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Raw Video: Boush Street and Olney Road in Norfolk as the tide comes in Sunday night
Originally posted by jhn7537
Does anyone else believe that this storm may be getting over hyped?
To put it in perspective; if you took a glass of water, filled it to the top and blew on the water as hard as you could, you would see the water ripple around the center of where your breath hit it the surface.
Originally posted by majesticgent
This afternoon's 3:30 pm EDT H*Wind analysis from NOAA's Hurricane Research Division put the destructive potential of Sandy's winds at a modest 2.8 on a scale of 0 to 6. However, the destructive potential of the storm surge was record high: 5.8 on a scale of 0 to 6.This is a higher destructive potential than any hurricane observed since 1969, including Category 5 storms like Katrina, Rita, Wilma, Camille, and Andrew. The previous highest destructive potential for storm surge was 5.6 on a scale of 0 to 6, set during Hurricane Isabel of 2003. Sandy is now forecast to bring a near-record storm surge of 6 - 11 feet to Northern New Jersey and Long Island Sound, including the New York City Harbor. This storm surge has the potential to cause many billions of dollars in damage if it hits near high tide at 9 pm EDT on Monday. The full moon is on Monday, which means astronomical high tide will be about 5% higher than the average high tide for the month. This will add another 2 - 3" to water levels.
... If the peak surge arrives near Monday evening's high tide at 9 pm EDT, a portion of New York City's subway system could flood, resulting in billions of dollars in damage. I give a 50% chance that Sandy's storm surge will end up flooding a portion of the New York City subway system.
Originally posted by DejaVuAgain
reply to post by jhn7537
I agree. Especially if you put any stock into haarpstatus.com. Have seen some debunkers here, but it seems unusual that it's been cranked up all week over New England/New York. Especially with never before seen levels of intensity the last few days. Not sure what to believe at this point.