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2012-10-29 11:28:02 PM  

skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.

I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold


Well now I have to watch!

I had streams of WABC and WNBC going on in my background on my computer.

Had a few Philly stations too (WPVI and WCAU) but they all seem to be focused on the Jersey Shore so I guess this means Philly is doing ok so far.
 
2012-10-29 11:28:07 PM  
Windmap right now is craaaaazy
i863.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-29 11:28:26 PM  

skullkrusher: I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold


My husband JUST told me that Greg Kelly is Ray Kelly (the NYC police commissioner's) son.

Suddenly, why he is on television at all makes so much sense.
 
2012-10-29 11:28:27 PM  

UsikFark: WhyteRaven74: Random Name Generator: dafuq (Financial District)

Judging by the sign that's an entrance to an underground parking garage, which is now flooded and the cars are floating....

The water's beet-red in that picture.


That is most likely fuel oil which is tinted red.
 
mjg
2012-10-29 11:28:58 PM  

flexflint: mjg: Cluckity: Greenwich St?
Looks like just in front of the W Hotel across from the WTC site.

Yeah, you enter the 9/11 Memorial between the wooden siding and the iron fence.



Wood siding is used in front of sandbags, fyi. (Albany St. wtc, nyc)
 
2012-10-29 11:29:01 PM  
img833.imageshack.us 

/overcharging
 
2012-10-29 11:29:19 PM  

Mrtraveler01: skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.

I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold

Well now I have to watch!

I had streams of WABC and WNBC going on in my background on my computer.

Had a few Philly stations too (WPVI and WCAU) but they all seem to be focused on the Jersey Shore so I guess this means Philly is doing ok so far.


Greg doesn't give a fark that he's not very good at what he does or what his coworkers think of him and that makes for some great TV
 
2012-10-29 11:29:34 PM  
We're all New Yorkers today.

LOL j/k
 
2012-10-29 11:29:47 PM  

skullkrusher: Yappy Jappy Midget: skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho

Hey Neighbor! Exactly right - trying to keep an eye on my LES family from up here on the UWS, but it isn't working so well. The UWS has had people out and about pretty much straight through.

ahoy neighborino. Gin Mill and Dead Poet on Amsterdam have been packed all day. Alas, we have a lil one now so it was watching weather reports in our pajamas all day rather than getting tanked but still a relaxing day off


We have no lil one to serve as an excuse - I worked from home in PJs and we drank our stock of wine rather than get soaked. But I prefer my cooking even over the Gin Mill nachos, so it all evens out! Stay safe and dry!
 
2012-10-29 11:29:56 PM  

Korzine: Eddie Adams from Torrance: A big ass tree just fell on ALL THREE of our cars.

Amazingly, the trunk landed right between my car and my wife's in the 5 foot gap between them. A large branch wiped out her passenger side door. My cars seem to have escaped anything other than some scratches and a few dents on top of the dents I got last month when I hit a deer.

/Orange County NY

Classic newbie mistake, never leave cars near trees. It's like building a trailer park in tornado alley. Magnets and all that.


Tough to do when your yard is completely full of trees. We did park where there were no large branches to fall.

Sucks, but it would have sucked a LOT more if the tree had fallen the opposite direction onto the kitchen where my wife was cooking dinner.


i236.photobucket.com
i236.photobucket.com
i236.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-29 11:30:06 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: WxGuy1: For the record, that's not correct. It was not downgraded, per se.....See www.nhc.noaa.gov for more information.

That downgrade news was from noaa. And the national weather service. noaa is referring to sandy as a "post tropical cyclone." The downgrade notice was 7:14EDT


Going from Hurricane to post-tropical cyclone is not a downgrade in intensity.
 
2012-10-29 11:30:07 PM  

Zizzowop: Just so people understand that hurricanes actually get weaker once they make landfall.


The relatively low force hurricane isn't the issue, it's the size and the fact that it's dragging all this warm air right into a stationary cold front.
 
2012-10-29 11:30:11 PM  

Lollipop165: skullkrusher: I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold

My husband JUST told me that Greg Kelly is Ray Kelly (the NYC police commissioner's) son.

Suddenly, why he is on television at all makes so much sense.


haha, yep. Lots of wimminfolk find him sexy too but mostly who daddy is
 
2012-10-29 11:30:12 PM  

skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho


How is Fort Greene?
 
2012-10-29 11:30:12 PM  

Lollipop165: Have you guys seen the video of the crane on 57th Street breaking? I saw it on TV about an hour ago. Farking crazy. That thing could turn into a missile if this wind doesn't let up!

 
2012-10-29 11:30:17 PM  

Lollipop165: Have you guys seen the video of the crane on 57th Street breaking? I saw it on TV about an hour ago. Farking crazy. That thing could turn into a missile if this wind doesn't let up!


CNN Live has been keeping a camera pointed at it, waiting for it to fall.
 
2012-10-29 11:31:44 PM  

Yappy Jappy Midget: We have no lil one to serve as an excuse - I worked from home in PJs and we drank our stock of wine rather than get soaked. But I prefer my cooking even over the Gin Mill nachos, so it all evens out! Stay safe and dry!


hehe the Gin Mill ain't called the Gin Mill because it's a quality establishment and I am probably about a decade too old to even consider going there but it's close and tempting on a crappy day :)
good luck to your family on the LES.
 
2012-10-29 11:32:24 PM  
I'm out. Hang in there East Coasters. And Hey.....

i.imgur.com

Be careful out there
 
2012-10-29 11:32:35 PM  

Dimensio: skullkrusher: thisisyourbrainonFark: Thanks for the explanations. NYC is farked.

not really. West side is elevated. Aside from the wind blowing shiat around, today just looked like a crappy, rainy day. Coastal Bklyn and Queens and the LES are really fooked and Long Island is cut off with no bridges or tunnels open. Subways might be out for a week tho

How is Fort Greene?


haven't heard anything about there specifically but I'd imagine they're faring better than Greenpoint and Red Hook.
 
2012-10-29 11:33:04 PM  
www.deviantart.com
 
2012-10-29 11:33:09 PM  
Just Lost pwr in east pa
Generator's humming.
Making coffee.
Work will suck tomorrow morning.
 
2012-10-29 11:33:14 PM  

NoxNoctus: Windmap right now is craaaaazy


Oh crap. No wonder it's so quiet outside. I'm in the eye of the storm.
 
2012-10-29 11:33:16 PM  
www.rocketcrane.com
 
2012-10-29 11:33:29 PM  

sandi_fish: I'd like to ask everyone to keep the lines of communication open for real emergencies and not posting pictures this is really serious


Oh you.
 
2012-10-29 11:33:38 PM  

skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.

I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold

Well now I have to watch!

I had streams of WABC and WNBC going on in my background on my computer.

Had a few Philly stations too (WPVI and WCAU) but they all seem to be focused on the Jersey Shore so I guess this means Philly is doing ok so far.

Greg doesn't give a fark that he's not very good at what he does or what his coworkers think of him and that makes for some great TV


I'm noticing it too and it's hilarious.

What an odd pair to match up.
 
2012-10-29 11:34:08 PM  

majestic: Again, I'm sure a lot of people are going through some tough stuff. I am sorry for them. But the forecasts for death and destruction where I live were of the Day After Tomorrow scale. I'm seeing news dudes standing in front of strip malls with a foot of water running by. Oh the humanity!


I think you misread the hyperbole. The actual weather dudes were just saying that the storm would create a massive surge, which it has. We won't see the whole damage until the morning, because reporters in the worst areas have all had their satellites disabled.

If you were expecting the day after tomorrow, well sorry, that was just a movie.
 
2012-10-29 11:35:16 PM  
Oh no! Snow is going to fall in areas where they usually don't get snow for another two weeks! I am also concerned about that news person standing outside in the light rain. I also saw some poor sap drive his Suburban through a foot of water!
 
2012-10-29 11:35:31 PM  

jst3p: sandi_fish: I'd like to ask everyone to keep the lines of communication open for real emergencies and not posting pictures this is really serious

[THIS THIS THIS AND THIS]


I'm pretty sure he or she was joking, riffing on Bloomberg's call for people to refrain from clogging 911 with non-emergency calls.
Many of you are helpful people and all, but thread still isn't exactly the first place I'd go to for urgent help, right now.
 
2012-10-29 11:35:36 PM  
FDNY has tweeted there is no fire or injuries at Coney Island hospital.
 
2012-10-29 11:35:47 PM  

Alonjar: *sigh* my downstairs neighbor called to tell us she's got water leaking down from above her. We're out of town for the storm.

Hope its something broken with the building and not a retarded scenario like me leaving a window open.


At least you understand that's possible. I had an upstairs neighbor that kept opening the window. "You know when you leave your window open when it rains I get flooded?" "Derp?"
 
2012-10-29 11:36:07 PM  
Courtesy Twitter

What if gangnam style was a giant rain dance and we brought this hurricane on ourselves?
 
2012-10-29 11:36:38 PM  

skullkrusher: Atypical Person Reading Fark: skullkrusher: epoc_tnac: majestic: Not to downplay anyone's personal situation, but this is the weakest "perfect storm" I've ever seen. And I hope it stays that way.

Really? This storm has exceeded the expectations of the media, and they were hoping for the worst.

So, really?

The rain has been far less than anticipated in NYC. The storm surges from the wind are what is farking everything up.

Anticipation means nothing. It was always the surges that were predicted to be the troublemakers - and that's not over. The southern shores of some Great Lakes will also have damaged housing. I don't know about you, but being homeless is not my cuppa.

there is a farkload of damage, no diggity. My lights haven't even flickered, thank God. Just windy as shiat. River staying where it belongs as far as I can tell.


I'm glad for you. Even just having to worry about it is a drag. But actually having your roof crack (as several farkers report) or water come through the seams of your windows (even more have reported that) is a bummer. To actually have your house 1 or more feet in water sucks really badly.

It happens here near the beach every once in awhile (although mostly people got smart after some big storms in the 70's and no longer build right on the ocean - Malibu excepted). In Hawaii, lots of stilts and pilings, and still damage every year. But we're talking only a few people.

Sandy is affecting so many people, it's amazing.

My sympathies and good will to the farkers with smashed cars and I hope nothing worse happens.
 
2012-10-29 11:37:14 PM  

Kryler: UsikFark: WhyteRaven74: Random Name Generator: dafuq (Financial District)

Judging by the sign that's an entrance to an underground parking garage, which is now flooded and the cars are floating....

The water's beet-red in that picture.

That is most likely fuel oil which is tinted red.


movieodyssey.com

Oh it FLOATS!
 
2012-10-29 11:37:17 PM  

Isildur: but

this thread

ftfm
 
2012-10-29 11:37:23 PM  
Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link
 
2012-10-29 11:37:37 PM  
Something weird is going on!

All the internet trolls are missing!!! 



to soon?
 
2012-10-29 11:38:02 PM  
It feels like this is going to end up being the most expensive national disaster in US history.
 
2012-10-29 11:38:24 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Korzine: Eddie Adams from Torrance: A big ass tree just fell on ALL THREE of our cars.

Amazingly, the trunk landed right between my car and my wife's in the 5 foot gap between them. A large branch wiped out her passenger side door. My cars seem to have escaped anything other than some scratches and a few dents on top of the dents I got last month when I hit a deer.

/Orange County NY

Classic newbie mistake, never leave cars near trees. It's like building a trailer park in tornado alley. Magnets and all that.

Tough to do when your yard is completely full of trees. We did park where there were no large branches to fall.

Sucks, but it would have sucked a LOT more if the tree had fallen the opposite direction onto the kitchen where my wife was cooking dinner.

That sucks man. Glad your wife is ok. Stay safe.
 
2012-10-29 11:38:54 PM  
 
2012-10-29 11:39:14 PM  

Hollie Maea: It feels like this is going to end up being the most expensive national disaster in US history.


Going to be a lot of "salvage" used cars making their way back in the market.
 
2012-10-29 11:39:37 PM  

Cluckity: Ambulances at NYU Hospital. Instagram Link


Oof. My better half works at a major academic medical center, and they drill for exactly these kind of "we gotta bug the fark out" scenarios. Transporting god knows how many critical care patients is the tricky part. Then there's pediatrics... Anyone who can safely move under their own power is left to do so... And sadly at a certain point in the triage, you kinda have to decide who lives and who dies. It's really grim shiat to think about.
 
2012-10-29 11:39:39 PM  

adambuck: Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link


It's coming up onto the stationary front, however, which is allowing some of the moisture/energy past, but not all. It'll curve back towards the north in the next several hours.
 
2012-10-29 11:39:40 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Marine1: Does it make me a bad person that I generally don't care?

I mean, it's New York. You all have been through worse and there's not much you can do other than sit there and work off of preparation. I'm from the Midwest, so there is a bit of the regional "who gives a shiat about them" factor, but that's something they have for us as well, so it's an ethical draw.

I live in the Midwest and I can't judge the East Coast for this. We don't have hurricanes (outside of getting remnants of hurricanes from the Gulf).

Sure we have severe thunderstorms with strong winds, hail and tornadoes, but they only last a few minutes to an hour. A hurricane can last for half a day with a lot more wind and a lot more rain over a much longer period of time.


True, but it's New York. The city that pretends it's invincible and so much better than most of the rest of the country. Then it turns out there's a storm on a track that's not even directly headed towards NYC, and their flies are down. The pumps for the subways are almost 100 years and not nearly adequate enough to handle storm surge. Cities have allowed major development on piers that are at or below sea level. Most areas aren't protected by levees. These storms aren't freak occurrences and as smart of a town as New York is (yes, I've been there, I like it), these are not problems that should exist, at least not in the manner that they do. As a region, you can't have people who hold the opinion that people in the middle of the country like idiots for living in a tornado-prone area and then come back and say how horrible it is that you're getting your ass kicked by a tropical storm, pre-landfall and expect and outpouring of sympathy.

Then you've got the power being out and streets being flooded. In the grand scheme of things, it happens. It's also fate. The power will come back on at some point and the water will go away. I don't wish the people there ill, but there's the realization that most of the people with a brain who go through these things live on, and that what they're going through will pass. I generally have faith that the Farkers in the Northeast will prevail. You all have before; you all will again. This I hope and pray for you.
 
2012-10-29 11:39:42 PM  

Mrtraveler01: skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: skullkrusher: Mrtraveler01: Fox Business channel is now doing a simulcast of WNYW which is the Fox affiliate in NYC.

This is the longest I've ever watched this channel.

I have had Fox 5 on all day. Greg Kelly is a genius and the absolute seething but silent contempt he has for his coanchor is a pleasure to behold

Well now I have to watch!

I had streams of WABC and WNBC going on in my background on my computer.

Had a few Philly stations too (WPVI and WCAU) but they all seem to be focused on the Jersey Shore so I guess this means Philly is doing ok so far.

Greg doesn't give a fark that he's not very good at what he does or what his coworkers think of him and that makes for some great TV

I'm noticing it too and it's hilarious.

What an odd pair to match up.


I loved him with Rosanna Scotto in the AM because you could tell they got along really well but he'd fark with her in a brother-sister sort of way. He just hates the people he works with now it seems but it's a career jump I suppose. They paired him up with Ernie Anastos earlier to lend some maturity and experience to the broadcast while the woman took a break I suppose but they just wound up taking turns sodomizing a hen for 35 minutes
 
2012-10-29 11:40:11 PM  
there's an nyc blackout when the yankees don't win the world series.
 
2012-10-29 11:40:19 PM  

adambuck: Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link


End of drought?
 
2012-10-29 11:41:13 PM  

adambuck: Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link


Oh my. I'm pretty sure it means those of us in the Midwest say "eep?!"

/St. Louis
//Midwest, USA
 
2012-10-29 11:41:27 PM  

ariseatex: Going from "hurricane" to "post-tropical cyclone" is NOT a downgrade. It's the change between a storm having a warm core (hurricane) to a cold core (similar to most mid-latitude storms). The energy that was there as a hurricane is still there.


Okay. The transition from category 1 hurricane to tropical storm is widely and generally referred to as a "downgrade". For you we will refer to it as a descending classification shift. Going up one category in storm strength is referred to as an upgrade.


ariseatex: The energy that was there as a hurricane is still there.


Of course it is. Energy can't disappear from the universe. Air having a non-0 temperature is energy.
 
2012-10-29 11:41:58 PM  

adambuck: Not to take anything from Sandy, but the storm doesn't seem to be turning north. It seems like it's aimed at the midwest now and with a front coming from the west, what does that mean for those in the midwest?Link


How about you find a tracking map instead of looking at the satellite. The turn towards Jersey was a sharp one and the turn tomorrow night will be a sharp one too.

icons-ak.wunderground.com
 
2012-10-29 11:42:51 PM  

Hollie Maea: It feels like this is going to end up being the most expensive national disaster in US history.


I think you're right. And that is not good.

And it isn't even going to end the drought, as it isn't causing that much rainfall - it's storm surge and water running on the streets...not really very helpful.
 
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