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Posted: 26 October 2012 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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a linkie to clickie on Sandy
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/#SANDY

 

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Posted: 26 October 2012 12:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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The link in today’s NY Times eNewsletter was calling it a “Perfect Storm”, which means the coming together of two separate storm fronts.  I’m getting extra flashlights, batteries and bottled water . . . just in case.

Hopefully it won’t be as bad as they say, but better to be prepared for the worst.

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Posted: 27 October 2012 04:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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...cinematic cliche’s aside, sounds like it could be the “perfect storm”.

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Posted: 27 October 2012 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Posted: 27 October 2012 09:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Using Bryce as a digital elevation model application one can easily turn the recent b/w image from NASA/NOAA into a 3D perspective view. I wish all you folks in its path some good luck and avoidance of this monster.

Image credits (top): NASA/NOAA (click for larger view which shows the outline of the coast, islands and surrounds, and how these relate to the bottom render).

Edit: Originally posted over on Bryce Discussion’s Forum, and thanks to Chohole for directing me here.

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Posted: 27 October 2012 10:09 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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it looks extra scary from bryce.


update: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/

...SANDY SLOWLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE BAHAMAS AND FLORIDA… ...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE ALREADY NEAR THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA…


who is in North Carolina?  what’s it like by you?

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Posted: 27 October 2012 10:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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Latest I heard was Land fall as a Class 1 Cain from Washington DC to Pen next week. You folks get ready and be safe.

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Posted: 27 October 2012 11:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Anybody in the Carolinas or Georgia?  Is it windy?  It is cloudy in Washington, D.C.  I think the winds are only 10 MPH.

I should do some online shopping before my electricity goes out.  One radio station says that Sandy might landfall near Ocean City, Maryland before moving northwest.

Jamahoney, thanks for reminding me about hightfield maps.  I haven’t experimented with using hightfield maps in 3D graphic programs in years.

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Posted: 27 October 2012 04:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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advisory:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/272054.shtml?


i can’t find a weather map where it shows the 2 storms sandy is predicted to collide with and turn into frankenstorm.  does it mean that danger is passed?

is a good excuse to not go to the laundrymat
# Sunday A chance of showers.
Breezy, with a northeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.
# Sunday Night Showers.
Windy, with a northeast wind 28 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 46 mph.
# Monday Rain.
The rain could be heavy at times. High near 61. Very windy, with a east wind 38 to 41 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph.
# Monday
Very windy, with a east wind 45 to 49 mph, with gusts as high as 70 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.


http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=NYZ078&warncounty=NYC103&firewxzone=NYZ078&local;_place1=&product1=Coastal+Flood+Warning

it’s just rude for coastal flooding in the middle of the night.


KT means knots - so obvious now, doh

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Posted: 27 October 2012 08:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Misty Whisky - 27 October 2012 10:09 AM

it looks extra scary from bryce.


update: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/cyclones/

...SANDY SLOWLY MOVING AWAY FROM THE BAHAMAS AND FLORIDA… ...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE ALREADY NEAR THE COAST OF NORTH CAROLINA…


who is in North Carolina?  what’s it like by you?

Miss Bad Wolf is in Charlotte NC

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Posted: 28 October 2012 03:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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blank stare  A relative mentioned this evening the news said landing looks to be around Rehoboth Beach now. 

To get your 7-day forecast, add your zip code to the green box on NOAA’s page & hit “Get Weather”, obviously . . .
then click the small words “Get Detailed info” by the temp & scroll down:
http://www.weather.gov/

or gives the same at the NOAA Forecast Maps page:

http://www.weather.gov/forecastmaps#


NOAA site home:  http://www.noaa.gov/


The 7 day forecast says our area may now only get 55-60 mph wind gusts.  Still, inland flooding usually causes a good deal of injuries and fatalities.


Prayers all around, y’all.  \oh oh/
Stay safe.

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Posted: 28 October 2012 05:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Misty Whisky - 27 October 2012 04:57 PM

advisory:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT3+shtml/272054.shtml?


i can’t find a weather map where it shows the 2 storms sandy is predicted to collide with and turn into frankenstorm.  does it mean that danger is passed?

Unfortunatly, no. I’m in Upstate NY myself, finishing battening down and sealing up later on today for this beasty. It’s supposed to start hitting us Sunday night and Monday morning (50 mph winds, rain to start) and hit it’s peak here around Wed, continuing until Friday in the latest reports.
The super storm merger isn’t so much two or three major storms merging as seen clearly on a radar. What it more amounts (in my understanding)  too it a low pressure system on the west side, with cold air and high moisture will be meeting with the warm, quick moving air on the east side. Typically when a large low pressure and small high pressure meet, it results in a powerful storm, high wind and rain. The problem here is it’s a large low pressure system and a very large high pressure system- making the “Superstorm” extremely large in size, and with a wind area that stretches well into Ohio, and a storm with the strength of a hurricane making it’s way across land through areas like Penn, NJ, and from the looks of it, most of NY. Not sure how lake effect off the great lakes (Ontario is a monster for lake effect) will play into anything, either- so there there’s a lot a variables that can effect it all, and we won’t have much concrete till about Wed on how far north and how strong it’s going to full hit.
Besides flooding, the main concerns are wide area power outages (topping the great ice storm, or Irene, from local reports), millions of downed trees, and heavy damage to the electrical grid / communications. On the west front, snow and ice storms complicate things further. On the east front, storm surge and tidal flux complicates it more.
Hopefully something will happen and it’ll fizzle, but all in all, it looks..well..nasty.
Be well all, be safe, and to those here on the eastern US- ride it out, and see ya on the other side of it all.

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Posted: 28 October 2012 05:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Google Crisis Response Sandy Map (=NOAA etc data overlaid on Google Maps) http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012

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Posted: 28 October 2012 05:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 27 October 2012 04:30 AM

...cinematic cliche’s aside, sounds like it could be the “perfect storm”.

Remember the cinematic cliche is the film of the book* of the original Perfect Storm (which was Hurricane Grace+a nor’easter).

* If you haven’t read it, do, still one of my top ten all time favourite reads (and Good God that was 21 years ago? Where does the time go!).

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Posted: 28 October 2012 06:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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starionwolf - 27 October 2012 11:29 AM

Anybody in the Carolinas or Georgia?  Is it windy?  It is cloudy in Washington, D.C.  I think the winds are only 10 MPH.

I should do some online shopping before my electricity goes out.  One radio station says that Sandy might landfall near Ocean City, Maryland before moving northwest.

Jamahoney, thanks for reminding me about hightfield maps.  I haven’t experimented with using hightfield maps in 3D graphic programs in years.

I’m live near the northern North Carolina coast (on Roanoke Island about 60 miles north of Cape Hatteras) and yes it is very windy. Winds are currently about 50 mph. I work right on the coast at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head and we were supoposed to open today. So, I got up and drove across the the high rise bridge in the high winds (kind-of-scary) to get to work; only to have them decide to close after less than hour.  The waves were already breaking as high as the pier deck and the ocean was back against dunes. It would have been too dangerous to let people on the pier.; but I really did hate geting up early and going to work only to get paid for less than an hour.

Local reports indicate that highway 12 to Hatteras has alreadywashed out.

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