Hurricane Sandy http://kplu.org en Mass: Friday is the Calm before First Big Storm of Season http://kplu.org/post/mass-friday-calm-first-big-storm-season <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Today is the calm before the storm," says KPLU weather expert Cliff Mass.</span></p><p>The first big storm of the season will hit the Northwest on Saturday, and it's expected to produce winds strong enough to cause power outages and trigger snowfall in the mountains at elevations low enough to cover the passes.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:48:21 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10772 at http://kplu.org Mass: Friday is the Calm before First Big Storm of Season Awash With Love: Storm Resurfaces 1940s Letters http://kplu.org/post/awash-love-storm-resurfaces-1940s-letters The weekend after Superstorm Sandy, Kathleen Chaney and her son Patrick stumbled upon a bundle of letters while they were walking along the New Jersey shore near her home.<p>The letters were tied with a pink ribbon and thoroughly soaked. Some of the beautiful handwriting had blurred. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:31:08 +0000 7190 at http://kplu.org Awash With Love: Storm Resurfaces 1940s Letters Mild but damp weekend coming http://kplu.org/post/mild-damp-weekend-coming <p></p><p>The heavy rain we saw earlier this week was part of an "atmospheric river" carrying moisture across the Pacific, but it's gone now, and off-and-on showers will be the norm for the next few days, says Cliff Mass, KPLU's weather expert and a professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington.</p><p>Northwest dampness comes as the rest of the country is drying out, and Mass says that's good news for President Obama. He <a href="http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2012/11/election-day-weather-and-political.html">cites research that shows Republicans do better when it's rainy</a> on Election Day, and Democrats do better when it's dry. Fri, 02 Nov 2012 16:19:57 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6935 at http://kplu.org Coast Guard Probing Tall Ship's Sinking; Captain Had Spoken About Hurricanes http://kplu.org/post/coast-guard-probing-tall-ships-sinking-captain-had-spoken-about-hurricanes <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDneMuO7-U</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:13:32 +0000 Mark Memmott 6934 at http://kplu.org Coast Guard Probing Tall Ship's Sinking; Captain Had Spoken About Hurricanes Oregon students wait out Sandy with Shakespeare http://kplu.org/post/oregon-students-wait-out-sandy-shakespeare <p>PORTLAND, Ore. — A group of Oregon high school students waited out Superstorm Sandy by reading aloud from "A Midsummer Night's Dream."</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 16:50:48 +0000 The Associated Press 6892 at http://kplu.org A Bright Light During Dark Days: Bloomberg's Sign Language Star http://kplu.org/post/video-bloombergs-sign-language-star-bright-light-dark-days <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20HjI9UNPKA</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:55:16 +0000 Mark Memmott 6887 at http://kplu.org A Bright Light During Dark Days: Bloomberg's Sign Language Star Sandy Deals New York City Flooding, Fire And Blackouts http://kplu.org/post/sandy-deals-new-york-city-flooding-fire-and-blackouts People across the New York metropolitan area confronted scenes of devastation from <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/10/30/163930440/the-latest-on-sandy-superstorm-heads-north-after-crushing-coast" target="_blank">Superstorm Sandy</a> on Tuesday: widespread flooding, power and transportation outages and a wind-swept fire that tore through dozens of houses in the borough of Queens.<p>At least 33 deaths in eight states were reported as Sandy pummeled the East Coast with 80 mph winds and severed power to more than 8.1 million customers, according to The Associated Press. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:45:54 +0000 Scott Neuman 6886 at http://kplu.org Sandy Deals New York City Flooding, Fire And Blackouts Sandy wallops lower Manhattan, leaving it dark and flooded http://kplu.org/post/sandy-wallops-lower-manhattan-leaving-it-dark-and-flooded New York City has been experiencing the brunt of Sandy. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/10/28/nyregion/hurricane-sandy.html?hp"><em>The New York Times</em> reports</a> that one death has been reported when a tree fell on a man's house in Queens. NPR's Margot Adler reports that the New York State Homeland Security and Emergency Services estimates four others are dead. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 03:03:07 +0000 Eyder Peralta 6885 at http://kplu.org Sandy wallops lower Manhattan, leaving it dark and flooded Hurricane Sandy's Economic Impact Likely To Be Immense http://kplu.org/post/hurricane-sandys-economic-impact-likely-be-immense Economists will need many days — maybe weeks or months — to assess the financial harm being done by Hurricane Sandy. But whatever the final figure, it will be huge, well into the tens of billions of dollars.<p>More than 60 million Americans are feeling the impact of the weather monster slamming New York, New Jersey, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and many other states. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:06:59 +0000 Marilyn Geewax 6882 at http://kplu.org Hurricane Sandy's Economic Impact Likely To Be Immense East Coast braces for Sandy http://kplu.org/post/east-coast-braces-sandy "The time for preparing and talking is about over." That's the message from Craig Fugate, the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency as Hurricane Sandy, the monstrous superstorm that's churning its way to the U.S. East Coast, threatening millions of people.<p>In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the evacuation of low-lying neighborhoods, including lower Manhattan. Both New York and Philadelphia ordered their transit systems closed — as did<a href="http://www.wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=5362" target="_blank"> Washington, D.C</a>. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 17:45:15 +0000 6866 at http://kplu.org East Coast braces for Sandy '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.