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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Mt. Holly NJ NWS Briefing Package for Hurricane Sandy (pdf file)
Hurricane Sandy Live Thread I
PenDot has made speed limit on I-81 and other major roads 45 mph. http://www.publicopiniononline.com/alerts/ci_21880025/greene-officials-watch-mobile-home-flooding
Checking in from Manhattan...rain and a little wind.
"You sure about this? Storm Surge COULD reach 14 feet if this were a class 4 storm."
Believe it. Here's why:
1. Angle of arrival is 90 degrees to the coastline. Very unusual' worst-case scenario (multiple hours of "pushing water" to shore).
2. VERY large storm. Lots of energy to push over a much wider-than-normal swath.
3. Certain areas much more susceptible to flooding that aren't even near the center of circulation due to geography - NYC in particular - due to "funnel" effect of water being driven from a wide bay into a narrow feeder.
Also note this new tweet:
(Dr.) Ryan Maue Ryan Maue [meteorologist PhD] @RyanMaue Largest waves still well offshore, will lag landfall -- tonight's surge looks dire. 45 foot wave/swell east of center pic.twitter.com/pS78EaUA
Goodbye Thrashers French Fries! Goodbye Daytons Fried Chicken! Goodbye Dollys Caramel Popcorn!
Seen photos of Atlantic City lately?
Good bye lots of the east coast.
New Sandy thread to keep bumped to the top.
Full moon, too.
Northern NJ . . . light rain, wind starting to gust. Not much going on yet thankfully.
My elderly parents are in the hurricane strike zone (southern Nassau County LI). To compound things, my father had a small stroke this AM and is now in the hospital 2 miles closer to the shore.
Prayers would be appreciated, if you are so inclined.
What a blow .. Obama and his Sandy press conference .. re: You better do what you’re told or uhhh.. you’re on your own.
Thanks to Sandy for giving the race crowd a pass yesterday.
Thanks for the thread, NN.
Godspeed and Best Wishes to all those in the path of Sandy.
Levi Cowan @TropicalTidbits
Recon pass finding lower pressure yet again, down to 937.5mb extrap. That is a 6mb fall in 1 hour 40 minutes. #Sandy
Link to chart here.
This pretty well CONFIRMS the worst fears from the models last week.
Our local weather channel in South Jersey is saying that he believes the storm will be coming in around 6PM. If it does the surge will beat high tide by 2 hours.
New London CT has already had 1 high tide with this storm. Ferry parking lot was flooded. Tonight’s high tide will be worse.
Lost power for an hour earlier today, but it has come back on. Just windy with a little rain in inland CT. I think we’ll be ok, but the shore is going to be hammered.
Glad to hear he got there... the hospital should be safe. Thanks for sharing that; mercy and healing requested.
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