posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 10:23 PM
Originally posted by jhn7537
Does anyone else believe that this storm may be getting over hyped?
Not at all. Here is a look at the wind field of Hurricane Sandy.
I have been watching Hurricanes for awhile now, and I do not recall a wind field this large with any other storm. Not Rita, Katrina, Andrew, Hugo, nor
Floyd, have had winds this far out from the center. This equates to a lot of water being pushed around by the winds.
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. That's exactly what Sandy is doing, but on a much greater and complex scale.
The storm surge that Sandy may produce, which may or may not be worse because of the tides caused by a full moon could be the worst seen in awhile.
If you go back to page 4, you'll see that coastal areas are already being affected by surge and the storm is still a ways off, so no this storm is
not being over hyped, it is one monster of a storm, and is on a collision course with an Arctic air mass which can cause even more trouble as it
stalls over New England.