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tdb1977
10-24-2012, 03:08 PM
Pretty simple. Place your guess to the highest wind gust the summit will receive from the storm that will include "Sandy". All guesses will need to be in by 12:00 AM Monday morning. Anyone can join in the fun. Models are showing this system *could* move directly into New England and the summit should have experience some wicked weather from this storm. Closest to the correct number will be the winner. Final number will be determined from the F6 report. Good luck!

BAXTERCA2
10-24-2012, 03:23 PM
I'm going to take the high ground on this one :p

My guess is 127

Snow Miser
10-24-2012, 04:39 PM
I'm going to guess 115. :cool:

tdb1977
10-25-2012, 06:58 AM
I'm going to go with a nice stiff breeze of 121 mph.


Guesses so far:

Snow Miser 115
TDB1977 121
BaxterCA2 127

sdways01
10-25-2012, 08:22 AM
107 mph for me

whitemtnvisitor
10-25-2012, 08:54 AM
Thinking this might not be a real big deal on MW - 89 mph

tdb1977
10-25-2012, 11:06 AM
Added the new guesses in:

Whitemtnvisitor 89
sdways01 107
Snow Miser 115
TDB1977 121
BaxterCA2 127

Breeze
10-25-2012, 08:45 PM
not yet seeing all I want to see with the forecast, but I'm going to see " the Prez" @ 127 and raise that high wind bid to 144 mph.

Mind you, I DON'T want that whistling over my head or any one elses, but don't forget Sandy is blocked into the western part of the North Atlantic Basin by Tony.

My best scenario would keep both of them Fish Storms.

Breeze

BAXTERCA2
10-25-2012, 09:37 PM
Reaching a bit there my friend Breeze :)
Bottom line..... be safe all

PS: who's Tony? is there another storm out there, runs to NOAA website

Anna LeBlanc
10-25-2012, 09:39 PM
I'll say 95!

________
Anna

tdb1977
10-26-2012, 04:27 AM
Tony was another tropical system that made an exit stage right out to sea and has since gone bye bye until 2018.

And now to add the additional guesses:

Whitemtnvisitor 89
Anna LeBlanc 95
sdways01 107
Snow Miser 115
TDB1977 121
BaxterCA2 127
Breeze 144

We have a nice range of guesses for this one. I know more people want to throw their hat into the ring. We won't bite, at least not to hard ;)

Moa57
10-26-2012, 08:54 PM
Almost top end of a Cat 4, hopefully for the rest of New England I'm wrong, but I'm guessing 155mph.................make sure that Marty is secure........

KathyC
10-27-2012, 04:35 AM
I'll say 148

tdb1977
10-27-2012, 11:32 AM
Two more guesses are in:

Whitemtnvisitor 89
Anna LeBlanc 95
sdways01 107
Snow Miser 115
TDB1977 121
BaxterCA2 127
Breeze 144
KathyC 148
Moa57 155

I want to also say, everyone being affected by this system, please be careful. This surely will be on to never forget about. Even in Western PA where I am, they are calling for flooding rains, high winds, and higher elevation snows from this system.

Charlie
10-27-2012, 07:47 PM
Im going with 130

tdb1977
10-27-2012, 08:46 PM
Got your guess in Charlie.

Whitemtnvisitor 89
Anna LeBlanc 95
sdways01 107
Snow Miser 115
TDB1977 121
BaxterCA2 127
Charlie 130
Breeze 144
KathyC 148
Moa57 155

sunny2
10-28-2012, 07:06 AM
My guess: 92mph

Stay safe everyone.

tdb1977
10-28-2012, 08:03 AM
Whitemtnvisitor 89
sunny2 92
Anna LeBlanc 95
sdways01 107
Snow Miser 115
TDB1977 121
BaxterCA2 127
Charlie 130
Breeze 144
KathyC 148
Moa57 155

Snow Miser
10-29-2012, 06:13 PM
Well, most of us are out of the race as of 6:15pm. 134.2 mph so far. Good luck Breeze, KathyC, and Moa57!

tdb1977
10-29-2012, 06:13 PM
A tweet from The Weather Channel - Hurricane Central ‏@twc_hurricane

Speaking of mountains, Mt. Washington NH has a sustained wind of 101 mph this hour with a peak gust of 134 mph. #Sandy

So, if it doesn't increase, Charlie will be the big winner. Still a lot of time to go!

Snow Miser
10-29-2012, 06:16 PM
Oops! Reread the rules. Charlie is the closest so far. :)

Charlie
10-29-2012, 07:25 PM
Sounds good to me

Charlie
10-29-2012, 09:04 PM
im out its 138

tdb1977
10-30-2012, 05:57 AM
F6 report is showing 140 yesterday was the top number. This puts Breeze in the lead. Will be interesting to see what the numbers look like today as the low pressure system that is the remains of Sandy turn north and head up towards the MW.

I really hope everyone has come out of this system in really good shape. NYC took it on the chin last night. It was incredible seeing the flooding from the surge. Day light today will reveal a lot, I am sure!

Breeze
10-30-2012, 12:22 PM
Not a contest I'm happy to be leading....... there are many people suffering hardship, loss, and incredible difficulty going forward for an uncertain length of time ahead.

I remember as a kid going to my grandparents home in Waterbury CT, seeing the riverfront business district along that stretch of the Housatonic River bearing flood level markings from storms before my time.

Where I live-- West Bethel/Gilead ME line, Sandy was a snore, that big blow went way over our heads. Oh yeah, the river ( Androscoggin) and the tributaries all jumped up, but we've had un-named fall rainstorms do as much if not more.

Everyone...... STAY safe in the aftermath of Sandy.

Breeze

whitemtnvisitor
10-30-2012, 09:00 PM
Congrats Breeze... I think you've got it.!! I live just west of Waterbury & for the most part, it's been wind damage that's the problem around here. Wires & trees down as expected,(and then some) but the electrical sub stations have seemed to encounter more problems than they usually do. It's almost tornado like in the fact that one person's yard is destroyed, yet their neighbor's yard might not even need to be raked. It's weird. Down at the coast though, it's been a different story. Unconfirmed wind gusts of 80mph+ at spots, and a huge storm surge. Not much is still known here with intermittent tv & internet, but the people with real problems seem to be in NYC & Jersey. NYC was calling for 11 foot storm surges, which were doubled from what Irene brought last year, but I hear they experienced over 14 foot storm surges. Good luck to all... anywhere that you are being affected by the storm.

tdb1977
10-31-2012, 06:07 AM
Yesterday - the highest wind gust the summit had, according to the F6 report, was 110 mph. Unless there is hidden power in the remains of Sandy, Breeze, I'm going to go ahead and declare you the winner off this contest. Congratulations!

As far as Sandy, wow, what a mess she has caused! Its almost imcomprehendable the damage that occured. I'm still speechless when I see a picture of that tanker stuck ashore in NY. Absolutely incredible! From the flooding in NYC and Atlantic City, to the beach erosion along the coast, to the all out blizzard in WV, this system will go be burned into our memories for a long time. God speed to everyone recovering from this storm.

Snow Miser
10-31-2012, 02:48 PM
Congratulations Breeze!!!

KathyC
11-01-2012, 06:05 AM
Last night I was watching the news and they announced that the highest wind speed from Sandy was on Mt. Washington, 139 MPH.

I'm in North Jersey just outside of Manhattan, we lost our power on Monday evening and it's still out. We have a generator, but are usuing it sparingly because of the gas situation. My boyfriend has a box truck he has been taking it out of there to use it. Other then that, we're fine, no damage to the house or anything so I am very thankful for that.