Originally posted by tbn3fl
reply to post by MrWendal or ??? debunk this?
What you said would result in a weakening of Sandy when it collides with the winter storm isn't true. The cold air coming down from Canada will join
Sandy along with the upper low trough coming from the west.
Sandy will weaken as a result of making landfall. That has nothing to do with colliding with the winter storm.
That being said, they systems will not feed one another, one will absorb the other. At the time that this happens, Sandy will be well over land and
not over the ocean. This storm is not cruising up the coast line, it is literally coming into land.
i]reply to post by MrWendal
At the time I wrote the post it was running parallel to the eastern seaboard.
Technically yes, one storm will absorb the other. Semantics. When the storms 'collide/meet' and in this case there are 2 separate weather fronts,
the one coming down from Canada, the one coming in from the west. It's about 50+/- miles off Atlantic City (the eye)' although obviously you can see
the bands are already extending to the middle of Ohio.
Advisory just on that the air mass from Canada "the Nor'easter" is absorbing Sandy, however that doesn't seem to be indicating a decrease in storm
intensity. In fact it is adding more energy to the combined storm, if you will. Winds in New Jersey are still gusting upwards of 50-60mph. Less rain
but not wind. The energy of the storm since being absorbed by the air mass from Canada will be driving the storm surge onto land. Much of Atlantic
City is underwater. About 1/2million power outages (according to Gov. Cuomo), in NYC. Around Kings Pt. near the Battery they are still expecting 7'
above normal and can't be sure until after high tide. If it continues to move and doesn't stall right near where it comes in the tide going out will
be helpful. In the other scenario, the tide going out would have no where to go and become part of the problem. Don't want to see that!
I don't think we are disagreeing on much here but the way we both are presenting the info. Although I agree with you that once a hurricane hits land
it's starts to downgrade in intensity, the uniqueness of this weather event doesn't display the same characteristics. And energy does feed
Having been in medical school when Camille hit Mississippi (me in New Orleans), I saw the devastation, and it was devastation to be sure in Biloxi and
surrounding areas. That was a hurricane. This is a bit of an anomaly. There's allot of water being pushed into the land from that NE quadrant and its
hard to say for anyone how much effect that will have in NJ, NYC, DE, et al. Doesn't need to be overmuch to bring that large a population dependent
on public services to a slow crawl if not a stand still.
I suppose this is meaningless now however since you have decided to pick up your marbles and go home! Hmm, how old does than make you feel?
Thought your posts were fine until you want to abandon ship. We can all agree to disagree somewhat. He'll, none of us really know what will happen
any more than the "experts" on NOAA or The Weather Channel. We just have our own experiences and educated cases.
Please all of you in NJ, NYC, DE.......keep us updated as long as you can. Stay safe, don't do anything silly.