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    Sandy Takes Aim

    By Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather chief meteorologist
    10/26/2012, 4:55:44 AM

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    Friday 9 AM

    Sandy continues to threaten the Northeast, and in the area where is comes ashore, there will be damaging winds knocking down trees and cutting power, flooding rain and, at the coast, a dangerous storm surge. Time of that is crucial, because we will be close to the time of the full moon, and range between high tide and low tide is greatest then. This map shows the track forecasts of a wide variety of computer models. Why the differences? Each one has its own way of ingesting data and handling the intricate math associated with second order nonlinear differential equations. A big problem is we simply do not have data for every place in the atmosphere.


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    This video discusses where the storm is heading now, what should happen next, and what some of the effects will be. Unfortunately, this kind of storm can affect millions and cost billions.

    The views expressed are those of the author and not necessarily those of AccuWeather, Inc. or AccuWeather.com

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