Sunday, October 19, 2008

October 16-19, 2008 Forecast Results

The Weather Alternative's long-range forecast for Oct 16-19 pinpointed tropical storm or hurricane activity south of Puerto Rico. This was fulfilled in Hurricane Omar.

The forecast also called for a strong low pressure system over the Northeast and eastern Canada. The Accuweather map at left shows a low that developed over the Northeast on the 17th. By the 18th, sustained northeast winds of 10 to 20 mph were felt along the eastern seaboard.

On the 17th, Canada reported the following:

Warnings Salluit - Raglan Lake4:06 PM EDT Friday 17 October 2008Severe wind warning for Salluit - Raglan Lake issued
Southwest winds reaching 90 km/h over this area overnight.

A low pressure system will move across Hudson Bay in the few nexthours. Ahead of this system strong southwest winds will develop this evening and will persist through Saturday morning over extreme northern Qu├ębec.

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