40s for highs into next week; shot at 50+ readings by Thursday.
No rain looking out into next weekend.
Dry Halloween for Minnesota, Trick or Treat temperatures near 40 F. in the metro area.
1 in 100 year Storm for New York City? The latest on Sandy below.
In a tornado you want to be below ground, in a basement - but hurricanes call for "vertical evacuations"; 3rd or 4th floor of a well-constructed building. Inland flooding and week-long power outages may impact an almost unprecedented swath of the northeast, from DC to Philly, New York & Boston.
- To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Know your surroundings.
- Learn the elevation level of your property and whether the land is flood-prone. This will help you know how your property will be affected when storm surge or tidal flooding are forecasted.
- Identify levees and dams in your area and determine whether they pose a hazard to you.
- Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground. Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate.
- Make plans to secure your property:
- Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
- Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.
- Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed so they are more wind resistant.
- Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
- Reinforce your garage doors; if wind enters a garage it can cause dangerous and expensive structural damage.
- Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
- Determine how and where to secure your boat.
- Install a generator for emergencies.
- If in a high-rise building, be prepared to take shelter on or below the 10th floor.
- Consider building a safe room.
"From what I read, Hurricane Grace hit the NE US in Halloween 1991 and created the Perfect Storm. Of course, Minneapolis also got hit with the Halloween Blizzard of 1991 about the same time.
With Sandy bearing down on the NE Coast and with some predicting another Perfect Storm in that area, what is different in the Upper Midwest's atmospheric conditions that there isn't even a hint of snow here for this year, let alone a Blizzard? For those not meteorologically gifted, there would seem to be some parallel to 1991 conditiions and what's predicted for this year's Halloween's weather.
Please explain the difference in weather conditions between this year and 1991. Was there a connection between Grace and the Halloween Blizzard, and if so, why isn't that forecasted for this year? It's not like I miss 29" of snow, but would appreciate an explanation."
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota (and western Wisconsin too):
Photo credit above: "This is the first time an estimate of the nitrogen trapped in the Arctic permafrost has been released. Scientists had till now been using computer model based climate predictions."
The answer is number one, we’re not moving as fast as we need toAbsolutely true …
And there is a huge contrast in this campaign between myself and Governor RomneyAbsolutely true …
I am surprised it didn’t come up in one of the debates.Terrifyingly true … although President Obama and Vice President Biden literally had hours of opportunities to raise the issue since, after all, it is related to domestic and foreign policy, to budget issues and security, and to energy issues where we had President Obama and Mitt Romney arguing over who was the better friend to fossil fuels. (Hint … Romney did win this but the President made him work for the title.)"