Actual wind speeds on the Outer Banks are between 20 and 45 MPH.

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11 Responses to FrankenHype

  1. Andy DC says:

    It will be interesting to see if any weather station on land receives sustained hurricane force winds from Sandy.

    • It is remarkable how NOAA has been reporting exactly 75 MPH for the last 18 hours.

      • Rick Pay says:

        Steven … the wind speed has had the standard obsessive-compulsive alarmist correction applied to it to compensate for the lack of wind and to adjust reality to match the models 😉

    • I’ve been looking at the buoy data (not much out at sea which Sandy is) and they are showing about 40knots with gusts to 50. Possibility of hurricane force winds near the eye, but, it will be interesting to see if all the buoys along the cost show anything approaching hurricane force winds.

  2. gator69 says:

    The cone for Sandy is quite curvy, and it is very unusual for a storm to track as they are projecting. But then most of those that turn towards land above the Carolinas tend to fall apart anyway, most go out to sea. Sounds like we my be about to redefine hurricanes once again.

  3. Even TWC on a video last night said that the Hurricane Hunters could only find 50 mph winds, “BUT”, they did get gusts of 75 mph in the rain bands. I get gusts where I am during storms of 50-70 mph. Water temps in that area are varying from near 70 to 75. Not enough to sustain a hurricane.

  4. tckev says:

    Large wet, warm air mass meander up the coast to meet slow moving cold dry air.
    Perfect storm?

  5. leftinbrooklyn says:

    I’m ignoring my mandatory evacuation. However, if I should perish, I’ve instructed my family to sue Michael Mann for not predicting my death.

  6. philjourdan says:

    Good title! It is all hype. It is a decent storm – not unprecedented.

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