Stormy in the E. Atlantic......
A cluster of convection is over the far Eastern Atlantic. Some slow development is not out of the question though shear is strong & even if there is development, the system would likely get swept north or east this late in the season given how far south upper level trough & frontal systems are penetrating over the Atlantic.
No other areas of concern....
is moving into the NW Atlantic & Canada but has left areas devastated by "Sandy" reeling yet again. "Sandy" info. continues to roll in:
** the cost is estimated to be 50 billion but could soar as high as $100 billion. Early indications are that the superstorm will be more costly than either "Ike" or "Andrew" -- click here
** upper level dry air wrapping into the storm as it transitioned to post-tropical made forecasting "Sandy's" track & effects more problematic (though warnings were -- in the end -- excellent both on timing & location -- click here
** the European model was superior to many others on forecasting a severe coastal strike as long as 4-6 days beforehand (however, had problems developing "Sandy" in the Caribbean) - click here
. I posted about the forecast models' handling of "Sandy" last week - click here
** coastal development has its dangers as "Sandy" -- & other hurricanes -- have shown. Click here
for stories on coastal living (from FOX News & the Assoc. Press respectively)
JEA is working hard to help restore power in parts of Maryland & New Jerssey. Photos below are JEA workers, some crews will work up to Thanksgiving or even longer!
The Salvation Army is also working hard to help with recovery after "Sandy" -- click here for the video.