Sandy/Nor'easter hybrid could strike Connecticut soon after FurFright
Sometimes furries plan more then just the weekend for their conventions, some even staying until late Monday or Tuesday morning. Those attending FurFright in Connecticut this weekend might be well-advised not to stick around for too long, as two major storm systems are looking to converge somewhere along the east coast. Many in the press are calling this event "Frankenstorm" (and I thought furries were bad with the pun neologisms).
Hurricane Sandy currently resides off the coast of Florida and is heading in a north direction. Meanwhile, in the Midwest, a storm front known as a nor'easter is heading east. These two types of storm when taken separately are not anything to take lightly; combined, they are sure to cause great devastation.
The current question is where. Some models have it landing as far south as Virginia, but other models have Sandy going north and in the direction of Long Island and Connecticut. It would be estimated to arrive in Connecticut late Monday to Tuesday. However, conditions could worsen even before then, as the storm is about 800 miles in diameter.
While Sandy would have lowered to a tropical storm by the time it gets that far north, it will still be a major storm, perhaps unprecedented for the area. There will be no way to get out of the state and even neighboring states safely once it arrives, so if you do plan to stay plan to be hunkered down for a lot longer then you originally anticipated. Expect these storm conditions to last more then a day or two once they arrive – with the cleanup in the aftermath, it could leave you stranded even longer.
Over the past 24 hours the odds of a direct hit on Connecticut have gone down, but it is essential that furries attending the convention keep an eye on the weather every once in a while for more information. Keep in mind, this storm's track doesn't have to hit directly to cause a bad situation, and that while the center of the storm will arrive late Monday the conditions could change well before that given the storm size.
Be safe this FurFright.