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Old 10-28-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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How are you deducing it'll gain strength? I'm no meteorologist but every hurricane I have seen loses strength once it hits land because of the need of a water source, which land does not provide. Every graphic of Sandy shows it becoming a low pressure system upon hitting land. Nothing shows it becoming a larger category hurricane.

Several notches above Katrina? Not so much.
It will not be a hurricane come landfall.

From the 11 am discussion statement:

THE VERTICAL SHEAR IS FORECAST TO DECREASE IN THE 12 TO 36-HOUR
PERIOD AND SANDY IS EXPECTED MAINTAIN A SMALL AREA OF DEEP
CONVECTION NEAR THE CENTER WHILE THE HURRICANE REMAINS OVER SSTS
GREATER THAN 25C. AS A RESULT...THERE IS STILL SOME POTENTIAL FOR
SANDY TO INTENSIFY SLIGHTLY AS A TROPICAL CYCLONE...ESPECIALLY WHEN
IT WILL BE TRAVERSING THE WARM GULFSTREAM TONIGHT. BY 36 HOURS...
THE GLOBAL MODELS SHOW SOME DEEPENING OF THE CYCLONE...WHICH IS
UNDOUBTEDLY DUE TO STRONG BAROCLINIC FORCING...AND A TRANSITION TO
AN EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE IS EXPECTED PRIOR TO LANDFALL.
IT IS
IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS TRANSITION WILL NOT DIMINISH THE
OVERALL IMPACTS OF THIS DANGEROUS WEATHER SYSTEM. AFTER LANDFALL...
THE GLOBAL MODELS...AND THE OFFICIAL INTENSITY FORECAST...INDICATE
RAPID WEAKENING IS EXPECTED.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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How are you deducing it'll gain strength? I'm no meteorologist but every hurricane I have seen loses strength once it hits land because of the need of a water source, which land does not provide. Every graphic of Sandy shows it becoming a low pressure system upon hitting land. Nothing shows it becoming a larger category hurricane. .
Go back to my post #54 and read about Hurricane Camille in Nelson County. That one came all the way from the gulf over land and 113 Virginians died. Storms like this are unpredictable.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Go back to my post #54 and read about Hurricane Camille in Nelson County. That one came all the way from the gulf over land and 113 Virginians died. Storms like this are unpredictable.
That was a Category 5 storm and this isn't. Also, no one doubts that they are large rain producers, even after they become a depression or low. However, it will not intensify as a hurricane.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I was wrong - Alex. City schools and offices are closed tomorrow.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Why not just buy buckets at the hardware store and collect your own? There should be plenty falling from the sky.
Who knows where that water has been?

On the real I have plenty of the bottled water. I'm ready.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Any news about govt. closures?
I'm guessing this will be similar to Snowmaddgeon 2010. If the metro closes in the suburbs the govt will close. If metro is mostly up, probably unscheduled leave policy.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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I'm guessing this will be similar to Snowmaddgeon 2010. If the metro closes in the suburbs the govt will close. If metro is mostly up, probably unscheduled leave policy.
OPM is supposed to make a statement re: the federal government operating status at 5 p.m. today.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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I'd be real surprised if everything doesn't just shut down.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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It's starting to drizzle outside. I suppose the rain/wind is supposed to increase overnight. When is the storm supposed to be "officially" here?
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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It's starting to drizzle outside. I suppose the rain/wind is supposed to increase overnight. When is the storm supposed to be "officially" here?
Before daybreak tomorrow (Monday)
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