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(NBC New York)   Tuesday's storm was so freaky, it actually generated a tsunami in Atlantic City   ( nbcnewyork.com) divider line
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2018-05-16 09:04:39 AM  
A tsunami?

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Oh my!

 
2018-05-16 09:24:28 AM  
pshaw... They already generated a giant black hole:

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2018-05-16 10:22:57 AM  
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2018-05-16 11:52:11 AM  
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2018-05-16 11:55:15 AM  
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2018-05-16 11:58:23 AM  

NewportBarGuy: pshaw... They already generated a giant black hole:

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A new casino is opening on that site next month. Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino.
 
2018-05-16 12:00:03 PM  
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2018-05-16 12:02:59 PM  
cant have a meteotsunami without a seiche
 
2018-05-16 12:04:08 PM  
That's OK. AC needed a good douching.
 
2018-05-16 12:04:55 PM  
The event is called a "meteotsunami," and as opposed to the wave events caused by earthquakes, these are instead caused by fast-moving storms.

So .... storm surge?
 
2018-05-16 12:06:50 PM  
When did we rename a storm surge into a MetroTsunami?
 
2018-05-16 12:09:15 PM  
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2018-05-16 12:18:58 PM  
Weather related.  Not east coast storm related.

So we had a pretty good hail storm roll through northern Colorado Monday afternoon.  This was my drive through the aftermath Tuesday morning (at least 12 hours after the hail storm):

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And this was the view Tuesday afternoon of the area that got the hail (after a nice day that was 70 degrees):
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The white patch is the area where the hail had still not melted.  The area the hail fell in was very defined.  Apparently they called the snow plows out to clear the interstate during the storm as well.  I've seen some interesting weather up where I live, but this was a pretty odd one.
 
2018-05-16 12:19:51 PM  

Radioactive Ass: When did we rename a storm surge into a MetroTsunami?


'Cept a strom surge is water being pushed in by the wind, whereas a meteotsunami is the result of oscillation caused by two surges passing each other and aiding and subtracting their heights.

/that close
//it's new science
///who knows what it means
 
2018-05-16 12:22:25 PM  
Aw heck, I'm two blocks from the beach and we never saw a thing.
 
2018-05-16 12:23:26 PM  

ChipNASA: That's OK. AC needed a good douching.


Idea for new product - Summer Skeeve: Atlantic City themed douche.
 
2018-05-16 12:24:11 PM  

GanjSmokr: Weather related.  Not east coast storm related.

So we had a pretty good hail storm roll through northern Colorado Monday afternoon.  This was my drive through the aftermath Tuesday morning (at least 12 hours after the hail storm):

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And this was the view Tuesday afternoon of the area that got the hail (after a nice day that was 70 degrees):
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The white patch is the area where the hail had still not melted.  The area the hail fell in was very defined.  Apparently they called the snow plows out to clear the interstate during the storm as well.  I've seen some interesting weather up where I live, but this was a pretty odd one.



With your story and others that I've heard, Colorado might have the most bi-polar weather in the country.

/Plan on visiting Denver next year for an Avalanche game.
 
2018-05-16 12:27:26 PM  
That wasn't a meteotsunami. It was just Chris Christie jumping in the ocean.
 
2018-05-16 12:29:58 PM  

guestguy: ChipNASA: That's OK. AC needed a good douching.

Idea for new product - Summer Skeeve: Atlantic City themed douche.


You mean like these?
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2018-05-16 12:31:04 PM  
No, it didn't. It created a storm surge, the same as any onshore storm/tide combo.

/stop trying to make fetch happen
//meteorology is becoming a f.u.d.generator
///but it brings the clicks
 
2018-05-16 12:33:08 PM  
Yeah, but was Rum Ham OK?
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2018-05-16 12:35:36 PM  

ChipNASA: guestguy: ChipNASA: That's OK. AC needed a good douching.

Idea for new product - Summer Skeeve: Atlantic City themed douche.

You mean like these?
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Exactly.

Summer Skeeve, for that old "way-too-fresh" feeling.  Skank it up a bit.
 
2018-05-16 12:37:46 PM  
My wife showed me a post on FB last night where someone said there was a tsunami in NJ.  I laughed because I said, "yeah, I don't think an earthquake or a volcano went off, so they don't know what they're talking about."

So, it turns out, there was a type of tsunami.  I guess.   Sound more like a really bad storm surge to me.

In any case, those storms were really cool last night.  Lots of thunder and lightening for hours.
 
2018-05-16 12:40:12 PM  
How many dollars of improvements did it do?
 
2018-05-16 12:41:01 PM  

ommitay: That wasn't a meteotsunami. It was just Chris Christie jumping in the ocean.


Nah, that's impossible.

Chris Christie can't jump.
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And finally...

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2018-05-16 12:48:22 PM  
And whoever had "tsunami" on their betting ticket won big!
 
2018-05-16 12:51:42 PM  

NewportBarGuy: pshaw... They already generated a giant black hole:

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The correct term is "sh*thole".
 
2018-05-16 12:52:56 PM  

Mikeyworld: Radioactive Ass: When did we rename a storm surge into a MetroTsunami?

'Cept a strom surge is water being pushed in by the wind, whereas a meteotsunami is the result of oscillation caused by two surges passing each other and aiding and subtracting their heights.

/that close
//it's new science
///who knows what it means


So this has never happened before? I'm pretty sure that it has. We got hit by a storm surge during a high tide so there were two surges that met at the wrong time (for us, although we were afloat so not too big of a deal aside from tightening up the lines).

I have a story about that where I ordered (yes ordered, over the 1MC (the ship wide announcing system) and at the time I was an E4 so it was a sort of ballsy move) the duty officer topside to go and drag people out of their bunks to tighten shiat up before we lost our brow (we were rafted outside of the USS Kamehameha which only made it worse, as in their surge was also our surge plus maybe 4 times for us). I tried to get the duty chief up there and he couldn't be dragged away from his cup of coffee even though I requested that he help deal with it.

My last option was "Duty Officer. Lay topside!". 30 seconds later he popped out of the sail hatch, waved at me, saw what was going on and went back below without a word to me and about 2 minutes later we had the duty section line handlers that we needed start to show up. Before that it was just two of us trying to keep 4,000 + tons of steel from breaking loose. That was going to be a losing battle without some help.
 
2018-05-16 12:57:06 PM  
Atlantic City: now with less city, and more Atlantic

/don't have the pic on my cell
 
2018-05-16 01:26:23 PM  

guestguy: Atlantic City themed douche


They already had the mass Tag Body Spray spill of 2006.

/s
 
2018-05-16 01:42:43 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: No, it didn't. It created a storm surge, the same as any onshore storm/tide combo.

/stop trying to make fetch happen
//meteorology is becoming a f.u.d.generator
///but it brings the clicks


You do realize this happened because of fetch, right?
 
2018-05-16 01:48:31 PM  

WyDave: swamp_of_dumb: No, it didn't. It created a storm surge, the same as any onshore storm/tide combo.

/stop trying to make fetch happen
//meteorology is becoming a f.u.d.generator
///but it brings the clicks

You do realize this happened because of fetch, right?


From NOAA

Wave height is affected by wind speedwind duration (or how long the wind blows), and fetch, which is the distance over water that the wind blows in a single direction. If wind speed is slow, only small waves result, regardless of wind duration.
 
2018-05-16 02:03:39 PM  

durbnpoisn: My wife showed me a post on FB last night where someone said there was a tsunami in NJ.  I laughed because I said, "yeah, I don't think an earthquake or a volcano went off, so they don't know what they're talking about."

So, it turns out, there was a type of tsunami.  I guess.   Sound more like a really bad storm surge to me.

In any case, those storms were really cool last night.  Lots of thunder and lightening for hours.


Yeah, it was pretty great once, I got indoors. I was walking my dog on a street near the Schuylkill in Philly that is a huge wind tunnel during storms. We were about half a mile from my car when I realized that we needed to GTFO, and in the five minutes it took to get to the car, the wind had just gone bonkers. My eyes are still itchy from all the shiat that got blown into them, since we were running straight into the wind. Poor pup was pretty scared, too.

It was really nice when we got back home and just got to listen to the rain pelt the windows for a few hours, though.
 
2018-05-16 02:08:08 PM  

WyDave: Wave height is affected by wind speed, wind duration (or how long the wind blows), and fetch, which is the distance over water that the wind blows in a single direction. If wind speed is slow, only small waves result, regardless of wind duration.


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2018-05-16 04:01:50 PM  

The_Sponge: GanjSmokr: Weather related.  Not east coast storm related.

So we had a pretty good hail storm roll through northern Colorado Monday afternoon.  This was my drive through the aftermath Tuesday morning (at least 12 hours after the hail storm):

[img.fark.net image 850x478]
And this was the view Tuesday afternoon of the area that got the hail (after a nice day that was 70 degrees):
[img.fark.net image 850x478]
The white patch is the area where the hail had still not melted.  The area the hail fell in was very defined.  Apparently they called the snow plows out to clear the interstate during the storm as well.  I've seen some interesting weather up where I live, but this was a pretty odd one.


With your story and others that I've heard, Colorado might have the most bi-polar weather in the country.

/Plan on visiting Denver next year for an Avalanche game.


It really can get crazy on the front range.  Can make for some exciting afternoons if you like that kind of thing.  I've gotten some insane (to me, at least) lightning pictures from some of the storms that have rolled through my area.
 
2018-05-16 04:08:53 PM  
I was probably right below that camera in TFA when it hit.  SO many people huddled in the entrance to the subway and i'm trying to get on it.    5:45 NEC NJ transit was on time surprisingly.  Trains usually delay if so much as a squirrel farts on the track.
 
2018-05-16 07:38:05 PM  

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I'd tell you that I bet you've only ever been to Newark, if you've been to NJ at all.  The property taxes aren't the highest in the nation because it sucks and no one wants to live there.  I'd take it any day over Texass.
 
2018-05-16 07:51:46 PM  
If Jersey is so great why do they all leave to go on vacation? Its just one big trash dump from my experiences...
 
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