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 :
TROPICAL STORM SANDY
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.