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Post Little Lost Hurricane
If you haven't noticed cyclone/TS/hurricane Nadine, you can join the story any time.

The poor thing has been wandering the Atlantic basin for over two weeks and shows no sign of blowing down. It's stuck in a short wander just off the shoulder of Africa.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at4.sh ... l#contents

And how many minor, seabound 'canes get their own Scottish Wiki page?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_ ... %282012%29


Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:02 pm
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And your interest is...? This seems to be the original tempest in a teacup.


Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:06 pm
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I've watched the NOAA hurricane pages each season, for a number of years. Partly out of curiosity and in recent years out of specific self-interest. (I was prepared for Irene and figuratively rocking on my porch while my neighbors sent families out of state, cried "My ATV for a generator!" and fought bloody hand to hand combat for the last brick of D-cell batteries.)

It's not news. It's not from another planet. It's not another example of man's (or gummint's) inhumanity to man. It's just amusing.

18 days and counting. It might creep up on John, a Pacific storm that lasted so long (31 days) and traveled so far (8,000 miles) that it was recorded as both an eastern-basin typhoon and a western-basin hurricane.


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19 days, back up to hurricane strength again, and no signs of blowing out. "Come on, Nadine..."


Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:40 am
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Nadine finally blew out, encapsulated by a stronger set of fronts, after 23 days. Even the advisory from the normally humorless* NOAA is headlined:

...BYE BYE NADINE... ...WHAT A LONG STRANGE TRIP ITS BEEN...

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*There were traces of humor in some of the later advisories, such as "NADINE HAS INCREASED TO HURRICANE STRENGTH...AGAIN..."


Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:15 am
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Well, I should have known better than to tease Nadine.

Her big sister Sandy is coming up to smack us upside the head. The models now agree that the storm will reach the northeast and make landfall in some form... the prediction as of this moment is that it will get here at hurricane strength, and smack Connecticut with the power quadrant.

Funny, we did this last year, too. So much for Halloween again.


Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:46 pm
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If power is still out on Nov. 6 in any major part of the Northeast it's going to be a legal/political/media show for the ages. For the ages.

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Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:37 pm
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RobertPearson wrote:
If power is still out on Nov. 6 in any major part of the Northeast it's going to be a legal/political/media show for the ages. For the ages.

Good observation. From your lips to the universe's round file, though, if you don't mind me saying.

They're now calling it 'Frankenstorm' because so many pieces are coming together into a monster. An NHC spokesmeteorologist said something like 'We don't have models for this set of events.'

I believe I'll go make a few more preparations. Wish my generator would run the workstations better.


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JamesGifford wrote:
*There were traces of humor in some of the later advisories, such as "NADINE HAS INCREASED TO HURRICANE STRENGTH...AGAIN..."


Ha... you are going to love this.


Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:00 am
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RobertPearson wrote:
If power is still out on Nov. 6 in any major part of the Northeast it's going to be a legal/political/media show for the ages. For the ages.

Thanks, Bobbo, you contributed to my loss of sleep last night with this. Think it through: the northeast states and cities get whomped by Sandy and the rain and aftereffects are supposed to drag on for a week - 11 days of rain or such.

That kicks the knees out from under one of the largest blue blocks in the country. Think of the cascade of problems - power outages, roads closed, lack of gas, not to mention injuries and destruction. It could utterly change the voting pattern in this critical area.

Then add in the collateral problems - stations run out of ballots, ballot boxes get damaged or their tamper seals get compromised, no power for polling places or voting machines, chain of custody of ballots gets fuzzy...

The sick thing is that if this disaster happened up the red belly, the Dems would likely make all kinds of concessions and allow revoting and such. But to have the elitist, massive-blue northeast crippled during the vote? Can you imagine the Repubbie glee and utter lack of willingness to call it anything but "fair"?

This churned around for a while, and a phrase popped up out of the mental toaster. I hope I'm overreacting and hysterical here, really. But...

Reichstag fire.


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