An Interesting Coincidence?
10/30/2012 4 Comments
While we are watching the damage in New York City, one has to wonder if it has happened before? Before there was global climate change, which some of our local lefties want to blame on climate change. They are having a hard time distinguishing between climate change and weather.
That said, there was a 13.88 storm tide in the current storm. In the Great Hurricane of 1821 it was a 11.2 foot wall of water. The difference this time is that the surge came at high tide with a full moon while in 1821, amazingly the surge came at low tide.
The 1821 Hurricane was one of four recorded tropical cyclones that have made landfall in New York City. One was the 1893 hurricane, another Irene 2011 and then Sandy in 2012. Technically these storms touched land first elsewhere before battering New York, but the Big Apple was swamped by the storm surge.
Ironically the 1821 hurricane was the last of 4 such recorded storms to target NYC from 1815 to 1821 during the Dalton solar minimum, a period not unlike the current period when Irene and Sandy hit in successive years.
We live in a chaotic world driven by chaotic cycles. Sometimes we have an opportunity to observe one of these cycles and wonder, are they related.