Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by lasertaglover
I like blizzacane better.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by Nyiah
If you are going to brag that you are more experienced, then you should know that is storm surge that causes the damage, not wind.
Originally posted by jrmcleod
I don't want to "rain on yor parade" but i would suggest that Sandy will not make direct landfall over New York. I am leaning more towards a skirt up the east coast and a sharp westerly turn out to the Atlantic in a heading toward the Bay of Biscay/Iberia. The Jet Stream forecast looks like it will take this route, and any mid atlantic blocking could quite easily be moved.
If it did make landfall, the worst affected areas would be the north east quadrant, which consequently will be out at sea.
Given the fact that the further north you travel, the less intense the storm will become, unless of course it can soak energy from any warm fronts, which are few and far between at the moment.
Very slight landfall, possibly some flooding along very eastern low laying coasts, max wind gusts possibly hitting 80mph on exposed coasts. High rainfall totals but mostly out at sea. A sharp westerly track around New York. Downgraded to tropical storm after passing teh Bahamas.
The somewhat silly and breathless tone of the coverage belied the potential seriousness of the storm. Forecasters said there is a 90 percent chance that the East will be flogged by gale-force winds, heavy rain, flooding and even snow starting Sunday and stretching past Halloween on Wednesday.
The New York area could receive 5 inches of rain, while eastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, western Virginia, and the Shenandoah Mountains could get snow.
One of the more messy aspects of the expected storm is that it just won't leave. The worst of it should peak early Tuesday, but it will stretch into midweek, forecasters say. Weather may start clearing in the mid-Atlantic the day after Halloween and Nov. 2 in the Northeast.
"It's almost a weeklong, five-day, six-day event," Cisco said Thursday from NOAA's northern storm forecast center in College Park, Md. "It's going to be a widespread serious storm."
The result of all this, meteorologists said, could be $1 billion in damages.
"Tens of millions of people and thousands of communities could be impacted by the storm," said AccuWeather, the forecasting service based in State College.
Chizmar said PennDOT has 2,250 trucks that can be pressed into service as snow plows and salt spreaders.
Nervine, Lehigh's emergency management director, said residents should check on elderly and infirm neighbors and perhaps offer them shelter if they seem unprepared to weather the storm.
"There's always room for one more on the ark," he said.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
The European Model has it coming ashore at the Delaware beaches.
The American Model has it coming ashore upper New Jersey.
We are right in the middle. That dang thing is probably going to
come straight up the Delaware river and make a historic landfall
in Wilmington, DE.
OH Crap ....
side from all the “usual” impacts of a hurricane transitioning into an uncommonly severe hybrid coastal storm and impacting the Megalopolis, this storm is going to hit one week before a presidential election, which raises a whole host of additional concerns. I discussed some of these yesterday, including the possibility that the occurrence of a national emergency could alter the dynamic of the campaign in its final weeks. But right now, I want to focus on the procedural issues, the impacts on the actual conduct of the election itself.
Originally posted by Jeremiah65
Yeah...apparently even the Meteorologists are keeping an eye on the situation. If the cold front moving eastward from the midwest intersects this thing, they are saying "Frankenstorm"
NOAA to East: Beware of coming Frakenstorm