October 28th, 2012 at 5:14 pm by under Kevin Orpurt's Blog, Weather, WTHI Blog

By now, most everyone has become aware of one of the worst Atlantic storms in recorded history.  We will feel the impact of the storm here in the Wabash Valley, mainly through gusty wind and cooler than normal temperatures.  The east coast is going to get hit hard.  One of the main threats in a storm like this is the storm surge.  That is, the rise of water along the coastline.  The FULL MOON will play a significant role in making this storm surge even larger than it might be at another time.  That’s because the Moon causes tides to be naturally higher.  The influence of the Moon on this storm should not be underestimated.  In addition to the high wind and heavy rain, the expected storm surge will be expecially damaging.  This is another example of how the Moon impacts our weather.  Here are some links for you to follow concerning this extreme storm:  http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/updates-sandys-catastrophic-im/746423; http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/sandy

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