Skip to comments.Vanity Is the storm hyped up?
Posted on 10/28/2012 11:54:10 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
This is from what i think is a bouy close to the center of the storm. Wind speed 39G48 not bad although 26 ft waves for 13 seconds is batten down the hatches stuff. So if it heads W with these numbers what will winds be be at land fall?
Is the storm hyped up?
If it destroys Wall Street....Obammy and the left will be happy.
I think it is not so much the wind velocity but the sheer amount of rain it will drop and over such a huge area and for such a long time.
If I was anywhere on the East Coast I would be preparing with an expectation of no services for a week AND a good chance of flooding in areas prone to that.
No hype. It’s not particular powerful compared to some of the category x storms we’ve seen in recent years, but it’s absolutely huge and carrying lots of water. The East coast is facing a real and imminent flooding danger.
“If it destroys Wall Street....Obammy and the left will be happy.”
Many of us would be happy if it destroys the District of Crooks (D.C.)
If it shuts down the stock markets in New York, Obamama will blame the storm for that part of the economic downturn. If it shuts down the Bureau of Labor Statistics (and it probably will), there will be no unemployment statistics for the last week when a lot of major companies were announcing large layoffs.
That was my 1st thought as well. However, the only thing that concerns me is this hurricane colliding with the winter storm.
If so, our FRiends in PA are in for a boat load of trouble.
I guess its the length of time that all this water will be pushed up against the east coast.Just read it will be pounding for almoust 48hrs a hopefully the coast my weaken it,some.
That hovering crap is worse than a fast mover at 75 mph....Good luck to use guys close to the coast.
I checked other bouys and they all look same,over
This storm has a huge tropical storm-force wind field. Over 300 miles.
I don’t want to change your thread to Politics — but just wonderin’
Has an election date ever been extended due to weather?
It’s borderline category 1. But it will likely get assists from the other storm further out to sea and from the cold air coming in from the north because of the jet stream.
Also, with the full moon, tides will be at their highest when the surge goes by.
The BushCheneyHalburton Natural Disaster machine needs tweaking.
Is it hyped up? Sure - practically every storm that might affect our “elites” is hyped up. Is it excessively, unrealistically hyped up? We’ll know when it’s over.
Just cue up “Send in the Clowns” while they trot out the AGW crew to “explain”...
No one is talking about Benghazi. No one is talking about Romney. Everyone is watching the media, soaking in lots of Obama ads. It's all good.
Every storm these days is hyped up. However, nor’easters are the most damaging in this area. Take a look at “Ash Wednesday storm 1962.”
The wind here has been pretty steady northeast, so the water level is a little high. I am 2 blocks from the ocean. Tomorrow is full moon high tide at 7:40 - which will coincide with the peak of the storm. Put a hurricane surge at the eyewall and you could be a good 15 feet above high tide. The eye on this storm, however, does not look so well organized. If it organizes, could be bad.
Worst case is if the eyewall surge “corks” between Sandy Hook and Gateway National, then you have a following consistent northeast gale. The winds won’t be as severe as ‘92 - 90 mph sustained - but that storm didn’t have an eye. But this bitch has the potential for a sustained northeast gale. The lower Hudson valley becomes a giant toilet bowl.
This happenstance cannot be ruled out right now, so that is why Bloomberg called for an evacuation. It is the right call.
Most of us know a little bit about hurricanes, like when they hit cold air they die. Maybe as a tropical storm it could produce much rain or snow. But it is really hyped for a one.
On one side it is overhyped, though on another side, it’s appropriate. If the storm was on track to plow through the carolinas and wash Tennessee into the Atlantic, it wouldn’t be nearly as hyped. Population is lower and less concentrated, and the citizens there have more access to 4x4s, boats, chainsaws, and stores of nonperishables. Often, they’re also better armed and more familiar with their neighbors, which makes them less dependent upon government to secure their direct safety in a crisis situation
Huge storms hitting the d.c - nyc corridor in late october are unusual, and urban types are much less capable of solving their own problems (clearing debris in particular), or travelling in adverse weather without functioning public transportation or appropriate private vehicles for that terrain such as pickup trucks.
I guess by the end of the week we’ll know if the whole thing was a bunch of hype or not.