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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:05 PM

Hurricane Sandy now tracking to NYC



Under current plots, eye would hit 2 PM on Tuesday. Our emergency management unit is already kicking into gear.

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Reply Hurricane Sandy now tracking to NYC (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 2012 OP
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #1
Uncle Joe Oct 2012 #2
reformist2 Oct 2012 #3
snooper2 Oct 2012 #4
HappyMe Oct 2012 #5
Kindly Refrain Oct 2012 #6
Larkspur Oct 2012 #7
SheilaT Oct 2012 #28
Dawgs Oct 2012 #8
brooklynite Oct 2012 #11
Dawgs Oct 2012 #12
WinkyDink Oct 2012 #30
Dawgs Oct 2012 #31
Jersey Devil Oct 2012 #9
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #26
SheilaT Oct 2012 #10
NewsCenter28 Oct 2012 #13
SheilaT Oct 2012 #21
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #27
LeftofObama Oct 2012 #24
SheilaT Oct 2012 #29
maryellen99 Oct 2012 #14
blazeKing Oct 2012 #15
annabanana Oct 2012 #16
malaise Oct 2012 #17
HipChick Oct 2012 #20
mzteaze Oct 2012 #18
MadrasT Oct 2012 #19
TeamAmerica Oct 2012 #22
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Oct 2012 #23
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #25

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:07 PM

1. We are expecting flooding here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

I hope it is not that bad in the end.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:08 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, brooklynite.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:10 PM

3. We had a Halloween storm last year, too. Crazy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:13 PM

4. When the big storm comes, which is a better choice

The Ford Raptor, or the Ram Runner...

MotorTrend takes them head-to-head!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:16 PM

5. We had a huge snowstorm

last Halloween.

Stay safe, they are saying that the conditions are right for one of those Perfect Storms.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:16 PM

6. + a Full Moon

 

not good

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:16 PM

7. Will Wall Street open on Tuesday?

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Response to Larkspur (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:49 PM

28. Yes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:19 PM

8. LOL! I think it's a early to start worrying about where this thing is going to land.

Can we at least wait until it gets closer to Georgia?

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:36 PM

11. I beg to differ...

...the logistics of planning evacuations and shelter for multiple-millions of people require a fair amount of lead time. Final decisions won't be made until probably Saturday, but having set up shelters last year, I understand how complex the process is: identifying and scheduling staff, moving supplies into place, making decisions about highway and transit shutdowns...

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:45 PM

12. Don't disagree, but that thing could hit anywhere along the east coast.

Guessing where it's going to land, at this point, is just ridiculous.

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Response to Dawgs (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 11:47 PM

30. Pinpoint acuracy isn't really essential.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #30)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 08:53 AM

31. Never said it was. n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:20 PM

9. yeah, well, this time I am ready

Got a generator last year when power went out (for 4 days) here in northern NJ. Two 5 gal tanks of gas in the shed (with fuel stabilizer) and I figure I am good for a couple of days until I have to scrounge around finding a gas station with power to refill. Gas stove so no problems there.

Let er rip. We're used to Noreasters up here.

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Response to Jersey Devil (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:05 PM

26. Speaking of gas stations...

during hurricane season, we keep the cars on at least 3/4 tank, all season long.
Never can be too prepared if you ever have gone thru even one bad storm down here.

However, since we are supposed to get night temps as low as 39, I don't think heat generated storms are a problem in So. Ala.
( except for all the Republican hot air, of course)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:21 PM

10. Well of course!

God only sends devastating hurricanes to cities that deserve them.



The reality is, large cities have more people (yes, I know you already knew that) and those people are extremely dependent on the very infrastructure that is very much at risk from terrible storms. This is a truism, and I do not wish destruction on anyone, but alas, we live on a planet that is very active in terms of weather and plate tectonics.

If you live along the coasts you are at risk from hurricanes. In the interior of the country, it's tornadoes. In various places it's earthquakes. And so on.

The only relatively good news from that map is that it does not look as if Sandy will strengthn much beyond a cat 2 hurricane, and will only be a cat 1 in the NYC area. As bad as that can be, it could certainly be worse.

Hang in there, everyone along the path.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 03:53 PM

13. My weather friends from Storm2k, a website

say that this is a grave situation, likely to be many times worse than Irene, and that there is a strong possiblity that the election may need to be cancelled. Here is his e-mail to me last night:

Damn the 0z late models are like the end of the world runs with Sandy... the election is in danger if the Euro or GFDL is right, GFDL 938 mb over Washington DC, Euro 952 just east. NYC gets on the bad side in both cases... I'm seriously about to sound the alarms. This has potential to be unprecedented in weather history.

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Response to NewsCenter28 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:50 PM

21. I am feeling slightly confused here.

I am not trying to downplay the seriousness of the storm, but is it expected to become a cat 3 or higher? Or is it that there is a huge danger of flooding, which I know is only tangentally related to the strength of a storm, but instead to the amount of rainfall produced? Or is the danger more connected to this being so very late in the year?

What I don't know about hurricanes would fill a large book, possibly several volumes.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 06:15 PM

27. Try this site:

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/show.html

I have found it to be most reliable.

The storm is big, as in wide spread big, about 350 miles wide. But strong winds are 200 miles from the center.
How much rain depends on which side of the storm is dumping the most rain, and how slow the darn thing moves. Slower storms, more rain.
But the weather models suggest it will heading out to sea before the election.
If it does turn into the East Coast, it should hit Tuesday, a week before the election.
The next couple of days will help with the long range forecast.

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Response to NewsCenter28 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:09 PM

24. Why would the election need to be cancelled? n/t

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Response to NewsCenter28 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:51 PM

29. I'm certainly no expert, and I don't have a crystal ball, but

I cannot imagine the election being cancelled. For one thing, many thousands have already voted because so many states have early voting. I was shocked to learn today that New York does not.

It is possible to imagine that a decision might be made to extend voting for some additional period of time, during which the networks do not forecast any winners, but cancelling the election? I don't think so.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:05 PM

14. Weather Channel is useless

I went to see if they were doing Hurricane coverage and they were showing one of their reality shows.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:14 PM

15. Latest models have it going west into Maryland then into Virginia

 

This storm WILL interrupt political coverage for a few days and could be historic.

Some even saying it could rival the perfect storm of 1991. Snow, wind, floods, this will have it all over a HUGE area.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:19 PM

16. aw fuck.. I hate this shit. . . n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:20 PM

17. I just saw that - damn!!

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Response to malaise (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:45 PM

20. I better move my flights up...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:23 PM

18. Oh No!

Not another October spent in the dark.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:31 PM

19. Crap. I still haven't gotten a generator.

GO OUT TO SEA STUPID STORM!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:51 PM

22. Milk and bread

I better start stocking up!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 04:54 PM

23. Wait, I thought Hurricane Irene destroyed New York City already?

That's what Jim Cantore told me was going to happen.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 05:10 PM

25. Stay safe all! nt

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