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WASHINGTON Much of the U.S. East Coast has a good chance of getting blasted by gale-force winds, flooding, heavy rain and maybe even snow early next week by an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm, federal and private forecasters say.


Though still projecting several days ahead of Halloween week, the computer models are spooking meteorologists. Government scientists said Wednesday the storm has a 70 percent chance of smacking the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.


Hurricane Sandy in the Caribbean, an early winter storm in the West, and a blast of arctic air from the North are predicted to collide, sloshing and parking over the country's most populous coastal corridor starting Sunday. The worst of it should peak early Tuesday, but it will stretch into midweek, forecasters say.


"It'll be a rough couple days from Hatteras up to Cape Cod," said forecaster Jim Cisco of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prediction center in College Park, Md. "We don't have many modern precedents for what the models are suggesting."


It is likely to hit during a full moon, when tides are near their highest, increasing coastal flooding potential, NOAA forecasts warn. And with some trees still leafy and the potential for snow, power outages could last to Election Day, some meteorologists fear. They say it has all the earmarks of a billion-dollar storm.


Some have compared it to the so-called Perfect Storm that struck off the coast of New England in 1991, but Cisco said that one didn't hit as populated an area and is not comparable to what the East Coast may be facing. Nor is it like last year's Halloween storm, which was merely an early snowstorm in the Northeast.


This has much more mess potential because it is a combination of different storm types that could produce a real whopper of weather problems, meteorologists say.


"The Perfect Storm only did $200 million of damage and I'm thinking a billion," said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private service Weather Underground. "Yeah, it will be worse."


But this is several days in advance, when weather forecasts are far less accurate. The National Hurricane Center only predicts five days in advance, and on Wednesday its forecasts had what's left of Sandy off the North Carolina coast on Monday. But the hurricane center's chief hurricane specialist, James Franklin, said the threat keeps increasing for "a major impact in the Northeast, New York area. In fact, it would be such a big storm that it would affect all of the Northeast."


The forecasts keep getting gloomier and more convincing with every day, several experts said.

Check this out –

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/future-sandy-east-coast-tropic/546066
 

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That's good to hear. I posted the weather report on my FB so my non-prepping friends/family could see it. So far, none of them have shown the slightest interest in the article :confused:
Ha! I did the same thing this morning! it amazes me how many people
don't prepare all I know is I am tired of telling them that they should prepare
because it go's in one ear and out the other. as for myself and DH we have enough of everything all I really need to do is gas up incase we need the generator..
 

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Ha! I did the same thing this morning! it amazes me how many people
don't prepare all I know is I am tired of telling them that they should prepare
because it go's in one ear and out the other. as for myself and DH we have enough of everything all I really need to do is gas up incase we need the generator..
Yeah, we're good to ride out a storm. I plan to stay completely away from the stores next Monday.

It is amazing to me that so many folks on the East Coast don't prep for hurricanes and snow storms. I mean, we get them all of the time, why is everyone so shocked and out panic buying when a storm is looming? AND we just got through all of the commercials and ads for the annual Preparedness Month in September - what the heck is wrong with people?
 

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It won't be coming to FLorida, we got a generator before the last one that didn't come here
But it is ruining my weekend plans for sure, we were going to the beach
 

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Funny, the Euro model shows the east coast getting hammered, land fall around Washington DC, the US model shows it hitting up towards the northeast between NY and Boston. Al Roker said the Euro models are usually more accurate lol, so imagine we might get more than they think. Also the cold front might meet the storm to add even more fun.
 

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I look at stuff like this and I'm like "whatever"...at my age, been there done that. Just another storm. Being a prepper means you are always prepared for what ever the seasons throw at you.

-15 degree sleeping bags, cordwood under cover, LP bottles, 350 gal of stabilized gas,a genny, lanterns and such.. that is why we prep. Gas up the 4X4... let'er rip. I'm waiting.

Come towards Ohio...I'm bored.
 

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been a really, really slow hurricane season so far, and it is almost over with

so much for all the predictions on here early in the year that this was going to be a barnstormer of a hurricane season :D:
 

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Last year i had a earthquake then a hurricane, this year,

i get another earthquake,

and whats the odds its deja vu all over again.


:(

HA. Last year, in September, here in mid-state NJ, near the "shore", during the "GREAT NE EARTHQUAKE"...I determined that the very worst place to be when the earth moves is where my wife was...in the Dentist's chair getting a ROOT CANAL!:eek:

Then, later in the week, we had the hurricaine that never really showed up
(even bad weather knows that NJ is not the place to be). The "barrier" strips/islands...from Bay Head, SLEASESIDE Heights, and Long Beach Island particularly...where there are McMansions virtually at surf line...take the hit,
and then OUR TAXES go up for beach replenishment and restoration.

Last real killer storm was in 1964...Chief Of Police on LBI was killed during evacuation attempts. I have a hand-held Marine Radio, and if we are certain to get hit again, I'll have an unsanitized heads-up.

The only real disruption I can foresee, if/when the power goes out, are increased DOMESTIC DISPUTES because of no televised FEETSBAWL
reception. This is not a facetious statement...rather a fact regarding the
priorities of the majority of the population in this area. Already I see "people" stocking up on milk, bread, eggs, cases and cases of beer, chips and assorted "necessities".

OTOH, even withthe bad, you must find the good, to wit: I prefer the howling
winds of Mother Nature's fury, akin to that of BANSHEES on the Irish Moors, to the incessant blast and cacophony of (C)RAP/HIP-HOP.:D:
 

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If you live in a place where there have been earthquakes or hurricanes or both, you can expect more of them. Two years in a row is uncommon but far from unknown.
 
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