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by on October 29, 2012

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Paul Douglas:

Hurricane – Nor’easter Sandy Still On Track To Deliver Punishing Blow. It’s tempting to look at a Category 1 hurricane and think “no big deal – we’ve seen worse”. But it’s a combination of factors, meteorological, geographical and astronomical, that will make Sandy (much) more than a minor inconvenience from today into Tuesday. Latest model guidance suggests that winds won’t subside below tropical storm force in New York City until Wednesday morning. This is a long-duration, high-impact storm. Based on the latest 12z guidance (above) peak winds are forecast to come this afternoon and evening, some (slight) easing of winds by late evening as Sandy comes ashore near Atlantic City. Important: the storm is actually stronger, deeper, with lower pressure than predicted by the models yesterday at this time. Peak sustained winds have increased from 75 mph early Sunday to 90 mph (now), with gusts over 100…

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