What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

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RitaA
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Mon 29 Oct 2012 10:36

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 0854.shtml?
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WTNT33 KNHC 290854
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BULLETIN
HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 28
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
500 AM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

...SANDY STRENGTHENS...EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM
SURGE...COASTAL HURRICANE WINDS AND HEAVY APPALACHIAN SNOWS...

[snip]

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
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AT 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS LOCATED
NEAR LATITUDE 35.9 NORTH...LONGITUDE 70.5 WEST. SANDY IS MOVING
TOWARD THE NORTH NEAR 15 MPH...24 KM/H. A TURN TOWARD THE
NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TODAY...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD THE
WEST-NORTHWEST TONIGHT. ON THE FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF
SANDY WILL MOVE OVER THE COAST OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES THIS
EVENING OR TONIGHT.


[snip]

NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...800 AM EDT.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...1100 AM EDT.

Cobwebby
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by Cobwebby » Mon 29 Oct 2012 13:33

Downtown Baltimore evacuating animal shelter to football stadium.

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/lifestyle/p ... z2AgqkKAZX
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depends on our dispositions,
and not on our circumstances.
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by Martian » Mon 29 Oct 2012 14:11

Hurricane Sandy on Google maps:
http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012



Shows Google map with current location, forecast track, precipitation, and other data.

Hurricane Sandy

Sandy is a category-1 hurricane that is expected to bring life-threatening flooding to the US mid-Atlantic coast and hurricane-force winds from Virginia to Massachusetts, Monday evening and into Tuesday.

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by Martian » Mon 29 Oct 2012 14:49

Web-cam view from Statue of Liberty: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/sta ... erty_crown

Sandycam - Hurricane Sandy Live 24/7: http://new.livestream.com/breakingliven ... t/sandycam

Cobwebby
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by Cobwebby » Mon 29 Oct 2012 16:13

This just in...
Posted: 10:38 AM
Last Updated: 10 minutes ago




In a special press conference Monday, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley said the state is in the crosshairs of Hurricane Sandy .

The storm is expected to make landfall early tomorrow morning, and it's strengthening as it is beginning to wash away Maryland beaches.

"This intensity will continue for a long period of time," O'Malley said.

The governor said the closure of the Bay Bridge is anticipated. He advised roads should be kept clear for the next 24-36 hours. He said Sandy will come over the state and sit on top of it.

"Trees will come down and power will be lost," O'Malley said.

The governor said he had just been briefed on the latest development of the storm -- a shift that would bring the most intense winds to the state. He said Sandy will be a storm to remember, much in the same category of Gloria and Agnes -- if not worse.

"There will be people who will die and are killed in this storm," he said.

Currently, Ocean City, Maryland is under heavy attack from Sandy, and the heart of the storm is still about a day away. Streets are flooded, and the inlet pier has been destroyed. The area near the pier is under a mandatory evacuation.

"I think we heard it is half gone," he said.


Read more: http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/state/ ... z2AhWKCiU8
My husband and his dog are on their way to my little apartment-if it's not too late to travel roads. He's leaving behind an old trailer and a couple of cats.
The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions,
and not on our circumstances.
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RitaA
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Mon 29 Oct 2012 16:29

Cobwebby wrote:

My husband and his dog are on their way to my little apartment-if it's not too late to travel roads. He's leaving behind an old trailer and a couple of cats.
Oh dear! Cobwebby, I'll be thinking about you and your family and hoping for the best.

Rita

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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Mon 29 Oct 2012 16:37

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 1439.shtml
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WTNT33 KNHC 291439
TCPAT3

BULLETIN
HURRICANE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 29
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
1100 AM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

...SANDY FORECAST TO TURN NORTHWESTWARD SOON...
...EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE AND COASTAL
HURRICANE WINDS PLUS HEAVY APPALACHIAN SNOWS...

[snip]

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF HURRICANE SANDY WAS
LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 37.5 NORTH...LONGITUDE 71.5 WEST. SANDY IS
MOVING TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST NEAR 18 MPH...30 KM/H. A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED SOON
...FOLLOWED BY A TURN TOWARD
THE WEST-NORTHWEST TONIGHT. ON THE FORECAST TRACK... THE CENTER OF
SANDY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE LANDFALL ALONG OR JUST SOUTH OF THE
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY COAST THIS EVENING OR TONIGHT.


[snip]

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS...OR GALE-FORCE WINDS...ARE ALREADY
OCCURRING OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES FROM NORTH
CAROLINA NORTHWARD TO LONG ISLAND. GALE-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
CONTINUE TO SPREAD OVER OTHER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC
COAST...NEW YORK CITY...AND SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TODAY.
HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS COULD REACH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...
INCLUDING NEW YORK CITY AND LONG ISLAND...BY THIS EVENING. WINDS
AFFECTING THE UPPER FLOORS OF HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS WILL BE
SIGNIFICANTLY STRONGER THAN THOSE NEAR GROUND LEVEL.


[snip]

NEXT INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY...200 PM EDT.
NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY...500 PM EDT.

RitaA
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Mon 29 Oct 2012 16:57

Martian wrote:Hurricane Sandy on Google maps:
http://google.org/crisismap/sandy-2012



Shows Google map with current location, forecast track, precipitation, and other data.

Hurricane Sandy

Sandy is a category-1 hurricane that is expected to bring life-threatening flooding to the US mid-Atlantic coast and hurricane-force winds from Virginia to Massachusetts, Monday evening and into Tuesday.
This is an excellent source of information, with links to important stuff. Thanks for posting, Martian.

RitaA
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Re: What's in YOUR weather forecast? Preparing for Sandy

Post by RitaA » Mon 29 Oct 2012 18:36

More tools for tracking Sandy are described here. Click on the link to get to them:

http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/6 ... ndy-144866
6 Digital Tools To Track Hurricane Sandy

From weather livestreams to gorgeous wind maps, you can watch the storm online
By Charlie Warzel

October 29 2012

As the monster hurricane barrels northwest toward the east coast of the United States, chances are you're hunkered down in your home, bracing for treacherous weather. While you wait—and while you still have power—we've collected some of the most interesting digital tools you can use at home to track the storm's progress and capture this weather event as it happens. Whether you're a weather geek, news junkie, or just a concerned citizen, these sites and platforms will keep you in the know until the storm passes.

Weather Channel YouTube Livestream

As of yesterday, The Weather Channel has made its hurricane coverage available streaming live on YouTube. This could prove a useful resource as the storm continues on its track toward the Jersey Shore and New England. YouTube is promoting the feed at the top of its homepage—and it appears to be quite popular, with more than 55,000 people watching at almost noon.

Google's Crisis Map

Google's interactive map may be one of the best tools around for those in the direct path of this storm. Updated in real-time, this crisis map overlays evacuation routes with a weather radar, current and projected forecasts, emergency shelter locations, as well as information about flood surges. All the information is layered on the map so you can turn it on and off as you see fit.

Hint.fm's Wind Map

While this map is not directly associated with any government agency, Hint.fm's wind map is a gorgeous tool for watching surface winds in near-real time. Taking wind data from the National Digital Forecast Database, the results are updated each hour to show exact wind speeds and patterns. The result is a beautful, Van Gogh-esque moving portait of this powerful storm.

New York Times Rooftop Webcam

Situated 50 some stories above the New York Times newsroom, this high-definition camera updates every minute, providing snapshots of midtown Manhattan. Facing eastward, the camera will show Sandy as it bears down on Manhattan. It's also the perfect tool for New Yorkers without access to a window view to survey the deteriorating conditions.

Instagram

As has been the case throughout breaking news events in 2012, Instagram is an excellent near-real-time way to see on-the-ground pictures of Sandy. Sites like Statigram are helpful in searching the social photo sharing network. Popular hashtags are #sandy, #frankenstorm, and #Instacane. "This Is Now," a real-time streaming platform, displays photos as they're taken from all five boroughs of New York City. For breaking news junkies, these photo-sharing sites could be the quickest way to get access to the tens of thousands of pictures being generated by those in the path of the storm.

Twitter

This is a no-brainer, but needs to be included. Sites like the Huffington Post have put together handy "Who to Follow" lists for the Hurricane. Government and local crisis and disaster organizations will be tweeting out helpful storm information and meteorologists and citizens on the ground will be updating with dispatches from hard-hit areas.
I realize that Martian has already listed most (if not all) of these, but I'm in a rush to get out the door for a scheduled medical appointment (not the best timing), and can't go through them one by one right now.

Keep safe everyone! I'll be checking in as soon as I get back -- in about 5 hours.

Rita

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