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Hurricane Gert - North Atlantic
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Waiting for Hurricane Sandy. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2012 v6n2 1030

Wed Oct 24 2012

I drove supplies to my son Allister at Richard Stockton College near Atlantic City. He told me that he was rowing on Oct 27, and that the college was extremely concerned  about the impending hurricane and "Frankenstorm".

I spent the evening trying to find a flight to Sydney leaving Oct 31. I realized rapidly that if the storm was anything like its predictions, a flight ticket on Oct 31 was useless, I would not even be able to get to New York City even if the planes were flying.

Richard Stockton College click here.

Sun Oct 28

2pm Philadelphia. I arrived at church, at the Tansi Igbo mass at St Cyprian's Church. The congregation was half the usual size, but the choir was complete and the music was wonderful as always. The Harvest Festival and Bazaar scheduled was cancelled because of the impending storm, but the priest Father Kiernan decided that the food that had been made had to be eaten, so after church we all trooped down to the basement.

Ah, the basement. During a memorial service in June, the basement floor was under 3 inches of water, and so I mopped and mopped and mopped. Seeing a woman in African clothes stand around and do nothing would have been a bad example. Some of the women followed me and helped, a lot of the women are nurses and have young children and get little sleep: they sat around dazed with their babies and some of the men, waiting for the floors to be cleared.
I am thinking the basement will be under 6 inches of water tonight.

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Above and below, Newton Lake Park, Camden County, New Jersey  after Hurricane Irene in Aug 2011.
Mon Oct 29 2012

Tens of millions of residents have been evacuated and I am looking at pictures of flooded streets in coastal towns from Virginia to New Jersey. The sea water is high already in New York City, and that is really worrying the officials in New York.

12.25pm South Jersey. The trees are moving slightly, gray day, drizzling rain. My contractor got bored at his home, made 2 attempts to drive from his house to mine but the cops stopped him; third time he made it and is happily spackling and listening to music on the radio.

2.52pm South Jersey. I have heard from my daughter at Drexel University. She is catching up on homework and studying since classes and rowing are cancelled fro 2 days. She is going to have to make a mad dash to a campus shop for some essential supplies. I haven't heard from any of my 3 sons, or from a Haitian who is important to me. Are the phone lines down in New York City?

Haiti click here.

Rain, rain and more rain. Not heavy but not stopping.

10pm South Jersey. Hurricane Sandy made landfall in Atlantic City at 8pm. Atlantic City is 50 miles to my east; enough distance to stop the trees doing anything but wave happily in the wind.

Richard Stockton College, 9 miles from Atlantic City and with a huge lake in the middle of campus, is flooded, and I have not yet heard ether the solar panels in the parking lots have survived.

Where I am, we miss all extreme weather, all terrorism, all danger. Everything just blows over the top of Haddonfield and drowns Philadelphia, New York.

My son Angus in Edgewater New Jersey, which is across the Hudson River from Harlem: no power. My son Allister is camping out in Haddonfield while his college mops up the mess at Richard Stockton College. My son Miles in Baltimore: he seems to have ignored the storm and has kept building robots. My daughter Patience is still doing homework in Philadelphia in the Drexel dormitories.

I finally heard from my Haitian friend in Manhattan: last night, after speaking with me,  he nipped out to NYC's JFK airport last night and decamped to Chicago.

A few trees are still waving at me, but nothing is loud, nothing flickered, nothing has fallen.

Cold and dreary, and the police stopping all cars: we are all in prison. But a good prison, getting ready to fly to Oz on Monday for 20 days.

But 100 miles north in New york City: my goodness, shelters are filled, forced evacuations, flooded streets, no power, street furniture and trees have fallen down all over the city.

Tues Oct 30 2012

Press release from New York City: "Notification issued 10/30/12 at 2:00 PM.  All NYC East River bridges are open but please stay off the roads and allow emergency personnel the opportunity to restore essential city services.  All MTA bridges except the ones in the Rockaways are open. NYC public parks will be closed until further notice."
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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
800 AM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane
Gert, located several hundred miles south of Cape Race,

1. Morning satellite imagery shows that shower activity associated
with a low pressure system centered about 550 miles east of the
Lesser Antilles has become better organized overnight, and buoy
data indicates that the circulation is becoming better defined.
Environmental conditions appear generally conducive for development,
and a tropical depression could form later today or tonight as the
system moves westward at about 15 mph. Regardless of development,
locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected to spread across
portions of the Lesser Antilles and the eastern Caribbean Sea
tonight and Friday, and interests in these areas should monitor the
progress of this system. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter
aircraft is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent.

2. Shower activity associated with a second area of low pressure
located about midway between the coast of Africa and the Lesser
Antilles has also become a little better organized during the past
24 hours. Continued gradual development of this system is possible
during the next couple of days while it moves west-northwestward at
15 to 20 mph, but upper-level winds are expected to become less
conducive for tropical cyclone formation when the disturbance moves
north of the Leeward Islands this weekend.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...50 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.

3. A tropical wave located over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean near
the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized showers and
thunderstorms. Gradual development of this system is possible
during the next several days while it moves westward to
west-northwestward at about 15 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.

Forecaster Beven

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:53:13 GMT

NHC Eastern North Pacific Outlook

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Tropical Weather Outlook
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL
500 AM PDT Thu Aug 17 2017

For the eastern North Pacific...east of 140 degrees west longitude:

1. An area of low pressure is located about 600 miles south-southwest
of Manzanillo, Mexico. This system has a broad circulation, but
the associated shower and thunderstorm activity remains
disorganized. Environmental conditions are expected to be generally
conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression may
form within the next few days while it moves west-northwestward
at 10 to 15 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.

Forecaster Zelinsky

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:45:41 GMT