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    Good luck to all you in the path of this monster. It brushed the Florida Coast today and brought huge (6-10 ft) waves to the shore, seriously eroding the beaches in a few areas.The East Coast communities all got several inches of tropical rain, but Central Florida-- where I'm at-- got zip. Some wind and a lot of low, scuddy clouds, but nothing really serious.

    Not so for the Northeast, I see...

    All the Men With Maps predict that Sandy, massively bloated and getting stronger as it traverses northward off the E coast, will meet with a front that is currently over places like Ohio and KY, and early in the new week they will wrap around each other and join in a meteorlogical osmosis to create a brutal hurricane/ Nor'Easter right over the Megalopolis.
    The resulting wind, rain, rising tides and potential blizzard will be memorable, if all goes to projections. Find some high ground and if you have a favorite tree, take a picture of it. It'll probably be gone come Wednesday.
    It will make Florida's storm season seem punk.

    I hope it peters out and defies the odds, but it will probably slam a few million people before it goes wherever killer storms go when they're done killing.

    Good luck.
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    Thanks Hof. See ya at the brighter end of the tunnel.

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    4-8 foot storm surge forecast, and looks like the powerful thrust will jam right up through the Verrazano Narrows.

    Get your rubbers out ...

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    Well of course! It's Saturday night, after all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hof View Post
    Good luck to all you in the path of this monster. .....



    I hope it peters out and defies the odds, but it will probably slam a few million people before it goes wherever killer storms go when they're done killing.

    Good luck.
    Thanks for well-wishing; but since the time of you last post, the probability that this storm will arrive on our shores has increased considerably.

    However, there is always a chance that in tha last hours the whole storm system can turn and blow out to sea over the Atlantic - which is exactly what happened with our most recent 'big storm' warning.

    Thanks again HOF, always good to hear from you: best wishes to you and yours.

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    No forecast model has this storm turning out to sea. Consensus is landfall in central New Jersey.

    Because it's a late season hybrid cyclone, Hurricane Sandy has much in common with a cold-air driven Nor-easter.

    Worse Than Irene?

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    As a child the idea of hurricane force weather striking NYC seemed Hollywood fantasy.

    Now it's happening every year it seems...

    Time to build that barrier already, methinks.

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    Are you in the evacuation zone, and if so will you go?
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    I'm sorry, but Hurricane "Sandy" is a pathetic name. Sounds like a cheap hooker.

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    Things are looking grim.
    Again, good luck.

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    Record flooding coming tomorrow to NYC










    and record for lowest pressure in the atmosphere ever observed by humans in the NorthEast in history:


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    Yikes!

    Time for a stroll over to the river (which by now might be a few blocks closer to home than usual) ...

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    Red Hook ...

    Waters Run High. Red Hook, Brooklyn is flooded. [via]

    Read more at http://shortformblog.com/post/345630...TarU2Uhp7Mr.99

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