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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:43 AM

Hmmm...possible BIG East Coast Storm next week?

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/bnorcross/show.html?entrynum=16

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Reply Hmmm...possible BIG East Coast Storm next week? (Original post)
jpak Oct 2012 OP
Autumn Colors Oct 2012 #1
jpak Oct 2012 #2
Bonhomme Richard Oct 2012 #7
Autumn Colors Oct 2012 #17
Jennicut Oct 2012 #8
karynnj Oct 2012 #10
NutmegYankee Oct 2012 #20
hack89 Oct 2012 #3
jpak Oct 2012 #4
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Champion Jack Oct 2012 #6
hack89 Oct 2012 #15
malaise Oct 2012 #5
pipi_k Oct 2012 #9
RedSpartan Oct 2012 #11
Autumn Colors Oct 2012 #18
NutmegYankee Oct 2012 #19
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #12
sadbear Oct 2012 #13
Marrah_G Oct 2012 #14
spinbaby Oct 2012 #16

Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:47 AM

1. Oh goodie....

Same week last year was when we had that early snowstorm when all the leaves were still on the trees. We were without power, heat, water, phone (& had to drive a ways to get a cell signal), and internet for 9 days. The month before that (Labor Day), we got a hurricane and our power, etc. was out for 3 days.

Time to stock up on nonperishable food, bottled water, lamp oil, batteries, etc....

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:50 AM

2. Keep an eye on the model trends....

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:12 AM

7. That storm caused me to buy a generator.

I'm glad I have it. I figured the weather is only going to get worse.

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Response to Bonhomme Richard (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:45 PM

17. We're in a rental unit, so not an option for us

Last time around, my bf's employer offered us a generator and we had to turn it down because this isn't our house (we're in a duplex) so we can't do anything with the main wiring.

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:15 AM

8. Yeah, we lost power for awhile too.

And it ruined Halloween for my kids.
This can't be happening again, can it? I will be in denial.

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:31 AM

10. Same here in NJ, but the leaves seemed to have fallen earlier

this year. Last year, we still had more than 50% of the leaves still in the trees. My best estimate is that about 80% have already fallen this year - mostly in the last 2 weeks.

In Morris County NJ, there were HUGE previously healthy trees uprooted, split or having very large branches sheered off. We were lucky we had had 5 large trees that were too close to the house removed during the summer. We still had a very heavily wooded lot and we quickly decided it was too dangerous to gather the fallen limbs or shovel the driveway as the branches were still falling.

This summer, we had a 2 day loss of power when a microburst caused more branches to fall all over the town - likely because they were damaged last fall.

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:01 PM

20. Yep, Hurricane Irene and Winter Storm Alfred. Lost power for both.

I have 7000 Watts of gas guzzling Generator this time!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:54 AM

3. Stand by for the HAARP conspiracies. nt

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Response to hack89 (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:59 AM

4. Not HAARP - but loss of Arctic Sea ice and consequent influence on the jet stream

and higher water temps in the Atlantic basin.

Global warming sucks.

Yup

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Response to jpak (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:03 AM

6. +

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Response to jpak (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:46 AM

15. True. nt

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:02 AM

5. I warned about this when I saw this baby below Jamaica



Haiti, parts of DR, Jamaica, Eastern Cuba the Bahmas and Turks and Caicos are going to be flooded out big time.
Wonder what's going on at Gitmo about now because Sandy is strengthening very fast. This is a mammoth rain system and the Bahamas and T & C may get the worst of it since it could well be a Cat 2 by then

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:24 AM

9. First thing I thought of

when I heard about this last night was the Halloween storm of 1991, AKA, "The Perfect Storm".




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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:31 AM

11. Another indication of the importance of early voting!

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Response to RedSpartan (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:48 PM

18. We don't have early voting in CT that I know of

... except absentee and I think it may be too late for that option.

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Response to Autumn Colors (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:56 PM

19. I'd almost welcome a week without power like Irene this time.

No more Linda commericals

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:34 AM

12. We usually have some sort of "Nor'easter" at this time here most years

and the issue, even if it doesn't actually hit but gets somewhat close, is this storm interacting with the jetstream or a front, which could mean alot of rain.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:36 AM

13. At least the election's not next week.

But everyone should vote early if they can, just in case.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:36 AM

14. Not to worried about it

I live on the coast and it's not uncommon.

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:51 AM

16. I'm flying on Monday

Hope the storm stays way out in the Atlantic.

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