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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:59 AM

Latest Hurricane Sandy's Satellite Photos and Videos (Updating Live)

Source: Gizmodo

If you had any doubts about the scale of frankenstorm Sandy, check out NASA's latest global Earth image to see its size compared to the entire planet. We are now updating this post with images, video and warnings from NASA, NOAA and other sources as they arrive.

Update 7: NASA just posted a beautiful, natural-light time-lapse video that shows today's Sandy activity from dawn to dusk.

According to NOAA, "Sandy is expected to intensify as it interacts with an upper level system moving from the Great Lakes." The northeast region "may experience a widespread damaging storm, possibly of historic proportions".

According to NOAA, "Sandy is expected to slam into the New Jersey coast later monday night, bringing heavy rain and damaging winds" to all areas. They warn that you shouldn't pay attention to the center of the storm, as all areas will have significant impact.


Read more: http://gizmodo.com/5955575/earth-photo-shows-sandys-massive-size



Unbelievable pictures and satellite videos. Massive storm! The NWS bulletin explained all the unique circumstances of this storm, including producing snow.

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Reply Latest Hurricane Sandy's Satellite Photos and Videos (Updating Live) (Original post)
Manifestor_of_Light Oct 2012 OP
littlemissmartypants Oct 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Oct 2012 #2
Rosa Luxemburg Oct 2012 #3
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #8
RebelOne Oct 2012 #25
Posteritatis Oct 2012 #28
Lionessa Oct 2012 #4
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #9
Lionessa Oct 2012 #13
defacto7 Oct 2012 #11
Hissyspit Oct 2012 #20
KT2000 Oct 2012 #5
defacto7 Oct 2012 #6
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #10
Voice for Peace Oct 2012 #7
StarryNite Oct 2012 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #14
Manifestor_of_Light Oct 2012 #15
eyewall Oct 2012 #18
loudsue Oct 2012 #16
Le Taz Hot Oct 2012 #17
leftynyc Oct 2012 #19
Coyotl Oct 2012 #21
Gabby Hayes Oct 2012 #22
gkhouston Oct 2012 #24
The Wizard Oct 2012 #23
Brigid Oct 2012 #26
susanna Oct 2012 #27


Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:09 AM

2. Those are stunning! And unbelievable.

Thanks for the link!



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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:11 AM

3. It's already windy here

thanks for the link

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:23 AM

8. where are you?

keep us updated at DU

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:43 PM

25. I am in North Georgia and we are getting a lot of wind.

I am surrounded by a lot of big trees and I can hear the branches hitting my roof. And that is scary because I live in a mobile home.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #25)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:35 PM

28. I'm in Nova Scotia and started getting lots of wind around that same time.

Nnnnnnnnot a small system.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:21 AM

4. Am I understanding correctly...

 

Not only is the problem that Sandy is so massive in size, but that additionally it's stalled rather than hitting land and ultimately petering out?

I don't think I've ever seen a hurricane even half that size, not move for an entire 24 hours, which was the second video on that page. onedit: I think I should re-phrase and say, not advance. Obviously it's moving ferociously. My bad.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:25 AM

9. it's sucking two other storms or weather systems into itself, is my understanding,

so it keeps getting bigger instead of just zooming onland.

one of those videos down toward the bottom I think it's
one of the early updates shows the transformation of
the storm over the last 8 days and I can kind of see
that happening, it starts out small and becomes massive.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:41 AM

13. AHA, I hadn't gotten to that one. So the stall caused the massive and it's now on the move.

 

It is heart stopping no doubt.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:31 AM

11. so far...

it has the lowest historic pressure... 950mb predicted to head down to 942mb, it is the largest depression in historic record at 1030 miles across compared to #2 at 690 miles. The storm surge could be as high as 3X that of Irene with levels as high as 11 feet plus wave height on top of that... This is historic and there is no model that can predict what it will do in the next 36 hours except that ALL models show it going strait into the coast around New Jersey. Whether it stalls or not is anyones guess. What it does inland could possibly be even worse because it's not going to slow much. This is out of the field of expectation.

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Response to Lionessa (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 04:07 AM

20. Jet Stream is heading south beneath the storm (over me in NC) pulling winter front into Sandy

with another front pushing from the north Atlantic, so it is steering it into New England, bringing a large tropical storm with VERY low pressure.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:21 AM

5. Good point about

not limiting interest to just the center of the storm as the whole thing presents danger.
Thanks for posting this.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:22 AM

6. This is simply a remarkable collection

of updated images. Quite a time we live in. An unprecedented convergence of 3 storm fronts, full moon hight tide, jet stream aloft, all hitting the coast strait on. Also an unprecedented period where 2 extremes of political ideologies converge in a storm of their own. In neither case do we know the consequences of the aftermath since both cases are uncharted. All we know is that we need to be prepared for both storms like we never have been before.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:26 AM

10. well said nt

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:22 AM

7. yow!

great link, thanks!

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:35 AM

12. Amazing!

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:49 AM

14. GEOS Full Disk (Updates every 3 hours)

IR


Visible

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:51 AM

15. Something I noticed:

Never seen before: The NW part of the storm, instead of rotating CCW, has a boundary where further out from the center it rotates CW?? This must be part of the colliding fronts they are talking about.

I guess in my comments to the OP I shoud have said : HOLY SHIT!!!

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #15)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:11 AM

18. I noticed that too

Along the whole left side of the storm there's a stream running the opposite direction.

Looks unusual to me but maybe it's normal?

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:08 AM

16. I keep thinking this storm is going to move further east.

It just looks like the front from the great lakes is going to keep pushing it out.

Maybe that's just wishful thinking. It's a really broad weather pattern.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:10 AM

17. Hol-ly criminee!

I've never seen anything like that.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:30 AM

19. I'm in lower Westchester County, NY

It's getting pretty breezy but no rain so far. Seems the rain is still south of us. Office is closed tomorrow and I suspect most of the city to be shut down with transportation suspended. Everyone is just hunkering down. The train tracks nearby flooded pretty badly with Irene and the ground floor of my apartment building got flooded (there's a creek that runs behind the building that was like rapids) so this one has us nervous.

Everyone in the path, please stay safe.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 05:28 AM

21. GD: ***** Hurricane Sandy = Satellite Imagery and News = BLOG *****

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 06:31 AM

22. Deadly comparisons: Sandy and Ike

Just noticed a report measuring Sandy's barometric pressure at 27.78. Hurricane Ike, which struck Galveston in 2008, dropped to 27.61. The geography is different, but keep in the mind the almost unimaginable storm surge that roared across Galveston and surrounding communities.
Also take into consideration that wind speeds rise dramatically when swirling through downtown areas with tall buildings. Debris in general, especially falling from tall buildings, can be sudden and deadly.

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Response to Gabby Hayes (Reply #22)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 09:01 AM

24. I wouldn't want to have to pay for all the broken glass in NYC's skyscrapers. n/t

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 08:25 AM

23. Maybe the Mayans were right (NT)

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:23 PM

26. Stunning images.

The storm is so big, we are even getting clouds and some wind from it here in Indy. Wow.

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Response to Brigid (Reply #26)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:45 PM

27. We're under wind advisories in Detroit...

...the radar is showing the outer edge of this storm just about on top of us. The blowing and gusting have already started.

This storm is huge. The OP photos are just amazing.

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