Here is the latest on the projected Frankenstorm impacts. Both are from Accuweather…
More as it comes. If you live on the east coast, make some simple preparations. It doesn’t take much. If you don’t and you lose power, you might regret it!
At the time of this writing, tens of millions of Americans are bracing for an potentially powerful combination of a winter storm with hurricane Sandy, labeled “Frankenstorm.”
Here are some excerpts and video…
I said on my WeatherMatrix Facebook Page last night:
“The weather hasn’t ‘scared’ me for a long time, but what I’m seeing tonight on the forecast models, and the seriousness with which I’m seeing famous meteorologists discuss next week’s historic storm, has gotten me a little worried. If you live in any STATE on the East Coast, it’s time to think about preparing for next week’s storm because the track is not certain but the potential devastation seems to be. Tomorrow in my blog I’ll be talking about worst-case scenarios and what you need to be prepared for. Some simple steps can keep next week from being a nightmare for you and your family.”
There were a lot of other “quotables” said in that meeting which will give you some insight into what our meteorologists are thinking. A couple that stood out to me:
– “This will be a catastrophic storm over a large area.”
– “I’m scared about storm surge in NYC, and it will come sooner than people think.”
– “There could be power outages for weeks, and it could affect the election.”
– “The 00Z GFS 900 mb winds essentially show power being knocked out from D.C. to Maine.”
– “This type of storm has never been seen before by meteorologists.”
With computer models locked in on the eventuality of a punishing blow for East Coast from Hurricane Sandy (with the latest model runs favoring the northern mid-Atlantic), analyses suggest this storm may be unlike anything the region has ever experienced.
Model simulations have consistently simulated minimum pressures below 950 mb, which would be the lowest on record in many areas.
“MODELS SHOW PRESSURE WELL BEYOND WHAT HAS EVER BEEN OBSERVED NEAR THE NJ/NY COAST (EVEN EXCEEDING THE 1938 LONG ISLAND EXPRESS [HURRICANE])”, writes NOAA’s Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC).
From the Weather Channel..
Since there was relatively little damage from the east coast earthquake today, I thought I’d have at least a bit of fun with it. For more serious coverage, I would refer you to the Lonely Conservative.
As for me, I was on a break from the day job, sitting at the doughnut shop, enjoying my freshly purchased
coffee liquid life in a cup, when the tremor hit. The bench shook, and some things creaked and groaned, and that was about it. No damage, no injuries, and I didn’t even spill any coffee. So, here is the official Conservative Hideout Reaction…
Thanks to the co-worker that texted me that pic.
So then, in our current political climate, we have to figure out who is to blame for this “shakeup.” Here are some ideas:
1. Global Warming: Like, dude, the melting ice is making the land lighter, making it, like, easier to move and stuff.
2. Sarah Palin: She is evil, cause we say so.
3. Tea Parties: The Tea Parties are racist and wanted to kill people that don’t look like them.
4. Capitalism: The spirits, the Earth, or (insert pagan deity here) is shaking the Earth to raise awareness. Apparently, allowing the government to control all human activity is the way to go. The Earth will shake until we submit to the state.
What are your ideas?
I’m an Accuweather fan, and particularly of Henry Margusity. It’s frankly cool that some meteorologists share the actual weather model data as it comes in.
The latest weather news is about tropical storm Irene. The projected course at this time takes Irene past the east coast of Florida, where it will likely shoot right up the I-95 corridor. While it doesn’t appear that Irene will be a terribly strong Hurricane, if it goes as projected, it will dump a ton of rain on areas where the ground is already saturated, raising the flood potential considerably.
Here is Henry’s latest map regarding Irene…
Of course, there is still time for this to change course, but it looks as if it will pass right over the CH 2.0 bunker at some point. Might as well prepare!