Monthly Archives: October 2012

Sandy remains at 940 mb, set to make landfall near Cape May

The 5 pm NHC update keeps Sandy at 940 mb, maximum sustained winds at 80 kts (90 mph). The storm is just offshore of southern New Jersey and set to make landfall in the next hour or two. Record storm … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy approaches the shore

Just lost power, so this will be my final post until the power comes back on.   Above are the clouds and the updated advisory (#30) for Hurricane Sandy.  Its just offshore southern New Jersey. Turning off the clouds, we … Continue reading

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Eye in the 13 MHz Network

The Codar network is taking a beating but keeps on ticking.  You can make out the eye in the 13 MHz network. Here is the latest status of the radial sites.

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Sediment Resuspension!

Over the last few hours we’ve seen large concentrations of sediment throughout the water-column. Values were reduced as RU23 transited over a shallow ridge, but reached expected full water-column values shortly afterward.             Some variability … Continue reading

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Sandy leaving the Gulf Stream behind

Looks like the center of Sandy is over the warm water of the Gulf Stream.  Maybe the next advisory will show it moving over the cooler waters of the Slope Sea.  

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Sandy intensifies further, down to 940 mb

The 2 pm update by NHC shows Sandy at 940 mb central minimum pressure, down from 943 mb at the 11 am update. Maximum sustained winds remain at 80 kts/ 90 mph. With Sandy’s pressure continuing to drop, we are … Continue reading

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Temperature, Salinity and Depth

To highlight what Greg and Scott are talking about with Temperature and Salinity in the vertical, I’ve downloaded and plotted some of the real-time data from RU23. Pre-storm the water-column was stratified with cool and salty water near the bottom … Continue reading

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More on Sandy vs. Irene SST

Here is a more detailed comparison of SST evolution between Hurricane Irene last year and Hurricane Sandy this year. Below is yesterday’s (10/28/2012) snapshot of RU-COOL’s own unique SST product (high resolution both in space and time) being ingested into … Continue reading

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HF Radar Update

Lost comms to ASSA and HATY.  Reflected power has jumped at BRIG, no Bragg in the spectra.  All other sites operating and reporting.  Increased the maximum velocity limit from 150 to 250 cm/s at NAUS to WILD. Here is a … Continue reading

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Wave Watch III

Results from Eoin’s MARACOOS Asset Mapper below.  http://assets.maracoos.org/   Wave Watch III has 30 ft waves offshore, wrapping around the storm and covering the full Mid Atlantic mid to outer shelf with significant waves in the 5 m to 6 … Continue reading

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