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Here we go again: another Nor'easter possible for Election Day. . .
WTOP News Radio ^ | Thursday - 11/1/2012, 10:59pm ET | Seth Borenstein

Posted on 11/02/2012 1:44:36 AM PDT by Salgak

The National Weather Service's forecast center in College Park, Md., which watches winter storms, put out a long-range notice Thursday saying a nor'easter was possible for mid-Atlantic and New England states by Election Day through next Thursday.

Forecaster Bruce Sullivan said it wouldn't be as bad as Superstorm Sandy and isn't tropical. But it could include snow in interior New England and New York, beach erosion and high winds for areas hit by Sandy and moderate or heavier rainfall. Winds could be about 30 to 40 mph.

"I wouldn't get too alarmed yet," Sullivan said. "But it's something we're going to be watching over the next few days and fine-tuning. Anything that could hamper clean-up efforts is something that could be watched."

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; panic; storm
Another possible Nor'easter, nowhere as bad as Sandy, but set to potentially hit the East Coast on Election Day. . .
1 posted on 11/02/2012 1:44:44 AM PDT by Salgak
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To: Salgak

You could schedule the election day on 365 days, and there’s bound to be a snowstorm, a storm front, or a blizzard in one of fifty states. We can’t beat nature. Course, if you allow early voting, then the odds are in everyone’s favor that they got time to vote on nice sunny day.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 1:47:19 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: Salgak

Vote-rich Democrats, Obamatrons, women and minorities hardest hit.

Film at 11.


3 posted on 11/02/2012 1:47:46 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Salgak

I thought coastal areas were the ones most likely to vote for Obama http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/vote2004/countymap.htm


4 posted on 11/02/2012 1:53:42 AM PDT by marsh2
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To: goldstategop
So when we win PA, the libs wil claim voter suppression in Philly by GOD or better yet that the US government cranked up the HAARP array to change the weather(I kid you not they believe this).
5 posted on 11/02/2012 1:57:22 AM PDT by pburgh01
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To: Salgak

Both GFS and the Euro models say it will hit Wed AM. If it changes it will probably be to slow it even more (stronger = slower). The only impact I can see might be NC late on Tuesday.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 2:10:52 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: Salgak

Never quite understood what the weather has to do with elections. I go to work each day whether it rains or not. Why would one not vote because it is raining?


7 posted on 11/02/2012 2:13:26 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: palmer

Just the fear of another storm may keep voters away. When it comes to voting or eating, I think eating is more basic. This could supress the Philly vote...


8 posted on 11/02/2012 2:14:50 AM PDT by 11th_VA (Keep your laws OFF my Big Gulp !)
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To: Salgak

While Sandy was bad, I really hate this north east media bias. New York can get 6 inches of snow and it is national news, while here in Wisconsin we can get 2 feet and maybe a paragraph in the NY Times on page 6 section E.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 2:28:36 AM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: Salgak; Kartographer

Here we go again . . .


10 posted on 11/02/2012 2:37:59 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: 11th_VA

Or, more usefully, it COULD suppress the post-Obama-loss rioting. . . .


11 posted on 11/02/2012 2:39:43 AM PDT by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
With the present situation in NY/NJ Sandy Zone deteriorating by the hour a snow storm could be just the straw that breaks the camels back.

Gerald Celente: “When People Lose Everything, They Have Nothing Left To Lose, And They Lose It”
12 posted on 11/02/2012 2:43:18 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Salgak

Mrs. Hugin talked to family in upstate NY yesterday. They said there is about a foot of snow, but that’s no big deal for them. Power’s on. It got me thinking the people in the big eastern cities (Obama voters) with no power and water will be much more disinclined to go out and vote than people upstate. It could shift PA, NJ and even NY to Romney.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 2:52:22 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Salgak

Forecast for sunny and 46 degrees here in CT for election day


14 posted on 11/02/2012 3:04:19 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: LukeL

In 2004 southwest Florida was hit with five hurricanes. There was considerable damage to property and life. People banded together, survived until services were restored, repaired the damage, and moved on with life. Federal, state, and local authorities coordinated relief efforts with private charities. National media attention was minimal, given the scope of the damage, and the politicians pretty much stayed away or actually played a constructive role.

If anything worse than a mild thunderstorm happens in the northeast, LA, San Francisco, or Chicago the national media and politicians immediately treat it as a major crisis of national importance. It speaks to the narcissism of the liberal elite mindset.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 3:06:39 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Salgak

Who knew Mother Nature was a Republican...


16 posted on 11/02/2012 3:26:33 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Salgak

It’s harder to make the voting machines default to Obama when there’e moisture in the air.


17 posted on 11/02/2012 3:54:34 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment (Vote Obama for national suicide)
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To: muir_redwoods

That’s the default forcast when they have no clue. “Always look on the bright side of life...”

2-3 days out is a 50-50 accurate forcast.


18 posted on 11/02/2012 4:42:19 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: USCG SimTech

I can believe you or the weather bureau. Thanks for your opinion.


19 posted on 11/02/2012 4:49:47 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Salgak

20 posted on 11/02/2012 4:51:14 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Salgak

Rain on election day helps Republicans, who tend to be more motivated. This election will be all about turn out and Obama supporters are much, much less motivated than four years ago and Romney voters much, much more motivated than four years ago.

In part, because Obama was much, much worse than even I feared he would be.


21 posted on 11/02/2012 4:52:27 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: SamAdams76
I go to work each day whether it rains or not. Why would one not vote because it is raining?

Do you see what I mean? Do you see what I mean? It's just that kind of thinking that turns people into Republicans.

Can't have that. That's why we have motor-voter, EZ-voting, early voting, and ACORN.

22 posted on 11/02/2012 4:56:12 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Hello low-income and student Obama supporters! This is God. Look outside — it’s cold and gray and rainy. Just turn on the tube, fire up a dooby, and relax. No need to strain yourself to go out and vote; it’s not like you have to get up anyway to go to work or anything.

Hello, liberal academics and upper-level government workers. This is God. Don’t you think you should go right home after work? Remember, if you leave by the usual time (about 3:30), you can beat the rubes in the dreaded private sector out onto the road, and you know how much worse the traffic is when it rains. No need to stop to vote — you’ve already done your part by buying that Prius, and with all that delicate electrical equipment, doesn’t it act up when you leave it in a rainy parking lot?

Hello, union brothers. This is God. Are you really going to stand out in the rain holding signs to try to get that bum re-elected? I know you’re getting paid to do it, but still, are you freaking kidding me? Hey, I know — call in sick; it’s not like you haven’t done it before because of the weather. Put on a game, crack open a beer, and let that Muzzie punk take care of himself.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 5:24:15 AM PDT by thanatz
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To: pburgh01
So when we win PA, the libs wil claim voter suppression in Philly by GOD

Maybe they should not have denied him 3 times.

24 posted on 11/02/2012 6:36:53 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: Salgak

Democrats Melt in Rain

25 posted on 11/02/2012 6:45:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (45% to 47% of American voters are stupid)
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To: Kartographer
Gerald Celente: “When People Lose Everything, They Have Nothing Left To Lose, And They Lose It”

"Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, nephew . . ." :-(

26 posted on 11/04/2012 12:33:04 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Salgak
I've never understood how the weather can impact election turnout. I've been working for 32 years and northeasters, snowstorms, cold snaps and driving rainstorms have never been a reason not to come to work. Why would this then become a reason not to vote?

Also, there is always this talk of "staying home" on election day. Staying home? Unless you are a housewife (nothing wrong with that), what do you mean by "staying home". I have always voted on the way to work or on the way home from work.

27 posted on 11/04/2012 12:41:31 PM PST by SamAdams76
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