Tag Archive: Winds


SANDY AND STORM SURGE POSE
‘WORST CASE SCENARIO’

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  ” The projected storm surge from
Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case
scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly
populated New York City metro area, government forecasters said Sunday. The more they observe it, the more the experts worry about the water -which usually kills and does moredamage than winds in hurricanes.

  In this case, seas will be amped up
by giant waves and full-moon-
powered high tides. That will
combine with drenching rains,
triggering inland flooding as the
hurricane merges with a winter
storm system that will worsen it and
hold it in place for days. “

The Board Is Set; The Pieces Are Moving

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” Hurricane Sandy’s barometric pressure dropped from 960 millibars at 5am EDT to 951mb at 8am, and new convection is appearing around the center. The lessening of wind shear, and the influence of the warm Gulf Stream waters underneath Sandy, are having the expected effect: deepening of the low pressure at the storm’s core. Meanwhile, the wind field continues to expand, to historic proportions. Sandy is now the largest hurricane in Atlantic history, with its tropical storm-force winds having a diameter of more than 1,000 miles! “