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11-07-2012 04:12 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

Hang in there plumb. Glad to hear that you guys are okay.
11-07-2012 12:40 AM
Plumbean
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

Calliope Girl was hauled before the storm and I debated whether or not that was the right move. As it turned out, she came through without a scratch, which is more than I can say for my other possessions. Had 6 trees down on my property (only a third of an acre in suburbia), including one that came through my roof and left a hole the size of a skylight as well as about half a dozen smaller ones. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

When I got out in the morning, I was sure the boat was history. She was beam to for an Easterly blow and it wouldn't shock me if the gusts that destroyed my trees were pushing 90. It was a tough trip down to Manhasset Bay, but it turned out she was fine. While there was damage in Manhasset Bay, it was nothing like the pictures I've seen of Raritan, etc., where the boats got pummeled. Oh yeah, 8 days later and still no power. Passed about a dozen bucket trucks this evening, parked in a parking lot with nobody around. Where are you LIPA????
11-06-2012 11:19 PM
2d Wind
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

11-06-2012 06:52 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

Here is a noaa link. Click on the hurricane tab on upper right and zoom into the northeast. There have been dozens of them.

Historical Hurricane Tracks
11-06-2012 06:48 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

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Originally Posted by TakeFive View Post
I dunno, in this part of the country we had Irene last year, and Sandy exactly 13 months later. Not sure I recall a precedent here for two near-direct hits in consecutive years.

In a few years we'll have a better idea whether this is the start of a trend. Extrapolating weather observations to climate conclusions is always risky.
I agree, climate change requires a generation to measure, not a couple of random years.

My intuition might suggest the tracks are a bit more westerly, but tropical systems have been a threat out here routinely.
11-06-2012 06:29 PM
TakeFive
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
I fail to see what is so "freak" about this Storm. We've had many storms hit the East Coast, including New England. I believe one brushes every 5 years and plows right through every 20 years. The hurricane of '38 is still considered the deadliest, having killed about 700 people. Did NYC think it was immune?

I have complete passion for those affected. I just find it odd that so many think this was a trend of some kind. A new spot on the East Coast pulls the short straw all the time.
I dunno, in this part of the country we had Irene last year, and Sandy exactly 13 months later. Not sure I recall a precedent here for two near-direct hits in consecutive years.

In a few years we'll have a better idea whether this is the start of a trend. Extrapolating weather observations to climate conclusions is always risky.
11-06-2012 06:07 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

I fail to see what is so "freak" about this Storm. We've had many storms hit the East Coast, including New England. I believe one brushes every 5 years and plows right through every 20 years. The hurricane of '38 is still considered the deadliest, having killed about 700 people. Did NYC think it was immune?

I have complete passion for those affected. I just find it odd that so many think this was a trend of some kind. A new spot on the East Coast pulls the short straw all the time.
11-06-2012 05:30 PM
JulieMor
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

I heard a scary comment from a meteorologist yesterday, something to the effect many houses on the ocean will not be there in the next ten years or so. And it seems to be a consensus that these "freak storms" are not freakish anymore and they will become more common.

Dave Nye (the science guy) said he expects to see more of these north Atlantic hurricanes in the near future. Imagine the cost of making the entire Atlantic coast hurricane ready.
11-06-2012 03:46 PM
oysterman23 Just came back on power....Wyndwitch rode it out well although nearly had to swim to it Sunday to adjust the lines! Water was damn chilly. Glad to hear most of the new. Yorkers faired well and WS also sorry for your damage. Man having the heat back is nice.I have been working in Babylonvillage south of montauk hwy. Houses are being gutted to replaceshtrk and insulation Quite a few houses right on bay torn up.Peak flood was about chest height on Araca Road mid way to the bay....Certainly much worse than Gloria....Best to all who live near the sea....
11-06-2012 03:41 AM
chef2sail
Re: Hurricane Sandy: How did you do?

Wandering Star...you are in Northport or Mt Siani. Sorry for your damage, but glad she came through it better than lots of others,

Dave
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