hurricanes http://kplu.org en 'Serious as a heart attack': Hurricane Sandy bearing down on eastern U.S. http://kplu.org/post/serious-heart-attack-hurricane-sandy-bearing-down-eastern-us The dreaded monster storm aiming for the eastern United States is barely keeping its hurricane status, but weather forecasters continue to sound the alarm: Hurricane Sandy will likely be one of the worst storms to strike in many, many years.<p>Weather forecaster Bryan Norcross at <a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/">Wunderground</a> isn't warning - he's shouting:<p><blockquote><p>"The threat from this situation is <a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/bnorcross/show.html?entrynum=19">serious as a heart attack</a> for anybody near the rising water."<p>"The ocean will rise along the c Sun, 28 Oct 2012 16:30:48 +0000 Korva Coleman 6865 at http://kplu.org 'Serious as a heart attack': Hurricane Sandy bearing down on eastern U.S. A hurricane once more, Sandy defies the rules http://kplu.org/post/hurricane-once-more-sandy-defies-rules It's still unclear whether Sandy will be a devastating storm or just a bad one.<p>It is clear, however, that Sandy will be remembered as the storm that broke all the rules and baffled the nation's top weather forecasters.<p>Early Saturday morning, the National Weather Service downgraded the storm from a hurricane to a tropical storm — only to return it to hurricane status a few hours later. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:46:32 +0000 Jon Hamilton 6859 at http://kplu.org A hurricane once more, Sandy defies the rules A break from drizzle coming Sunday, as the East preps for destruction http://kplu.org/post/break-drizzle-coming-sunday-east-preps-destruction <p>Lots of rain in the forecast, but a surprising break is coming on Sunday - at least if you're north of the Tacoma area.</p><p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 16:17:28 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6842 at http://kplu.org A break from drizzle coming Sunday, as the East preps for destruction Sunshine, and a record streak of dry days http://kplu.org/post/sunshine-and-record-streak-dry-days <p>Western Washington is wrapping up its driest August ever, says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p>And, with no precipitation in sight for the next two weeks, Mass says we may even break an all-time streak for the most consecutive days without rain. The record is 51 days, set in 1951.</p><p>"We are thirty-eight days in, right now," he says. "So, we certainly have a shot at the big record."</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:05:27 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6165 at http://kplu.org Sunshine, and a record streak of dry days