Tracking Frankenstorm Sandy

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    Oct 28, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    Well only clouds in the DC area at this time....but the wind is picking up, but only an occasional breeze
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    Oct 28, 2012 3:26 PM GMT
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    Is this the response that suits this thread best; or am I being premature?
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    Oct 28, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    JR_RJ saidoh-noes-everybody-panic.gif

    Is this the response that suits this thread best; or am I being premature?

    You're premature....as usual. .... icon_wink.gif

    But now they are pushing Sandy's arrival off until tomorrow.
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:04 PM GMT
    Sure sign of Sandy approaching here in Long Island - all the spring water was sold out (morons left the seltzer) and my neighbors moved their tacky Halloween decorations inside. It took a hurricane to keep their front lawns from looking like the debris from a supermarket parking lot explosion landed there. It's not as if scarecrows on sticks made in China would cause much damage; they must've been expensive. Not so much the fake cobwebs on their bushes, maybe they're worried they'd fly off and strangle somebody.

    Though seriously, people are being evacuated. I'm fine because though I'm just by the water I'm on very high ground, but my old boss can't even stay in his apartment in Long Island City as he and his family have been moved to a high school shelter; even low-lying areas an hour inland in New Jersey are being evacuated.
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:18 PM GMT
    Damn, has Halloween been cancelled again in the Northeast??
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:22 PM GMT
    Caslon21000 said
    JR_RJ saidoh-noes-everybody-panic.gif

    Is this the response that suits this thread best; or am I being premature?

    You're premature....as usual. .... icon_wink.gif

    But now they are pushing Sandy's arrival off until tomorrow.
    Dammit! Now I got this hot tight jeans on, and no storm to show them off in... hope it dissipates out at sea!
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    Oct 28, 2012 6:35 PM GMT
    Panic is beginning to set in on NYC. Well, not quite, but for starters they're shutting the subways down at 7pm. Was gonna go to movies with a friend tonight. This blows. I go to work on the subway. I'm looking now at the prospect of being cooped up with rommates for over 24 hours. Won't be able to work tomorrow morning.

    At least I did my groceries yesterday.

    And... my internet is sure to go down once the strong winds hit the area much later tonight.. so no gaming or online Netflix. UGH.
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    Oct 28, 2012 9:19 PM GMT
    "Today, forecasts have converged on one scenario for Hurricane Sandy’s impact on Washington, D.C., and it’s severe. In short, between Sunday night and Tuesday, we can expect 4-7” of rain and a long period of sustained winds above 35 mph with peak gusts over 60 mph. This will inevitably result in flooding and power outages."

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    Well, we can be thankful it's not snow. How much snow is 7" of rain?

    Internet says 10" of powdery snow per inch of rain. So that's 70 inches, which is 5"10"....but it isnt cold enough for powdery snow....so maybe between 2.5 and 4 feet.
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    Oct 28, 2012 10:10 PM GMT
    Ok, the federal gov't in DC area has closed for tomorrow.

    I'll have to see if I want to go in for the morning or not. I dont think the heavy rain is supposed to show up until the afternoon.
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    Oct 28, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    well the whole NYC/NJ/Philly area is prepared for armageddon now

    I have my supplies, my ice, my extra water, meals getting prepared, tons of canned food, protein bars, gatorade, apples, graperfruit..brownies to be made soon

    COME AT ME SANDY!
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    Oct 28, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidwell the whole NYC/NJ/Philly area is prepared for armageddon now

    I have my supplies, my ice, my extra water, meals getting prepared, tons of canned food, protein bars, gatorade, apples, graperfruit..brownies to be made soon

    COME AT ME SANDY!

    Yeah, Sandy, go at him!
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    Oct 28, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    Move to South Florida. We almost never get hit. They always go around us and wipe out the less fun places.
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    Oct 28, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
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    Oct 29, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    remember Reed Timmer from storm chasers on disc channel?

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    he was hot, hope he's getting blown by sandy somewhere.

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    Oct 29, 2012 12:52 AM GMT
    PR_GMR said This blows. I go to work on the subway. I'm looking now at the prospect of being cooped up with rommates for over 24 hours. Won't be able to work tomorrow morning.

    At least I did my groceries yesterday.

    And... my internet is sure to go down once the strong winds hit the area much later tonight.. so no gaming or online Netflix. UGH.


    I'm sorry that the city's life saving precautions in the face of a deadly natural disaster ruined your evening's entertainment.
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:10 AM GMT
    ...still waiting for the drizzle to start... tick... tick... tick...
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    "Here are a set of important statements from the latest National Weather Service statements and discussions:

    * A PROLONGED PERIOD OF POWERFUL AND DANGEROUS WINDS IS EXPECTED...LASTING LIKELY WELL INTO TUESDAY BEFORE GRADUALLY SUBSIDING..

    * RESIDENTS...VISITORS... AND BUSINESSES ACROSS THE REGION SHOULD PLAN FOR WIDESPREAD POWER AND COMMUNICATION OUTAGES.

    * IF THE FORECAST RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE OBSERVED ON A WIDESPREAD BASIS...WIDESPREAD MAJOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.

    * THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS STORM WHICH WILL AFFECT THE ENTIRE AREA REGARDLESS OF WHERE THE STORM CENTER IS.

    * PLEASE TAKE THIS THREAT VERY SERIOUSLY...THIS IS GOING TO CREATE SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIONS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. BE PREPARED TO AT LEAST HUNKER DOWN FOR A WHILE...AND BE PREPARED FOR SOME SERIOUSLY CHALLENGING CONDITIONS.

    I’d like to stress that beyond a certain time Monday, it will probably become unsafe to be outside, either walking or driving. In the morning hours, you may be able to get around OK, but with wind-driven rain, it will be unpleasant.

    Some time after 2 or 3 p.m., once sustained winds reach 30-40 mph, and it’s gusting over 50 mph, I would not advise going out. During Hurricane Irene, a number of lives were lost when people were crushed by falling trees - some in cars. Your best bet will be to stay inside from mid-afternoon Monday through Monday night, and only travel if absolutely critical."

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/a-fiercer-forecast-for-hurricane-sandys-effects-on-washington-dc/2012/10/28/01d5d1be-2152-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_blog.html?hpid=z2#pagebreak
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:30 AM GMT
    Tuesday will suck with the heavy rains, strong winds and temps in the 40s, here in Frederick, MD. Most of the hour-by-hour forecast for Tuesday is 100% Heavy Rain/Winds with an exception: From 1PM through 3 PM, it's 100% squalls. icon_eek.gif

    This is my second hurricane this year (the first in Louisiana). This is also the coldest hurricane I've ever been through, and I've been through about 2 dozen in my life (including tropical storms). I never thought it possible for a hurricane to produce snow. OMG!
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    Oct 29, 2012 1:33 AM GMT
    Tuesday I'm staying home from work. Monday afternoon and Tuesday should be the brunt of the storm.
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    Oct 29, 2012 5:42 AM GMT
    Here in Phoenix it was a calm and sunny 85 degrees. Same forecasted the rest of the week. Please send some rain our way, we could use it.
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    Oct 29, 2012 6:44 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidHere in Phoenix it was a calm and sunny 85 degrees. Same forecasted the rest of the week. Please send some rain our way, we could use it.


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  • monet

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    Oct 29, 2012 7:00 AM GMT
    GOP Debate: June 13, 2012

    Romney: Move responsibility for natural disasters from FEMA to the states. Better yet, move it to the private sector.



    How about we move responsibility to individual communities. Better yet, move it to individuals.

    If your house washes away in a storm, too bad. Build your next house on higher ground.
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    Oct 29, 2012 12:23 PM GMT
    Ok east of Philly - gusts starting becoming noticeable. Rain happening but not pouring. I left Island yesterday and while gusty winds no rain other than showers which just wetted the road. I left at 6PM yesterday.
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    Oct 29, 2012 12:24 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidTuesday will suck with the heavy rains, strong winds and temps in the 40s, here in Frederick, MD. Most of the hour-by-hour forecast for Tuesday is 100% Heavy Rain/Winds with an exception: From 1PM through 3 PM, it's 100% squalls. icon_eek.gif

    This is my second hurricane this year (the first in Louisiana). This is also the coldest hurricane I've ever been through, and I've been through about 2 dozen in my life (including tropical storms). I never thought it possible for a hurricane to produce snow. OMG!
    Do you wish you were on Jersey Cape??
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    Oct 29, 2012 12:26 PM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidDamn, has Halloween been cancelled again in the Northeast??


    Yes BC - last year it was the snow which was one year ago today! Now its Hurricane Sandy!!