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Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:00 PM

 

Hurricane Sandy may slam into U.S. East Coast as Halloween week "Frankenstorm"

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Source: CBS News



October 25, 2012

An unusual nasty mix of a hurricane and a winter storm that forecasters are now calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the East Coast next week, focusing the worst of its weather mayhem around New York City and New Jersey.

U.S. government forecasters on Thursday upped the odds of a major weather mess, now saying there's a 90 percent chance that the East will get steady gale-force winds, heavy rain, flooding and maybe snow starting Sunday and stretching past Halloween on Wednesday. Meteorologists say it is likely to cause $1 billion in damages.

The storm is a mix of Hurricane Sandy, now in the Caribbean as a Category 2 storm, as well as an early winter storm in the West and a blast of arctic air from the North. They're predicted to collide and park over the country's most populous coastal corridor and reach as far inland as Ohio.

The hurricane part of the storm is likely to come ashore somewhere in New Jersey on Tuesday morning, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecaster Jim Cisco. But this is a storm that will affect a far wider area, so people all along the East have to be wary, Cisco said.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57540360/hurricane-sandy-may-slam-into-u.s-east-coast-as-halloween-week-frankenstorm/

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Reply Hurricane Sandy may slam into U.S. East Coast as Halloween week "Frankenstorm" (Original post)
UnrepentantLiberal Oct 2012 OP
silvershadow Oct 2012 #1
duhneece Oct 2012 #8
bluedigger Oct 2012 #2
graywarrior Oct 2012 #3
Jumping John Oct 2012 #4
LiberalElite Oct 2012 #13
BeyondGeography Oct 2012 #5
UnrepentantLiberal Oct 2012 #7
smirkymonkey Oct 2012 #14
heaven05 Oct 2012 #6
YOHABLO Oct 2012 #9
yends21012 Oct 2012 #10
UnrepentantLiberal Oct 2012 #11
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #12
leftyohiolib Oct 2012 #16
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #19
UnrepentantLiberal Oct 2012 #20
leftyohiolib Oct 2012 #15
leftyohiolib Oct 2012 #17
leftyohiolib Oct 2012 #18
democrat in dixie Oct 2012 #21
meegbear Oct 2012 #22
muriel_volestrangler Oct 2012 #23

Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:03 PM

1. If you're planning vote early, I would do it now if available. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:38 PM

8. My first thought, too

Maybe we're a wee bit TOO obsessed about the election....nah, no way we could be TOO obsessed, on second thought.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:03 PM

2. Could be the "October Surprise" that no one predicted.

A chance to see the candidates respond to a real emergency.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:04 PM

3. Same thing happened last year on Oct 31

Ruined Salem, MA's Halloween-fest with over a foot of snow.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:07 PM

4. Another chance for Pat Robertson to pray the storm away or

 

to hate on America for turning away from the covenant with God that resulted in the good ole USA being formed.

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Response to Jumping John (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:37 PM

13. It's all our fault

for being blue states.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:20 PM

5. That's gonna, like, mess up my week

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:26 PM

7. I'm in Jersey City and I say Bring It On!

 

I love harsh weather.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:55 PM

14. So do I! I thought I was the only one. I find it strangely thrilling.

Of course, I hope nobody gets hurt, but for some reason I don't think it's going to be nearly as serious as they are predicting. It's always overhyped.

Wouldn't mind a free day off from work, however.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:23 PM

6. i fear

this will become the norm. Yes, kiddies the sky will fall. Don't tell the repugs though I want it to be a surprise.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:40 PM

9. The Weather Folks Sometimes Don't Get It Right

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:50 PM

10. Well, my bones are particularly achy.

I wouldn't count on this weather event skating by us. If you can vote early. Not only gets your vote on record, but if emergency crews are still dealing with the results of the storms on election day, it will help keep voting related traffic down.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 07:56 PM

11. I didn't realize this was a dupe post.

 

It's not always easy to find the first LBN post.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 08:23 PM

12. If it comes to NYC we are going to get nasty flooding here in brooklyn.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:29 PM

16. good luck to you and yours

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:37 PM

19. thanks.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 10:16 PM

20. Yes!

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:28 PM

15. GO VOTE NOW the supreme court hangs in the balance

scotus!................ is that about as big as 1/4 of the country.

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:34 PM

17. why do the last 2 posts have the same posts# shouldnt it be sequential?

inquiring minds want to know?

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 25, 2012, 09:34 PM

18. wait, now it's the last 3

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 12:50 AM

21. I think Sandy will be putting her 2 cents in the election...lol

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:18 AM

22. AHHHHHHHH!!!11!

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2012, 04:19 AM

23. Locking - duplicate thread

of http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014279626 . Please continue discussion there.

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