Is New York About To Be Hit By A Perfect Storm?

Tyler Durden's picture

While John Travolta will always love 'Sandy', New York City (and for that matter much of the Atlantic Coast) may well want to forget the name after the weekend. Tropical Storm Sandy is destined to roll into the mid-Atlantic and New England from Friday but has some extra-special surprises possible with it. As Wunderground notes, if Sandy gets caught up with a trough approaching the Eastern US and then that combines with the fact that Monday is a full moon - meaning astronomical tides will be at their peak, increasing storm surge concerns, we could see a replay for the 1991 'Perfect Storm' that wreaked so much personal and property damage. We hear California is nice this time of year?



(h/t Alex Gloy)

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camaro68ss's picture

Dear Sandy,

Please hit wall street and make your way to the FRB and pay the bernake a visit.

Thanks a bunch,


TruthInSunshine's picture

Time to bail out Manhattan with more taxpayer money. Whisper rumor is that Manhattan banks will receive 250 billion federal reserve notes for each 1/10th of an inch of rain that falls as a consequence of this weather event. The BLS is already making especially seasonal-ly adjustments to employment data based on projections of this future weather event.

Paul Krugman just wrote a letter to President Obama, Timmay Geithner & other high ranking government officials, requesting that U.S. Government Agencies seed these clouds and do anything and everything else in their power to enhance the destructive nature of this storm system, just prior to landfall, in an attempt to facilitate the most catastrophic damage possible, as a stimulative event.



iDealMeat's picture

" Is New York About To Be Hit By A Perfect Storm? "




They'll use the same directed energy beam that destroyed the Towers on 911 to divert the Hurricane..

Scroll forward to 1:22:01

redpill's picture

This is not some sponatenous demonstration of weather.  This is a coordinated terrorist attack!  How long will it take our State Department to admit it?!

The Shootist's picture

Krugturd will be happy, all the damage should boost GDP.

Parabolic's picture

And the FED says there's minimal ass!  in 1991, the same storm costed 200$1,000,000,000!  That's like like a 500% increase! 

malikai's picture

That storm looks like it has a better chance of hitting Halifax, Reykjavic, or Cork than NYC.

Dalago's picture

Is there supposed to be some important meeting in the Northeast?

greased up deaf guy's picture

attention all ny-area ZHers...

for the love of pete! do NOT go boating with your precious this weekend! you've been warned ;)...

Manthong's picture

How does tungsten stand up to salt water?

reTARD's picture

Exactly... Sandy, please do pay a visit to 33 Liberty Street.

Sokhmate's picture

becomes salted gold on contact.

fightthepower's picture

I hope they suffer mightly

knukles's picture

It was that stupid ass Voodoo dancing video on YouTube where the starving drought stricken Appalachian natives were hoping to make rain so that there be 'nough branch water to keep the still a runnin' what with all them revenuers gouin' ta work in the aireo-porties feeling the women, chill-en and grandmas up before flightin' times.

If God meant man to be a feelin up innocent women and chillen, he'd a created Special Nasi Frisker Guys at Aireoporties.

May they all drown in their checking balances.

Heyoka Bianco's picture

Time to invade the troposphere! It already threatens our oxygen supply!

unrulian's picture

Yep, and it ain't called Sandy

richard in norway's picture

that was a very interesting vid, unbeliveable impossible implauseable but it passes the sherlook holmes test

DeadFred's picture

The part that made me most dubious was actually the part about the hurricane. They imply there was something suspicious about no news coverage about a hurricane off the coast on 9/11 which wasn't getting any news play yet no hurricane in that position has ever circled back to hit the coast. Why would there be any coverage of a storm that had zero chance of hitting the coast? Still it raised interesting questions.

livid levity's picture

There was good surf that entire week - the day of 9/11 it was at least 6ft and glassy - typical hurricane swell.

Buck Johnson's picture

It looks like that the hurricane will hit New York city, the flooding will be horrible.

Vincent Vega's picture

Washing Wall St and the FRB out to sea could result in billions of dollars of improvements.

ACP's picture

Dear Camaro68ss,

I'm what is known as a HAARP-assisted storm. Though my ultimate objective remains classified, I cannot guarantee a visit to the landmarks you mentioned above.

This message will be repeated until termination. Thank you and have a nice day,


TruthInSunshine's picture

I just raped the + button. Too bad max is 1.

mrktwtch2's picture

be nice if it hurt voter turnout in that liberal

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Nothing - I repeat NOTHING - hurts voter turnout in NY. 

It is impossible to hurt the dead and the non-existent.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

I'm guessing that in all the fuss around the storm, some bags of votes for Obama will get accidentally misplaced, and then "discovered" on Weds November 7th.

If they are needed, of course.

Kind of like what happened in Bridgeport, CT when Malloy "won" the CT governor's election.

The Gooch's picture

Bloomberg has outlawed waves over 16 feet.

edit: Dear Germans, your gold was lost in "the flood".

ParkAveFlasher's picture


"It just washed out and floated away!"

SWRichmond's picture

It's a kind of inverse boating accident.

Alpo for Granny's picture

I didn't know Tungsten could float.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Only in "perfect" storms, hyuk hyuk.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

It appears that all roads storm tracks lead to Rome New York.

BandGap's picture

With so much sin to wash away it had to be big!

machineh's picture

God is punishing us for electing another stinking Depublicrat.

Lost Wages's picture

What does Pat Robertson, or rather GOD, have to say about this storm?

knukles's picture

I been lookin' for this excuse for a LONG time...
It's gonna be Awesome

stormsailor's picture

sandy the slut was way hotter than sandy the saint.


hope nyc gets the slut.

pods's picture

I wanna get physical, physical.............

I remember a long ass car ride as a kid when that song was popular.  Glad I wasn't armed.


Skateboarder's picture

California is nice this time of the year. It starts drizzling here and people bring out the galoshes... lol.

knukles's picture

Terrible weather out here i the Great People's Republic of Senseless Horseshit. 
A sweater or fuzzy is mandatory if it an early tee time.

Skateboarder's picture

I think this is the first year I've seen a reasonable Fall season in the last few years. The trend has been summer --> longer summer --> one week of fall --> BAM, winter without rain --> few weeks of spring --> BAM, summer.

Sweaters are out though - damn I love sweaters.

russwinter's picture

This one will knock down a few trees and power lines, and that will allow Obama to declare an emergency and buy some more votes. 

fuu's picture

Krugman's erection will last more than 4 hours.

knukles's picture

He's worse than than the Bernak

Heyoka Bianco's picture

And he'll still break his nose when he runs into a wall. Thank you! I'm here all week! Enjoy the buffet! Tip your waitress, no matter how watered down your drink is!

Seasmoke's picture

wash it all away !

metastar's picture

Here comes Ben's storm of liquidity!

metastar's picture

Here comes Ben's storm of liquidity!