Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Lilguy1456, Oct 27, 2012.
Is anyone else going to be sidelined while Sandy destroys our courts? Lol...gotta wait it out!
I actually haven't been on the courts much even without hurricanes Not sure what the latest models are predicting, but it's pretty certain that my area will be at least getting a good amount of rain and wind.
It was minimal rain but a day and a half of gusty wind here in Orlando. The Atlantic coast towns got a lot of rain. Up North, it's gonna be much more when it's onshore and mixes with the front pushing through. I wish everyone good luck...stay home and cross your fingers the power outages aren't widespread.
Bought British beer -- perfectly fine warm, in case the power goes out.
Whats the big deal? a little rain and a little wind.. its called Fall.
Move to Mexico while you can. The Dissolution is near.
this made me laugh (if you remember the grease mania)
Are hurricanses supposed to happen in late Autumn?
I think they arent as a rule.I think skepticalscience.com can maybe be of help or NOAA.
The world is a warmer place and since the world is mostly water that extra heat amps things up quite a bit.
Folks with interests or beliefs that get challenged by these simple facts are pretending its not happening .
Late October is only 5+ weeks removed from summer and this year's hot season here in Central Florida lingered on until last week. The official end of hurricane season is November 30 and we have had named storms in the past as late as that. They're usually tropical storm force (<74 mph winds) occuring that late.
Yes, October's not rare but the end of October is.
I grew up on Long Island and used to surf - along the whole south shore of the island. We'd be thrilled if a storm came along and left 6-8ft waves for a few days after the storm passed - lol. Now they say there will be 20 foot waves on the south shore of Long Island during the storm - so maybe 10+ feet afterwards. Any lucky Long Island surfers on TT looking forward to some great waves later this week once the storm moves through? I moved away many years ago but wish I could see what it will be like there surf-wise.
That's because the "pocket" of late October higher water temperature necessary to foster a storm is limited to the Atlantic/Caribbean waters between Cuba and the South American coast...exactly where Sandy formed. That she continued on a path parallel with the Eastern Seaboard is the quirky anomaly...they usually hit land and break up.
As the mean water temperatures continue to rise, continue to expect storms later in the year...that "pocket" will expand as seawater temps rise.
September is the peak month here so obviously August and October are the next 2 highest months for storms. Ocean temperatures lag air temperatures which is why the peak hurricane season does not align itself with meteorological summer which spans from June to August technically. Summer here down in Florida can sometimes extend until the end of October but normally we get our first cool blast in the first week or two of October. See the graph below:
Just walked to 7-11 on 34th street...no big whoop, got a sausage muffin blobb and a large coffee...saw a guy wearing Breathe 2K10 McnEnroes. I put lead tape on my umbrella at 3 and 9 to counter balance the wind.
Keep in mind that the hurricane is sucking this heat out of the ocean and turning it onto the USA. It is also churning cooler water from below. This pocket of heat should be mostly erased by the time the storm is done.
It seems Sandy is a very unusual girl (Guardian):
Track direction and curvature
From a location well offshore at a latitude of 35°-40°N the storm turns to the northwestward to strike the US mid-Atlantic coast. There is no precedent in hurricane records extending back to 1851 of a storm at this latitude taking this path. All historical hurricanes located well offshore at this latitude have followed the jet stream and tracked in a direction between north and east.
Its strength for a hurricane striking the US mid-Atlantic coast in late October (which is near the end of the hurricane season).
Sandy's central pressure is currently forecast to be 945-950mb at landfall late on Monday. A pressure this low would exceed the previous record low pressure of 955mb for a hurricane landfall in this region at this time of year. It would also be close to the record low pressure of 946mb for any hurricane landfall north of Cape Hatteras; this record-holder being the 'New England' hurricane which occurred in September 1938.
Anyone still left with their head in the Sand(y) need only watch the great documentary "Chasing Ice" to confirm the undeniable, inconvenient truth about climate change. There's a trailer for it on YouTube!
Holding their post.
A swimming pool in your backyard all of a sudden got a new meaning. this sucks.
Is this graph for Florida or for the Northeast coast and where did you find it??
They're looking for Snooki
Suit yourself. I stashed my freezer with all kinds of containers with water. If I lose power now, I should still have the ice last until Wednesday.
Unless of course one my neighbors mishandles their brand new diesel generator - then the ice could melt quicker...:lol:
No gambling early in the week, that's right. Save your risk addiction for the weekend...:lol:
It can be found here: http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=830&tstamp=200710
That blog post suggests that a late-October hurricane in the North Atlantic is a very unusual event.
I just heard on the radio that there are still people hanging out on Fire Island lmao...:lol:
This is from the national hurricane center for the Atlantic Basin (the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico):
Here is how hurricanes are named:
Looking forward to the 2017 Katia...
Isaac might go that way you just never know these days.
Which way is that?
Atlantic City is now the Venice of New Jersey. A lot of shore areas are going to be flooded, no way around that.
I have friends that live right on Long Island Sound. Bad place to be right now.
This storm is later than most but still within the traditional confines of hurricane season. 6/1 through 11/30.
A combination of factors involved including Arctic air exacerbated this particular storm.
Would not want to be the insurance company for the crane operator who left the crane up in Manhattan.
No more hot water around here. Now I have a novel and fun project for the next couple of days - boiling water in an electric water kettle gallon by gallon and then pouring it into the bathtub...
Think of his joke than think of mine I think your smart enough to connect the dots.
The real question is - what do you do if you don't own a fire extinguisher yet you observe neighbors dragging (their first ever?) diesel generators into their homes.:lol:
^^ Portable generators suffer greatly from the lack of a cooling system. A fellow in Rockland County NY had a generator going in his garage following last Halloween's snow storm, the thing overheated and incinerated his car.
Took the pooch out for a stroll before its suppose to get really bad. Already a tree down. This one appears to be the runt of the litter. Weak sauce.
cant wait for it to end
Bldg on 8th just collapsed, fire engines are going crazy right now, sirens everywhere...just walked outside on 34th and its madness...went into Duane Reade and bought Lindt 99% chocolate and some beef jerky blocks.
According to Scottish news paper there could perhaps be a risk to the servers of the Internet.. sounds crazy to me. What do you think??
We have 6,000 servers at the largest Data Center in the Eastern Region and they just informed me that they lost an incoming power feed and are on generator power for the next 24 hours, after that no Tubes or Internets.
2017 looks rough, you've got Hurricane Hilary, Hurricane Xina, Hurricane Zelda, and yes Hurricane Katia too. That year is a wrap.
clouds and servers in trouble??
can it?? seems like it.
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