Tornado Watch until 10 pm
Flood Warning untill 1145 pm.
Flood Warning untill 1145 pm.
We got whacked today with heavy rain from the remains of tropical cyclone Isaac. Suppose to continue tonight and tomorrow. The low pressure system is forecast to re-enter the Gulf. Not again. No, not again.
35F on the way into work this morning. Brrr.
Dan. Seriously do you wait till there is more than one Volvo before you take a pic? There can't be THAT many of those in that town, can there be?
Going to the cabin tonight with dad. Supposed to be in the high 20's when we get there. The gas is currently off so it will be cold till we can turn it on. Something tells me that I may be spending the night at a motel!
These scenarios range from a disruptive and destructive hybrid between a hurricane and powerful nor'easter to a miss and a simple change to cooler weather for the East Coast.
The worst case scenario for the East Coast involves Sandy paralleling the coast from Florida to the Carolinas this weekend before being drawn inland over the mid-Atlantic or New England early next week.
While the Southeast coast would face heavy rain, strong winds and rough surf, far more serious impacts await communities from Virginia to Maine if this solution pans out.
Reminiscent of the "Perfect Storm" during the week of Halloween 1991, damaging winds and significant storm surge would unfold near and northeast of its center along the coast. Similar to the 1991 storm, these conditions could last for days.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service warn that Sandy is forecast to track north up the eastern seaboard and potentially merge with a developing nor’easter, creating a powerful hybrid storm that has the potential to have devastating impacts along the Mid-Atlantic and New England coastlines.
I hope our Northeastern Cyburbians are prepared for Hurricane Sandy. KJ?
The storm is supposed to cause 20' - 30' waves here on the Great Lakes! 8-! I don't know if I actually believe it will happen, but I told my wife if it does I want to take this afternoon or tomorrow off to go up to Lake Huron to check it out.
I understand this may be one of those uncommon occurances where the east side of the state gets pummeled harder than the west.
Stay safe KJ!
I'm NOT trying to diminish the seriousness of the situation with this storm for the people living within 100-200 miles of the Atlantic, but most people further away aren't going to be impacted much differently from this storm than from numerous other late October/early November storms that blow through our areas every year.
I agree that the lowest-common-denominator corporate media are making money off of FrankenSuperDuperStormpocalypseZilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, but I just got done looking at data (I was a weatherman in a previous life, one of my best friends was a hurricane hunter). If it weren't for a dry summer/fall, Sandy would be more problem than Irene. She's recently intensified and is going to carry a lot of energy and moisture far inland.
Weather students will study this one for a long time, and likely climate students too, as being an excellent indicator of man-made climate change.
Most fall/winter storms around the Great Lakes have winds from the north or northwest. That's why western Michigan, the Lake Erie shore south of Buffalo, and the southern and eastern shores of Lake Ontario get pummelled with snow and wind while Chicago and its suburbs, Detroit, Toledo, and Toronto don't get nearly as much. This storm will have winds out of the northeast which means that some places that are normally sheltered from winter storms may take a beating this time around.
A lot of people just don't understand that the real threat of global warming isn't turning the world into a giant sauna ...but an increase in the number and severity of storms along with their inherent dislocations of human activities as well as their devastation of people's lives, homes, businesses, and infrastructure, especially in areas susceptible to flooding.