Skip to comments.Hurricane Sandy Live Thread II
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
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.
I’m guessing that Pinnacle Cranes isn’t too thrilled at having their name so prominently displayed on that crane!
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)
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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.
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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue declares a state of emergency in 24 western counties due to snow
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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
Thanks for your local update! Stay safe, and check back in when you can.
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.
That’s a matter ow WHEN it’s going to let go, not IF.
That’s a mess....
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:
See, Governor? It's easy!
Aberdeen MD showing strengthening gusts. House is rumbling a bit. Still have power. Lots of rain.
Glad you’re safe, firebrand.
Good to see you mware, take care.
I’m guessing Pinnacle didn’t want publicity this way.
I love Fox for politics, but for breaking news, they are lousy.
So that row of piles & beams used to be the boardwalk ?
Praying for your parents, LQ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>Im 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. Im surprised it fell, I havent 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.
I am your neighbor across the river. We still have power, but some friends just lost theirs.
Barometric pressure in #Philly now 28.39”; this breaks their all-time low pressure record of 28.43” set in March ‘93 superstorm #Sandy
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. :)=^..^=
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.
Prayers for your parents—the stress of the storm could have been a contributing factor.
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).
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.
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.
Excellent news! Let’s hope you have seen the worst of your weather with this storm.
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. :)
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.
Checking in ping!
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.
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!
Must be nervous considering that it is a week before the elections.
Hi nutmeg! Biggirl!
Storm sets off frantic rush for supplies across East Coast
This news article is 23 hours old. Hope it still gets the NN seal of approval! LOL!
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.
When the power gets hinky the lights get blinky!
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.