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Wednesday, October 24 2012 @ 05:44 PM GMT+4
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Vermont weather with Matt Sutkoski of The Burlington Free Press
Stay Out of Vermont, Sandy!
Posted on October 24, 2012 by Matt Sutkoski

Just a heads up: Forecasters around Vermont are very nervous about Tropical Storm Sandy, even though right now it’s far away, near Jamaica.

Tropical Storm Sandy organizing itself south of Jamaica Tuesday. Forecasters worry about its potential effects on Vermont..."

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    Another Hurricane Next WeeK?
    Authored by: annikee on Wednesday, October 24 2012 @ 07:14 PM GMT+4
    And the forecaster says, "Before you panic, there’s a huge degree of uncertainty with this. Much more uncertainty than most forecasts for events several days away." Then why the hell the scare tactics? I'm so sick of media scaremongering. Things will or won't happen and there's no good reason to whip up a frenzy of fear way ahead of time.

    Due to budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.
    Another Hurricane Next WeeK?
    Authored by: Mr. Buddy Love on Wednesday, October 24 2012 @ 07:16 PM GMT+4
    Looks like a soaker of a Halloween. Yuck!

    I'm still hoping it steers out to sea, but it is now looking like
    it may hit New England by Tuesday/Wednesday of next week.

    Once again, time to start thinking about stocking up on
    batteries at Brown & Roberts.
    Another Hurricane Next WeeK?
    Authored by: Jeezum Crow on Wednesday, October 24 2012 @ 07:52 PM GMT+4
    It CAN'T be as bad as last year! Just no way. So we have all had a lot of practice and, if it does come we can roll with the punches.

    Anyhow, it is late October - it is time to stock up on batteries and bottled water to be ready for winter power outages. Just do it!
    Another Hurricane Next Week?
    Authored by: tomaidh on Wednesday, October 24 2012 @ 11:08 PM GMT+4
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    Another Hurricane Next Week?
    Authored by: cgrotke on Thursday, October 25 2012 @ 01:01 PM GMT+4
    As of Thursday mid-day, Sandy has grown and
    strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane.

    It's a storm about 1,500 miles in diameter, and forecasts
    are calling for landfall somewhere between the mid-
    Atlantic and New England. If it does, we should see signs
    of the storm here - possibly high winds and rain.

    The time to really pay attention will be Sunday, to see
    where the impact is most likely and how strong it appears.
    Right now it looks like it is developing into a well-defined
    hurricane (it isn't lopsided).

    Making specific predictions of hurricanes has gotten much
    better in recent years, but there is still guesswork. A
    hurricane can appear to be coming your way, and turn out
    to sea or whither. It can appear to be heading somewhere
    else, and wallop you directly.

    As other pointed out, it's smart to have emergency
    supplies on hand anyway in case the heat or power goes
    out for an extended period. Paying attention to weather
    forecasts and local news as this storm approaches is
    smart, too.
    Another Hurricane Next Week?
    Authored by: Aphrodite on Thursday, October 25 2012 @ 04:37 PM GMT+4
    An unusual nasty mix of a hurricane and a winter storm that forecasters are now calling "Frankenstorm" is likely to blast most of the East Coast next week, focusing the worst of its weather mayhem around New York City and New Jersey.

    U.S. government forecasters on Thursday upped the odds of a major weather mess, now saying there's a 90 percent chance that the East will get steady gale-force winds, heavy rain, flooding and maybe snow starting Sunday and stretching past Halloween on Wednesday.
    Another Hurricane Next Week?
    Authored by: annikee on Thursday, October 25 2012 @ 06:43 PM GMT+4
    I've heard snow several times now. Better that than rain.

    Due to budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off.
    Another Hurricane Next Week?
    Authored by: Belfast on Thursday, October 25 2012 @ 05:48 PM GMT+4
    Hope it's not bad form to recommend another site, but I came across this thread full of graphs & charts, which includes posts by some folks who are serious weather mavens:

    I figure they (people in CT) will experience it before (if) we do, so keeping track of it via their observations makes sense to me (as a person up here in VT). Though I'm not going to fret about it until/unless it seems a certainty to impact our state.

    "You cannot administer a wicked law impartially-it destroys everyone it touches, its violators as well as its upholders."