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Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:37 am

It's being touted as the perfect storm or Frankenstorm. A storm the likes of which has not been seen since the 1970's.
Made up of a late season hurricane and a cold sub arctic air mass it's going to get stitched together right over NewYork.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:02 pm

Authorities have dropped the water level in dams ahead of hurricane Sandy.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Blue Skies » Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:49 pm

It's going to be an interesting event to watch, even from this far away.
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Postby Sirena » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:31 pm

Can someone please explain what would happen when the hurricane and cold air mass meet? What weather events are we likely to see?

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:12 am

Thanks to Jason Jordan for spotting this link:
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:58 am

Sirena wrote:Can someone please explain what would happen when the hurricane and cold air mass meet? What weather events are we likely to see?


No better explanation can be made than via our good friends at 28 storms
http://28storms.com/archives/3657

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby brayden » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:13 am

First thundery for Leamonth Ap! :D

Sirena wrote:Can someone please explain what would happen when the hurricane and cold air mass meet? What weather events are we likely to see?


I'll tell you the day after tommorow :p

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Re: Frankenstorm

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Blue Skies » Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:16 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:
Sirena wrote:Can someone please explain what would happen when the hurricane and cold air mass meet? What weather events are we likely to see?


No better explanation can be made than via our good friends at 28 storms
http://28storms.com/archives/3657


That is an awesome explanation, well worth watching/listening to. I wouldn't like to be in New York this week, the thought of glass windows falling from the skyscrapers is rather horrific, since they pointed out that some of the buildings are high enough to affected at the tops in the 925hPa weather, which is to my understanding the level that is considered to be free of surface friction effects - straight line winds, rather than the odd strong gust that you might get on the ground (happy to be corrected there if not right). The chart they showed had an estimate of 90 knots - that's around 166 km/hr. Scary stuff. I think they did a good job of highlighting how dangerous the set-up is, even if they didn't really get to talk about the risk of snow in West Virginia!
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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby Cyclone Alby » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:54 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:MODIS image
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Yeah thats one storm you don't wanna be caught in......almost the size half of western australia for example. Its lucky australian cyclones/storms don't ever get that BIG.
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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:11 pm

Rob Davis wrote:
"North Carolina & Bermuda are over 1000km apart, and yet BOTH are under a tropical storm warning."

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:15 pm

Megastorm bears down on the eastern U.S.:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/mega ... n-us/22720

Josh Fisher, Sunday October 28, 2012

The monster storm or 'Frankenstorm' as forecasters have dubbed it, is projected to have a catastrophic impact over a large extent of the eastern United States. This includes major cities from Washington D.C. to New York City and Boston.

It is a rare mix of weather patterns that will contribute to the intensity and far reaches of this storm. Hurricane Sandy, which has already devastated parts of the Caribbean, will slowly move north just off the east of the U.S. where it will collide with a winter storm pushing in from the west. Another large storm over the Atlantic will steer Sandy northward before the megastorm takes a sharp turn towards the nation's mid-Atlantic coast.

The storm is due to slam into central or southern New Jersey on Monday with significant impacts likely to be felt from Virginia to Maine and eventually as far inland as the Great Lakes.

Damaging wind gusts are due to extend from Boston to Washington D.C. and inland to the central Appalachians, which run through West Virginia. These gusts will exceed 90km/h throughout this region and could well exceed 100km/h, including in New York City.

Flooding rainfall will also soak the region over an extended period of time with areas of New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland expecting more than 200mm of rain from this system. Widespread falls of up to 100mm will fall from Virginia to southern parts of New England and inland to the Great Lakes.

This combination of heavy rain saturating the ground and strong winds has the potential to bring down thousands of trees and lead to millions without power for what could be days.

The other major threat that will come with this megastorm is a potentially historic storm surge near and north of where the system crosses the coast. The full moon during the afternoon on Monday will add to high tide levels. Storm surges of 5 to 10 feet are expected along the coast from New Jersey to southern New England.

The ensuing storm surge will lead to major coastal flooding and has the potential to flood the New York City subway system. Officials have already placed a mandatory evacuation for coastal areas of Delaware due to the threat of coastal flooding.

In addition to the flooding rain, damaging winds and storm surge, the cold airmass wrapping into the back end of the system will also help to produce heavy snowfall over the central Appalachians. Over the higher terrain of West Virginia snowfall totals could top 30 to 60cm over a 48 hour period.

It is already being said that this could be the most significant storm to hit the mid-Atlantic and northeast U.S. in more than 70 years. The super storm will affect nearly 60 million people and could lead to billions of dollars in damage.

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Re: Frankenstorm

Postby mackerelmauler » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:51 pm

After watching 28 storms I realise that this is a really nasty weather event.
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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:57 pm

Houses going into the ocean says a bit.
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Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:59 pm

Mark Robinson wrote:
"We are right underneath the Hudson River right now and it is eerily empty . #Sandy http://t.co/IHyx7sOX"

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