Good night Irene!

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    Bloomberg is starting to evacuate New York - freakin - City? If this thing craps out around the Carolinas there's gonna be some serious backlash.
     
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    First direct landfall on New york possible since 1893. The long island express hit the eastern part of the island.


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    The northeastern quad is the side with the strongest winds within a hurricane...Also where the surge is as the water piles up on that side as the winds move counter-clock wise around the center of the cyclone...So a landfall to the east of new york=winds going out, but to the west=inwards...When the winds are moving inland=the ocean surges inland....

    The surge is winds over a large area blowing and piling up the water more or less....Sure some of it is the low pressure forcing less pressure on the surface of the ocean=a mound of water, but that is small next to the area of wind forcing the water to pile on its self.

    I'm expecting it to hit New york as a cat1....
     
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    man oh man. if NYC is knocked out for a month Old Rocks will be insufferable.
     
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    Well, since global warming should decrease the frequency of hurricanes, that will be a difficult argument to make.


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    The latest understanding of hurricanes is that almost the opposite is true: storms may actually decline in frequency as the planet warms, even as they grow in strength.




    A finding like this highlights the complexity of understanding how hurricanes form and behave over warm waters. In fact, Gabriel Vecchi of NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory told Discovery News that correlating hurricanes to ocean temperature has been tried several times in the past, and does NOT explain why the storms form the way they do.



    He writes:
    [SIZE=-1]Hurricane (tropical cyclone) frequency is controlled by more than just local sea surface temperature, and theoretical, statistical and high-resolution dynamical modeling studies indicate that the simplistic statistical framework developed here is not applicable to future climates.[/SIZE]​


     
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    Would you rather see a repeat of Nagin's total failure of responsibility he committed in New Orleans? Nagin belongs in prison for what he did. When there is a very specific written procedure and a mayor just ups and decides he is going to ignore it and people die -then he belongs in prison, sorry. Instead that guy got re-elected, only underscoring just how corrupt the Louisiana political system really is.

    Don't get me wrong -I can't stand Bloomberg and he is no Republican and should just switch parties. But the fact this guy isn't taking chances of seeing nursing homes filled with floating corpses as happened in New Orleans after Nagin failed to follow their own emergency procedure - should not count against him. Not when there are so many legitimate reasons to oppose this guy. But THIS one isn't one of them. I don't care what party someone is - if they decide they will not gamble with real lives and they err in favor of life, I refuse to criticize or second guess them.
     
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    Yeah, I can't fault him on this.......Better safe than sorry.......When you look at Long Island, and many other areas around there, they sit at or near sea level. The ramifications could be huge.

    Nagin and the Louisiana governors response to Katrina should always be held up as the example of failure. And definitely not what to do.
     
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    So, Christie is the "teabag" darling?

    Interesting.

    When did you liberal fag types start considering Christie your "darling"?
     
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    So now you "proud" teabag Partiers are Liberal "fag types."
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