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Why Sandy Has Meteorologists Scared in 4 Images
The Atlantic ^ | Oct 28 2012, 12:23 PM ET | Alexis Madrigal

Posted on 10/28/2012 10:33:41 PM PDT by brityank

Why Sandy Has Meteorologists Scared in 4 Images

She's huge. She's strong and might get stronger. She's strange. She's directing the might of her storm surge right at New York City.

Hurricane Sandy has already caused her first damage in New York: the subway system will be shut as of 7pm tonight. Meteorologists are scared, so city planners are scared.
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Dr. Ryan Maue, a meteorologist at WeatherBELL, put out this animated GIF of the storm's approach yesterday. "This is unprecedented --absolutely stunning upper-level configuration pinwheeling #Sandy on-shore like ping-pong ball," he tweeted. It shows how cold air to the north and west of the storm spin Sandy into the mid-atlantic coastline. (Nota bene: his models also show very high winds at skyscraper altitudes.)


(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; hurricanesandy; sandy
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Go see the rest of this - a lot of good info to follow up with. Besides the high winds around the skyscrapers, the storm surge along the coasts of DE, PA, NJ, NY, CT, and MA look to be higher than any in previous history.

Stay safe, everyone.

1 posted on 10/28/2012 10:33:44 PM PDT by brityank
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To: brityank

Conspiracy theory....

Someone is trying to shut down greater ny city. NYSE closed, un, media centers....

They seem too certain, exaggeration, dire, serios, pleading....

Like y2k


2 posted on 10/28/2012 10:37:31 PM PDT by Professional
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To: brityank

That gif is a prediction based upon...?


3 posted on 10/28/2012 10:39:10 PM PDT by Professional
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To: brityank

A lot of Tornadoes could break out.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 10:39:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: brityank

But but but, i was told by others on this site that it’s all BS and it’s just to draw attention away from Benghazi.


5 posted on 10/28/2012 10:41:16 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: brityank

Ahhh Bush and Chenney are using their hurricane machine again to influence the election!

</sarc>


6 posted on 10/28/2012 10:41:38 PM PDT by DeltaZulu
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To: Professional

Go to WhetherBELL - I gave you the link in the clip! Sheeesh!!!

I’ll believe Dr. Ryan Maue - he has solid credentials.


7 posted on 10/28/2012 10:42:39 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Not BS - the Jersey Shore is already taking a pounding, and as Sandy swings east will get worse. Not too worried about the winds, but the rain and sea surge will be catastrophic.


8 posted on 10/28/2012 10:46:16 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

NYC shutting down the subway as “precaution” is not damage being caused by the storm.

jeez


9 posted on 10/28/2012 10:46:24 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Drill Thrawl

There has never ever ever ever ever ever ever been a storm “like this” ever ever ever ever ever before in the whole history of the human race... nay... since the world formed!


10 posted on 10/28/2012 10:48:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: brityank

Years ago flghts between DC/NYC were cancelled so I had to take Amtrak into NYC. Arriving at Penn Station, I found the street (33rd) closed because of glass windows that had been blown out of One Penn Plaza. Never felt comfortable in the Big Apple during windy conditions again. Imagine the threat of Sandy-high winds and all those windows 50 stories up (and higher).


11 posted on 10/28/2012 10:52:18 PM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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To: brityank

Well there is really only one thing to do. We must declare martial law and postpone the election for a few months or perhaps a year or so.


12 posted on 10/28/2012 10:53:11 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: GeronL
Take a look at the sea levels around NYC - then tell me when you would like to plan for the safety of the 8-12 Million folk in NYC.


13 posted on 10/28/2012 10:53:28 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank
The God of Israel is just warming up on showing Obama and his thugs how powerful the God of Israel really is.
The God of Israel is telling Obama and his thugs " do you really want to go there ? "
14 posted on 10/28/2012 10:55:02 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: brityank

I am not. Nanny Bloomberg will ban saltwater, all is saved.

Or rename it New Atlantis

That’d be cool.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 10:55:50 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: garjog
Election is A WEEK AWAY! Why would you postpone it? Sheeesh!! This will be over by Thursday, cleanup to follow.
16 posted on 10/28/2012 10:56:26 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

17 posted on 10/28/2012 10:56:57 PM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: GeronL

LOL

That I can believe!

Stupid Bloomy!!


18 posted on 10/28/2012 10:57:39 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank
Folks ? listen up ? this is Obama's challenge to the God of Israel to show how powerful the God of Israel really is.
If there is any destruction from this storm, the blame can be squarely placed on Obama for challenging the God of Israel.
19 posted on 10/28/2012 10:58:34 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: brityank

OBAMA’s FAULT !! Obama challenging the God of Israel....


20 posted on 10/28/2012 10:59:59 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Professional

It’s the Dick Cheney weather machine again.

New Orleans, New york city. Both coastal cities, both with hugh democratic numbers.

It’s Bush’s fault.


21 posted on 10/28/2012 11:00:36 PM PDT by ping jockey (Candy Crowley IS A DUMBASS)
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To: brityank

Is there a live thread on this storm? Stay safe everyone.


22 posted on 10/28/2012 11:05:14 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Take your lithium.


23 posted on 10/28/2012 11:09:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Soebarkah Soetoro)
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To: EDINVA
Years ago flghts between DC/NYC were cancelled so I had to take Amtrak into NYC. Arriving at Penn Station, I found the street (33rd) closed because of glass windows that had been blown out of One Penn Plaza. Never felt comfortable in the Big Apple during windy conditions again. Imagine the threat of Sandy-high winds and all those windows 50 stories up (and higher).

No problem with that as of tomorrow. Amtrak is shutting down the east coast runs. ;-)
24 posted on 10/28/2012 11:13:51 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: brityank
"Election is A WEEK AWAY! Why would you postpone it? Sheeesh!!"

The storm is WAY to dangerous and a threat to America. We MUST urge the president to declare martial law and assume total and complete control of the nation. For our own sake.

A mere presidential election can be put off for a while. Perhaps a year or two until things get back in order!

All hail the messiah

Obama, Obama

The path to the new socialist motherland

Our savior, our savior

Obama, Obama


25 posted on 10/28/2012 11:13:54 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: brityank

Sorry, forgot the snark tag. I live near Philthy, winds starting to pick up as I type.


26 posted on 10/28/2012 11:14:01 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: Conservative4Ever
I haven't seen one yet, but there's enough info being put out in disparate threads.

Found this link very handy - the eye has started the turn into the coastline:

The eye is already moving westward towards the Jersey coastline.

27 posted on 10/28/2012 11:14:51 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: American Constitutionalist
The God of Israel is telling Obama and his thugs " do you really want to go there ? "

I posted something on an earlier thread. People better believe George Washington's warning.
28 posted on 10/28/2012 11:15:50 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: brityank

NYC: Not to worry. Mayor Bloomturd has just passed an emergency bill forbidding waves of 16 ft and over. He will, however, allow two 8 ft wakes but not at the same time.

Boy, dummy is really on this.

You just cannot image what I’m picturing of the mayor and a big wave, like that in “The Last Wave”.


29 posted on 10/28/2012 11:17:43 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Jeff Chandler
Of course you say that in jest ?

Of course beer is a temporary measure and means to drown out any pain.
30 posted on 10/28/2012 11:21:57 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Have fun folks - gonna grab some shut-eye. Catch up tomorrow if I have power! ;^)

Stay safe, all.


31 posted on 10/28/2012 11:22:13 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

“Take a look at the sea levels around NYC - then tell me when you would like to plan for the safety of the 8-12 Million folk in NYC. “

OK, that is easy. Everyone should get more than a couple blocks away from any body of water connected to the ocean. Stay inside and away from windows in case some debris gets picked up by the wind. What else is there to know? Since people don’t actually live in the sea, so you can ignore 99% of the colored areas on that map.


32 posted on 10/28/2012 11:30:01 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: GeronL
NYC shutting down the subway as “precaution” is not damage being caused by the storm.

Lower Manhattan after hurricane Donna in 1960.


33 posted on 10/28/2012 11:32:28 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: brityank

WHats the storms LAST name again... Hurricane Sandy BENGAZI?.....

70 to 80 miles an hour winds are a popcorn fart..
MAybe some beach erosion.. blown down trees.. a lot of rain..

BUT shutting down the SUBWAYS!... very very suspicious..
Seems to be a “TELL” like in poker.. the liberals are OVER ACTING..
Hypocrisy on steroids, Kabuki Theater Catastrophe, Political Boondoggle, a crisis NOT TO BE WASTED..

AND THE RUBES SEEM TO BE BUYING IT!...


34 posted on 10/28/2012 11:38:20 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Professional


HAARP Engineering 'FRANKENSTORM' Hurricane Sandy - CAUGHT on SATELLITE and RADAR!!!


35 posted on 10/28/2012 11:46:24 PM PDT by goron ("Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately." --Joe Biden, 8/22/12)
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To: hosepipe
BUT shutting down the SUBWAYS!... very very suspicious

Actually it's not. The subway tunnels are deep underground and are below the water table. Pumps constantly run to keep the system dry. They are not designed to handle floodingz and storm surge. Last year during Irene many of the tunnels were flooded.

36 posted on 10/28/2012 11:46:34 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: brityank

http://hint.fm/wind/


37 posted on 10/28/2012 11:51:22 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: brityank

Great link. Thanks.


38 posted on 10/28/2012 11:51:58 PM PDT by lbryce (BHO-"Now, I am become Death, the Destroyer of Worlds" by way of Oppenheimer at Trinity, NM)
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To: hosepipe

Those winds blowing around skyscrapers will be magnified greatly, you could even have winds blowing in every direction due to the manmade topography. Could have 1,000s of blown out windows raining shards of glass down below.


39 posted on 10/28/2012 11:58:22 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: GeronL
There has never ever ever ever ever ever ever been a storm “like this” ever ever ever ever ever before in the whole history of the human race... nay... since the world formed!

Here you are again, joking and degrading about this storm on yet another thread. Are you just getting your rocks off by demeaning all of this, or what...?

You've already started in, and there hasn't been a single alarmist post. Are you simply incapable of participating in an adult conversation about this topic, or are you just that demented?

Geeez Louise, give it a rest!

40 posted on 10/29/2012 12:08:26 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: brityank

Keeps on being a hurricane right over New Jersey.


41 posted on 10/29/2012 12:09:41 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (cat dog, cat dog, alone in the world is a little cat dog)
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To: Windflier

My last post on this thread was over an hour ago.

You are the only demeaning thing on it.

All I am saying is the world will still be here when it is over.


42 posted on 10/29/2012 12:12:00 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Jeff Chandler

ZOT


43 posted on 10/29/2012 12:12:15 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: brityank

Ummmm, Wait.... I thought Bork Obunga was going to turn on his teleprompter and the seas will recede?


44 posted on 10/29/2012 12:14:25 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: GeronL
You are the only demeaning thing on it. All I am saying is the world will still be here when it is over.

Oh? Then what do you call this?

There has never ever ever ever ever ever ever been a storm “like this” ever ever ever ever ever before in the whole history of the human race... nay... since the world formed!

People are about to die, and all you can do is joke about it? I can't believe that you promote yourself as a caring, concerned Christian here. What a fraud. You're nothing but a joker degrader.

Do what you like. I'm done with you.

45 posted on 10/29/2012 12:20:10 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Beach_Babe
Some footage of the floods of 1955 that devastated the northeast, the fallout from hurricane Diane. The "seasoned citizens" here in Pt. Jervis, NY remember all too well the damage it caused.
46 posted on 10/29/2012 12:20:38 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: piytar

To be clear, I have no ZOT powers, but that one was just begging for a ZOT, and apparently got it...


47 posted on 10/29/2012 12:22:12 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

he will

any minute now

maybe when he wakes up


48 posted on 10/29/2012 12:22:12 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: garjog

nice pic


49 posted on 10/29/2012 12:29:07 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: piytar

; )


50 posted on 10/29/2012 12:31:29 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Soebarkah Soetoro)
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