الأربعاء، 31 أكتوبر 2012

شعبية الرئيس باراك اوباما





تنبيه لأخبار السياسة
استطلاع ما بعد ABC يعطي أوباما على درجات عالية للاستجابة العاصفة

إعلان


نحو ثمانية من كل 10 من الناخبين المحتملين يقولون الرئيس أوباما قام بعمل "ممتاز" أو "جيد" التعامل مع العاصفة التي اجتاحت الساحل الشرقي، وفقا لأحدث إصدار من واشنطن بوست وشبكة ايه استطلاع تتبع الأخبار. تقريبا ما يصل إعطاء ملاحظات إيجابية للاستجابة الحكومة الاتحادية عموما. حتى ثلثي أولئك الذين يدعمون الحزب الجمهوري ميت رومني في الانتخابات الرئاسية الأسبوع المقبل ويقول أوباما في حالة جيدة في هذا المجال.


Sandy Brings Hurricane-Force Gusts After New Jersey Landfall

Sandy Brings Hurricane-Force Gusts After New Jersey Landfall

Oct 29, 2012 10:53 pm ET
(Updates with hurricane-force gusts in first paragraph. For more coverage of Sandy see EXT 5 <GO>.)
Oct. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Sandy, now a powerful wintry storm, made landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey, battering New York with hurricane-force wind gusts.
The system came ashore near Atlantic City, New Jersey, at 8 p.m. New York time, and by 9 p.m. the National Hurricane Center said it was receiving reports of hurricane-force wind gusts over Long Island and the New York metropolitan areas. Sandy is no longer a hurricane because it’s drawing energy from temperature differences and not the ocean, making the transition to a superstorm that may push a wall of water ashore in the Northeast and lash the East with wind, rain and snow.
As of 9 p.m. Eastern time, Sandy was 15 miles (24 kilometers) northwest of Atlantic City, moving west-northwest at 21 miles per hour with top sustained winds of 80 mph. It’s forecast to turn north by tomorrow and cross through Pennsylvania to reach New York on Oct. 31, the center said.
Rains are soaking the mid-Atlantic states, 3 feet (0.9 meters) of snow may fall in the Appalachians and a record- breaking storm surge may wash over Manhattan’s Battery Park.
Sandy’s winds had stretched to about 1,100 miles from end to end earlier today, according to the National Hurricane Center. It was the largest tropical system on record, forecasters said. A wind gust to 79 mph was reported at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, and another to 90 mph was reported at Islip, New York, the center said in the 9 p.m. Eastern time advisory.
Storm Tides
Tides along the coast will be near their peak when the storm goes ashore, which may mean record amounts of water washing onto land, according to Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
“These may be the highest storm tides ever recorded going back a century,” Masters said by telephone. “We’re looking, potentially, at a very expensive disaster for New York City.”
Sandy is so large that the storm will be felt along the East Coast from Maine to Virginia, Masters said.
“The timing certainly matters, but the location isn’t that important because some of the strongest winds are quite a ways removed from the center,” Masters said. “It’s a superstorm, it’s aptly named in terms of its size, its low central pressure, the weird angle it’s taking, the lateness of the season.”
--Editors: Paul Gordon, Robert Fenner

Hurricane Sandy


Hurricane Sandy was a late-season tropical cyclone that brought catastrophic effects to portions of the Caribbean, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States. Sandy was the largest Atlantic hurricane in diameter on record; its winds stretched approximately 1,100 miles from end to end.[1][2] The eighteenth tropical cyclone and named storm and tenth hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Sandy developed from a tropical wave in the western Caribbean Sea on October 21. It became a tropical depression, quickly strengthened, and was upgraded to a tropical storm six hours later. Sandy moved slowly northward toward the Greater Antilles and gradually intensified.
On October 24, Sandy was upgraded to a hurricane, shortly before making landfall in Jamaica. Upon moving farther north, Sandy re-entered water and made its second landfall in Cuba during the early morning of October 25 as a Category 2 hurricane. During the late evening of October 25, Sandy weakened to Category 1 strength; in the early hours of October 26, it headed north through the Bahamas.[3] Sandy briefly weakened to a tropical storm in the early morning hours of October 27, then restrengthened to a Category 1 hurricane later that morning. Just before 8 a.m. EDT on October 29, Sandy turned to the north-northwest and started to make its expected approach towards the U.S. coast, still maintaining Category 1 strength. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) announced that the storm had come ashore about 8 p.m. EDT 5 miles southwest of Atlantic City, New Jersey.[4] On October 29, 2012, at 7 p.m. EDT, Sandy was declared a post-tropical cyclone.[5]
Sandy's impact on the United States affected at least 22 states, stretching from Florida to New England with tropical storm force winds stretching far inland and mountain snows in West Virginia. The cyclone brought a storm surge to New York City on the evening of October 29, with numerous streets and tunnels flooded in Lower Manhattan and other areas of the city.[6]