Hurricane Earl Upgraded To Category 3, Expected To Graze New York

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Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:01 | 552645 docj
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Awesome - I'll be camping with my family in Rhode Island this weekend.

Better bring a chain...

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:04 | 552651 schoolsout
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Will be camping on a barrier island just north of Charleston, SC...


In the process of battening down the hatches just in case...Still remember Hugo...was supposed to miss us, but decided to take a hard left and crush us. 

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:12 | 552665 Cognitive Dissonance
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You might want to reconsider this weekend, chain or not. If the hurricane tracks a few miles westward little Rhody is a bulls-eye.

Shades of "38". :>)

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:24 | 552686 docj
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I "rode out" the winter equivalent of a mild hurricane in 1993 as a mobilized Nat'l Guardsman during a massive winter nor'easter (18" of snow in like 4-hours, 60-mph winds, you get the picture).

That's not something I'm inclined to again do in my older and allagedly wiser years, dontchaknow.

On the upside, we're not supposed to leave for camping until Saturday morning.  So, assuming the campsite isn't destroyed, we should have no trouble finding downed limbs to use as firewood, right?

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:20 | 552764 augmister
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Yeah, just what Lil' Rhody needs, major disaster II...remember the spring floods and how "helpful" the Feds were...yer on yer own!  Parents went through the 'Cane of '38 and if it hits the RI coast, disaster, with all the easing of codes to build those McMansions by the sea.  Gonna grab a coup of Gerrie cans for added fuel so if the trees go down the the power goes out for a couple of weeks, we can flush the toilet...  I can see the bread and milk disappearing after Wednesday from the grocery stores.   Water temp is in the 70's so New England is ripe for a knockdown.

Please G-d, hit Washington, D.C.!

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 20:29 | 554029 StychoKiller
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In my movie, a hurricane sits over D.C. for a week, leaving nothing but a large lake and snapped-off trees in its wake.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:07 | 552845 Hang The Fed
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I remember that one in Jersey, we ended up with about a foot of ice on everything and no power for about two weeks. 

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:01 | 552646 Mongo
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Hurricanes bitchez!

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:03 | 552716 Ruth
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OY!  just wait til INVEST gets here!  Pure Irony?!

 False Alarm:  INVEST Tropical Wave has died, unless the Fed intervenes!

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:07 | 552656 Sudden Debt
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I always thought hurricanes where called after woman...

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:25 | 552685 ptoemmes
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I went through Andrew in 1992 - anniversary was a week ago.

That hurricane HAD balls:

Went to bed with it aimed north of us in Ft. Lauderdale, but we expected the landfall.  Woke up and "they" had lost it.  Found it have leveled south of Miami - about a 100 mile swing south overnight.

Forecasting has gotten a bit better.



Both Andrew and Katrina hit South Florida and lower Gulf Coast - but inverse strengths.




Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:08 | 552657 Turd Ferguson
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This link is for the 10-day GFS computer model. Very, very close to NYC.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:14 | 552668 Cognitive Dissonance
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That's called an "expected" close shave. Now let's see how reality plays out.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:19 | 552676 firstdivision
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A straight slam into NYC would be quite devistating for the city. 

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:24 | 552688 Turd Ferguson
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If that trough over Hudson's Bay picks it up a little earlier than expected, it may come straight in. Its going to be extremely close. 

The only upside is how disruptive it will be for all the prop desk criminals who had planned on tearing it up out on the island over Labor Day weekend. 

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:45 | 552718 Mitchman
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As a resident, it might be nice to see if we can finally get the streets clean.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:06 | 552743 Cognitive Dissonance
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A hose connected to a handy fire hydrant or hurricane does tend to scour out all those stubborn cracks and crevasses where the scum and slime congregates. Don't forget the tooth brush for the fine detail work. :>)

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:08 | 552748 ptoemmes
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Maybe...later in the week we can (also) start looking at the storm surge potential and start factoring for high-low tides.



Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:06 | 552826 Henry Chinaski
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The past 48 hours of forecasts were done by the weekend crew.  Now that its Monday, the 1st squad of forecasters is on deck and the forecasts could be revised signifantly at 11am.  ...or not...

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:12 | 552663 LoneStarHog
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Earl, your list of things to hit - Pahleze!: CFTC, SEC, FED, Capitol, Whore Street

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:36 | 552703 Assetman
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Owe it all to Karma.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:14 | 552669 bada boom
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Maybe they should nuke it.  I hear that is the answer to everything.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:21 | 552680 firstdivision
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But if they nuke it in the eye, it would only result in a quick orgasim followed by several smaller hurricanes...cause I believe hurricanes have litters.  Maybe we should first put a condom on the nuke?

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:33 | 552697 Sudden Debt
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I've heard Benny B. is printing 4 trillion $ and he'll drop it into the eye of the hurricane so the money will get into the economy fast.

I wonder how many chinook's he'll need to do the job...

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:19 | 552677 Headbanger
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Generators bitchez!



Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:20 | 552679 yabs
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maybe QE and  fiscal stimulus help

Print enough and i'm sure it will go away

if not just think of all the roofs that need repairing

and people stocking up on food and I pads.

should cause a spike in the S and P

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:22 | 552683 newstreet
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Off to Nantucket!

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:25 | 552690 Turd Ferguson
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I once knew someone from there...

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:25 | 552689 GIANTKILR
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This economy was in full recovery mode until Earl hit!

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:34 | 552699 Sudden Debt
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The US should declare war on El Ninio!

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:26 | 552691 Ancona
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I wonder how long it has been since a hurricane of any significance hit New York City?


You thought Katrina was a mess?



Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:36 | 552705 Sudden Debt
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2004 : Day after tomorrow.

don't you read the history books? The coverage was even in the cinema's and you can now even buy it on dvd!

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:40 | 552711 justtotaketheedgeoff
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Now, now, y'all know what to do.  Flashlights, batteries, fill CLEAN bathtubs and washers with water, make extra ice and put it in ziploc bags to pop into a cooler later, cars full of gas, non-perishable food in the pantry. Get out of Dodge if they tell you to. If you stay, get as far away from windows and exterior walls as you can. You guys know the drill.  It will be good practice for the zombie apocalypse that everyone is expecting.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:42 | 552713 Henry Chinaski
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I have been through a few storms.  The panic shopping and shortages are sometimes more of a hassle than the weather. Keep your vehicle topped off, get extra cash, food, water etc.  Do that now before the rush.  Then if the storm actually hits, you can spend the final preparation hours working on other stuff while everybody else is standing in line. 

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:59 | 552732 Ancona
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I have also been through a number of storms, and pre-preparation is critical. We [stupidly] rode out Andrew south of Miami, then moved to Central Florida only to get slammed a few years later by Charley, Francis and Jean.


If you do not have a whole house generator living south of Jacksonville, you are asking for misery. We were without power for four weeks after C,F and J but had power the whole time. A five hundred gallon underground propane tank and 11Kw generator kept us pretty comfortable the whole time. We were actually able to refill the tank after two weeks.


For most of the time, we had the only hot water in the entire neighborhood, and our Bar-b-que never ran out of fuel.


Now, we regularly hear peoples generators kicking on during the one-month test cycles. There are probably ten or twelve others who did like my family and installed one.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:00 | 552734 chistletoe
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No mention of 1938.

Y'all are so young.


Well, fortunately, history seldom repeats ....

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:36 | 552906 Cognitive Dissonance
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I beg your pardon. :>)



by Cognitive Dissonance
on Mon, 08/30/2010 - 09:12


You might want to reconsider this weekend, chain or not. If the hurricane tracks a few miles westward little Rhody is a bulls-eye.

Shades of "38". :>)

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:02 | 552735 PlausibleDenial
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I grew up in Miami, hurricanes were common.  The only thing I see missing here is plenty of alcohol and endo for the upcoming parties.  You know there will some that just have to stay and parteee.  Isn't that how they party in the Hamptons?

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:07 | 552746 Henry Chinaski
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I almost put booze on the list of preps but figured it would be like putting "remember to breathe" on the list.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:07 | 552745 MacedonianGlory
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Upgraded bitchez!

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:13 | 552755 Absinthe Minded
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As an employee at an ice and water shield manufacturer, blow baby blow! We are actually having a decent year, must be people fixing roofs now that they can't just by new houses because they need a new roof. Kind of like trading your car in because it needs new tires. Although business has been really boom and bust. $1M below projections one month, $1M above projections the next. I really thought they were smoking crack when I saw their projections for the year, but we're pretty close. I bet year end is a different story though, but I'm not hoping for it. I'm ready though, being in NH I've got guns, ammo, PM's and lots of friends with gardens all around me. Hell I've even got a dairy farm a mile up the road. Gonna start buying direct from him to make the connection. Good luck with Earl, I doubt it will hit anything though, we just don't get hurricanes up here anymore. Last winters ice storm was miserable though, and we did get 80 MPH winds from that. Six days without power, thank God for the generator.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:28 | 552779 Sausagemaker
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Even with Super-Doppler 10,000 they don't have NOAA doesn't have a clue where its going. If you want to know where i the worst is going to be, turn on the Weather Channel and see where Jim Cantore sets up shop.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:50 | 552783 firstdivision
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This: plus if this hurricane hits NYC could bode quite well for my GS puts :)

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:40 | 552793 mrdenis
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I live at the Jersey shore ,the next best thing to a good old noreaster is a hurricane  barreling up the coast ! 

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:10 | 552854 Theta_Burn
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As do I, looks like another $100mil in beach replenishment contracts on deck for next spring

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:17 | 552877 Hang The Fed
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I hear that beach replenishment around here is one of Bennah and Timmah's favorite projects, both for its ability to burn money and its utter futility.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:16 | 552870 Hang The Fed
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Right there with ya.  Maybe we'll get lucky and all the landfill sherpas that are down here visiting will be washed out to sea.  Of course, we'd probably have to hit the ocean with some Corexit to break up all the hair product and tanning oil that would be left floating in the water.

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:42 | 552796 DonS
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This is a pretty cool link from NOAA where you can click on the weather buoys and get the wave height, direction and wave period. as this comes closer we should see 20+ foot waves

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 10:58 | 552827 JohnKing
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Hurricane warnings = Home Depot promo

Mon, 08/30/2010 - 11:07 | 552846 Crispy
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Montauk points going off BITCHEZ!!!


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