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2012-10-28 05:28:50 PM
/dislike TWC

Anyway - the latest update for me is:

pbs.twimg.com

"5pm surge model now has greatest surge timed with high tide in Long Isl Sound (#NYC). 13-14' sea levels from
 
2012-10-28 05:33:20 PM

Bontesla: /dislike TWC

Anyway - the latest update for me is:

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x388]

"5pm surge model now has greatest surge timed with high tide in Long Isl Sound (#NYC). 13-14' sea levels from


That's kinda scary
 
2012-10-28 05:38:07 PM

Lipo: Bontesla: /dislike TWC

Anyway - the latest update for me is:

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x388]

"5pm surge model now has greatest surge timed with high tide in Long Isl Sound (#NYC). 13-14' sea levels from

That's kinda scary


Well, I don't know what any of that means... well other than it meaning "Holy Crap - that sounds undesirable."
 
2012-10-28 05:54:14 PM
16 ft waves now reported off Delaware Coast
 
2012-10-28 06:03:12 PM

Bontesla: Lipo: Bontesla: /dislike TWC

Anyway - the latest update for me is:

[pbs.twimg.com image 600x388]

"5pm surge model now has greatest surge timed with high tide in Long Isl Sound (#NYC). 13-14' sea levels from

That's kinda scary

Well, I don't know what any of that means... well other than it meaning "Holy Crap - that sounds undesirable."


It means "Watch out for a tanned Patrick Swayze in a wetsuit"
 
2012-10-28 06:09:35 PM
Schools in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and many other districts across the northeast closed Monday
 
2012-10-28 06:16:35 PM
DC government officially closed for tomorrow.
 
2012-10-28 06:17:37 PM
RI schools are closed mon and tues.
Not a drop of rain, but the Gov. declared an emergency.
 
2012-10-28 06:29:30 PM
pbs.twimg.com in Atlantic City
 
2012-10-28 07:01:46 PM
cdnmo.coveritlive.com
 
2012-10-28 07:30:27 PM
I forecast a babby boom!
 
2012-10-28 07:37:26 PM
Tweet from TWC:

One of our crew @Tom_Winter says 4/5 gas stations he's gone to tonight have no gas in RI. Looks like people are stocked up. #Sandy #RIwx
 
2012-10-28 08:15:47 PM
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2012-10-28 08:18:06 PM

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Holy cow. Have you crapped your pants yet?
 
2012-10-28 08:18:42 PM
 
2012-10-28 08:36:45 PM
Absolutely nothing happening here in NYC. Good thing they closed the MTA.
 
2012-10-28 08:38:58 PM
It's really windy in ATL. We're going to have some downed trees tomorrow.
 
2012-10-28 08:40:26 PM
Nah! Power might go out. Maybe a little flooding here.

I'm worried for the flat lander the NYC and long-island folks.

Stay dry farkers. ;-)
 
2012-10-28 08:40:42 PM
I don't think I have ever seen a weather system with this scope of impact...

And these are just *current* warnings, a lot of warnings are in scheduled to go into effect in 24 hours.

icons-sf.wunderground.com 

And 25foot + waves on the Great Lakes? Hells yeah.
 
2012-10-28 08:43:44 PM
Apparently the internet is alive with East Coasters raging against Sandy because AC3 drops on Tuesday.
 
2012-10-28 08:44:17 PM

webthing01: [img843.imageshack.us image 636x736]


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-28 08:46:26 PM
 
2012-10-28 08:51:34 PM
I've got Bloody Mary mix, hummus, boyfriend, and the first season of the West Wing. I'll be good.

I am a little annoyed that my former office is closed tomorrow, and I didn't have to go to work anyway!!
 
2012-10-28 08:53:57 PM
Sitting one block from the water on a peninsula on the south shore of Long Island. Not going to the office tomorrow since the LIRR and the subway are shut down indefinitely. I have my work computer to work from home, but usually the power goes out here in big storms so we'll see how long that lasts.

We could evacuate, but all of the places we would have evacuated to lost power in Irene last year too. If the power's going to be out anywhere we go, we might as well stay in our own place. The main road leading to our house will flood but there's another road that should be ok as long as no trees fall.

Was supposed to see Louis CK in the city tonight but he rescheduled the show for March. Nice of him.

/rambling
 
2012-10-28 08:55:19 PM
Yeah, I'm hoping to avoid a power outage *fingers crossed* I think I might be safe from flooding, but it's hard to say. There's a dock about a half mile up the road from me, so... Of course, I'm in southeast VA, so it won't be so bad here, though it's been raining off and on for three days now, and I have only seen the sun for about an hour and a half over those three days. Apparently campus flooded some this morning, too... My main problem right now is that in all of my storm prep over the last two days, I forgot to get anything out for dinner, so *knock on wood* I'd say things are going fairly well

My parents will not fare so well, in the suburbs of Philly. They (we) lost power with Irene for some time, so hopefully PECO learned their lesson, and hopefully that took care of most of the dead/dying trees. It would take a lot for their house to flood, since they live right near the top of a hill. The school district called this morning, and they don't have school tomorrow or Tuesday. No idea how my sister's boyfriend's family is going to fare, since they're about 20 minutes away from the coast in central Jersey. I told her to make sure that they're prepped, but who knows. And she's just worried about getting wet on her way to class up in 'cuse.
 
2012-10-28 08:55:56 PM

FreakinB: Sitting one block from the water on a peninsula on the south shore of Long Island. Not going to the office tomorrow since the LIRR and the subway are shut down indefinitely. I have my work computer to work from home, but usually the power goes out here in big storms so we'll see how long that lasts.

We could evacuate, but all of the places we would have evacuated to lost power in Irene last year too. If the power's going to be out anywhere we go, we might as well stay in our own place. The main road leading to our house will flood but there's another road that should be ok as long as no trees fall.

Was supposed to see Louis CK in the city tonight but he rescheduled the show for March. Nice of him.

/rambling


Be careful!

FYI - I've seen reports that most gas stations in your neck of the woods are bone dry - or getting near there.
 
2012-10-28 08:59:44 PM

Bontesla: FreakinB: Sitting one block from the water on a peninsula on the south shore of Long Island. Not going to the office tomorrow since the LIRR and the subway are shut down indefinitely. I have my work computer to work from home, but usually the power goes out here in big storms so we'll see how long that lasts.

We could evacuate, but all of the places we would have evacuated to lost power in Irene last year too. If the power's going to be out anywhere we go, we might as well stay in our own place. The main road leading to our house will flood but there's another road that should be ok as long as no trees fall.

Was supposed to see Louis CK in the city tonight but he rescheduled the show for March. Nice of him.

/rambling

Be careful!

FYI - I've seen reports that most gas stations in your neck of the woods are bone dry - or getting near there.


That may be. I saw a few packed gas stations earlier today but I was good on gas. Besides, most of my driving consists of driving the 2 miles to the train station.
 
2012-10-28 09:00:09 PM

Luthien's Tempest: Yeah, I'm hoping to avoid a power outage *fingers crossed* I think I might be safe from flooding, but it's hard to say. There's a dock about a half mile up the road from me, so... Of course, I'm in southeast VA, so it won't be so bad here, though it's been raining off and on for three days now, and I have only seen the sun for about an hour and a half over those three days. Apparently campus flooded some this morning, too... My main problem right now is that in all of my storm prep over the last two days, I forgot to get anything out for dinner, so *knock on wood* I'd say things are going fairly well

My parents will not fare so well, in the suburbs of Philly. They (we) lost power with Irene for some time, so hopefully PECO learned their lesson, and hopefully that took care of most of the dead/dying trees. It would take a lot for their house to flood, since they live right near the top of a hill. The school district called this morning, and they don't have school tomorrow or Tuesday. No idea how my sister's boyfriend's family is going to fare, since they're about 20 minutes away from the coast in central Jersey. I told her to make sure that they're prepped, but who knows. And she's just worried about getting wet on her way to class up in 'cuse.


Well, Sandy is expected to make landfall near Atlantic City so I hope your sister's boyfriend's family is careful.
 
2012-10-28 09:00:47 PM

Bontesla: [cdnmo.coveritlive.com image 650x366]


Oh goody, I'm just a wee bit north of the edge between "likely" and "possible." Which are two great, objective descriptors. Now I totally understand my risk.

I have no idea how things will fare here. I've only lived here for two months. I was here for two months a couple years ago, but every storm that came near dissipated within a couple miles. Except when we went to Busch Gardens, of course. My lights have now flickered three times over the course of today (including just now), and each time I get a little nervouser. We had a couple of big storms when I first got here with no problems (sans street flooding everywhere), but there wasn't nearly as much wind.
 
2012-10-28 09:05:16 PM

Luthien's Tempest: Bontesla: [cdnmo.coveritlive.com image 650x366]

Oh goody, I'm just a wee bit north of the edge between "likely" and "possible." Which are two great, objective descriptors. Now I totally understand my risk.

I have no idea how things will fare here. I've only lived here for two months. I was here for two months a couple years ago, but every storm that came near dissipated within a couple miles. Except when we went to Busch Gardens, of course. My lights have now flickered three times over the course of today (including just now), and each time I get a little nervouser. We had a couple of big storms when I first got here with no problems (sans street flooding everywhere), but there wasn't nearly as much wind.


Well, I'm in Georgia (near ATL) and the wind here is unreal. I fully expect to loser power sometime tonight and we're no where in the zone.

One of my metal, heavy patio chairs very nearly took out a large window a few minutes ago.

I'm gathering up the candles, matches, and flashlights now.
 
2012-10-28 09:08:09 PM

Bontesla: Luthien's Tempest: Yeah, I'm hoping to avoid a power outage *fingers crossed* I think I might be safe from flooding, but it's hard to say. There's a dock about a half mile up the road from me, so... Of course, I'm in southeast VA, so it won't be so bad here, though it's been raining off and on for three days now, and I have only seen the sun for about an hour and a half over those three days. Apparently campus flooded some this morning, too... My main problem right now is that in all of my storm prep over the last two days, I forgot to get anything out for dinner, so *knock on wood* I'd say things are going fairly well

My parents will not fare so well, in the suburbs of Philly. They (we) lost power with Irene for some time, so hopefully PECO learned their lesson, and hopefully that took care of most of the dead/dying trees. It would take a lot for their house to flood, since they live right near the top of a hill. The school district called this morning, and they don't have school tomorrow or Tuesday. No idea how my sister's boyfriend's family is going to fare, since they're about 20 minutes away from the coast in central Jersey. I told her to make sure that they're prepped, but who knows. And she's just worried about getting wet on her way to class up in 'cuse.

Well, Sandy is expected to make landfall near Atlantic City so I hope your sister's boyfriend's family is careful.


I hope so, too. If he gets his ass hurt or killed, my sister will kill him, and I might go ahead and kill him myself for good measure. ;) Knowing him, though, he's either well prepared in the proper manner, or is going to get himself wasted and ride out the storm, or potentially both.

I'm annoyed with myself for not telling her to get on them about prepping a couple days ago, when I started thinking that the storm might head a bit north of the NHC forecast. I didn't think about it until today when she texted me wanting to know what to expect up at school.

/My sister doesn't use the internet or tv for the weather, whether or not she has perfectly good access to either
 
2012-10-28 09:11:13 PM
Tweet with important info:
Gotta #Sandy question? Call 1-877-NBC-WCAU for the "Call 10 Phonebank" with @RedCrossPhilly
 
2012-10-28 09:14:58 PM
img707.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-28 09:15:39 PM

Bontesla: Luthien's Tempest: Bontesla: [cdnmo.coveritlive.com image 650x366]

Oh goody, I'm just a wee bit north of the edge between "likely" and "possible." Which are two great, objective descriptors. Now I totally understand my risk.

I have no idea how things will fare here. I've only lived here for two months. I was here for two months a couple years ago, but every storm that came near dissipated within a couple miles. Except when we went to Busch Gardens, of course. My lights have now flickered three times over the course of today (including just now), and each time I get a little nervouser. We had a couple of big storms when I first got here with no problems (sans street flooding everywhere), but there wasn't nearly as much wind.

Well, I'm in Georgia (near ATL) and the wind here is unreal. I fully expect to loser power sometime tonight and we're no where in the zone.

One of my metal, heavy patio chairs very nearly took out a large window a few minutes ago.

I'm gathering up the candles, matches, and flashlights now.


It's been around 30 kts for the most part around here (with stronger gusts - I suspect that is when my lights flicker, but I keep my blinds closed all the time, so I have no idea - not that I'm sure I could make much of anything out at this point anyway). I decided to go buy a flashlight around noon on Friday (I have a couple, but they're strategically placed in purses and such), and the Target was already almost out. Candles seemed like a bad idea with it just being me and my dog and a dearth of tables, so I skipped those. I don't know what I'll do if the power is out long-term. When that happened last year with Irene, I went nuts within a few hours or so, so by the time we had power a few days later, it was a miracle no one had died.
 
2012-10-28 09:17:01 PM
Virginia beach here. Getting scary they just close the tunnels and i just heard the james river bridge is flooded in parts. Hope im wrong
 
2012-10-28 09:17:15 PM

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Well thats no good.
 
2012-10-28 09:17:39 PM
 
2012-10-28 09:20:29 PM

Luthien's Tempest: I'm annoyed with myself for not telling her to get on them about prepping a couple days ago, when I started thinking that the storm might head a bit north of the NHC forecast. I didn't think about it until today when she texted me wanting to know what to expect up at school.


My phone has been blowing up for the last 36 hours from my east coast friends who want me to be their "hype filter". I think this is the last storm I am going to run personal forecasts for my friends on*.

On a personal note, we're in the "Will probably be fine... but might be nasty" area of Ohio. Stocked up on non-perishables Wednesday, and grabbed the battery powered cell phone chargers and other convenience items tonight. I doubt we will lose power, but if we *do* I expect it will be a 3 or 4 day outage.

*Yeah, I'm probably lying to myself on that, but it is getting to be a serious hassle. I don't mind playing meteorologist for my family and loved ones who are in harms way, but I'm not gonna sit in front of my PC and massage data and tracking info for everyone on my facebook feed anymore.


PA Ren Fair closed early, and there have been some heavy bands up in the mountains already. I told my fair friends who were traveling to either get out before midnight tonight, or plan on spending the next week in Lancaster with nothing to do.
 
2012-10-28 09:20:43 PM
I made sure my liquor cabinet is fully stocked. See you suckers when the lights come back on.
 
2012-10-28 09:20:48 PM

Bontesla: Schools in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington and many other districts across the northeast closed Monday


Pffft a little rain and schools close, northerners!!!!

We were lucky our vacation was last week instead of this week, our hotel was right near the b/c evac zones in Chelsea.
 
2012-10-28 09:20:58 PM
10 miles from my house it is snowing already....whooohooo!
/10 miles into the mountains, but hey
 
2012-10-28 09:21:03 PM

webthing01: [img707.imageshack.us image 640x548]


It's amazing how something so terrible and destructive can be so beautiful. Also, holy crap she's huge. 

/Hurricanes' terrifying beauty is what got me into my field 16 years ago
//Hurricanes Bertha and Fran. I was 7 and lived in South Carolina at the time.
 
2012-10-28 09:21:03 PM

FreakinB: Sitting one block from the water on a peninsula on the south shore of Long Island. Not going to the office tomorrow since the LIRR and the subway are shut down indefinitely. I have my work computer to work from home, but usually the power goes out here in big storms so we'll see how long that lasts.

We could evacuate, but all of the places we would have evacuated to lost power in Irene last year too. If the power's going to be out anywhere we go, we might as well stay in our own place. The main road leading to our house will flood but there's another road that should be ok as long as no trees fall.

Was supposed to see Louis CK in the city tonight but he rescheduled the show for March. Nice of him.

/rambling


Please be careful!
Pay attention to the people in NOLA who stayed during Katrina, thinking that they could handle it. Over a thousand people died. I don't want to lose a single Farker in this farked up storm. PLEASE, please, please... be safe! Get out if you can. So what if there will be no electricity in the places where you will evacuate. At least you'll be alive. HUGS to you :-)
 
2012-10-28 09:21:05 PM

Luthien's Tempest: Bontesla: Luthien's Tempest: Bontesla: [cdnmo.coveritlive.com image 650x366]

Oh goody, I'm just a wee bit north of the edge between "likely" and "possible." Which are two great, objective descriptors. Now I totally understand my risk.

I have no idea how things will fare here. I've only lived here for two months. I was here for two months a couple years ago, but every storm that came near dissipated within a couple miles. Except when we went to Busch Gardens, of course. My lights have now flickered three times over the course of today (including just now), and each time I get a little nervouser. We had a couple of big storms when I first got here with no problems (sans street flooding everywhere), but there wasn't nearly as much wind.

Well, I'm in Georgia (near ATL) and the wind here is unreal. I fully expect to loser power sometime tonight and we're no where in the zone.

One of my metal, heavy patio chairs very nearly took out a large window a few minutes ago.

I'm gathering up the candles, matches, and flashlights now.

It's been around 30 kts for the most part around here (with stronger gusts - I suspect that is when my lights flicker, but I keep my blinds closed all the time, so I have no idea - not that I'm sure I could make much of anything out at this point anyway). I decided to go buy a flashlight around noon on Friday (I have a couple, but they're strategically placed in purses and such), and the Target was already almost out. Candles seemed like a bad idea with it just being me and my dog and a dearth of tables, so I skipped those. I don't know what I'll do if the power is out long-term. When that happened last year with Irene, I went nuts within a few hours or so, so by the time we had power a few days later, it was a miracle no one had died.


Smart! I hope you're able to retain power this time. Good luck!
 
2012-10-28 09:21:14 PM
Dear rest of the eastern seaboard,
Thanks for taking one for the team.
Regards,
Florida
 
2012-10-28 09:22:35 PM
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Atlanta added to the list
 
2012-10-28 09:22:51 PM
Communication equipment and backup power sources are charged and tested in case commercial infrastructure fails. We're in a spot that has a low risk of direct flooding, but access to us may get cut off because of flooding. I personally dont mind being without power as its rather relaxing. It'll give me time to catch up on my alcohol intake.

/Saco, ME
 
2012-10-28 09:23:07 PM

Luthien's Tempest: /Hurricanes' terrifying beauty is what got me into my field 16 years ago
//Hurricanes Bertha and Fran. I was 7 and lived in South Carolina at the time.



It's amazing experiences can cement a life-long obsession...

/I have scars from the 1974 super outbreak.
//Was just a baby, but I think I also dated myself badly with this post.. :)
 
2012-10-28 09:23:21 PM
Bring it!
 
2012-10-28 09:23:36 PM
 
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