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(Yahoo)   Fellas, it's been good to know you: Government forecasters say a big storm that they're calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the U.S. East Coast next week   ( divider line 229
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2012-10-25 08:54:38 PM  

you have pee hands: CheapEngineer: Throw that same storm at North Carolina, or Mississippi, and it's "meh." A cloud heads for New York or DC and the entire country must stop what it's doing and join in prayer for those who may get *moist*.

The Midwest gets tornadoes and massive snowstorms and all you see on the news is "What do they expect? They live in the country's crotch! Who's on Idol this week? "

\whats worse, I have never lived in a state that anyone bothers to campaign in, or the primaries are already decided by the time I see a voting booth
\\In Kansas right now, where my D vote is for Entertainment Uses Only
\\\f y'all is right (grumble)

Storm surge can be really damaging to places that aren't used to it, like Manhattan and Des Moines.

True. I did some work in Jersey on the shore and my boss there said despite the evacuation route signs (which just mainly pointed you away from the ocean) from what he heard from the planners that worked on em they'd still be screwed if that ever happened.

Since that office was across the street from the beach *and* basically a basement (half of it was above street level, half not) he paid attention to such things.

/Michigan here
//only natural disasters we get are boring ones like drought or a tornado here and there
2012-10-25 09:05:15 PM  
Gear up, everybody. It's going to be a Dramacane. Meteoroligists are calling for it to be 4 to 4.5 on the Mariah Carey scale.
2012-10-25 09:22:12 PM  
Frankie MacDonald has been on top of this for a week now. Order your pizzas and order your chinese food!
2012-10-25 09:43:13 PM  

Trapper439: AlwaysRightBoy: I'm going out 25 miles tomorrow at 4am to fill my freezer with striper meat... Bring it on mother nature.

/they're killing at the Monster ledge!

Way ahead of you. I already have several freezers full of stripper meat.

Careful, that stuff is tough & stringy and will usually keep you up for days.
2012-10-25 09:55:10 PM  
...and nothing of value was lost.
2012-10-25 09:55:13 PM  
New York hype. Anywhere else it's an average storm.
2012-10-25 10:11:01 PM  
Smartened up after all the multiple day outages here in the northeast. Buy a 4000 watt generator and a 5-way splitter so you can run your fridge, oil burner, tv with sattelite connection, laptop, and a few lights. If I had 8 grand I'd have a hardwired generator with the auto switch to power the whole house. Have probably lost power for close to 20 days over the last 5 winters.
2012-10-25 10:12:04 PM  

justneal: Blargosaurus: I guess the gales of November are coming early.

ha yes. "the wreck of the Gordon Lightfoot"by Edmund Fitzgerald

There are many covers. I rather like this one. 

Also, much to my surprise the Butthole Surfers have a decent cover
2012-10-25 10:14:50 PM  

LOTN: TheraTx: [ image 850x476]

Cat, your hat unfurled. 

2012-10-25 10:17:17 PM  

seventypercent: [ image 480x357]

All the animals come out at night - whores, skunk pussies, buggers, queens, fairies, dopers, junkies, sick, venal. Someday a real rain will come and wash all this scum off the streets.

Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "Save us!"... and I'll look down and whisper "No."
2012-10-25 10:28:24 PM  
styckx: I'm in South Jersey 10 minutes from the Walt Whitman bridge.

Yeah, they are CUMMING HARD over this.. I've already heard storm of the century, BILLIONS AND BILLIONS worth of damage.... The sensationalism is on full herpa derp mode for a storm that is still south of Florida and will barely be a cat 1 by the time it gets here.

Rwa2play: It would be good of Mother Nature to troll them quite hard.

Worst Storm in 100 Years Seen for Northeast
By Brian K. Sullivan - Oct 25, 2012 9:29 PM ET
Bloomberg n yc-at-risk-from-hurricane-sandy.html

There are two extra variables here which could exacerbate the impact:
1) A full moon on Monday, leading to extra flooding
2) Combining with the storm coming out of the Midwest.

I agree the breathlessness has sounded like herpa derp (derp derp), but in the Mid-Atlantic, we saw what the derecho (inexplicably) did - unprecedented tree damage and a solid week long power outage for a lot of folks. So while it could range from clouds and breezy to OMG FRANKENSTORM, people in Maryland especially are keeping a close eye on it.
2012-10-25 10:35:52 PM  

bacongood: so the DC marathon I am in on Sunday will be awesome?

I'll be there too. Looks like the race will be done before most of the crap hits... at least, that's what the updates have said today. Have a good run!
2012-10-25 10:42:23 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: Farking Canuck: mjones73: reillan: don't the average of all the tracks show it missing the eastern seaboard entirely?


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Whoa, whoa, whao. Why are there pink lines in Southern Ontario where I live?!?

I didn't sign on for that crap. We aren't supposed to get earth quakes, volcanoes, or hurricanes and only few small tornadoes! I want my money back!!

Eh, I wouldn't worry that far inland. Bunch o rain and maybe some power outages and wind sure...

And yeah, I'll be the jerk wjo mentions that as awesome as that song is Edmund Fitzgerald references should be kept to fresh water at least, Great Lakes better*, Superior best, kthxbye.

* I forgive Great Lakes Brewing for being in Ohio but naming a decent beer after a ship w little if any ties to Erie**
**drinking some now***
***just sad a MI microbrewer didn't get there first

The company that operated the Fitz was a Cleveland Ohio based company and 14 of 29 crewmembers were from Ohio. I think those facts would give Great Lakes and the Edmund Fitzgerald a few ties to Erie.
2012-10-25 11:19:21 PM  

BorgiaGinz: Girion47: Good, destroy the shiat out of the DC Metro area. All of those entitled pricks have it coming.

Speaking as an inhabitant of the DC Metro area, go fark yourself. We had a week without power after the derecho in July, and I don't care to repeat the experience.

I moved away about 8 months ago. I miss nothing about that shiat hole
2012-10-25 11:23:24 PM  

strangeguitar: We're about 50 miles west of Philly, and I think we'll only get the outer bands of the storm. I really hope this doesn't fark up Halloween. This is the first year my 4 year old twins are really into the year's greatest holiday.

You won't and it will

Check this Sunday. Keep in mind the dot is the center of a storm somewhere between 400-500 miles wide, and that dot could be anywhere in the cone.
2012-10-25 11:24:29 PM  

TrollingForColumbine: If people are snowed in or without power for a long time how could this effect the election?

Sarah Palin becomes President because it's God's will
2012-10-26 12:00:57 AM  
I'm liking the term I heard on the radio today: snow'reasterricane.
2012-10-26 12:17:37 AM  
Don't worry Subby, I knew what you meant.
2012-10-26 12:31:39 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: you have pee hands

Why are their forecasts in all upper case? Even if it's not some timecube-esque screed, that shiat is still hard to read.

I think it's a holdover from the telegraph (and later, mainframe) days. Seriously.

It's the same reason a lot of key entry still follows old conventions: It's designed to be fully compatible with the lowest-grade systems that might be picking it up. Up until suprisigngly recently, teletype was still the most common means of receiving this kind of 'wire copy,' and so wire-delivery services are designed to those older standards. The alternatives would be either much costlier delivery or accepting that some portion of recipients would no longer get readable NWS reports. (And to those getting ready to scream about upgrades, try to appreciate the fiscal realities of people and places unknown to you. Not eveyrone is ready to replace their old systems that still work and are paid for, but everyone needs weather reports.)
2012-10-26 12:38:25 AM  

dbrunker: Don't worry Subby, I knew what you meant.
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I was very interested in the discovery and investigation of the wreck some years back. Turned out the ship was hugely overloaded, way past its rated max capacity. I'm sure some smart guy assured everyone that cargo limits were artificially low in order to ensure fine$ for regulator$ prentending they were only concerned about $afety. 29 people dead, a ship lost, and millions in collateral loss, but hey, accidents are gonna happen.
2012-10-26 01:24:00 AM  
Get back to me when it's 2 days away. Until then, I will assume it will veer off and go somewhere other than where I am.
2012-10-26 02:37:06 AM
2012-10-26 02:56:36 AM  

Shadow Blasko: strangeguitar: We're about 50 miles west of Philly, and I think we'll only get the outer bands of the storm. I really hope this doesn't fark up Halloween. This is the first year my 4 year old twins are really into the year's greatest holiday.

Yeah.. Good luck with that.

Lets run the current GDF and see where that gets you..

Nope. Sorry, you're gonna get a little more than you bargain for then.

That's been photoshopped.
I can tell by the pixels.
Also looks like some crude MSPaint job to.
2012-10-26 04:52:26 AM  
2012-10-26 08:16:58 AM  

lostcat: Something about using that song for a storm at sea rubs me the wrong way.

That song is about a storm on a great lake.

That's the point. This storm is headed towards the Great Lakes.
2012-10-26 08:43:32 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Oh, for fark's sake.

And I just sold my 4WD car.

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Damn it, I've always wanted one of those.

Actually, I'd prefer a wagon, but beggars...choosers, all that.
2012-10-26 09:43:14 AM  
We didn't listen?
2012-10-26 09:58:41 AM  


2012-10-26 02:41:53 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: Oh, for fark's sake.

And I just sold my 4WD car.

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NICE - AMC Eagle Loved those cars.
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