Friday, October 26, 2012

East Coast Bracing For Frankenstorm Sandy

East Coast Readies for Hurricane Sandy, Winter Storm -ABC NEWS

"It's looking like a very serious storm that could be historic," said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the forecasting service Weather Underground. "Mother Nature is not saying, 'Trick or treat.' It's just going to give tricks."

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecaster Jim Cisco, who coined the nickname Frankenstorm, said: "We don't have many modern precedents for what the models are suggesting."

Government forecasters said there is a 90 percent chance — up from 60 percent two days earlier — that the East will get pounded.

Coastal areas from Florida to Maine will feel some effects, but the storm is expected to vent the worst of its fury on New Jersey and the New York City area, which could see around 5 inches of rain and gale-force winds close to 40 mph. Eastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania and western Virginia could get snow.

Editor's note:  The threat of X-class flares next week adds a new dimension of risk to this event and / or another natural disaster follow-on event may occur due to the disruption of the earth's geomagnetic field during the same time period.

Brace yourself.  Prepare now for anything.

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