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(NOAA)   Sandy VaFrakenstorm: Web page of a data-collecting buoy off southern New Jersey. Already getting 13-ft waves   (ndbc.noaa.gov) divider line 73
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2012-10-28 07:38:28 AM
I'm in north Delaware. The storm's not supposed to hit until tomorrow afternoon, but we're already getting rain .
 
2012-10-28 08:23:29 AM
Inland 2 miles from Atlantic City. Looks like the "eye" will pass a little to our north (Long Beach Island/Asbury Park) which is good news for us.

North of the eye, you get hard winds coming off the ocean. However, south of the eye, you get more rain.

We're expecting winds of 70MPH +/- 10mph, and 9-10 inches of rain.
 
2012-10-28 09:33:52 AM

bloobeary: I'm in north Delaware. The storm's not supposed to hit until tomorrow afternoon, but we're already getting rain .


There's a north Delaware?
 
2012-10-28 09:54:58 AM

JerseyTim: bloobeary: I'm in north Delaware. The storm's not supposed to hit until tomorrow afternoon, but we're already getting rain .

There's a north Delaware?


Duh. It's right across the street from south Delaware. Makes it really simple to head south for the winter.
 
2012-10-28 12:09:10 PM
The fact that I can access that information at the click of a button is why the Internet is so awesome. Also, as of this post, waves are up to 14.4.
 
2012-10-28 12:59:51 PM

bloobeary: I'm in north Delaware. The storm's not supposed to hit until tomorrow afternoon, but we're already getting rain .


I'm getting rain from this and I'm on the other side of the Appalachians.
 
2012-10-28 01:03:55 PM
Link

Here's the buoy outside of NYC. 9.5ft wave heights at the moment.
 
2012-10-28 01:36:53 PM
The buoy for here.
 
It is going south of us, the issue is surge, some wind and rain for 2 or three days as it stalls.
 
So October here.
 
2012-10-28 01:44:08 PM
Wind and waves from the south or the east packs water into Fishers Island Sound and the river flows south and the water from the ocean stacks up as it heads north. So maybe flooding.
 
2012-10-28 01:45:28 PM
Anybody in the projected stormpath who can vote early, please do so.
 
2012-10-28 02:32:50 PM
Frankenstorm on one coast, massive earthquake on the other. Wonder what December will have in store for us?
 
2012-10-28 02:44:08 PM

OrygunFarker: Frankenstorm on one coast, massive earthquake on the other. Wonder what December will have in store for us?


Endless panicked Facebook posts about the people Romney is picking for his cabinet?
 
2012-10-28 02:46:27 PM

teto85: Anybody in the projected stormpath who can vote early, please do so.


I didn't actually think about that. What happens if, hypothetically, power is not restored by the 6th? It would be reasonable to assume that in that case voting would not be possible, or would be much more difficult in affected areas. If enough people can't make it to the polls, will the election be delayed/extended?

If not, this could be bad news...for Obama.
 
2012-10-28 02:47:45 PM
I apologize for the above thread-shiatting. I know better and shouldn't have done that.

In other news, the waves are now showing 15 feet as of this writing. Winds are sustaining at about 33 knots. This storm is enough to mess up your whole day. I had been all skeptical about fear-mongering weather lunatics trying to drum up ratings, but this might actually be an interesting few days.
 
2012-10-28 02:48:55 PM

Nickninja: teto85: Anybody in the projected stormpath who can vote early, please do so.

I didn't actually think about that. What happens if, hypothetically, power is not restored by the 6th? It would be reasonable to assume that in that case voting would not be possible, or would be much more difficult in affected areas. If enough people can't make it to the polls, will the election be delayed/extended?

If not, this could be bad news...for Obama.


That would just highlight his incompetence of managing distaster situations.
 
2012-10-28 02:53:57 PM
Most of my family in NYC is laughing off storm preparation and a few are directly ignoring mandatory evacuation orders. All I can do for them is hope for the best while I facepalm.

We're all prepped here in southern NJ, finished up the last minor preparations this morning.
 
2012-10-28 02:58:24 PM
NYC is supposed to get flooded if the sea level rises by a foot. How is it managing in 13 foot waves?
 
2012-10-28 03:03:55 PM
Tubular.
 
2012-10-28 03:07:30 PM
That's 15.4 foot waves now.
 
2012-10-28 03:08:26 PM

WelldeadLink: NYC is supposed to get flooded if the sea level rises by a foot. How is it managing in 13 foot waves?


The waves are ten miles offshore of Ocean City, not in NYC.
 
2012-10-28 03:08:57 PM
What does Ollie Williams have to say about this?
 
2012-10-28 03:11:24 PM

WelldeadLink: NYC is supposed to get flooded if the sea level rises by a foot. How is it managing in 13 foot waves?


They're predicting an 11-foot storm surge at the Battery on Monday night. The waves will be on top of that.
 
2012-10-28 03:12:37 PM

Tillmaster: WelldeadLink: NYC is supposed to get flooded if the sea level rises by a foot. How is it managing in 13 foot waves?

They're predicting an 11-foot storm surge at the Battery on Monday night. The waves will be on top of that.


MTA will need submarines for the subway system.
 
2012-10-28 03:15:52 PM
Try this on for size:

The East Hatteras buoy - 150 NM East of Cape Hatteras

Station 41001
NDBC
Location: 34.561N 72.631W
Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:50:00 UTC
Winds: ENE (60°) at 29.1 kt gusting to 38.9 kt
Significant Wave Height: 28.2 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 12 sec
Mean Wave Direction: ESE (103°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 28.70 in and falling rapidly

We're in for a blow...
 
2012-10-28 03:16:16 PM

spelletrader: Most of my family in NYC is laughing off storm preparation and a few are directly ignoring mandatory evacuation orders. All I can do for them is hope for the best while I facepalm.


They're taking the "God's intentions" option.

/Chance favors the prepared.
 
2012-10-28 03:25:32 PM
Link Off Cape Hatteras.
 
2012-10-28 03:26:58 PM
I just read that Ky is supposed to get up to 2 feet of snow in this? Wtf I haven't seen that much snow since I was 5,that storm in 1996.
 
2012-10-28 03:27:34 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: Also, as of this post, waves are up to 14.4.


that's a high baud buoy.
 
2012-10-28 03:28:59 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: spelletrader: Most of my family in NYC is laughing off storm preparation and a few are directly ignoring mandatory evacuation orders. All I can do for them is hope for the best while I facepalm.

They're taking the "God's intentions" option.

/Chance favors the prepared.


More like the "we stayed home and rode out Irene" option. They live 2-3 blocks off the beach on the NE side of Staten Island (close the Verrazano), not a good place to be with the storm surge that's coming.
 
2012-10-28 03:29:12 PM

Nickninja: teto85: Anybody in the projected stormpath who can vote early, please do so.

I didn't actually think about that. What happens if, hypothetically, power is not restored by the 6th? It would be reasonable to assume that in that case voting would not be possible, or would be much more difficult in affected areas. If enough people can't make it to the polls, will the election be delayed/extended?

If not, this could be bad news...for Obama.


They say early voting has heavily favored Obama maybe even 2:1. Also, no voting affects both parties equally. If no one can vote, that doesn't mean only the dems aren't voting, see?
 
2012-10-28 03:30:51 PM
I would link to Sting's The Wild Sea, but it appears the copyright Nazis have slammed their jack boots down on every online version of the song.
 
2012-10-28 03:32:05 PM

Mister Peejay: What does Ollie Williams have to say about this?


ITSRAININGSIDEWAYS!
 
2012-10-28 03:32:26 PM

spelletrader: HotIgneous Intruder: spelletrader: Most of my family in NYC is laughing off storm preparation and a few are directly ignoring mandatory evacuation orders. All I can do for them is hope for the best while I facepalm.

They're taking the "God's intentions" option.

/Chance favors the prepared.

More like the "we stayed home and rode out Irene" option. They live 2-3 blocks off the beach on the NE side of Staten Island (close the Verrazano), not a good place to be with the storm surge that's coming.


Yes, that's a very bad place to be.
Hope they have fun and survive.
 
2012-10-28 03:35:25 PM

Earguy: Inland 2 miles from Atlantic City. Looks like the "eye" will pass a little to our north (Long Beach Island/Asbury Park) which is good news for us.

North of the eye, you get hard winds coming off the ocean. However, south of the eye, you get more rain.

We're expecting winds of 70MPH +/- 10mph, and 9-10 inches of rain.


But North of the eye you're going to get the storm surge. For me on the Chessapeak I'm really glad to be on the south side.
 
2012-10-28 03:38:28 PM

WelldeadLink: NYC is supposed to get flooded if the sea level rises by a foot. How is it managing in 13 foot waves?


t3.gstatic.com
Well, let's say this twinkie represents the amount of flood damage from 1 foot of water...
 
2012-10-28 03:40:13 PM
It's pronounced "Frahnkenschturm".

/I know, I know... low-hanging fruit and all that.
 
2012-10-28 03:42:51 PM

A Terrible Human: I just read that Ky is supposed to get up to 2 feet of snow in this? Wtf I haven't seen that much snow since I was 5,that storm in 1996.


I feel old now...

/cry
 
2012-10-28 03:43:01 PM

Jgok: It's pronounced "Frahnkenschturm".

/I know, I know... low-hanging fruit and all that.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-28 03:43:43 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: spelletrader: HotIgneous Intruder: spelletrader: Most of my family in NYC is laughing off storm preparation and a few are directly ignoring mandatory evacuation orders. All I can do for them is hope for the best while I facepalm.

They're taking the "God's intentions" option.

/Chance favors the prepared.

More like the "we stayed home and rode out Irene" option. They live 2-3 blocks off the beach on the NE side of Staten Island (close the Verrazano), not a good place to be with the storm surge that's coming.

Yes, that's a very bad place to be.
Hope they have fun and survive.


Fortunately there aren't any children in the home, just my aunt & uncle with their two sons that still live at home despite being in their 20's and 30's.
 
2012-10-28 03:44:34 PM
I'm in Seattle and it has been raining for a few weeks, so I am getting a Kick out of this.
 
2012-10-28 03:46:17 PM

Uchiha_Cycliste: Mister Peejay: What does Ollie Williams have to say about this?

ITSRAININGSIDEWAYS!


Sounds rough, Ollie. Do you have an umbrella?
 
2012-10-28 03:49:22 PM
And I was complaining it was 38F and sunny in Dallas this morning.
 
2012-10-28 03:51:20 PM

Ravijn: Uchiha_Cycliste: Mister Peejay: What does Ollie Williams have to say about this?

ITSRAININGSIDEWAYS!

Sounds rough, Ollie. Do you have an umbrella?


HAD-ONE!
 
2012-10-28 04:08:06 PM

wildcardjack: And I was complaining it was 38F and sunny in Dallas this morning.


Eh, 80 and sunny here in SoCal, just like pretty much every day. Think I'll ride my bike down to the beach and grab a few beers. Enjoy winter East Coasters.
 
2012-10-28 04:14:47 PM

drewogatory: wildcardjack: And I was complaining it was 38F and sunny in Dallas this morning.

Eh, 80 and sunny here in SoCal, just like pretty much every day. Think I'll ride my bike down to the beach and grab a few beers. Enjoy winter East Coasters.


Ah, the compassionate Amerikan.
 
2012-10-28 04:19:17 PM

drewogatory: wildcardjack: And I was complaining it was 38F and sunny in Dallas this morning.

Eh, 80 and sunny here in SoCal, just like pretty much every day. Think I'll ride my bike down to the beach and grab a few beers. Enjoy winter East Coasters.


Hurricaine or SoCal? I'll take the hurricaine, thanks.
 
2012-10-28 04:22:16 PM
I checked NYC gov't's website. Schools closed but trash pickup tomorrow as scheduled. I put mine out. By tomorrow morning it should be on someone else's property.

The full moon tomorrow is going to also create higher tides. Add that to the storm surge and they're predicting it will breach The Battery's walls.
 
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2012-10-28 04:24:06 PM
Now over 15 foot waves in 100 feet of water. Some modeler's linear deep water approximation must be breaking down.
 
2012-10-28 04:25:58 PM

ChubbyTiger: drewogatory: wildcardjack: And I was complaining it was 38F and sunny in Dallas this morning.

Eh, 80 and sunny here in SoCal, just like pretty much every day. Think I'll ride my bike down to the beach and grab a few beers. Enjoy winter East Coasters.

Hurricaine or SoCal? I'll take the hurricaine, thanks.


Oh, I hate it here, make no mistake. The weather is awesome though.
 
2012-10-28 04:32:21 PM
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