Tag Archives: Hurricane Sandy

Move over millibars, Flickr is the new atmospheric metric for hurricane central pressure

From the University of Warwick, and the ultra-short baseline department comes this study of ridiculous proportions. I don’t have the words to accurately describe this utter waste of time and money. I can just see future NOAA bulletins: HURRICANE WHOPPER … Continue reading

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This is like asking ‘could hurricane Hazel strike again’ ?

From Tufts University , and the department of industrial strength grant funded worry, comes this “could” question coached in caveats: Could Sandy happen again? Maybe, says Tufts geologist Due to rising sea levels, smaller storms could produce significant flooding MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, … Continue reading

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From the Scientific Urban Legend Department: ‘AGW Sea Level Rise Made Sandy More Destructive’

Guest essay by Kip Hansen, St Thomas, USVI The Claim: Even if research shows that Hurricane Sandy was not “caused” by Global Warming, it is certain that sea level rise caused by anthropogenic global warming increased the resultant destruction from … Continue reading

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The Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935

A perspective on the “unprecedented” strength of modern hurricanes Guest essay by Donald R. Baucom 1935 Labor Day hurricane track. Uses the color scheme from the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. Image: NOAA/NHC/Wikipedia In 1948, Lauren Bacall and husband Humphrey Bogart made … Continue reading

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If storms are worse now, why did they need a sea wall 150 years ago?

From Virginia Tech something that makes you wonder about past storm intensity and the need to protect shorelines from storms coming from the sea. With all the hype surrounding “Superstorm Sandy”, it is interesting to see that 150 years ago, … Continue reading

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Quite possibly the dumbest example of ‘Tabloid Climatology’ ever from Climate Central’s Andrew Freedman

Andrew Freedman writes in this Tabloid Climatology™ piece at Climate Central: When Hurricane Sandy struck New York City on October 29, 2012, the dark waters of Flushing Bay poured over the edges of LaGuardia Airport, flooding parts of the facility’s … Continue reading

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Is it a failure to communicate, or faulty climate science?

Guest essay by Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times. Earlier this month, a New York Times article by Andy Revkin voiced concern over a gap between “the consensus” of climate scientists and public acceptance of the theory of … Continue reading

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Model predicts more storm surge, but they use what appears to be a fake photo in the press release:

From the University of Copenhagen here at Eurekalert More hurricane surges in the future By examining the frequency of extreme storm surges in the past, previous research has shown that there was an increasing tendency for storm hurricane surges when … Continue reading

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Sandy and the presidential election

From Fox News, a surprising metric from exit polls. They write: Many analysts felt that the arrival of Hurricane Sandy gave the president a boost last week by allowing him to display leadership in front of the American people, as … Continue reading

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Did Global Warming Reduce the Impacts of Sandy?

Guest post by Chip Knappenberger (above graphic by Anthony) The press has been quick to jump on the idea that post-tropical cyclone Sandy (it was not a hurricane at landfall) was worsened by anthropogenic global warming and that “superstorms” are … Continue reading

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Geological Society of America goes wild for meteorological Mann

Gosh, a breakout session on hurricane Sandy with Michael Mann, and they label it “breaking news”. From the Geological Society of America website: BREAKING NEWS: GSA Session to Address Hurricane Sandy GSA Annual Meeting Technical Sessions: Rapid Sea-Level Rise and … Continue reading

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Climate Alarmism – Using Our Fear of Hurricanes

Guest post by Steve Goreham Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, leaving a path of destruction. More than 100 people have been killed and 8.5 million lost power. Nineteen states from Maine to Tennessee were impacted, with deaths reported in … Continue reading

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Quote of the week, bonus edition

There was so much quotable material flying around this week due to Hurricane Sandy, I could probably have a QOTW every day. But I thought this one was particularly well done:

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The hybridization of hurricane Sandy

by Bob Henson, NCAR News with contributions from Dr. Ryan Maue Every so often, a quiet corner of research suddenly grabs the spotlight. Such was the case this week when a Category 1 Atlantic hurricane morphed into Superstorm Sandy (note- … Continue reading

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A Reply to Hurricane Sandy Alarmists

A suggestion the Great Gale of 1821 was worse than Hurricane Sandy, and Alarmists are wrong to suggest otherwise. Guest post by Caleb Shaw While I am often humbled, when it comes to predicting the weather, I did correctly predict … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy’s ‘Unprecedented’ Storm Surge

Guest post by David Middleton Funny thing… Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented storm surge was likely surpassed in the New England hurricanes of 1635 and 1638. From 1635 through 1954, New England was hit by at least five hurricanes producing greater than … Continue reading

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Pielke Jr. on Hurricane Sandy – ‘not the new normal’

Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr. has authored an excellent essay in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal that put the kibosh on the “new normal” meme seen here . As Pielke clearly shows, hurricanes like Sandy are not the “new normal” and the data tells … Continue reading

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‘Their finest hour’

Meteorologist Mike Smith, over at Meteorological Musings has a great story to relay. While the source of the quote is from Churchhill, it makes me think of Apollo 13 and Gene Krantz.  Mike writes of the effort put into forecasting … Continue reading

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Spooky: A nighttime view of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall

You’ve seen those photographs from space of the Earth at night with cities lit up like Christmas trees. Imagine that scene with a hurricane added.

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Oink

The “Hurricane Sandy is caused by global warming” Tabloid Climatology™ affliction gets out of control on MSNBC in a Chris Matthews interview with Dr. Michael Oppenheimer:

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Reality check: Who believes Hurricane Sandy was/was not caused by global warming?

This list of who’s who is instructive to review. It says a lot about credibility of the “Sandy was caused by global warming” argument being pushed by activists and media. Compare who’s pushing the agenda versus who isn’t buying into … Continue reading

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Poll: Was Hurricane Sandy Caused by Global Warming?

US News and World Report is running a poll on whether or not Hurricane Sandy was caused by global warming.  Here is the poll results currently:

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Stunning super high res image of Hurricane Sandy – plus forecast of a large storm surge

UPDATE: The NWS in Mt. Holly NJ has put out an extraordinary statement, dropping the typical “gov speak” and pleading to people in direct language. See below. GOES-14 has been brought into service again on October 25th, 2012 for SRSOR … Continue reading

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Even NASA has gotten into the “Frankenstorm” meme

From NASA’s PR engine: NASA Sees Hurricane Sandy as the “Bride of Frankenstorm” Approaching U.S. East Coast NASA’s TRMM satellite revealed Hurricane Sandy’s heavy rainfall and the storm is expected to couple with a powerful cold front and Arctic air … Continue reading

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NOAA and FEMA gearing up for Sandy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UPDATED: Media Briefing: FEMA & NOAA to discuss preparations for Hurricane Sandy and potential storm impacts Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and NOAA’s National Weather Service are actively tracking Hurricane Sandy as it continues moving northward over … Continue reading

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Let’s hope this forecast for Hurricane Sandy is wrong

This model run (ECMWF) has Hurricane Sandy making a near bulls-eye on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with some impact on Norfolk, Washington, and Baltimore. It has some (but not all) of the components of the devastating 1954 Hurricane … Continue reading

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