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HIGH WIND WARNING for New York City (Near Hurricane Force)
National Weather Service Upton NY ^ | November 13, 2003

Posted on 11/13/2003 8:15:55 AM PST by John H K

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE UPTON NY 1012 AM EST THU NOV 13 2003

...EXTREMELY DANGEROUS WIND GUSTS TO NEAR HURRICANE FORCE WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT...

A STRONG INTENSIFYING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM NORTH OF NEW YORK STATE WILL MOVE SLOWLY EAST AS A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE CENTRAL UNITED STATES BUILDS EAST. THE INCREASING PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL PRODUCE WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 60 AND 70 MPH THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.

THESE HIGH WIND GUSTS...PERSISTING FOR AT LEAST 12 HOURS...WILL DOWN MANY TREES AND POWER LINES ACROSS THE REGION. PLEASE PREPARE FOR WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES DURING THIS TIME.

(Excerpt) Read more at srh.noaa.gov ...


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This NWS office just upped their forecast; interesting to see if they verify, already some debate on weather boards.

If they're correct these are basically similar to the Isabel winds over MD that had hundreds of thousands without power for a week or more...there really wasn't much in the way of actual hurricane force winds over MD/VA from Isabel.

Should be much windier than the similar windstorm the day of the ferry accident/ALCS Game 6.

Of course, there will be similar winds in the entire Northeast.

Saw some neat pics of the Lake Erie blowout; the whole lake basically gets blown from West to East, huge mudflats in the western part of the lake, flooding in Buffalo.

1 posted on 11/13/2003 8:15:56 AM PST by John H K
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To: John H K
I winds are pretty back here in the Philly area
2 posted on 11/13/2003 8:17:17 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Mo1
bump to follow
3 posted on 11/13/2003 8:17:36 AM PST by cars for sale
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To: John H K
Probably caused by terrorists.
4 posted on 11/13/2003 8:18:20 AM PST by hankbrown
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To: John H K
I'm in the Hammond / Gary area of North Indiana and the wind here had gusts to 60 mph at the Gary airport last night. The wind is still at 35 - 40 mph now.
5 posted on 11/13/2003 8:19:00 AM PST by El Laton Caliente
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To: John H K
Is there an Al Quaeda connection. First the storms in Cali last nite, and now this.../sarc
6 posted on 11/13/2003 8:19:14 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe ("I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers We are the president." -Hilary)
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To: John H K
I left the house at 7:00 a.m. this morning to go to work and walked across the Queensboro bridge into Manhattan. The winds were picking up then and made it real hard to walk. I hate to see what its going to be like when I walk home.
7 posted on 11/13/2003 8:19:14 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: hankbrown; John H K
No, the high winds are all Pres. Bush's fault of course.
8 posted on 11/13/2003 8:19:28 AM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh: The Voice of Sanity during 8 years of the Clinton Reign of Terror)
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To: John H K
We had high wind yesterday in Kansas, but not hurricane type winds!
9 posted on 11/13/2003 8:19:39 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: nutmeg
Women and minorities hit hardest
10 posted on 11/13/2003 8:20:25 AM PST by AppyPappy (Pittsburgh beat Virginia Tech 31-28. Panthers rule!!".)
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To: nutmeg
No, the high winds are all Pres. Bush's fault of course.

Yes. If the Senate did not have to waste time with the 30 hour session, these winds would have been controlled by legislation.

11 posted on 11/13/2003 8:20:40 AM PST by hankbrown
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To: hankbrown
Probably caused by terrorists.

Hmmm. They DID promise something during Ramadan in LA, NY and DC. So far 2 of the 3 have had freak weather. Yesterday's LA hailstorm, today's NY hurricane force winds. I don't know, if I was a middle eastern kook, I'd say Allah was saying something. If a tornado rips through downtown DC in the next day or so, I'd start wondering...

(I'm joking of course...)

12 posted on 11/13/2003 8:21:21 AM PST by Publius Maximus
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To: John H K
Was Al Gore giving a speech in NYC today?
13 posted on 11/13/2003 8:21:26 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: John H K
Maybe all that HOT AIR being produced in the Senate will off set it.
14 posted on 11/13/2003 8:21:46 AM PST by OXENinFLA (A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.)
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To: John H K
My husband just told me that the wind is setting off car alarms in NYC
15 posted on 11/13/2003 8:22:00 AM PST by alisasny (THANKYOU environmentalists for making the 2003 fire season all it could be)
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To: AppyPappy
Now that could be true for women if they're trying to walk in some silly little heels! Just an invention to keep us down.... ;)
16 posted on 11/13/2003 8:22:04 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe ("I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers We are the president." -Hilary)
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To: John H K
Should knock the annoying straggling leaves out of my trees, allowing me to rake them up once and for all.

It'll probably knock down a few dead branches too. I've got one right near where I park my car. I've been meaning to pull it down with a rope, but hopefully I won't have to after today. (I moved my car.)

17 posted on 11/13/2003 8:22:17 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Semper Paratus
That would be hot air (or stale)
18 posted on 11/13/2003 8:22:42 AM PST by Lijahsbubbe ("I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers We are the president." -Hilary)
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To: John H K
Same here in Michigan, this morning winds 35-40, it was a brutal walk into work

Saw some neat pics of the Lake Erie blowout

Can you post them or link?

19 posted on 11/13/2003 8:24:26 AM PST by apackof2 (Watch and pray till you see Him coming, no one knows the hour or the day)
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To: John H K
Sigh... I searched and searched but I could not find the pic of Hillary pointing to a map of Hurricane Isabel, which was labeled "Bush's Fault"
20 posted on 11/13/2003 8:24:37 AM PST by thoughtomator ("A republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: AppyPappy; hankbrown
LOL!

Pretty scary wind gusts here in northern CT. It's only a matter of time until the power goes out here, I'm sure. We've got many big oak trees over 50ft tall... sure hope one doesn't fall on the house...

21 posted on 11/13/2003 8:24:55 AM PST by nutmeg (Rush Limbaugh: The Voice of Sanity during 8 years of the Clinton Reign of Terror)
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To: alisasny
Windows were really rattling this AM in Chelsea. The wind along the Hudson is very strong, tons of white caps.
22 posted on 11/13/2003 8:24:57 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Semper Paratus
Bump to find later
23 posted on 11/13/2003 8:24:57 AM PST by listenhillary (terrorism n. systematic use of violence to intimidate or coerce societies or governments)
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To: Publius Maximus
MOOS-LEM TERRORISTS have taken over HAARP in Alaska and are controlling our weather! (Triple-plying my tinfoil.)

24 posted on 11/13/2003 8:24:58 AM PST by John H K
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To: John H K
The winds woke me up this morning. Very strong when I was walking to work.
25 posted on 11/13/2003 8:25:04 AM PST by FeliciaCat
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To: John H K
I live in Sussex County NJ and the winds all night were crazy. I thought the Siding was going to fly off of my house.
26 posted on 11/13/2003 8:25:26 AM PST by Mixer
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To: areafiftyone
Take the "N"...I'll send you the two bucks.
27 posted on 11/13/2003 8:25:46 AM PST by wtc911
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To: hankbrown
Naw, Sen. Clinton is going to blame it on Bush.
28 posted on 11/13/2003 8:26:13 AM PST by samanella
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To: John H K
Shoulda been in my neck of the woods last night. Here in Michigan, we had gusts over 70mph. Thousands lost power, including me... hundreds of trees down... including a few in my woods. So brace yourself, NY... this will not be fun.

Of course, now we're getting lake effect snow.

29 posted on 11/13/2003 8:26:19 AM PST by rintense
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To: areafiftyone
Probably caused by your windbag mayor.
30 posted on 11/13/2003 8:27:32 AM PST by ladylib
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To: apackof2
http://www.lakevision.com/pictures/camera_7.jpg


I would imagine this will eventually create a Lake Erie "seiche" where the water starts oscillating back and forth after the wind stops.
31 posted on 11/13/2003 8:28:16 AM PST by John H K
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To: John H K
Buckle up in NY.

Gusty winds from north to south here on the gulf coast in Alabama, not to bad. The temperature is suppose to 'plunge' and tonight is forecast to be as low as 39, coldest day so far this winter, yesterday was in the mid-80's.

32 posted on 11/13/2003 8:28:44 AM PST by blam
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To: John H K
The wind seemed to be blowing harder and in a different direction than the winds of Hurricane Isabel this morning in Burke, VA and surrounding areas. On the way to the metro station, we saw three big trees down in one stretch of road. One was on power lines, one was broken near the front of a house with limbs partially in the street and the third was collapsed and covering a pickup truck.
33 posted on 11/13/2003 8:29:04 AM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops! (Hillary's Vast Rt Wg Conspiracy))
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To: John H K
HIGH WIND WARNING for New York City

Hillary's in town?

34 posted on 11/13/2003 8:29:15 AM PST by steve-b
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To: wtc911
LOL - that's okay. If I take the train I usually take the 7. But I am trying to save money by not taking the train and not buying lunch or breakfast. I am getting cheap in my old age. Besides I lost a hell of alot of weight by walking to and from work. Its about 2 1/2 - 3 miles and takes me one and onehalf hours. Beats going to the gym!
35 posted on 11/13/2003 8:29:27 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: John H K
I'm in Northern Jersey, and at about 5:30 or so this morning, there was a gust strong enough to knock a picture which was above a closed window in my bedroom off the wall. Startled the heck out of me.
36 posted on 11/13/2003 8:30:15 AM PST by jmc813 (Michael Schiavo is a bigger scumbag than Bill Clinton)
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To: ladylib
LOL
37 posted on 11/13/2003 8:30:26 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: rintense
Of course, now we're getting lake effect snow.

Guess you don't have a problem with that global warming huh?

38 posted on 11/13/2003 8:30:35 AM PST by Mo1
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To: Mixer
Will increase this afternoon, actually.

I looked at the records for Isabel in MD/DC and actually if OKX is right, the NYC area winds will generally be about as strong; there were no gusts above 50-70 mph in Maryland for Isabel.
39 posted on 11/13/2003 8:30:55 AM PST by John H K
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To: Mixer
Here at Exit 105, GSP , the lights have been flickering all morning. Probably just a matter of time before they go out for good.
40 posted on 11/13/2003 8:31:33 AM PST by capydick (Where did all these Useful Idiots come from?)
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To: Mo1
We never have a problem with global warming along Lake Michigan. :)
41 posted on 11/13/2003 8:32:01 AM PST by rintense
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To: hankbrown
...and Bush is to blame.
42 posted on 11/13/2003 8:32:42 AM PST by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: Cindy; Dajjal; Calpernia; JustPiper; Dog; Thinkin' Gal; Quix; mhking; rintense

Hmmm...

Chaos in LA. 10'000's of cars stranded. power outages, massive flooding
      Posted by webvanca
On 11/12/2003 6:36 PM PST with 182 comments


NWS
11/12/03 LOS ANGELES NUMEROUS LIVE REPORTS OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF CARS STRANDED. VIDEO SHOWS WATER WASTE DEEP WITH FIRE FIGHTERS CHECKING VEHICLES FOR OCCUPANTS. FREQUENT LIGHTNING STRIKES IN THE AREA WITH MANY POWER OUTAGES.
     
 
Flash floods leave 12 dead in Makka (Mecca)
      Posted by Sabertooth
On 11/11/2003 6:47 PM PST with 49 comments


Al Jazeera ^ | November 11th, 2003
Flash floods leave 12 dead in MakkaWednesday 12 November 2003, 2:09 Makka Time, 23:09 GMT The Muslim holy city of Makka has been hit by flash floods Torrential rain in the holy city of Makka has leftÊ12 people dead, andÊ50 injured, according to Saudi medical sources.Severe weather has been pounding the city since Monday, when water levels in some parts of the city reached six meters.The flash floods left students and employeesÊ trapped in the city, unable to make their way home.Ê According to newspaper reports traffic came to a standstill in the Al-Zaher neighborhood beacuse of the water...
     
 
Al Qaeda again threatens New York, Washington and Los Angeles
      Posted by tubavil
On 11/03/2003 9:17 AM PST with 1,423 comments


Debka ^ | 11-3-2003 | Staff
Monday, November 3, 2003 A new message was posted in the last few hours by the Jeddah-based al-Qaeda-linked Al-Islah (Reform) society calling on Muslims to flee New York, Washington and Los Angeles in advance of major al Qaeda attacks in those cities. This is revealed by DEBKAfile. The message accuses the United States of predetermining its end (doom) by its policies. ?The Jews rule the Pentagon by remote control and (are the cause) of Muslims being killed in every corner of the world. The United States should therefore expect more blows.? The message is signed on behalf of the al...
       
 
Fresh al-Qaeda Message Gives Moslems "Final Chance" to Depart New York, Los Angeles, Washington
      Posted by ayoshida
On 11/09/2003 10:48 AM PST with 701 comments


Northeast Intelligence Network ^
A final warning to all of the Muslims in three sites inside the United States - Washington - New York - Los Angeles... The hit from al Qaeda is inevitable.... the complete readiness for zero day God willing depart immediately... Encoded Message (?): All of the goals are open and the hour is 36 and 25 and 36, east of, west of, oblique, took place By Allah in the name of and the praise Allah, and by God's blessing, ‚, oh Allah pray you and greeted on Mohammad, ï, oh Allah aim the throw of the Al-Qaeda 97, Š, oh...
     

43 posted on 11/13/2003 8:33:17 AM PST by Sabertooth (No Drivers' Licences for Illegal Aliens. Petition SB60. http://www.saveourlicense.com/n_home.htm)
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To: blam
Hardly slept last night with the wind trying to lift the roof off my WV home. It's the final R.I.P. for the old shingle job.

Still windy right now.
44 posted on 11/13/2003 8:33:29 AM PST by VadeRetro
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To: El Laton Caliente
I am a little SSE of you in the Indianapolis area. We had gusts of hurricane force last night. There were some over 70 mph between 9 and 11 pm. You could see the effect in the water level in the toilets. Weird. I sure would not have wanted to have been driving between here and there on I-65 last night. I was coming home about 9pm and the road would be covered with leaves blowing so fast it looked like a river of leaves so that you didn't know where the road ended. Or all around in the air like big brown snowflakes. The wind here now is only about 15-25 mph with gusts about 40-50 mph, I think. Blustery is the word that comes to mind.

I did read in the paper this morning that the wall of some restaurant was knocked down by the wind, injuring two people.
45 posted on 11/13/2003 8:33:44 AM PST by lupie
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To: apackof2
Wave heights have now topped 16 feet in Eastern Lake Erie and Eastern Lake Ontario (not that spectacular for the Atlantic, but amazing for those two lakes which have a limited fetch.)
46 posted on 11/13/2003 8:35:56 AM PST by John H K
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To: John H K
Here in southern IN (greater Louisville, KY) we had absolutely horrible winds last night. There was no rain during these winds. We had the rain (a lot of it) earlier in the day. It's gusty out there, today, too - but not nearly as much as last night. Our power went off for a few hours, too.

My husband was out of town for business - in Columbus, OH - and he said that he experienced the same thing up there.

47 posted on 11/13/2003 8:37:28 AM PST by MasonGal
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To: John H K
Well, I'm about 350 miles west of NYC, and the wind here is gusting to gale force. I'm just looking out the window wondering which of our sixty-foot pines might succumb.
48 posted on 11/13/2003 8:38:03 AM PST by Petronski (Living life in a minor key.)
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To: John H K
Wow, too windy for windmills!
49 posted on 11/13/2003 8:38:10 AM PST by biblewonk (I must answer all bible questions.)
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To: John H K
Think they'll be strong enough to knock Hillary! off her broom?
50 posted on 11/13/2003 8:38:30 AM PST by b4its2late (Liberals are as confused as a hungry baby in a topless bar.)
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