 2 blankets. I let sister sleep with mom and I tried the floor.

It was 12:30 AM Oct 30... power goes out

to be continued...






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Big Cold for interior Southeast

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX, 4:56 AM GMT on October 25, 2013


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Booo to Halloween Blog!!...Potentially dangerous hurricane to spare Acapulco

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX, 11:42 PM GMT on October 12, 2013



Chilly weather tomorrow morning...




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MAJOR HURRICANE RAYMOND
Raymond the first major hurricane of 2013



I know you are still trying to recover from Hurricane Manuel, please consider evacuating the area.

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Clipper bringing some snows for Michigan


On Sunday Nov 3, we change time... one more hour of sweet dreams... yay!


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Potentially apocalyptic Phailin to wreck northeast India.

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX, 10:51 PM GMT on October 10, 2013

CATASTROPHE STRIKES INDIA: Apocalyptic Failin


Welcome back haunted October! Hopes for rebuilding life after the extremely devastating Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29, 2012



AN EXTREME AND POTENTIALLY LETHAL CYCLONE... Half the size of India!
The storm could "erase most houses, crops and infrastructure."


Expect over 2 feet of rainfall, extremely powerful winds and flooding coastal waves. How worse could it get when it's already there.

The next 24 hours will be the worst nightmare anyone could ever have.

india has ordered mandatory evacuations for these areas

A lethal super cyclone for India, over 12,000,000 people and over 600 buildings are in immediate danger for catastrophic conditions.

Why so deadly this storm could be?

The worst cyclone to hit india since last millennium, Cyclone Odisha hit this same area Phailin is about to hit back in October 1999 at the maximum category 5 intensity. OVER FIFTEEN THOUSAND PEOPLE DIED

In the Bay of Bengal (BOB), Super Cyclonic storm Sidr hit Bangladesh in November 2007 killin over 10,000 people

Going further... Categiry 4 Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar with the full strength being able to annihilate everything in it's path and its staggering nearly ONE HUNDRED FORTY THOUSAND PEOPLE.

My prayers to go you India, Bhubaneswar, this could change your history. A 165 mph heads your way and you are beginning to feel the impacts now. It's a very dangerously dumpy road, you will feel the worst possible attack from nature ever.

We are with you, let's pray together!




Cyclone Phailin has evolved to a point of becoming one of the top strongest cyclones ever in the India region. This cyclone is about to re-write history of cyclone impacts on India.
A beast could level widespread areas to nothing as it impacts with the highest fury nature may bring on to against humanity.

FYI "Phailin" means "sapphire" in the Thai language.

I repeat, this cyclone could reach winds of 150-160 mph at landfall.
From Visakhapatnam to Bhubaneswar, ALL RESIDENTS ARE DEMANDED TO FLEE!!!



The highest level of destruction is set for the Indian state of Orisha. Over 41 million people reside in this state and they are right through the forecast path of this history-in-the-making super storm.

Please, flee from what could be life threatening...this could be a life or death situation.



This dangerous cyclone is a 145 mph mid-category 4 hurricane equivalent, a landfall of this intensity is extremely devastating, that's not all, Phailin is expected to further strengthen into a 155 mph category 4 or even a 160 mph extremely powerful category 5.



A list places in major danger
-Bhubaneswar (north edge)
-Puri
-Brahmapur - greatest
-Parlakimidi - greatest
-Srikakulam
-Vizianagaram
-Vizakhapatnam (south edge)


Fishermen sort their fishing nets after they return with their catch on the Bay of Bengal coast at Puri, Odisha state, India, on Oct. 10, 2013. Tropical cyclone Phailin is forecast to hit the region by Saturday.


Latest information from the IMD

The very severe cyclonic storm, PHAILIN over east central Bay of Bengal moved westwards and lay centred at 2330 hrs IST of 10th October 2013 near latitude 15.50N and longitude 89.500E, about 625km south-southeast of Paradip, 650km southeast of Gopalpur, and 650 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam. It would continue to move northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradip, close to Gopalpur (Odisha) by evening of 12th October, 2013 as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 190-200 kmph.

Heavy Rainfall: Under the influence of this system, rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 25cm) would occur over coastal Odisha commencing from 12th October 2013 morning. It would continue and extend to interior Odisha and coastal areas of Gangetic West Bengal from 13th morning. Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall would also occur at a few places over north coastal Andhra Pradesh commencing from 12th Oct 2013 and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur over coastal areas of West Bengal commencing from 13th Oct. 2013.

Gale wind: Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would commence along and off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coast from 11th morning. It would increase in intensity with gale wind speed reaching 190-200 kmph along and off coastal districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha at the time of landfall. State of Sea along and off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coast will be rough to very rough from 11th morning and will become phenomenal on 12th October 2013. It will be rough to very rough along and off West Bengal coast during the above period.




Bhubaneswar Time: 4:31 AM IST UTC: +5:30 hrs... EDT: +9:30 hrs

In case you are not familiar with the Indian Cyclone Scale, take a look at this:


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A tropical cyclone set to strike the Philippines
Typhoon Nari... a 100 mph category 2





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Updated: 12:32 AM GMT on October 12, 2013

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INDIA CYCLONE STRIKE: Visakhapatnam to Bhubaneswar, you MUST prepare!

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX, 11:59 PM GMT on October 09, 2013



Welcome back haunted October! Hopes for rebuilding life after the extremely devastating Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29, 2012

A dangerous cyclone impact is set for the populous India East Coast by early this weekend. A potential category 2 hurricane equivalent is in the forecast.

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Time of issue: 0130 hours IST Dated: 10-10-2013
Bulletin No.: BOB 04/2013/11

Sub: Cyclonic storm, PHAILIN in East central Bay of Bengal:
Cyclone Alert for North Andhra Pradesh and Orissa Coast. Cyclone Warning for Andaman & Nicobar Island

The cyclonic storm, PHAILIN over east central Bay of Bengal remained practically stationery, and lay centred at 2330 hrs IST of 09th October 2013 over near latitude 13.50N and longitude 92.50E, about 220 km north-northwest of Port Blair, 950km southeast of Paradip, 1100 km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam. The system would intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. It would continue to move west-northwestwards for some time and then northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast between Kalingapatnam and Paradip by night of 12th October, 2013 as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 175-185 kmph (105-115 mph)

Under the influence of this system, rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls, over 25cm (10") would occur over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 12 hrs. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur in subsequent 24 hrs.
Squally winds speed reaching 50-60kmph (30-40 mph) gusting to 70 kmph (45 mph) would prevail over Andaman Nicobar Islands and adjoining sea areas during next 24 hours. Sea condition will be very rough along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 24 hrs. --

The storm named "Phailin" is expected to gradually strengthen as it head northwestward towards the northeast coast of the country of India.

If this storm intensifies faster than forecasted expect a stronger cyclone at landfall which would significantly worsen the situation. Unfortunately this looks possible since the storm looks healthy and organized.




Source: IMD


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Also a potentially devastating storm is headed for the Philippines. Tropical storm Nary is intensifying to become typhoon. The worst goes for the eastern coastal areas of the Philippines. Eventually Vietnam must pay attention to potential Typhoon Nari



Yet another potential cyclone could Impact the Philippines after Nari. Guam should expect some squalls from this big disturbance


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Bhubaneswar Time: 5:20 AM IST UTC: +5:30 hrs... EDT: +9:30 hrs


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Hurricane season 2013 "predictions"... well, note the word

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX, 10:03 PM GMT on October 06, 2013


Welcome back haunted October!. Hopes for rebuilding life after the extremely devastating Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29, 2012

Now that nearly 70% of the hurricane season is over (climatologically speaking), there is not too much time left other than the rest of October and November many of us including myself feel like we went too far out in numbers predicting this year's activity. Some people predicting 6 major hurricanes when we haven't even gotten one. Pretty pathetic if you ask me. I did that mistake too.

Also we can tell that the 3rd highest activity trek we had been having from 2010 through 2012 is done. How's it possible to have three consecutive seasons rank in the top active seasons of all time? And consecutive?



Those three years of rather extreme activity are over, you can tell by the numbers above how much activity there was in a 3 year period when sometimes is not met in a decade of seasons during the low activity era.

With just 2012 Hurricane Sandy, a nearly apocalyptic hurricane for the Northeast.
Most of NYC ended up in darkness, flooding and significant infrastructure damages, just in the city. A hurricane nearly striking the $70 billion price tag.


People are still recovering from Sandy believe it or not. Many families lost everything, EVERYTHING. Just think about that word!.

La Nina was present during these seasons after the decline of (generally) el Nino dominance in from 2006-2009.

Nearly 800 people from all places in the Atlantic Ocean all along the American Continent perished during these years. This value isn't too bad as compared with some older seasons when single storms can kill over a 1,000.

We did extremely bad when coming to expenses during those years, nearly $102 billion from storm damages. Two thirds of that expense comes from Sandy alone.

We didn't have as much major hurricanes, by the way, although we entered into La Nina dry air was still present up until today limiting the development and intensification of the many storms we had. Only two 115 mph majors were seen in 2012. 5 Majors in 2010 and less and less in the next two years.
No category 5 hurricanes although 2010 Igor, one of the largest hurricanes ever in history along with Sandy, was very close to reach that intensity peaking at 155 mph.

2010 had 21 cyclones, only few tropical storms hit mainland US, it was hard to believe that NO hurricanes struck. A reason as to why we should not worry about how many storms are predicted every year, whether as to an above average or below. It just takes one


Large hurricane Alex after landfall... This storm was a 110 mph category 2 with a pressure of 946 mb.

However in 2011, Hurricane Irene did strike US and Puerto Rico directly as Hurricane with other few tropical storms, one was Lee striking New Orleans. Irene and Lee were worth nearly $18 billion combined. Irene itself accounts for the 16% of the total 3-year expense. Irene struck New York City after a long time of no cyclone impacts directly in the city for a long time.


Where I have been multiple times, the NYC Grand Central a 100 year old station, which is usually big time crowded looked like that prior to Irene's impact.

Things got much worse in 2012 with Sandy (mentioned above) and Isaac. Hurricane Isaac struck New Orleans at its best as it could. People after knowing the lessons from Katrina did not take a chance with this one and evacuated as mandatory-ly ordered. Irene was retired.




Large Hurricane Isaac made landfall in New Orleans at 7:45 PM EDT on August 28, after remaining stall just offshore for a while where it became hurricane, 2012 packing 80 mph winds and an unusually low pressure - in the mid 960s mb. Nearly 40 people died. With $2.4 billion with in damage, Isaacs accounts for the 2.4% of the total 3-year expense. Isaac was not retired but Sandy was.

Isaac impacted Louisiana during the same time devastating Katrina changed the city's history 6 years ago.


It's not our fault to have been wrong with this season's predictions, perhaps we took too much 2010-2011 and 2012 activity into consideration but it had to end.


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A potential Hurricane impact on the Gulf States

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX, 12:24 AM GMT on October 04, 2013


Welcome back haunted October. Hopes for rebuilding life after the extremely devastating Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29, 2012

2 feet from Atlas, Over 1' on downtown Rapid City


TROPICAL STORM KAREN
A significant storm for portions of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida

Hurricane watches are up from New Orleans to Panama City warning residents of the potential threat from this possible hurricane impact on the area.



Disussion:

Karen, despite the constant dry shear inhibiting the storm to intensity has been able to make the storm deeper in pressure, as we know the pressure-wind correlation has been very unbalanced with storms this year. Storms with strong winds but shallow surface pressure won't last long for wind shear to take it away.

Karen has managed to keep up producing heavy thunderstorms near it's exposed center, shearing is expected to continue limiting much of this storm's strength. But this storm could slowly intensify reaching hurricane status possibly by early this weekend until landfall.

Depending on how strong the storm gets, a weaker storm heads eastwards but if stronger then westwards to near New Orleans.

Expect very heavy rains, strong gusty winds, significant coastal flooding, beach erosion and power outages from downed trees and flooding.


If in fact this storm makes it close to hurricane then I'll provide you with the hurricane zone.


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Enjoyable scenic blog 1. TWC Winter Names and potential Gulf Storm

By: trHUrrIXC5MMX, 1:01 AM GMT on October 02, 2013


Welcome back haunted October. Hopes for rebuilding life after the extremely devastating Hurricane Sandy hit on October 29, 2012


POTENTIAL GULF STORM
As of 2 AM 97L has an 80% chance of developing into tropical storm Karen.




Major winter storm Atlas...



Month of October
As fast as life of some plants; grow in the morning, flourish in the afternoon and slip away in the evening...that's how 2013 goes. Already 9 months went by, nearly 75% of the AD. MMXIII is over!.

Selection from my nearly 20,000 pictures...

Sunset in my town


Alpharetta, GA


Brotherly Love, PA (photoshop-modefied Pic taken from Amtrak)


A June sunrise in town


Heading up Interstate 575 to Canton, GA


Morning fog along the Chattahoochee River (grayscale)


Acworth, GA September Sunset


Evening in Smyrna, GA Heaven Lights



Which one you like the most? I'll do Part 2 with the even greater shots... some pictures I have are like gold worth.


WINTER SEASON 2013-2014 NAMES REVEALED

The second try TWC has for spreading their names for the upcoming winter season. A new list for naming winter storms was released today



Heavily based in Classical History, interesting points:

-Boreas... Cold north wind. Borealis means northern hence in Aurora Borealis
-Gemini... Latin word for twins such as Castor and Pollux. Note: Pollux is the name given to the orange giant star located about 34 light years from Earth (a light year is nearly 5.8 trillion miles)... and it's about 5 times bigger than the Sun.
-Janus... The two-faced god of transitions. Looking to the future and to the past. January as the beginning of the year and the end of the other
-Maximus... My name is Max. Latin word for greatest! :)
Pax and Rex... Two Latin words of the list. You know Pax from either Pax Romana or "Pax Voviscum"
-Zephyr... The west wind god. Paying attention to direction: west. The Amtrak Train that goes from Chicago westwards to San Francisco is called as so


Potential storm striking the central Gulf Coast states

GFS from the 18z has a storm or potential weak hurricane striking anywhere from New Orleans to Tampa bringing strong winds and flooding rains at the 105 hours period, by 4 days on October 5



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