Skip to comments.Here we go again: another Nor'easter possible for Election Day. . .
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 ...
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.
Vote-rich Democrats, Obamatrons, women and minorities hardest hit.
Film at 11.
I thought coastal areas were the ones most likely to vote for Obama http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/vote2004/countymap.htm
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.
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?
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...
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.
Here we go again . . .
Or, more usefully, it COULD suppress the post-Obama-loss rioting. . . .
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.
Forecast for sunny and 46 degrees here in CT for election day
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.
Who knew Mother Nature was a Republican...
It’s harder to make the voting machines default to Obama when there’e moisture in the air.
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.
I can believe you or the weather bureau. Thanks for your opinion.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe they should not have denied him 3 times.
Democrats Melt in Rain
"Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, nephew . . ." :-(
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.