A story that came out yesterday in the USA Today says that scientists doubt that we will ever see another storm like Superstorm Sandy in our
lifetimes. Actually, probably not for another 700 years. That’s how unusual this storm was.
There was much debate here at ATS on how the storm could have taken a never-before-seen sharp turn into the Jersey coast and head west when the jet
stream across the northern tier of the United States normally travels from West to East. The storm basically turned right into the jet stream.
Superstorm Sandy steering winds look less likely in the
Sandy had reached major hurricane strength near Cuba in October, before it headed north. Along with its 1,100 mile-wide width, one thing that made
Sandy so unusual was the storm's track, marked by a sharp, sudden westward swerve into the East Coast. Most hurricanes instead skirt the coast on a
northeasterly heading, often spinning out to sea once they reach Mid-Atlantic latitudes.
I can remember myself questioning this storm path, but was met with much skepticism that it was anything unusual but a changing jet stream pattern on
that particular day to create the perfect storm. Sandy was a major hurricane that was simply captured by a steering wind in the north that spun it on
a course we’ve never seen before. The article in the USA Today suggests that climate specialists at the time blamed global warming and said it may
be the new normal.
"A lot of speculation after Sandy was that its steering winds were some sort of 'new normal' caused by a warming climate," says climate
scientist Elizabeth Barnes of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo.
Now the “experts” are saying that it won’t be the new normal and that it’s highly unlikely we’ll see a storm take that sort of path again
this century. It actually calls that storm path a once-in-700 year’s path. Here is the current explanation for it, from the article;
Previous estimates suggest that Sandy's westerly lurch into the New Jersey coast was a 1-in-700 year occurrence. It was driven by east-moving jet
stream winds that were bottled up by two "blocking" weather patterns over the Atlantic Ocean. With the jet stream pushing Sandy out to sea blocked,
westward-headed winds at lower altitudes essentially shoved Sandy ashore.
The conspiracy theorists ran rampant throughout ATS and elsewhere. My self included. I never for a second believed this to be some random storm, a
normal occurrence. I still don’t buy it. I found it quite a coincidence that Obama was trailing to Romney prior to the storm and then surged 6
points in the polls in the days after, while Romney slipped. The voters claimed that Obama handled the storm well, simply by showing up and getting a
supportive hand shake from Chris Christie. It was quite a blessing that a disaster on this level occurred just a week before the election. A blessing
for Obama, anyways, but not much of one for the 117 people who died or the many thousands who lost their homes, businesses and possessions.
How could this have been a created storm for the sake of politics? That was a big question at the time, here at ATS and all over conspiracy land. How
could Superstorm Sandy have been steered into the East Coast?
HAARP took the most heat for this. It’s been suggested that HAARP may be able to control the weather. Skeptics say that’s ridiculous. There are
plenty of threads that discuss HAARP, simply do a search here at ATS and you’ll find them. You can read all about it.
But here’s a bit on the why from an article at usnews.com
On Friday, InfoWars published a story arguing that Sandy "will undoubtedly produce widespread chaos and present an ideal opportunity for Obama to
come off as a strong and decisive leader."
"Following the 'perfect storm,'" wrote Infowars' Kurt Nimmo, "the establishment media will naturally provide all the propaganda Obama needs to
sweep the election on Tuesday, November 6, a week after the hurricane is projected to hit."
From the same article on why HAARP gets the blame;
In a piece on the nonprofit web site Skeptic.com in March 2010, aerospace and computer engineer David Naiditch explained why he believes
conspiracy theorists love to blame HAARP. "[It] is a gigantic, high-energy, Pentagon-funded gizmo located in the remote Alaskan wilderness that plays
around with the Earth's ionosphere," he wrote, "but whose purpose seems deeply mysterious to the scientifically uninformed."
For me, I don’t know what HAARP can or cannot do, but I’m a believer that it’s not simply for some ionosphere research. IMO, they passed that
stage a long time ago. Can it control the weather? I don’t know, but who’s to say it can’t? The so-called experts? How do we common folk know
who is legit, or who is a government shrill?
Regardless whether it’s HAARP or some other way to manipulate the weather, I do believe it can be done and I believe it was done in this case. If
the weather can’t be modified for specific purposes, such as in military tactics, then why did the United Nations have to ban any military or other
hostile environmental modification techniques of the weather? This prohibition was signed and ratified by President Jimmy Carter in 1977.
We know the experts are trying real damn hard to control the weather, so much so that Congress proposed legislation about it.
2005 U.S. Senate Bill 517 and U.S. House Bill 2995 U.S. Senate Bill 517 and U.S. House Bill 2995 were two bills proposed in 2005 that
would have expanded experimental weather modification, to establish a Weather Modification Operations and Research Board, and implemented a national
weather modification policy. Neither were made into law. Former Texas State Senator John N. Leedom was the key lobbyist on behalf of the weather
2007 U.S. Senate Bill 1807 & U.S. House Bill 3445 Senate Bill 1807 and House Bill 3445, identical bills introduced July 17, 2007, proposed to
establish a Weather Mitigation Advisory and Research Board to fund weather modification research 
in2008, The Chinese made world headlines when they said they would control the weather by shooting down any rain clouds that approached Beijing during
the opening ceremonies of the 2008 Olympics.