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Tropical connection NYC forum area Sun-Wed, 8/2-5/20- Tropical Storm Isaias

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I've seen strong wind storms in western Europe - Netherlands, Germany, Poland - where 20%+ of the treecover was felled over dozens to hundreds of square miles.  On the east coast of the US, tree damage tends to be much more localized, particularly in severe thunderstorms.  But I can imagine a scenario where we lose a lot more trees over a widespread area.  Saturated ground and widespread 80-100mph winds would do it.  And it will happen one day.

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2 minutes ago, eduggs said:

I've seen strong wind storms in western Europe - Netherlands, Germany, Poland - where 20%+ of the treecover was felled over dozens to hundreds of square miles.  On the east coast of the US, tree damage tends to be much more localized, particularly in severe thunderstorms.  But I can imagine a scenario where we lose a lot more trees over a widespread area.  Saturated ground and widespread 80-100mph winds would do it.  And it will happen one day.

We had tons of tree damage with the March 2010 Noreaster, Irene in 2011 and then Sandy in 2012 which all helped to thin the herd of weaker trees in the area. Granted it's been eight years but we're nowhere near as vulnerable. After Sandy a lot of wires were put underground as well.

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1 minute ago, dWave said:

winds picking back up a little now

yep, *just* as I got back home from an hour walking in the park with no wind. <sigh>

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19 minutes ago, jm1220 said:

Other than the hurricane force gust at FRG and the LBI gust, what other hurricane force gusts have there been in this area? The winds definitely did verify if not the craziness the Euro/UKMET had. 

Gilgo had a 76 mph gust.  I'm sure there were others but we won't know. 

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5 minutes ago, Parsley said:

What have been the wind reports across Long Island? Anything over 70 mph?

FRG 78

Giglo 76

I'm sure there were more. 

 

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There are insane amount of down trees and lines calls coming from the NYPD dispatcher right now.

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7 minutes ago, Parsley said:

What have been the wind reports across Long Island? Anything over 70 mph?

Farmingdale 78mph, Gilgo Beach 76mph etc. 

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Pretty extensive power outages on the Con Ed map.  Some traffic lights out around here. I'm told neighborhoods just to east closer to I-95 near co op city with widespread power outages.

Sun out like a light switch , clouds racing through 

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it hit like a wall here. it was calm and then the wind suddenly roared from the west

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1 hour ago, Snowlover11 said:

westchester county luckily survived from major damage, call me a weenie if you want but was a dud here, obviously not for others in our forum.  stay safe everyone.

Not up in here in croton.  Trees down everywhere and power outages.

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8 minutes ago, Nibor said:

Wow winds here are comparable to what we had earlier today. Impressive. 

wow  I think its worse, and more sustained strong winds

Cant say I've ever experienced powerful winds with bright sunshine in the summer before. If it wasn't for the greenery it's look more like a powerful cold frontal passage in November 

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23 minutes ago, Rjay said:

FRG 78

Giglo 76

I'm sure there were more. 

 

 

22 minutes ago, jm1220 said:

Farmingdale 78mph, Gilgo Beach 76mph etc. 

Thanks, make sense based on the visual reports I'm hearing.

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Now that Isaias is moving out would you all say this busted under, over, or roughly as predicted?

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