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Hurricane Sandy barrels toward East Coast, expected to bring 'life-threatening' storm surge
FoxNews.com ^ | October 29, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 10/29/2012 6:22:57 AM PDT by metmom

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Looked like it was time for a Hurricane Sandy live thread.
1 posted on 10/29/2012 6:23:05 AM PDT by metmom
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To: Kartographer; AFPhys; neverdem; Behind Liberal Lines; DJ MacWoW; Tired of Taxes

There are a lot of FReepers in the path of this storm, those who live in NJ, PA, NY, and the New England states.

Prayers up for the safety of everyone and it’s potential for an impact on the election.

I don’t trust the current regime,.... er.... administration.


2 posted on 10/29/2012 6:25:49 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: metmom

FoxNews on-scene reporter: the waves are angry.

NOAA: Could be the biggest hurricane to EVER hit the US.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 6:26:58 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Did I hear correctly that Bloomberg told his people to get out??


4 posted on 10/29/2012 6:29:38 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: metmom; NELSON111; AFPhys

Here’s a link to the National Hurricane Center and some discussion on the storm....

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/291149.shtml

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WTNT33 KNHC 291149
TCPAT3

BULLETIN
HURRICANE SANDY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 28A
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
800 AM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

...SANDY NOW MOVING NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AND ACCELERATING...
...EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND COASTAL
HURRICANE WINDS PLUS HEAVY APPALACHIAN SNOWS...

SUMMARY OF 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...INFORMATION


LOCATION...36.8N 71.1W
ABOUT 265 MI...425 KM SE OF ATLANTIC CITY NEW JERSEY
ABOUT 310 MI...505 KM SSE OF NEW YORK CITY
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 330 DEGREES AT 20 MPH...32 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...946 MB...27.94 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS


CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
* NORTH OF SURF CITY TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA
* PAMLICO AND ALBEMARLE SOUNDS
* BERMUDA

IN ADDITION...HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG PORTIONS OF
THE COAST BETWEEN CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINIA AND CHATHAM MASSACHUSETTS.
THIS INCLUDES THE TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND TO SMITH POINT...
THE MIDDLE AND UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY...DELAWARE BAY...AND THE COASTS
OF THE NORTHERN DELMARVA PENINSULA...NEW JERSEY...THE NEW YORK CITY
AREA...LONG ISLAND...CONNECTICUT...AND RHODE ISLAND.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF CHATHAM TO
MERRIMACK RIVER MASSACHUSETTS...THE LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...AND
SOUTH OF CHINCOTEAGUE TO DUCK NORTH CAROLINA...THE NORTHERN
ENDPOINT OF THE TROPICAL STORM WARNING.

OTHER COASTAL AND INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR
THESE AREAS. PLEASE SEE STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
STATES...INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE
MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
FORECAST OFFICE. FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA OUTSIDE
THE UNITED STATES...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR NATIONAL
METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK


AT 800 AM EDT...1200 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 36.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 71.1 WEST. SANDY IS NOW MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH...32 KM/H. A TURN TOWARD THE
NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED LATER THIS MORNING...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD
THE WEST-NORTHWEST TONIGHT. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF
SANDY WILL MOVE OVER THE COAST OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES THIS
EVENING OR TONIGHT.

REPORTS FROM AN AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT
THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS REMAIN NEAR 85 MPH...140 KM/H...WITH
HIGHER GUSTS. SANDY IS EXPECTED TO TRANSITION INTO A FRONTAL OR
WINTERTIME LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM PRIOR TO LANDFALL. HOWEVER...THIS
TRANSITION WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY A WEAKENING OF THE SYSTEM...
AND IN FACT...A LITTLE STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THIS
PROCESS. SANDY IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AFTER MOVING INLAND.

HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 175 MILES...280 KM...FROM
THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 485
MILES...780 KM. SUSTAINED TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE OCCURRING
ALONG THE COASTS OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY...DELAWARE...AND EASTERN
VIRGINIA...AND EXTEND AS FAR INLAND AS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
CHESAPEAKE BAY.

THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE ESTIMATED FROM HURRICANE HUNTER
AIRCRAFT DATA IS 946 MB...27.94 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND


WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS...OR GALE FORCE WINDS...ARE ALREADY
OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES FROM NORTH
CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO LONG ISLAND. GALE FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE TO SPREAD OVER OTHER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC
COAST...NEW YORK CITY...AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND LATER THIS
MORNING. WINDS OF HURRICANE FORCE COULD REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC
STATES...INCLUDING NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND...LATER TODAY.
WINDS AFFECTING THE UPPER FLOORS OF HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS WILL BE
SIGNIFICANTLY STRONGER THAN THOSE NEAR GROUND LEVEL.

STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM SURGE
AND THE TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE
FLOODED BY RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING
DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH
TIDE...

NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBEMARLE SOUNDS...4 TO 6 FT
SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT
UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 3 FT
LONG ISLAND SOUND...RARITAN BAY...AND NEW YORK HARBOR...6 TO 11 FT
ELSEWHERE FROM OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT
CT/RI BORDER TO THE SOUTH SHORE OF CAPE COD INCLUDING BUZZARDS
BAY AND NARRAGANSETT BAY...3 TO 6 FT
CAPE COD TO THE MA/NH BORDER INCLUDING CAPE COD BAY...2 TO 4 FT
MA/NH BORDER TO THE U.S./CANADA BORDER...1 TO 3 FT

SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE
AND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES.
GIVEN THE LARGE WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY...ELEVATED WATER
LEVELS COULD SPAN MULTIPLE TIDE CYCLES RESULTING IN REPEATED AND
EXTENDED PERIODS OF COASTAL AND BAYSIDE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...
ELEVATED WATERS COULD OCCUR FAR REMOVED FROM THE CENTER OF SANDY.
FURTHERMORE...THESE CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR REGARDLESS OF WHETHER
SANDY IS A TROPICAL OR POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE. FOR INFORMATION
SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

RAINFALL...RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 8 INCHES
POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER
PORTIONS OF THE MID ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING THE DELMARVA
PENINSULA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF
5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE FROM THE SOUTHERN TIER OF NEW YORK STATE
NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH NEW ENGLAND.

SNOWFALL..SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 3 FEET ARE EXPECTED IN THE
MOUNTAINS OF WEST VIRGINIA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS TODAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. 1 TO 2 FEET OF SNOW IS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF
SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA TO THE KENTUCKY BORDER...WITH 12 TO 18 INCHES
OF SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA/TENNESSEE BORDER
AND IN THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN MARYLAND.

SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH
NEW ENGLAND FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

NEXT ADVISORY


NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM EDT.


5 posted on 10/29/2012 6:30:14 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: TomGuy

Ever?? Really ? I suppose we will see.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 6:39:13 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: metmom

Up here in Hartford it isn’t a big deal yet.

Light drizzle and a gentle breeze.

It’s supposed to pick up around noon, after which we’ll have 55mph gusts until tomorrow noon. We might lose power and perhaps some branches. Maybe. Its a different story on the coast.

So Sandy will knock the rest of the leaves off the trees and I’ll only have to spend one weekend raking instead of the usual four weekends.


7 posted on 10/29/2012 6:39:46 AM PDT by kidd
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To: TomGuy

Seriously?

I believe Obama went on vacation to Hawaii the last time a Cat 1 hit the Gulf Coast....

RLTW


8 posted on 10/29/2012 6:41:09 AM PDT by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: metmom

Hey Mom!


9 posted on 10/29/2012 6:42:07 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: kidd

Here’s a link to the Syracuse online that contains snippets of articles from many other sources.

I’m not sure about copyright restrictions for WSYR, so I’m posting the link only.

http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/Sandy-gains-strength-as-it-heads-toward-East-Coast/-238vnA1SEKd5M5ZA7OA0Q.cspx


10 posted on 10/29/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: HollyB
Ever?? Really ? I suppose we will see.

Must be in reference to its size and not its intensity.

One talking head stated that in order to fly from one side of the storm to the other would take 2 and a half hours.

Alerts are also up for the Great Lakes with waves projected to reach 22 feet around Lake Michigan just off Chicago and 25 feet in Huron, Erie and Ontario.

11 posted on 10/29/2012 6:46:33 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: kidd
I'm in the middle of MA and my situation is similar. Leaves will come down. I'll get some rain. I live on 6 acres of trees, and I might lose a few. Worst case scenario, I might lose power for two days.

I feel bad for folks on the coast -- but, I used to live on the coast. I made the decision not to.

12 posted on 10/29/2012 6:47:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: military cop

When they say ‘ biggest’, they must be referring to size and not strength. But, even then it’s questionable.


13 posted on 10/29/2012 6:48:53 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: metmom
All of us know that Obama, his campaign and the main stream media are going to write the narrative and try to make him look presidental in this Sandy storm....

However ?

The word needs to get out loud, far, and wide that this is all politicizing this storm to help Obama's re-election... that's all he cares about.
Need to counter his campaign, the media with ?
WHY DIDN'T OBAMA GIVE THIS MUCH CARE AND ATTENTION FOR THOSE LIVES LOST IN BENGHAZI !!

WHY WASN'T THIS MUCH ATTENTION GIVEN IN BENGHAZI BUT IS GIVEN MUCH ATTENTION FOR SANDY ?

It's all a political stunt....
Photo ops..
The MSM will write the narrative to make him looks so presidential, therefore we should re-elect him.


14 posted on 10/29/2012 6:50:16 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: metmom
My observations from Monmouth County

An image from high tide this morning

16 feet above mean high tide this morning due to sustained northeast winds. Just my live at the beach for 52 years observation. Tonight will be bad.

15 posted on 10/29/2012 6:50:59 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: metmom

DEL-MAR-VA, West Virgina, MD, and VA is being effected also.


16 posted on 10/29/2012 6:51:50 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: N. Theknow

I was just thinking the same thing. But, I’m here in it (not on the coast) and the derecho was much worse. I guess we will see... the day is still young and then there is tomorrow. I hope I don’t eat my words.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 6:52:30 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: American Constitutionalist

I didn’t mean to neglect that area. As I was hitting the *POST* button, I realized that I neglected to include those as well.

Are you seeing anything out of this yet and what are you getting?


18 posted on 10/29/2012 6:55:14 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: military cop
" I believe Obama went on vacation to Hawaii the last time a Cat 1 hit the Gulf Coast.... "

Remember, it's a election year.... he needs the photo ops, MSM to make him look good.

That's another thing people need to report on, the contrast of him in that storm and now.
19 posted on 10/29/2012 6:56:03 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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If they’re saying that they are lying. This storm covers a broad area but its a weak cat 1. People in Fl MS and LA are laughing at claims like that.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 6:56:49 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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