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Watching and Waiting Quiet Chill in N. IL

By: juslivn , 10:32 PM GMT on October 11, 2012



Very worried for my East Coast Family and Friends. Very glad Del Ray and Florida friends are somewhat out of harms way. We have probably over 100 relatives and friends out along the East Coast yet to experience this storm. I do worry a lot about our relatives in the Poconos/NJ/PA higher elevations, and the flash flooding, etc...as well as those on Long Island probably the most.

Prayers up and candles lit! Probably won't post much with all eyes out East. Have a great weekend.

10/24/12 - Seems like it has been wait and see this week. At the moment, waiting on this front to come through and drop our strange warm temps over 20 degrees from 71 to 48 degrees!
And waiting on the track of Sandy. How strong? Where? And what other features will really be in play? Wow, lots of waiting and watching tonight!
Stay safe all ships at sea, and in port or where ever you may be!

10/15/12 - Have a good week.
10/09/12 - Storms coming in this weekend so I thought I'd start with a clean blog.
Stay safe everyone.
Will be quite busy with work, so feel free to add any severe information you would like to make people aware of.

Happy Halloween!


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Hope everybody stays safe!
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Oh everybody hang in there! I'm praying for you all!
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What a storm we have going on here.Top half of a tall pine tree in my yard just came down and thankfully just missed my house,Power has fluxed 3 times,this has lived up to all the hype.We're 300 miles away from the center.
Pictures are coming in from the news with trees down everywhere.
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Prayers for your family and friends along the storm path. Yes, the wind has picked up considerably and there is no doubt that worse is to come. Again, prayers.

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Hi,Jus,saw your post on my blog,doing ok so far,winds are really howling right now,so down in long island and new jersey must be incredible.Lots of power outages in new england and more and more are occurring.Thankfully I can work from home,assuming my power holds out.
Thanks for dropping by my blog,I'll keep things update assuming I stay online
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Lake County, IL now has a wind warning. I'm checking in at lunch, so I'll post that later.

Posted this at NEw's, but --

Just checked in on Facebook and some of my relatives. The winds on Long Island are picking up and frightening one of them. Another cousin in Astoria posted a photo of the water in Astoria park so high no one had ever seen it that high before. (it's not her photo so I shouldn't post it publicly). Not sure if any others have lost power. My Aunt in PA is doing well so far, too. Everyone is pretty much sheltered in place.

Will be back later with updates. I haven't heard from the cousin in Waldorf yet, but my other cousin in MD seems to be posting on FB still.
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"Last Train Out" 10.28.2012 the evening before the storm.
(courtesy of the MTA)


"The caption on the photo reads: "One last customer runs to catch the last train out of Grand Central, the 7:10 p.m. local to Stamford."

Regional train service into and out of the city is now suspended. Subway services is {are} also being wound down, and bus service will stop, according to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, at 9 p.m.

(credit @huff I think)
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Great discussions going on at this site on twitter explaining what the 1960 storm did (Grace) and what the surge is projected to do.

Great Pic!

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No, not really south. More just a change the angle of attack.

Looks like you may have incoming wind as the hours/days progress. Take care.
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My cousin and neighbors filling sandbags in Waldorf, MD:

Hi Mush, Sandi ;) Sandi, you are such an inspiration--recovering so well!!! We're all so happy for you.

I slept finally, thank you. Tonight will be important with the storm for my family sake out East. I believe one Aunt has to evacuate NYC and my 'adopted' dau is in Europe thank goodness or she'd be evacuating, too. Not sure what my other cousins on Long Island need to do? I don't think they were required to evacuated during Irene, so they probably don't now...(but maybe should?) The rest are just busy making preparations.

Hi BF, I was happy to see the City's decision this morning. It's the absolute right thing to do! On the main, someone made a comment about tall buildings and that it's the projectiles flying into them, not necessarily that they can't hold up to the wind. And, more disturbing (which I didn't know) that people had to sleep in hallways without power in other storms.

Shift in the cone South? hmmmm
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Good morning, jus.
Mayor Bloomberg just now ordered mandatory, womandatory and childatory evac of low-lying areas including those in Brooklyn and Queens. Hope they don't all hole up in a high rise. "Get out this afternoon. Public transit will be shutting down this eve. Pets are allowed in shelters." Etc. Ect. et catera, et dogera.

Hope this thing isn't so bad as some are expecting. Looks like the cone shifted slightly south at 11 a.m.
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Quoting unclemush:
Hi Do you ever sleep?:)

lol - I was thinking the same as I read through the previous posts!

Jus, hope you are sleeping now, dreaming of balmy spring days, and not weather, earthquakes or tsunamis!!!
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Hi Do you ever sleep?:)
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Well, sheesh, this is just taking a long time.

Man, I feel like this has been going on forever this hurricane.

Now, this tsunami and the 7.7!!!! earthquake? And finding out our information is seriously slow on the earthquake stuff. If I were vacationing in these areas, uhm....I'd be dead cause it took like over an hour just to get the USGS alert. Sheesh.

And, combine that with Sandy and how she is just going like 7 mph (oh 14 ok)...it's sooooo looooonnng the doom and gloom. I hope people actually took advantage of that though. Because that's a gift. No one before us knew like 8 days in advance we were going to get slammed. (I know we all know sooooo many historical examples of people being wrong or whole entire cultures just getting it wrong)

We have a gift!!! 8 days in advance!!! Everyone can make up their mind if they want to seek higher ground.

I figure it's like having replay in football now! We can plan for the plays. Sometimes they are good plays. But, sometimes something on the defense or w/e just changes or goes wrong and the play turns out to be a horrible choice. Sometimes it is a perfect choice and steady 1st downs toward a touch down! Or And, sometimes it is a Hail Mary.
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101. Barefootontherocks
12:50 AM GMT on October 28, 2012

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100. juslivn
11:55 PM GMT on October 27, 2012
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99. juslivn
11:39 PM GMT on October 27, 2012
Mayor Bloomberg, I think this is for you...


( I know, I know, overuse of the bucket pic) Maybe this one below expresses my feelings a tad better?

H U H???


I am just going to hope and pray these officials are really trying to do what is right for the public with the more detailed information they are privy to. I truly do.
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98. juslivn
10:39 AM GMT on October 27, 2012
Hello Ylee, Ikr! on the temps. But, we should be thankful with what is in store for our East Coast fam.
Up all night on and off checking the storm. Just can't sleep. And, I noticed many of my relatives are up, too. So 5:30 am and time to make the coffee and just succumb to the intensity of this storm. I half expect it to go faster because of where it is and all of a sudden just spinfly at mach speed into the coast. I am so confused on when the experts truly believe it will come ashore?
Some say Monday, some say Tuesday.
Maybe that's been ironed out by now??? sorry.

Meatloaf has to have surgery on his eye today at 8 am, too. So, I'm up making sure all the toilet bowls are closed, lol. (he can't have water). This minor surgery will help his eye heal. We've determined he must have scratched the problem eye and because it is blinking, it won't heal. Dogs aren't like humans. We humans can patch an eye to help it heal. Dogs have another eyelid which moves and continues scratching like sandpaper. So it needs to be pinned for 2 weeks. Then he'll finally heal. This has been a long time (as Ozgalah knows) 12 weeks? Then, I will finally spend the money for the exact allergy test to help us learn where the true source of the allergies are from. Someone said they can even be from Box Elders!!! Gawd knows we have plenty of them!

Anyhoooo, Ozgalah, Good Luck on your classes! Hope the technology section goes smoothly. Glad your car issues are solved and you were able to get some good bakery and gelati, mmmmm sounds very good!
The trainer called! We're so excited! Before I put forth any further money, we will evaluate Boomer and maybe even go to an event in St. Charles. She said there will be conformation judges there who could also make recommendations or look for major flaws. The trainers will begin with obedience :) then we'll see what they think he will be good at. Maybe protection, maybe agility, maybe iron dog??? Take care there in Oz, Oz, :)

Ramble ramble...as we are wont to do during hurricanes. And, now back to this amazing superstorm!

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97. Ylee
9:47 PM GMT on October 26, 2012
What happened to those 70s?(sigh)
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96. ozgalah
9:42 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
Hi Jus, see you have drop in temps too! Hope Sandi's namesake misses the US watched the new reports of her devastating power this morning!
Did go to the bakery had fabulous grain roll and they make their own gelati so had microcup???? thats what its called honestly, just a taste, irish cream flavour wonderful. Was at garage longer than expected as woman came in and her brakes had failed so she had to take priority! Saw her in same bakery with STRONG coffee......
I am studying for a medical receptionist certificate lots of medical terms to try and remember, but have finally got to understand the Aussie medical system a bit better, last week in the lecture theatre this week end then on to the computer section........ hope somebody on high will help me out in THAT bit!
Have a fabulous weekend and keep safe.
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95. NEwxguy
6:51 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
That stupid front is what is going to pull Sandy into us,think you could hold onto it for a little longer?
sharp drop in temps behind that front,even some snow up in Minn.I'll be off tomorrow,finish up painting in my kitchen,we got our new refrigerator in today, and next week we get our new floor and we'll be done for the major stuff.***looks up to the sky in thanks***
Lets hope I dont have house repairs after this storm,now that would be the ultimate downer.
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94. juslivn
6:25 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
My friend is reporting snow in Lakeville, MN just outside Minneapolis.

Special Weather Statement- NWS Chicago/Romeoville just to our West in N.W. Illinois, heading our way with the front.

... Strong winds and falling temperatures early this afternoon...

A strong cold front moving through eastern Iowa and far northeast
Missouri late this morning will bring sharply falling temperatures
and strong northwest winds. As the front moves through... temperatures
will drop rapidly into the 40s and 50s. This will be followed by
strong west to northwest winds from 20 to 30 mph... with gusts up
to 40 mph.

In addition... widespread rain and isolated thunderstorms will
overspread the region this afternoon. A few stronger storms may be
capable of producing pea size hail and wind gusts up to 45 mph.

Motorists and people with outdoor activities this afternoon should be
prepared for rapidly changing conditions. Strong winds may create
hazardous driving conditions for high profile vehicles.
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93. juslivn
3:04 PM GMT on October 25, 2012
Hi Sandi, she will be dubbed a new name possibly when she phases with the polar trough. Apparently our HPC has come up with: "Frankenstorm"!! Works for me. This could be monsterous.

Very, very windy ahead of this front here. Off to the office but in high lurk mode. Not liking the latest from the NAM! (I know it's the NAM...w/e)
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92. sandiquiz
6:44 AM GMT on October 25, 2012
Hi Jus,
I do hope my namesake behaves and heads out to sea, as she is a big girl!
It all depends on that low pressure system coming off the US - it is a scary waiting game, as you said.

Hi Ozgalah :-) did you manage to avoid the German bakery! I bet you didn't. Glad you are getting to grips with the homework!
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91. juslivn
2:46 AM GMT on October 25, 2012
71 here in Northern IL. 48 in Western Iowa! Taking a while to get here though. I thought more like 10pm but seems like it will be later.

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90. juslivn
12:14 AM GMT on October 25, 2012
Heavy line in N. Wisconsin. No warning on it though.

Hi Ozgalah, sounds like you had a very busy but nice day. The German Bakery sounds very good! I'm not sure what class you are taking? What is it again? Hope you enjoyed the rest of your day.

Hubby and I were very busy, but I got to study more of Sandy and browse the blogs. Someone made a comment about the fat lady singing, so I drug out my hurricane boat pic and 'Fat Lady Sings' pics for the header. Those are from Milwaukee.
Sandy is one hellova scary storm! I actually had my stomach in knots watching the main and reading the local updates, forecasts etc...Prayers are up. I am calling Mom once again to make sure she is prepared in Del Ray Beach. But we talked about it a lot yesterday. I even had her doing a walk through of her plans, lol. Okay back to lurk mode unless we go severe.

Add: Just got off the phone. Yesterday, Mom seemed more receptive to getting prepared. Tonight she thinks it's only going to be 60 mph winds and nothing to be concerned about. Gulp! I certainly hope not all of Florida is taking this lax attitude toward this storm. If it should wobble just a hair West...well I'm preachin to the choir :(
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89. ozgalah
9:34 PM GMT on October 24, 2012
Hi Jus, back to reality today, after a hot and humid day yesterday we are back to 18 degrees (currently a chilly 13!) today! Why didn't I wait and go to the gym today and not yesterday!!!!! Off to the garage to get my car serviced 2 hours+ in small country town, hopefully will get my homework done for my course and they have a WONDERFUL German bakery RIGHT next to the garage yuuuuuum!
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88. juslivn
4:11 PM GMT on October 24, 2012
(darn thing starts right up on land, lol)....ramble scramble...
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87. juslivn
4:04 PM GMT on October 24, 2012
Hiya NEw, we are closing down the boat today (taking everything off of it, getting the engine winterized, etc...) Lots of work and it's actually hot out there! Yes, very strange brew for October. It would take so many variables coming together to create another perfect storm scenario. I sort of think that's the long shot. My bets are on that this goes out to sea.

Uh oh I hear an engine starting out there I better run.

Here's the SPC scenario for today. Tell them how warm, humid and sunny it is here in N. IL cue spooky music!

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86. NEwxguy
12:50 PM GMT on October 24, 2012
GM,all,cool fall day here in new england,but everyone still watching Sandy and what the heck is she going to do.Jus I saw a couple of the models bring it very close to the east coast of Florida.At this point in time I have no better handle on this than I did on Monday,so its watch and wait.
Among the big concerns is a lot of trees still have leaves on them,Full moon at the time of the storm if it hits which would cause severe beach erosion and coastal flooding,lots of power outages.Lets hope the GFS is correct and sweeps this out to sea.
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85. juslivn
1:06 AM GMT on October 24, 2012
6.6 off shore Liberia, Costa Rica ouch!

Hee hee Ozgalah, I was just teasing! I'll bet it is absolutely gorgeous there! Sounds just lovely in your garden. We would love to someday travel more and maybe we will make it there someday! 2 trainers called today, but I was working and couldn't talk to them.

NEw, I have been looking at Sandy and some of the models have it very close to Mom in Del Ray (and Finn and Gams, and many WU people) then it really goes nuts up by you. But, I still haven't made it over to Bliz's blog yet and only spent a little while on Docs today. I'm wayyyy behind on this one.

Hi Ylee, Not sure what's making that smoke. Probably a lil dude smokin somethin in there, lol!

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84. ozgalah
10:08 PM GMT on October 23, 2012
Oh Jus, you would LOVE Oz! We also have wonderful animals and birds BUT you do have to be wary in long grass etc. This time of year is the worst for the snakes as they are just coming out after winter and are hungry and if it is dry they are looking for water. I have Aussie friends who have NEVER seen a snake but they also don't look and quite frankly worry me, but they are also not the types to go yomping through the bush!!
This morning first thing I have sat in the garden for a few moments and heard, magpies, wagtails, blackbirds and another warmer weather visitor the beautiful rainbow bee eater making glorious music to welcome a new day! See lifes good!
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83. NEwxguy
8:45 PM GMT on October 23, 2012
Hi,Jus,I know its halloween and all that,but do we really have to talk about spiders that carry their babies on their back. I like ghosts and goblins and witches better.
I have to tell you,I hate jumping on the band wagon for all those that cry the sky is falling,but watching the models,it is really becoming scary for what happens with Sandy on the east coast,don't like it at all.
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82. Ylee
7:51 PM GMT on October 23, 2012
Oh, the ET Halloween decoration is real! I had first thought someone had Photoshopped it! What's making the smoke? Thanks for fixing it so I can see it, BTW!

Oh well, at least Da Bearz won! :)
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81. juslivn
12:46 AM GMT on October 23, 2012
Really tough TV night! So many choices - Da Bears! The Giants/Cardinals! or the Debate? Hmmmmmm

LOL Rob!

BF - ROTF - ET hahaha

Oz - Wow. I think in my worst nightmares there were big spiders. But NOT big spiders which carried their babies on their backs and released them when stepped on!!! That's insanely scary! I actually do not think I will sleep tonight. Really! OMG!!! I'm freaking out!

Good luck with all that there hey!

(Ain't never steppin ONE FOOT on THAT continent!!! No how, NOOO Way!!!!! LOLOL!) j/k

Enjoy which ever contact sport you may choose on TV tonight! (There's a joke there somewhere)

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80. juslivn
12:23 AM GMT on October 23, 2012
I'm sorry but I don't think I'm going to be able to sleep after reading Ozgalah's post! I'll be back in a minute after my blood pressure comes down from the fear!
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79. Barefootontherocks
10:31 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Hi jus,
Awwww. Poor little ET.

Light rain for awhile late morn and early afternoon here. Pretty sure your rainfall amounts are better, and you rated an MCD. lol

Wasn't that I thought my comments about baseball myth and symbolism might upset you. Too many comments in a row, though they were short. Even without "didn't get to first base," my interpretation of all things baseball was a mite off color. And no one laughed.
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78. RobDaHood
9:55 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Quoting juslivn:
Bwahahaha! Too funny for Halloween, had to share!


I guess they didn't see the shield!
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77. ozgalah
9:51 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Hi Jus, yes the browns are poisonous, one of the most deadly in the world and strike at 100km per hour so don't mess with them! Most people who get bitten are trying to kill the snake so its best just to watch where it goes and call the professionals. Browns are also aggressive but this was probably about two years old and just wanted to get away, the big ones will attack, one of my pups went to a fisherman in northern New South Wales and he told me the dog disturbed a BIG brown (called king browns) and it chased the dog all the way home with Tim in hot pursuit! I hate them but our spiders are deadly too, the infamous redback, which are just coming around again and the funnel webs which can get big. We also have the huntsman spider its just BIG and loves houses, sometimes you can hear them coming accross the floor and they carry their babies on their back so if you kill one you end up with MILLIONS of tiny ones running all over the place. I once heard an elderly lady giving advise to her friend on how to deal with them by spraying them with hairspray till they are stiff and then getting rid of them!Australia is very beautiful but it does have an AWFUL lot of dangerous creatures.
Anyway 30 degrees and windy today and I want to get the lawns cut before there is any chance of the snake being around so better get on, have a great day, keep up the training but remember YOUR training them not the other way round!
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76. NEwxguy
6:33 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
That is so cool,I love people who think out of the box,rather than the traditional ghosts and witches and goblins.Love it
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75. juslivn
5:44 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Bwahahaha! Too funny for Halloween, had to share!

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74. juslivn
4:13 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Okay, wow it worked! The shield worked, lol.

Hi NEw, I beat the storm! suds were a flyin!
Well, new TD18 and all eyes seem to be watching this one, too. Almost called attention to it for my clan out East yesterday. But, decided against early warning on this one. Too iffy. It's going to be interesting.
Heading off to the office. I will bring my camera in case this line intensifies so I can take some storm pics.

BF - I LOVE baseball! You were fine! Why did you delete that? Very rare I get bothered by what someone posts. It was funny. I liked your little poem, too. Funny story: My kids wouldn't go to sleep unless I put Sandlot on the VCR. The little TV was in the girls Bedroom and every single night they played that movie for like a year. My son could hear it from across the hall in his room. But sometimes he slept on their floor to watch it and then I'd move him when he fell asleep.

Sandi - Hiya you! I do not know what is the matter with me lately. I am staying up later and later. I am lucky to work at home this morning and just now am leaving for the office. Tonight, I will try to read though and get to bed early. Time for a good book.

First rumbles of thunder here. Of course there will probably be hail the minute I'm on the darn roads, lol.
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73. Barefootontherocks
3:15 PM GMT on October 22, 2012

1004 AM CDT MON OCT 22 2012



VALID 221504Z - 221600Z




..DISPIGNA/MEAD.. 10/22/2012

Storms staying south here... so far.
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72. NEwxguy
3:05 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
lol,kind of number one rule of thumb stay away from kitchen and bathroom plumbing,then again,you might be the gambling type,feeling lucky today.
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71. juslivn
2:56 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Uhm, ewe...

Activate Lake Michigan Bowing Segment Shield Quick!

Going to jump in the shower while I can before this hits (I don't like to be in the shower during storms) bbl
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70. NEwxguy
2:18 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
GM,Jus,Well,looks like all eyes will be on the tropics this week to see where Sandy goes.Some of the models are scary,sorry seemed like the appropriate word at this time of year.Anyway,probably won't know until the end of the week.The big question that needs to be answered is to phase or not to phase.The answer will determine what happens along the east coase especially from the mid-atlantic to us.
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69. Barefootontherocks
2:12 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Sorry. Those lines and the one that was comment 69 - my random thoughts about the game of baseball - do not belong here.
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68. Barefootontherocks
1:54 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
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67. Barefootontherocks
1:50 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
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66. Barefootontherocks
1:45 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Have a great Moonday, jus and friends!
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