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    Hurricane Sandy

    figured this deserved a thread seeing as its going to be impacting so many people from rain+wind+waves in florida all the way up to maine as rain/snow+wind+waves, in the US, and on up into Canada. I live in CT and its weird how this storm is gonna be around exactly 1 year after our major snowstorm last year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Much of the U.S. East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early next week by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, federal and private forecasters say.

    Though still projecting several days ahead of Halloween week, the computer models are spooking meteorologists. Government scientists said Wednesday the storm has a 70 percent chance of smacking the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.

    Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean, an early winter storm in the West, and a blast of arctic air from the North are predicted to collide, sloshing and parking over the country's most populous coastal corridor starting Sunday. The worst of it should peak early Tuesday, but it will stretch into midweek, forecasters say.

    "It'll be a rough couple days from Hatteras up to Cape Cod," said forecaster Jim Cisco of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prediction center in College Park, Md. "We don't have many modern precedents for what the models are suggesting."

    It is likely to hit during a full moon when tides are near their highest, increasing coastal flooding potential, NOAA forecasts warn. And with some trees still leafy and the potential for snow, power outages could last to Election Day, some meteorologists fear. They say it has all the earmarks of a billion-dollar storm.

    Some have compared it to the so-called Perfect Storm that struck off the coast of New England in 1991, but Cisco said that one didn't hit as populated an area and is not comparable to what the East Coast may be facing. Nor is it like last year's Halloween storm, which was merely an early snowstorm in the Northeast.

    This has much more mess potential because it is a combination of different storm types that could produce a real whopper of weather problems, meteorologists say.

    "The Perfect Storm only did $200 million of damage and I'm thinking a billion," said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private service Weather Underground. "Yeah, it will be worse."

    But this is several days in advance, when weather forecasts are far less accurate. The National Hurricane Center only predicts five days in advance, and on Wednesday their forecasts had what's left of Sandy off the North Carolina coast on Monday. But the hurricane center's chief hurricane specialist, James Franklin, said the threat keeps increasing for "a major impact in the Northeast, New York area. In fact it would be such a big storm that it would affect all of the Northeast."

    The forecasts keep getting gloomier and more convincing with every day, several experts said.

    Cisco said the chance of the storm smacking the East jumped from 60 percent to 70 percent on Wednesday. Masters was somewhat skeptical on Tuesday, giving the storm scenario just a 40 percent likelihood, but on Wednesday he also upped that to 70 percent. The remaining computer models that previously hadn't shown the merger and mega-storm formation now predict a similar scenario.

    The biggest question mark is snow, and that depends on where the remnants of Sandy turn inland. The computer model that has been leading the pack in predicting the hybrid storm has it hitting around Delaware. But another model has the storm hitting closer to Maine. If it hits Delaware, the chances of snow increase in that region. If it hits farther north, chances for snow in the mid-Atlantic and even up to New York are lessened, Masters said.

    NOAA's Cisco said he could see the equivalent of several inches of snow or rain in the mid-Atlantic, depending on where the storm ends up. In the mountains, snow may be measured in feet instead of inches.

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    latest forecast computer models i could find online, though i jsut saw one on tv that had all of em except for 2 landing it between maine/nh border, down to about philly/delaware, and those middle ones were more to the west through nyc/long island/ct
    http://i.imwx.com/images/maps/truvu/...us_600x338.jpg

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    Oh good, it makes a beeline for MD just for me.

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    APPARENTLY NEW YORK CITY IS GOING TO GET SEVEN FEET OF SNOW. I DONT KNOW IF I BELIEVE THAT.

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy

    James Cameron is already halfway done the movie script for this

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    seeing in how I'm just exiting Typhoon season in Okinawa, all i can say is

    LOL

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    Just chillaxing here in the prairies.

    Ya'll have fun with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefan View Post
    Just chillaxing here in the prairies.

    Ya'll have fun with that.
    Nigga please. It's probably in the 20s up there already

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy

    Quote Originally Posted by Xajii View Post
    James Cameron is already halfway done the movie script for this
    lol

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    ksandra joke

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    Bring it on, I live right on the coast of CT, in the East.

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    Halloween Blizzcane/Hurrizard! whatever combo you want to call it, we're making plans up here in NH to lock ourselves in an apartment with a bunch of people and beer. If it really hits us like they say it might then classes will definitely be cancelled and it will be all day party during a huge storm.

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    I was like 'oh shit' until i saw the model posted.

    I really ought to pay more attention to weather forecasts living in Florida and whatnot.

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    Hurricane Sandy

    West coast of Florida wut wut

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    Re: Hurricane Sandy

    Will this ruin my halloween horror night plans tomorrow? QQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadKarma View Post
    Nigga please. It's probably in the 20s up there already
    You should know by now BK, if you can handle Winnipeg winters, you're immune to cold.

    It's how we produced a player like Toews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salodin View Post
    Will this ruin my halloween horror night plans tomorrow? QQ
    Lol, it's in like Cuba right now, I think you'll be ok tomorrow.

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    Hurricane Sandy

    Hoping this cancels some classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qalbert View Post
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    it's harvest season, bitches

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ksandra View Post
    it's harvest season, bitches
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