Tag Archives: weather

Nate Silver On Hurricane History

Statistics geek Nate Silver charts the rare history of hurricanes and tropical storms in the northeast. According to Silver, a direct hit from a Category 1 storm could cost New York City as much as $22 billion in economic damages.

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Storm Surge

“According to New York City’s Office of Emergency Management, the last hurricane to pass directly over the city was in 1821. The storm surge was so high that the city was flooded up to Canal Street.” – Buzzfeed. Irene is now predicted to make landfall somewhere east of Queens. At high tide. Last night Mayor Bloomberg announced that any plan …

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NYC Releases Evacuation Plan

No order to evacuate any part of NYC has been issued, but just in case, today Mayor Bloomberg’s office released the above map of areas to skedaddle from, should the edict come. (Huge version here.) City beaches will likely be closed this weekend due to riptides, regardless of the storm’s track. Airlines are reportedly making plans to reposition their aircraft …

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NYC Tabs Love Irene

Hurricane Irene is a juicy gift to NYC’s tabloids (and local TV) who are running wall-to-wall breathless updates on the approaching end of the world.

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To The Extreme

Hurricane forecasters have raised the threat level for the NYC area to “extreme,” although the most reliable model shows the storm making landfall somewhere around mid-Long Island. Fire Island residents are standing by for word of evacuation orders. In related news, my mom is emailing me hurricane preparedness tips. From Florida.

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Hurricane Irene Intensifies

Forecasters have upgraded the threat level to the northeast and now say that Irene could be the most powerful hurricane to hit the New York City area in many years. On the upside, it now appears Florida will be entirely spared. And incidentally, it was my 25 years in Florida that turned me into this hurricane junkie. Expect at least …

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Irene Update

According to the latest forecast for Hurricane Irene, the storm is predicted to arrive in the general NYC/northeast area some time late on Saturday, early on Sunday. Air travel is expected to be heavily affected unless the storm veers out past Long Island as sometimes happens. Plan accordingly, I guess.

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Irene Threatens East Coast

Some forecast models show Hurricane Irene clipping the east coast of Florida at a potential strength of Category Four.

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Record Rainfall For Gotham

Yesterday’s torrential rainfall in New York City broke all existing records. New York broke an all-time record for a one-day rainfall Sunday as up to 8 inches of water soaked the city, snarling trains and flooding roadways. By 9 p.m., 7.7 inches of rain had fallen at Kennedy Airport. It was the most recorded there in a single day since …

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Photo Of The Day – Shuttle Debris

A years-long drought in Texas has lowered the water in one lake to the point that the above piece of the space shuttle Columbia has been revealed. In 2003, the Columbia disintegrated over Texas during its reentry to the atmosphere.

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Photo Of The Day – Queens Hail

Baseball-sized hail pelted parts of Queens yesterday, smashing cars and home windows.

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NYC Pride Weather

The first sunny day in a week.

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Summertime In NYC

It’s mid-June and I’m blogging in a sweater.

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Tornado Devastates Joplin, Missouri

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Sunday’s Weather In NYC

Let’s hope for a torrential downpour on the hate rally in the Bronx and sunny skies over Central Park for the AIDS Walk.

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Third Grader Bait

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Morning View – Fort Lauderdale Beach

High winds and rough surf have the water closed for swimming for the third day since I arrived. Otherwise, the weather is sublime.

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Gays & Atheists Blamed For Cyclone

“It is very sad that this dark chapter in Australia’s history is led by an atheist Prime Minister in Julia Gillard and an openly homosexual Greens leader, both who have no regard for God nor prayer. Now we have a new crisis brewing in the seas of Australia with Cyclone Bianca in WA just passing through, and Cyclone Yasi in …

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Photos Of The Day

NASA published the above satellite photo of this week’s massive storm over North America as another huge system over Australia is being called the worst cyclone in that country’s recorded history. Meanwhile the wingnuts are chortling all over Twitter as to how this winter’s U.S. storms are “the final nail in the coffin of global warming.” Science, they don’t has …

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