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Old 10-25-2012, 03:48 PM   #1
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Horrible weather alert east coast!

There is to be an unprecedented storm heading up the East Cost in to next week. This Hurricane "Sandy" will collide with a COLD FRONT now building across the GREAT LAKES and another LOW PRESSURE system already off shore of MAINE.

These events will blend into a very wet, windy and cold system that will effect the N.E. of USA. But as Sandy moves up the E. Coast all folks living near it's path will feel the effects.

Check out the US NAVY WEATHER Forecast site::: FNMOC/Public will get you in. Pick the appropriate map and then go to "significant wave height and Wind direction" (half way down the page) and click ALL then you can see a day by day color map of how they think it will develop. I used this sight for 20+ years all over the world and they only once let me down.

Expected damage to excede a billion bucks.

Good luck
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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A Snowicane...
I don't know if it will get cold enough to freeze plumbing, but winterizing should be considered carefully.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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We are 18 miles from the coast. Will watch the forecasts and decide by Saturday. If it looks bad I will fill all my tanks and get extra gas for the generator. Usually when mother nature sneezes we lose power. The last storm we lost power for a week. At least we have plenty of warning. Sal
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #4
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We've been following that storm, as well. A combination of full moon high tides,jetstream and the storm that just passed through our area + the hurricane sliding up the coast could give everyone some grief. How many of you are thinking about bailing out?
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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Frankenstorm according to CNN. I'd like to see it because I like wild weather, but we're going to the northwest where I expect rain, rain and more rain. I guess there be more than political news for the next week or two. Better vote early (if you can in your state) because this could affect getting to the polls on Nov. 6. Three swing states (NC, Va., NH) could all be affected.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #6
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Last year we didn't have Halloween due to a freak snow storm that left us without power for a week and with 20 inches of snow. Looks like this year will be even more fun! Sigh, business as usual here in New England.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:14 PM   #7
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We're on the beach in New Jersey and I'm preparing the best I can. This seems to be a storm that is unprecedented. Barometric pressure 940-960. Along with the perpendicular path to land, I'm worried.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:28 PM   #8
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I winterized and put the Safari in the barn today- ahead of any bad weather that may occur.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #9
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It passed by 200 miles west of us on Thursday. We had 60 mph winds and 16 ft. seas. Looked like this from the patio here on Providenciales:

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Old 10-27-2012, 09:25 AM   #10
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I have been thinking of your spot in the Caicos during this storm.
Sounds like your OK....but your used to it. North Easterners not so.....they are used to a different set of weather.
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I have been thinking of your spot in the Caicos during this storm.
Sounds like your OK....but your used to it. North Easterners not so.....they are used to a different set of weather.
you're right about that. in a previous life I lived on Cape Cod for 20 years. I was watching out the window when Hurricane Bob dropped a huge pine tree on top of my new Ford Ranger. It was like watching a disaster in slow motion. Crushed the roof of the truck. We were stranded without electricity. Had to chainsaw trees across the road so the neighborhood could get out to the main road. Had a Fleetwood Jamboree in those days, and I changed our well pump to 110VAC and wired it to the Onan in the Class A. We were supplying water to all the neighbors.

I also lived in northern Massachusetts ( Forge Village) when the Blizzard of 78 came through.

I'll take hurricanes over blizzards. You don't freeze to death in hurricanes and you can drive the day after. I guess the other side of that coin is that blizzards don't blow your house away and your boat is already secure for the season.

We wish all you good folks in the Northeastern US the best in this. We have family in PA and MA.
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June 30 2012 totally unexpected. Even had my awning out. Sal
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Sept. 2008. Hanna went by as a TS. We relaxed and stopped watching the weather. It stopped, turned, came back as a hurricane and parked on us. Lost a boat, and we were stranded for four days by seawater covering the road. No power. what a hassle. A $ 30,000. hit in our case.
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