Skip to comments.WHOA: The Weather Channel Meteorologist Just Completely Freaked Out About Hurricane Sandy
Posted on 10/28/2012 5:45:39 PM PDT by lbryce
Hurricane Sandy From Space
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 ...
20 yrs ago, WC was pretty good.
Now it’s a division of PMSNBC used to “validate and propagate” climate change theory.
It’s a CAT1 hurricane.
Is this guy a credible meteorologist or just some guy attention whoring for ratings?
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.
Obama should have appointed Ray Nagin as head of FEMA.
create a free account here to see some terrific weather maps:
Does space make me look fat?
I’d walk through a combination Category 5 huuricane/tornado/earthquake/air raid to vote for Mitt Romney and get rid of Barack Obama.
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.
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.
75mph winds is barely technically a hurricane
No, not fat at all, but you only have one eye ! !
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.
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.
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.
Loved your comment. LOL....but I believe you....me too!
We never had such hysteria. It’s all a play for ratings. A two inch snow forecast has news alerts breaking into regular programming. Yes, it’s hype and over-the-top histrionics. It’s the way the media works these days.
I'll walk right with you. Crawl, if I have to.
The Great Blizzard of 1978 was a historic blizzard which struck the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes from January 2527, 1978. The 28.28 inches (958 millibars) barometric pressure measurement recorded in Cleveland, Ohio was the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States until the Upper Midwest Storm of October 26, 2010 (28.20" measured at 5:13PM CDT at Bigfork Municipal Airport, Bigfork, MN). The lowest central pressure for the 1978 blizzard was 28.05" (953 mb) measured in southern Ontario a few hours after the aforementioned record in Cleveland Star Tribune
Make that Three!
Sorry we aren’t buying all this hyperbole. Some of have lived through category 4 or category 5 storms. So this aint nothing.
Yeah, and they also have the worthless Al Roker. He has no business being on The Weather Channel,
There are frequently typhoons in the Pacific that are bigger than this... some, much, much bigger!
Of course after the power goes out and the election is cancelled and zero declares himself King of the World it won’t really matter, will it?
Oh, it’s the water.
The size of this thing is impressive.
The media will hype it, fine.
The lnly way it’ll affect the election will be to recreate what was once known as broken glass Republicans into Hurricaine Rpublicans, and variations from that.
These are solid blue states x Penn and NH, neither of which seem to have hurricaine Dems.
It’ll keep Benghazi off the view for a few days, but THAT is NOT going to go away.
The ambassador was killed in-country. It won’t go away even if BO gets back in - ptu-ptu.
The buoys and stations at NOAA and wunderground aren’t showing sustained winds at that point, at least 10-15 miles less for the max.
It will still be a rainy windy week but no apocalypse in the forecast.
If Man should live another 100,000 years, let it be known from this time Forward!, that ‘Storm’, Sandy, is the biggest not only in ALL known history, but for ALL history hence forth!
According to the 5pm forecast discussion (NO SFMR-ADJUSTED SURFACE WINDS OF HURRICANE FORCE WERE DETECTED IN ANY QUADRANT ), the winds aren't even that high.
I mentioned on another thread that as I (a complete layman on this) look at the satellite and radar animations, I think the BAMM tracking prediction (Where it continues out into the Atlantic) looks to be what is happening.
I got a lot of grief for suggesting it. :-)
I guess time will tell if the experts are better than a complete hack like me. :-P
A most excellent response!
Midwest's Blizzard of 1978 was 956 millibars. IF this all makes land it will be NASTY. Don't think they are crying wolf.If cold met warm like this over Kansas or OK we would be saying HUGE tornado.
My favorite quote on the Sandy coverage today - a weatherman pointing at a map of Staten Island, and saying, “Staten Island is virtually surrounded by water...”
Now there's a set of twins for us!
“worthless Al Roker”, cannot be said enough.
As soon as Odinga was elected, his leading white chick started imitating Moochele by wearing a boob belt.....that is when I said “click” with ye ol remote and never went back.
Sandy could help delivery Pennsylvania to Romney, as the pro-Obama masses on the eastern end of the state, Philadelphia, are bogged down in recovery, but the Pro-Romney forces on the West, Pittsburgh & surrounding areas, are unaffected and go vote.
BTW, I found a cool link under this Business Insider article to a bunch of New York City livecams, for those who want to follow this storm’s progress:
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/ national buoy center
^radar and lots of reporting stations with temp, pressure, wind speed
Yes. It’s not a big deal as Hurricanes go, but it will likely dump a lot of water/snow/ice wherever it goes
thems whatswe callz EXPERTZ
“The Great Blizzard of 1978 was a historic blizzard which struck the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes from January 2527, 1978. The 28.28 inches (958 millibars) barometric pressure measurement recorded in Cleveland, Ohio was the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the mainland United States until the Upper Midwest Storm of October 26, 2010 (28.20” measured at 5:13PM CDT at Bigfork Municipal Airport, Bigfork, MN). The lowest central pressure for the 1978 blizzard was 28.05” (953 mb) measured in southern Ontario a few hours after the aforementioned record in Cleveland Star Tribune”
I remember that storm. I was going to Case Western Reserve and was planning to go in that Monday morning. The wind has been blowing from the previous day at 40 mph or more, we had 10 inches on the ground Monday morning. Then the wind picked up to 100 mph and we got another 10 inches. CWRU closed for the first time in 25 years.
I think obama will issue an EO allowing him to cast votes for people who can't get out themselves.
I hope the green-slimed reporter got paid well for this.
I think Obama should do the smart thing and suspend his campaign. It worked well for the last guy to try that... wait...