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Old 10-29-2012, 03:17 PM   #201
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Leo!!!!!

What's happenin' up north?

Left work at 12:30 expecting the storm to be ramping up hard. But so far very little rain and the wind isn't bad at all. Constant 30+ NNE with gusts into the 50s.

Me and the wife were bored and just took a ride to the grocery store. It was still open. There was a blocked road, not really sure why. Maybe a downed line.

Still have power. Right now, don't expect to loose power. But it's not even here yet.


13" of rain. That's impressive. Is that off your home setup or the weather report?
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:20 PM   #202
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From FOX a few minutes ago. Apparently, hurricanes are measured in millibars. The lower the number, the stronger the storm. This one has the lowest number in recorded history for the mid-atlantic/New England region.

I don't think it's hype. Not from what I'm experiencing.
Has Sandy, surpassed "The Long Island Express" of '38?

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Home station. My neighbor has one also and the numbers are identical.

Uhhh...14.56" now
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Here by Cape Cod it's pretty windy. Part of my neighbors fence blew into my yard and branches all over the place. Not much rain yet but who knows what'll happen. We lost power briefly but it's back.
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I'm a Wisconsinite so you'll have to excuse my ignorance....

Is this storm as bad as the news makes out? It seems like news stations thrive on pain and destruction and everything is "breaking" news. How does this storm compare to past storms? I'm just curious, it's nice to hear from real people vs the news.
As far as coastal flooding goes, it's already been bad for NJ. Even though we will take landfall, further north will get worse tidal surge because of the rotation of the storm and the geographic features. There's nowhere for the water to recede to when the wind is blowing it back in. That, coupled with the storm surge, tonight's high tide and a full moon should tell a devastating tale when daylight breaks. If the NY subway floods, who knows when it'll get back online.

Wind could be a huge factor inland with trees down and loss of power.

Back in the Spring, a band of thunderstorms rolled through, cutting across NJ and left a trail of destruction that still hasn't been completely cleaned up. Many insurance claims still haven't been completed from that.

One good thing that may have come from that is the fact that tens of thousands of trees came down in that storm and won't be a factor in this event. The utilities have spent millions to clear trees and brush from the power lines that hadn't been maintained properly for years.
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The creek across the street just went over the banks. It came up fast in the past couple hours. Crap.
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Not much up northern NY, wind is starting to blow the pines around, light rain.
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For those using CLP in CT for power here is the link to the outage map. 1 person out in my town and I know where it is. Had to detour around it when I headed out to the grocery store

http://www.cl-p.com/outage/OutageMap.aspx
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This is across the street and down a couple houses from mine. you usually can't see any water from here.
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From FOX a few minutes ago. Apparently, hurricanes are measured in millibars. The lower the number, the stronger the storm. This one has the lowest number in recorded history for the mid-atlantic/New England region.

I don't think it's hype. Not from what I'm experiencing.
Here's a convertor to get you to inches of mercury from millibars (hectopascals)

http://www.convertunits.com/from/hec...5B0+%C2%B0C%5D
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I'm not sure how rainfall is determined by the professionals. Mine is a $400 weather station...25' up in the air, away from everything.
It's registering 17.77" from yesterday before the rain began. I re-set it to have clean info for the storm.
I'm having a hard time finding rainfall amounts for Milford, DE from the pros. They are predicting 4-6" at some sites. I know we've gotten more than that. I installed a big plastic rain gage for a customer and she emptied it at 2 PM and it read 6".
So...I'm wondering...is it possible I've had almost 18" of rain in 30 hours?
It measure what drains through the "rain bucket" on the remote sensor. I know it has been more than what they predicted and the customers report tells me it may be fairly accurate. Still...18" of rain??
Yes...it's been pouring like I've never witnessed in 57 years right now.
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That's what I like about you Leo. You always have a keen eye for the obvious.
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I got this in case some one thinks what's mine is theirs.
I don't blame you. I am fully prepared with supplies, food, generator, etc. and I thought about what I would do in the event that someone thought that they needed my stuff more than I did.

In fact the first thought came to my mind was the situation during Katrina when people were out stealing from others in the interest of protecting and providing for their families. Well not at MY expense!
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HMS Bounty has sank due to the storm off the coast of NC.

2 crew members, including the captain, are still missing.

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They are calling for high winds up here and lots of flooding. Hasn't even gotten here and some have power out just outside the city. I will get flash lights and candles ready to make sure that we don't fall down the basement stairs. Calling for 100 kph winds so about 60 MPH. that is gusts. Its not terrible but high for us. Its a wait and see thing right now. We have the BBQ to cook on so that is easy. Shall see what happens. Its not supposed to hit here till after 8 or 9 pm. Could be fun for all.

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