Friday, August 26, 2011

8-26-11: road collapse, hurricanes past and future, that damn moon

Unicycle festival.

New York Times in the area.

Damn the moon:
Meteorologist Jeff Masters, director of the Weather Underground website, said flooding caused by Hurricane Irene could be worse than usual, because the storm will be making landfall during a new moon.
During new and full moons, the sun, Earth, and the moon are arranged in a straight line, with the sun and moon intensifying each other's gravitational pull on Earth. The result is more severe tidal fluctuations--low tides are lower than usual, but more to the point, high tides are higher.

Hurricanes of the past in New York.

The future:

Saturday Night: Rain likely and possibly a thunderstorm, then rain after 8pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Low around 65. Windy, with a light wind becoming east between 23 and 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Sunday: Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. High near 72. Very windy, with a northeast wind between 38 and 47 mph, with gusts as high as 60 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts in excess of 4 inches possible.

Sunday Night: Rain likely before 2am. Mostly cloudy and windy, with a low around 59. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Football, Ichabod Crane.

Road collapsed in Hudson.

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