posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 01:01 PM
While I appreciate the sentiments of your post, and I somewhat agree with you, it's extremely rare to have a hurricane with such a low pressurized
center showing up on NYC, Jersey, and New England's doorstep. Many of the New Englanders don't really understand how to deal with hurricanes like
this. Put it this way, the southern states would be freaking out in the same manner if they were to receive a Winter Nor'easter type storm down
south. Up our way, we deal with snow all the time. It's part of our lives. Down south hurricanes are a way of life. It's part of their lives.
It's all about perspective (from my point of view). In another thread I've posted on, I'm not too worried about the ramifications in my area of
Western New York, because we are pretty sheltered from the wind.
I have a friend who is a meteorologist with a news network here in New York State, and the seasoned and veteran meteorologists that he works with have
said that they've never seen a storm of this magnitude for our area in the combined 100+ years of experience that they have. My friend is very
candid about this type of stuff---he's a weather nerd.
I think if you take the talking heads out of the news and listen to the guys that are actually doing the work at the computer prediction labs, you'll
find that this storm is something very rare and very dangerous indeed.
But like I said, I'm not worried about it for my area. I've seen worse thunderstorms in my area (compared to what they are predicting) with very
little more than a few hours without power as an inconvenience.
I just hope everybody keeps their heads about them. Nothing worse than a bunch of crazy people being scared to death with the stuff in the media.