Thursday, October 25, 2012

Let the Scare/Hype Begin...

Finally NHC adjusted their official track to follow what many models were saying for several days...that what's left of Hurricane Sandy would not turn out to sea, but instead turn back towards the east coast threatening the major population centers of the Northeast.  Already the hype has started regarding this storm..."unprecedented, historic, Super Storm, Frankenstorm," yada, yada.   Now it will be a major storm that will bring severe damage over a wide area, however, does the media not do their research?   We have seen these types of late season storms before...1933, 1938, 1954.  That's when the east coast was the bullseye for tropical activity.   Rare?  For sure, but unprecedented?   Hardly.   Fortunately, modern communications allows for several days warning so folks will have plenty of time to get ready.  I predict there will be those who will say..."why didn't you tell us it was going to be so bad."  

Locally, a strong cold front will chase away Summer-like temperatures and bring the coldest air since last February to all of the Gulf South. Nights will dip into the 30s on the North Shore & 40s south of Lake P. by Sunday morning.  Brisk north winds will make it feel even colder.   No real warm up will begin until next Wednesday.  Get those heavy coats ready!

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