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Hurricane Sandy Live Thread II
NOAA/NHC & Various ^ | 10/29/2012 | NOAA/NHC & Various

Posted on 10/29/2012 10:21:35 AM PDT by NautiNurse

Late season Hurricane Sandy approaching the Eastern U.S. coast.


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Hurricane Sandy Live Thread I


TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricanesandy; sandy; storm; tropical
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To: NautiNurse

Just took my last walk till the storm is over and nearly got blown into Broadway traffic by a gust. Huge tree down at the Firemen’s Monument. I couldn’t believe the diner was open, but the staff all look worried, since the bridge to Queens is either closed or going to be closed.

Trash cans have all been turned upside down so they don’t start blowing around the streets but the cute New Yorkers are placing their trash on top of the upside-down cans.

More later if there is anything to report. I’m on the Hudson but at the top of a big hill.


201 posted on 10/29/2012 1:54:43 PM PDT by firebrand (Beware of wishful thinking--the mousetrap of small minds.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I’m guessing that Pinnacle Cranes isn’t too thrilled at having their name so prominently displayed on that crane!


202 posted on 10/29/2012 1:58:31 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: firebrand
Reporting in from Hammonton, NJ (about 20 miles NNE of Atlantic City.

We still have electricity, the gust are more intense (65mph) and more regular.

My maple tree seems to be holding up pretty well so far. Only one branch is on the ground.

That storm in July that wreaked havoic here took care of all the weak branches (I hope)

203 posted on 10/29/2012 2:00:28 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: NautiNurse

CT Power Outage Maps

CL&P http://outage.cl-p.com/outage/outagemap.aspx
UI http://outages.uinet.com/outageinfo/outagemap.html

Mass Outage Maps

Nat’l Grid https://www1.nationalgridus.com/StateLandingMA (Click on Safety/outages tab>Power Outage Map)
WMECO http://outage.wmeco.com/outage/outagemap.aspx


204 posted on 10/29/2012 2:04:36 PM PDT by matt04
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To: firebrand

I had to chuckle when Mayor Nutter of Philly told the public to keep their trash until next Tuesday. They will pick it up next Tuesday.


205 posted on 10/29/2012 2:05:59 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
donald trump: Direct view of crane from apartment window. Crane was never properly secured, blowing in the breeze. fb.me/1Ybwhz6bk Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump All weights are on crane's wrong side --- very precarious below, move out!

NickdMiller @NickdMiller This dangling crane is reportedly poised to spear into Carnegie Hall… flickr.com/photos/scripti…

Piers Morgan ✔ @piersmorgan

Massive bang and this giant skyscraper crane outside my office just buckled... Scary. #Sandy #NY #CNN pic.twitter.com/LQN3424h

Katie Couric ✔ @katiecouric

This is a 90 story luxury condo. Why they didn't take down this crane is beyond me. #Sandy
206 posted on 10/29/2012 2:07:12 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: matt04
More reports via twitter:

Breaking News Storm ‏@breakingstorm
North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue declares a state of emergency in 24 western counties due to snow

Ryan Maue ‏@RyanMaue
Great Lakes wave forecast shows quickly building waves on South sides / coasts ... Waves on Great Lakes exceeding 23 feet as #Sandy circulation takes hold, tonight and Tuesday. Link to GL wave forecast map

207 posted on 10/29/2012 2:09:10 PM PDT by alancarp (Democrats can't win on merits, so it's okay to cheat, steal, lie, break the law to "win" elections.)
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To: firebrand

Thanks for your local update! Stay safe, and check back in when you can.


208 posted on 10/29/2012 2:10:42 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

OUCH.....


209 posted on 10/29/2012 2:10:57 PM 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: DoughtyOne

Aside on the damaged Tower Crane.

It isn’t just the top floors that need to be evacuated.

I have now seen the video from the site. All street facing spaces in the building and the building accross the street need to be evacuated from the ground up.

That damaged crane is capable of lossing its entire boom section which could do damage as it falls — think of an 80 foot long mumbly-peg knife possibly falling into the canyon created by the building from the 63rd floor down. The street isn’t that wide.


210 posted on 10/29/2012 2:13:08 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

That’s a matter ow WHEN it’s going to let go, not IF.

That’s a mess....


211 posted on 10/29/2012 2:13:08 PM 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: NautiNurse; metmom; boatbums; CynicalBear; All

Actually kinda a mild day here around Boston MA , as regards warm humid air, and very little rain despite the gusts, and much preferred to 10 degrees and 30mph freezing damp wind you can get in winter, even if it does not snow. Yet the MBTA even cancelled all its service. However, i know the weather is far worse for others, may God have mercy.

I like this radar: http://www.wral.com/weather/hurricanes/page/5878513/ Click on things like Layers to the right and Model tracks above and hit > to animate or below it for Tues, etc.

Other neat maps:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/northeast-region/weather-radar?play=1

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx?location=USMA0081&weather=hdRadarSmoothPaletteA

http://www.intellicast.com/National/Surface/Mixed.aspx?animate=true

http://www.wunderground.com/wundermap/

http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/US/2xpxFronts.html


212 posted on 10/29/2012 2:13:38 PM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: metmom
Governor Tomblin just blew a golden opportunity to promote West Virginia's ski industry on national television...'Winterplace is open for business...come on down!'

See, Governor? It's easy!

213 posted on 10/29/2012 2:18:11 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: NautiNurse

Aberdeen MD showing strengthening gusts. House is rumbling a bit. Still have power. Lots of rain.


214 posted on 10/29/2012 2:21:38 PM PDT by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: firebrand

Glad you’re safe, firebrand.


215 posted on 10/29/2012 2:24:49 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: mware

Good to see you mware, take care.


216 posted on 10/29/2012 2:28:59 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I’m guessing Pinnacle didn’t want publicity this way.


217 posted on 10/29/2012 2:29:27 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Miss Didi
atlantic city

218 posted on 10/29/2012 2:30:24 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: DoughtyOne

I love Fox for politics, but for breaking news, they are lousy.


219 posted on 10/29/2012 2:31:57 PM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: RummyChick

So that row of piles & beams used to be the boardwalk ?


220 posted on 10/29/2012 2:34:40 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: LizardQueen

Praying for your parents, LQ.


221 posted on 10/29/2012 2:36:00 PM PDT by Scoutmaster
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To: metmom

So far, just rain and wind (and the sound of sirens) where we live here in South Jersey. We live about a one-hour drive from the coast, but we’re not far from the Pine Barrens.

Yesterday morning, on the way to church, we spotted a deer running back and forth, looking confused, on the side of the street in a spot that was not near the woods.


222 posted on 10/29/2012 2:42:27 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: RummyChick

Christie on now dissing the mayor of Atlantic City. He’s not gonna take the blame for those who refused to heed the warnings. Good for him.


223 posted on 10/29/2012 2:45:16 PM PDT by adc
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To: Miss Didi

Just got home from work...hope you’re safe. Lot’s of my old haunts up north getting wiped out...prayers go with you all.


224 posted on 10/29/2012 2:49:50 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NautiNurse

Update from Central NH 43.6N 71.2W - substantial falloff in wind speed past hour. We had sustained 30g40 from about 1330 to 1630, now down around 10-12g18-20. 57F with heavy rain. 29.42 falling. Few branches down, power still on.


225 posted on 10/29/2012 2:50:32 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: wolfman23601

>I’m in Newport News and it has been nothing but a 2 day drizzle event. I did see a large oak across the road when I too the kid to Chick Fi La earlier. I’m surprised it fell, I haven’t heard any wind.<

Go figure. West of you, around Roanoke, the wind is blowing pretty heavily (35-45 mph), and the gusts are nothing to sneeze at. Further west, it’s snowing. The winds are supposed to be way stronger by 11:00pm.


226 posted on 10/29/2012 2:52:35 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: cyclotic

I am your neighbor across the river. We still have power, but some friends just lost theirs.


227 posted on 10/29/2012 2:53:11 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: NautiNurse; All

PerTwitter:

Hurricane Central@twc_hurricane
Barometric pressure in #Philly now 28.39”; this breaks their all-time low pressure record of 28.43” set in March ‘93 superstorm #Sandy


228 posted on 10/29/2012 2:53:51 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NautiNurse; All

Thank-you!

Right now, raining, windy, thankfully, for now, power still on. For how long I do not know. My older married sister who lives in FL is keeping tabs on me for both my own and my cat’s safety.

The only THING I ask of you and ALL the FRpers from the rest of the country is PLEASE keep the east coast RIGHT NOW in your PRAYERS. That is the best help and support those of us in the affected areas can HAVE. THANK-YOU and GOD BLESS in SHOUT-OUT. :)=^..^=


229 posted on 10/29/2012 2:59:52 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NautiNurse

Wind is seriously picking up in SE Connecticut. Power has gone on and off a few times, and based on TV reports, coastal flooding is fairly minimal, but 2nd high tide is still a few hours away.


230 posted on 10/29/2012 3:01:35 PM PDT by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: LizardQueen

Prayers for your parents—the stress of the storm could have been a contributing factor.


231 posted on 10/29/2012 3:03:18 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Betis70

6:00 p.m., Rockville, Maryland — a little wind, lots of rain, not bad so far. My sister is holding down the fort on our house on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, about two hours from Ocean City. She says it’s not that bad so far, although our back yard has a bit more water than I’d like (inland, I don’t have flood insurance).


232 posted on 10/29/2012 3:06:25 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: RummyChick

Wow!


233 posted on 10/29/2012 3:08:05 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: RummyChick

bttt


234 posted on 10/29/2012 3:08:19 PM 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: Betis70

I live in the greater Hartford county area, so far just rain and wind. The wind has died down a bit, but still raining. As long as the power is still ON, I will be online. For when I do not know only God knows. Just got back yesterday from a retreat for Christian/Catholic women. As I said, the best thing for those in the rest of the country is PRAY.


235 posted on 10/29/2012 3:09:31 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Take care, I’m in New London county. Our stuttering governor is on right now. Ugh, he so doesn’t instill any sense of competence.


236 posted on 10/29/2012 3:11:45 PM PDT by Betis70 ("Leading from Behind" gets your Ambassador killed)
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To: Jim Noble

Excellent news! Let’s hope you have seen the worst of your weather with this storm.


237 posted on 10/29/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: SE Mom

Thanks, Mom! My street is so quiet and dull (thankfully)...people walking by under umbrellas like a normal fall rainy day. Just hoping that power holds up. :)


238 posted on 10/29/2012 3:13:18 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: freepertoo

Just north of Philly, not much rain, lots of wind. Power is holding, but has flickered a few times. I’m surprised it stayed on this long. Think the eye is pretty close right now if not right here.


239 posted on 10/29/2012 3:13:32 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: nutmeg

Checking in ping!


240 posted on 10/29/2012 3:14:31 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: metmom
Dirtboy reporting in from NW Montgomery County, PA. Not bad here at all so far. Power went out for a minute about 2 hours ago. I would say winds are about 25-30 mph.

Folks need to realize that the baroclinic factors that the NHC though would be juicing up Sandy yesterday are just now kicking in, as Sandy remained tropical all the way to the Jersey Shore. As another poster noted, there are very strong winds aloft, and those are more likely to mix in over widespread areas once the storm goes extratropical, which has now happened as recon has observed that the eyewall has collapsed. So the second phase of the storm has just now started.

241 posted on 10/29/2012 3:15:36 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: NautiNurse

Looks like Sandy will be returning Thursday-Friday via Thousand Islands-Sherbrooke-Quebec CIty-Houlton ME, but as less of a threat.

Hope all our precious NJ-PA-MD-DC-VA Freepers have a peaceful night. My little grandson is in DC, but his milk supply is portable and does not require power.

Thanks for your hurricane threads - they are the best!


242 posted on 10/29/2012 3:18:11 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Diseases desperate grown are by desperate appliance relieved or not at all.)
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To: Betis70

Must be nervous considering that it is a week before the elections.


243 posted on 10/29/2012 3:18:43 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: nutmeg

Hi nutmeg! Biggirl!


244 posted on 10/29/2012 3:21:22 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: NautiNurse

Storm sets off frantic rush for supplies across East Coast
http://news.yahoo.com/storm-sets-off-frantic-rush-supplies-across-us-223701851.html

This news article is 23 hours old. Hope it still gets the NN seal of approval! LOL!


245 posted on 10/29/2012 3:24:23 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Miss Didi; NautiNurse

Thanks, Miss Didi. Watch out for falling signs. We had one for the Aprenda Ingles center hanging by a thread. FDNY had to come.

Good work as usual on this thread, NN. My SIL is a maternity nurse at Atlantic City Hospital. I hope they are safe. And also all the babies who can’t wait for the storm to be over before they appear.


246 posted on 10/29/2012 3:26:01 PM PDT by firebrand (Beware of wishful thinking--the mousetrap of small minds.)
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To: Fresh Wind

When the power gets hinky the lights get blinky!


247 posted on 10/29/2012 3:27:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Biggirl

I’m on the border of Southern Hartford County and Northern New Haven County. Lights have flickered a few times but so far, that’s it. Rain and wind seem to be dying down.


248 posted on 10/29/2012 3:27:43 PM PDT by surroundedinCT
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To: All

From Drudge:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/10/29/worst-case-scenario/


249 posted on 10/29/2012 3:28:12 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

PFL


250 posted on 10/29/2012 3:28:24 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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