Official Hurricane Sandy Thread. At least 55 deaths in the US.

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#1 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

A hurricane named Sandy may hit the Northeastern US and the maritime provinces in Canada early next week in some form depending on the timing of a trough and a low pressure system in the North Atlantic.There is a chance of this storm turning into a ridiculously powerful non-tropical cyclone and hitting a part of the Northeastern US along with Canada.If this does happened the storm will be nicknamed the storm of the century. This storm could potentially be a problem for the Northeastern US because extensive coastal flooding, very damaging winds, a huge snowstorm and crazy storm surge could occur in any of the areas that may be affected.I know this is a bit early, but it's best to prepare early for this storm if it does form.Their is a chance of this storm missing the NE and Canada.

More info below.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/22/tropical-storm-sandy-2012_n_2003499.html

May hit as a subtropical storm if it does according to this

http://moe.met.fsu.edu/cyclonephase/gfs/fcst/archive/12102412/12.html

Here are some other weather related links to find some info about this storm

http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2273

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/(Can only use this when the sotrm is tropical or subtropical in nature)

Use the Hydrometerology Prediction center site if it turns into a extratropical storm.

Rainfall model

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One person has died in maryland from a car crash caused by this storm

http://www.foxnews.com/weather/2012/10/29/hurricane-blamed-for-fatal-car-crash-in-maryland/

More deaths

http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/at-least-10-dead-as-massive-storm-sandy-slams-u-s-eastern-seaboard-1.1014597

#2 Posted by Rockman999 (7232 posts) -

Sandy? Eh I knew a guy named Sandy. You know what me and my cousin vinny did to him? We beat the fvck out of him. Tell that little twirly jabronie to come to the jersey shore and we'll beat the fvck out of him.

#3 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6719 posts) -
Jamaica should get a direct hit as early as tomorrow.
#4 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

Jamaica should get a direct hit as early as tomorrow.Shottayouth13-

I know.The next part is the interesting part about this storm.People living on the east coast better hope this storm goes out to sea.

#5 Posted by draughtfiber (50 posts) -
Gotta love them jersey folks, kills storms and doesn't afraid of anything.
#6 Posted by platniumgamer (4087 posts) -

holy sh*t! i care so much!!

#7 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

holy sh*t! i care so much!!

platniumgamer

You will care if something similar to this happens.I highly doubt the pressure will be this low for the storm if it does impact the east coast but the pressure will be somewere in the 950mb-970mb range if it affects the east coast.

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#8 Posted by Motokid6 (5089 posts) -

Little fact about people from jersey. ..we are far from guidoes er.. however the hell you spell it. The Jersey shore has spawned this stereotype on us. And its ashame. Most people ( including me ) are irish. The scum of the earth on that show are from New York. Pure and simple. Id say north jersey is more italian, but no where near the level of the jersey shore. F*** that show. F*** those people.

As for the topic... yes this does worry me. A snow storm is nice until the power goes out. Trying to get a generator.

#9 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

Little fact about people from jersey. ..we are far from guidoes er.. however the hell you spell it. The Jersey shore has spawned this stereotype on us. And its ashame. Most people ( including me ) are irish. The scum of the earth on that show are from New York. Pure and simple. Id say north jersey is more italian, but no where near the level of the jersey shore. F*** that show. F*** those people.

As for the topic... yes this does worry me. A snow storm is nice until the power goes out. Trying to get a generator.

Motokid6

It will be a heavy rain, wind and snow storm event for some with very dangerous strorm surge and extensive coastal flooding if it manages to hit the NE US.It may end up being as powerful as Category 3 hurricane in terms of wind pressure even though it won't be a hurricane by the time it hits that area.

#10 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
Live quite far inland in Ct and have a generator ready. I'll just grab a cigar and enjoy the storm if it hits.
#11 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -
I doubt it'll do anything disastrous.
#12 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

I doubt it'll do anything disastrous.NiKva

Unless the forecast models actually end up being true and it becomes the storm of the century.:P

#13 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -

[QUOTE="NiKva"]I doubt it'll do anything disastrous.super600

Unless the forecast models actually end up being true and it becomes the storm of the century.:P

I doubt it :| Unless you're informing me that the Northeastern's infrastructure is so terrible that people should be panicking.
#14 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
when is it supposed to hit the mainland if it hits the mainland?
#15 Posted by MrPraline (21284 posts) -
F*ck you, Gaia. We will not back down.
#16 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

when is it supposed to hit the mainland if it hits the mainland? l4dak47

Early next week.I would be looking at a direct hit if it aims for that area anywere from Sunday-Wednesday next week unless it decides to go to bermuda and the Azores

#17 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="NiKva"]I doubt it'll do anything disastrous.NiKva

Unless the forecast models actually end up being true and it becomes the storm of the century.:P

I doubt it :| Unless you're informing me that the Northeastern's infrastructure is so terrible that people should be panicking.

I think people should be cautious in the next week or so.This will be no normal storm if it does hit the NE US.

#18 Posted by Ace6301 (21388 posts) -
Man that sucks, east coast. If it's any consolation though at least you don't get earthquakes often.
#19 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

Man that sucks, east coast. If it's any consolation though at least you don't get earthquakes often.Ace6301

I live in the praries in Canada.:P

Anyway this does suck if it actually happens.

#20 Posted by SaintLeonidas (25848 posts) -
Maybe I'll get a day off next week.
#21 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -

[QUOTE="l4dak47"]when is it supposed to hit the mainland if it hits the mainland? super600

Early next week.I would be looking at a direct hit if it aims for that area anywere from Sunday-Wednesday next week unless it decides to go to bermuda and the Azores

Ah, thank you.
#22 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

Little fact about people from jersey. ..we are far from guidoes er.. however the hell you spell it. The Jersey shore has spawned this stereotype on us. And its ashame. Most people ( including me ) are irish. The scum of the earth on that show are from New York. Pure and simple. Id say north jersey is more italian, but no where near the level of the jersey shore. F*** that show. F*** those people.

As for the topic... yes this does worry me. A snow storm is nice until the power goes out. Trying to get a generator.

Motokid6

Yeah, Jersey Shore really made the whole guido culture. :roll: Websites like this were around long before the show debuted on MTV.

#23 Posted by Pittfan666 (8532 posts) -
Live in southwestern PA so this storm has very little influence on my activity.
#24 Posted by Motokid6 (5089 posts) -

No im saying what Jersey shore did is make people assume everyone from New Jersey is a scumbag guido. And that is very wrong.

#25 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

Live in southwestern PA so this storm has very little influence on my activity.Pittfan666

You never know.:P

#26 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6515 posts) -

[QUOTE="Ace6301"]Man that sucks, east coast. If it's any consolation though at least you don't get earthquakes often.super600

I live in the prairies in Canada.:P

Anyway this does suck if it actually happens.

I live on the east coast of Canada. :P Gonna have to keep an eye out for this one.

#27 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="Ace6301"]Man that sucks, east coast. If it's any consolation though at least you don't get earthquakes often.speedfreak48t5p

I live in the prairies in Canada.:P

Anyway this does suck if it actually happens.

I live on the east coast of Canada. :P Gonna have to keep an eye out for this one.

It won't be a tropical cyclone when it hits that area if it does unless it decides to pull a Hurricane Nadine and regenerate into a tropical cyclone after it turns into that super powerful extratropical storm.

#28 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6515 posts) -

[QUOTE="speedfreak48t5p"]

[QUOTE="super600"]

I live in the prairies in Canada.:P

Anyway this does suck if it actually happens.

super600

I live on the east coast of Canada. :P Gonna have to keep an eye out for this one.

It won't be a tropical cyclone when it hits that area if it does unless it decides to pull a Hurricane Nadine and regenerate into a tropical cyclone after it turns into that super powerful extratropical storm.

There's a possability it could turn into a massive Nor'easter.
#29 Posted by Los9090 (7288 posts) -
Great, that's the last thing I want to deal with .
#30 Posted by HybridPhoenix (3598 posts) -
I live in the Maritimes and I haven't heard anything about it :S
#31 Posted by BossPerson (9432 posts) -

Gotta love living in Ontario. Most we get is a blizzard once in a while.

#32 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15885 posts) -

[QUOTE="platniumgamer"]

holy sh*t! i care so much!!

super600

You will care if something similar to this happens.I highly doubt the pressure will be this low for the storm if it does impact the east coast but the pressure will be somewere in the 950mb-970mb range if it affects the east coast.

12zeurotropical500mbSLP168.gif

If you want to see how models position tropical systems along with precipitation, use low-level charts. 500mb charts like the one above are around 18000 ft MSL. Most computer models suck for tropical systems. They're best for weather systems in the temperate latitudes, usually driven by the jet stream (Polar Front Jet in our area). This one is for Saturday morning:

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#33 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6515 posts) -
I live in the Maritimes and I haven't heard anything about it :SHybridPhoenix
You need to watch more weather reports.
#34 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

Chances are increasing for a hit anywere from Maine to Delware early next week.Models are slowly starting to follow the one model that predicted a US NE hit first.It may one of the most powerful non-tropical storms to ever hit the US if it's lucky.

#35 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="platniumgamer"]

holy sh*t! i care so much!!

jun_aka_pekto

You will care if something similar to this happens.I highly doubt the pressure will be this low for the storm if it does impact the east coast but the pressure will be somewere in the 950mb-970mb range if it affects the east coast.

12zeurotropical500mbSLP168.gif

If you want to see how models position tropical systems along with precipitation, use low-level charts. 500mb charts like the one above are around 18000 ft MSL. Most computer models suck for tropical systems. They're best for weather systems in the temperate latitudes, usually driven by the jet stream (Polar Front Jet in our area). This one is for Saturday morning:

nam_namer_084_10m_wnd_precip_l.gif

I know that it is a bit tricker to predict tropical systems.I been looking at that model too in the last couple of days.

#36 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="speedfreak48t5p"]

I live on the east coast of Canada. :P Gonna have to keep an eye out for this one.

speedfreak48t5p

It won't be a tropical cyclone when it hits that area if it does unless it decides to pull a Hurricane Nadine and regenerate into a tropical cyclone after it turns into that super powerful extratropical storm.

There's a possability it could turn into a massive Nor'easter.

A Nort'easter is the same thing as an extra tropical storm it's just that noreasters are usually more powerful.

#37 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

So, Nova Scotia?

#38 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

So, Nova Scotia?

Michael0134567

Maybe?

#39 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

So, Nova Scotia?

super600

Maybe?

Just wondering, because that's the area I live in.
#40 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6515 posts) -
[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="Michael0134567"]

So, Nova Scotia?

Michael0134567

Maybe?

Just wondering, because that's the area I live in.

I live on the other side of the bay. True story.
#41 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (15885 posts) -

[QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

[QUOTE="super600"]

You will care if something similar to this happens.I highly doubt the pressure will be this low for the storm if it does impact the east coast but the pressure will be somewere in the 950mb-970mb range if it affects the east coast.

12zeurotropical500mbSLP168.gif

super600

If you want to see how models position tropical systems along with precipitation, use low-level charts. 500mb charts like the one above are around 18000 ft MSL. Most computer models suck for tropical systems. They're best for weather systems in the temperate latitudes, usually driven by the jet stream (Polar Front Jet in our area). This one is for Saturday morning:

nam_namer_084_10m_wnd_precip_l.gif

I know that it is a bit tricker to predict tropical systems.I been looking at that model too in the last couple of days.

I can imagine the hurricane forecasters hand-drawing streamlines the old fashioned way (ugh) and waiting anxiously for the return of each Hurricane Hunter aircraft (for new data). I'm not sure how much they use the weather satellites with newer microwave (spectrum frequencies) imaging systems.

The last time I did any tropical weather was back in 2006. I don't envy them. I don't think I can handle the pressure they're in without losing my hair. Reminds me..... If they ever go on the air, I want to see if they're balding or not. I've seen a number of younger forecasters lose their hair way too early. I'm glad I still have mine. :lol:

#42 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

[QUOTE="super600"]

[QUOTE="jun_aka_pekto"]

If you want to see how models position tropical systems along with precipitation, use low-level charts. 500mb charts like the one above are around 18000 ft MSL. Most computer models suck for tropical systems. They're best for weather systems in the temperate latitudes, usually driven by the jet stream (Polar Front Jet in our area). This one is for Saturday morning:

nam_namer_084_10m_wnd_precip_l.gif

jun_aka_pekto

I know that it is a bit tricker to predict tropical systems.I been looking at that model too in the last couple of days.

I can imagine the hurricane forecasters hand-drawing streamlines the old fashioned way (ugh) and waiting anxiously for the return of each Hurricane Hunter aircraft (for new data). I'm not sure how much they use the weather satellites with newer microwave (spectrum frequencies) imaging systems.

The last time I did any tropical weather was back in 2006. I don't envy them. I don't think I can handle the pressure they're in without losing my hair. Reminds me..... If they ever go on the air, I want to see if they're balding or not. I've seen a number of younger forecasters lose their hair way too early. I'm glad I still have mine. :lol:

Forecasters have already gone crazy probably because of hurricane nadine(lasted a ridiculous long time) and hurricane isaac.

#43 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -
[QUOTE="Michael0134567"][QUOTE="super600"]

Maybe?

speedfreak48t5p
Just wondering, because that's the area I live in.

I live on the other side of the bay. True story.

Tell me another story :P.
#44 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

The latest NHC forecast has sandy going straight towards maine,CT and RI as a extratropical storm or a ridiculously strong nor'easter.

#45 Posted by Lonelynight (30039 posts) -
this should be interesting.
#46 Posted by EasyStreet (11672 posts) -

You know we have Nor'easter on nearly yearly basis and we do get hit with hurricanes and powerful tropical storms as well. So for most part we will be fine with the usual power lines being down, and the crappy British company taking a week to get it back up.

#47 Posted by HybridPhoenix (3598 posts) -

[QUOTE="HybridPhoenix"]I live in the Maritimes and I haven't heard anything about it :Sspeedfreak48t5p
You need to watch more weather reports.

I check the government Canada website daily and nothing's popped up there yet. I checked warnings and there's one for Northern Ontario, Part of Quebec and Newfoundland

#48 Posted by HybridPhoenix (3598 posts) -

So, Nova Scotia?

Michael0134567

If it hits the Maritimes, NS will probably get hit hard, always does because it's right on the water. Right now there's only a warning in Newfoundland though.

#49 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

[QUOTE="speedfreak48t5p"][QUOTE="HybridPhoenix"]I live in the Maritimes and I haven't heard anything about it :SHybridPhoenix

You need to watch more weather reports.

I check the government Canada website daily and nothing's popped up there yet. I checked warnings and there's one for Northern Ontario, Part of Quebec and Newfoundland

Those warning are not related to the storm.

#50 Posted by super600 (30084 posts) -

this should be interesting.Lonelynight

It will be.I'm lucky I will be nowhere near this historic storm if it becomes historic.