The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive


t's wise to pipe this program to the pager of your choice.  The output is
retty long.


eather Conditions at 11:51 PM EDT on 18 Sep 2003 for New York JFK, NY.
Temp(F)    Humidity(%)    Wind(mph)    Pressure(in)    Weather
========================================================================
  72          94%          EAST at 29       30.08      Overcast

Forecast for New York, NY
937 PM EDT Thu Sep 18 2003

...Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect...

.Overnight...Very windy with showers developing...possibly a
thunderstorm. Lows in the mid 60s. East winds 30 to 40 mph with
gusts to around 50 mph possible...becoming southeast.
.Friday...Windy with showers likely...possibly some very strong
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 25 to 35 mph
with gusts to 45 mph possible during the morning...becoming south
and then gradually diminishing. Chance of showers 70 percent.
.Friday night...Mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms early
on...then becoming partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds
15 to 20 mph. Chance of showers 30 percent.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s.
.Saturday night...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s.
.Sunday...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s.
   Press Return to continue, M to return to menu, X to exit:

Sunday night...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 70s.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 70s.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 70.


                 *************************
                 Local hurricane statement
                 *************************
1127 PM EDT Thu Sep 18 2003

...A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for parts of northeast
New Jersey and southeast New York...

...Areas affected...
tropical storm force winds are forecast over the following
counties...

In northeast New Jersey...
Essex...Hudson...and Union.
   Press Return to continue, M to return to menu, X to exit:


In southeast New York...
Richmond (staten island)...Kings (brooklyn)...Queens...Nassau and
southwest Suffolk.

Also included is New York Harbor and the Atlantic coastal waters
from Sandy Hook NJ to Moriches Inlet NY out 20 nm.

...Storm information...

Tropical Storm Isabel will continue to move toward the northwest...
passing over Virginia overnight and across western Pennsylvania and
the eastern Great Lakes during Friday. Elsewhere a strong high
pressure system over northern New England will drift eastward.

...Wind forecast and impacts...

Although east winds have slackened off a bit during the past couple
of hours...sustained winds are expected to increase again to between
30 and 40 mph. Gusts between 40 and 50 mph remain possible
overnight into Friday morning. The winds will become southeast later
tonight and south on Friday as they gradually diminish. These
persistent and strong winds may down tree limbs and cause scattered
   Press Return to continue, M to return to menu, X to exit:

ower outages.

...Rainfall information...

The heaviest rainfall is forecast across the higher terrain of the
lower Hudson Valley and western Passaic and Bergen counties in New
Jersey...where 1 to 2 inches of rain is likely by days end Friday.
Three quarters of an inch to an inch of rain is expected for
portions in New York City...with lesser amounts across southern
Connecticut and Long Island. Localized urban and poor drainage
flooding is certainly a threat with some of the heavier bands of
rain.

...Storm tide forecast and impacts...

Tides currently around 2 feet above normal will gradually increase
to around 3 feet above normal by Friday afternoon. These tidal
departures are expected to cause minor coastal flooding around the
times of high tide overnight and minor to locally moderate coastal
flooding around the times of high tide Friday afternoon.

The following are expected departures at selected locations for the
overnight and Friday afternoon high tide cycle...
   Press Return to continue, M to return to menu, X to exit:



                                       minor    moderate
                                    flooding    flooding    forecast
location             time  tide lvl   begins      begins      height
                             (mllw)   (mllw)      (mllw)
overnight...
ocean...
Bergen Point NY      256 am     4.1                  8.5       6.8
The Battery nyc      310 am     3.6      6.7         8.0       6.2
Freeport creek NY    309 am     2.5      5.1         5.8       5.3

Long Island Sound...
Kings Point NY       604 am     6.1                 10.5       8.5
Bridgeport CT        613 am     5.8      8.9        10.4       8.1
Stamford CT          616 PM     6.2      9.5        11.1       8.8


                                       minor    moderate
                                    flooding    flooding    forecast
location             time  tide lvl   begins      begins      height
                             (mllw)   (mllw)      (mllw)

   Press Return to continue, M to return to menu, X to exit:

riday afternoon...
ocean...
Bergen Point NY      251 PM     4.9                  8.5       7.9
The Battery nyc      304 PM     4.4      6.7         8.0       7.4
Freeport creek NY    317 PM     3.0      5.1         5.8       6.0

Long Island Sound...
Kings Point NY       558 PM     6.7                 10.5       9.2
Bridgeport CT        626 PM     6.4      8.9        10.4       8.9
Stamford CT          629 PM     6.8      9.5        11.1       9.3


...Potential for severe weather...

There is a slight risk for severe weather Friday...mainly during the
afternoon...across northeastern New Jersey and extreme southeastern
New York state including the New York City metropolitan area. If
partial clearing occurs...environmental conditions will be favorable
for the development of scattered severe thunderstorms and isolated
tornadoes.

...Other impacts...

   Press Return to continue, M to return to menu, X to exit:

igh surf will continue to pound Atlantic facing shores through
Friday...resulting in widespread moderate to serious beach erosion.

...Next update...

The next statement will be issued by 6am. For weather hazards
affecting other areas...please refer to our latest special weather
statement.

Expires:191000 gmt

Generated by Mnemosyne 0.12.