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    Hurricane Sandy

    I've been seeing a lot of messages and warnings all day, about how this Hurricane is going to merge with a cold front to make a 2nd "Perfect Storm". While not trying to stoke up paranoia, please be very aware and very careful... all you people in the affected areas. No one need this B.S. before the holiday season.
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    Heard it could be horrible, or not so bad for us in CT.

    All I know is last year at this time a snow storm destroyed this state worse than ever and knocked out power for 9 days, I am not looking forward to another 9 days without power.

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    I thought a hurricane needed warm air/water, cold weather just douses it out.

    A tropical cyclone can cease to have tropical characteristics through several different ways. One such way is if it moves over land, thus depriving it of the warm water it needs to power itself, quickly losing strength. Most strong storms lose their strength very rapidly after landfall and become disorganized areas of low pressure within a day or two, or evolve into extratropical cyclones. While there is a chance a tropical cyclone could regenerate if it managed to get back over open warm water, if it remains over mountains for even a short time, weakening will accelerate. Many storm fatalities occur in mountainous terrain, as the dying storm unleashes torrential rainfall, leading to deadly floods and mudslides, similar to those that happened with Hurricane Mitch in 1998. additionally, dissipation can occur if a storm remains in the same area of ocean for too long, mixing the upper 60 metres (200 ft) of water, dropping sea surface temperatures more than 5 °C (9 °F). Without warm surface water, the storm cannot survive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    I thought a hurricane needed warm air/water, cold weather just douses it out.
    Obviously not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    I thought a hurricane needed warm air/water, cold weather just douses it out.
    FYI.. from two sources:

    As it merges with an Arctic jet stream, forecasters said Sandy had all the ingredients to morph into a so-called "super storm," unlike anything seen over the eastern United States in decades.

    The primary difference between a tropical cyclone and a wintertime cyclone is the energy
    source. Tropical cyclones extract heat from the ocean and grow by releasing that heat in the
    atmosphere near the storm center. Wintertime cyclones (also called extratropical or frontal
    lows), on the other hand, get most of their energy from temperature contrasts in the
    atmosphere, and this energy usually gets distributed over larger areas. Because of these
    differences, tropical cyclones tend to have more compact wind fields, tend to be more
    symmetric, and have a well-defined inner core of strong winds. Wintertime lows have strong
    temperature contrasts or fronts attached to them, have a broader wind field, and more complex
    distributions of rain or snow.
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    Family in its path, hope everyone stays safe and it blows itself out or goes to sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoundEye View Post
    I thought a hurricane needed warm air/water, cold weather just douses it out.
    1 oz white rum
    1 oz Jamaican dark rum
    1 oz BacardiŽ 151 rum
    3 oz orange juice
    3 ozunsweetened pineapple juice
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    Bad recipe.

    Never drink alone.

    Thats the start of a problem.

    6.5 never offsets

    HOW do we like our fruit? 50/50 was cool back in the day.

    Now with global warming/climate change?,

    What was the question? "We are the champions",Queen

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    Yeah well this about sums it up for me. Time to hit the liquor store.

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    NYC transit system to be shut down ahead of Sandy

    Gov. Cuomo orders closure of subway, bus and rail service at 7 p.m. Sunday
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    Quote Originally Posted by blebs View Post
    Yeah well this about sums it up for me. Time to hit the liquor store.

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    Sweet, I'm in the LQ store spot! Little ole' Rhode island! Looking forward to some awesome waves!

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    Schools already stating they're closing until Wed.
    Voluntary evacuations encouraged around a few coastal towns around here.
    They're really hyping this up behind all expectations of typical media overhype...lol. Good grief...whip everyone up into a frenzy media!

    Gonna be windy, limbs 'n trees will fall, some may lose power for a bit...but we get through it. Part of living along the coast.
    I consider hurricanes (or big tropical storms) to be easier to deal with than those that live in tornado areas...or bad earthquakes. Those things totally destroy homes. Hurricanes...usually much more minor damage.

    I have to do a point of sale network install at a liquor store tomorrow..will stock up then!

    And then two more liquor store POS networks throughout the rest of the week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    Schools already stating they're closing until Wed.
    Voluntary evacuations encouraged around a few coastal towns around here.
    They're really hyping this up behind all expectations of typical media overhype...lol. Good grief...whip everyone up into a frenzy media!

    Gonna be windy, limbs 'n trees will fall, some may lose power for a bit...but we get through it. Part of living along the coast.
    I consider hurricanes (or big tropical storms) to be easier to deal with than those that live in tornado areas...or bad earthquakes. Those things totally destroy homes. Hurricanes...usually much more minor damage.

    I have to do a point of sale network install at a liquor store tomorrow..will stock up then!

    And then two more liquor store POS networks throughout the rest of the week.

    Maybe all this hype is to help CL&P be prepared this time

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Maybe all this hype is to help CL&P be prepared this time
    LOL...yeah Irene caught them with their pants down! LOL
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    National grid booked every open room in the hotel I manage. 56 rooms of 60 to national grid. The owner is happy! Lol

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    My family and I are gonna take a beating on this one and my parents may lose everything as they live along the Delaware river which is expected to flood. I am right in it's path so it's gonna be a long time without power. Cya on the other side.

    ...formerly the omnipotent UOD

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    Quote Originally Posted by YeOldeStonecat View Post
    LOL...yeah Irene caught them with their pants down! LOL
    The snow storm after Irene is what caught them with their pants down.

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    This is gonna be an interesting one to watch.

    Not sure what my Travel Agent has planned after delivering tomorrow.
    But we don't do East Coast unfortunately it would be fun though.

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    Double post delete pls.

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