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post #1 of 19
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One of my coworkers was telling me yesterday that we're suppose to get a Nor'easter this weekend...the weather stations are talking this saturday.

Ummm...are they OK or will I find a shark swimming next to my car on Sunday morning?
post #2 of 19
A Nor'Easter is a winter storm. I doubt very much that you will have a shark in your yard though

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question595.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nor'easter
post #3 of 19
They aren't too bad I don't think (usually). They bring rain and wind more than anything here. Oh and a bit warmer temperatures to my area! The worst damage we ever had from one was loose siding on the side of my parent's house that always takes the beating from them.

Well the siding plus getting my parent's gigantic van towed out of the yard at 2 in the morning. They didn't have a ladder to reach the siding (not that it would have been that bad if they'd had a piece or two fall...) so they drove the van over to it (we're talking a 1979 giant like 12 passenger van...this was in 95ish.) and it got stuck. Then the tow truck almost got stuck so they had to hook it to some long chains to get it out. So there was wind and rain, plus the beeping of the tuck and it's big beacon, at 2am in a normally very quiet residential neighborhood. They still have a dip in the yard from the van's wheel!
post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
A Nor'Easter is a winter storm. I doubt very much that you will have a shark in your yard though

http://science.howstuffworks.com/question595.htm
I said "shark" as I'm about 1/2 Mile from the Atlantic Ocean

My coworker was telling me that the last major one they had the town rescue team was knocking on doors and telling everyone in the area to move their cars to higher ground (we both live in an area that has high flood rates).

she said that she was wading through about 3 feet of water when she got back and wound up staying at a friends place since she lived on the second floor and her apartment had flooded at the time.

She never did say what time of year it was though...we do get snow, but it only lasts a day. We're right on the snow/rain border of the U.S.
post #5 of 19
Nor'easters can occur in the eastern United States any time between October and April, when moisture and cold air are plentiful. They are known for dumping heavy amounts of snow, producing hurricane-force winds, and creating high surfs that cause severe beach erosion and coastal flooding. A Nor'easter is named for the winds that blow in from the northeast and drive the storm up the east coast along the Gulf Stream, a band of warm water that lies off the Atlantic coast...
A powerful Nor'easter can bring travel to a standstill, closing city streets and making it nearly impossible to get anywhere for days. The thing to remember with Nor'easters is that the storm systems occur frequently, but only a few of them are powerful enough to be major storms. But this one is tracking and conditions are just right for a powerfull Nor easter for Coastal New England..
Its supposed to hit the Maine coast sometime Saturday night.. I'm expecting to be without power and have everything ready!
post #6 of 19
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One of my coworkers was telling me yesterday that we're suppose to get a Nor'easter this weekend...the weather stations are talking this saturday.

Ummm...are they OK or will I find a shark swimming next to my car on Sunday morning?
I haven't listened to the weather today but Tuesday they were calling for major snow today and then the Nor'easter for Saturday. Now we didn't get snow here today. They did further north. Hopefully it will just be a dusting cause I will be in your neck of the woods then. LoL

Normally the Nor'easter will bring over 6 inches of snow with blizzard like conditions.
post #7 of 19
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Ummm...are they OK or will I find a shark swimming next to my car on Sunday morning?

well, if thats the case, you can make shark soup
so no need to go to the store

i know after i got about 10 miles from work, the roads and everything was coverd in ICE this morning. i even have bright shinny trees covered in ice. looks cool
post #8 of 19
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i know after i got about 10 miles from work, the roads and everything was coverd in ICE this morning. i even have bright shinny trees covered in ice. looks cool
Looked cool, but I was terrified driving today, the last time we got a really good icing I rolled my Kia

Jenney, think Alberta Clipper but with a much larger body of water to pull from
post #9 of 19
It must be just missing me where I am, because I'm only seeing showers in the forecast for here. I'm about 6 miles from the coast line, if you walk a straight line, and about an hour or 2 south of you. Are they predicting rain or snow for you Jenney?
post #10 of 19
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It must be just missing me where I am, because I'm only seeing showers in the forecast for here. I'm about 6 miles from the coast line, if you walk a straight line, and about an hour or 2 south of you. Are they predicting rain or snow for you Jenney?
I saw rain on the news tonight. The snow line is just above Philadephia & to the west.
post #11 of 19
Good! I can take the rain!
post #12 of 19
Yep! And it's Xmas with the In-laws on that day--they have a 3-hour drive, so we thought we'd have to cancel--but they asked if they could visit on Saturday instead! I was down in the dumps yesterday, thinking we wouldn't be able to see them until January or February. I can't wait to see them and my brother-in-law tomorrow! We always have so much fun.

Now, I have to get off my behind, and get cooking and cleaning.
post #13 of 19
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I haven't listened to the weather today but Tuesday they were calling for major snow today and then the Nor'easter for Saturday. Now we didn't get snow here today. They did further north. Hopefully it will just be a dusting cause I will be in your neck of the woods then. LoL

Normally the Nor'easter will bring over 6 inches of snow with blizzard like conditions.
I live near Phiily; my Dad-in-law told me 3 days ago they were predicting up to 2 ft of snow here (?).
post #14 of 19
I'm in Manhattan and know what you are saying! Although often for us here it is broad casted much worse then outcome, though you never know! We are suppose to be hit Sunday, if at all.........
post #15 of 19
I live in southern New Hampshire and today they are saying the Nor'easter will start around midnight on Saturday and end late afternoon Sunday. That is called a fast moving storm. Right now we will start as snow, but the track of the storm is still uncertain, so we may stay all snow or go over to sleet, ice, rain mix. Personally, I hope we stay as snow, as that generally means less dangerous conditions, with less chance of power outages, etc. We got about 9 inches dumped on us yesterday. I am blaming this early snow spell on one of my new co-workers who just moved up here from South Carolina. We have had several quiet and warm winters, but this one may just be a record breaker. And it is all Jeff's fault!
post #16 of 19
I live in NJ, about 20 miles south of Manhattan. The latest prediction is starting Saturday around midnight and changing to freezing rain early Sunday morning. Being a nor'easter means it can do anything tho. The counterclockwise circle of air means more water is drawn off the Atlantic Ocean which means a heavier downpour. A Nor'easter can also being wind gusts of up to 75 mph but the prediction is for roughly 20-30 mph.

Talk to your neighbors. If your area normally, floods, start placing your good stuff on the second floor or in the upper cabinets of the kitchen, just as a precaution. Make sure you place your credit cards and checkbook/banking info and deeds/insurance up high.

You may not need the precaution, but it is better to be safe than to try to find everything when they are wet. I know when my sister lived down the shore, she had no problem. My cousin lived 2 blocks from her and had to be rowed out.
post #17 of 19
PS...can anyone give me another name for a nor'easter???




It's a backwards hurricane! It has the same circular air flow, same eye, but it circulates counter-clockwise and a hurricane is clockwise. And a nor'easter packs less of a punch!
post #18 of 19
Don't worry about the sharks. During the remnants of a hurricane in NY, the trout along the Delaware were swimming across the road while you were trying to drive thru the water on the road.
post #19 of 19
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Don't worry about the sharks. During the remnants of a hurricane in NY, the trout along the Delaware were swimming across the road while you were trying to drive thru the water on the road.
Oh good :phew: B couldn't go to the store today and I'm trying to get my final exam & project done so at least I can fish for food from the roof.

The weird thing is that I haven't seen the word "nor'easter" on the weather channel (web site) but they are predicting winds at 40-50 mph.

We'll most likely get rain. We've gotten a little snow, but not much.
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