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 » Tue 30 Oct 2012 4:01

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 2058.shtml
000
WTNT33 KNHC 300251
TCPAT3

BULLETIN
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 31
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL182012
1100 PM EDT MON OCT 29 2012

...SANDY STILL PACKING HURRICANE-FORCE WINDS...
...NEXT PUBLIC ADVISORY TO BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER...

SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...39.8N 75.4W
ABOUT 10 MI...15 KM SW OF PHILADELPHIA PENSYLVANIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...75 MPH...120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 18 MPH...30 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...952 MB...28.11 INCHES

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY...

NONE.

SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

THERE ARE NO COASTAL TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

HOWEVER...THERE ARE NON-TROPICAL HIGH-WIND WARNINGS IN EFFECT FOR
PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND STATES.
PLEASE SEE
STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES.

HURRICANE-FORCE WIND GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG PORTIONS OF THE COAST
BETWEEN CHINCOTEAGUE VIRGINIA AND CHATHAM MASSACHUSETTS DURING THE
NEXT FEW HOURS. THIS INCLUDES THE TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND
TO SMITH POINT...THE MIDDLE AND UPPER CHESAPEAKE BAY...DELAWARE
BAY...AND THE COASTS OF THE NORTHERN DELMARVA PENINSULA...NEW
JERSEY...THE NEW YORK CITY AREA...LONG ISLAND...CONNECTICUT...AND
RHODE ISLAND.

TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE NORTH OF CHATHAM
THROUGH MUCH OF NEW ENGLAND...AND OVER THE LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...
AND SOUTH OF CHINCOTEAGUE TO EXTREME NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE
INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY
YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE
SANDY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 39.8 NORTH...LONGITUDE 75.4 WEST.
THE POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE IS MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHWEST AT 18
MPH...30 KM/H. A WEST-NORTHWEST TO NORTHWEST MOTION WITH SOME
REDUCTION IN FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED THROUGH TUESDAY. A TURN
TOWARD THE NORTH AND NORTHEAST IS FORECAST TUESDAY NIGHT. ON THE
FORECAST TRACK...THE CENTER OF SANDY IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS
PENNSYLVANIA DURING THE NEXT DAY OR SO...THEN MOVE INTO WESTERN NEW
YORK TUESDAY NIGHT.


MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 75 MPH...120 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE OCCURRING OVER WATER TO THE EAST OF
THE CENTER. STEADY WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.

HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 90 MILES...150 KM...TO
THE EAST OF THE CENTER. TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD
UP TO 485 MILES...780 KM FROM THE CENTER. A SUSTAINED WIND OF 56
MPH...WITH A GUST TO 71 MPH WAS RECENTLY REPORTED AT LAGUARDIA
AIRPORT IN NEW YORK. A TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY AUTOMATED OBSERVING
SITE HAS REPORTED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 50 MPH...WITH A GUST TO 67
MPH...ALONG THE COAST OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY WITHIN THE PAST HOUR.

THE ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE BASED ON SURFACE DATA IS 952
MB...28.11 INCHES.

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
----------------------
WIND...TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF THE
MID-ATLANTIC STATES FROM VIRGINIA NORTHWARD THROUGH NEW ENGLAND.
HURRICANE-FORCE WIND GUSTS ARE POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST OF NEW
JERSEY...NEW YORK...SOUTHERN MASSACHUSETTS AND RHODE ISLAND DURING
THE NEXT FEW HOURS.


IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WINDS AFFECTING THE UPPER FLOORS OF
HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY STRONGER THAN THOSE NEAR
GROUND LEVEL.

STORM SURGE...THE COMBINATION OF AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS STORM SURGE
AND THE TIDE WILL CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE
FLOODED BY RISING WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING
DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND IF THE PEAK SURGE OCCURS AT THE TIME OF HIGH
TIDE...

NC NORTH OF SURF CITY INCLUDING PAMLICO/ALBEMARLE SOUNDS...2 TO 4 FT
SE VA AND DELMARVA INCLUDING LOWER CHESAPEAKE BAY...2 TO 4 FT
UPPER AND MIDDLE CHESAPEAKE BAY...1 TO 3 FT
LONG ISLAND SOUND...RARITAN BAY...AND NEW YORK HARBOR...6 TO 11 FT
ELSEWHERE FROM OCEAN CITY MD TO THE CT/RI BORDER...4 TO 8 FT
CT/RI BORDER TO THE SOUTH SHORE OF CAPE COD INCLUDING BUZZARDS
BAY AND NARRAGANSETT BAY...3 TO 6 FT
CAPE COD TO THE MA/NH BORDER INCLUDING CAPE COD BAY...2 TO 4 FT
MA/NH BORDER TO THE U.S./CANADA BORDER...1 TO 3 FT

SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE TIMING OF THE SURGE
AND THE TIDAL CYCLE...AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER SHORT DISTANCES.
GIVEN THE LARGE WIND FIELD ASSOCIATED WITH SANDY...ELEVATED WATER
LEVELS COULD SPAN MULTIPLE TIDE CYCLES RESULTING IN REPEATED AND
EXTENDED PERIODS OF COASTAL AND BAYSIDE FLOODING. IN ADDITION...
ELEVATED WATERS COULD OCCUR FAR REMOVED FROM THE CENTER OF SANDY.
FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...PLEASE SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED
BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

RAINFALL...RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED OVER FAR
NORTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM TOTALS OF 8
INCHES POSSIBLE. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID ATLANTIC STATES...INCLUDING THE DELMARVA
PENINSULA...WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 12 INCHES POSSIBLE.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF
5 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE FROM THE SOUTHERN TIER OF NEW YORK STATE
NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH NEW ENGLAND.

SNOWFALL..SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 3 FEET ARE EXPECTED IN THE
MOUNTAINS OF WEST VIRGINIA WITH LOCALLY HIGHER TOTALS TODAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. SNOWFALL OF 1 TO 2 FEET IS EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS OF
SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA TO THE KENTUCKY BORDER...WITH 12 TO 18 INCHES
OF SNOW EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS NEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA/TENNESSEE
BORDER AND IN THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN MARYLAND.

SURF...DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE FROM FLORIDA THROUGH
NEW ENGLAND FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
THIS IS THE LAST PUBLIC ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
CENTER ON SANDY.
FUTURE INFORMATION ON THIS SYSTEM CAN BE FOUND IN
PUBLIC ADVISORIES ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION
CENTER...UNDER AWIPS HEADER TCPAT3 AND WMO HEADER WTNT33
KWNH...BEGINNING AT 500 AM EDT. THESE PUBLIC ADVISORIES WILL ALSO
BE AVAILABLE ON THE NHC WEBSITE.

$$
FORECASTER BROWN/ROBERTS

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

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 4:08

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.
Bumping up again.

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

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 4:45

The effects of Sandy are being felt as far west as Chicago and other parts of Illinois. This is one BIG storm with far-reaching effects:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/chicag ... ngs/348308
...LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TUESDAY TO 4 PM CDT WEDNESDAY...

* LAKE SHORE FLOODING...STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS 50 TO 55 MPH WILL OCCUR OVER LAKE MICHIGAN FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. AS A RESULT...WAVES ACROSS THE SOUTHERN END OF THE LAKE ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD SIGNIFICANTLY... WITH WAVE HEIGHTS OF 18 TO 23 FT LIKELY BY TUESDAY ALONG THE COOK COUNTY SHORELINE.

* TIMING...WAVES ARE FORECAST TO QUICKLY BUILD THROUGH TONIGHT... AND THESE LARGE WAVES WILL CONTINUE FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON BEFORE CONDITIONS GRADUALLY IMPROVE.

* IMPACTS...THESE LARGE WAVES WILL BATTER THE BEACHES AND SHORELINES LEADING TO COASTAL EROSION AND FLOODING...AND ARE LIKELY TO RESULT IN SIMILAR IMPACTS TO THE STORM OF SEPTEMBER 2011. SOME OF THE MORE VULNERABLE SPOTS ALONG THE LAKE SHORE... INCLUDING THE CHICAGO LAKE SHORE BIKE PATH AND PORTIONS OF SOUTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE...AND ANY PIERS AND BREAKWALLS THAT EXTEND INTO THE LAKE...COULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTED FROM THESE LARGE WAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT ALONG THE LAKE. RESIDENTS ON OR NEAR THE SHORE IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT FOR RISING WATER...AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY.
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY...

* TIMING...LATE TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHERLY AT SUSTAINED SPEEDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE NEAR THE LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS COULD RESULT IN MINOR WIND DAMAGE... INCLUDING DOWNED TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. HIGH RISE BUILDINGS NEAR THE LAKE INCLUDING TALLER BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN CHICAGO WILL EXPERIENCE EVEN STRONGER WINDS...POTENTIALLY WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO NEAR 60 MPH...JUST A COUPLE HUNDRED FEET ABOVE THE GROUND. BE CERTAIN EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO HIGH WINDS IS SECURED. THE STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS MAY ADVERSELY IMPACT HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES...ESPECIALLY ON EAST TO WEST HIGHWAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH...OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH...ARE LIKELY. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN CAUSE MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE UNLESS PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN. DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT AND USE CAUTION.

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

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 10:44

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 0919.shtml
Post-Tropical Cyclone SANDY Public Advisory

000
WTNT33 KWNH 300919
TCPAT3

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 32
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD AL182012
500 AM EDT TUE OCT 30 2012

...POST TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN
PENNSYLVANIA...


[snip]

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

THERE ARE HIGH-WIND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...INCLUDING GALE FORCE
WINDS OVER THE COASTAL WATERS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES...NEW
YORK AND NEW ENGLAND. STORM WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS
OF THE MID ATLANTIC COASTAL WATERS.

FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT OVER
PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST STATES.

FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE WATCHES
AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT http://WWW.WEATHER.GOV.



DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...THE CENTER OF POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE
SANDY WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 40.5 NORTH...AND LONGITUDE 77.0
WEST. THE POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE WAS MOVING TOWARD THE
WEST-NORTHWEST AT 15 MPH...25 KPH. A WEST-NORTHWEST MOTION WITH
REDUCED FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED TODAY INTO WESTERN
PENNSYLVANIA...WITH A TURN NORTH INTO WESTERN NEW YORK TONIGHT.
THE CYCLONE WILL MOVE INTO CANADA WEDNESDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH...105 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. STEADY WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS.


[snip]

WIND GUSTS
---------------

ISLIP NY 90 MPH
2 N TOMPKINSVILLE NJ 90 MPH
SURF CITY NJ 89 MPH
TUCKERTON NJ 88 MPH
1 N MONTCLAIR NJ 88 MPH
PLUM ISLAND NY 84 MPH
CUTTYHUNK MA 83 MPH
GROTON CT 76 MPH
HARVEY CEDARS NJ 75 MPH


NEXT ADVISORY
-------------
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 1100 AM EDT. PLEASE REFER TO
YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
ON THIS STORM.

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

Post by Cobwebby » Tue 30 Oct 2012 17:37

I feel like I won the lottery!!!! Tuesday morning in my little corner of the East Coast-did not lose power, winds have died down, and it just seems like an ordinary rainy day. I will not be venturing forth however- because numerous traffic lights are out and some idiots do not follow the four way stop rule. I see the highway and caravans of electrical trucks are making their way south towards the city.
I'm cozy in front of my fake fireplace with two real dogs, and a leftover plate of chinese with wasabi paste.
Life is good.
The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions,
and not on our circumstances.
Martha Washington

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

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 18:16

Cobwebby,

I'm so glad to hear you're safe and sound, with two pooches to keep you company.

Yes, life certainly is good. :)

Rita

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

Post by RitaA » Tue 30 Oct 2012 18:27

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 0919.shtml
000
WTNT33 KWNH 301458
TCPAT3

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 33
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD AL182012
1100 AM EDT TUE OCT 30 2012

...POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY SLOWLY MOVING WESTWARD WHILE
WEAKENING ACROSS SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA...


SUMMARY OF 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
-----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...40.2N 78.4W
ABOUT 120 MILES...190 KM...ESE OF PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA.
ABOUT 145 MILES...235KM...W OF PHILADELPHIA PENNSYLVANIA.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...45 MPH...72 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 270 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...16 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.0 INCHES


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

HIGH WIND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT ALONG THE CENTRAL TO SOUTHERN
APPALACHIANS AND ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES. STORM
WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT ALONG THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NEW ENGLAND
COAST...FROM VIRGINIA TO MASSACHUSETTS. STORM WARNINGS ARE ALSO
IN EFFECT ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES.


FLOOD AND COASTAL FLOOD WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ARE IN
EFFECT OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST STATES.


BLIZZARD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT ALONG THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS. WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR EXTREME WESTERN MARYLAND
AND SOUTHWESTWARD INTO EASTERN TENNESSEE...EASTERN KENTUCKY...AND
EXTREME WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE WATCHES
AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT http://WWW.WEATHER.GOV.

DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 1100 AM EDT...1500 UTC...THE CENTER OF SANDY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 40.2 NORTH...AND LONGITUDE 78.4 WEST. THE POST-TROPICAL
CYCLONE WAS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST AT 10 MPH...16 KM/H. SANDY HAS
SLOWED IN FORWARD MOTION AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ITS WESTWARD
TRACK ACROSS SOUTHERN PENNSYLVANIA THIS AFTERNOON...AND SHOULD
TAKE A TURN TOWARD WESTERN NEW YORK TONIGHT. THE CYCLONE WILL
MOVE INTO CANADA ON WEDNESDAY.


[snip]

NEXT ADVISORY ISSUED AT 500 PM EDT.

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

Post by RitaA » Wed 31 Oct 2012 1:51

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MI ... 2118.shtml
000
WTNT33 KWNH 302118
TCPAT3

POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY ADVISORY NUMBER 34...CORRECTED
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD AL182012
0500 PM EDT TUE OCT 30 2012

CORRECTED FOR NEXT ISSUANCE TIME.

...POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE SANDY CONTINUES TO WEAKEN OVER
PENNSYLVANIA...


WATCHES AND WARNINGS
--------------------
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT...

STORM WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT OVER PORTIONS OF THE GREAT LAKES.
GALE WARNING ARE IN EFFECT ALONG PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND
NORTHEAST COASTS.

FLOOD AND COASTAL FLOOD WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ARE IN
EFFECT OVER PORTIONS OF THE MID-ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST STATES.

BLIZZARD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT ALONG THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS. WINTER STORM WARNINGS AND WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORIES REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR EXTREME WESTERN MARYLAND
AND SOUTHWESTWARD INTO EASTERN TENNESSEE...EASTERN KENTUCKY...AND
EXTREME WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA...INCLUDING POSSIBLE WATCHES
AND WARNINGS...PLEASE MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE AT http://WWW.WEATHER.GOV.


DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
------------------------------
AT 0500 PM EDT...2100 UTC...THE CENTER OF SANDY WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 40.8 NORTH...AND LONGITUDE 79.2 WEST. THE POST-TROPICAL
CYCLONE WAS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH...16 KM/H.
SANDY IS EXPECTED TO TURN NORTHWESTWARD ACROSS WESTERN
PENNSYLVANIA TONIGHT...AND CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHWARD INTO CANADA
ON WEDNESDAY.


MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH...72 KM/H...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS.

[snip]

NEXT ADVISORY ISSUED AT 1100 PM EDT.
Even the National Weather Service is at the mercy of weather/technology:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/erh.php
* * * * * * * Technical Note * * * * * * *
Tue Oct 30 20:40:01 EDT 2012

For ease in navigation, we recommend typing in your "City, St" or Zip Code in the upper left hand corner of this web page to get forecasts, warnings and other information for your area.

A cut fiberoptic line belonging to a commercial phone company has disrupted websites serving the Eastern Region. As this issue is being resolved, we are now operating our websites in backup mode.

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

Post by RitaA » Fri 2 Nov 2012 2:40

If necessary, I'll start a new thread, but I can hardly believe that folks in the U.S. -- and especially some areas already hard hit by Sandy -- may be facing more extreme weather next week. This would add to already monumental challenges that so many are struggling to overcome because of Sandy.

Keep those emergency supplies handy, folks, and stay tuned to your local weather forecasts.

http://www.hpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussion ... isc=pmdepd
Extended Forecast Discussion

(Latest Discussion - Issued 1922Z Nov 01, 2012)

EXTENDED FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
322 PM EDT THU NOV 01 2012

VALID 12Z SUN NOV 04 2012 - 12Z THU NOV 08 2012

...NOR'EASTER POSSIBLE FOR MID-ATLANTIC/NEW ENGLAND STATES BY
ELECTION DAY INTO NEXT THURSDAY
...


[snip]

WEATHER IMPACTS
===============
[snip]

GUIDANCE STILL HAVE TIMING/EMPHASIS ISSUES BUT NOW BETTER AGREE
THAT DEEPER COASTAL LOW DEVELOPMENT IS MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR LATER
TUE INTO THU AS A FRONTAL WAVE OFF THE SOUTHEAST MOVES SLOWLY
OFFSHORE AND UP OFF THE EAST COAST. THIS WOULD BRING BEST
ORGANIZED RAINS FROM THE ERN MID-ATLANTIC TO ERN NEW ENGLAND. A
TRACK IN THIS VEIN OFFERS POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY SNOWS ACROSS
INTERIOR NEW ENGLAND WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY AS THE LOW WRAPS INLAND.
INCREASING WINDS ALONG COASTAL NEW ENGLAND AND COASTAL
MID-ATLANTIC STATES TUESDAY ONWARD MAY LEAD TO SOME COASTAL
FLOODING AND BEACH EROSION
.
Edited on Nov. 2nd to add because the early weather warning now covers the entire U.S.:

I've started a new thread: http://www.lymeneteurope.org/forum/view ... f=8&t=4323

"Weather Warning for the U.S. (Nov 6 to 9, 2012)"

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

Post by Claudia » Sat 3 Nov 2012 12:56

It was very bad here in coastal Southwestern Connecticut, just outside of New York City.

We lost all utilities on Monday afternoon and just got power back early this morning. Large trees were blown over and uprooted in our yard, falling away from the house but destroyed a lot of landscaping and my gardens. At the peak of the winds on Monday evening the house was vibrating and the slats on the attic fan were banging so loudly that my poor dog was cowering and running around looking for a place to hide. It was too dark to see anything but all around us we could hear trees cracking and falling. Very scary. Several dozen homes in my town were structurally damaged by falling trees. Nearly every property on my street had at least one large tree completely blown over or snapped in half. Roads were unpassable for days with all the debris and downed power lines. Some of my friends and family members had total losses on their beachfront homes. The next town over the tide came in 3/4 mile inland (1.2 kilometres). A school that my friend teaches at located near a marsh was filled with 5 feet (1.5 meters) of sewage tainted water and is a complete loss.

We have natural gas for heating, and while the furnace didn't work without electricity to run it (it was miserably cold at night), we had hot water so our neighbors came over to take much needed showers after the third and fourth days. Just having hot water felt really fantastic.

It was strange to be sitting here so cut off from all news with no working phones, internet access, newspaper delivery or TV to see the photos with reports, etc. We had a battery operated radio but worried about running out of batteries so we limited its usage. People outside the effected areas knew more of what was going on and how bad the damage and conditions were than those of us in the badly effected areas.

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