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Oct 24
2012
Steve Marr

Hurricane Sandy A US Threat

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 As Hurricane Sandy churns south of Cuba, the U.S. east coast needs to be alert.

 Dr. Jeff Masters, of the Weather Underground writes:

“Sandy: a potential billion-dollar storm for the mid-Atlantic and New England
On Friday, a very complicated meteorological situation unfolds, as Sandy interacts with a trough of low pressure approaching the U.S. East Coast and trough of low pressure over the Central Atlantic. The Central Atlantic trough may be strong enough to pull Sandy northeastwards, out to sea, as predicted by the official NHC forecast, and the 06Z GFS, 00Z UKMET, 00Z Canadian, and 06Z HWRF models (00Z is 8 pm EDT, and 06Z is 2 am EDT.) However, an alternative solution, shown by the 00Z ECMWF, 06Z GFDL, and 06Z NOGAPS models, is for Sandy to get caught up by the trough approaching the Eastern U.S., which will inject a large amount of energy into Sandy, converting it to a powerful subtropical storm that hits the mid-Atlantic or New England early next week with a central pressure below 960 mb and sustained winds of 60 - 70 mph. Such a storm would likely cause massive power outages and over a billion dollars in damage, as trees still in leaf take out power grids, and heavy rains and coastal storm surges create damaging flooding. The full moon is on Monday, which means astronomical tides will be at their peak for the month, increasing potential storm surge flooding. A similar meteorological situation occurred in October 1991, when Hurricane Grace became absorbed by a Nor'easter, becoming the so-called "Perfect Storm" that killed 13 people and did over $200 million in damage in the Northeast U.S.”

The full article is here: http://bit.ly/XfGfmA

Christians need to take two actions. First, pray the storm would turn out to sea and not cause any damage in the United States or Canada.

Second, we need to be prepared for possible power outages and storm damage. Any steps you take to prepare now will serve you well over the winter.

Take the steps to becoming a Ready Christian, start here: http://bit.ly/tUQEcu

 


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