Snowicane (Frankenstorm) Sandy Headed for NY -- Daily Intel
zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Oct 26 22:13:49 UTC 2012
On Oct 25, 2012, at 6:52 PM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Frankenstorm from the National Weather Service.
> Why Frankenstorm? Halloween and New Moon!
>> DESPITE A MODEST CLUSTER OF OUTLYING DETERMINISTIC SOLUTIONS AND
>> ENSEMBLE MEMBERS FROM THE VARIOUS MODELING CENTERS, THE LION'S SHARE
>> OF GUIDANCE INDICATES THAT THE CIRCULATION ASSOCIATED WITH HURRICANE
>> SANDY WILL PASS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE AMPLIFYING POLAR TROUGH OVER THE
>> EASTERN UNITED STATES TO BECOME INCORPORATED INTO A HYBRID VORTEX OVER
>> THE MID ATLANTIC AND NORTHEAST NEXT TUESDAY. THE HIGH DEGREE OF
>> BLOCKING FROM EASTERN NORTH AMERICA ACROSS THE ENTIRE ATLANTIC BASIN
>> IS EXPECTED TO ALLOW THIS UNUSUAL MERGER TO TAKE PLACE, AND ONCE THE
>> COMBINED GYRE MATERIALIZES, IT SHOULD SETTLE BACK TOWARD THE INTERIOR
>> NORTHEAST THROUGH HALLOWEEN, INVITING PERHAPS A GHOULISH NICKNAME FOR
>> THE CYCLONE ALONG THE LINES OF "FRANKENSTORM", AN ALLUSION TO MARY
>> SHELLEY'S GOTHIC CREATURE OF SYNTHESIZED ELEMENTS.
in a discussion of Franken- words, mostly having to do with GM crops:
Franken- hasn’t confined itself to the GM world. Here’s an extension (from Quinion’s World Wide Words #675 of 1/30/10) to other monstrous things:
Frankenstorm: The recent wild weather in California was the subject of a report from the Associated Press which appeared in various newspapers on Monday. Karen Courtenay read it in the Boston Globe: “A team of scientists hunkered down at the California Institute of Technology to work on a ‘Frankenstorm’ scenario – a mother lode wintry blast that could potentially sock the Golden State.
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