Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane ? What Hurricane ?

Just move along- pay no attention to the Ground Zero waterfall, and don't look up at the Crane of Damocles dangling over Carnagie Hall-- here's the final and authoritative word on the recent unpleasantness in the Port of New York from the fanboids who voted WUWT best science blog :

  Willis Eschenbach 
I had said a couple of days ago, when Sandy was a hurricane, that it would not be a hurricane when it hit the coast. How did that go? 
Well, as of the time that this location and projection of the path was done, the NDBC has shown all the nearest stations. Not one of the actual observations is showing sustained winds over 50 knots, and that’s a long ways from the 72 knots that marks a hurricane. 
Please note that the big damage from such storms is the flooding, so I am not minimizing the likely extent of the damage.  It will be widespread. However … not a hurricane.
  1. Theo Goodwin  says:
    I cannot find a photo or video that looks like a major storm surge. In New York City, all I see are events of water sloshing over seawalls. Wind damage seems all but nonexistent, though one crane happened to collapse. I just do not see the major storm that has been hyped for two days. Sorry, but the MSM are demented. Given the MSM’s propensity for unbridled hype, they should not be allowed to play with computer models.
    I see no wind damage at all. That screams “not a hurricane.”...The MSM needs to get a life.
    My argument is with the MSM. ..Preposterous. The totality of their hype was Preposterous. They should have told the truth that it would become a tropical storm at landfall or soon after... Tropical storms are tree killers. Hurricanes kill trees, buildings, streets, and everything.
  2. J.Hansford says:
    Yep, It’s no hurricane…..There’ll be damage and flooding. Any big storm arriving during a full or new moon is going to have exacerbated flooding over the 12-24 hours it takes to arrive, cross and pass…. and the news teams which are nothing now but glorified info-tainment purveyors, with the emphasis on hype, catastrophe and propaganda, will be whooping it up for all it’s worth… sigh.
    I long for the days when people just got on with the job of making the best of the day and went about their lives with a bit of decorum….;-)

    DJ says:
    Frankenstorm downgraded to Frankenfart?

    Andres Valencia says:
    Thanks, Willis. A voice for sanity!

    Day By Day says:
    If you poke around in the history here at WUWT and look at some recent (within the last 3 months) topics, you can find many references to weather being LESS, not more severe at this time. Everytime the weather sneezes is not a reason to exaggerate in order to support a failing alarmism agenda... I enjoy these types of posts for my sanity.
    Juanse Barros says:
    Sharks in N.Jersey Subway

    Willis Eschenbach says: