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Offline fernbrae

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Hurricane Sandy
« on: October 30, 2012, 08:58:34 PM »
Hi Guys ,
 I hope all of you are safe and sound after this horrific display from Mother Nature .
All the best.
 Greetings from Down under .

Greg.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2012, 07:27:24 AM »
  Same hopes from the Great White North.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2012, 10:49:14 AM »
Just west of Baltimore: 36 hours scary winds & 48 hours of rain, even a few snowflakes at dawn....

I'm staying at a well timbered homestead and walking/living under 40 meter tall Oaks swaying in continuous 50mph & 70~ish gusts was unique, with all the trees low/no wind made it to ground level.

Power flickered on and off 25-30 times before it faded off in pulses like a stone skipping on water... I said that looks bad and it was 24 hours before it flickered again, all together off 48 hours so far. The bad part is the surges, 240V turning bulbs double-bright,etc..

One neighbor a ways away had generac propane back up, and cheesily kept outdoor floods on... Second night the next house down got a 3600 rpm screamer gen running for their frig/freezer so that's all anyone could hear all night, Hmnndumdumdum.

Anyhow... Resuming my road trip soon to snag parts for an Airstream restoration to offset fuel charge in by no shipping charges on huge sized items. If any photo ops present themselves Ill share 'em.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2012, 12:59:59 PM »
    Glad you are O.K. Dan.
"Even a blind squirrel will find an acorn once in a while"
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2012, 10:24:07 PM »
Sunday evening....about 8 power went off getting by on electricity powered by
me and the wife cranking the ped gen      pedaled an 1hr and a half to watch
TV for an 1hr and a half  plus various other times to enjoy the warm glow of
a 12 watt CFL ....LED's are nice but they seem harsh after a few hours .....
well anyway was like this until about this evening about 8 ....while I was
checking the battery and thinking down to 11.5 .....had to keep on cranking
to watch the last couple of minutes of wheel of fortune.
Would have been an hour or so of cranking.....but then the lights came on.....
Time to plug in the 10 amp 110 volt regular battery charger    *^($%# charging
with PedGen for awhile. LOL.
32 inch LED TV powered by 140/250 watt Whisper inverter (thanks Tom ....wife
doesn't like the pleasant soft whir of inverters with blowers....too noisy !
women !....Good Grief!)
Biggest problem didn't have a large enough inverter to run the blower on the
furnace.....Hey Glen You hear? ....last try 800 watts wasn't big enough.....
(will have to talk this over some day soon)
(11 o'clock ....Use to hear   "Did you take the dog out yet? "
well enough rambling....wish it could be every body only had this small of a
problem with Sandy.

wishing all of you guys and gals the best.....
Norm.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2012, 11:32:56 PM »
My mothers oil furnace takes along the lines of 1.6KW to start, and about 800w to keep moving..
Trying to make power from alternative energy any which way I can.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 04:26:03 AM »
From the Tidewater VA area...

Not a whole lot in terms of severe weather out my way, however I am to understand the oceanfront didn't fare quite so well.

The notable effects in my location were constant rain for approaching 60 hours, some tidal flooding, and a few gusts of wind that got my attention, but didn't fall into the "spooked" category.

These storms are never friendly; I've seen my fair share up close and personal, and this time it spared us, but wreaked havoc on up the line. Hopefully, property damage was the only casualty; personally, I haven't heard otherwise.

One thing for sure, that thing was massive... Typically, the storms we see here last all of 24 hours tops, followed by hot humid weather with a crystal clear sky. Not this time... 60 hours of solid rain, 72 hours plus of no sunlight, along with very cold weather (low of ~40F), patchy skies, and while not here, snow. Unheard of.

A peculiar storm indeed.

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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 04:36:06 AM »
* Wolvenar laughs

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very cold weather (low of ~40F)
Us northerners laugh at 40F..
In fact that's heavy tshirt, long sleeved shirt or light jacket ( gotta get those stylish things out sometime)
kinda weather.

It is sad seeing the damage done, I as well hope there are no living casualties.
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Re: Hurricane Sandy
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 04:43:25 AM »
Ok, got me there. :)

Should have used the word "unseasonably" or "abnormally" instead of "very". Point was, hurricanes here are never followed by a DROP in temperature, always a rise. A significant one in comparison to the temperature immediately preceding the storm.

This storm was about as atypical as they get. Want any stranger than Sandy, the storm would have to rebuild what it destroys as it makes its way out.  :o

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