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WHOA: The Weather Channel Meteorologist Just Completely Freaked Out About Hurricane Sandy
Business Insider ^ | October 28, 2012 | Henry Blodget

Posted on 10/28/2012 5:45:39 PM PDT by lbryce

Hurricane Sandy From Space

NASA

Just in case you thought the Hurricane hype couldn't get any louder, check out this dispatch from Weather Channel meterologist Stu Ostro:

- History is being written as an extreme weather event continues to unfold, one which will occupy a place in the annals of weather history as one of the most extraordinary to have affected the United States.

- REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE OFFICIAL DESIGNATION IS NOW OR AT/AFTER LANDFALL -- HURRICANE (INCLUDING IF "ONLY" A CATEGORY ONE), TROPICAL STORM, POST-TROPICAL, EXTRATROPICAL, WHATEVER -- OR WHAT TYPE OF WARNINGS ARE ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER -- PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM NEED TO HEED THE THREAT IT POSES WITH UTMOST URGENCY...

- With Sandy having already brought severe impacts to the Caribbean Islands and a portion of the Bahamas, and severe erosion to some beaches on the east coast of Florida, it is now poised to strike the northeast United States with a combination of track, size, structure and strength that is unprecedented in the known historical record there...

- A meteorologically mind-boggling combination of ingredients is coming together:

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hurricane; hurricanesandy; perfectstorm; sandy; sandybeaches
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This has the capacity to affect the election, not in Obama's favor.
1 posted on 10/28/2012 5:45:39 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

20 yrs ago, WC was pretty good.
Now it’s a division of PMSNBC used to “validate and propagate” climate change theory.


2 posted on 10/28/2012 5:48:19 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: lbryce

It’s a CAT1 hurricane.

Is this guy a credible meteorologist or just some guy attention whoring for ratings?


3 posted on 10/28/2012 5:49:00 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: lbryce

Most of the links I wanted to look at on www.weather.com are down. I guess too many people want to look at them, too. And I am directly in the affected area, good ol’ NYC.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 5:49:06 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: lbryce

Obama should have appointed Ray Nagin as head of FEMA.


5 posted on 10/28/2012 5:52:25 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: lbryce
animated OMG/ONZ
6 posted on 10/28/2012 5:52:36 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: EinNYC

create a free account here to see some terrific weather maps:

http://www.easternuswx.com/bb/index.php?/topic/22490-some-maps-loops-images-etc-of-the-coming-storm/


7 posted on 10/28/2012 5:55:14 PM PDT by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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To: lbryce

Does space make me look fat?


8 posted on 10/28/2012 5:55:25 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Romney is my choice.)
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To: lbryce

9 posted on 10/28/2012 5:55:56 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: lbryce

I’d walk through a combination Category 5 huuricane/tornado/earthquake/air raid to vote for Mitt Romney and get rid of Barack Obama.


10 posted on 10/28/2012 5:56:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: lbryce

The Globull Warmers at the WC dream of storms like this. “All the old people who don’t get their weather info from the Internet are watching us 24/7.” They have to hype it for a ratings bump.


11 posted on 10/28/2012 5:56:39 PM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: VanDeKoik
It’s a CAT1 hurricane.

CAT1 refers only to windspeed. Any hurricane force winds are serious, but CAT 1 is mild, when it comes to windspeeds.

The problem is water.

Sandy has the lowest barometric pressure EVER, at this latitude (how far north).

It is one of, or possibly THE largest (area) storms ever.

That means it's moving A LOT of water.

60+ MPH winds over a 500 mile stretch of coastline.

The destructive potential of Sandy (they put a number on it) is higher than Katrina.

12 posted on 10/28/2012 5:58:07 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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13 posted on 10/28/2012 5:58:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: lbryce

75mph winds is barely technically a hurricane


14 posted on 10/28/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SandyInSeattle

No, not fat at all, but you only have one eye ! !


15 posted on 10/28/2012 5:59:01 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: lbryce
Fox already has Whorealdo standing out in the street even though the Storm isn't predicted to hit NYC until tomorrow evening. Looks like a clear, slightly breezy evening in NYC. Poor Whorealdo was whining about the unfairness that Obama has to skip campaigning to monitor the storm from the Whitehouse while Romney gets to go about business as usual.
16 posted on 10/28/2012 5:59:53 PM PDT by apillar
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To: lbryce

We’ve never heard of mandatory evac of the Jersey Shore- have had family there since before the ‘thirties.

NYers do respect weather. Everyone I’ve spoken with today is getting ready for this thing. Liberals sounding like preppers; they’ve been through some of these. The Ice Storm ‘78 (the dogs were shivering by the time the lights went back on - I think it was 2 weeks of freezing temps).

Have a sister named after a hurricaine. She’s spoiled with a generator in Conn. hoping she doesn’t have to resort to firewood, it’ll mean no running water.

Beaches are already flooding in NJ. From AC to Barnegat all able bodied sons were out today “battening down hatches”; otherwise deserted.


17 posted on 10/28/2012 6:00:56 PM PDT by stanne
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People are frickin’ nuts. I just found out that my daughter’s school is closed tomorrow. I live just west of Harrisburg, PA. They are calling for, OMG, 2-inches of rain and 25-40 mph winds.

Reminds me of the story of the boy who cried wolf. One day we won’t listen to these idiots.


18 posted on 10/28/2012 6:00:58 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (In a previous life I was ...)
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To: lbryce
No meteorologist has ever seen this combination of fronts coming together so it is unique, plus it is extremely large with very low pressure and THAT is unique, too.

Take precautions if you are anywhere in the zone. If there is a hurricane coming toward me, I go into automatic prep then whatever happens, happens, but I'm ready.

19 posted on 10/28/2012 6:02:02 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: VanDeKoik; NELSON111
This FReeper has tried to explain the concern about Sandy.

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20 posted on 10/28/2012 6:03:04 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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