Monthly Archives: October 2012
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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