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    'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Two years in a Row now Midlantic/NY/NE region is preparing for a late October Hurricane-like Storm.
    After living a lifetime here with virtually no such events, it's amazing to be prepping again.
    80 mph is Not the end of the world, but damage and flooding Could be very serious and we May see evacuations throughout the area.
    Let's hope it weakens or veers east, but almost all models say otherwise.

    'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region - WSJ.com
    October 25, 2012
    By JACOB GERSHMAN and ERIC HOLTHAUS

    Greater New York began preparing on Thursday for Hurricane Sandy as an unusual confluence of weather patterns started taking shape that could produce what meteorologists dubbed a "Frankenstorm."

    In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office warned in a news release of "heavy rain, high winds, flooding, tornadoes, coastal surges, and widespread power outages" as soon as Tuesday and said state agencies would be on alert. New Jersey officials said they had begun monitoring flood-prone areas that may have to be evacuated. In Connecticut, power companies were bracing for a test of a revamped storm-preparation system.

    "It's definitely something that everyone should be watching", said Nelson Vaz, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. "A storm that maintains its strength, coming in to central New Jersey would focus the storm surge in the New York harbor area."

    Lumbering north from the Bahamas at 20 mph on Thursday, Sandy was on track to start producing rain in southern New Jersey by Sunday morning. It was likely to converge with a snowstorm moving eastward from the Great Lakes, dumping rain and snow on Northeastern states through Halloween—a date giving rise to the storm's nickname."..."



    Hurricane Sandy: Potential Serious U.S. Impacts - weather.com
    Confidence continues to grow that Sandy will be a major threat to portions of the U.S. East Coast.



    Northeast/Mid-Atlantic: Prepare for Widespread Impacts

    will hit some portion of the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic coast, there remains uncertainty with the exact timing, location and magnitude of the worst impacts. The forecast involves a rare, complex atmospheric setup that will allow the system to pivot back to the northwest into the region rather than simply moving out to sea.

    Where exactly this pivot back to the west or northwest occurs will dictate the timing and where the worst of Sandy ultimately hits. That said, Sandy will have a large wind field and therefore effects from the system will stretch across a wide area well away from Sandy's center. To reinforce, it is very important to not focus on the center of our projected path map since the impacts will extend well away from where Sandy's center eventually moves inland.

    Significant impacts from Sandy could potentially begin as early as Sunday and continue into Monday and Tuesday."....."
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    This could be very bad.. Sandy could pick up speed and power over warm water as it heads north.

    I hope people will prepare and button up.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    I guess I am a bit jaded from living on the gulf coast.
    About 3 times each season the weather guys hype everything up. "head for the hills, this is going to be a bad one."
    A person's hurricane kit should look a lot like their blizzard kit.
    extra food, extra water, backup power, are your trees trimmed?
    Get all the loose stuff out of the yard.
    The real key is preparation, and knowing if and when you should leave.
    The phrase "run from the water shelter from the wind" is very true.
    If someone is in a storm surge area, make plans to be elsewhere.

    If this hits say the New Jersey shore, they can expect up to 80MPH winds from the north for 4 hours, calm,
    and about 70 mph winds from the south for 4 hours.
    Let's just prey it only bothers the fish!

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    While you see alot of '80 mph' in the weather maps..
    my 5 day forecast for NYC (East Side Manhattan) from Same website is only 33 mph Tops at the time of this post.
    5 Day Weather Forecast for 10017 - weather.com
    Appears Center may be Jersey Shore/South Jersey Shore; though that would still mean alot of water funneling into NY Harbor.
    Well see, it's weather.
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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Good luck to all of you in the region. Lets hope it diminishes before it gets to you.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    While you see alot of '80 mph' in the weather maps..
    my 5 day forecast for NYC (East Side Manhattan) from Same website is only 33 mph Tops at the time of this post.
    5 Day Weather Forecast for 10017 - weather.com
    Appears Center may be Jersey Shore/South Jersey Shore; though that would still mean alot of water funneling into NY Harbor.
    Well see, it's weather.
    If only we could interject and have it hit the set of Jersey Shore I think I could live with that.

    Seriously though, right now in the Northeast we have unseasonably warm weather. If these two fronts collide, I can see a scenario where Sandy hits the NE very hard. Maybe even enough to mess up Tom (Princess) Brady's hair.


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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    I wonder what the liberals would be saying right now if it were headed for Texas? "Must be an act of God!"

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    Nicknaming it Frankenstorm for Halloween is just inviting dumbasses to not take precautions IMO.

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    Re: 'Frankenstorm' Headed to Region

    A snow hurricane ... nasty!

    Amazingly, as of earlier today there had been 94 mentions fo this in major newspapers and exactly ZERO of them connected it to climate change. How about that liberal media bias?
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