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Sandy’s Flood Forecast Gets Bleaker (and Bleeker?)

Our six-hour update just came in and it’s not good news for New York City and areas of New Jersey inside NY/NJ Harbor — the model forecast for Monday night rose two feet higher at The Battery, so now it … Continue reading

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Sandy/Frankenstorm Storm Surge Forecast Interpretation

Here comes Hurricane Sandy, aka Frankenstorm — The “central forecast” for the storm is for it make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum winds of about 70-80 mph, and run a northwestward course over Southern New Jersey.  Quite … Continue reading

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Spring Tides and Perfect Storms

A storm with similarities to the Perfect Storm of 1991 is expected to come northward by early next week and may make landfall in the Northeastern U.S. or Canadian Maritimes.  Some have been mentioning that the storm would arrive near … Continue reading

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Birds-Eye and Fish-Eye Views of Irene’s Floodwaters

Approaching the anniversary of last year’s landfall in New York City of Tropical Storm Irene, I decided to make some animations of that storm’s flood elevations and water currents.  The model-based animations have voice-overs explaining what happened in the water during … Continue reading

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Blowing out the Ocean’s Waters

A fellow blogger over at Spoonbeams read my post on king tides and beachcoming  and asked what caused this Sunday’s extreme low tide in the Hudson way up near Germantown, which was baring previously unseen underwater obstacles. Here’s a plot … Continue reading

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King Tides and Sea Level Rise (and beachcombing!)

Some of the highest tides of the year are coming in the next two days, and an event is being organized to raise awareness of sea level rise.  Kate Boicourt at the New York / New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program … Continue reading

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Irene Update, 1:00am Sunday: Goodnight Irene, Goodnight

Irene’s eye and peak intensity are now about 9 hours away, and most of NYC is either sleeping or regretting that third 16 oz hurricane.  The latest National Hurricane Center forecast (11 pm) calls for the center of Irene to pass … Continue reading

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Irene Update: 8am Saturday – 24 Hours Away [4pm update]

Hurricane Irene’s eye and peak intensity are now about 17 hours away, though the storm is already impacting our weather.  The latest National Hurricane Center forecast (2pm) calls for the center of Irene to pass right along the New Jersey coast … Continue reading

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Irene Update: Friday 6pm, Glimmers of Good News

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go to the front page SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] There is finally a forecast with some good news to share regarding Hurricane Irene.  Today, Irene weakened a … Continue reading

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Irene Forecast: 7am Friday

[a more recent forecast followed this one – go straight to SeaAndSkyNY.com and scroll down to find the latest update] This morning, the Hurricane Irene forecast from the National Hurricane Center has held fairly steady, with little good news for … Continue reading

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