inspired by Alister Cooke's 'Letter from America'; in honour of Alister Cooke and Colin Sparke, the original bloggers, who have gone to the big web page in the sky.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Because it is Halloween on Wednesday, this is what the severe weather we are expecting in NYC on Monday & Tuesday is being called. According to the NY Times, more than 50 million people from the mid-Atlantic to New England braced Saturday for a potentially massive storm, as Hurricane Sandy churned northward on a collision course with another storm system that is sweeping in from the west.
That system is known as a midlatitude trough — which often causes severe winter storms — and is moving across the country from the west. It is expected to draw in Hurricane Sandy, giving it added energy. A burst of arctic air is expected to sweep down through the Canadian Plains just as they are converging. That could lead to several feet of snow in West Virginia and lighter amounts in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
After all the hype of Hurricane Irene in August 2011 (got a lot of rain but that was it), it will probably be much the same this year. However, Sunday afternoon it is still a category 1 hurricane with 75 mph (120 km/h) winds expected to make landfall somewhere down the Jersey Shore. In case you are interested in reading more about the storm, here is a link:http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/29/science/earth/shallow-waters-and-unusual-path-may-worsen-surge.html?hp
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